Rickmansworth Players present 'The Producers'

Watford Observer: Rickmansworth Players present 'The Producers'

2:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Broadway is coming to Watersmeet this November 19-22, as The Producers roll into town.

More Death Moth Caterpillars

Watford Observer: More Death Moth Caterpillars

11:49am Friday 17th October 2014

Me and my friend found one of these in Berkhamsted High Stree in the last week of August. It had fallen off a tree and it was scary.

Georgia on his mind

Watford Observer: Watford Chess Club celebrates double triumph

1:05pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Eight-year-old Adithya Pramod Paleri is on his way (15 October) to the Black Sea resort of Batumi, Georgia, to represent England in his first international chess tournament.

The biggest pumpkin in south west Hertfordshire?

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8:15am Monday 13th October 2014

Is this Hertforshires biggest pumpkin? Grown (and still growing) at Timberlake allotment in Watford.

Following your story on anti-nuclear knitters: a new film on Watford's WWI conscientious objectors

8:39am Friday 19th September 2014

Dear Watford Observer editorial, The bravery, hardship, sacrifice and sorrow of the combatants during the First World War, and the impact of the war on families and communities at home, are rightly being remembered during the 2014-2018 Centenary. However, there has been little attention paid to those who refused the call to 'fight for their country' and had to face the consequences of their stand, known as 'conscientious objectors'. The challenge presented by this very small but important minority is as relevant today as it was then.

Four Friends Called to Serve Around The World

Watford Observer: Four Friends Called to Serve Around The World

10:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

Four Watford friends have been called on missions for The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to different parts of the world. Sam Stanbury (18), a previous pupil of Aldenham school, will spend the next two years in Sao Paula, Brazil while his friend, Antony Keen (24), who attended Misbourne School in Great Missenden, will be in Barcelona, Spain. From the same Church, Sara Martins (19) from Queens School will be flying to Tokyo, Japan and Stephanie Siu, past pupil of Watford Girls Grammar School, will wing her way to Hong Kong. Both girls will serve for 18 months. All will be learning a new language and will spend their time talking to people about their faith and taking part in humanitarian projects. The four friends will be funding their missions themselves. Currently serving from Watford are Amelia Stanbury in Sydney, Australia and Maia Peacock from Hemel Hempstead in Switzerland. Both are due back in the New Year.

Fundraising Golf Day at Moor Park for boy with incurable condition

Watford Observer: Fundraising Golf Day at Moor Park for boy with incurable condition

1:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Gary and Louisa Hill, of Chalfont St Peter, hosted a fundraising golf day and dinner at the prestigious Moor Park Golf Club in Rickmansworth in order to raise awareness and money for research into a finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare and life-limiting muscle-wasting condition that affects their son Archie (9).

Apprentice of the year!

Watford Observer: Apprentice of the year!

7:36am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Ryan Shrives,19, had a big choice to make just over a year ago.

Mobile Send Your News

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7:48am Friday 18th July 2014

Caught the lightning from lasts night storm at the right time great picture Based on information supplied by .

Mobile Send Your News

Watford Observer:

8:09am Monday 7th July 2014

Children from St Peter's School spent two months making loom bracelets and key rings to sell to family and friends, also holding a stall at school on Friday, July 4.

Thanks from Celtic Hearts

Watford Observer:

7:27am Monday 7th July 2014

Celtic hearts . Thank you for having us at the fun day we had a great time xxx Based on information supplied by .

Local Author's Book Signing in Malta

Watford Observer: Local Author's Book Signing in Malta

10:27am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Kay Seeley, a local author, had the first signing of her self-published novel, The Water Gypsy, while on holiday in Malta. The books were due to arrive from the publisher while she was away, so had been sent to her daughter, Liz, who lives in Croxley Green. Unbeknown to Kay her husband, Michael, arranged for Liz to send some out for Kay’s birthday. He organised the book signing at a popular local bar. Kay said, “It was fantastic. Lots of our friends were there, everyone joined in and we sold all the books. We had bubbly and a huge chocolate cake. It was the most amazing surprise and the best birthday ever.”

Elsie Alexander Celebrates 100th Birthday

3:33pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

Many congratulations to Elsie Alexander who celebrated her 100th Birthday with family and friends on Friday 2nd May.

Girls Golf

Watford Observer: Gilrs Golf

3:35pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

12 year old Grace Herbert (left) from Croxley Green finished 3rd with 40 points in the Herts County Girls Golf - Spring Meeting, held recently at Aldenham Golf Club.

Texting Times for Watford Charity

Watford Observer: Texting Times for Watford Charity

4:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Watford African Caribbean Association is amongst the first charities in the country to use its own, unique personalised text code, WACA11, to raise funds using JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

Hertfordshire Celebrates Record Store Day 2014

Watford Observer: Hertfordshire Celebrates Record Store Day 2014

8:18am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Next weekend, on Saturday 19th April, independent music retailers from across the UK will come together to celebrate the UK's seventh annual Record Store Day.

Steiner School Kings Langley Students visit CERN

Watford Observer: Steiner School Kings Langley Students visit CERN

9:54am Tuesday 18th March 2014

From the 9th to 11th March 14 students from the Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley and 16 students from Michael Hall (another Steiner school in Sussex) went on a trip to CERN in Geneva. CERN is the leading particle Physics research centre in the world. The pupils had a chance to see some of the experiments carried out there first hand, and to talk to the Scientists, technicians and engineers who make it happen. The trip included a chance to see the beautiful city of Geneva, visit the Geneva car show, visit the chemistry and Physics departments of the University of Geneva, visit the CERNs museums and the highlight of the trip, the tour of CERN.

Bushey & Watford phab supermarket collection

Watford Observer: Bushey & Watford phab supermarket collection

10:21am Monday 3rd March 2014

Six members of Bushey and Watford phab club, Brian, Chas, Phil, John, Jackie and wendy (social club for able bodied and disabled people of watford, three rivers and hertsmere by means of shared social activities and events) spent Friday 28th February and saturday 1st march collecting at the central Watford Sainsburys Albert road south. Thanks to the people shopping at sainsburys they raised £331 which will be used in running the phab club and supporting its aim of inclusion. thanks to Sainsburys and its staff for hosting us, the phab members for working hard and the good people of watford and surrounding areas who donated.

Strong winds

Watford Observer: Strong winds bounce trampoline over fence.

8:13am Thursday 13th February 2014

I came home from work at lunchtime and saw this in my garden. ...It's not mine..lol. .Must of had some strong winds to blow this over the fence at the bottom of my garden..

WRAP open in new location

2:44pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

Many residents of Watford, and especially, schools, have used WRAP, the Watford scrapstore. Since mid-January it's relocated and is open in relatively swanky premises on the Croxley Business Park. Open for business at the usual times and welcoming members with a good supply of recycled art materials.

Floody Watford

Watford Observer: Floody Watford

9:14am Monday 10th February 2014

Finding the fun and beauty in the recent flooding Based on information supplied by Mara Ashton.

Recent flood protection measures fail our children.

Watford Observer: Recent flood protection measures fail our children.

3:03pm Saturday 8th February 2014

Local school children were forced to risk their lives on the dual carriageway yesterday, when their safe path home was completely flooded. The bridge led down to the tarmac path, which in turn led them into what had basically become a pond. They first had to walk along the hard shoulder, then when that disappeared they had the tough choice of a slippery mud bank down into the flood or walking along the dual carriageway itself. Sadly they chose the latter.

Recent flooding in Bushey

Watford Observer: Recent flooding in Bushey

5:24pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

We were out walking our dog and couldn't access Radlett Road from Bushey Mill Lane as the flood water was too deep on foot. Some cars were driving through it slowly. Underneath the bridge near Top Golf the river has burst its banks. I have enclosed a couple of photos taken today at 2pm.

Watford Foodbank

1:24pm Monday 27th January 2014

Dear Sir, The Channel 4 programme `Benefit Street` and Edwina Currie`s recent comments that people using food banks need them because they waste money on tattoos and dog food have caused controversy recently.


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