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Woman drinks bleach in Watford Jobcentre

Watford Observer:

4:42pm Friday 1st August 2014

A woman was taken to hospital after drinking bleach while in a Watford Jobcentre on Wednesday.

Watford man dies after taking 'unusually high-strength' heroin, inquest hears

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Friday 1st August 2014

A 35-year-old man from Watford died after overdosing on an "unusually high strength" heroin the first time he was injected with the drug.

Police charge five men with drugs offences after dawn raids

Watford Observer:

5:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

Police have charged five men after yesterday’s dawn raids in South Oxhey and Watford.

Weekend What's On – Five things you can't miss in the Watford area this weekend

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

4:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

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

Watford Beechen Grove Woman’s Institute elects new president

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

A former Tiller Girl is the new president of Watford Beechen Grove Woman’s Institute, as the WI builds up to celebrate its centenary next year.

Kings Langley crash: pedestrian described as a 'very popular and lovely lady'

Watford Observer:

3:16pm Friday 1st August 2014

A "very popular and lovely lady" has been left in a critical condition, and a motorcyclist seriously injured, after an accident in Kings Langley.

Comment: get on your bike - but leave out the Lycra

Watford Observer:

2:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

It was a gorgeous weekend for camping, which helps when there are four dads and nine sons. Up the A41, through Hemel Hempstead and then into a field opposite Ivinghoe Beacon, an imposing hill that looks over the rest of the Chilterns.

Comment: ruling party is putting vanity projects before vital services

Watford Observer:

2:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

If a week is a long time in politics it may go some way to explaining why politicians have such short memories. It was only a few years ago that Hertfordshire County Council ruling councillors was piously telling resident’s they needed to switch off streetlights at night (coincidentally when they are most effective) to save cash and lower carbon emissions.

White Range Rover stolen from Moor Park home

Watford Observer:

1:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

A white Range Rover was stolen from a Moor Park driveway between Wednesday night and yesterday morning.

Attempted burglary at South Oxhey hairdressers

Watford Observer:

12:54pm Friday 1st August 2014

Criminals attempted to break into a South Oxhey hairdressers between 5.30pm on Wednesday and 8.30am yesterday.

Kings Langley crash: elderly pedestrian in critical condition, motorcyclist seriously injured

Watford Observer:

12:07pm Friday 1st August 2014

An elderly woman has been left in a critical condition, and a motorcyclist seriously injured, after an accident in Kings Langley.

Peace Hospice Care says farewell to community fundraising manager Gill Crowson

Watford Observer:

11:50am Friday 1st August 2014

Glasses were raised at the Peace Hospice in Watford when last week as staff, trustees, community members, fundraisers, and colleagues past and present, gathered to say their goodbyes to the charity’s retiring community fundraising manager, Gill Crowson.

Fullerians RFC awarded £10,000 to improve club before Rugby World Cup

Watford Observer:

11:12am Friday 1st August 2014

Sports fans were given a boost this week when it was announced that Fullerians Rugby Club in Coningesby Drive, Watford, had been awarded £10,000 to spruce up the club to make it more welcoming in time for the Rugby World Club being held in England and Wales next year.

Langley Road closed for resurfacing

Watford Observer:

10:52am Friday 1st August 2014

A Watford road is closed for resurfacing.

Firefighters announce Hertfordshire strikes

Watford Observer:

10:22am Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters in Hertfordshire are to strike over eight consecutive days in an ongoing row with the government.

Dementia support group set up in Chorleywood

Watford Observer:

9:50am Friday 1st August 2014

A support group for people with dementia has been set up in Chorleywood.

Stanborough Park Church congregation 'camping out' under canvas while building takes place

Watford Observer:

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The congregation at Stanborough Park Church will be "camping out" under canvas for their services for the next few months.

August 1, 1931

Watford Observer:

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

1931 - and a wasp takes the sting out of Dr W.G. Grace's bowling

Woman involved in accident with motorbike suffered 'potentially serious head injuries'

Watford Observer:

5:32pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The elderly woman involved in an accident in Kings Langley has been taken to St Mary’s Hospital in London.

Nine men arrested in South Oxhey and Watford dawn raids

Watford Observer:

5:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Nine men were arrested after properties in South Oxhey and Watford were raided by officers at dawn this morning for drug-related offences.

Have you seen missing Darivus Kukliski?

Watford Observer:

5:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Police are concerned for the welfare of Watford man who went missing earlier this month.

Plans to cut waste site opening hours will lead to flytipping, warn Watford politicians

Watford Observer:

5:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Plans to cut the hours of the town’s household waste site by 44 per cent have been slated by Watford politicians who fear it will lead to a dramatic rise in flytipping.

Missing Anne Ruddock has been found safe and well

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A woman who went missing from her home in South Oxhey has been found safe.

Bushey model cleans up five awards at Miss Curvy UK competition

Watford Observer:

4:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A former Britain’s Got Talent contestant from Bushey has swept up a number of awards at a modelling competition in London.

Police release e-fit after aggravated burglary

Watford Observer:

4:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Police have released an E-fit image of a person they would like to speak with in connection with an aggravated burglary in South Oxhey.

Sinkhole measuring four foot closes Vicarage Road

Watford Observer:

3:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A two-foot wide sinkhole has opened up in Watford.

Elderly woman taken to hospital following accident with motorbike

Watford Observer:

2:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

An elderly woman was taken to hospital after an accident with a motorbike in Kings Langley this afternoon.

Eviction of Abbots Langley bowls club would be a 'dreadful and enormous loss'

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The loss of the bowls club in Abbots Langley would be a "dreadful and enormous loss" to the community, according to a senior club official.

Abbots Langley care company clients no longer at risk of abuse, according to health watchdog

Watford Observer: Care Quality Commission

1:17pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Vulnerable clients of an Abbots Langley care company are no longer at risk of abuse, according to the health watchdog.

Rickmansworth shop owners concerned they 'won’t survive' four week High Street closure

Watford Observer:

12:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The four-week closure of Rickmansworth High Street could jeopardise smaller businesses, shopkeepers have warned.

Black Barn restoration to see fundraising efforts doubled

Watford Observer:

12:39pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Campaigners trying to save a 16th century Maple Cross barn could see donations double in a special fundraising challenge that is being put to the community.

Fundraisers gearing up for unique charity challenge

Watford Observer:

11:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

Several women from Chipperfield and Kings Langley will be completing a unique charity challenge to raise money for a hospice.

X-Men star Hugh Jackman visits Aldenham Country Park

Watford Observer:

11:20am Thursday 31st July 2014

X-Men star Hugh Jackman and his family visited the farm in Aldenham Country Park.

Dozens attend outdoor cinema screening in Watford town centre

Watford Observer:

11:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

Watford's first ever Big Screen event drew in the crowds yesterday with dozens turning out to watch blockbuster Sherlock Holmes in The Parade.

Fears over plans to 'regenerate' the Meriden estate

Watford Observer:

10:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A Watford housing association’s plans to "regenerate" another cramped town estate has residents frightened new homes will be packed in, leaving no open space for the people who have to live there.

Man arrested after his car overturned in north Watford

Watford Observer:

10:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

A man has been arrested after his car overturned in a north Watford road last night.

Car fire in Bricket Wood spreads to two houses

Watford Observer:

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

Two Bricket Wood houses were ablaze last night after a car fire spread to neighbouring properties.

Funday raises thousands for children's charity

Watford Observer:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A family funday inspired by a six-year-old boy from Watford who has been battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has raised £5,000 for a children's cancer charity.

July 31, 1964

Watford Observer:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

1964 - and who knows how to work this computer?

Millionaire benefit cheat Edward Putman behind Kings Langley Green Belt motel plans

Watford Observer:

3:21pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A disgraced millionaire benefit cheat is behind plans to build a new motel on Green Belt land in Kings Langley.

Furious parents attack 'silly scheme' that causes long queues at popular paddling pool

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

New hourly sessions introduced at a Bushey paddling pool have led to angry parents criticising the council’s "silly scheme", which could see families spend more time in queues than in the water.

Council invests £800,000 in town's allotments

Watford Observer:

5:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

More than £800,000 is being invested in Watford allotments, with improvement works starting this week.

Remembering Watford's Conscientious Objectors during World War One

Watford Observer:

4:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

As the nation reflects on the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, more than 500 members of Stanborough Park Seventh-day Adventist Church in Watford took a sombre look back at the history of one of the more disturbing episodes of the great conflict.

Green Flag awards for Rickmansworth Aquadrome and Chorleywood House Estate

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Rickmansworth Aquadrome and Chorleywood House Estate are among the best parks and green spaces in the country.

Hundreds sign petition to save 503 bus in South Oxhey

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Hundreds of residents have joined the campaign to save a South Oxhey bus service which could be axed under new county council proposals.

Have you seen missing Anne Ruddock?

Watford Observer:

3:40pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Police have launched a search for a South Oxhey woman who went missing last week.

Ambulance trust missing target times for heart attack and stroke patients

Watford Observer:

3:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Heart attack and stroke patients are still waiting longer than they should for an ambulance, and paramedics are leaving the service due to poor morale.

Jury hears of late night violence in Watford after group ejected from Walkabout

Watford Observer:

2:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Late night violence broke out in Watford town centre after a party of six men were ejected from the Walkabout bar, a jury heard.

Woman 'caught with her knickers down' twice in intu toilet due to faulty lock

Watford Observer:

12:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A disabled woman "caught with her knickers down" is outraged people have been able to walk in on her while she was on the toilet in a Watford shopping centre - twice.

Did you witness serious sexual assault in Watford?

Watford Observer:

12:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious sexual assault in Watford during the early hours of Saturday, July 26.

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