Watford Observer

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:00:00 +0100
Floral displays continuing to brighten up Watford town centre
For the sixth year running, Watford Business Improvement District (BID) businesses have funded floral displays in Watford town centre that will provide a wonderful array of colours as they bloom over the coming weeks and months.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0100
Rickmansworth firefighter to skydive for Peace Hospice Care
A local firefighter will take to the sky in a 10,000 ft skydive following the death of his dad.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Dangerous driver flouted speed limit in Radlett police chase
A remorseful dangerous driver who flouted the speed limit and drove on the wrong side of the road as police chased him has avoided a jail sentence.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:16:07 +0100
UK facing supermarket food shortages and empty shelves
Future food shortages at supermarkets could be 'inevitable' according to industry experts.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:27:30 +0100
Watford complete signing of Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge
Watford have completed the signing of Emmanuel Dennis on a five-year deal.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:00:00 +0100
Proposal unveiled for mass rapid transport system in Hertfordshire
A transport proposal has been unveiled which could see western parts of Hertfordshire linked up with other areas in the county as well as Essex.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:48:27 +0100
Man arrested months after pig found dead in Elstree
A man has been arrested after a pig was found stabbed to death earlier this year.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:30:00 +0100
Councils flying the flag to honour Armed Forces
Councils and elected representatives have been raising a flag this week in recognition of the Armed Forces.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:01:09 +0100
Atria Watford unaware of plans to bring Ted Baker to town
It has been revealed that Atria Watford is currently unaware of any plans to bring a temporary Ted Baker store to Watford.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:10:00 +0100
'Direct and pacey' Emmanuel Dennis could be 'real asset' for Watford
Watford's new attacker Emmanuel Dennis has been tipped to be a "huge success" in the Premier League if he "settles in well" with his new club.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:30:00 +0100
Police recover stolen Land Rover in Rickmansworth
Police quickly found and recovered a car after it was stolen in Rickmansworth.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0100
Man arrested after police helicopter search in Croxley Green
One man was arrested after police responded to reports of suspicious behaviour in a neighbourhood.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:31:44 +0100
Lloyds Bank branch in Northwood will shut
Lloyds Banking Group has announced that 44 branches of Lloyds and Halifax branches across England and Wales will shut.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:00:15 +0100
HMRC unpaid tax: Herts businesses named and shamed
Businesses in Watford, St Albans and Rickmansworth have been named and shamed on a government list of tax defaulters.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:55:00 +0100
Litter pickers 'find knife under tree in Cassiobury Park'
A knife was found under a tree during a litter pick in Cassiobury Park, a resident has claimed.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:50:20 +0100
Drop in Herts pupils offered place at first choice school
Fewer Hertfordshire pupils have been offered a place at their secondary school of choice, figures reveal.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0100
A reminder of Graham Taylor's community legacy at Watford FC
I write regarding the report in the Watford Observer about the mural unveiled at the Meriden Community Centre honouring football legend Graham Taylor

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:57:52 +0100
CCTV image released following theft in Bushey
Police have released the CCTV image of a man they would like to identify following the theft of bicycles in Bushey.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0100
Trains from Watford Junction to have revised timetable
Timetables for trains services running on the Abbey Line between Watford Junction and St Albans are being altered due to safety speed restrictions.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:00:00 +0100
How much Hertfordshire highways bosses paid in insurance claims
Hertfordshire highways bosses paid out almost half a million pounds in insurance claims last year – with the vast majority of those claims relating to pot-holes.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0100
Labour criticise decision to cut hours at Three Rivers House
A decision to cut face-to-face hours at a council's customer service centre has been described as "deplorable".

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0100
Luther Blissett celebrates with England fans at Watford pub
There was a buzzing atmosphere in a local pub event hosted by Watford legend Luther Blissett as fans watched England finish top of the group.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 06:11:10 +0100
Podcast: Discussing Watford kit with Rob Lowe from Kelme
Episode three of the Watford Observer's Watford FC podcast, the Wobcast, is now available to download or to listen to here.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Exchange House flats proposal reduced from 21 storeys to 16
A scheme to build more than 200 flats in Watford town centre has been revised with the height of the proposed building reduced.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:55:05 +0100
Watford man due in court accused of spitting in Creams dessert
A chef is reported to have spat in a dessert which was given to a customer at Creams in Watford.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 20:08:43 +0100
Katie Locke inquest blames lack of information sharing
A coroner today said there was no “joined up thinking” in the way public agencies handled a psychopathic fantasist who went on to murder a young woman history teacher.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0100
Cure Parkinson’s holding cycling fundraiser
Former rugby stars Mike Tindall and Iain Balshaw will be among those taking part in a cycling challenge to help a local charity fund the cure for Parkinson’s.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:55:02 +0100
Vicarage Road turning into vaccination centre for over 18s
Vicarage Road football stadium is being transformed into a vaccination centre this weekend for anyone over 18-years-old who has not been vaccinated.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:20:00 +0100
Watford's Francisco Sierralta makes Copa America debut for Chile
Francisco Sierralta made his Copa America debut last night as his national side secured qualification to the next round.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:19:21 +0100
Transfer news: Watford's Ben Wilmot 'having medical' at Stoke
Ben Wilmot is on the verge of signing for a new club, according to reports.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0100
The Range confirms opening times for its new Watford store
Home goods company The Range has confirmed the opening times of its new Watford store ahead of its official launch.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:55:45 +0100
Warning: Map shows lungworm outbreak in Watford
Lungworm hotspots in and around Watford have been revealed after vets warn thousands of dogs are at risk from the deadly parasite.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:43:50 +0100
Watford's Premier League trip to Tottenham Hotspur rearranged
Watford will now be making a Sunday trip to Tottenham Hotspur after a second match of the new Premier League season has been rearranged.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:30:00 +0100
Pothole-infested Watford street that featured on BBC Breakfast resurfaced
A stretch of road which was shamed on national television for having so many potholes has been resurfaced.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:34:38 +0100
CCTV appeal after parcel stolen in Muirfield Road, South Oxhey
Police are investigating after a parcel containing clothing was stolen from a doorstep in South Oxhey.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:00:28 +0100
Record number of abortions recorded in Hertfordshire
A record number of women in Hertfordshire had an abortion last year, figures show, amid a relaxation in rules around seeking treatment at home.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0100
Have your say on the future of urgent care at St Albans Hospital
People across west Hertfordshire are being invited to have their say on future urgent care services at St Albans City Hospital.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 08:08:29 +0100
Events: Watford Council's Big Dance returns this weekend
Put on your dancing shoes, The Big Dance is back – and bigger and better than ever before!

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 11:10:00 +0100
Euro 2020: Watford's Ken Sema qualifies for knockouts with Sweden
Ken Sema’s Sweden side have qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2020.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 08:00:00 +0100
Nurses meet unvaccinated social care workers over concerns
NURSES are now meeting one-to-one with social care workers in Hertfordshire who have not had the Covid-19 vaccine in a bid to increase take-up rates.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0100
North Watford Cemetery expansion works starting soon
Hundreds of new burial spaces are set to be created during expansion works at North Watford Cemetery.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 06:00:00 +0100
Councillor calls 'dangerous' junction review 'unsatisfactory'
A councillor has blasted an “unsatisfactory” safety review of a road junction that had nine crashes leading to injuries in 48 months.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0100
Follow Devon example of a centre for over-60s to meet and socialise
We hear a lot at the moment about older people and loneliness and what can be done to help.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:07:19 +0100
Watford FC Women sign Ylenia Priest and Amber-Keegan Stobbs
Watford FC Women sign young defender and experienced playmaker

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 20:17:02 +0100
Watford announce deal to sign Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugges
Watford have made another youthful addition to their squad ahead of their return to the Premier League with the capture of Emmanuel Dennis.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0100
Congratulatory messages to Watford midwife honoured by Queen
Heartfelt messages of congratulations and deep appreciation have been posted in gratitude to a much-loved retired Watford midwife and hospice supporter who was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:31:14 +0100
When will rain go away and let summer return?
With today marking the longest day of the year and the height of summer, you might be asking when summer will actually come back after days of drizzle?

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:27:58 +0100
Watford's Daniel Bachmann starts Austria's final Euro 2020 group game
Daniel Bachmann will be aiming to keep Ukraine at bay and guide Austria into the last-16 of Euro 2020 this evening.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0100
Watford FC fan recalls his first meeting with Graham Taylor
The Watford Observer has again teamed up with its friends at The Watford Treasury to share stories from its new book, Coming Home.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 15:56:27 +0100
‘Brass on the Grass event’ in Cassiobury Park cancelled
A live musical performance scheduled to go ahead in Cassiobury Park has been cancelled due to poor weather.