Watford Observer

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:40:36 +0000
Live updates as firefighters tackle atria Watford fire
Herts Fire and Rescue has confirmed it dealing with a fire at atria Watford.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:42:40 +0000
Watford man wanted over 'assault and criminal damage threats'
Police have released a photo of a wanted man from Watford who is wanted for criminal damage and assault

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 05:30:00 +0000
Hemel Hempstead crash victim was walking dog when hit by car
A man who was reportedly walking his dog in Hemel Hempstead when a car hit him is in hospital with serious injuries.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 18:42:10 +0000
Hemel Hempstead car and HGV crash leaves two people injured
Two people are in hospital with "serious injuries" after the car they were in was involved in a crash with an articulated HGV in Hemel Hempstead on Friday.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 16:00:00 +0000
Death notices in the Watford Observer week ending March 1, 2024
These death notices were published in the Watford Observer in the week ending March 1, 2024.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 15:00:00 +0000
'Creaking railways' illustrate problems with public services
In the freezing cold on the first working Monday in January, I and my hardy team were at the Junction, warning Watford’s workers about the Tory fare rises ahead. Forewarned is forearmed, but it still comes as a shock.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 13:00:00 +0000
Planning applications in Watford, Three Rivers, Dacorum and Hertsmere
Every week the Watford Observer rounds up a list of planning applications across Watford, Three Rivers, Dacorum and Hertsmere.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 11:00:00 +0000
View of Byron Avenue leading to Devon Road in the 1950s
A kerb level view of Byron Avenue in Watford taken in April 1952.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 08:00:00 +0000
Nando's and Cassiobury Park café among Watford public notices
The owners of a new Nando's at Woodside Leisure Park and Cedar Cafe in Cassiobury Park have applied for licences to sell alcohol.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 07:00:00 +0000
Pet rescue NAWT Watford seeks home for pair of shy male cats
The National Animal Welfare Trust in Watford is seeking a new home together for these two shy cats, Maple and Rufus.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 06:30:00 +0000
M1: A41 interchange near Watford to close overnight
Near Watford, the M1 interchange with the A41 is set to close overnight.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 06:00:00 +0000
Dreamy Grade II-listed cottage for sale near Hemel Hempstead
A Grade II-listed character cottage, carrying a price tag of £650k, is up for grabs in Piccotts End near Hemel Hempstead.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 05:31:00 +0000
Watford NHS dentists: surgeries accepting NHS patients
These are the surgeries in and around Watford that are accepting new NHS patients.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 18:00:00 +0000
Male attitudes towards women still need to change
As a fully paid-up feminist, what with a wife and two daughters, I would not wish to be a woman. Despite an apparent change in cultural attitudes in recent decades, I see daily just how rabid many men are when within the vicinity of a female, be they...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 14:29:00 +0000
Hertfordshire arrest in Essex Police operation that saw nine seized
An Essex Police operation has seen an arrest take place in Hertfordshire. A silver BMW was pictured on the M25, near London Colney.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:48:46 +0000
Hertfordshire: Flooding reported across the county
Hertfordshire police have issued a warning as flooding is reported across the county. Images have been released of an incident in Kings Langley.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 11:00:00 +0000
The Holland-Hibbert family ancestor who lived at Munden House
We are fortunate that local historian Henry Williams recounted handed-down stories of eccentric inhabitants in his History of Watford of 1884. One such character was Squire Rogers Parker; an ancestor of the Holland-Hibbert family who have lived at Mu...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 10:39:36 +0000
Watford: Latest court results for the town and nearby
The latest court results from St Albans, Westminster, Northamptonshire, Uxbridge, Willesden and Wellingborough Magistrates' courts for the Watford area.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 09:40:16 +0000
Watford Mencap: Plans for 'next stage of development'
Watford Mencap has submitted plans for a new soft-play building at its Hub on Langley Road.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 07:00:00 +0000
Scenery pictures featuring Cassiobury Park and the Aquadrome
Beautiful scenery in Watford, Rickmansworth and St Albans captured by Watford Observer Camera Club members.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 05:30:00 +0000
Zoopla is selling a £1.3m detached home in Watford
Take a look inside this impressive £1.3m five-bed detached home on sale in Watford.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 05:30:00 +0000
Nana's ranked Watford's number 1 restaurant - here's why
Nana's, a family-run restaurant on 129 St Albans Road, continues its gastronomic reign as the number one eatery in Watford in 2024, according to Tripadvisor users.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 05:29:00 +0000
Bushey 'sexual offences' arrest after live stream 'sting'
An online paedophile hunter group's “sting” has led to an arrest over sexual offences.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Premium Bonds: 8 Hertfordshire residents win £50,000 or more
Seven Hertfordshire residents have won £50,000 or more on March 2024's Premium Bonds.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 05:00:00 +0000
2024 Watford Fringe Festival's expanded July event
Watford Fringe Festival is set to return in 2024, with a month of show-stopping entertainment.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 07:18:45 +0000
Royal Mail stamp price increase from April announced
The price of stamps is set to rise again next month, with the price of second-class stamps increasing by more than 10 per cent from April.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:29:53 +0000
'Invisible roundabout' repainted in Aldenham Road, Bushey
An “invisible” roundabout that became an “accident hotspot” has been repainted.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 16:03:25 +0000
Cedar Café 'thrilled' after opening in Cassiobury Park
Cedar Café has celebrated a successful launch for its Cassiobury Park location today.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 15:18:26 +0000
Watford Junction - London Euston Overground trains cancelled
Watford Junction to London Euston trains have been cancelled as a line is blocked.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 14:55:42 +0000
Plans for Croxley Green Breakspeare School site submitted
Plans to build a new school site have been submitted for consideration.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 15:12:12 +0000
Inside look at Hobbs London's new atria Watford shop
A video has revealed the inside of luxury womenswear brand Hobbs London's new atria Watford shop.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 13:35:00 +0000
Careers of EastEnders originals pictured by Watford snapper
A look at the careers of five members of the original 1980's cast of BBC1 soap EastEnders.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 13:24:19 +0000
Police reveal why they were spotted in Watford town centre
Police have revealed why they were spotted in Watford town centre on Wednesday.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:54:30 +0000
Eight people caught driving without insurance in Watford
Eight people have been caught driving without insurance in the Watford area in 2024 so far.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:42:21 +0000
12 Watford locations pushed as potential film sets
While Leavesden Studios is obviously the hub of Watford filming, a new industry website shows 12 other locations on crews’ radar.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:15:52 +0000
Five big planning applications for Watford area in February
These are the updates to the five major planning applications in the Watford area in February.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:17:34 +0000
Dan Buettner: Gardening could lead you to have a longer life
Dan Buettner has shared that gardening could be the exercise that will increase your chances of a longer life - better than joining the gym.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:27:12 +0000
Watford Junction train users face fare rise from Sunday
Watford commuters can expect to pay more for train tickets from Sunday.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 09:46:25 +0000
People's Postcode Lottery: 6 Herts areas win £1k in February
Six Hertfordshire areas have won £1,000 on the People's Postcode Lottery in February 2024.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 09:14:04 +0000
New parking tariffs in Bushey 'final nail in the coffin'
Axing free parking in Bushey and Radlett could be the “final nail in the coffin” for some of Hertfordshire’s small high streets, a councillor has warned.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 05:30:00 +0000
Planned upcoming roadworks in Watford in March 2024
Details of a selection of the upcoming roadworks planned in the Watford area during this month.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 05:30:00 +0000
Where are the tallest 20+ storey towers in Watford?
One of Watford’s tallest buildings recently topped out while another is on its way, but which are the biggest?

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 05:00:00 +0000
Watford council seeks fresh talent for art exhibits and workshops
Watford Borough Council has announced an array of art exhibitions and workshops at Cheslyn House and Gardens.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 18:14:11 +0000
Rishi Sunak statement: PM calls George Galloway win alarming
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak appeared outside 10 Downing Street this evening (March 1) to make a statement, saying George Galloway's win is 'very alarming'

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 18:11:54 +0000
Watford man wanted for criminal damage and assault
Police have appealed for the public’s help to trace a Watford man who is wanted for criminal damage and assault allegations.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:42:11 +0000
Hunt for arsonists as three vehicles set on fire in Watford
Herts Police are hunting an arsonist after three vehicles were set on fire within days around Watford.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:19:09 +0000
Beechen Grove crane dismantling 'could cause traffic delays'
Work to dismantle a crane, which will part close a major town centre road, has been pushed back.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:05:38 +0000
Thief videoed stealing blind man's bike in Carpenders Park
The theft of a bike that was set to raise money for a non-profit organisation has been caught on a Ring doorbell video.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:38:38 +0000
Hertfordshire stores survive as Body Shop announces closures
Hertfordshire's Body Shop stores will remain open after not being named among the 75 sites set to close.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:47:06 +0000
Developer buys 8.5-acre Watford site for huge project
A developer has bought an 8.5-acre site in Watford — with plans to build an £80 million facility.