• Half term water polo for youngsters

    Young people in South Oxhey will have a chance to take on one of the more unusual events from London 1012 thanks to a National Lottery grant. Boys and girls aged 14 to 24 can try out six sessions of water polo at Sir James Altham Pool for £10 during

  • Hornets ease past Bedwell

    A ruthless display from Watford Ladies Under-13s saw them complete a 9-0 victory over Bedwell Rangers in the Under-13 Cup. Roxanna Buckley, Sophie Citro and Mikhela Treon all scored twice in the rout, while Gemma Wilshere, Bronwen Luniss and Emily

  • TV fitness icon Mr Motivator visits ASDA Watford

    TV fitness legend Mr Motivator put shoppers through a workout regime in Watford yesterday. The 1990s icon, real name Derrick Evans, visited ASDA on Thursday afternoon to demonstrate the Quaker Two Minute Mover exercises. The free, high intensity

  • Zola reading little into Terriers poor run

    Hornets head coach Gianfranco Zola insists Huddersfield Town’s 11-game winless run in the Championship is irrelevant ahead of the Terriers’ visit to Vicarage Road. November 10 was the last time Simon Grayson’s side celebrated a league victory when


    PICKERING MARJORIE BETTY Late of croxley green Passed away peacefully in her home in Dorset aged 97. Sadly missed by all her family and friends.

  • Line-ups: Saracens v Edinburgh

    Saracens' last match at Vicarage Road sees them host Edinburgh in the final pool match of the Heineken Cup.  A win for the Men in Black will guarantee them a spot in the knockout stages for the third time in the club's history while a home draw

  • Artist Julia Sterland on painting her artistic idol Rembrandt

    When artist Julia Sterland was a little girl her favourite place to visit was the National Gallery, Room 23 to be exact, home to the later works of Rembrandt. “I spent a lot of time looking at those faces,” she tells me from her studio in Shenley

  • Tributes to Abbots Langley schoolgirl

    The family and friends of an Abbots Langley schoolgirl described as a “beautiful angel” have been left devastated after she was found dead at her home, aged just 15. Hundreds of tributes expressing grief and shock have poured in for Jessica Cobb

  • Lorry crash on M25

    A lorry and two cars have crashed on the M25 near Watford leaving two people with minor injuries. Emergency services are still at the scene between Junction 20 and Junction 21. The silver Ford Fiesta and blue Vauxhall Astra Van crashed with

  • Residents to discuss green area ideas for Abbots Langley

    Residents from Abbots Langley will have the opportunity to have their say on how to develop a green space in their area. Watford Community Housing Trust will contribute a grant towards improving and developing the green area surrounding School

  • Comment: Don't pay lip service when informing residents

    The Government’s recent shake-up in licensing laws has given police forces and council strengthened powers over pubs and clubs. While this is welcome, the Government is also considering weakening the obligation of alcohol-selling establishments

  • The king is dead with demise of the CD

    It was just so futuristic. A pocket-sized puck of plastic, as thin as a piece of card; shiny, dazzling and mysterious. How did they get all those songs on there? Were they held in the rainbow nebulae that shimmered across its mirrored surface?

  • Young athletes chasing county final berths

    Young athletes from seven different schools battled it out for the chance to participate in the forthcoming county finals at an annual indoor athletics competition. More than 100 children from schools involved in the Three Rivers and Watford School

  • Tree recycling: Hertsmere gets off to a green start

    A bumper crop of Christmas trees were shredded and recycled in Hertsmere this year. Almost 200 trees were taken to locations in Radlett, Bushey, Borehamwood and Potters Bar over four days at the beginning of the month. The 193 trees were shredded

  • Kings too strong for Town

    Kings Langley completed a 2-0 home win over Harpenden Town and moved to sixth in the Spartan Division One table. With Jimmy Armstrong added to the lengthening injury list, Kings signed Leverstock Green striker Adam Hallissey. He made an immediate

  • Hertsmere council tax to increase

    Thousands on low incomes will have to pay more council tax from April after Hertsmere councillors voted to pass an £827,000 funding cut. Working age people who receive council tax benefit will see changes to their bill after Hertsmere Borough Council

  • School 'really happy' at improved Ofsted report

    A Garston primary school has improved its Ofsted rating from satisfactory to good following its most recent inspection. Garston Manor School, in Horseshoe Lane, has been rated ‘good’ by the schools watchdog - an improvement on 2009’s ‘satisfactory

  • South West Hertfordshire snow news

    5:01pm #Euston Update 1: we've had to make a few alterations this evening. Apologies. Full info here -> — @LondonMidland 18 January 2013 4:50pm

  • Rose Evelyn Flynn

    FLYNN, Rose Evelyn Passed away peacefully at Watford General Hospital, on Saturday 5th January 2013, aged 94 years. She will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Funeral service to take place at: West Herts Crematorium, Garston on Thursday

  • Veronica (Vera) Watson

    WATSON, Veronica (Vera) Passed away Tuesday 8th January 2013. Much loved mum to Sandra and Denise. Adored 'Chocolate Nan' to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family flowers only, donations to CRY and Cystic Fibrosis Trust. All enquiries

  • Keith Wingfield

    WINGFIELD, Keith Sadly passed away on 10th January 2013 aged 79 years. Funeral service to be held on Wednesday 30th January 2013 aged 79 years. Funeral Service to be held on Wednesday 30th January at West Herts Crematorium at 11am. In lieu of

  • Catherine Element

    ELEMENT, Catherine Passed away on 31st December 2012 aged 76 years. The funeral will take place at Holy Rood Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday 23rd January 2012 at 12.00pm followed by burial at Vicarage Road Cemetery. All enquiries to co-operative

  • Captain Tom Sawyer

    Captain Tom Sawyer RA 29 Commando 20.1.82 – 14.1.09 Another birthday we cannot share with you. No silly funny card, no present lovingly chosen just to see your grin as you open it. So much we took for granted when you were here with us. We thought

  • Iris Dean

    DEAN, Iris Sadly passed away at Watford General Hospital on 11th January 2013 aged 92. Much loved mother who will be greatly missed by her daughter Judith, grandson Stephen, family and friends. Funeral service to be held at West Herts Crematorium

  • Gwendoline Margaret Reeve

    REEVE, Gwendoline Margaret (Gwen) Widow of the late Frank Reeve. Sadly and peacefully passed away at Croxley House on Sunday 13th January 2013, aged 96 years. Mother of Jenny and Andrew, Nannie to Vicki and Matthew. Funeral service will take place

  • Timothy Charles Barron

    BARRON, Timothy Charles Passed away in the Royal United Hospital, Bath on 11th January 2013, his 44th birthday. Dearly loved youngest son of Barbara, brother to Sally and Nick, husband to Renée and father of three lovely children, he will be sadly

  • Edgar Allan "Eddie" Carpenter

    CARPENTER, Edgar Allan (EDDIE) Passed away on 7th January 2013 aged 96yrs. A much loved Dad, Grandad & Great Grandad who will be sadly missed. A thanksgiving service will be held at St Lawrence Church, Abbots Langley

  • Dulcie Saunders

    SAUNDERS, Dulcie Following a short illness whilst staying with her brother Gordon Smith (formerly of Watford) and family in Cheddar at Christmas. Dulcie will be sadly missed by Gordon, her nieces Janet and Linda, Michael

  • Marion Hatton

    HATTON Marion, 18.01.03. 10 years have passed. Everyday you are missed Mum love Craig & Trena.

  • Richard Lamb

    LAMB, Richard 20th January 2011 A special prayer and a tear for the one we miss so dear. Barbara and family xxxx

  • Richard, Alan Dennehy

    Dennehy, Richard Alan Eileen, Pauline, Mick, Angie and families would like to thank everyone who attended Alan's funeral on 7th January 2013, also for all the lovely cards, flowers, donations and support given to them at this sad time.

  • Colin Adam Mackay

    MACKAY, Colin Adam Sadly passed away on Wednesday 2nd January 2013 aged 66. Loving husband of Marion, father of Donna, Lorna and Fiona and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Service will take place at North

  • Gwen Watson

    WATSON, Gwen Sadly passed away on Tuesday 8th January 2013. Funeral service to take place on Monday 21st January 2013, Chilterns Crematorium at 2.30pm . Donations if desired in lieu of flowers, payable to Michael Sobell House, c/o James Peddle

  • Brian Malone

    In loving Memory of Brian Malone Died 19th January 2009 Never more than a thought away loved and remembered everyday. Family, Friends here and in Ireland. xxxx

  • Margaret (Peggy) Neighbour

    NEIGHBOUR, Margaret (Peggy) Peacefully passed away on 8th January 2013 in the presence of her loving family . Much loved wife to David, mother to Keith, Brian and Alan. Loving grandmother and great grandmother. Always remembered, always loved.

  • Phil Brown

    Phil Brown, 20th Janaury 2012 In loving memory of a much loved dad, grandad and great grandad. It was a year ago you left our lives, we miss your warm smile and twinkling eyes, precious memories keep you near, in our hearts you will always stay,

  • Bryan Charles Lews

    LEWIS, Bryan Charles on 14th January, hung up his 'Gone Fishing' sign and peacefully passed to the great pond in the sky. Family flowers only, but if desired, donations for Watford Piscators Fishing Club (cheques payable to M.K. Ginder & Sons).

  • Alwyn Temple

    TEMPLE, Alwyn Passed away peacefully on 15th January, 2013, aged 82 years. He was much loved by his family and friends and will be sadly missed. Funeral to take place at West Herts Crematorium on Thursday 24th January at 3.40pm. Family flowers only

  • Edna Frances Wilson

    WILSON, Edna Frances Passed away on Saturday 12th January 2013, at Watford General Hospital. Loved and missed by her children Margaret and Philip, grandchildren Laura and James, great granddaughter Megan and all family and friends. Funeral services