Watford Observer

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:00:00 +0100
Watford woman steps up in fight against diabetes
A woman is aiming to walk one million steps by the end of September in a fight against diabetes.

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:50:12 +0100
Traffic and travel in Herts, London, and Essex
A day of sunshine in store ahead of the weekend which will bring more sunshine tomorrow but rain on Sunday.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0100
Hertsmere leader booed as protesters bring Borehamwood to a halt
A council leader was jeered last night as a small group of protesters brought a town centre to a standstill.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0100
Politicians react to the news that Trump is expected in Watford for NATO summit
News of Donald Trump’s possible appearance in Watford was met with mixed reaction by Observer readers, and by politicians too.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Rise in catalytic converters thefts from cars in Watford
There has been a rise of catalytic converter thefts from cars in and around Watford, a garage has said.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:30:00 +0100
Sarratt music festival to host Choir of Christchurch
A music festival will bring back its favourite artists to mark its 20th anniversary.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:30:00 +0100
Man 'conspired with lottery employee to fake his way to £2.5m jackpot'
An alleged conman conspired with a Camelot employee to fake his way to a multimillion-pound National Lottery win more than a decade ago, a court has heard.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0100
New sponsor announced for Watford Rugby Club's youth team
Watford Rugby Club’s youth team has announced a new sponsor for the current season.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:52:05 +0100
Council vote to scrap chief executive role in Hertsmere
Councillors have voted to the delete the role of chief executive at its council.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:00:00 +0100
GP surgery on the cards and first look at new school at St Albans Road site
The developer of a huge housing scheme in Watford has revealed talks are ongoing to provide a new doctors surgery for the area.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:31:25 +0100
Roadworks causing delays in Watford, Bushey, and Oxhey
It has been no fun for drivers travelling between Bushey, Oxhey, and Watford this week, and the bad news is the problems are expected to run into next week.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:00:00 +0100
Chance to meet football stars at free open days at Watford gyms
Families have the chance to meet a Watford legend at a free open day at a gym this weekend.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:15:29 +0100
Police searching for missing Croxley Green man find body
Police say they have found a body which they believe is missing man Daniel Chant.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 06:02:21 +0100
Family raises money in memory of Watford man who took his life
The sister of a man who took his own life after struggling with depression has spoken of how she poured energy into helping others with their mental health.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 06:00:00 +0100
Woman recognised by Queen after turning 100 in Bushey
A woman has been recognised by the Queen after reaching her centenary earlier this month.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:44:06 +0100
NATO leaders, possibly including Trump, to meet at The Grove in Watford
NATO world leaders will be coming to Watford this December, the Observer can exclusively reveal.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0100
Letter: Why it's important to keep women's centres open
Cllr Bilqees Mauthoor, Leggatts ward councillor at Watford Borough Council, argues that it is important to keep women's centres open.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0100
Poo at bus stop was a protest against Arriva
Someone apparently smeared poo all over a bus shelter over fears that a bus service could be lost, the Watford Observer has been told.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:30:00 +0100
London Conservatives call for HS2 to be scrapped
The Government should scrap High Speed Two (HS2) and invest in better rail links for London and the Northern cities, according to the London Assembly Conservative group.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:40:00 +0100
A41 in Watford closed due to crash
A section of the A41 in Watford has reopened following a crash.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:30:00 +0100
Shocking crash highlights the dangers of a smart motorway
A broken-down Volvo was crushed in half "like a concertina" after a lorry ploughed into it on a smart motorway.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:01:37 +0100
RMS for Girls School staff and students run in the Great North Run
A team of Sixth Form students ran with their head of Sixth Form in the Great North Run.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:00:00 +0100
Metropolitan Line journeys 'fed up' with 3 weeks of delays
Commuters have faced three weeks of journey disruptions since a 'improved' signalling system was installed.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:39:32 +0100
Queues in Watford due to roadworks in Water Lane
The timings on some temporary traffic lights this morning caused trouble for motorists during this morning's rush hour.

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:16:06 +0100
Second extraordinary council meeting in Hertsmere tonight
The "democratic process" at Hertsmere Borough Council is to be put under the spotlight at an extraordinary meeting of the council today (Wednesday).

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:14:49 +0100
Heavy traffic on road heading into Watford this morning
There is heavy traffic on a road heading into Watford this morning.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0100
Stabbing of shopkeeper in Pinner part of 'one man crimewave', murder trial told
A shopkeeper whose killing was captured on his own store's CCTV was stabbed to death during a "one-man crimewave", a court has heard.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0100
Grove Mill Lane on edge of Watford to be closed for a month
A popular cut through will be closed for a month due to roadworks.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:45:18 +0100
Stephenson Way in Watford blocked after crash
A car crashed into a barrier on a major road out of Watford.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0100
Octagon Music Society unveils new season of concerts in Watford
Octagon Music Society have announced their 40th season of chamber music concerts. All concerts are on Sunday afternoons at 4pm at the Clarendon Muse at Watford Grammar School for Boys on Rickmansworth Road, Watford.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Bus stop smeared in poo in Maple Cross
A smelly mess has been left at a bus stop after poo was smeared all over it.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:30:00 +0100
Protesters to march in Borehamwood against Hertsmere Borough Council
Protesters will march through a town centre tomorrow to demonstrate that they have ‘no faith’ in their local council.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:31:07 +0100
Watford 7-year-old cleans the streets to save the environment
A seven-year-old is making it her duty to clean the streets and conserve the environment.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0100
Newsquest's Young Reporter Scheme looking for budding journalists
Schools are back and so is the Young Reporter Scheme, which is starting up for the twelfth year running this month.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:43:25 +0100
Suspected heroin and cocaine dealer from Watford charged
A man has been arrested and charged on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:45:00 +0100
Lanchester Community Free School in Watford rated 'good' by Ofsted
A principal is hoping his school can become “one of the best” in Watford after a latest Ofsted inspection recognised the “huge improvements” that have been made.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:00:00 +0100
95 arrested following operation on major roads in south east
A total of 95 people have been arrested following an operation to target criminals on the roads.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:30:00 +0100
Family reunited with three-legged dog which was stolen in St Albans
A family say they are "over the moon" after their stolen dog was found nearly 100 miles away from where she was taken.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0100
Parade in Abbots Langley marks the Battle of Britain
The annual Battle of Britain Parade took place in Abbots Langley at the weekend.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:00:00 +0100
MPs slam Hertfordshire County Council's decision to sell art
The decision to sell-off items from the county council’s collection of artworks has been slammed by an influential group of MPs.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:00:00 +0100
Councillors in Watford help fund good local causes
Charity and community groups in Watford have received generous funding for the work they do for the town.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:53:28 +0100
Road diversions are set in place nearby Watford station
Roadworks near an underground station will be diverting and interrupting car journeys.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:30:00 +0100
Former porn star Mia Khalifa visits Watford FC
A sports commentator and former porn star made a cameo at Vicarage Road.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0100
Jack the Ripper expert leads walk around London
The Leavesden Hospital History Association invites you to join Russell Edwards, author of Naming Jack the Ripper, as he walks the streets of Whitechapel, London.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:11:37 +0100
New modern church building and affordable homes to be built in Radlett
Plans to build a modern church building with nursery facilities has been approved.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:44:37 +0100
Brexit: David Gauke MP says Hulk can break law, but not Boris
Former justice secretary David Gauke has said Prime Minister Boris Johnson must obey the law on Brexit.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:50:00 +0100
Call for councils to allow large-scale housing development by stations
The mayor of Watford says building new homes near good public transport links is "important" as a leading land agent calls on councils to allow development near railway stations.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:48:04 +0100
Intalink buses could see improved services across Hetfordshire
Intalink buses is proposed to see a vast improvement for bus passengers experiencing the services.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:52:18 +0100
Knife reportedly seen during disturbance in Watford
A knife was reportedly seen following a disturbance involving a group of men.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:00:00 +0100
New exhibition space opens in Bushey
A former garage space in Bushey has been converted into a state-of-the-art gallery and exhibition room thanks to an infrastructure fund.