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Stay safe in the sun this summer, urge British Skin Foundation

Watford Observer:

4:08pm Monday 27th April 2015

The British Skin Foundation has released its top tips for staying safe this summer ahead of sun awareness week beginning Monday, May 4

Bushey cancer survivor's golf day with evening buffet and entertainment to raise money for 'absolutely fantastic' Macmillan

Watford Observer:

3:21pm Monday 27th April 2015

John Murphy has organised the event for Friday, May 8, at Bushey Hall Golf Club, where some 62 golfers are already signed up to play 18 holes to be joined later by their partners and children for the evening entertainment, including buffet meal and a disco

Watford charity's annual eye camp gives more than 300 patients in Pakistan much needed cataract operations

Watford Observer:

2:14pm Monday 27th April 2015

A Watford charity's annual eye camp gave more than 300 patients in Pakistan much needed cataract operations - the most in the Alma Hospital Trust's nine years of running it

Watford pair raise more than £18,000 for charity Alma Hospital Trust

Watford Observer:

1:55pm Monday 27th April 2015

The pair most recently completed the Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge to raise money for the hospital, which provides free medical care to poorer people in Pakistan

Families met in Cassiobury Park to raise awareness of rare eye disorder Coats disease on Saturday

Watford Observer:

12:32pm Monday 27th April 2015

Sufferers of Coats disease, a nonhereditary eye disorder that causes full or partial blindness, have multiple surgeries and treatments often from childhood

Tickets for the Nascot Neighbourhood Dance in aid of Peace Hospice Care now on sale

Watford Observer:

12:10pm Monday 27th April 2015

The dance, at Regent Club, Regent Street, will start at 8pm, Saturday, May 9, with live music from Stuart Warren and disco until midnight

Teen taken to hospital after police helicopter search in Watford

Watford Observer:

5:07pm Friday 24th April 2015

A teenage girl from Watford was taken to hospital yesterday after a police helicopter search in the town

Herts homelessness charity is asking people in Watford to join its Crashpad scheme

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Herts Young Homeless is running the scheme to provide emergency accommodation for 16 and 17 year olds that have nowhere else to go

Herts mental health trust looking for Watford artists to exhibit in newly refurbished buildings

Watford Observer:

2:49pm Friday 24th April 2015

An art panel will make the final selection but is looking for drawings, paintings, photography, prints and mixed media work

Watford nursery's chicken incubation project

Watford Observer: Boys & Girls Nursery Watford - Chicken Incubation Project

2:25pm Friday 24th April 2015

A Watford nursery has teamed up with a country park to set up a chicken incubation project for the children to observe

Big Toddle fundraising walk for under-fives back for 2015 and shiver me timbers the theme is pirates

Watford Observer:

12:27pm Friday 24th April 2015

Fundraisers who took part in the Watford walks netted £1,030 last year, and children's charity Barnardo’s is hoping to raise more money than ever this time round

Royal Albert Hall resident orchestra to play for Watford African Caribbean Association

11:45am Friday 24th April 2015

Albert's Band, which visits care homes and community groups throughout the year to perform for residents, will appear for the association at the Holywell Community Centre on Wednesday, May 27

Watford UTC extension approved by council planning committee

Watford Observer:

10:05am Friday 24th April 2015

Plans for a two-storey extension of Watford's University Technical College were approved by councillors last night

Watford leisure centres to host Anthony Nolan charity open day tomorrow

Watford Observer:

9:24am Friday 24th April 2015

All proceeds of the open days hosted by Watford Leisure Centre Woodside and Watford Leisure Centre Central will go to the Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity formed to help those who are in need of a stem cell transplant

Watford UTC to seek planning permission to reduce size of proposed extension from four storeys to two

Watford Observer:

4:28pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A secondary school in Watford that initially planned to build a four-storey extension has halved the size in new proposals to be heard by the council's planning committee tonight

Herts health service reminds sufferers of depression to use free help available

Watford Observer:

12:17pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A Hertfordshire health service trust has reminded residents of the support available to sufferers of depression and anxiety during a national awareness week

Miss Hertfordshire finalist to appear in ITV's Ninja Warrior UK

Watford Observer:

11:15am Thursday 23rd April 2015

A 22-year-old from Garston competing in the Miss Hertfordshire finals this Sunday is to appear in ITV's Ninja Warrior UK

Watford carer fighting for the rights of Hertfordshire's hidden army

Watford Observer:

9:49am Thursday 23rd April 2015

One of Tanya Hammond’s earliest memories of her mother’s mental illness was as a four year-old trying to wake her up after she’d taken an overdose

Fashion extravaganza with professional models, singers and dancers for Home-Start Watford and Three Rivers

Watford Observer:

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A fashion extravaganza with professional models, singers and dancers will be held on Thursday, May 21

Kaur Blimeys to step out in Starlight Walk for Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer:

4:18pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Satin sashes, strong smiles and a shared name are the trademark of this group of women who for the past six years have stepped out together to support Peace Hospice Care

A Watford gym is searching for the most inspirational and dedicated sport and fitness role model

Watford Observer:

3:33pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

The Gym Watford has launched its Be A Game Changer Awards to find individuals in the community who dedicate their time to inspiring women to enjoy the benefits of physical activity

Firefighters rescue elderly woman trapped in lift in Leavesden this morning

Watford Observer: Fire crews tackle heavy smoke in Radlett shop

2:34pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A crew from Garston fire attended a property on High Road shortly before 9.30am following reports a pensioner was stuck in a lift

Watford baby and her canine friend appear in national TV advert

Watford Observer:

2:18pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Seven-month-old Elarose Smith and family dog Oscar have starring roles in Pets at Home's new spring advert

More than 100 swimmers dived in to help raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Watford Observer:

5:16pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

Some 111 swimmers took part in the World’s Biggest Swim from Wednesday, April 17, to Friday, April 19, at the Watford Leisure Centre Central and Watford Leisure Centre Woodside

Family of cancer patient say 83-year-old had to wait 10 hours for bed

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

The shocked family of an 83-year-old breast cancer patient said her stay at West Herts hospitals was "absolutely dire" as overwhelmed staff were run off their feet and facilities inadequate for the number of patients

Wenta chairman Chris Pichon wins Queen's lifetime achievement award

Watford Observer:

11:41am Tuesday 21st April 2015

The chairman of a Watford company which helps people set up their own businesses has won a lifetime achievement award from the Queen

Watford benefits cheat falsely claimed £4k with pretend house near Oxford and lies about her job

Watford Observer:

4:29pm Monday 20th April 2015

A Watford benefits cheat who pretended to have a house near Oxford and lied about her job has been given a community sentence for falsely claiming nearly £4,000 from the two local authorities

New edition of book about Watford homelessness charity New Hope to be launched this weekend

Watford Observer:

2:53pm Monday 20th April 2015

A new edition of a book about the early days of Watford homelessness charity New Hope is being re-launched this weekend

Police: 'Woman sexually assaulted in Watford alleyway'

Watford Observer:

12:36pm Monday 20th April 2015

Officers are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident sometime between 3.30am and 5am on the morning of Sunday, April 5

Family's heartfelt plea to finally find murdered Murray Thompson's body after 5 years of searching

Watford Observer:

11:56am Monday 20th April 2015

The family of a 34-year-old Watford man murdered five years ago have issued a heartfelt appeal for any information that would help find his body

X Factor star to headline Watford’s Big Summer Sounds outdoor music festival

Watford Observer: A FIGHTER: Rebecca Ferguson who is making the most of her talents to build a better life

11:25am Monday 20th April 2015

Rebecca Ferguson will perform at the one-day jazz and folk music event which runs from 1pm to 9.30pm in The Parade by the pond

Funding for Second World War veterans to attend VE Day 70th anniversary events in London

Watford Observer:

10:56am Monday 20th April 2015

Funding will be provided for Second World War veterans' travel costs to attend events in London for the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Travel stress is the biggest productivity killer for Watford workers

Watford Observer: Road works to cause delays in Kings Langley

10:07am Monday 20th April 2015

Watford workers find it hard to let go of travel stress and have a productive day, according to new research

Mayor opens new furniture and electrical charity shop in Queens Road

Watford Observer:

4:52pm Friday 17th April 2015

The Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill opened a new DEBRA charity furniture and electrical shop in Queens Road this week

West Watford Community Association to hold Really Big Board Game Fundraising Evening next month

Watford Observer:

3:49pm Friday 17th April 2015

A Watford community association is hosting a board games evening to raise money for its baby and toddler group

West Watford Community Association's craft sale and vintage tearoom raises £700

Watford Observer:

3:24pm Friday 17th April 2015

Handmade In West Watford raised £670.22 for the association, based in Harwoods Road, to put on more community activities and events.

Driver allegedly assaulted after car crash in Kings Langley

Watford Observer: Man charged after high-speed chase

2:23pm Friday 17th April 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault of a 70-year-old driver after a car crash in Kings Langley

Watford pupils to show their potential to be science and engineering stars of the future

Watford Observer:

12:42pm Friday 17th April 2015

Young people from schools in Watford could show their potential as science and engineering stars of the future at a University of Hertfordshire event next week

Have your say on Herts health services for people living with progressive neurological conditions

Watford Observer:

9:55am Friday 17th April 2015

Watford residents are being asked for their views on health services and support needed by people living with progressive neurological conditions

Lone clubber runs up £17,000 bill at Watford strip club - in one visit

Watford Observer:

8:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

A clubber pulled out all the stops to run up a bill of almost £17,000 at a strip club in Watford on his own in a single visit

Watford woman hair chop for ill schoolgirl Brooke Cornwell

Watford Observer:

9:14am Friday 17th April 2015

A Watford woman is raising money for schoolgirl Brooke Cornwell who was born with a rare blood disorder

Hard-hitting play dealing with issue of children being sexually exploited to be shown at Watford's Francis Combe Academy

Watford Observer:

3:24pm Thursday 16th April 2015

School pupils in Watford will be watching a play next week which highlights the issue of children being sexually exploited

A tabby cat from Watford has been chosen to star in a Pets at Home’s advertising campaign

Watford Observer:

2:57pm Thursday 16th April 2015

The retailer launched a search for real life footage of pets last year, after which Alice Byrne, Jack’s owner, entered a short video of his antics

Mayor Thornhill: 'My campaign is far from struggling' after launch of £5k crowd funding appeal

Watford Observer:

2:15pm Thursday 16th April 2015

Mayor Dorothy Thornhill has defended her campaign for Watford MP as "far from struggling" after launching an "ambitious £5,000 crowd funding" appeal

Dome Roundabout lights still out after cabling problems cause delays

Watford Observer:

2:09pm Thursday 16th April 2015

It's still lights out at the Dome Roundabout after unforeseen problems with cabling to the traffic signals have caused weeks of delays

Man, 37, charged in connection with two burglaries in Watford this week

Watford Observer:

12:18pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A man has been charged in connection with two burglaries which took place on the same street in Watford this week

Free training course for Watford residents interested in setting up their own small business

Watford Observer: Competition to win free workspace

5:28pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A Watford housing association is offering a free training course to residents who are interested in setting up their own small business

Thrill seekers wanted to skydive for The Fire Fighters Charity

Watford Observer:

5:17pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

The Fire Fighters Charity is looking for thrill seekers to help raise funds by making an exhilarating free-fall tandem parachute jump

British Empire Medal recipient for lifelong service to visually impaired and blind people in Watford has died aged 75

Watford Observer:

11:36am Wednesday 15th April 2015

Susan Harper was a tireless and committed volunteer running the Watford Social Centre for the Blind in Cross Street, Watford, for more than 20 years

Watford North Scout District to hold its annual St George’s Day Parade on Sunday, April 26

Watford Observer:

11:40am Tuesday 14th April 2015

More than 500 young people and adults will be walking from the Harebreaks to Christ Church on St Albans Road and back again after a short multi-faith service

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