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Nurse sheds seven inches of her hair during charity chop

Watford Observer:

10:50am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Mussarat Iqbal raised nearly £600 for the children's charity, Little Princess Trust.

Spire Bushey Hospital staff raise £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support with coffee morning

Watford Observer:

10:20am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Each department submitted a cake that was judged by three judges. The winner was Shirley Davies.

Pair given police cautions for graffiti in Rickmansworth

Watford Observer:

9:50am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 25-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested onboard a Metropolitan Line train at Rickmansworth London Underground station in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Thieves steal hundreds of pounds from pensioner’s bank account

Watford Observer:

9:08am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The 77-year-old woman was approached in the Lower High Street Tesco car park between 11am and 11.45am on Saturday by a couple holding a map and asking for directions to Cambridge.

Watford charity to hold service for people who have experienced miscarriage or stillbirth

Watford Observer:

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Alternatives is holding the service at 4pm on Sunday, November 2, called Time To Remember at the Wellspring Community Church in Wellspring Way.

October 1, 1937

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

1937, and the name Watford is explained. Possibly.

New free school for Watford approved by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

Watford Observer:

5:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

St John's Church of England Primary School will offer 420 places for four to 11-year-olds.

Avid Watford FC fan says 100-year-old photo of the 1912/13 team is 'a piece of Watford history'

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Paul Hooker, 62, said the postcard of the Watford Division 2 squad with their coaches and managers was originally given to his great great grandfather who worked for the club.

Suspended sentence for man who sold cocaine to undercover police officer in South Oxhey

Watford Observer:

4:49pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Halladey didn't have the drugs on him, but would collect the wraps from others and then hand them over to his new pal he knew as "Chocco".

Watford Mosques & Welfare Association for the Muslim Community donates £2,000 to Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The Watford Mosques & Welfare Association for the Muslim Community donation included an English copy of the Quran which will be available for patients and families who use the Quiet Room area at Peace Hospice in Rickmansworth Road.

Live music to form part of Chipperfield's fireworks event

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The annual event will offer freshly cooked food, bars, sideshows and live music by Titan, with free entry to all.

Delays in Rickmansworth as bollard replacement work takes place

Watford Observer:

3:10pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Ringway started relocating bollards outside the entrance to the Royal Masonic School on the A404 Chorleywood Road earlier today.

Author of local history book holds book signing in Chorleywood

Watford Observer:

2:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

John Cooper, author of "Rickmansworth, Croxley Green and Chorleywood Through Time" held the event at Chorleywood Bookshop on Saturday, September 27.

Abandoned rabbits - some just days old - desperately seeking new homes

Watford Observer:

1:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The rabbits were found on Friday morning outside the Pets At Home store in Century Retail Park.

Teenager's hand shot with 'air weapon' in Bricket Wood

Watford Observer:

12:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital after he was shot in Ashridge Drive shortly before 9pm on Sunday, police said.

Fault in power network left more than 200 homes and businesses in north Watford without electricity

Watford Observer:

11:37am Tuesday 30th September 2014

UK Power Network said power has now been returned to 193 customers following the fault in the underground electricity distribution network at about 9.15am.

Wanted St Albans man arrested in Watford

Watford Observer:

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Aseb Mohammed Khan, whose last known address was London Road, St Albans, was arrested in Watford on Monday.

Woman sustains head injury after four-car collision on the M25

Watford Observer:

10:44am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A black Vauxhall Insignia, a silver Audi A1, a black BMW 3 series and a grey Jaguar XK were involved in a crash near Junction 17 at 9.36am.

Paint spill spread across Watford street by passing cars

Watford Observer:

10:33am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The paint pooled in the middle of Cassiobridge Road at about 9am this morning, and was spread by passing vehicles to the end of the road where it joins Whippendell Road.

Matt Turmaine, Labour prospective parliamentary candidate, explains why you should vote for him in May

Watford Observer:

9:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Mr Turmaine says he wants to put plans to modernise Watford Hospital back in action and solve the Watford housing crisis.

Delays on the A405 Kingsways North Orbital Road due to crash

Watford Observer:

9:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police were called at 8.19am to the collision between a blue Ford Fiesta and a silver Vauxhall Zafira.

Watford celebrates style with Big Catwalk event

Watford Observer:

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Three performances combined fashion and entertainment along a 30-metre catwalk in The Parade on Saturday afternoon.

September 30, 1966

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

1966 and the day a plucky 70-year-old scared off armed burglars

Hospital trust launches new magazine to 'communicate and engage' with staff

Watford Observer:

5:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

The first copies of Herts and Minds magazine were unveiled by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust last week.

Watford man Mick Cash elected as new leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union

Watford Observer: Local resident voted as RMT General Secretary

4:35pm Monday 29th September 2014

The 54-year-old beat off competition from four other candidates to be named the general secretary following Mr Crow’s death in March.

Police helicopter deployed after car overturns in Croxley Green

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Monday 29th September 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called to Loudwater Lane at 11.13pm following reports that a blue Renault Clio had overturned.

School pupils encouraged to work together by Abbots in Transition

Watford Observer:

3:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

The event took place at Abbots Langley Primary School.

Police and paramedics close road in Leavesden after woman comes off motorbike

Watford Observer:

3:15pm Monday 29th September 2014

A woman in her 40s is receiving medical treatment for a knee and shoulder injury after the accident in Haines Way shortly before 1pm today.

Could you help music group for people with learning difficulties?

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Monday 29th September 2014

Electric Umbrella has launched a crowd-funding project - which means it must raise its £5,000 target by October 22 or all past pledges are lost - to support its workshops in Watford and Berkhamsted.

Plans for new gas-fuelled electricity generation plant in Bushey 'horrifies' residents

Watford Observer:

1:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

UK Power Reserve Limited submitted an application earlier this month, to Hertsmere Borough Council, to build the power station on land opposite their existing pumping station on Berry Grove Lane.

Gallery: Moor Park 10k 2014 sees record number of children taking part

Watford Observer:

11:56am Monday 29th September 2014

Organisers revealed that 671 children took part in the junior fun-runs, which were held within the confines of Merchant Taylor’s School playing fields on Sunday afternoon.

Watford Camera Club exhibition to take place in intu Watford

Watford Observer:

11:21am Monday 29th September 2014

Derek Birch, president of The Royal Photographic Society, will be opening the exhibition on Saturday at 2.30pm.

Six Watford apprentices presented with certificates by MP Richard Harrington

Watford Observer:

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

The group were the first apprentices to take part in the community maintenance team, a training enterprise set up by Watford Community Housing Trust in partnership with Construction Gateway.

Thameslink delays after person hit by train between Harpenden and St Albans

Watford Observer:

8:23am Monday 29th September 2014

Tickets being accepted on local buses around Wimbledon loop, East Midlands Trains, Great Northern, London Midland, London Underground services.

September 29, 1967

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

1967 and a young Watford FC striker gets a hat-trick - and a surprise

Position of Elected Mayor of Watford should be axed if it is not a full-time role, says town’s MP

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The position of Elected Mayor of Watford should be axed if it is not a full-time role, the town’s Member of Parliament has said.

From the cockpit to the pulpit - former RAF pilot to be ordained at St James Road Baptist Church

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

During a long night in February 2002, pilot of 10 years Alice McDermott sat in the cockpit of her Hercules aircraft en route to Kabul.

Cuts in bus services will have 'significant effect on elderly residents in Bushey'

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

In a bid to save at least £700,000 from the annual budget, the council has proposed to withdraw funding from 52 fo the 199 bus route services that run after 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday and the Sunday services.

Hundreds of runners to take part in Moor Park 10k today

Watford Observer:

9:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

The popular fundraising event is held every year at Merchant Taylors’ School to raise money for the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC).

September 28, 1951

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

1951, and one local man helps launch us into the jet age

New homes in Abbots Langley are 'inappropriate and not needed'

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The proposed development site is currently an agricultural field used for grazing and comprises an area in the region of 10.5 acres.

Staff at Watford shop raise £1,500 for Barnardo’s by completing 50km Thames Path Challenge

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Six partners from John Lewis completed the walk on Saturday, September 13, to raise money for the charity, which the department is supporting to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Glen Rovers Gaelic Athletic Association hosting fun day today

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

There will be a BBQ, cake sales and many fun games, including pucsada, an Irish ball game, from noon to 3pm.

Bushey restaurant hosting charity tea party for Macmillian Cancer Support today

Watford Observer:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

The event will run from noon until 4pm.

September 27, 1930

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

1930 and prizes at a local whist drive hit a new low

Importance of the health campus outweighs the concerns of allotment holders, says town's MP

Watford Observer:

5:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

Farm Terrace allotment holders have vowed to chain themselves to railings at the site if their High Court bid to stop the bulldozers from moving in fails.

Health Campus: mayor vows the 'door is not closed' on development

Watford Observer:

4:31pm Friday 26th September 2014

MP Richard Harrington backed the project, calling it "one of the biggest urban regeneration schemes Watford had ever seen".

Pop-up fashion shows at intu Watford this weekend

Watford Observer:

2:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

From today through to Sunday the shopping centre is showcasing the latest looks and setting up trend stations to give visitors advice on the coming season's outfits.

Doctors, nurses and staff at Watford General take to YouTube with 'Sepsis Six' music video

Watford Observer:

3:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

Written and produced by the staff themselves, the video is sung in time to the ABBA classic SOS and encourages staff to remember six simple actions, known as the "Sepsis Six", which can double a patient’s chance of surviving the infection-triggered condition.

Hosts of popular game-show 'Pointless' will be at a Chorleywood bookshop next month

Watford Observer:

2:22pm Friday 26th September 2014

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, who host the popular BBC quiz show "Pointless", will be at Chorleywood Bookshop, New Parade on Friday, October 10.

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