• Watford Town progress to final

    Watford Town B’s total of 134 proved sufficient as they overcame Rickmansworth to reach the Watford Observer Plate final. With the weather finally relenting to allow the contest to be held, Ricky won the toss at Abbots Langley and elected to field

  • Watford draw with Boreham Wood

    Watford’s pre-season campaign started with a 1-1 draw at Boreham Wood after Joe Garner was unable to convert a second-half penalty with the scores level. The Hornets played two different sides in each half and trialists Daniel Pudil and Almen Abdi

  • Green reach first Shield final

    Leverstock Green are celebrating reaching their first ever Watford Observer Shield final tonight after beating Langleybury A by nine runs in a low-scoring contest at Watford Town’s Woodside ground tonight. After numerous postponements, the weather

  • Watford accept Ipswich's bid for Loach

    Watford are considering a move for former Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia after accepting a bid from Ipswich Town for goalkeeper Scott Loach . Loach is an Ipswich fan and looks set to join the club after Watford accepted a bid this week.

  • Discuss the action as Watford take on Boreham Wood

    The Watford Observer is hoping fans will enjoy interacting pre-match, during the game and after the final whistle has blown on our website. Twitter users can contribute just by adding the #WatfordFC hashtag and for those of you not on the social

  • Town's parks win national awards

    Parks in Watford have stood out from the crowd after being recognised for their outstanding conservation for the fourth year running. Watford Borough Council has won three national Green Flag awards for Cassiobury Park , Woodside Playing Fields

  • Schoolboy nets U's contract

    A Bushey teenager is hoping to save his way to stardom, after being signed up as goalkeeper for football team Cambridge United. Will Norris, a student at Queens’ School Sports Academy in Aldenham Road, signed with the team last week, on a two-year

  • Tea party marks Bushey Festival

    Throngs of people gathered at Bushey Rose Garden on Friday, for a tour and tea party to mark Bushey Festival. Despite the temperamental weather, crowds congregated for the event in the High Street, sampling homemade cakes and tea and taking the

  • Police support for G4S 'won't affect crime'

    Taking police officers from the streets of Hertfordshire to support a private contractor in charge of securing the Olympic Games will not affect crime, according to the head of the police authority. Frontline officers from nine forces including

  • Family left shaken after bus incident

    A mother and her two young daughters claim they were "centimetres" from injury when a bus driver sped towards them as they crossed the road last Wednesday. Katie Columbus was crossing Aldenham Road in Radlett, with her husband Mark, two-year-old

  • Reading confirm Mariappa signing

    Reading have confirmed the signing of Watford vice-captain Adrian Mariappa on a three-year contract. The Hornets have described the transfer sum as "a significant undisclosed fee" but the Watford Observer understands the initial figure is in excess

  • Chemist calls for increased police presence

    A Bushey chemist held at knifepoint while his pharmacy was robbed is calling for increased police presence in the town. Raj Pandya, who has run Tween Pharmacy in Bushey High Street for the past ten years, described how a thief, armed with a long

  • Kebab shop's opening hours extension refused

    A Watford kebab shop has had its bid to temporarily extend its open hours this weekend thrown out by politicians after they heard it would mean more police officers would have to be drafted into the town centre. Watford Town Kebabs, in The Parade

  • Crossing patrol reduction scheme approved

    A cost-cutting scheme to reduce the number of professional "lollipop ladies" was approved by Hertfordshire County Council today. At a meeting of the full council, the proposal to replace retiring staff with volunteers at 17 of the county’s 157

  • French students complete work placement

    Three Rivers bid ‘au revoir’ to four French students after they completed a four-week work placement as part of the twinning project between Chorleywood and Dardilly, France. The French students, aged between 16 and 17, who are all studying landscaping

  • School holds art exhibition

    Kings Langley Secondary School hosted an exhibition on Monday to display art work from the students. Students from year 11, 12 and 13 submitted work to the event from A level and BTEC art and design, photography, graphics, music, textiles, resistant

  • Watford consider Mariappa replacement

    Watford have already lined up a replacement for the departing Adrian Mariappa and veteran Italian striker Filippo Inzaghi is expected at the club's London Colney training ground today, the Watford Observer understands. Mariappa's move to Reading

  • Crossing patrol cuts set for approval

    The planned reduction in the number of professional "lollipop ladies" in Hertfordshire looks set to be rubber-stamped by the county council this morning after receiving cabinet approval. Members of Hertfordshire County Council ’s cabinet unanimously

  • Sailing club given £40,000 grant

    Rickmansworth Sailing Club has received more than £40,000 in funding from Sport England to repair its ageing pontoons and buy two new dinghies. The club, which sails in Troy Lake, West Hyde, was given the grant from the £135 million "Places People

  • Controversial highways spending changes voted through

    Heavily-criticised plans to shake up the way millions of pounds worth of spending on Hertfordshire’s roads is overseen, have been voted through by the county’s ruling administration. The Conservative cabinet at Hertfordshire County Council agreed