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Alan Rickman played Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films

Harry Potter stars pay tribute to Alan Rickman

Louis Smith and Lucy Mecklenburgh

Dynamo fails to magic back together a wand and Louis Smith is wowed by the special effects at Hogwarts in the Snow

Heart of glass

Heart of glass

Maekawa Hiroyuki (45171847)

Making a splash with this show

Ruby Wax

What's on in Watford and surrounding areas

Literary feast

Top five events in the Watford area this weekend

Top five events in the Watford area this weekend

Antonio foraging for mushrooms

There's mush-room for fungi stall in St Albans

Traditional African storytelling will be provided by Kulture Afrik

Celebrate Black History Month with music and storytelling at Watford Palace Theatre

Wendi Peters will make her lettuce cake at ExCel London next weekend

From Coronation Street to cake, Chorleywood's Wendi Peters prepares for Cake and Bake Show

The exhibition celebrates 20 years since the Spice Girls released Wannabe

Spice up your life in 2016 with new exhibition at the Watford Colosseum

The 27 are Tom Michell, Henry Parker and David Page

Watford group The 27 set to play BerkoFest this weekend

The ABBA Reunion show promises a night of nostalgia

Our guide to what's on in the Watford area this week

Gareth Gates is set to sing at Music on the Farm charity festival on Saturday

Top five things to do in Watford this weekend

Herts Pride 2015 launched with the cast of Avenue Q. (Picture by Holly Cant)

Get your glad rags on for a Herts Pride party


Relax in Watford's parks this summer

Making friends. PHOTO by Camilla Greenwell

Secret Cinema: The Empire Strikes Back -expensive but epic

Making friends. PHOTO by Camilla Greenwell

Secret Cinema: The Empire Strikes Back -expensive but epic

PICTURE: Peter Beal

Can you dig it?

A 1950s Frith Series postcard of the pond

Preserving the voices of the past

RSPB Watford members on a recent trip to Romania

RSPB Watford takes flight

Monotone Man

Two festivals in one - double the fun

Bushey garden designers Patricia Thirion and Janet Honour are aiming for gold at the Chelsea Flower Show with their Magna Carta-inspired garden

RHS Chelsea garden inspired by the Magna Carta

One hundred craft will be moored (PHOTO: Pippa Douglas)

Fun for everyone at Ricky Festival

All aboard the Hogwarts Express! At Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter.

Video: Hogwarts Express arrives at Leavesden's very own Platform 9 3/4

Pat Floyd in his Bushey garden

Sporting Bushey tales!

A cat that played Crookshanks

It's purrfect half term fun at the Harry Potter studios

A scene from Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound, a digital animated film, will be screened on to the buildings of Watford Parade

Get your skates on!

Get your skates on!

The impressive Hogwarts model will be snow-capped for a special Christmas presentation

There's snow place like Hogwarts

Rama and Sita

Celebrate Diwali on Watford Parade

The Magic of Motown

Top 5 events in Harrow this week

Chloe James Lifestyle at the Cathedral

Laura Enfield is impressed by the Cathedral Catwalk Show at St Albans Fashion Week 2014

Bonfire night is wrapped up with our guide to the area's firework displays

Bonfire night is all wrapped up with our guide to the area's firework displays

Ten terrific and (slightly) terrifying events not to miss this Halloween

Ten terrific and (slightly) terrifying events not to miss this Halloween

Credit Simon Jacobs

Fireworks fun in north London

Young designers will get the chance to show off their work on the catwalk. Photo: Ethanie Jackson Turner

Our pick of the events at St Albans Fashion Week

PICTURE: Simon Jacobs

Fireworks fun

Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller star in Frankenstein (Photo by Catherine Ashmore)

A spooktacular selection of Hallowe'en events in north London

Champions of Magic

Crafts, magic, puppets and more - there's something for everyone at the Family Arts Festival in Watford

The Sopwith Camel being moved into place at the RAF Museum

The RAF Museum needs you!

Don't get caught by the Death Eaters

Go over to the dark side!

There will be an art sale at Little Cassiobury

Discover Watford's rich cultural heritage at the Heritage Open Days

Peter Caddick-Adams

Chocks away for Battle of Britain lectures at the RAF Museum in Hendon

Volunteer at Watford Library

Volunteer at Watford Library to help with its ancient map collection

Dreadlockalien will perform

Celebrate Eid at Watford Palace Theatre

Simon Deville (far right) with his fellow circus performers

Roll up! Roll up! Circus Fantasia hits town!

Hogwarts gates

Lights! Camera! Action! It's the Warner Bros Studios film-making workshops!

Full steam ahead for historic trip

Full steam ahead for historic trip

Lance Sergeant Thomas Edward Gregory on the left with fellow soldiers

He died on Christmas Day, 1914

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