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Businessman jailed for money laundering after trying to buy a Lamborghini car in Watford for £94,610 in cash now ordered to pay back £500k

Watford Observer:

4:49pm Monday 29th June 2015

A businessman who tried to buy a Lamborghini car in Watford for £94,610 in cash and was subsequently jailed for money laundering offences has now been ordered to pay back half a million pounds

West Watford flats evacuated after 'stolen' car smashes into living room

Watford Observer:

2:33pm Monday 29th June 2015

A car smashed into a four-storey block of flats in West Watford causing structural damage and forcing a mass evacuation of the building last night

Police release CCTV images after Rickmansworth High Street shopliftings

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Monday 29th June 2015

Police investigating a series of shopliftings on Rickmansworth High Street have released CCTV images of several people they would like to speak to for help with their enquiries

Watford Synagogue hosted 'highly successful' Encounters learning day

Watford Observer:

10:38am Monday 29th June 2015

Watford Synagogue hosted an ‘Encounters’ learning day with six United Synagogue communities in Hertfordshire and Luton

Companies to be fined and prosecuted for unauthorised work on Herts highways in county council crackdown

Watford Observer: Delays likely in St Albans main road due to road resurfacing

10:00am Monday 29th June 2015

A council crackdown on companies carrying out unauthorised work on county highways could result in fines and court prosecutions

Watford animal lovers raise £2,000 for top dog model to undergo life-saving surgery

Watford Observer:

1:30pm Saturday 20th June 2015

Watford rottweiler Scarlett was a popular 2012 finalist of ITV2’s Top Dog Model. But the six-year-old pooch was diagnosed with Lumbosacral Disease at the start of this year and has since been on restricted walks and a course of epidurals.

Holiday operator searches for a new junior travel writer in Watford

Watford Observer: Halo around the Sun

4:00pm Saturday 20th June 2015

Monarch Holidays is searching for Watford’s best junior travel writer, aged between seven and 14, to jet away on a trip with their family to the Be Live Playa la Arena resort in Tenerife.

'Disturbing' 163 per cent rise in number of sexual offences against children in Hertfordshire

Watford Observer: Ceredigion Police (29227351)

4:00pm Friday 19th June 2015

New figures show 857 reports were made in the county in the year 2013/14 - compared to 326 in the previous financial year.

Mayor Thornhill to fast Ramadan-style to raise money for Watford Muslim Youth Centre Trust community centre in Tolpits Lane

Watford Observer:

10:20am Wednesday 17th June 2015

The elected mayor of Watford is taking part in a Ramadan-style fast to raise money for a Muslim youth centre in the town

Paraplegic artist from Watford overdosed on prescription painkillers, inquest rules

Watford Observer: Schizophrenic's health deteriorated due to side effects of medication, inquest hears

5:00pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

A 67-year-old paraplegic artist from Watford took his own life by overdosing on prescription painkillers, a court heard today

Team from Herts Young Homeless raise £4k after completing 3 Peaks Challenge

Watford Observer: 3 Peaks Challenge

9:52am Tuesday 16th June 2015

A team of 10 from Herts Young Homeless have raised more than £4,000 by completing the 3 Peaks Challenge this weekend

Cancer Research UK calling on Race for Life runners to 'make every step count'

Watford Observer:

4:44pm Monday 15th June 2015

Thousands of women pulled on their pink t-shirts and trainers for Watford's Race for Life at Cassiobury Park on Sunday to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Pink army out in force for Watford Race for Life

Watford Observer:

3:11pm Monday 15th June 2015

Thousands of women pinked up and took part in the Watford Race for Life this weekend

Watford hotel using produce sourced from New Hope’s Community Market Garden

Watford Observer:

11:52am Monday 15th June 2015

Staff at Holiday Inn Watford Junction shared a celebratory lunch with Elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill made with the vegetables grown in New Hope’s Community Market Garden

Teen allegedly beaten by four boys in Watford street

Watford Observer: Man charged after high-speed chase

11:06am Monday 15th June 2015

A teenager was beaten by a group of boys in broad daylight in St Albans Road, police say

Watford residents asked to join Marie Curie Walk To Remember and raise money for people living with a terminal illness

Watford Observer: Walk To Remember

8:00am Monday 15th June 2015

Watford Residents are being asked to take part in a 10k walk in aid of a charity that supports people suffering from a terminal illness

Pensioner treated at Watford General praises 'amazing food', cleanliness of hospital and staff who go the extra mile

Watford Observer: Hospital trust's disabled parking plans delayed

3:00pm Sunday 14th June 2015

A pensioner has praised staff at Watford General after he saw a nurse sing an agitated patient to sleep

Blood donors needed in Herts after 'stark reduction' in people volunteering

Watford Observer: Residents urged to give blood for World Cancer Day

5:00pm Saturday 13th June 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant is calling for more people to donate in Hertfordshire

West Herts NHS Trust calling for nominations for its annual Celebrating Excellence Staff Awards

Watford Observer: Comment: Does previous hospital boss really think he deserves bonus?

11:53am Friday 12th June 2015

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is calling for nominations for its annual Celebrating Excellence Staff Awards which aim to shine a light on a member of staff, or a team, who does an incredible job and goes above and beyond the call of duty

New Channel 4 sci-fi series filmed in Cassiobury Park

Watford Observer: 'Iconic' Cassiobury Park cedar spared chopping down

10:10am Friday 12th June 2015

A new sci-fi drama premiering on Channel 4 on Sunday was partly filmed in Watford’s Cassiobury Park

Watford benefit cheat fined for falsely claiming more than £750

Watford Observer: Case dropped against decorator who punched two men 'who were high on drugs' after faeces were thrown over his fence

2:42pm Thursday 11th June 2015

A benefit claimant who failed to tell Watford Borough Council that she was working has been brought to justice

Government approves Compulsory Purchase Order for redevelopment of Charter Place shopping centre

Watford Observer:

11:59am Thursday 11th June 2015

The redevelopment of Charter Place shopping centre is a step closer to completion after the Government approved the Compulsory Purchase Order

Watford Rotary Club hands out nearly £10,000 to charities at its annual general meeting

Watford Observer:

11:23am Thursday 11th June 2015

The year-end donations went to Peace Hospice Care and Keech Hospice Care

West Herts NHS debt to increase by £19m this financial year - chiefs say they need to borrow £50m to get back on track

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Thursday 11th June 2015

The NHS trust in charge of Watford General is set to slide still further into debt as finance chiefs reveal its planned deficit will more than double this year

Young people taking part in Box Cleva which teaches them to focus aggression through sport to receive awards

Watford Observer:

10:42am Thursday 11th June 2015

Young people from Watford enrolled in a programme that teaches them to focus their aggression through sport and healthy living will receive awards for their progress on Wednesday

Boy, 13, allegedly assaulted outside Burger King in Watford High Street

Watford Observer: Police discover 200 cannabis plants in Rickmansworth house

10:21am Thursday 11th June 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident at around 8.30pm on Tuesday, May 26

Watford cadet wins Herts Constabulary cadet of the year award

Watford Observer:

10:14am Thursday 11th June 2015

Charlotte Halls was recognised for her remarkable contribution to her unit, demonstrating willingness and commitment in all aspects of their duties

Police looking for witnesses after car damaged in West Watford

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

1:05pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

A car parked in West Watford was scratched and the wipers, aerial and wing mirror removed

Oceana Watford deputy manager 'best in the region' at nightclub awards

Watford Observer:

12:46pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

A deputy manager at Oceana Watford is celebrating after the nightclub operator crowned him Deputy Manager of the Year for the region

Share your favourite song on social media with #WMHearMyVoice to support Watford Mencap

Watford Observer:

12:03pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

Watford Mencap is marking Learning Disability Week by asking supporters to get involved in its Hear My Voice campaign by sharing their favourite song on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #WMHearMyVoice and texting a donation to the charity

Sky Ride Local back in Watford this summer

Watford Observer:

11:40am Wednesday 10th June 2015

A national campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness is returning to Watford this summer

Peace Hospice Care Summer Fete to be held at the end of the month

Watford Observer: Annual Radlett Festival to take place this weekend

11:30am Wednesday 10th June 2015

The Peace Hospice Care Summer Fete will be held on Sunday, June 28, at the Sun Postal Sports and Social Club

Watford animation Homeward Bound to be shown at Edinburgh film festival

Watford Observer:

10:42am Wednesday 10th June 2015

An animation first shown as part of Watford's Big Events series is up for an award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Sponsored walk helps raise funds for Seventh-day Adventist church in Garston

Watford Observer:

9:50am Wednesday 10th June 2015

Around 30 people completed a sponsored walk to help raise funds for the Seventh-day Adventist church in Garston

Former Watford Boys history teacher Douglas Miller dies aged 86

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Tuesday 9th June 2015

A former teacher for nearly 20 years at Watford Grammar School for Boys has died at the age of 86

Developer of former Mecca Bingo building 'immoral and opportunistic' after applying to reduce affordable housing requirement

Watford Observer:

1:55pm Tuesday 9th June 2015

A Bushey-based developer has been called "immoral" and "opportunistic" after a planning application to reduce the number of affordable housing it is required to provide in the former Mecca Bingo building in Watford

The Watford Area Humanists group has been re-formed

Watford Observer: Could you help open new youth cafe?

12:43pm Tuesday 9th June 2015

The Watford Area Humanists group is to re-form and re-affiliate with the British Humanist Association as a partner group

Unpaid carers in Watford can get support from charity Carers in Hertfordshire

Watford Observer:

12:19pm Tuesday 9th June 2015

Unpaid carers in Watford are being encouraged to use Carers in Hertfordshire support services as part of Carers Week 2015 from Monday, June 8, to Sunday, June 14

Garston grandad cycles to Paris to raise funds for orphans in southern India

Watford Observer:

11:46am Tuesday 9th June 2015

A Garston grandfather has completed his third annual sponsored bike ride between London and Paris to raise funds to pay the school fees of children in an orphanage in southern India

West Watford dad climbs Ben Nevis and raises £7,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of baby girl

Watford Observer:

10:08am Tuesday 9th June 2015

A West Watford dad and his family have raised more than £7,000 doing a sponsored climb of Ben Nevis in memory of his baby girl who died after being diagnosed with cancer five years ago

Bromet Primary School open garden day

Watford Observer: Insect hotel building for youngsters

3:20pm Monday 8th June 2015

An Oxhey primary school is having an open day to show its new irrigation system for the garden

West Herts College media students end of year screening

Watford Observer:

12:27pm Monday 8th June 2015

West Herts College media students screened videos they had made on their course for friends and family at an end of year event at Watford Palace Theatre

Watford Boys holding science day with Imperial College London for schools across south west Herts

Watford Observer:

12:04pm Monday 8th June 2015

More than 500 students from schools across south west Hertfordshire are to take part in a day of science lectures and experiments at Watford Grammar School for Boys

Big Lunch community event held in Watford

Watford Observer:

11:35am Monday 8th June 2015

A Big Lunch held in Watford for the community to come together, have fun and get to know each other took place last weekend

Cash and wallet stolen from car parked in Watford driveway

Watford Observer: Man charged after high-speed chase

10:06am Monday 8th June 2015

Cash and a wallet were stolen from a car parked in a Watford driveway overnight, say police who are appealing for witnesses

Watford mum questions school allocation process after daughter fails to get a place in her chosen primary despite already attending its nursery

Watford Observer:

8:00am Monday 8th June 2015

A Watford mum whose daughter has not been allocated a place at the infant school of her nursery has slated the county council for its "ridiculous, illogical and unhelpful" process

Investigation into patient deaths at West Herts hospitals highlights failings in risk assessments

Watford Observer:

3:20pm Saturday 6th June 2015

An investigation into a number of patient deaths at West Herts hospitals has highlighted failings in the way they were assessed

Watford Borough Council staff encouraged to join volunteering scheme

Watford Observer:

2:21pm Friday 5th June 2015

A Watford Borough Council employee is encouraging other council staff to join a scheme which allows them to take up paid time off to volunteer for the community

Arsenal Soccer Schools free trial session in Watford for youngsters aged 5 to 12

Watford Observer:

11:44am Friday 5th June 2015

Arsenal Soccer Schools Hertfordshire has launched a new Progression Centre in Watford and are offering budding footballers the chance to trial for free

Women called to join Starlight Walk for Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer:

11:11am Friday 5th June 2015

Watford women are getting ready for the all-female fundraiser Starlight Walk in aid of Peace Hospice Care

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