Horse patrol to become 'eyes and ears of district'

Watford Observer: Picture from stock

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership has launched a horse patrol project this week.

Free crime prevention event held today

Watford Observer: Police warn heroin users after recent death in Watford

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A free vehicle crime prevention event is being held in Watford today.

April 19, 1985

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

1985 - and kung fu death stars cause a stir in Watford

Westfield Academy rebuild: £20 million grant will provide the 'school that it needs and deserves'

Watford Observer: Westfield Academy to be demolished and rebuilt with £20 million Government grant

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A "forgotten" west Watford school will be demolished and rebuilt following a £20 million government grant.

London Underground workers announce strike action

Watford Observer: Nominate dedicated residents in village awards

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

London Underground workers are planning five days of strike action over Tube ticket office closures, the RMT Union has announced.

Chorleywood Parish Council announces village day date

Watford Observer: Dogmobile coming to St Albans

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Chorleywood Parish Council will be holding its Village Day on Saturday, July 12.

Delays in Kings Langley due to road works

Watford Observer: Delays likely by Dome Roundabout in north Watford

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Roadworks are set to cause motorists delays in Kings Langley.

April 18, 1969

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

1969, and Watford FC are promoted. Point me at the nearest fountain...

Bilderberg Conference: Hertfordshire taxpayers to pay remaining £528,000 policing bill

Watford Observer: Bilderberg Conference: Hertfordshire taxpayers to pay entire security bill

4:48pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The remaining cost of policing the Bilderberg Group meeting in Watford will be paid by Hertfordshire tax payers after an application for a grant has been refused by the Home Office.

County council accused of 'failing children' as nearly a fifth miss out on first choice primary school

Watford Observer: County council accused of 'failing children' as nearly a fifth miss out on first choice primary school

5:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

More than 94 per cent of children in Hertfordshire have been allocated a place at one of their preferred schools this year, despite a large increase in the number of applications.

Allegations against mayoral candidate described as 'desparate' attempt to gain political support

Watford Observer: Jagtar Singh Dhindsa

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Allegations levied at a Watford mayoral candidate over the spending of taxpayers’ money have been called a "desperate" attempt to gain political support as elections draw near.

Weekend weather: will it be sunshine or Bank Holiday showers?

Watford Observer: Weekend weather: cloudy at first but warm on Sunday

4:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Although there is some mandatory Bank Holiday rain on Sunday, the rest of the four-day weekend looks quite nice, with clouds but also sunny spells.

Weekend What's On: five egg-citing Easter days out you can't miss in the Watford area

Watford Observer: Weekend What's On: Three things you can't miss in St Albans this weekend

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Here’s your guide to the best things to do this Bank Holiday weekend in Watford.

UKIP European election candidate to deliver speech in Watford

Watford Observer: Do you recognise these women? CCTV released following handbag thefts

2:51pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A senior UKIP figure will be giving a speech in Watford on Tuesday.

Hundreds of chocolate eggs donated to children's hospital ward

Watford Observer: Hundreds of chocolate eggs donated to children's hospital ward

2:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

More than 400 Easter eggs have been donated to a children’s ward at Watford General Hospital.

Harperbury Free School could be open to year eight pupils next year

Watford Observer: Harperbury Free School opening delayed until September 2015

12:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Pupils who were due to start at a free school in Radlett before its opening was deferred could still be offered year eight places for 2015 if there is enough demand.

South Oxhey Initiative: uncertainty over plans causing 'unease' among shopkeepers

Watford Observer: South Oxhey Initiative: uncertainty over plans causing 'unease' among shopkeepers

1:03pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Shopkeepers said the speculation and growing "uncertainty" over plans to redevelop the centre of South Oxhey have left a feeling of unease in the precinct.

Firefighters extinguish rubbish fire near hospital

Watford Observer: Fire crews to strike on Christmas and New Year's Eve

11:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

Firefighters were called to land near Watford General Hospital this afternoon after reports of rubbish on fire.

Woman allegedly photographed or filmed while changing in Watford Leisure Centre

Watford Observer: Do you recognise this man?

11:33am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a woman said she was either photographed or filmed at a leisure centre in Watford.

Changes to policing in Chorleywood and Sarratt

Watford Observer: Police speed checks carried out across the district

11:17am Thursday 17th April 2014

Chorleywood and Sarratt will no longer be under the control of the Abbots Langley Safer Neighbourhood Team as of next month.

Seven things you can do if your child did not get your first choice primary school

Watford Observer: Eight things you can do if your child did not get your first choice primary school

10:26am Thursday 17th April 2014

All over the country parents have been receiving the news that their child has been accepted into a primary school.

Firefighters called to flaming oven

Watford Observer: Firefighters to go on strike over Christmas and New Year period

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Firefighters were called to a house in Watford after reports of an oven fire.

Delays in St Albans Road over Bank Holiday due to road works

Watford Observer: Delays likely by Dome Roundabout in north Watford

9:35am Thursday 17th April 2014

Motorists in Watford are being warned of delays over the bank holiday as works take place.

Hundreds raised for children's hospice at quiz event

Watford Observer: Hundreds raised for children's hospice at quiz event

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

More than £800 was raised at pub in Bushey Heath to raise money for a children’s hospice.

April 17, 1984

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

1984 - cry God for Harry, England and St George ... hic!

Six reasons to celebrate Luton’s successful promotion to the Football League...

Watford Observer: Mo Johnston heads for goal

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Here are six reasons to celebrate the promotion of Herts-Beds derby rivals Luton to the Football League.

Organ donation artwork unveiled at Watford General Hospital

Watford Observer: Organ donation artwork unveiled at Watford General Hospital

5:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Artwork to celebrate organ donations has been unveiled at Watford General Hospital on Wednesday.

Ambulance service to ditch private ambulances

Watford Observer: Woman injured as car flipped on to its roof

4:55pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The ambulance service will stop using private ambulance services by the end of this year, according to their new chief executive.

Take part in new Channel 4 cooking programme

Watford Observer: Take part in new Channel 4 cooking programme

4:49pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A new TV show on Channel 4 is looking for families to get involved in a programme about food.

Parents face nervous wait before primary school places are announced

Watford Observer: Join the 'Friends of St Paul’s School'

4:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Parents and carers will find out tonight if their child has got a place at the primary school of their choice.

Firefighters called to Boots fire

Watford Observer: Firefighters to go on strike over Christmas and New Year period

4:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Firefighters were called to a small fire in Watford High Street today.

Police appeal after man dragged from car and beaten

Watford Observer: Teen in Abbots Langley motorbike crash in critical condition

3:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A 24-year-old man was dragged from his car and assaulted in Watford.

Annual remembrance service for children and babies held in Watford

Watford Observer: Picture from stock

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The annual Service of Remembrance for babies and children who have died before, during or after birth will be held at St Andrew’s Church, Park Road, Watford, at 3pm on Sunday 11.

Family run play-centre in Bushey reopens after flood damage clear-up

Watford Observer: Family run play-centre in Bushey reopens after flood damage clear up

2:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A family run indoor play centre in Bushey that was has been closed since February due to floods has reopened following eight weeks of clearing out, drying and refurbishment.

Time running out to enter Peace Hospice Care bake-off

Watford Observer: 'Inspirational' dementia carer to host a talk at Peace Hospice

2:27pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Time is running out to register for the Peace Hospice Care fundraising bake-off.

Delays in Rickmansworth due to telephone network improvements

Watford Observer: Delays likely in St Albans main road due to road resurfacing

2:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Motorists are being warned of delays in Rickmansworth as BT carries out maintenance work this week.

Charity quiz raises hundreds for Childreach

Watford Observer: Pics show  Jules & her mum Gill.  Quizmaster Colin Turnbull in the very nice pink jersey and Oliver in the red T shirt

2:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

More than £700 was raised at a charity quiz night in Bushey Heath.

Rickmansworth woman 'absolutely over the moon' at Miss Hertfordshire win

Watford Observer: Rickmansworth woman 'absolutely over the moon' at Miss Hertfordshire win

2:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Rickmansworth winner of Miss Hertfordshire 2014 is urging young girls to "never give up" as she is crowned queen of the county in her third time competing in the pageant.

Post Office upgrades in Garston

Watford Observer: Picture from stock

1:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Meriden Post Office in The Gossamers, Watford, is being modernised and will soon be open for longer.

Delays likely in Abbots Langley next week

Watford Observer: Delays likely in St Albans main road due to road resurfacing

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Roadworks are set to cause delays in Abbots Langley next week.

More than £10,000 raised for Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer: More than £10,000 raised for Peace Hospice Care

12:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Financial services professionals, led by Neil Clarke of Lucas Fettes & Partners, raised £13,759.50 for Peace Hospice Care during the annual dinner at Sopwell House hotel in St Albans.

Teenage drug-dealer told to 'go away and don't even think about coming back' by judge

Watford Observer: Court Report - January 16, 2014

11:11am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A teenage drug dealer was given a chance by a judge, who told him to: "Go away and don't even think about coming back."

Abbots Langley am-dram group chosen for Royal Shakespeare Company production

Watford Observer: Abbots Langley am-dram group chosen for Royal Shakespeare Company production

9:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

An amateur dramatics society based in Abbots Langley is set to feature in a Royal Shakespeare Company project.

'Help Noah Walk' campaign raises £80,000 for life-changing operation

Watford Observer: Noah, on the far right, with his family

10:28am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Croxley Green boy is one giant step closer to being able to walk after months of fundraising has exceeded the £80,000 needed to send him to America for a specialist operation.

Delays in Radlett as roadworks take place

Watford Observer: Delays likely by Dome Roundabout in north Watford

9:33am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Motorists in Radlett are being warned of delays on a main road tomorrow as works take place.

April 16, 1965

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

1965 - CND vigil in town centre

Westfield Academy to be demolished and rebuilt with £20 million Government grant

Watford Observer: Westfield Academy to be demolished and rebuilt with £20 million Government grant

5:26pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

West Watford will get the school "it needs and deserves" following a £20 million government grant.

Kayaking litter-picker went 'above and beyond'

Watford Observer: Kayaking litter-picker went 'above and beyond'

4:47pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Armed with a paddle, waders and a kayak, one dedicated volunteer went "above and beyond" to clear up Oxhey Park this weekend.

Dance school celebrates 25 years with spectacular dance show

Watford Observer: Dance school celebrates 25 years with spectacular dance show

3:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A dance school in Bushey recently celebrated 25 years with a "spectacular" dance show, including performances from the school’s 200 pupils.

Leavesden church goers get first look at new roof

Watford Observer: Father Eddie Jacobs outside All Saints Church, Leavesden where new roof is being built

4:32pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A church which has been shut for nearly a year is set to re-open this June.




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