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'Absolute chaos' living in building site Garston housing estate

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Residents of a Garston estate undergoing regeneration works by two housing associations say they are living in 'absolute chaos'

Applications for secondary school places now open

Watford Observer: Babysitting 'baby bank' scheme seeks new members

3:52pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The application process for secondary schools - including upper, studio schools or university technical colleges - opened this week

Preparations are in place for Watford's Big Sports Day

Watford Observer:

3:29pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The event in The Parade on Saturday, September 19, will include BMX, cricket, golf, tennis, athletics, parkour free-running, a climbing wall and exercise classes from 11am to 5pm

Estate agents in Watford hire senior managers ahead of expansion

Watford Observer:

3:27pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Sewell & Gardner's Kate Woodward has been promoted to head of sales with responsibility of the company's three offices, while Ty North has been appointed as land and new homes manager

Bushey Heath couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary with special party at Watford General

Watford Observer:

3:21pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

John and Margaret Lloyd were married at St Joseph's in Wealdstone on August 27, 1955

Watford housing association taking on more apprentices after successful scheme last year

Watford Observer:

11:47am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Watford Community Housing Trust has expanded its in-house repairs team to turn around empty properties for re-letting – a service previously contracted out

New affordable homes in Watford officially opened by the town's MP

Watford Observer:

11:39am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The nine-flat complex in Moor View, Holywell, was built by Watford Community Housing Trust on the site of former garage space

Garston man's early 80th birthday present when team of green aiders came and cleared his garden

Watford Observer:

11:36am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Tony Hare, who will celebrated the milestone birthday on Bank Holiday Monday, got his garden spruced up as part of the Watford Borough Council's free gardening scheme

Update: Two charged with GBH after armed police called to home in West Watford

Watford Observer:

9:54am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A man and a woman are due to appear in court today charged with GBH after a dispute in Harwoods Road

Police firearm unit surrounds house in West Watford

Watford Observer:

12:32pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Police were called to Harwoods Road at 10.18am today to reports a man had been assaulted

Burglars broke into a home in Croxley Green and stole a safe

Watford Observer:

9:10am Thursday 27th August 2015

Police, who have released CCTV images of two men they wish to speak with as part of their enquiries, said the burglary happened between 1pm and 3.15pm on Wednesday, August 12, in Durrants Drive

Update: people in custody after immigration raid on lorry in Watford were from Iran

Watford Observer:

3:24pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

Five people in police custody believed to have entered the country illegally after a lorry raid in Watford yesterday were from Iran

Overturned car blocking link road between M25 and M1

Watford Observer: Two businesses fined for flouting Three Rivers planning and licensing laws

1:45pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

An overturned car in the link road between the M25 and M1 is causing delays

Immigration raid on lorry in Watford

Watford Observer: Police warn heroin users after recent death in Watford

9:34am Wednesday 26th August 2015

Five people believed to have entered the UK illegally were taken into custody after a raid on a lorry in Watford

Father and daughter remain in serious condition after M1 crash yesterday

Watford Observer:

11:22am Tuesday 25th August 2015

Police appealing for witnesses said at least 20 people helped right the family's overturned car and prevented further significant injuries to the father and daughter

Watford animal welfare trust's summer open day this Bank Holiday Monday

Watford Observer: Support the work of the National Animal Welfare Trust in Watford at fun open day!

10:32am Tuesday 25th August 2015

Animal lovers are invited to a day of dog shows, agility courses and gift stalls at the National Animal Welfare Trust’s summer open day in Watford

Nearly 4,000 film enthusiasts turn out to watch Watford's Big Screen cinema

Watford Observer:

9:52am Tuesday 25th August 2015

Eight films were screened over four days, including Dirty Dancing, The Little Mermaid, The Goonies and Ghostbusters

Delays on M25 after crash between junction 16 and 17 clockwise

Watford Observer:

4:17pm Monday 24th August 2015

A car and a lorry have crashed on the M25 causing delays between junction 16 and junction 17 clockwise

Update: M1 reopened after serious crash this morning

Watford Observer:

3:39pm Monday 24th August 2015

The M1 northbound between junction 5 and junction 6 has been reopened after a serious crash this morning

Udate: Two suffer serious head injuries in M1 lorry-car crash

Watford Observer:

12:20pm Monday 24th August 2015

M1 northbound between junction 5 and junction 6 expected to be closed for at least another hour as vehicles recovered

Lorry flipped and car overturned in serious M1 crash

Watford Observer:

10:36am Monday 24th August 2015

A serious three-vehicle crash has closed the M1 northbound between junction 5 and junction 6

Cyclist in hospital after crash with open car door in Vicarage Road

Watford Observer: Ambulances turned away from A&E after hospital flood

10:10am Monday 24th August 2015

The cyclist, a man in his 20s, collided with an open car door in Vicarage Road on Friday night

Two in hospital after Vicarage Road crash

Watford Observer:

9:26am Monday 24th August 2015

Police, paramedics and firefighters raced to the scene at around 9.30pm after two cars collided near the football ground on Friday

Man in 20s bitten by robbers who attacked in Watford park

Watford Observer: 'Be vigilant' say police after rise in shed and garage burglaries

4:57pm Friday 21st August 2015

The victim was attacked by a dog and robbed of his cash and Oyster card in Garston Park

Van abandoned in Stephenson Way

Watford Observer: Man charged after high-speed chase

4:00pm Friday 21st August 2015

Police came across the abandoned van shortly after 9.20pm yesterday

Watford pensioner 'stuck in hospital' because county struggling to find appropriate carers

Watford Observer: Picture from stock

8:30am Monday 24th August 2015

A Watford pensioner desperate to get home has been "stuck" in hospital in Aylesbury for two weeks because the county cannot find carers for her

'Some people think that, given time, you get over something like this but you never do'

Watford Observer:

8:30am Saturday 22nd August 2015

A Rickmansworth mum whose daughter died of a brain tumour after a 10-year cancer battle has said she'll never get over her loss

Save the Red Lion campaign may have to raise £1.1m

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Friday 21st August 2015

People looking to buy the Red Lion pub in Vicarage Road could have to raise £1.1million to turn it into a community pub

Noise complaints after residents' sleep disrupted by Vicarage Road works

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Friday 21st August 2015

Residents near Vicarage Road say they've endured two months of night time drilling, hammering and loud machinery while stadium improvement works continue

Seven weeks of roadworks to take place in major town centre thoroughfare

Watford Observer: Harpenden road closed for gas works

9:00am Monday 24th August 2015

Works to the cycleway in Market Street, carried out by Ringway on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, will begin on Monday, September 7

Watford 'Fly-tipping epidemic'

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Friday 21st August 2015

A "fly-tipping epidemic" across West Watford and the town centre has prompted calls for the mayor and police to stamp out the problem

War hero and lifelong Watford FC supporter given special invite by the club

Watford Observer:

10:00am Monday 24th August 2015

A war veteran and lifelong Watford FC supporter who lost £5,000 in a burglary last April enjoyed watching Saturday’s game from the directors box after a special invitation from the club

More than 70 volunteers give Meriden Community Centre a makeover

Watford Observer:

11:00am Friday 21st August 2015

A Watford community centre has been given a makeover after more than 70 volunteers spent two days transforming its outdoor spaces

Watford colleagues take on challenge of a life time to raise money for nurses in crisis

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Friday 21st August 2015

Staff from a Watford based NHS organisation are taking on the challenge of a lifetime to help commemorate one hundred years since the execution of a nurse in World War One

People needed to sit on school admissions appeals panel

Watford Observer: Picture from stock

8:30am Friday 21st August 2015

Hertfordshire County Council is looking to recruit people to sit on panels which consider school admissions appeals and review decisions on permanent school exclusions

GCSE surgeries for students unsure what to do after results day tomorrow

Watford Observer: Apprenticeship event in Watford town centre today

9:10am Wednesday 19th August 2015

GCSE surgeries will be set up at the Watford UTC to offer support and advice to students who are unsure what to do having received their results tomorrow

Special concert at Watford Colosseum to celebrate 50 years of youth orchestras in the county

Watford Observer: Trinity Orchestra Harrow: Neruda Trumpet Concerto, Mendelssohn and Elgar

3:59pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

The Youth Orchestras Gold concert at Watford Colosseum on Friday will feature both the Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra and Hertfordshire Schools’ Symphony Orchestra

Survey of children patients of West Herts hospitals shows services have improved

Watford Observer: Corpse defrosts in freezer failure and anaesthetist electrocuted by defibrillator: 'serious incidents' triple in south west Hertfordshire hospitals

8:30am Wednesday 19th August 2015

Children's care at West Hertfordshire hospitals has improved according to a survey by an independent health services regulator

Family completes Olympic triathlon for Watford scouts group

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

A family involved with the 9th North Watford Scouts has competed in the Olympic distance London Triathlon to raise money for the group

Chance to quiz council on restoration works planned for Cassiobury Park

Watford Observer:

1:20pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

Council officers will be by the pools in the park on Saturday, August 22, from 10am to 4pm to answer questions and talk about the changes

Watford FC season ticket holder diagnosed with prostate cancer to raise £10k to help others beat the disease

Watford Observer:

12:50pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

Keiran Feighoney is taking on the trek for the Men United movement after being diagnosed with prostate cancer a week before last Christmas

Diabetes sufferer says she should have 'stayed at home and suffered' rather than going to Watford General

Watford Observer: Plea to stay away from hospital's A&E

4:20pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

A diabetes sufferer from South Oxhey said she's never going back to Watford General after staff "didn't know how to treat the condition" and repeatedly threatened to call the police when she asked to take her medical notes

Staff in NHS cycle to work scheme afraid to leave bikes at Watford General after thefts

Watford Observer: Watford General Hospital

12:20pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

Staff at Watford General Hospital say they don't feel it's safe to leave their bikes at work after it emerged some of the bike racks are not protected by CCTV

Herts Pride 2015 'bigger and better than ever' with more stalls, new attractions and entertainment

Watford Observer:

2:04pm Thursday 13th August 2015

The family fun day is being held in Watford's Cassiobury Park from 11am to 9.30pm on Saturday, August 22

New ambulance chief executive announced

Watford Observer:

1:08pm Thursday 13th August 2015

Robert Morton, a paramedic and a community first responder, has worked in the ambulance service for nearly 25 years

Watford doctor trades white coat for windproof in bid to sail round the world

Watford Observer:

4:30pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Michael Berry, of Hagden Lane, is set to face storms, hurricane force winds, icebergs, cyclones, extreme temperatures and piracy when he sets sail in 16 days

'Ian loved the mountains, and the mountains have taken him'

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Family of a Watford lecturer who died on the slopes of Britain’s highest mountain say 'he will always be our hero'

Watford residents urged to get tested for STIs

Watford Observer: HIV charity Herts Aid welcomes legalisation of home testing kits

10:30am Wednesday 12th August 2015

Watford residents are being urged to get tested for sexually transmitted infections at Herts Pride

10th Watford Celebration raises £500 for people affected by Nepal earthquake

Watford Observer: Council plans to crack down on charity 'chuggers'

9:30am Wednesday 12th August 2015

The event, which involved performances, international foods, interfaith discussions, demonstrations and children's activities, held a raffle to raise the money in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Campaign to save historic Watford pub 'in imminent danger of being developed'

Watford Observer:

8:30am Wednesday 12th August 2015

The new owners of the Red Lion pub in Vicarage Road are considering offers to turn the pub into flats, a supermarket, a bookmakers, a restaurant or to keep the premises as a pub

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