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Hundreds of heroic fundraisers pushed it to the limit on Saturday to help raise funds for Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer:

2:32pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

Push it for the Peace participants tackled 30 muddy obstacles including water slides, a sheep dip, skips, rubber tyres, monkey bars and ice-cold water dips

Police chase van through Watford after reports thieves stole milk from a milk float

Watford Observer: Man charged after high-speed chase

5:06pm Monday 5th October 2015

Officers were called to Odhams Trading Estate, in Watford, on Wednesday, September 30, at 12.52am to reports three people in the van had stolen milk from a Dairy Crest vehicle

New sport for over-50s launched in Watford

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Monday 5th October 2015

Watford Borough Council and Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust aim to get the over-50s back into sport with new walking football sessions

New sergeant on the beat in Harpenden

Watford Observer: (40577698)

4:47pm Friday 2nd October 2015

There's a new sergeant on the beat in Harpenden.

Immigration raid on Indian restaurant in north Watford

Watford Observer:

4:16pm Friday 2nd October 2015

Acting on intelligence, immigration enforcement officers stormed Indian Sizzler, in Longspring, at approximately 5.30pm yesterday

Bus service that takes NHS staff between West Herts' three hospitals is being scrapped

Watford Observer:

1:55pm Friday 2nd October 2015

The service which provided transport to staff between Watford General Hospital, St Albans City Hospital and Hemel Hempstead Hospital, ended this week

Watford police inspector receives award for 'outstanding contribution to public service and community focus'

Watford Observer:

1:41pm Friday 2nd October 2015

Neighbourhood Inspector Nick Lillitou, who leads the Watford Safer Neighbourhood Teams, was presented with the Public Service and Community Focus award

Golden Boys show support for Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer:

1:34pm Friday 2nd October 2015

The Golden Boys took a break from training yesterday to show their support for Peace Hospice Care

Festival to light up Watford town centre

Watford Observer:

11:43am Friday 2nd October 2015

A celebration of colour and culture is set to light up Watford town centre this autumn

Watford woman who turned to fitness after being diagnosed with a debilitating illness begins radio show

Watford Observer:

11:31am Friday 2nd October 2015

Nascot village woman Nana Akua and guests cover topics related to health on LadyXsize Fitness Hour, which was launched on UK Health Radio on Monday

Six week course for men recovering from prostate cancer

Watford Observer: Could you help open new youth cafe?

11:00am Friday 2nd October 2015

The course will offer a forum for men to meet with others in a similar situation and discuss common issues with a prostate cancer nurse specialist

Retired teacher who overcame adversity to inspire children to achieve their dreams for more than 40 years remembered

Watford Observer:

10:42am Friday 2nd October 2015

Gillian Thomas, who has died aged 79, was left with a deformity in her arm after a medical accident when she was a baby, but she did not let it stop her achieving what she wanted in life

Hospital radio celebrate 60th birthday with mammoth 60-hour live show

Watford Observer:

9:38am Friday 2nd October 2015

Watford Hospitals Broadcasting Service first began broadcasting 60 years ago with live football commentary from a broom cupboard in the Peace Hospice

A South Oxhey man wanted by police was traced overnight

Watford Observer:

1:54pm Thursday 1st October 2015

Officers found Tony Wilson, 24, after a manhunt yesterday

Watford in top 26 per cent of heritage districts in the country

Watford Observer:

12:59pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

The new Heritage Index compiled by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce compared how areas have used blue plaques, volunteering opportunities and heritage to shape their identity

Night of music, entertainment and performances for Watford Mencap AGM

Watford Observer: Cash grant to provide after school meals for disabled children

12:53pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

The charity's Big Night Out will include entertainment from Herts Inclusive Theatre from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Thursday, October 8, at Watersmeet Theatre, High Street, Rickmansworth

Vet's coffee morning a 'huge success'

Watford Observer: Vet's coffee morning a 'huge success'

12:03pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

A vets in Watford held a coffee morning and raised more than £1,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Watford nursery delighted at 'good' Ofsted grading

Watford Observer:

6:40pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

The Co-operative Childcare Watford Junction, in Station Road, was rated last year as 'requires improvement' by the education regulator

Number of complaints about West Herts hospitals upheld by ombudsman triple

Watford Observer:

4:41pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust also had a higher number of enquiries to the ombudsman than the national average

Mud, sweat and cheers: Push it for the Peace this Saturday

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3:21pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

Peace Hospice Care is aiming to raise £80,000 through this year's event, which is taking place in the new location of Chiswell Green, St Albans

Firefighters tackle laundrette blaze in West Watford

Watford Observer: Fire crews tackle heavy smoke in Radlett shop

12:23pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

Three fire engines and police were called to the fire in the roof of the business in Sydney Road shortly before 11am

Police hunting burglars after West Watford break in last night

Watford Observer: Man charged after high-speed chase

9:29am Friday 25th September 2015

The burglars smashed through a window to break into a house in Croxley View

Families with a disabled child under 19 enjoyed an end of summer picnic

Watford Observer:

5:25pm Thursday 24th September 2015

Nearly 60 people, from Watford and south west Hertfordshire, attended the Carers in Hertfordshire Family Picnic at Aldenham Country Park, on Sunday

Scheme to help children become healthier and fitter starts new programme in Watford

Watford Observer:

5:19pm Thursday 24th September 2015

Non-profit organisation BeeZee Bodies launched the 17-week programme yesterday at Leavesden Green Community Centre, in conjunction with Watford Community Housing Trust and Hertfordshire County Council

Police chief pleased with victim service's figures

Watford Observer: Residents aim to build more dementia-friendly community

5:16pm Thursday 24th September 2015

Beacon has helped more than 1,500 priority cases in Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere

Garston school recognised for its specialist understanding of autism

Watford Observer: Garston Manor School celebrate National Autistic Society Accreditation

4:50pm Thursday 24th September 2015

Staff and students of Garston Manor School were presented with a plaque celebrating their National Autistic Society accreditation

Senior police officers pledge their support for Bi Visibility Day

Watford Observer:

4:46pm Thursday 24th September 2015

The international campaign provides a platform for the bisexual community to raise awareness of the social, economic and cultural prejudices they can face

NHS blood donation van ticketed after blood drive in north Watford

Watford Observer:

4:36pm Thursday 24th September 2015

A spokesman from NHS Blood and Transplant confirmed that following a regular session at Leavesden Road Baptist Church, one of the service’s blood donation vans was issued with a parking ticket

Right place, right time for Watford doctor who saved heart attack man at train station

Watford Observer:

11:08am Thursday 24th September 2015

A man who suffered a heart attack on a train station platform was saved by a Watford doctor on his way home from work

Watford hairdresser wins national award

Watford Observer:

6:03pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Scott Frazer-Halsey, of Clipso, in Queen's Road, won Manager of the Year at the 2015 British Hairdressing Business Awards

Opposition councillors slam council's 'mismanagement' and 'disloyalty' to Watford market traders

Watford Observer:

5:56pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

The Conservatives blasted the council's 'mismanagement' saying it has put stall holders livelihoods at risk and a solution must be sought before the issues 'prove terminal'

Watford couple celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Watford Observer:

5:48pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Jean and Ken Saunders, who have lived on the Holywell estate since 1955, received a special card from the Queen to mark the milestone anniversary

Watford based company TK Maxx named UK's friendliest employer

Watford Observer: The new TK Maxx opened its doors at Reading Gate Retail Park today.

5:45pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Research by Glassdoor released this week identified the retailer as providing the best workspaces in the country to make friends in

Budding artists invited to Big Draw at Watford Museum

Watford Observer:

9:25am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Visitors can drop in between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, October 3, to try out clay sculpting, portrait drawing and take part in a treasure hunt

Renovation of Watford Heath to begin this week

Watford Observer: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

8:00am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

New footpaths will be framed with restored historical railings as part of the planned work, while the war memorial is set to be given a new setting and unnecessary signs and clutter removed

Watford Museum launches refurbishment funding bid

Watford Observer:

5:04pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

The former Benskins Brewery Mansion, which has housed a series of museum events and projects, is in need of repair and the facilities are in need of modernising

Peace Hospice Care’s 603 volunteers honoured at awards night

Watford Observer:

4:24pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Some drive, others do DIY, some tend the flowers, prepare tea for patients or sort donations - one even dresses as a furry bear

Peace Hospice Care's Hospice at Home team celebrates a decade of work

Watford Observer:

3:01pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

The service started in 2005 caring for 65 patients to supporting 445 patients and their families this year

Pupils cycle in tracks of Olympic legends Sir Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott

Watford Observer:

11:20am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

The pupils from Garston Manor School visited Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for its Schools Festival on Monday

Police swoop on car travelling round the Watford ring road this morning

Watford Observer: Man charged after high-speed chase

10:06am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Officers forced the driver of a black Ford Focus to pull over on Water Lane shortly before 9.30am suspecting the number plates to be illegal

Terminally ill ex-factory worker's plea to others to check for asbestos-related cancer

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

Dave Libby, 68, was told he would be dead by the end of last month after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership has been awarded charity status

Watford Observer: Competition to win free workspace

3:00pm Friday 11th September 2015

The organisation, which has been active for 13 years as the Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Project, announced its name change along with its registration with the Charity Commission last week

Watford African Caribbean Supplementary School begins new term with new services

Watford Observer: Opinion: I’m running scared without a phone

2:30pm Friday 11th September 2015

The Watford African Caribbean Supplementary School will begin its new term on Saturday, September 12, with an enrolment and open day

Posties set off to make special delivery of aid to Moldova

Watford Observer:

11:00am Friday 11th September 2015

Two big-hearted posties take off this week to make a special delivery to a country in crisis

Westfield Academy pupils on This Morning

Watford Observer:

10:30am Friday 11th September 2015

A class from a Watford secondary school appeared on This Morning to discuss issues worrying pupils ahead of the new school term

Journalist who helped bring Watford's colourful arts and culture scene to light wins civic award

Watford Observer:

1:23pm Thursday 10th September 2015

Grelle White will be presented with the Special Achievement Award at Watford Borough Council's Audentior Awards ceremony tomorrow night

Football fan injured in unprovoked assault at Watford Junction

Watford Observer:

11:41am Thursday 10th September 2015

A football fan was injured in an unprovoked attack at Watford Junction after a man hit him with a carrier bag of full beer cans

'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

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