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A Rickmansworth primary school is judged to be 'good' by Ofsted

Watford Observer:

12:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The acting headteacher of St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, said "the proof of the pudding is in the eating", following the latest inspection by representatives from the education watchdog.

Elderly man who went missing this morning found safe

Watford Observer:

12:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary launched a search for Usko Rinta-Aho after concerns rose for his welfare when he went missing at about 9am.

Hundreds celebrate a South Oxhey school's 60th anniversary

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Woodhall Primary School, in Woodhall Lane, opened its doors to those generations who were taught at one of the oldest education establishments on the estate.

Teenager released on bail following theft from Sports Direct

Watford Observer:

5:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The 17-year-old from Watford was arrested on suspicion of theft after items were stolen from Sports Direct yesterday.

Carpenders Park school unveils new early years foundation stage unit

Watford Observer:

3:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Staff, parents, pupils and governors gathered at St Meryl School, in The Mead, last Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the new facility.

Vicarage Road to close this week for resurfacing works

Watford Observer:

1:29pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The work will be carried out in Vicarage Road from Brightwells Farm Cottages to Hill View from today until next Monday.

Hundreds more join the fight against Hertfordshire County Council's proposed bus cuts

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The council plans to scrap nearly half of the county’s service routes in a bid to save at least £700,000 from the annual budget.

Watford betting shop assistant, Amy Connelly, leaves The X Factor

Watford Observer:

5:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

The 25-year-old, whose first audition reduced Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to tears when she gave a “captivating” performance, split the judges’ opinion when she reached the arena round.

Gas leak shuts central Watford road

Watford Observer:

3:59pm Monday 15th September 2014

Firefighters and police were called to Water Lane at 3pm following concerns that a gardener had damaged an underground gas pipe.

Teenager arrested in Watford town centre following theft from Sports Direct

Watford Observer:

4:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

The 17-year-old from Watford was arrested in St Mary’s Road after items were stolen from Sports Direct.

Water works to be carried out in main Croxley Green road this week

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

Motorists are being warned of delays in Watford Road from tomorrow until Thursday as Affinity Water engineers repair a communication pipe.

Rickmansworth road closed until next month

Watford Observer:

2:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

Bury Lane will be shut from today at the junction with Bury Meadows.

Family of teenager who died from heart arrhythmia donates defibrillator to golf club

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Seven years after 19-year-old Daniel Smith passed away from heart arrhythmia, his mother, Gwen Mullins and his sister, Amy Smith, donated a defibrillator to Sandy Lodge Golf Club.

Bus cut proposals show 'blatant discrimination' against vulnerable people, say Three Rivers politicians

Watford Observer:

11:50am Thursday 11th September 2014

Hertfordshire County Council is proposing to withdraw funding from 52 of the 119 bus route services that run after 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday and services that run on Sundays.

Missing woman, Karen Paddick, found safe

Watford Observer:

10:14am Thursday 11th September 2014

Police began searching for Karen Paddick, 49, after she was reported missing yesterday.

Part of the Watford Ring Road to be shut from today until Friday

Watford Observer:

1:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Motorists are being warned of delays on Beechen Grove while one lane is shut this week.

Police search for missing woman, Karen Paddick, from Mill End

Watford Observer:

9:42am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Police are searching for a Mill End woman who has gone missing.

Severe delays on the M1 due to a multi-vehicle crash

Watford Observer:

9:21am Wednesday 10th September 2014

One lane is closed and traffic is queuing on the M1 southbound past Junction 5 (Watford, A41) due to a serious crash.

Paralympian from Bushey opens new leisure centre gym

Watford Observer:

5:33pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Derek Derenalagi, who cut the ribbon to open Bushey Grove Leisure Centre’s new £250,000 gym on Saturday, is in training for the Invictus Games this week.

Delays expected in main Rickmansworth road

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Multi-way signals will be in place in London Road, near Batchworth Park Golf Club, from today until next Wednesday.

Police officers to take on Rickmansworth rugby team in community event

Watford Observer:

11:50am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Residents are invited to the match between Hertfordshire Constabulary officers and Chess Valley RFC, on Sunday, September 28.

Traffic chaos on the M25 after lorry bursts into flames

Watford Observer:

10:46am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Tailbacks are going as a far back as Watford after a lorry burst into flames on the M25 clockwise this morning.

Delays expected as investigations into the Croxley Rail Link continue this week

Watford Observer:

10:10am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Motorists can expect delays on Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green, as stop and go boards are in place between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Croxfest receives 'tremendous' support

Watford Observer:

6:01pm Monday 8th September 2014

Thousands gathered on The Green for the annual Croxfest at the weekend

Colourful entries at the Sarratt Horticultural Society's autumn show

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

Saturday’s show saw 266 entries from 49 entrants, including seven children, at Sarratt Village Hall, in The Green.

Bushey streets swept clean by council staff and fast food litter picks

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

A litter pick was organised by Hertsmere Borough Council and McDonald’s as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Love Where You Live Campaign.

Watford couple too frightened to sleep after intruder sneaks into house

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

Craig Toms was asleep downstairs with his girlfriend, Rebecca Tetley, when the pair was woken by an alarm after someone crept through an open window in their Church Road home.

Police release CCTV image after more than £300 is stolen from Radlett bank

Watford Observer:

10:30am Friday 5th September 2014

Between 11.45am and noon on Thursday, June 6, in NatWest, in Watling Street, an offender asked that a large amount of money be changed into different denominations more than once.

Hertsmere Borough Council staff support Cycle to Work Day

Watford Observer:

8:30am Friday 5th September 2014

The national day, championed by Paralympic cycling star Dame Sarah Storey, aims to encourage as many as possible to take to two wheels and cycle to their workplace.

Croxley Green woman calling on Transport For London to let her to turn disused land into a vegetable patch

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Jacqueline Burns, 48, has lived at her Frankland Road home since October and has repeatedly applied to the transport network to turn the land behind her garden into an agricultural area.

Macmillan coffee morning to be held at Watford Rural Parish Council

Watford Observer:

2:10pm Thursday 4th September 2014

The coffee morning will be held in the parish hall in Oxhey Drive on Friday, September 26.

Croxfest noise levels to be monitored 'every 30 minutes' after public nuisance complaint

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Three Rivers District Council’s licensing committee considered an application to have the volume turned down on the popular festival after a complaint was lodged about the "noise pollution" residents have to endure once a year.

Residents opposing Rickmansworth golf club plans to extend alcohol and music licence

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Batchworth Park Golf Club’s current licence permits regulated entertainment, late night refreshment and the supply of alcohol indoors until 11pm Sunday to Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Part of a main Radlett road closed until October

Watford Observer:

11:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

Mains renewal works will be carried out by Affinity Water.

Motorists warned of delays in Watford as work is carried out in Hempstead Road

Watford Observer:

10:57am Thursday 4th September 2014

Affinity Water will be installing a new water service outside the Lanchester Building.

St Margaret's School in Bushey welcomes new head teacher

Watford Observer:

5:50pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Rose Hardy has taken on the senior post at St Margaret's Bushey, in Merry Hill Road.

South Oxhey man who learned to ride a bike last year will tackle Iron Man triathlon

Watford Observer:

4:50pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Adam Newell, of Crowborough Path, will take on the epic challenge in Tenby, in South Wales, later this month.

Men released on bail following South Oxhey beauty salon burglary

Watford Observer:

12:27pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A heat lamp and hundreds of pounds in cash was taken from Krisalis Beauty salon.

Betting shop assistant from Watford gives a 'captivating' performance on The X Factor

Watford Observer:

11:10am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Amy Connelly walked into The X Factor studios and stunned judges with her rendition of With You.

Three men arrested after South Oxhey beauty salon was broken into

Watford Observer:

9:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called shortly after 2.50am following reports that Krisalis Beauty salon had been broken in to.

Police storm property in north Watford

Watford Observer:

4:28pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Metropolitan Police officers from the London Regional Asset Recovery Team (LRART) searched the address in Cecil Street at 6am.

Two cars crash in busy north Watford road this afternoon

Watford Observer:

3:55pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

North Western Avenue was blocked after a silver Ford Focus and black Audi A3 crashed near the Shell petrol station.

Traffic signals in central Watford this week while Affinity Water carries out work

Watford Observer:

2:57pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Three-way traffic lights will be positioned in Upton Road from today until Thursday, between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Motorists warned of delays in Rickmansworth this week

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Multi-way signals will be in place in Uxbridge Road at the junction with Springwell Lane while BT engineers carry out work.

Watford Royal Mail delivery office to open on Sundays

Watford Observer:

12:23pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The Caxton Way office will be open between noon and 4pm from Sunday in an initiative designed to make it easier for online shoppers not at home during weekdays to collect their parcels.

Thousands of people to run around Harefield Hospital during annual fun run today

Watford Observer:

9:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

Former light heavyweight boxer, John Conteh, will be launching the runs, of which there are three distances.

Thousands of people to run around Harefield Hospital during annual fun run this weekend

Watford Observer:

11:24am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Former light heavyweight boxer, John Conteh, will be launching the runs, of which there are three distances.

Did you witness assault of two women during the early hours of Saturday morning?

Watford Observer:

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called at 2.25am on Saturday, August 30 following reports of an assault in Rickmansworth Road.

Every dog has its day at the National Animal Welfare Trust's annual event

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Golden oldies, pretty pooches and miniature mutts all had their day as crowds gathered at a Watford animal charity’s open day at the weekend.

Diners and staff evacuated from Bushey Heath restaurant fire

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Firefighters were called to New China, in High Road, at 3.40pm following reports that a serious fire had begun in the kitchen.

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