Free eight week fitness course launched in Bushey

Watford Observer: St Albans man set to run London Marathon for charity dedicated to supporting terminally ill children

3:05pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A free eight week fitness course is being offered to women in Bushey.

Delays in Maple Cross due to street light repairs

Watford Observer: Delays likely by Dome Roundabout in north Watford

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

One lane of a main Maple Cross road will be closed tomorrow so work can be carried out on street lighting.

Decision due on 'unbearably loud' Sri Lankan Cricket Festival in Moor Park

Watford Observer: Decision due on "unbearably loud" Sri Lankan Cricket Festival in Moor Park

2:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Last year’s "unbearably loud" Sri Lankan Cricket Festival could see the Moor Park event’s activities cut following concerns from residents.

Fundraisers shed 15 stone to raise more than £7,000 for Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer: Fundraisers shed 15 stone to raise more than £7,000 for Peace Hospice Care

1:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A group of Watford ladies have shed almost 15 stone and raised more than £7,000 for charity in a Biggest Loser-style weight loss challenge.

Westfield Academy rebuild: Parents and pupils given first look at plans

Watford Observer: Westfield Academy rebuild: Parents and pupils given first look at plans

12:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Parents and prospective pupils were cautiously optimistic about the Cinderella transformation of a Watford school.

Swimming club 'gutted' about pool closure

Watford Observer: The pool

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Members of a swimming club in Kings Langley are "gutted" that the pool they use will be demolished.

Gym donates Easter eggs to charity after 'chocolate amnesty'

Watford Observer: Watford Mencap Community fundraiser Liz Hizli (centre) is pictured with Marcus and Hannah Earnshaw from Energie Fitness for Women gym.

11:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Watford Mencap Children’s Centre received a special Easter treat, courtesy of a local gym.

Charity looking for young people to join 'Youth Parliament'

Watford Observer: Grant will help fund youth conselling sessions

11:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The youth counselling charity Signpost is seeking young people to join their Youth Parliament.

Hunton Bridge road closed tomorrow for resurfacing

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

10:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Hunton Bridge road will be closed tomorrow so maintenance works can be carried out.

Council looking for Hertsmere memories

Watford Observer: Nominate dedicated residents in village awards

10:54am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A council is looking for people to submit their memories of the borough as they celebrate 40 years.

Join in with guided walk in Aldenham this weekend

Watford Observer: Join in with guided walk in Aldenham this weekend

9:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The countryside management service in Hertfordshire is inviting people on a guided walk in Aldenham this weekend.

Teachers' union votes for June strike action

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

8:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The National Union of Teachers' conference has voted for a strike that could close schools in the week beginning June 23.

Bilderberg Conference: £528,000 policing bill defended by Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer

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

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer defended a £528,000 bill for policing the Bilderberg conference, which must be paid by Hertfordshire taxpayers, suggesting "that’s how the system works".

April 23, 1971

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

1971, and the daffodils are out... oh. They've gone.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visit Maple Cross

Watford Observer: Picture from stock

2:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer visited a company based in Maple Cross this morning as it announced its plans to create around 1,500 jobs across the country in the next few years.

Police helicopter searching for missing woman

Watford Observer: Police helicopter searching for missing woman

5:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Police were searching a Watford business park today after a woman was reported missing.

Watford health campus: plans will carry on 'one way or another' despite allotment site challenge

Watford Observer: Mayor Dorothy Thornhill praised the move by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust as proof it had listened to the public.

5:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The elected Mayor of Watford said the health campus project will carry on "one way or another".

Labour leader Ed Miliband visits Watford General Hospital

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5:22pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Labour leader Ed Miliband visited Watford General Hospital today to meet with local NHS executives.

Increase in ambulance calls over Bank Holiday weekend

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

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The ambulance service reported an increase in 999 calls this Easter Weekend.

Suspended sentence for man who 'drove like idiot' trying to out-run police car

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

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A man drove "like an idiot" to try to shake off an experienced police driver in a high-speed chase through residential streets of north Watford, a judge said on Tuesday.

Air ambulance looking for fundraisers to hold charity events

Watford Observer: Coffee morning to raise money for air ambulance

3:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Residents are being urged to hold fundraising events for Herts Air Ambulance.

Watford health campus: Farm Terrace allotment holders will challenge decision to build on site

Watford Observer: Watford Health Campus: group claims Government was 'misled' over allotment plans

3:05pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The High Court has given Farm Terrace allotment holders permission to proceed with a challenge to Eric Pickles’s decision to allow Watford Council to build on their allotment site.

New scheme to protect historical sites launched

Watford Observer: New scheme to protect historical sites launched

2:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A new scheme that aims to protect the county’s thousands of historical sites, monuments and artefacts from heritage and cultural property crime has been launched today.

Police release CCTV images after purse theft

Watford Observer: Police release CCTV images after purse theft

1:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The police have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with a theft in Bushey Heath.

Missing wanted man arrested by police

Watford Observer: Court Report - January 13, 2014

1:08pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 31 year-old wanted man has been arrested after failing to attend Central Hertfordshire Magistrates Court for a public order offence in March.

Bushey Meads uniform 'not as smart as others' says new headteacher

Watford Observer: Headteacher Jeremy Turner said he was 'delighted' with the award

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A newly appointed headteacher in Bushey has written to parents saying he would like to improve the school uniform, after seeing students at a regional competition not looking as "smart" as other pupils.

Croxley Rail Link: drainage investigations carried out along route

Watford Observer: Croxley Rail Link: drainage investigations carried out along route

12:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Drainage CCTV surveys are set to take place on a Croxley Green roundabout next week.

Croxley Green Parish Council to hold annual meeting

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

11:50am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Croxley Green Parish Council will be holding its annual meeting this week.

Delays in Watford as lane closed in Beechen Grove

Watford Observer: Delays likely by Dome Roundabout in north Watford

11:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Motorists in Watford are being warned of delays as works take place this week.

Woman impaled on fence was cut free by firefighters

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

10:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A woman was taken to hospital after she became impaled on a security fence yesterday.

Firefighters called to flooded Watford house

Watford Observer: Firefighters to strike again in pension row

10:12am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Firefighters were called to a house in Watford this morning after flooding was affecting the electrics.

Walk for Arthritis Care this weekend

Watford Observer: Nominate dedicated residents in village awards

9:29am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Watford branch of Arthritis Care will hold its annual "Fit for Life" sponsored walk at 10am on Sunday.

Watford entrepreneurs featured in the 2014 Asian Rich List

Watford Observer: Nominate dedicated residents in village awards

8:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Two Watford entrepreneurs feature in the 2014 Asian Rich List.

April 22, 1977

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

1977 - and Elton plans to make Watford FC a "superclub"

St Joan of Arc Catholic School looking for alumni

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

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A Rickmansworth school is looking for former students who would like to support and inspire current pupils.

Horticultural society celebrates 'impressive' turnout

Watford Observer: Horticultural society celebrates 'impressive' turnout

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

More than 100 people turned up to the Rickmansworth Horticultural Society’s Spring Flower Show at the weekend.

April 21, 1939

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

1939 - how to catch an escaped monkey

Waste collections over bank holiday weekend

Watford Observer: Nominate dedicated residents in village awards

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Waste and recycling collections in Bushey, Radlett and Aldenham will change over the Easter bank holiday.

Rickmansworth football fan invited to play at Wembley Stadium

Watford Observer: Rickmansworth football fan invited to play at Wembley Stadium

5:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A Rickmansworth football fan was given the opportunity to take part in an "unforgettable experience" when he was invited to play at Wembley Stadium this week.

New Francis Combe Academy head is 'absolutely focused on the quality of teaching and learning'

Watford Observer: Deborah Warwick

5:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

The newly appointed principal of a Garston academy said she is delighted to be leading the school which she studied at more than two decades ago.

Russian icebreaker passenger to speak at RSPB meeting

Watford Observer: Russian icebreaker passenger to speak at RSPB meeting

2:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A special speaker will be attending the Chorleywood and District RSPB Group’s meeting next month.

Pedestrian in accident with bus at Bushey Arches

Watford Observer: image.jpg

1:15pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Police have closed Pinner Road northbound after a serious accident involving a pedestrian and a bus outside Bushey Station.

April 20, 1956

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

1956 - and it's time for a tidy-up

Herne House: neighbours describe 'total betrayal' after planning permission granted for new homes

Watford Observer: Herne House: neighbours describe 'total betrayal' after planning permission granted for new homes

5:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Plans to build 11 new homes and seven one bedroom supported living flats in Bushey Heath have been granted, to the "utter horror" of residents who have fought against the application for five years.

New dementia project opened in Oxhey Lane

Watford Observer: Nominate dedicated residents in village awards

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A care home in Watford has celebrated the completion of a project to help people with dementia.

Coffee morning to raise money for air ambulance

Watford Observer: Coffee morning to raise money for air ambulance

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A coffee morning will be held next month in Bushey Heath to raise funds for the air ambulance service.

Delays in Abbots Langley due to railway bridge improvements

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

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Motorists are set to face delays in Abbots Langley as work is carried out on a railway bridge.

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




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