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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

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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

Metropolitan Locomotive No 1 chugging along

Full steam ahead on the Met Line, as it celebrates its 125th anniversary

Dress up as a pirate!

Let the kids have fun while you shop

Learn about Bertram Prewett at Bushey Museum

Watford remembers World War One with a series of events all over the area

commonly known as the ‘naked lady statue’, La Délivrance is a bronze statue of a woman holding aloft a sword and commemorates the First Battle of the Marne, when the German army was stopped from capturing Paris in 1914.

The Home Front in Finchley

Keep the kids busy this summer with one of these creative courses in Watford

Keep the kids busy this summer with one of these creative courses in Watford

Make a beeline for Chenies

Make a beeline for Chenies

Splash about in the pool	PICTURE: HOLLY CANT

We love Cassiobury Park!

Chenies Manor - David Parker

Chenies Manor Plant Fair in full bloom this Sunday

How will you spend the next seven days?

How will you spend the next seven days?

James Green from Watford

Meanwhile, on the other side of Watford...

Pupils at Central Primary School in Watford rehearse for Once Upon a Time in Watford (PICTURE: Jessica Green)

Once upon a time in Watford...

Fly on a broomstick in front of the green screen

Harry Potter magic for the summer holidays

Relax in the spa at Whittlebury

Strawberries and cream with a difference at Whittlebury Hall

Have a great day out at this year’s Watford Observer Family Fun Day

Have a great day out at this year’s Watford Observer Family Fun Day

The ox

The 'oss and the ox set to do battle in Watford High Street

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