Watford Observer

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 08:32:02 +0100
Live updates as drivers queue for fuel in and around Watford
There is gridlock across much of the road network this morning.

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 07:56:00 +0100
High levels of police resignations in Hertfordshire
Police officers in Hertfordshire are choosing to leave the job at a higher rate than almost anywhere else in the country, official statistics show.

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0100
Second protest takes place at Aldenham Reservoir
A protest was held as concerns grow over the state of a popular reservoir.

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
National Lottery searching for Set For Life Three Rivers winner
The deadline for a mystery local lottery winner to claim their prize of £10k a month for 30 years is looming.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:13:06 +0100
Recap as Watford petrol station queues continue for sixth day
Hello and welcome to our blog. We will be bringing you live updates from Watford and the surrounding areas throughout the day as queues are once again mounting near petrol stations.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 19:00:00 +0100
Abbots Langley Tough Ten returns with Luther Blissett
Watford FC legend Luther Blissett is set to send hundreds of runners on their way as the Abbots Langley Tough Ten race day returns.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 18:00:00 +0100
Food hygiene rating: Westerly Care Home needs 'major improvement'
A care home was told that ‘major improvement’ is necessary after a recent food hygiene inspection.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 17:00:00 +0100
Watford council chairman Bilqees Mauthoor publishes book
A chairman’s book launch is in support of her #delete consortium which is seeking to end violence against women and girls.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:00:00 +0100
Firefighters put out fire at shop in Northwood
Firefighters have issued a warning about batteries after a shop fire in Northwood.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 15:30:00 +0100
Council refuses application for lilac painted house in Oxhey
A couple could be forced to repaint their house again after the council described the colour of their newly painted property as "harmful" to the surrounding area.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 15:00:00 +0100
Watford's hidden gem: 'Industrial chic' Flourish bakery
An award winning craft bakery in Watford says its success “simply comes down to quality”.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 14:58:00 +0100
24-hour petrol stations in Watford - See the full list
Like many places around the UK over the weekend Watford was affected by motorists going out to panic-buy petrol due to reports of potential shortages.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 14:00:00 +0100
Watford man to sue Mercedes over ‘dieselgate scandal’
A man from Watford is planning on suing German car giant Mercedes for its ‘role in the dieselgate scandal’.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 13:00:00 +0100
Thames Water tries to fix Chorleywood Bottom’s smell
A ‘Mickey Mouse’ solution may be the answer to a foul smell that has been plaguing households in Chorleywood Bottom for months.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0100
Fallen tree blocks road in Rickmansworth for hours
A fallen tree caused a road in Rickmansworth to shut for more than five hours.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 10:25:18 +0100
Traffic by Shell, Asda and Sainsbury's at The Dome, Watford
Traffic is once again building around The Dome roundabout as motorists continue searching for fuel.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0100
Parents of dead daughter injured as a baby say she was robbed of life
The adoptive parents of a daughter who was thrown into her cot by her father and died 14 years later say that she was “robbed” of living an independent life.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Watford man jailed over thefts at restaurant and Atria shops
A man has been jailed for a string of town centre thefts including one from an Italian restaurant’s cloak room.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0100
Building of Dome gasometer was 'big controversy' in Watford
Further to the ongoing saga on the Nostalgia page of the Watford Observer as to how the Dome roundabout got its name, I have come across something that could be partly helpful regarding what came first, the Dome roundabout or the Gasometer?

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 10:56:49 +0100
Readers share memories of their first Watford match
What do you remember about the first Watford match you attended? Perhaps you were fortunate to be at one of the club’s most famous results, or witnessed a memorable goal? Or maybe your stand-out memory is something completely unrelated to what happ...

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 14:32:27 +0100
Katie Price pleads guilty after drink drive crash admitting 'I took drugs'
Her appearance in court comes following a crash near her home in Sussex on Tuesday.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 13:05:02 +0100
Pizza Hut offering £5,000 for someone to taste test stuffed crust pizzas
This is how you can get paid to eat new Pizza Hut pizzas

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 10:00:38 +0100
Hollington Drive starts tonight - the cast, plot and how to watch
New ITV crime drama Hollington Drive starts tonight. Here's everything you need to know.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 10:43:15 +0100
Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism at Heathrow Airport
The man was arrested following an investigation by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 10:24:30 +0100
Katie Price to appear in court today after 'drink drive' car crash
The reality TV star reportedly required hospital treatment after the road traffic accident on Tuesday.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 09:51:41 +0100
James Bond No Time To Die premiere sees celebrities wow in stunning outfits
Daniel Craig attended the James Bond No Time To Die premiere in London this week which marks his last film playing the character.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:58:40 +0100
RECAP: Police shut High Road in Bushey Heath
There have been reports of a collision.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:37:49 +0100
Recap as petrol station queues continue in Watford
Follow our live-blog for updates on the panic buying petrol station in Watford.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:16:11 +0100
Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Bushey Heath
A pedestrian has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a car.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:00:00 +0100
Essential workers need designated petrol stations - Watford Mayor
Watford’s Mayor is calling for essential workers to have petrol stations designated to them as motorists continue to rush for petrol.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:00:00 +0100
Victim brutally beaten up and robbed in Watford town centre
Two thugs have been jailed after a man was brutally beaten up and robbed in Watford town centre during a night out celebrating his birthday.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:48:40 +0100
Update after two cars crash near Watford town centre
A person who was rushed to hospital after two cars crashed is said to be facing non-life changing injuries.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:50:00 +0100
Coca cola cans dumped by Bushey roundabout as lorry sheds load
Motorists were caught up in delays at a roundabout in Bushey after dozens of coca cola cans were dumped in the road.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:37:00 +0100
Hoax Covid vaccine consent forms being sent to schools in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire schools have been receiving hoax Covid vaccine consent letters - with at least one school allegedly passing the letter on to parents.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0100
Queues form in Watford as motorists rush to get fuel for fourth day
Queues are forming in Watford as motorists rush to petrol stations to get fuel for the fourth day in a row.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0100
Star Wars and other major film memorabilia on auction at Prop Store
More than 1,000 pieces of film and TV memorabilia worth an estimated £5.5 million are due to go under the hammer.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Watford readers share how they are impacted by fuel panic-buyers
Readers of the Watford Observer say mainly say they avoided partaking in the panic buying madness seen nationally, according to a poll.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Unauthorised bike trails at Whippendell Wood to be removed
Unauthorised bike trails and jumps created by mountain bikers will be removed from Whippendell Wood as part of a five-year restoration project.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:50:00 +0100
SD by Suit Direct opening in Atria Watford
A menswear retailer has confirmed it is opening a new store in Atria Watford.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Best ever family reunion in a private manor holiday home – at a cost you won’t believe
Planning a family reunion this year? Vrbo® a global expert in family holiday homes for more than 25 years, has thousands of holiday homes in the UK to choose from for the ultimate family get together.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0100
Hindu community in Watford 'deserves' a permanent temple
Regarding your article (Closure of temples, Watford Observer, September 10), I find it absolutely amazing what Peter Taylor, the Lib Dem mayor up for election again next year, has said after twice depriving the Hindu community of somewhere to worship...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:48:49 +0100
Petrol station shortage: Firefighter issues urgent warning to UK drivers
Scenes of panic buying up and down the country has led to a retired firefighter sharing a warning with motorists.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:08:35 +0100
Katie Price's family issue worrying statement after 'drink drive' crash
The family shared concerns over Katie's "wellbeing and overall mental health".

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:04:35 +0100
Katie Price: Picture shows flipped car after TV star's 'drink drive' car crash
The reality TV star is reportedly in hospital receiving treatment after the road traffic accident on Tuesday.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:19:07 +0100
Katie Price rushed to hospital in 'drink drive' car crash
The reality TV star is reportedly in hospital receiving treatment after the road traffic accident on Tuesday.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:01:40 +0100
James Bond No Time to Die: Cineworld and Vue viewing times in Watford
The best tickets available in Watford on opening weekend for Daniel Craig's last outing as James Bond in No Time To Die

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:56:13 +0100
All you need to know about the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show 2021
The London Marathon Running Show is back for 2021. Here's all you need to know about the event.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:47:15 +0100
BP, Shell and Esso update drivers on when petrol station queues will end
Ministers have issued a fresh appeal to motorists to stop “panic buying” as Boris Johnson drew back from plans to deploy the army.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 18:56:48 +0100
Road shut off after crash near Watford town centre
There is heavy traffic near Watford town centre after a crash.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +0100
New plans submitted for Woodside Sports Village facilities
Updated plans for a new sports village that is intended to replace a Hindu temple have been submitted.