£350k Grand Union Canal towpath upgrade unveiled

Watford Observer:

8:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

Residents will have easier access to two waterways along the Grand Union Canal after a £350,000 upgrade plan was completed on Monday.

October 25, 1974

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

1974: And the Sarratt policeman who helped trap Dr Crippen dies, aged 104

West Herts NHS trust apologises after data breach

Watford Observer:

12:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

The health trust in charge of Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital has been forced to apologise after thousands of staff details were sent to private email accounts.

Housing trust to hold meeting in bid to launch group

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

Watford Community Housing Trust is hosting a lunch event in a bid to encourage residents to form a new community group in Harebreaks.

Radlett 'second worst connected' London commuter station

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Radlett railway station has been ranked as the second worst connected commuter station in London.

Chorleywood school's £500k new hall opened

Watford Observer:

2:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

Two years of fundraising finally paid dividends this week when the newly refurbished Barbirolli Hall at St Clement Danes School in Chorleywood was officially opened.

Safety advice issued to families celebrating Diwali

Watford Observer:

1:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

Families celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, are being urged to celebrate safely by Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Watford players confronted with giant poppy at RBL appeal launch

Watford Observer:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

Footballers were confronted with a giant poppy at Watford FC’s training ground for the launch of he Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Watford woman with respiratory illness died days after fall

Watford Observer: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A Watford woman died from a respiratory illness days after being released from hospital following a fall, an inquest was told.

Wars to be discussed by history society

Watford Observer:

10:20am Friday 24th October 2014

The First Battle of St Albans 1455 and the beginning of the Wars of the Roses will be discussed by historians at the next meeting of South West Herts Archaeological & History Society.

Annual remembrance dog walk will take place next month

Watford Observer:

9:40am Friday 24th October 2014

THE fourth Remembrance Charity Dog Walk in memory of three soldiers who fell in action will take place in Cassiobury Park, Watford, at noon on Sunday, November 2.

Police appeal following £2k Radlett clothing theft

Watford Observer:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

An appeal has been launched to trace a man and woman following the theft of £2,000 worth of clothing.

Bushey woman who won 12-year battle with cancer takes to the catwalk

Watford Observer:

8:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A woman from Bushey who battled with cancer for 12 years took to the catwalk to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

October 24, 2002

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

2002 and St Albans City hopes for a £20,000 windfall

Watford mum dying after NHS trust cancer failings

Watford Observer:

12:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Watford mother is dying from breast cancer after an NHS trust failed to detect the disease when it was still treatable, a government inspector has ruled.

Residents voice concerns at Meriden housing plans at meeting

Watford Observer:

5:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Residents once again voiced their concerns over ambitious plans to transform the Meriden estate during a meeting on Wednesday.

Overgrown grass verge finally cut following council mix-up

Watford Observer:

4:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Overgrown grass verges in Abbots Langley have finally been cut after the county council accepted responsibility for the work.

Objections to Radlett kebab shop to be discussed

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Objections over plans for a kebab shop will be raised at a licensing meeting next week.

Motorbikes stolen from Kings Langley car-park

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police have released CCTV images after two motorbikes were stolen in Kings Langley.

Abbots Langley land to become public space despite objections

Watford Observer:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A plan to change a field in Abbots Langley from argricultural land to public open space has been unanimously passed despite objections from residents.

Man taken to hospital after dog attack

Watford Observer: Police have arrested two men following the death of a 25-year-old woman

1:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man has been taken to hospital after a dog attack in Leavesden.

Inquest: Asbestos exposure caused death of hospital worker

Watford Observer: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Exposure to asbestos caused the death of hospital worker from Watford, an inquest has heard.

Rickmansworth School unveils new language lab

Watford Observer:

11:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Children and teachers were celebrating after a school unveiled a new language lab last Thursday.

CCTV images released after Watford FC break-in

Watford Observer:

9:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Food and alcohol was stolen during a burglary from Watford Football Club’s Vicarage Road stadium.

Ricky Road Race organisers hope for bumper turnout

Watford Observer: Annual Ricky Road Run raises more than £40k for charity

9:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Preparations are under way for this year’s Ricky Road Race, with organisers hoping to raise thousands for charity.

Radlett men's health programme through to national finals

Watford Observer:

8:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A men’s health and fitness programme has made it through to the finals of a prestigious national competition.

October 23, 2001

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

2001 and Watford produces a ballet star for the future

Apprentice Blog: How did Aldenham's Ella get on in week three?

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5:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

This week’s Apprentice saw the contestants create and market home fragrance. But how did Aldenham's Ella Jade Bitton do?

Man stabbed three times in Watford released from hospital

Watford Observer:

5:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man who was stabbed three times in Watford town centre yesterday has been released from hospital, police said.

Inquest: Watford man died in Ireland from heart failure

Watford Observer: Inquest: Beaconsfield biker in fatal crash under influence of drugs

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Watford man died from sudden heart failure in Ireland, an inquest was told.

Three men charged in connection with intu Watford smash and grab raid

Watford Observer: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

4:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police have charged three men in connection with a smash and grab on three jewellers in the intu Watford shopping centre.

Brothers bike to Berlin in RBL charity challenge

Watford Observer:

3:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Intrepid brothers cycled through some of the world’s most historic war memorials to raise money for fallen soldiers.

Teen with broken leg raises £550 in school's cross country race

Watford Observer:

2:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Most people who have broken their leg would be sitting at home with their feet up - but not 15-year-old Joel Carlowe.

Football club shocked after popular player suffers suspected stroke

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A South Oxhey football club was left shocked after a popular player was rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke on Friday night.

Experts claim DNA error in Jack the Ripper suspect identification

Watford Observer: Tracking down Jack the Ripper

1:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Experts claim a fundamental error has been made in identifying a Leavesden asylum patient as Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper.

New kit for roller hockey club after donation

Watford Observer:

12:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A roller hockey club in Rickmansworth is celebrating after officially unveiling their new kit.

New Harry Potter 'dark arts' area at Warner Bros

Watford Observer:

11:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new Dark Arts area encompassing Horcruxes and other sinister wizarding artifacts has been unveiled by Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter.

"Disastrous" plans to turn Green Belt land into a quarry rejected

Watford Observer:

10:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Plans to extract minerals and process sand and gravel on land at Pynesfield, off Tilehouse Lane, Maple Cross, were unanimously thrown out by Hertfordshire County Council’s development control committee in January.

Bushey care home plan thrown out by council chiefs

Watford Observer: Councillor Leslie Winters with irate householders.

9:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Plans to build a care home for the elderly in Bushey have been thrown out by council bosses – to the delight of campaigners.

Mayor takes part in defunct aircraft firm reunion

Watford Observer:

8:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Former employees of a defunct Radlett-based aircraft manufacturer welcomed the Mayor of St Albans to their reunion last Friday.

October 22, 1974

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

1974: Fewer police equals more crime shock

Man taken to hospital after Watford 'stabbing'

Watford Observer:

4:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man has been rushed to hospital after he was found with suspected stab wounds in Watford.

Bushey guitar tutor launches 'musician collective'

Watford Observer:

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Calling all musicians in west Hertfordshire - Bushey guitar tutor Chris Poore wants to hear from you.

Watford man pleads guilty to groping nurse and paramedic

Watford Observer: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

3:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A 61-year-old man who groped two women – one a nurse and the other a paramedic - a total of five times must wait to hear his fate but he could face jail.

Flooding continues in Abbots Langley road despite council's attempts

Watford Observer: Hertfordshire County Council 'badly failing young carers'

2:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Flooding continues to occur in an Abbots Langley Road despite the county council's attempts to rectify the problem.

Council launches 'Community Trigger' to combat anti-social behaviour issues

Watford Observer: Police have arrested two men following the death of a 25-year-old woman

1:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A new initiative to give victims of persistent antisocial behaviour (ASB) a voice is being launched by Dacorum Borough Council.

CCTV image released after toaster stolen from Co-Op

Watford Observer:

12:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a toaster theft from a shop in Bushey Heath.

Residents claim housing development has damaged their properties

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Angry residents claim a new Bushey Heath development has caused damage to their houses.

Motorcyclist injured in collision with car in Watford

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11:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police and paramedics were called to St Albans Road on Friday afternoon after a crash between a car and a motorbike.

Medical science brought to life for students at Watford Hospital

Watford Observer:

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Medical scientists, doctors and nurses brought science to life for a group of sixth form students from Sandringham School, St Albans, when they visited the pathology department at Watford Hospital.

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