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New free school for Watford approved by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

Watford Observer:

5:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

St John's Church of England Primary School will offer 420 places for four to 11-year-olds.

Avid Watford FC fan says 100-year-old photo of the 1912/13 team is 'a piece of Watford history'

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Paul Hooker, 62, said the postcard of the Watford Division 2 squad with their coaches and managers was originally given to his great great grandfather who worked for the club.

Abandoned rabbits - some just days old - desperately seeking new homes

Watford Observer:

1:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The rabbits were found on Friday morning outside the Pets At Home store in Century Retail Park.

Fault in power network left more than 200 homes and businesses in north Watford without electricity

Watford Observer:

11:37am Tuesday 30th September 2014

UK Power Network said power has now been returned to 193 customers following the fault in the underground electricity distribution network at about 9.15am.

Wanted St Albans man arrested in Watford

Watford Observer:

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Aseb Mohammed Khan, whose last known address was London Road, St Albans, was arrested in Watford on Monday.

Matt Turmaine, Labour prospective parliamentary candidate, explains why you should vote for him in May

Watford Observer:

9:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Mr Turmaine says he wants to put plans to modernise Watford Hospital back in action and solve the Watford housing crisis.

Watford celebrates style with Big Catwalk event

Watford Observer:

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Three performances combined fashion and entertainment along a 30-metre catwalk in The Parade on Saturday afternoon.

Police and paramedics close road in Leavesden after woman comes off motorbike

Watford Observer:

3:15pm Monday 29th September 2014

A woman in her 40s is receiving medical treatment for a knee and shoulder injury after the accident in Haines Way shortly before 1pm today.

Watford Camera Club exhibition to take place in intu Watford

Watford Observer:

11:21am Monday 29th September 2014

Derek Birch, president of The Royal Photographic Society, will be opening the exhibition on Saturday at 2.30pm.

From the cockpit to the pulpit - former RAF pilot to be ordained at St James Road Baptist Church

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

During a long night in February 2002, pilot of 10 years Alice McDermott sat in the cockpit of her Hercules aircraft en route to Kabul.

Six Watford apprentices presented with certificates by MP Richard Harrington

Watford Observer:

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

The group were the first apprentices to take part in the community maintenance team, a training enterprise set up by Watford Community Housing Trust in partnership with Construction Gateway.

Staff at Watford shop raise £1,500 for Barnardo’s by completing 50km Thames Path Challenge

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Six partners from John Lewis completed the walk on Saturday, September 13, to raise money for the charity, which the department is supporting to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Health Campus: mayor vows the 'door is not closed' on development

Watford Observer:

4:31pm Friday 26th September 2014

MP Richard Harrington backed the project, calling it "one of the biggest urban regeneration schemes Watford had ever seen".

Doctors, nurses and staff at Watford General take to YouTube with 'Sepsis Six' music video

Watford Observer:

3:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

Written and produced by the staff themselves, the video is sung in time to the ABBA classic SOS and encourages staff to remember six simple actions, known as the "Sepsis Six", which can double a patient’s chance of surviving the infection-triggered condition.

Pop-up fashion shows at intu Watford this weekend

Watford Observer:

2:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

From today through to Sunday the shopping centre is showcasing the latest looks and setting up trend stations to give visitors advice on the coming season's outfits.

Average one-way commute in Watford has increased by six minutes

Watford Observer:

12:02pm Friday 26th September 2014

Commuters now face a 32 minute journey to work - six minutes longer than two years ago.

Video: Financial advisor Nick Lincoln is the UK Independence Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Watford

Watford Observer:

8:50am Friday 26th September 2014

Mr Lincoln says he is passionate about helping small businesses and keeping the Farm Terrace allotments.

Watford town centre gridlocked after traffic lights fail outside Tesco Extra

Watford Observer:

12:21pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Witnesses say it is impossible to leave the Waterfields retail park at the moment.

Wartime couple from Croxley Green celebrate 70 years of marriage

Watford Observer:

12:10pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Don and Audrey Pain were introduced by a mutual friend at their place of work, The Osram Lamp Works in north Wembley, during World War Two.

Watford man battles exhaustion to complete cross-Channel charity swim

Watford Observer:

4:44pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Jeremy Irvine, of Cassiobury Drive, said he had to stop fear getting in the way of his dream when conditions turned against him on the 16 and a half hour swim.

International Older Peoples' Day to be celebrated in Watford

Watford Observer:

2:24pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A town housing association is hosting two events on Wednesday, October 1, in recognition of the day in partnership with the Watford and Three Rivers Trust.

World War Two Arctic Convoy veteran from Watford honoured with Russian medal

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Roy Andrews, 94, of Kelmscott Close, was presented with his medal at a ceremony in the Russian Embassy last week.

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks about Watford General Hospital during party conference speech

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12:30pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

The MP for Doncaster North described his visit there earlier this year, saying he had used the experience to learn more about what really happens in UK hospitals and in the health service.

League of Friends of the Watford Hospitals to hold AGM

Watford Observer:

2:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

League members raised funds and recruited volunteers to reinstate the Tea Shop and Tea Bar.

Watford couple win thousands of pounds in compensation after their nightmare holiday in Egypt

Watford Observer:

11:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Gemma Saunders and Joe Pates, from Garston, fell ill and had to be placed on drips four days into their break in the Hilton Sharks Bay hotel.

Dorothy Thornhill: Campaign for Westminster seat will not interfere with role as mayor

Watford Observer:

9:43am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Mayor Thornhill said she would enlist deputies to help, but would probably look to keep the title until the following May to avoid a by-election.

School seminar on money management to be held in Watford

Watford Observer:

4:50pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Talk Moneywise is hosting a free conference for schools at Watford Grammar for Girls on Wednesday, October 15, at 4pm.

Gallery: Record 930 fundraisers battle Push It For The Peace 2014 charity event

Watford Observer:

3:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Runners tackled 30 challenging obstacles over a five-mile course in Cassiobury Park on Saturday morning, including a bracing dip into the cold canal.

Man arrested after car smashes through garden fence

Watford Observer:

11:50am Monday 22nd September 2014

Police attended Boundary Way shortly before 7pm on Sunday and arrested the driver of a silver Vauxhall Astra.

Fraudsters still targeting people in phone scams across Hertfordshire

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

In the first two weeks of September, 39 people from around the county were called, with the majority of those targeted being elderly and vulnerable.

Air ambulance called to Leavesden after elderly man collapses

Watford Observer:

4:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

An air ambulance was called in to assist crews at the scene in Forest Road shortly after 3pm.

County council commits a further £1 million to fixing Hertfordshire's roads

Watford Observer:

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

It adds to the £6 million of funding already provided by the coalition government.

Two houses burgled in Bushey overnight

Watford Observer:

4:01pm Friday 19th September 2014

One burglary took place in Merry Hill Mount overnight last night.

Lib Dems accuse county council of 'ducking responsibility to provide a service' in recycling centres feud

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The Highways and Waste Management Cabinet Panel backed dramatic reductions to the opening hours of sites, including Garston's Waterdale site, Rickmansworth and Elstree - including having all the sites shut two days a week.

Watford car dealer stole more than £23,000 in benefit fraud scam

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

A Watford car trader has been convicted of stealing more than £23,000 in a benefit fraud scam lasting four years.

Watford MP, Richard Harrington, pulls a pint at pub reopening

Watford Observer:

3:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

Watford's Golden Lion pub has re-opened its doors following a £200,000 investment.

Contentious plans to build 56 new homes on cramped Boundary Way estate approved by Three Rivers

Watford Observer:

12:04pm Friday 19th September 2014

Three Rivers District Council planning committee gave the final go ahead for the Watford Community Housing Trust proposals last night, feeling the need for more social housing in Garston and Abbots Langley outweighed fears the new estate would be too dense.

Further controversial parking restrictions suggested for Watford Business Park

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Hertfordshire County Council has proposed "no waiting at any time" in parts of Greenhill Crescent and Caxton Way.

Firefighters called to lift blaze at intu Watford this moring

Watford Observer:

9:48am Friday 19th September 2014

Emergency services were alerted at 7.28am to a blaze in the lift motor room at the shopping centre.

Plans to close recycling centre rubbished by county council committee

Watford Observer:

4:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Highways and Waste Management Cabinet Panel decided to recommend dramatic reductions to the opening hours of recycling sites in the county, including Watford’s Waterdale site, Rickmansworth and Elstree.

Five more men arrested on suspicion of violent disorder following Watford FC vs Bolton Wanderers fights

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The main fight occurred at approximately 2.45pm in Market Street and involved up to 30 people. No one was reported to have injuries.

Power station seeks planning permission to develop on Green Belt land in north Bushey

Watford Observer:

1:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

UK Power Reserve Limited submitted an application to Hertsmere Council to build on land adjacent to its existing pumping station in Berry Grove Lane.

Six-year-old aspiring Bushey Heath paralympian meets Prince Harry at the Invictus Games

Watford Observer:

12:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Bushey Heath schoolboy Rio Woolf was born without a tibia, knee or ankle joint because of rare condition tibial aplasia and had his leg amputated at 14 months.

Lib Dem parliamentary candidates to go head-to-head in hustings debate on Friday

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

The candidates will state their cases before members of the party who will then vote on who to put forward for the General Election in May next year.

Plans to build more than 50 new homes on cramped Boundary Way estate recommended for approval by Three Rivers

Watford Observer:

8:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

The planning committee are finally due to make a decision on the plans submitted by Watford Community Housing Trust on Thursday night.

Desperate owner of lost kitten fears she might have been taken mailiciously

Watford Observer:

9:35am Monday 15th September 2014

Natalie Foley, of Maxwell Rise, said one-year-old Lambo hasn't been seen since Sunday, August 24, while the family was away on holiday.

Watford housing staff raise top amount in Harefield Hospital Fun Run

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Trusty Troops, from Watford Community Housing Trust, raised £1,895 when they took part in the Harefield Fun Run in 2013 - the highest amount of any team taking part in last year’s event.

Watford pupils to take part in photography exhibition in aid of Hope for Children

Watford Observer:

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Parmiter's School A-Level students will display their work to be judged by photography experts and VIPs, including the former head of photography at the Tate Gallery, David Clarke, and the deputy mayor of Dacorum, Gbola Adeleke.

Watford gym supports Peace Hospice Care's Push It For The Peace

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

The Gym Watford, which is set to open in the Imperial Industrial Park, is sponsoring the five-mile obstacle run being held in Cassiobury Park on September 20.

Boundary Commission confuses West Watford with north Watford while drawing up new wards

Watford Observer:

5:11pm Friday 12th September 2014

The commission has proposed Callowland Leggatts be named West Watford instead and Holywell Vicarage be changed to north Watford in it's new report.

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