Watford Observer Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:01:38 +0100Renewed police appeal over robbery
A man is wanted in connection to a robbery.Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:33:04 +0100Homeless people enjoy free home-cooked meal
Homeless people enjoyed a free meal thanks to kind-hearted shop workers and a restaurant which donated free food. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:30:00 +0100Letter: Better off with a brand new hospital
In reply to Ian Kirkham’s letter in your paper (‘Pie in the sky scheme’, September 7), I would like to make the following points:
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:30:00 +0100Charity AGM with a difference
A charity for those with learning disabilities will host an annual general meeting with a difference.Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:41:14 +0100Morning update: Crash on M1 set to cause very long delays
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:00:00 +0100Band of green-fingered hospice volunteers up for award
A 12-strong team of gardeners will collect two silver gongs for maintaining hospice grounds.Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0100Want to lose weight? Just imagine it
Weight loss can be boosted more than five-fold by simply imagining it - using a revolutionary technique, claims a new study.Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:28:39 +0100Crash on Beechen Grove causing traffic chaos
A crash involving a hatchback car and a bus has happened causing massive traffic problems tonight.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:45:05 +0100Evening update: Everything you need to know to get home on time
Evening all, one or two problems on the roads and rail to be mindful of tonight.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +0100Twitter users believe this driver should lose their licence - and it's for a ridiculous reason
Police watched in astonishment as a lane hogger they were trying to pull over came to a halt in the fast lane of the motorway.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:31:14 +0100One arrested in connection with assault which left man unconscious on the ground
Police investigating a “nasty” assault where a man was knocked to the ground have arrested a man.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:02:27 +0100This is how much the council has spent moving on travellers this summer
A council has confirmed just how much it has spent moving on travellers this summer.Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:59:02 +0100Gang of thieves distract elderly man at cashpoint
An elderly man had his bank cards snatched after he was surrounded by a number of men at a cashpoint.Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:28:57 +01004-month big freeze: What's REALLY going to happen in winter
FORECASTERS are warning that the UK could be set for one of the coldest winters for a decade – with FOUR MONTHS of snow on the way.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:45:00 +0100Men who perform oral sex at higher risk of cancer
A doctor says young men should take up a new vaccine after oral sex was linked to cancer.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0100Conmen jailed but two are on the run
Six men who conned elderly people and convinced them to hand over their life savings have been jailed.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:03:00 +0100Shop which sold knives to teenagers fined
Discount retail chain B&M has been ordered to pay almost half-a-million pounds for repeatedly selling knives to underage children.Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0100Student diagnosed with leukaemia urges people to donate platelets
A 22-year-old who has leukaemia is urging people to donate platelets and help save a life.Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:30:00 +0100Runners of all ages can take part in race
Runners of all ages can take part in a race. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0100Everyone who has been in court this week
Wednesday, September 5
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:20:08 +0100Mum's tough years bringing up disabled daughter
A mother who tirelessly overcame tough years to bring up her disabled daughter has won an award.Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0100Can your boss search your work mobile?
What can employers do to protect their company's interests if they believe an employee is storing confidential information?
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0100Letter: Where is library's reference section?
It has become evident that, over the last few months, what was hitherto a fairly comprehensive reference section at Watford Library has been reduced to a pitiful remnant.
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:00:00 +0100How to make a chocolate fondant cake
Ingredients:Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:00:24 +0100Council leader says travellers are 'abusing the system'
A council leader says his team are “being messed around” after more travellers set up camp in a park.
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:33:02 +0100Customer slams 'scandalous' provider after week of no Internet
A frustrated customer has described his Internet service provider as “scandalous” after he and several other people were left without Internet for six days.Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:30:00 +0100Letter: Vote on the real facts
I don’t get it. The world is constantly changing. Chancellors set new budgets. Voters take a view on the situation, which may vary from time to time. In other words they change their minds and yet Brexiteers argue that having a second referendum...Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0100Three great recipes for your Macmillan Coffee Morning
Macmillan's fundraising coffee mornings are taking place at the end of the month and the charity has released some great recipe ideas.
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:00:00 +0100'We need plans for a new hospital now'
Further to my letter in last week’s edition (‘Better hospital site’, September 14), I would just like the opportunity to respond to a few of the comments posted online to my letter.
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0100Nostalgia: Watford's printing reputation takes a blow in September 1964
Dogs get Palace auditionSun, 23 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0100Mum praises shopping centre for state-of-the-art toilets
A mother of a boy with Cerebral Palsy has praised a shopping centre for installing state-of-the-art toilets, saying without these 'our world shrinks as my son grows'.Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:00:00 +0100Heli hounds wanted for day of dog activities
Dogs and their owners are sought for a day of canine related, charity supporting activities. Sun, 23 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0100The Paul Welsh column: A wart from where?
Well we have survived another week, playmates, and so once again may I have the pleasure to once again take you down Memory Lane to Nostalgia Ridge so we can look over the horizon of yesteryear. Okay you have guessed it is my happy hour but that soun...Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0100Keeping a regular bedtime could prevent a heart attack
Keeping to a regular bedtime could prevent a heart attack or stroke, according to new research.Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:00:00 +0100Knife crime: 20 knives surrendered to Watford police in just two days
A total of 20 knives have been surrendered in Watford as part of a national amnesty.Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:30:00 +0100Bulbs to plant this autumn
If you want lashings of spring and early summer colour, but fancy something more unusual from the standard daffodils and tulips which are abundant in garden centres, take a look at some of the more exotic bulbs to plant this autumn.Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:30:00 +0100Housing association open new area of affordable homes
A new area of affordable housing has opened.
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:03:14 +0100Eighties pop rock legend dies at 74 after cancer fight
Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges has died at the age of 74.
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:15:18 +0100Rising from the ashes - Temple reopens despite 'devastating' fire
The managing director of Bhaktivedanta Manor said the temple has reopened for worship after a devastating fire.
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:09:03 +0100MP to take Green Belt campaign before House of Commons
A petition signed by 2,750 people opposed to Green Belt development plans in Kings Langley will go before the House of Commons.Sat, 22 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0100'Premature babies should be breastfed'
Premature babies should be breastfed to ensure their brains develop properly, a new Scottish study found.Sat, 22 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0100Care home celebrates two 100th birthdays at the same time
A man and woman born a day apart have both celebrated their 100th birthday.Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:24:07 +0100Car explodes in ball of flames
A car has exploded in flames.Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:00:00 +0100Up to 51 London Overground ticket offices proposed for closure
As many as 51 train ticket offices could close due to insufficient ticket sales.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:44:04 +0100Fire breaks out at prominent temple
A fire broke out in a barn in the grounds of a famous temple.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:16:16 +0100Traffic, tube and weather info to get you home in time for tea
Good evening. Here are somethings to know to get you home quickly and safely. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:52:45 +0100Burglar ransacked property before stealing cash
A burglar ransacked a house before making off with cash.Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:30:00 +0100What's on in Watford this weekend, 22nd and 23rd September 2018
Push it for the PeaceFri, 21 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0100Government review into rail services welcomed
A government review into rail services has been welcomed in the hope that commuters do not face “chaos” and “widespread disruption” again.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:03:02 +0100Burglar attacks victim in struggle for handbag
A burglar broke into a person's home and pushed the victim over before stealing their handbag.