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  • Bovingdon pupils to increase their technology prowess

    Robots are to provide students from a school in Bovingdon with a whole new learning experience. Starting from tomorrow, Key Stage 2 pupils from Bovingdon Primary School will have the opportunity to experience new and exciting developments in

  • Hodson signs new three-year deal

    Highly-rated full back Lee Hodson has signed a new three-year contract with Watford. The Northern Ireland Under-21 international only turned 18 a month ago but has started the last 13 Watford matches in the absence of captain Jay DeMerit. The Academy

  • Kings Langley School students step back in time

    Students from a school in Kings Langley were given a blast from the past as they were plummeted back in time to 1940s war torn Britain. Kings Langley School students have spent this week immersed in food, fashion, entertainment and education

  • Council 'ruling nothing out' for Charter Place development

    Watford Mayor Dorothy Thornhill has vowed to “rule nothing out” in the council's quest to redevelop Charter Place. Although she said razing the 1970s complex to the ground would be “highly unlikely”, she said Watford Borough Council would wait

  • Bushey residents tour police headquarters

    Bushey residents were given a tour of Hertfordshire Constabulary’s headquarters on Wednesday after a resident complained about being left hanging on the phone. During the last Bushey crime reduction group (CRG) meeting, resident Gerry McCormick revealed

  • Langleys welcome new bobby

    Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield have welcomed a new bobby to the beat, PC Amanda Lee. PC Lee, originally from Hemel Hempstead, is the new neighbourhood officer and will be working closely with PCs Bardhyl Agallili and Nik Pringle, trying

  • Pots of money raised for Marie Curie

    Green-fingered fundraisers from a school in Bushey spent Monday planting daffodils for a sponsored grow event. Students at Queens’ School were taking part in Marie Curie's mini pots of care initiative, by planting the flowers in small pots

  • Send treats for our Troops

    Troops serving in Afghanistan could find presents from Watford residents in their Christmas stockings, following a campaign by the town's Conservative Party. Richard Harrington, the Tory prospective parliamentary candidate for Watford, is encouraging

  • 'My children have nearly been killed by motorbikes'

    A family in Bushey have to look twice before they cross the doorstep due to vehicles passing inches from the front door. Russell James, of Harbour Court, described cars and motorbikes leaving the road, and cutting across the pavement and grass

  • Double tragedy for Northwood family

    A grieving family has suffered further heartbreak following the death of a 22-year-old man in a road traffic collision last night. Chris Puddifoot was a passenger in a black BMW that collided with a green Vauxhall Astra along Hampermill Lane

  • Art gallery funded by councillors' donations

    A new art gallery in Watford town centre is being supported with money awarded by local county councillors. Artists have begun displaying their work inside a shop that had been empty for the past six months in Charter Place. And five

  • Thomas Trotter organ concert at Watford Colosseum*****

    In the musical life of England, the town halls of the northern industrial centres (especially their organs) play an important part. Thomas Trotter, organist of Birmingham Town Hall, in his well-attended organ recital on Sunday afternoon, maintained Watford's

  • Councillor 'disappointed' with sheltered housing appeal

    A senior Rickmansworth councillor has expressed her disappointment after developers announced a legal challenge to force through a controversial planning application. The Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association (HPCHA) applied

  • Consultant speaks at Parkinson's Society meeting

    Drugs to combat the effects of Parkinson's Disease and their side effects were the topic of conversation at this month's meeting of the West Hertfordshire branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society. More than 100 members were addressed by Steve

  • Crowd of up to 40,000 enjoy Cassiobury Park fireworks

    Charities will benefit from £5,775 in donations from the crowd that enjoyed the fireworks display at Cassiobury Park on Saturday night. Between 35,000 and 40,000 people wrapped up for the Guy Fawkes Night celebrations which kicked off with

  • Sir Elton eBay tickets are 'incredibly poor taste'

    Watford FC claim attempts to sell over-priced tickets for next summer’s Sir Elton John concert on eBay are in “incredibly poor taste”. The former Watford chairman is holding the benefit concert to raise money for the cash-strapped club but

  • 'Disgraceful' rail franchise slammed for cancelled services

    Scornful union bosses have demanded the renationalisation of the “disgraceful” London Midland railway franchise, after it allegedly cancelled more than 7,500 trains in one year. The company, which operates services between Watford Junction

  • Car passenger killed in Oxhey collision named

    A 22-year-old man killed in a car crash in Watford has been named. Chris Puddifoot, from Northwood, was travelling in a BMW which collided with a Vauxhall Astra in Hampermill Lane, at around 5.20pm, yesterday. Mr Puddifoot, who was sat

  • Remembrance

    I was in Tesco earlier on today when they announced there would be a 2 minutes silence to remember the servicemen who had died in wars. I think they should have also mentioned the silence as being a period when civilians in this country and

  • Free hypnotherapy for homecoming heroes

    Service personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are being offered help by a hypnotherapist to adjust to civilian life. Christine Black, a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, is participating in a programme offering a free

  • Young Watford side beaten easily by Hemel

    A young Watford side was beaten comfortably 4-1 by Hemel Hempstead Town in the Herts Senior Cup. The Hornets went into the break 1-0 down after a header from Yiadom Yeboah and Hemel, who included former Crystal Palace forward Tommy Black and

  • CBI calls for reform to £4billion adult skills system

    With public finances under pressure, the CBI has called on the Government to reform the funding of adult skills and training support, to increase UK competitiveness and help people find and hold onto jobs during the recession. The business

  • Lansbury receives first Under-21 call up

    Watford’s Henri Lansbury has been called up by the England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce for the first time for the Three Lions double header against Portugal and Lithuania. On loan Arsenal midfielder Lansbury and Everton’s Dan Gosling have been added

  • Candle warning after house fire

    A house fire started by a candle on Sunday afternoon could and should have been avoided, a senior firefighter has said. Fire crews were called to Maldon Road at about 4.45pm after flames spread to drying clothing in the front room. Three

  • Bushey Heath by-election round up

    A by-election for Bushey Heath is taking place later this month. Conservative councillor Anne Swerling resigned on October 19 for “personal reasons”. The by-election for her ward is taking place on Thursday, November 26. Three candidates

  • Flat fire started deliberately

    Police have confirmed that last night’s fire in a North Watford flat was started deliberately. Emergency services rushed to the property, in Foxhill, at about 10pm and carried a young woman to safety. Police confirmed the blaze had been

  • Car passenger killed in Oxhey collision

    A man in his 20s died when the car he was travelling collided with another vehicle in Oxhey last night. Police have confirmed the front seat passenger inside a BMW was killed when the car hit a Vauxhall Astra in Hampermill Lane, at about 5.20pm

  • Big clean up for Harcourt Road

    An area of Bushey had its act extensively cleaned up by a team of police, fire and council officers yesterday. The Environmental Action Day was organised in order to address people's gripes with their streets. Neighbourhood PCSOs Derek

  • End to number plate theft

    Cars number plates in Radlett were fitted with special theft resistant screws on Monday. A total of 78 vehicles took part in the PL8 SAF3 initiative in Newberries car park. Valerie Kane, community safety officer, said: “24 percent of

  • Woman rescued from burning flat

    Firefighters forced their way into a burning flat last night and carried an unconscious young woman from to safety. Three crews from Garston and Watford fire stations raced to the scene, in Foxhill, at about 10pm. As the flames spread

  • Man dies after accident in Hampermill Lane, Oxhey

    A man died from injuries suffered in a road accident in Hampermill Lane, Oxhey, yesterday evening. The accident took place at about 6pm and involved two cars. Three people had to be cut from the vehicles. The man, believed to be in his