• Teenagers rushed to hospital after sledging accident

    Two teenage girls have been rushed to hospital after a sledging incident in Abbots Langley. Emergency services were called to the incident near Manor House Gardens, at 2:55pm this afternoon after two teenage girls were said to have become stuck

  • Hoban set for double Czech test

    Tommie Hoban has again been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-19 squad. The 19-year-old, who will turn 20 on Thursday, is in line to face Czech Republic as preparations for the UEFA Championships elite qualifying round begin. The defender

  • Pupils re-live history in 'action packed' lesson

    Children swapped their school uniforms for Roman princess and gladiator costumes during a history lesson. Year three pupils at Edge Grove School, in Aldenham Village, were given the chance to spend a day in the life of a Roman. They were given

  • Police hunt for teen after rifle reports in Cassiobury Park

    Police are searching for a teenager after officers were scrambled to reports of a male with a rifle in Cassiobury Park. Response cars and a helicopter rushed to the park shortly before 12.30pm on January 2 after calls from members of the public

  • Police warn of distraction burglaries

    Elderly residents in West Watford are being warned to be vigilant after two attempted distraction burglaries in the area. Police officers said in the first incident, on Monday January 14, a male gained entry to the home of an elderly lady in Chester

  • Police appeal for driver after fatal M25 crash

    A 50-year-old motorcyclist has died after sustaining serious head injuries during a crash on the M25 near Mill End. The man, from Shortstown in Bedfordshire, was involved in a crash between junctions 16 and 17 at 1.25pm on Wednesday, January 9.

  • Pothole repair brings M25 to a halt

    The M25 was brought to a halt outside Maple Cross today, to allow for a quick pothole repair. The clockwise carriageway was blocked at junction 17, for the A412. While the queues built up, repairs were carried out on a pothole.

  • Saracens refuse to rule out Vicarage Road return

    Saracens could yet make another return to Vicarage Road as the club seek a venue for their Heineken Cup home quarter-final clash against Ulster in April. The Men in Black played their last scheduled match at the football ground on Sunday ahead

  • Grandmother urges public to take part in charity skydive

    The plucky grandmother of a 20-year-old man with a devastating muscle-wasting condition is calling on Watford daredevils to kick off the spring with a 10,000 ft plunge, helping to raise funds to develop promising potential treatments. England powerchair

  • Top scorers in the Championship

    Watford’s 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday ensured the Championship’s leading away scorers also became the highest scoring team in the division. The Hornets have now hit 53 goals in 27 games, three more than table-topping Cardiff

  • District council win top recycling award

    The high level of recycling in Three Rivers has been recognised with a national award. The council’s environmental protection team is one of only four authorities to win the Zero Waste Silver Award. The council recycles 64 per cent of all waste

  • PCC David Lloyd to cut police posts

    More than 130 police officers and staff are set to be cut in Hertfordshire as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s first budget. Councillor David Lloyd is proposing to freeze the budget precept for 2013/14 while making £6.3 million of spending

  • Botha and Kruis join England's senior and Saxons squads

    Saracens pair Mouritz Botha and George Kruis have both been called up for England's senior and Saxons squads respectively.  Botha replaces Northampton Saints' Calum Clark who has a shoulder injury and will join the rest of the training squad today

  • Blockbuster staff facing uncertain future

    Staff at Blockbuster stores across south west Hertfordshire are facing the possibility of redundancy as the company has announced it will be closing more than 100 stores. The DVD and game rental chain, which has 528 stores across the UK, was forced

  • Carehome fire an exercise in life saving

    Clouds of thick smoke are already billowing from the door and windows by the time the first fire engine pulls up outside the Abbeyfield care home in Rickmansworth. Quickly, two more follow as what had just moments earlier been a peaceful street

  • Snow sees Watford head for La Manga

    Watford's first team squad will fly out to Spain for a training camp today due to the poor weather conditions in Hertfordshire. The Hornets' preparations for Saturday's match with Huddersfield were hampered by last week's snow, with Watford unable

  • Young netball players crowned champions of Three Rivers

    Young netball players at Arnett Hills JMI in Mill End are celebrating a double success. After finishing their league undefeated the team, made up of years five and six, went into the Three Rivers Partnership Final last Tuesday (January 15) full

  • Partnership Working

    On Saturday, 11th January, we held a very successful event at our new Community Hub at the Harebreaks. We have refurbished the building, which was formerly managed by Age Concern, with investment from our Better Communities Fund. Although the

  • Monday: Snow updates for South West Hertfordshire

    @Observer_Owl how about this — @paul_wildman 21 January 2013 A snowpenguin! RT @Jennie_tate: @Observer_Owl — @Observer_Owl 21 January 2013 Two teenage girls have