Food in the Forest: The world pops up in E17

Watford Observer: Will's pop-up restaurant is at the Rose and Crown pub in Hoe Street, Walthamstow

9:55am Monday 20th January 2014

When Will Wong moved to Walthamstow, he realised that whilst the residents came from around the world, this was not reflected in the cuisine. Restaurants were mainly variations of Indian or Chinese or fried chicken outlets.

Food review: 'First visit to Chutney in High Wycombe will not be my last'

Watford Observer: Curry

10:10am Monday 6th May 2013

DESPITE being a lifelong resident of the Wycombe area, and a long-term fan of Indian food, I am ashamed to say I had never before sampled the fare of Chutney in Easton Street.

Students distribute Christmas hampers

5:30pm Friday 14th December 2012

Vulnerable people in Harrow Weald will benefit from the generosity of college students.

Remembering Brian: health workers raise cash in memory of former colleague

Watford Observer: Staff at Fortuna Healthcare enjoying the festivities yesterday

10:48am Friday 14th December 2012

Healthcare staff took time out yesterday to raise cash in the memory of a former colleague.

Blood donation session to take place on Christmas Eve

10:31am Friday 14th December 2012

People are being called to give a Christmas gift with a difference by donating blood.

Snow Queen greets Christmas shoppers

Watford Observer: The Snow Queen

9:00am Friday 14th December 2012

Festive shoppers can have their photo taken with the Snow Queen in a giant sleigh this Christmas.

Elderly people's charity calls for old coats as part of winter campaign

8:55am Friday 14th December 2012

People are being called to donate their old coats as part of a winter campaign to raise money for charity.

Winter photo competition launched

3:07pm Thursday 13th December 2012

Budding photographers are being called to get snapping as part of a competition to find the best winter picture.

Students give festive performance at nursing home

Watford Observer: The Salvatorian College choir performed for nursing home residents

11:10am Thursday 13th December 2012

Amazing Grace and Adele’s Someone Like You were among songs performed by Harrow Weald students at a nursing home last night.

Car dealers collect hundreds of toys for disadvantaged children

Watford Observer: Staff at Dagenham Motors have collected thousands of toys for disadvantaged children this Christmas

11:04am Thursday 13th December 2012

Car dealers have collected more than 200 boxes filled with festive presents for disadvantaged children this Christmas.

Lantern parade 'powerful' display of community action

Watford Observer: Children with lanterns during the parade. Photo by Adam Coffnan and Harringay Online.

4:48pm Wednesday 12th December 2012

Five-hundred people from across Harringay carried lanterns together on Friday in a "powerful" display of community action.

Country park hosts charity party

4:52pm Wednesday 12th December 2012

Aldenham Country Park was transformed into Monte Carlo over the weekend, for a charity Christmas party.

Rotary Club carol concert on tomorrow

1:10pm Wednesday 12th December 2012

Needy families will benefit from a Rotary Club Christmas carol concert tomorrow.

Christmas market visits Enfield Island Village

11:41am Wednesday 12th December 2012

A Christmas market will be held in Enfield Island Village on Saturday.

Waste collection to change over festive period

9:42am Wednesday 12th December 2012

Refuse collections in Hertsmere will be delayed by one or two days over Christmas and the New Year.

Christmas spectacular brings festive cheer to care home

Watford Observer: Entertainers Bragi Arnason and Chrissy Kett with care administrator Hulya Kupeli and resident Freda Haggerwood

9:12am Wednesday 12th December 2012

A spot of music got residents at an Edmonton care home into Christmas spirit yesterday.

Free Christmas lunch to combat loneliness

9:00am Wednesday 12th December 2012

A nursing home in Tottenham is spreading festive cheer by inviting lonely elderly people for a free Christmas lunch.

Villagers hold annual carol singing event

5:30pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

Carols and the smells of mulled wine and festive foods will fill the air when Roe Green people gather for a festive singalong on December 20.

More than 1,000 people attend Christmas tree festival

Watford Observer: The church has been decorated with 40 christmas trees

2:10pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

More than 1,000 people have visited a church’s Christmas tree festival in Harrow Weald.

Review: Peter Pan at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Watford Observer: Review: Peter Pan at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

2:10pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

PACKED full of jokes and fantastic musical numbers, Peter Pan is a Christmas cracker of a panto – but it lacks the sparkle of its predecessor.

Crowds head to Winchmore Hill for Christmas fair

Watford Observer: Hundreds of people visited Winchmore Hill Green on Saturday. Photo by Bob Ludlam

1:20pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

Hundreds of people braced themselves against the cold on Saturday to attend a Christmas fair.

Hospice benefits from season of goodwill

Watford Observer: 550 people attended the Christmas fete

12:40pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

Wrapping presents as well as supplying them has brought in almost £4,000 for St Luke's Hospice.

Nursing home spreads Christmas cheer during bazaar

Watford Observer: Volunteer Rachel Biggs with resident Ruth Moore selling her wares

11:00am Tuesday 11th December 2012

Care home residents showed an entrepreneurial streak when they held a Christmas bazaar to raise money for a pamper room on Saturday.

More than 300 Santas take part in charity Dash

Watford Observer: The Santas took part in a group warm up before the Dash

5:10pm Monday 10th December 2012

More than 300 men, women, children and dogs dressed up as Father Christmas yesterday to take part in a charity Santa Dash.

Couple send more than 30,000 gifts to needy children

2:56pm Monday 10th December 2012

Most people would never imagine toothpaste would bring children joy, but a Borehamwood couple say essentials we hardly think about are cherished luxuries to the children they help.

Sculptor raises £3,500 for Alzheimer's Society

Watford Observer: Gudula Becker, with Linda Zeff, Gill Herring and Alfie Herring, aged 13.

2:40pm Monday 10th December 2012

A sculptor put on a charity Christmas Gift Fair in memory of her mum last weekend.

Fun had by all during free Christmas fair

Watford Observer: Fun had by all during free Christmas fair

2:24pm Monday 10th December 2012

Bicycle-powered blenders served up smoothies for crowds at a Christmas fair on Saturday.

Christmas event to save animal hospital raises £625

Watford Observer: Enfield Independent launches campaign to save animal centre

1:11pm Monday 10th December 2012

A Christmas event to drum up cash to save the last wildlife animal hospital in London raised £625.

Father Christmas takes time out to meet shoppers

Watford Observer: Father Christmas and reindeer in Palace Exhange shopping centre on Saturday

11:28am Monday 10th December 2012

Father Christmas and his reindeer took a break during their busiest time of year on Saturday to greet shoppers in Enfield Town.

Santa Claus to vist Shenley

9:21am Monday 10th December 2012

Santa Claus is preparing to visit children in Shenley next Monday.

Santa Claus and his elves visit school

Watford Observer: The kids at the grotto

8:50am Saturday 8th December 2012

Santa Claus and his elves took time out from their North Pole duties to visit children at Saffron Green school.

Politician announces winner of annual Christmas card competition

Watford Observer: MP Andy Love with Christmas card competition winner Tanbir Chowdhury yesterday

8:50am Saturday 8th December 2012

The winner of Edmonton MP Andy Love’s Christmas card competition has been announced.

Community Christmas event in North Finchley

6:20pm Friday 7th December 2012

Organisers of a community Christmas event in North Finchley are hoping it will boost visitors to the town centre and its shops.

Christmas concerts in and around Harrow

Watford Observer: Harrow Choral Society's Christmas celebration concert takes place in Harrow School's Speech Room

11:46am Thursday 6th December 2012

A round-up of the best Christmas concerts in and around Harrow

Grappling with predators in The Gruffalo

Watford Observer: The cast of The Gruffalo in action. (Photo credit - Alastair Muir.)

11:16am Thursday 6th December 2012

The Gruffalo returns to artsdepot to delight children and their adults this Christmas

Snuggle up with a good book this Christmas

Watford Observer: Pets in Pants is a fully illustrated children's book by Finchley author Omri Stephenson

11:25am Thursday 6th December 2012

It’s cold out - so why not get cosy with a great read from one of north London’s new authors?

Rotary Club to hold concert

9:21am Thursday 6th December 2012

A piper, Israeli dancing and singing will be among entertainment when Rotarians hold a Christmas concert next weekend.

Funeral director hopes memory tree will show he is there for people 'throughout the year'

Watford Observer: James Mooney-Dutton hopes people will find the memory tree comforting

1:30pm Wednesday 5th December 2012

A funeral director in Kenton is giving people the opportunity to create a memorial to a loved one this Christmas.

Call for volunteers to help Christmas card campaign

12:42pm Wednesday 5th December 2012

People are being called to take part in a Christmas card writing event to send messages of hope around the world.

Organisers looking to build on 'huge success' of Christmas fayre

Watford Observer: Barnet Mayor Brian Schama and Councillor John Hart addressed the crowd on the stage to officially open the festival

11:16am Wednesday 5th December 2012

The streets of High Barnet were filled with the smell of mulled wine and mince pies at a traditional Christmas fayre visited by thousands of people on Sunday.

Deaf club holds Christmas party

Watford Observer: The party was attended by a number of councillors and local dignitaries (photo by Husain Aktar)

2:40pm Tuesday 4th December 2012

More than 200 people attended a Christmas party held by the Harrow Asian Deaf Club on Saturday.

Calls for volunteers to help bring Christmas cheer to those spending Christmas alone

11:26am Tuesday 4th December 2012

Volunteers are being sought to help run a Christmas Day party for those who might usually spend the festive season alone.

Shoppers donate food to help the hungry this Christmas

Watford Observer: Staff at Tesco, in Shenley Road, collecting food for the campaign

11:17am Tuesday 4th December 2012

Tins of baked beans, meat and cans of soup piled up as shoppers donated food to help feed people in need this Christmas.

Giant snow globe photos will raise cash for charity

9:21am Tuesday 4th December 2012

Families can strike a festive pose in a giant snow globe while raising cash for charity this winter.

Colourful parade marches through Ponders End

Watford Observer: The parade marched through Ponders End on Sunday

9:08am Tuesday 4th December 2012

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Ponders End on Sunday to watch a procession.

Hundreds enjoy Christmas light switch-on

Watford Observer: Hundreds enjoy Christmas light switch-on

5:32pm Monday 3rd December 2012

Hundreds braved the cold conditions for the annual Christmas light switch-on in Harrow town centre.

Christmas lights switch on for charity

Watford Observer: Mr Press with his grandson, Ross, who helped erect the lights

5:20pm Monday 3rd December 2012

Christmas-lover David Press invited hundreds of children to his front garden on Saturday to catch a glimpse of his Christmas lights – all in the name of charity.

Christmas card competition winners announced

Watford Observer: Mayor Strack with Ellen Harrison, Sully MacCormack, Riya Rajesh and Ben Fullman

3:23pm Monday 3rd December 2012

Arty children drew on the year's events for inspiration - and used unusual materials - to design Christmas cards that will be seen by thousands of people.

Ice skating rink opens in Ponders End Park

Watford Observer: Teenagers enjoying the ice skating rink in Ponders End Park

1:44pm Monday 3rd December 2012

An ice skating rink opened in a Ponders End park on Friday afternoon.

Tottenham Green transformed by winter festival

Watford Observer: Crowds in Tottenham Green on Saturday

9:30am Monday 3rd December 2012

Crowds flocked to Tottenham Green over the weekend to enjoy a market and music.


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