• Harley 'not taking anything for granted'

    Jon Harley has made four consecutive starts for Watford for the first time since January but the midfielder claims he has been in football long enough “not to take it for granted”. Harley has made the most of his appearances from the bench in recent

  • Viva Las Vegas for champion pool player

    A pool player from Watford has been crowned the Rileys All Star Pool Challenge Champion after clearing a table in less than 30 seconds. John Burt, 21, has been playing for seven years and is part of a team that competes in the Watford Pool

  • Illegal immigrants face deportation

    Two illegal immigrants are facing deportation after they were arrested during a UK Border Agency raid in Watford. A 37-year-old Filipino woman was arrested at an address in Market Street and a 24-year-old Brazilian man was arrested at an address

  • Radlett house sale breaks record

    A multi-million pound house sale in Radlett has broken all previous records, and could be an early sign of economic recovery in the area. Housing company Octagon consigned the recently completed 7/8 bedroom house in Loom Lane to their hall of fame

  • Bonfire spectacular in Northwood

    The Royal National Institute for the Blind is hosting a “bonfire spectacular” this weekend. The event has been arranged to officially launch RNIB Sunshine House School's new collaboration with Grangewood School. Sunshine House offers specialist

  • More help for working families

    More than 200,000 working families will gain about £1,000 a year, thanks to new rules around Housing and Council Tax Benefits, making them an average of £20 a week better off. From this week, income from Child Benefit will no longer be taken into account

  • Plenty of room for a family home

    On a plot approaching one acre in the picturesque village of Sarratt within a conservation area, is this attractive, spacious, six-bedroom, detached family home with annexe, three door garage and gym. This is an H4 Heading Tag GUIDE PRICE

  • Trust StepUp estates and lettings

    StepUp estates and lettings are an independent, innovative Estate and Lettings Agents located on the Vicarage parade just near the traffic lights, on the opposite side to the Watford football stadium. Our properties are specifically advertised with a

  • ‘Dead’ husband jailed for benefit fraud

    A 37-year-old man who disappeared during investigations into a £46,000 benefit fraud has been jailed for 22 months. Kashif Butt was to face charges earlier this year alongside the mother of his five children Sarah Butt. However, during

  • A magnificent family home

    This magnificent detached family house is located on a sought after road. The property comprises approximately 4,300 sq ft and, briefly, features a reception hallway, four reception rooms, separate study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom

  • Kings Langley residents offered Smartwater

    Burgled villagers from Kings Langley are to be offered extra protection to safeguard their property. At a parish council meeting on Tuesday evening, PC Nik Pringle revealed that Smartwater, a chemical forensic marking system, similar in concept

  • Sarries taking LV= Cup seriously

    Saracens director of rugby Brendan Venter will make a few changes for the opening fixture of the LV= Cup but claims they will not be “taking the competition lightly”. Sarries narrowly beat Bath 12-11 in the Premiership at the weekend and the Watford-based

  • Bag some eco-fashion this season

    Retailers across Chorleywood are asking shoppers to wear their heart on their arm this season with an eco-friendly “I Love Chorleywood” bag. The fairly traded and eco-friendly I Love Chorleywood eco-bags replicate the iconic “I Love NY” design

  • Safety fears for new flats' access road

    Fears for motorists' safety on a busy dual carriageway were unable to prevent plans for 15 new flats in north Watford winning approval. Cairnpark Properties Ltd have permission to build the flats in a part-two, part-three storey building with


    OMG... LOOK WHO'S 40...!!! Happy birthday Helen Murray nee Judson for the 24th November Back in the Observer again, still wearing the dancing shoes and waving those 'Jazz hands' Lots of love from your Husband Lee and our boys James and Elliot


    JONES, Walter Thomas (Wally) Passed away suddenly on Wednesday 28th October, aged 69 years. A much loved brother, father and grandfather who will be desperately missed by family & friends. Now at peace with his soul mate Margaret, who he so sadly


    HOLDOM, Keith Frank 78 years. Passed peacefully away in Swaffham, Norfolk on 29th October 2009. Beloved husband of Rita and brother of Colin. Funeral at Swaffham Parish Church. 12.30pm. Friday 13th November 2009. No flowers. Donations to Parkinson Society


    JOHNSTONE, Alice In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who was taken from us, 6th November, 1986. Always remembered. Peter, Enid & family


    OAKLEY, Frank Frank-aged 94 years, passed away on 22nd October 2009. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Pamela, grandchildren, Jackie, David and Marc, and great grandchildren, Stephanie, Nicole and Lilja. The Funeral service was held on 30th October


    HARLEY, Katherine Julie (Kate) Passed away suddenly on holiday in Spain. Aged 50 years. Much loved wife of Dave and mum of Claire. Funeral Service to take place Friday 6th November 1.30pm at St Lukes Church. Family flowers only. Donations if desired payable


    DOCKRELL, Pat Passed away peacefully at Michael Sobell House, on Sunday 1st November 2009. Beloved Mum of Kim and Steve and Nan of Kerry, Jay, Reanna and Lia. She will be sadly missed. Funeral service to take place on Monday 9th November 2009 at Breakspear


    SINCLAIR, Shirley 5th November 2003 There's not a day that passes That you don't come to mind And all the lovely memories That you left behind. Your loving husband Chris xx


    SINCLAIR, Shirley 5th November 2003 Our wonderful Mum 6 years have passed since you left us not a day goes by that we don't think of you. Love and miss you always Shaun, Chris, Paula & Families. xxx


    WALKER (nee Ford), Maureen June Kathleen Loving Wife, Mum, Sister and Nana. Who will be sadly missed. 7th June 1940 - 31st October 2009 Enquiries to Co-Operative Funeralcare, South Oxhey. Tel: 020 8421 5739


    PRAIDE, Caroline Passed away 6th November, 2006. At peace with Dad, Michael and Tony. With love Cynthia, Doris & families


    BUTLER, Margaret (Mary) Passed away peacefully at Watford General Hospital on 27th October 2009, aged 72 years after a long illness, bravely borne, she will be sadly missed by Alan and family. Reunited with her loving husband John. Her funeral service


    ROCHE LOUISE Happy 21st Louise 4th November 2009 with love from Nan, Karen, Rick, Kayleigh & Kristi xxx

  • SAMS

    SAMS Margaret Elaine Born 30th October 1930 died 1st November 2009, aged 79. Devoted wife to Alan for 55 years, loving mother to Susan, late Karol and twins Julie & Nicola. Grandmother to Edwin, Jolyon and Matthew. Mother-in-law to Martin and Rick

  • ADRA

    In loving memory of Kathleen Miller (Kay) Who fell asleep on 28th October 2009 aged 90 years. Funeral to be held at The Seventh Day Adventist Church in St Albans Road, Watford at 10am on Tuesday 10th November 2009. All family and friends welcome. Donations

  • RNLI

    The funeral of Henry Gibbs of Grove Crescent, Croxley Green, who died after a short illness will take place at West Herts Crematorium on 12th November 2009 at 1pm. Donations to RNLI. c/o Macleans Funeral Home, 837 St Albans Road, Watford W25 0LH


    BOLTON, Mick Formerly of Nashmills, Kings Langley Passed away on Monday 26th October at St Margaret's Hospice, Yeovil aged 70 years. Funeral at Yeovil Crematorium Tuesday 10th November at 1.20pm Will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Enquiries


    CHALLIS, Terry Linda & I would like to thank all who attended Terry's funeral. Thank you also for the cards, kind wishes, help and assistance in giving him a good send off. All donations to the 'British Lung Foundation' were greatly appreciated


    KEANE, William Passed away peacefully on the 17th October 2009 at the Forest Care Village, Borehamwood, formerly of Cotswold Avenue, Bushey. The Funeral shall take place at West Herts Crematorium on Friday 13th November at 3.40pm. All friends welcome.

  • SIMS

    SIMS, David Passed away peacefully on 25th October, aged 79. Funeral to be held at Christ Church, Chorleywood Common, Chorleywood on Thursday 12th November at 12:00pm followed by cremation at Chilterns Crematorium. Everyone who knew David is warmly welcome


    KATHERINE E HOWARD L.R.P.S Passed peacefully away at Windmill House on November 30th after a long illness, just days away from her 103rd birthday. She is now at rest & will be greatly missed by her family & friends, particularly those who knew


    MRS CHURCH, Ivy Ester Passed away peacefully on 29th October 2009 aged 95 years at the Harefield Nursing Centre. She will be greatly missed by her son Jon, daughter Hazel and all her family and friends. Her funeral will take place at Golders Green Crematorium


    PHILP, May Passed away on the 1st November 2009 at the Royal Free London aged 79 years. Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service at the All Saints Leavesden on Thursday 12th November at 2.15pm. Committal at West Herts Crematorium


    MARKS, Gladys (nee Horwood) Died on 3rd November 2009 aged 92 years. Wife of Frank (deceased), mother of June and Gordon, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. Will be sadly missed by all. Funeral on Friday 13th November, Mill End


    WELLS, Charles Thomas 10th November,1992. Thinking of you today and every day. Always in our hearts Love Helen, Pete & family

  • Cats lost and found

    An Oxhey woman is pleading with people to check their outbuildings and sheds for her missing cat as weekend firework celebrations approach. The worried owner, who asked not to be named, said the four-year-old female had never been outside at

  • Amended plans approved

    A developer has won permission to build 24 new homes on the former site of Watford School of Music. Kebbell Homes will convert the existing, locally listed main building into eight flats, demolish the coach house and replace it with a pair

  • Watford girl guides celebrate 100 years of guiding

    Rainbows, brownies and girl guides have celebrated 100 years of girl guiding at a learning and exploring centre in Watford. Gambado, in Woodside Leisure Park, North Orbital, was chosen so that rainbows, brownies, guides, senior section and

  • Film Noir comes to Bushey

    Seedy guys, femmes fatales and hard-boiled characters have been seen lurking amongst the exhibits in the Bushey Museum. A new exhibition, “Film Noir: Shots in the Dark” is a departure from the traditional features housed at the museum.

  • Political fallout from parents' playground 'ban'

    The political fallout from Watford Borough Council's decision to “ban” parents attending council-run play sessions with their children continued this week as it was blamed for turning the town into a national “laughing stock”. Two Labour

  • Rickmansworth accountant gives up summer holiday

    An employee of a Rickmansworth business went on a summer holiday with a difference this year. Catherine Hobday and her sisters, Chantal and Stephanie, joined other volunteers from the Glanfield Children’s Group for a week-long trip to Lourdes

  • Protesters fined for Northwood "die-in"

    Six protesters who appeared in Watford Magistrates' Court yesterday have been found guilty of seriously disrupting the community. Katrina Alton, Stephen Barnes, Gabriel Carlyle, Maya Evans, Milan Rai and Angela Zelter were charged for their

  • Santander sponsors SME of the year award

    Santander is to sponsor the SME of the Year Award at the National Business Awards Ceremony & Dinner, which will take place on November 10 in the Great Ballroom at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. The award will be presented to the business

  • 'Players want to put it right'

    Malky Mackay says his players want to “put it right” against Preston North End following the disappointing defeat to West Bromwich Albion but the Hornets will be without Ross Jenkins after the midfielder underwent a back operation this week. The Watford

  • Kings Langley councillors set off for twinning

    Villagers and parish councillors from Kings Langley are to take a trip to France today, to sign a “friendship charter” with village Achiet-le-Grand and honour the efforts of war hero Christopher Cox. Father-of-eight, Christopher Cox, acted


    Before we begin......let me go grab my soap box, because it’s rants galore this week. Starting with Monday afternoon, I spent over two and a half hours on the phone to BT going back and forth between the Indian call centre and the centre based

  • Committee defers decision on extended restaurant hours

    Plans to extend the opening hours of a Watford town centre restaurant have been deferred until police can comment on the proposals. Officers were not notified of an application by Sandwich Box, in The Parade, before tonight's meeting of Watford