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Oliver Phillips moved to a small village in France in 2005 after he retired from the Watford Observer. “Oli” worked for the newspaper for nearly 40 years and, as assistant editor and formerly sports editor, became the oracle on the affairs of Watford FC, writing the definitive book on the club’s history. During later years with the newspaper he also specialised in the history of the area, writing a series of extremely popular supplements and editing the newspapers’ weekly Nostalgia pages.
Posted at 1:54pm Friday 24th May 2013
French red-tape can cause a delay in obtaining even a priority operation
Posted at 12:50pm Friday 17th May 2013
After driving over 3000 miles from New Orleans, it was time to chill out for a couple of days in a town we had been to before. But they say you should never go back.
Posted at 12:00am Friday 10th May 2013
The prospect of being locked in by snow on the plateau above Bryce, threatened our USA tourist schedule.
Posted at 12:00am Friday 3rd May 2013
We just mapped a route in an effort to find a different way to getting to Bryce Canyon and it proved to be the most memorable 48 hours in the USA
Posted at 6:53am Monday 29th April 2013
Reflections on a trip to Arizona and Utah, taking in the magic of Monument Valley.
Posted at 4:07pm Sunday 21st April 2013
Groves of bamboo look very pleasant in your garden but they are an entirely different proposition when you seek to remove them.
Posted at 5:48pm Sunday 14th April 2013
Will they be after our bank deposits next -that's the fear but we know those who follow will truly never have it so good
Posted at 10:14am Saturday 6th April 2013
Is this a national scandal that somehow has been overlooked after the figures were released indicating that 1.5 per cent of the population have withdrawn claims for a disability benefit.
Posted at 6:16am Monday 1st April 2013
There seems to be a marked lack of general knowledge among many school leavers nowadays and anything before their life-span is either dismissed or unknown.
Posted at 5:16pm Thursday 21st March 2013
Watford general have long since charged for parking but now they are including the handicapped in the scheme.