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Charity golf day to raise money for a group of musicians with learning disabilities in Watford

Watford Observer:

10:10am Tuesday 4th August 2015

Staff from a Watford housing association have taken part in a charity golf day to raise money for a group of musicians with learning disabilities

Fundraising event at Watford supermarket raises more than £3,000 for charity

Watford Observer:

5:27pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The event held last month included a static bike ride the distance from London to Brighton in aid of the Sue Ryder charity ‘Raise a Smile’ campaign resulted in a collection of £3,256

80 ales and 40 ciders on tap at The Watford Town Beer and Cider Festival this weekend

Watford Observer: Specially brewed beer on sale to mark 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

4:34pm Monday 3rd August 2015

More than 80 ales and 40 ciders will be available throughout the festival, as well as craft beers and lagers and a wine bar

Updated: Police and paramedics in Watford High Street after man collapsed

Watford Observer:

2:58pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Police and paramedics have been called to Watford High Street after a man collapsed outside Nationwide

Housemate Hunt event for people with learning disabilities to find friends to live with launched in Watford and Three Rivers

Watford Observer: Illegal subletting tenants in Watford offered an amnesty

2:13pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A project to help Watford and Three Rivers residents with learning disabilities find housemates has been launched with a coffee morning

New generation of engineers inspired at Watford BRE open day

Watford Observer:

1:48pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Children got an insight into what it takes to be an engineer and the work they do at an open day hosted at the Building Research Establishment in Watford

Historical venues in Watford are opening their doors to the public in September

Watford Observer:

1:02pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Churches, the town hall, a brewery and a mosque are amongst the venues taking part in Heritage Open Days for one weekend from Thursday, September 10, to Sunday, September 13

Watford Mencap has launched a gardening project at its new allotment in Croxley Green

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

11:50am Friday 31st July 2015

The charity took over the plot in May this year and have just harvested our first crop of beetroot

Residential and nursing home in Watford celebrates summer with fete

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4:30pm Friday 31st July 2015

A residential and nursing home in Watford held its summer fete on Saturday with a barbeque, games and entertainment for the community

Future of iconic Watford pub hangs in the balance as new owners consider what to do with it

Watford Observer:

3:30pm Friday 31st July 2015

The future of an iconic Watford pub hangs in the balance as owners consider options to turn it into flats, a restaurant, a supermarket, a bookmakers or keep it as a pub

A teacher who worked at a Watford secondary for nearly 40 years has retired

Watford Observer:

2:30pm Friday 31st July 2015

Anthony Taylor who taught history to year 7 to year 13 pupils at Francis Combe Academy for 39 years celebrated his retirement with a party for past and present students

Residents say no to full controlled parking zones in West Watford

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Friday 31st July 2015

A consultation about whether to introduce controlled parking in several more streets in West Watford has showed the scheme would not be supported by residents

Watford residents who raise money for military charities and signed petition to help a homeless Garston man say it was 'disgustingly misused'

Watford Observer:

9:30am Friday 31st July 2015

Watford Borough Council do not consider Steve McMahon and his dog Lionel a rehoming priority partly because of his occasional charity work, as detailed in the petition by residents handed to the mayor

A schoolgirl has raised £350 for Watford Food Bank as part of her Bat Mitzvah preparations

Watford Observer:

1:30pm Friday 31st July 2015

Talia Rabinowitz, 11, from Radlett, also volunteered at the foodbank in Imperial Way and raised another £350 for charity Save a Child’s Heart

Watford-based theatre company for people with physical and learning disabilities wins award

Watford Observer: Charter Place redevelopment: Cineworld will run new cinema complex

11:00am Friday 31st July 2015

A Watford-based theatre company for people with physical and learning disabilities has won a championing change award

Watford residents meet MP to voice their concerns about climate change

Watford Observer:

8:30am Friday 31st July 2015

Residents pressed concerns about carbon and methane emissions, rising sea levels and Shale gas exploration

Watford flood tenant 'despairing' after housing association’s solution to move her to Stevenage

Watford Observer:

5:13pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A tenant who was flooded out of her Watford home two weeks ago said she is despairing at the housing association’s solution to move her to Stevenage

Vandals smash window and etched swastika onto Abbots Langley tattoo parlour

Watford Observer:

1:52pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Vandals have targeted a tattoo parlour in Abbots Langley, first smashing through the shop window and then returning to carve a swastika on the premises

Arsonists set fire to wheelie bins and mobility scooter outside Garston block of flats

Watford Observer:

12:52pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

Police are hunting arsonists who set fire to several wheelie bins and a mobility scooter outside a block of flats in Garston

Two men have been arrested after a carjacking and robbery in Bushey last week

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

2:18pm Monday 27th July 2015

Police said three robbers assaulted a man in his 50s in Claybury and two holdalls containing jewellery were stolen from the boot of his car

Three playday events for children and their families are taking place across Watford

Watford Observer:

1:07pm Monday 27th July 2015

An inflatable assault course, bouncy castle and giant laser tag will be set up in Callowland Recreation Ground on Tuesday, August 4, from 11am to 4pm

Crime fighting charity offers £3k reward for information on sexual assault in Watford

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

10:52am Monday 27th July 2015

A reward has been offered for information after a woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted in West Watford last year

Man missing from Watford for a week found safe and well

Watford Observer:

12:25pm Sunday 26th July 2015

A missing 34-year-old man last seen in the Vicarage Road area of Watford on Sunday, July 19, has been found

Fire in biggest oak tree in Attenborough fields

Watford Observer: Fire crews tackle heavy smoke in Radlett shop

4:00pm Sunday 26th July 2015

A fire started in the base of the biggest oak tree in Attenborough fields has caused such extensive damage the tree "may well die"

Pedestrian taken to hospital after rush hour crash in Croxley Green

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

5:20pm Saturday 25th July 2015

A pedestrian was taken to hospital with chest injuries after a rush hour crash in Croxley Green yesterday

Watford Labour throw support behind Yvette Cooper's bid for party leader

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Saturday 25th July 2015

Watford Labour Party members have voted to support Yvette Cooper's nomination for Labour leader

Beano bonanza summer of school pranks taking over intu Watford

Watford Observer: Power cut affects intu Watford centre

10:11am Saturday 25th July 2015

The sessions, which include comic book clubs, shows, dressing up and arts and crafts, take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in August between 11am and 4pm

Budding Watford entrepreneurs presented with certificates after completing business training course

Watford Observer:

4:00pm Friday 24th July 2015

Twelve budding Watford entrepreneurs have been presented with certificates after completing a business training course

Watford Satsang singers raise £250 for Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer:

2:32pm Friday 24th July 2015

Elders from the Watford Satsang group of singers raised £250 for Peace Hospice Care after weekly singing and prayer gatherings at Watford Palace Theatre

Drivers assaulted in carjacking and robbery in Bushey last night

Watford Observer: Police discover 200 cannabis plants in Rickmansworth house

12:15pm Friday 24th July 2015

Police are hunting three men who attempted to steal a black Mercedes C-class from a man in his 50s in Claybury at around 11.35pm

Watford primary celebrate end of academic year with summer themed fete

Watford Observer:

1:20pm Friday 24th July 2015

Ascot Road Community Free School said their summer fair was a great celebration of moving into its new building

Champion boxer visits Watford Boxing Club in bid to get more young people in the town to take up the sport

Watford Observer:

11:00am Friday 24th July 2015

Hannah Beharry went to the club to encourage more residents aged 11 to 25 to join in a series of free boxing sessions as part of Watford Borough Council’s Sportivate programme

Watford mum to home school daughter after 'gutting' school places decision

Watford Observer:

10:26am Friday 24th July 2015

A Watford mum says she is facing the prospect of home schooling her daughter in September after she failed to gain a place at an infants school she could be taken to by her childminder

Residents fear for the future of Watford Police Station

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

1:53pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

Residents say they fear for the future of Watford Police Station after the Government recommended the town’s magistrates’ court for closure

Six weeks of road works on St Albans Road to begin next week

Watford Observer: Delays likely by Dome Roundabout in north Watford

12:29pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

Road works to a cycleway on the A412 St Albans Road will begin on Monday, July 27

Would-be thieves try to force entry to Watford home attempted burglary

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

9:37am Thursday 23rd July 2015

There has been an attempted burglary in Watford where people have gone into a back garden and tried to force a window, police said

HomeStart and opposition councillors voice concern at 'devastating' decision for the hundreds of families who use the home-visiting service

Watford Observer:

6:39pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

HomeStart and opposition councillors voiced their shock and concern at the “devastating” decision for the hundreds of families who use the home-visiting service

Work has begun on the new blue lights link road for Watford General Hospital

Watford Observer:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Watford Health Campus partners met on the site with a team from VolkerFitzpatrick, the contractors delivering the £18.5million access road that aims to speed up journey times to and from the hospital for emergency vehicles as well as patients, visitors and staff

Thieves broke into a Watford home and stole jewellery, money and a grandmother clock

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

5:25pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Police said that between 9am and 12.15pm on July 10 thieves forced entry to doors at the back of house in The Ridgeway

34-year-old man from Watford last seen in the Vicarage Road area has gone missing

Watford Observer:

5:17pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Nicholas Hodgkinson was last seen the Vicarage Road area at around 11am on Sunday, July 19

West Watford woman who worked at Sun Printers and dinner lady at Victoria Girls School dies aged 92

Watford Observer:

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Lilian Edith Oakins, known as Edie, was born in 1923 to Lily and Fred Baldwin and lived in Liverpool Road

Dismantled shotgun found in bushes in Watford

Watford Observer:

3:51pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Police were called following the discovery of a suspected firearm in bushes on the Ebury Way on Monday, July 20

Volunteers needed to help Peace Hospice Care compile an oral history

Watford Observer:

12:34pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Volunteers are being sought to help Peace Hospice Care undertake an oral history of the memorial hospital, the development of the Peace Hospice and people’s life histories

Watford Workshop gets £16,000 boost from regional accountancy firm

Watford Observer:

12:16pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Charity Watford Workshop has been given more than £16,000 after a St George’s lunch fundraising day by a regional accountancy firm

Sisters give £135 to Dogs Trust at Cassiobury Park event to encourage responsible dog ownership

Watford Observer:

11:49am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Four sisters from Watford have given £135 to the Dogs Trust at an event in Cassiobury Park to encourage responsible dog ownership

Watford Community Housing Trust residents can vote in new members of a panel who speaks up on their behalf

Watford Observer: 'This will drive people to benefits'

11:28am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

An election is being held for members of the Gateway Membership Team - a group of 12 people who represent the members of the trust

Cuts to HomeStart service approved by county council

Watford Observer:

3:42pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of funding cuts to a family support service in Watford and Three Rivers has been approved by Herts County Council

Firefighters tackling grass blaze in Cassiobury Park

Watford Observer:

2:33pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A crew from Watford Fire Station was called to the fire at 2.06pm today

Parrot found in Cassiobury Park

Watford Observer:

2:25pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A Macaw parrot has been found in Cassiobury Park

30 bags of rubbish collected by team from McDonalds during Watford litter pick

Watford Observer:

9:41am Tuesday 21st July 2015

Around 25 staff from the St Albans Road, Garston, Borehamwood, London Colney and Jarman Park McDonalds collected the rubbish in St Albans Road and Callowland Recreation Ground

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