Watford Observer Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:13:08 +0100New video shows how expanded intu centre will look
Video has been released that gives a tantalising glimpse inside the new intu centre.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:21:02 +0100Family from Watford to feature in BBC Panorama show tonight
A family from Watford will appear on BBC 1 show Panorama this evening.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:00:00 +0100Court lists, 13th-20th June 2018
Wednesday, June 13Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:29:42 +0100Morning update: Road remains closed after grass fire, diversions in place
Here is your morning update for Monday, July 16.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:02:38 +0100Colleges to merge early next year
West Herts College has merged with another regional college which it's hoped will boost educational opportunities.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:00:00 +0100One family believes a civil partnership suits their relationship better than marriage
A couple recently won a bid to open up civil unions to opposite-sex couples, after the Supreme Court ruled that the current law is unlawful.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:00:00 +0100Gruelling but fun zumbathon for our cot appeal
A zumba class keen to sponsor a good cause through exercise helped raise £400 for our cot appeal.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:30:00 +0100'Incredible things happen when women support each other'
Launching an all-girl band is something Avina Shah has always wanted to do, which is in line with the ‘female empowerment’ message that she seeks to portray through her music.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:00:00 +0100Gin, snooker, BING! Three events to book now
The Great British Gin Fest
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:00:35 +0100Ex-gangster visits schools as he continues to try and keep kids out of trouble
Schoolchildren were taught a hard hitting lesson on the dangers of drug and knife crime.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:02:00 +0100Meet the pups looking for love and a new home
The National Animal Welfare Trust, or NAWT as most of us know it, has been a staple of the Watford community for decades.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:31:11 +0100Don't worry about your ABC! Young boy wins contract to star in West End
A young boy is making huge strides in London’s West End after earning a six month contract to star in a theatre play portraying one of the biggest artists the world has ever seen.Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:00:00 +0100Nostalgia: Princess Diana and Bart Simpson come to town in July 1992
Dentists set to abandon NHS
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:00:00 +0100Video: Campaign shows how your donations help homeless people
A campaign to show how your donations to homeless charities can help change lives has been launched.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:30:00 +0100The Paul Welsh column: Star Wars and the long hot summer of 1976
Hello once again and I hope you are enjoying the best summer apparently since 1976, which I also remember well. Back then I seem to recall we even had a Minister for Drought! To be honest I am fading a bit along with my garden but after our long wint...Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:48:00 +0100They did it! Staff battle mud, sweat and tears for charity challenge
Newspaper staff battled mud, sweat and tears for a gruelling challenge which raised hundreds of pounds for a children’s hospice.Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:01:03 +0100Montessori school receives key accreditation
A Montessori school will continue to “flourish” after it gained a key accreditation.
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0100Britain's Got Talent dancers announce UK tour
Street dance troupe Flawless have announced a UK tour to mark the conclusion of their recent world tour.Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:04:00 +0100You tell us.. what does Watford mean to you?
What does Watford mean to me?
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:01:21 +0100Autistic school praised following Ofsted inspection
A specialist school for children with autism has been described as ‘outstanding’ following an Ofsted inspection.Sat, 14 Jul 2018 09:01:37 +0100Do you want to be a dancer? Scholarships available at arts school
A performing arts school will be showcasing its talents with a show later this month.
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 06:00:00 +0100Homeowner blasts new road which 'breaches' planning permission causing his garden to flood
A frustrated neighbour has described a parish council as “incompetent” after a new road “breached” planning permission, which has led his garden to continually flood.
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:08:02 +0100Support worker shares her inspiring journey as part of campaign
A young support worker has described how important her Grandad when she decided she wanted to help care for people.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:05:01 +0100Teenager who was stabbed in Watford house named
Police have named a teenager who died this week.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:45:00 +0100PICTURES: Aftermath of fire which ripped through laundry factory
Pictures show the aftermath of a devastating fire which destroyed the roof of a laundry factory during the night.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:15:30 +0100VIDEO: 70 firefighters tackle huge blaze in Watford
Seventy firefighters have been battling a blaze on an industrial estate during the middle of the night.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:31:14 +0100Protestors gather in central London for anti-Trump protest
Tens of thousands of protestors converged in Trafalgar Square in opposition to Donald Trump this evening.Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:01:59 +0100'Watford is the second-worst town for a night out'
Watford has been named as the second-worst place to go on a night out, according to a study.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:00:00 +0100"We are cramming too many flats into a small space"
A councillor has warned that an already “densely populated” area is at risk of being “crammed” after proposals were put forward to build hundreds of new flats.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:00:00 +0100What's on in Watford this weekend, 14th and 15th July 2018
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:02:11 +0100Evening update: Everything you need to know to get home on time
Evening all and a very happy Friday to you. A bit of stormy weather expected tonight and one or two issues on the roads to be mindful of too.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:38:19 +0100Village summer fair
A village day fair is to kick off tomorrow.Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:20:00 +0100Mayor criticised for TfL fare freeze
A politician has called the Mayor of London’s decision to freeze Tube fares “reckless” and said his policies have “worsened the state” of Transport for London’s (TfL) finances.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:18:05 +0100Thameslink announces compensation details for commuters
Govia Thameslink Railway has today announced details of an additional industry compensation scheme for those season ticket holders on Great Northern and Thameslink most affected by issues relating to the introduction of the May timetable.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:30:00 +0100Comment: Pub etiquette as sporting passions run high
Since the start of the World Cup your average British boozer has no doubt witnessed a surge in footfall and as the number of pubs in the UK continues to diminish year on year, for those still in business it has been all hands to the pumps as footb...Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:24:42 +0100Poundworld is closing its stores in Watford and St Albans
Poundworld stores in Watford and St Albans will shut next weekend.Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:45:00 +0100Bringing education down to baked beans and baked potatoes might be a good thing
You may recently have read about St Paul’s Girls School in West London. This exclusive private school (fees c.£25 grand a year, if you’re wondering) has come in for a huge media backlash for serving up “what basically amounts to a standard sta...Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:16:06 +0100Burglars are getting into upstairs windows as borough hit by crimewave
People enjoying the glorious summer weather are being warned to be vigilant with burglars targeting homes with open windows.Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:11:07 +0100Boy facing murder charge appears in court
A 16-year-old boy charged with murder has appeared in court.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:18:52 +0100Gang distracted woman while her handbag was stolen
Three men are wanted in connection to the theft of a woman’s handbag.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:24:58 +0100Two arrested for possession with intent to supply at address of 'vulnerable' male
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:30:00 +0100'Emotive' class presentation wins £1,000 for charity
A class at a school managed to raise £1,000 for charity through a scheme that encourages young students to give back to their community.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:00:00 +0100'What it's worth' pop-up cafe will happen this weekend
A pop-up cafe will appear at a popular community centre this weekend offering food at reasonable prices that would have otherwise gone to waste.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:00:00 +0100Volunteer who started project to keep 'vulnerable' people warm during winter is honoured
A volunteer received a national award for her “extraordinary contribution” to bettering the lives of people in her community.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 05:00:00 +0100The county needs more land to cope with the rubbish we will generate in future
Landowners are to be asked to consider whether they have any land that could be used for waste transfer or recycling.Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +0100Woman's cheek permanently damaged after dentist slipped during operation
A 31-year-old woman has been awarded £22,000 in compensation after a dental operation caused permanent nerve damage to the left side of her mouth.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:00:00 +0100'Commuters are being ripped off': council calls for rezoning for Watford stations
London transport bosses will be asked to reclassify stations in Watford to give commuters a fairer deal.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:45:11 +0100People with knowledge of young persons living away from immediate family should contact council
The county council is encouraging anyone who knows of a child or young person under 16 who is not living with their immediate family to contact them.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:02:19 +0100Fire near children's centre just one of a series of blazes in hot, dry weather
A fire which could have caused a “catastrophic disaster” broke out in woodland near a children’s activity centre as firefighters battled against a number of blazes in hot weather.Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:45:00 +0100Find out what effect the hot dry summer had on this village's horticultural show
Soaring temperatures meant flowers bloomed but fruit and vegetables wilted ahead of a village's horticultural show.