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Labour picks former teacher to stand in General Election for Kings Langley area

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

A former teacher at Langleybury School has been selected as Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for the area covering Kings Langley.

Burst main leaves more than a hundred Kings Langley residents without water

Watford Observer:

5:17pm Monday 28th July 2014

Nearly 150 people are currently without running water in Kings Langley.

Met Office warns of rain and flooding

Watford Observer:

4:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

The Met Office has issued a weather warning this afternoon across south west Hertfordshire.

Repairs carried out to traffic lights in Whippendell Road

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

Traffic lights in a major Watford road are being repaired after a signal failure early this morning.

Watford Homebase to close, premises set to become The Range

Watford Observer:

3:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

The Homebase store in Watford is closing down, with the premises set to become The Range.

Bushey Big Brother contestant evicted

Watford Observer: Bushey man Steven Goode enters Big Brother house

2:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

The Big Brother contestant from Bushey has been evicted.

CCTV released after phone theft in Bushey

Watford Observer:

2:06pm Monday 28th July 2014

CCTV images have been released after a woman’s phone was stolen in a shop in Bushey.

Public pressure mounting over recycling centre closure plans

Watford Observer:

1:38pm Monday 28th July 2014

A campaign is mounting to save a recycling centre which has been earmarked for closure by the county council.

Railway gantry built behind pensioner's garden

Watford Observer:

12:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

A Kings Langley pensioner is "resigned" to the fact that there will be a new signalling gantry at the back of her garden.

Controlled parking plans in St Albans Road junked by overwhelming opposition

Watford Observer:

12:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

Proposals to bring in controlled parking around St Albans Road in Watford have been junked after running into overwhelming opposition from people in the area.

Nearly 200 homes display World War One poppy in Bushey

Watford Observer:

11:50am Monday 28th July 2014

This week 180 householders in Bushey and Bushey Heath have been invited to display a poppy plaque in their window or on their front gate to show a serviceman from World War One lived in their house.

Hertsmere Borough Council to be elected every four years

Watford Observer:

11:10am Monday 28th July 2014

Councillors at Hertsmere Borough Council have voted to bring in whole council elections.

Help find Fuzzy the Bear during Love Parks week

Watford Observer:

10:50am Monday 28th July 2014

Children will be on the hunt for Fuzzy the Bear and friends in a treasure hunt style event for children to celebrate Love Parks week.

CCTV released following purse theft in Watford

Watford Observer:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

CCTV images have been released of a man after a woman had her purse snatched in Watford town centre.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Watford Observer: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Gallery: fantastic array of rare and exotic cars at Chorleywood Classic Car Show

Watford Observer:

9:41am Monday 28th July 2014

Organisers of the Chorleywood Classic Car Show were delighted with the "fantastic array of rare and exotic" cars on show on Saturday.

July 28, 1944

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Monday 28th July 2014

1944 - and the council stands up to cyclists (unlike these days)

Martial arts club helps fund new wheelchair for disabled 11-year-old

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

The mother of an 11-year-old girl who has a debilitating illness, said it was "warming" to think that people had rallied together and raised money for her daughter.

Christ Church War Memorial restored in time for World War One centenary

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

The Christ Church War Memorial has been restored in time for the World War One centenary commemorations.

E4 programme 'Drifters' filmed in Watford

Watford Observer:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A hit E4 comedy was being filmed in Watford this week.

July 27, 1984

Watford Observer:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

1984 and the sad tale of the duck who couldn't swim

Croxley Green Sports Festival will take place next month

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

The Croxley Green Sports Festival will be taking place next month.

Free entry to Maple Lodge Nature Reserve next weekend

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Residents will be able to discover the delights of a Maple Cross nature reserve when it opens its doors free of charge next weekend.

Delays in Bovingdon due to waterworks next week

Watford Observer:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Mains renewal works are set to cause motorists delays in Bovingdon next week.

July 26, 1946

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

1946 - and it's time to remember William Penn's death

July 26, 1946

Watford Observer:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

1946 - and it's time to remember William Penn's death

Farm Terrace Allotments: live coverage from the High Court judicial review

Watford Observer:

9:53am Friday 25th July 2014

Farm Terrace Allotment holders are challenging permission Eric Pickles gave to Watford Borough Council to use the site in the Watford Health Campus scheme at the High Court today.

Lara Fernandes-Pontes: sea of floral tributes left for six-year-old who died after a car accident

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

Hundreds more flowers and tributes line the road where six-year-old Lara Fernandes-Pontes died after a car accident last Sunday.

Comment: time to put gratitude into perspective

Watford Observer:

3:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

Have you ever noticed how people with really big things to contend with - a desperately sick child or bankruptcy - say very little about their misfortunes, while those with relatively few things to complain about are often the most grumpy and least grateful for what they do have? I know any parent of healthy, loved and well-fed teenagers will back me up here.

Comment: legal review will shed light on what health campus entails

Watford Observer:

2:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

What is the likelihood of a new hospital being built in Watford? This will be one of the main questions being examined today as the Farm Terrace Allotment holders take their fight to the High Court.

Leavesden roadworks to finish today

Watford Observer:

2:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

Roadworks in Leavesden are set to finish later today.

Police investigating VW Beetle fire in South Oxhey

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

Police are investigating what caused a blue Volkswagen Beetle to catch fire in an alleged arson attack in Watford last night.

Have you seen missing teenager Finlay Maloy?

Watford Observer:

1:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

Police are looking for a missing 14-year-old boy last seen in a Watford car park four days ago.

Bus cuts could leave thousands of elderly people 'stranded and isolated'

Watford Observer:

12:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

Thousands of elderly people could be left stranded and "isolated" if plans to take an axe to bus funding in south west Hertfordshire goes ahead.

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

Watford Observer:

12:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

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

Doctors carry out health checks in Watford Parade

Watford Observer:

8:30am Friday 25th July 2014

GPs came together in Watford's new Parade to carry out over 100 mini-health checks, including on the town's elected mayor Dorothy Thornhill.

July 25, 1947

Watford Observer: December 4, 1959

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

1947 - and Kings Langley appears on the TV news, although no-one seems to know why

July 25, 1947

Watford Observer:

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

1947 - and Kings Langley appears on the TV news, although no-one seems to know why

Farm Terrace Allotments: a timeline of events leading up to the judicial review

Watford Observer:

5:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

If you've read comments from Mayor Dorothy Thornhill and the Farm Terrace Allotment holders about the Watford Health Campus and are wondering how it ended up with a judicial review at the High Court, then this timeline should help fill in all the blanks.

Farm Terrace Allotments: 'David versus Goliath' fight to be taken to High Court

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Allotment-holders would not have fought plans to concrete over the Farm Terrace site if they genuinely believed it would used for new hospital facilities, according to its lead campaigner.

Farm Terrace Allotments: Preserving site would 'close the door' on future hospital development

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Watford’s elected mayor said preserving the Farm Terrace Allotments in the health campus scheme would mean "closing the door" on a future hospital development.

UKIP prospective MP Nick Lincoln talks about his party's plans for the town

Watford Observer:

4:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The UK Independence Party’s growing presence in Watford could have a decisive impact on who is its next MP is, according to the party’s newly selected parliamentary candidate.

Fish return to Watford Pond - but Hannibal the Heron is still missing

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Fish have been re-introduced to the refurbished pond in Watford Parade.

Notice of forfeiture posted in window of Watford nightclub Cameo

Watford Observer:

3:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A notice of forfeiture was seen in the window of town centre venue Cameo today.

Watford restaurant staff help raise £500,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Watford Observer:

2:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Staff at a Watford eatery have helped raise more than £500,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Event to celebrate Great War to be held next month

Watford Observer:

2:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

An event to commemorate the centenary of the Great War, highlighting the contribution and sacrifice made by members of Aldenham parish, will be held next month.

Existing shopkeepers oppose new cafe in Bushey parade

Watford Observer:

1:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Shopkeepers and road users of a busy Bushey parade have started a petition to fight off a planning application to open a new cafe.

Residents oppose plans for 'back-to-back concrete' development in crowded town estate

Watford Observer:

1:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Watford housing association’s controversial planning application to build dozens of new homes on a cramped town estate has been resubmitted - but residents say the "back-to-back concrete" plans still aren’t good enough.

Less anti-social behaviour in Abbots Langley, but police are still 'invisible', says residents' association

Watford Observer:

12:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The police are "invisible" in School Mead, Abbots Langley, according to the chairman of a residents’ association.

Croxley Green pupils win gardening competition

Watford Observer:

11:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

A Croxley Green primary school has won a gardening competition.

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