Readers who want to subscribe to the Watford Observer will get more news and sport than is free to view, an ad light experience and discounts at leading supermarkets.

Please support our journalism by signing up to a digital subscription for the Watford Observer and get full access to news, features and reviews by our trained news reporters and unrivalled and exclusive access to Watford FC coverage by expert Andrew French.

Launched by Samuel Peacock in 1863, the Watford Observer was created because he believed the community was in need of a journal to “tell the truth and air grievances”. That mantra has stood the test of time.

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A digital subscription is the best way to read our news online, as subscribers have unlimited access to news articles, with fewer ads and interruptions.

As well as unlimited access to articles and fewer ads, subscribers can also enjoy monthly savings on big brands like Tesco, Sainsbury's and Starbucks through the reader rewards scheme, as well as puzzles that you can play online.

Access to the ad-free app is also included with a digital subscription, available on mobile and tablet from the Apple App Store and Google Play.  

App users can browse all news stories, read the digital edition and play puzzles without any ad interruptions. 

We’re steeped in history, but to survive and thrive the sustainability of our online journalism must be secured alongside that of our printed newspaper.

Watford Observer editor Michael Adkins said: “We’re fiercely protective of the Watford Observer newspaper but we must build our digital subscription base if we are to have a sustainable future both in print and online.

“By paying for a subscription you will be contributing to the long-term future of the Watford Observer. There are also many added features including Reader Rewards – giving you discounts at many high street brands.”

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This deal is only for new subscribers, but if you're already a subscriber, there are other ways to enjoy money-saving benefits.

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*T&Cs apply. Subscription auto-renews unless cancelled. The monthly subscription will be charged at £4.99 per month. The annual digital subscription will be charged at £52 per year. All subscriptions can be cancelled and refunded within 14 days of purchase. Newsquest Media Group reserves the right to change or remove the offer at any time. Please see for full details.