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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.

Skydiving grandmother: 'I've just thrown out the rule book. You really have to live for the day'

Watford Observer:

12:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

Rhonda, of High Street, Bushey, was suffering from intense chest pains and had a blockage in one of the main blood vessels last year. In Feburary this year, she had a seven hour heart operation at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Comment: Why I'm on the side of the spider

Watford Observer:

12:14pm Friday 26th September 2014

Manchester United looms in the distance but, a lot nearer, is something even more fascinating. Spiders. Lots of them.

Average one-way commute in Watford has increased by six minutes

Watford Observer:

12:02pm Friday 26th September 2014

Commuters now face a 32 minute journey to work - six minutes longer than two years ago.

Watford woman pocketed late mother's estate instead of sharing it with her four brothers and sisters

Watford Observer:

11:10am Friday 26th September 2014

Alexis Lowe, 40, should have divided up Dorothy Bunce's £112,000 estate when she died without making a will, but kept it all for herself.

Man receives 'nasty' head wound following assault in Carpenders Park

Watford Observer:

10:50am Friday 26th September 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary said that the man, believed to be his 30s, was allegedly assaulted in Delta Gain at about 12.50am on Sunday, September 21.

Transition in Kings to hold public event to discuss the future of food

Watford Observer:

10:30am Friday 26th September 2014

The evening will also be joined by Charles Ainger, visiting professor at Cambridge University and leading light in Low Carbon Chilterns.

A-Level students from Rickmansworth display art work at the children’s charity anniversary event

Watford Observer:

10:12am Friday 26th September 2014

Pupils from The Royal Masonic School for Girls will be displaying photography exhibitions with a "childhood memories" theme at Hope for Children’s art exhibition which is part of the charity’s anniversary celebrations.

Kings Langley woman campaigning for traffic calming measures after her car was written off by lorry

Watford Observer:

9:30am Friday 26th September 2014

Sarah-Jane Bradish, 31, manager of a recruitment business, was in her home on Monday, September 15, when a lorry smashed into her BMW.

Video: Financial advisor Nick Lincoln is the UK Independence Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Watford

Watford Observer:

8:50am Friday 26th September 2014

Mr Lincoln says he is passionate about helping small businesses and keeping the Farm Terrace allotments.

Video: Watford MP Richard Harrington explains why he will stand for re-election in May’s General Election

Watford Observer:

8:30am Friday 26th September 2014

The Conservative, who was elected in 2010, believes his experience in the hot-seat will give Watford a strong voice in Westminster.

September 26, 1891

Watford Observer: Watford Observed

5:00am Friday 26th September 2014

1891 and a small boy falls out of a train at Watford - and survives

Mother of a man pulled from a Rickmansworth canal expresses her gratitude to his rescuers

Watford Observer:

5:45pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Paramedics from London Ambulance Service were called to Harefield, at 7.23am and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue arrived further along the canal, in Springwell Lane, Rickmansworth, minutes later.

Supermarket donates 750 bananas to be given out at Moor Park 10k

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

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

Rudolf Steiner School holding auditions for next musical

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Local young people aged 12 to 18 will have the opportunity to audition for 'Our House', a book by playwright Tim Firth that features songs from the ska/pop band Madness.

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