• Aldi and Lidl: What's in the middle aisles from Thursday June 23

    The middle aisle of both Aldi and Lidl are popular with shoppers keen to find a bargain on anything from gardening tools to clothing. Whether it’s Aldi’s Specialbuys or Lidl’s Middle of Lidl, the latest offers are always worth checking out and

  • Former Hornets midfielder returns to Slovakia

    Former Watford midfielder Juraj Kucka has returned to Slovakia to play for the first time in 13 years after signing for Slovan Bratislava. The 35-year-old left the Hornets at the end of last season after activating a break clause in his contract

  • When the shops used to close early on a Wednesday

    The Watford Observer is again delighted to be teaming up with its friends at Watford Museum to take another journey back to the past to recall the key events and dates that helped shape the town’s future. Part 43 of '50 events and dates that shaped

  • Watford hotel to be renamed as part of rebrand

    One of Watford's most prominently located hotels is to receive a new name as part of a rebrand. The Jurys Inn, on the corner of the ring road and Clarendon Road, will change its name to Leonardo Hotel. It is part of a growth strategy by the

  • Lathrope takes charge of Golden Girls

    Hornets Academy coach Damon Lathrope has been appointed as the new boss of Watford Women. The UEFA A Licence holder was an assistant coach with the Golden Girls at the end of last season, combing that with his role with the club’s youth set-up.

  • Atria Watford jobs you can apply for right now - find out how

    If you've been looking for a new job in retail then you are in luck as there are plenty of jobs currently available at Atria Watford.  There are positions available from senior sales associates, part-time sales assistants, supervisors and more.

  • Hornets looking at 'a number' of new striker options

    Stoke City striker Benik Afobe seems set to move to Belgian side Club Brugges, and while head coach Rob Edwards said he was a player he liked, he is not worried that the transfer window has been open for a while and the club have only made one signing

  • The Perfume Shop launches summer sale on designer fragrances

    Whether you’re hoping to find a new summer scent or your favourite has ran out, there’s no need to panic. The Perfume Shop has launched a summer sale, giving customers the chance to save on designer brands. Fragrances from Marc Jacobs, Paco

  • Edwards spells out who is in charge

    New Watford head coach Rob Edwards has made it clear that team selection, formation, style of play and transfers are all his call. The fixtures for the new season were released earlier today, the squad are in their fourth day of pre-season, and

  • Bank announces closure of town centre branch

    A bank in Rickmansworth town centre will close later this year after the number of customers visiting dropped. Barclays says it has only identified 22 customers who use its branch in Church Street exclusively for their banking. A closing date

  • Is MPs' support for Prime Minister shared by constituents?

    My neighbour told me that in the past when he thought about the Conservatives words like prudence, dignity and restraint where at the forefront of his mind and that’s why he voted for them. He now thinks that Boris’s actions have shamed his party and

  • Formerly 'inadequate' baby unit now 'requires improvement'

    A formerly 'inadequate' baby unit has now been rated as 'requires improvement' following its latest Ofsted inspection. The Hall School Baby Unit, based in Rickmansworth Road in Northwood, was caring for 22 children aged up to two years old at the

  • Hornets at home to Blades in Monday season opener

    Fans will have to wait two days longer than most other sets of supporters as Watford's first game of the new Championship season will be at home to Sheffield United on Monday, August 1, and will be shown live on Sky Sports. The first away trip

  • Thieves tampered with cash machines to steal £20,000

    Two thieves who set ‘cash traps’ to steal from customers at cash machines have been jailed. Sebastian Vizir, 35, and Lucian Martinica, 29, both of Harrow, used the devices to trap bank notes inside machines when customers, including in Hertfordshire