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October 23, 2001

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

2001 and Watford produces a ballet star for the future

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 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.

Abbots Langley man convicted for roof repair fraud

Watford Observer: Majestic – the Lady of Justice on top of the Old Bailey was made by Morris Singer

9:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A roof repair fraudster who tried to charge a pensioner £13,600 for work has been ordered to pay his victim £1,500 compensation.

Bushey school wins award for contribution to arts

Watford Observer:

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Meadow Wood School in Bushey has been awarded a gong in the Creative Hertfordshire Flame Awards.

Rail commuters launch petition for more exits from Watford Junction car park

Watford Observer: More changes made to Watford Junction after redesign problems

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A petition for more exits at Watford Junction car park has been launched - after commuters say it takes 40 minutes to get out the station at rush hour.

October 21, 1938

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

1938, and some new books have been bought for Watford libraries

After school club staff labelled 'outstanding'

Watford Observer:

1:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF at Abbots Langley After School Club have been praised by schools watchdog Ofsted folowing their latest inspection.

Weather warning as remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo expected to hit Herts

Watford Observer:

5:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

West Hertfordshire could be hit by gale force winds and heavy rain as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo are expected to hit the UK tonight.

Delays on trains after woman threatens to self-harm on line

Watford Observer: New trains and more services promised as Government awards rail services to new operator

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Rail commuters travelling between St Albans and London St Pancras experienced delays after a woman threatened to harm herself on the line this morning.

Watford building society raises £725 for charity

Watford Observer: Sale branch of Leeds Building Society raises £700 for Age UK

3:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

Staff at the Watford branch of Leeds Building Society have helped raise £725 for the Jeans for Genes charity.

Man in 'serious condition' after two car collision in Oxhey

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3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A man has been taken to hospital after a collision in Oxhey in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Banksy 'Watford arrest' a hoax

Watford Observer: Banksy's No Ball Games

2:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

An American website claimed the elusive street artist had been arrested in Watford and unmasked by the Metropolitan Police.

Coca-Cola memorabilia collectors descend on Bushey

Watford Observer:

1:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

Collectors of Coca-Cola memorabilia from all corners of the globe descended on Bushey earlier this month.

Cash stolen from pensioner's purse during distraction burglary

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

12:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

Fraudsters posing as council contractors stole cash from an elderly woman after tricking her into allowing them in to her home.

Pair convicted of stealing more than £1k of alcohol from Watford nightclub

Watford Observer: Watford Oceana.

12:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

Two men broke into Oceana Nightclub in Watford and stole more than £1,000 worth of alcohol.

Fire crews tackle blaze at Watford industrial estate

Watford Observer: Discarded cigarette causes rubbish fire in St Albans garden

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Five crews from Watford, Rickmansworth, Garston and Borehamwood were called at 12.44am on Sunday to a warehouse in Rhodes Way.

Scheme to encourage considerate parking launched in Abbots Langley

Watford Observer:

10:50am Monday 20th October 2014

A scheme to encourage considerate parking has been launched in Abbots Langley after fears were raised by concerned residents.

Firefighters called to Mill End kitchen fire

Watford Observer: Discarded cigarette causes rubbish fire in St Albans garden

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue called at 7.10pm yesterday to a fire in a second-floor flat in Curtis Close.

Watford Hospital staff take part in play week initiative

Watford Observer:

9:21am Monday 20th October 2014

Young patients, doctors, nurses and staff on the children’s ward at Watford Hospital demonstrated how play is good for your health during National Play in Hospital Week which ran from Monday, October 6.

Bushey artist wins top prize in art contest

Watford Observer:

8:40am Monday 20th October 2014

An artist from Bushey won first prize for his master piece at a prestigious art exhibition.

October 20, 1972

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

6:20am Monday 20th October 2014

1972 and Watford's Mayor is, uh, you know, old wotsisname.

Council to host meeting tonight about state of sports facilities in Watford

Watford Observer:

4:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

Watford Borough Council wants to hear what you think about sports facilities in the town.

School's 'silly bake sale' raises £300

Watford Observer:

5:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Nearly £300 has been raised by Divine Saviour Primary School after they held a silly bake sale to tackle the serious issue of an unjust global food system.

October 19, 1956

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

1956 and sometimes bad language is just too bad to be read out loud

Plans for £6.6m Cassiobury Park makeover approved - despite concerns bandstand will create antisocial behaviour hotspot

Watford Observer:

2:40pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Watford Borough Council development control committee gave the go-ahead to restoration work that included moving the historic bandstand from its current position outside the Town Hall back to its original site in the park.

Police urge caution after attempt to trick elderly residents in phone scam

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12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Police believe two attempted phone scams are linked after elderly people in Carpenders Park and South Oxhey were asked to give over their bank details over the phone on Monday morning.

Family brand hospital infection control "beyond a joke" after a cushion was found covered in previous patient's faeces

Watford Observer:

9:50am Sunday 19th October 2014

Double stroke patient Eric Weatherly, 76, contracted a serious chest infection and was admitted to an isolation room in the Acute Admissions Unit on Saturday, October 4.

Giant rare caterpillars now found in Radlett

Watford Observer:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Two giant and rare caterpillars have been found in the garden of a Radlett family's home.

Injured veteran thanks Watford company for saving his house after builder scam

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A man injured while serving in Afghanistan has thanked a Watford company who saved his house after dodgy builders scammed him for thousands of pounds.


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