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Car seized in Abbots Langley after second warning  Watford Observer

The public helped police seize a car being driven in an “anti-social” manner just three months after a similar warning.

Abbots Langley actor spawns Nazi-zombie army in horror blockbuster  Hemel Gazette

An actor from Abbots Langley is starring as an evil scientist in Hollywood's new zombie blockbuster.

Burglars steal safe Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Burglars who broke into a house stole a safe containing cash and documents.

This week's Watford Observer Community Heroes Award nominees  Watford Observer

Two "lovely" village volunteers have been nominated for the Watford Observer Community Heroes Award.

Lucy Mitchell, 5, ends cancer treatment at Watford General Hospital  Watford Observer

A five-year-old girl has celebrated the end of her cancer treatment in a very unique way.

Watford Lions will be helping Santa this December  Watford Observer

Two community groups spreading “happiness” will pair up to help Santa pull his sleigh and bring in the festive season.

Looking for something festive to do today? We've got the answer  Watford Observer

It's finally here, the countdown to Christmas has begun.

Car crashes near primary school in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Witnesses heard a “loud bang” after a car crashed near a primary school.

Kings Langley community group fear proposals could destroy 'character' of area  Watford Observer

A community interest group is encouraging people to have their say on a local plan consultation which they fear could destroy Greenbelt land and the “character” ...

Abbots Langley home ransacked and valuables dumped outside  Watford Observer

Burglars broke into and ransacked a house before throwing away valuables outside.

Moped rider tried 'goading' police into chase in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Police seized two mopeds after a rider attempted to “goad” the police into a chase.

Man robbed and attacked on his way to work in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

A man in his 50s was threatened at knife point by before he was kicked and punched to the ground and then robbed.

A striking family home in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire | St Albans and Hertfordshire property news  Herts Advertiser

Built in 2015, this property has been cleverly designed to give an incredible sense of light and is ideally situated close to Abbots Langley High Street, yet within a ...

TaeKwonDo: Abbots Langley's BJ Academy student Chloe Dutton wins national title  Watford Observer

A Abbots Langley martial arts instructor is setting his sights on the Commonwealth Games after one of his students became national champion.

Early morning break in at Abbots Langley Library  Watford Observer

Burglars broke into a library in the early hours of the morning.

Blessed are the youth clubbers - old gang still at it decades later  Watford Observer

A church held a youth club reunion as part of an ongoing celebration of its 140-year history.

Fire started deliberately in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

A fire with “twenty-foot” flames was started deliberately in a person's hedge.

Abbots Langley beat holders Kings Langley to win Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield  Watford Observer

Abbots Langley have been one of the more frequent finalists in the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield yet the ultimate prize had always eluded them.

Police raid homes in Watford, Abbots Langley, and Bushey as part of drugs crackdown  Watford Observer

Police officers stormed four homes as they continued their crackdown on drug supply.

Two men reported for taking pictures of children in park  Watford Observer

Two men were allegedly spotted taking pictures of children in a park.

Chequers Lane between Abbots Langley and Bricket Wood closed for 12 days  Watford Observer

A well-used country lane will be shut during the day for nearly two weeks.

Children left 'heart broken' after ponies stolen in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

The theft of five ponies has left the owner's children devastated.

Courts at Manor House Grounds in Abbots Langley open after refurb  Watford Observer

A new sports arena complete with three full-sized tennis courts, table-tennis tables, and a small clubhouse has opened.

Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield: Radlett, Abbots Langley and Langleybury reach semi-finals  Watford Observer

Abbots Langley will be hoping final history does not repeat itself when they face Radlett in the last four of the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield…

Lorry lodged in tunnel in Abbots Langley marked 'low bridge'  Watford Observer

A lorry which became stuck under a “low bridge” has been removed by emergency services.

Councillor to buy 'Tommy' figures for Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

A councillor intends to use public money to buy a haunting tribute to fallen British *Service* men and women.

Woman robbed of designer watch in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

A woman had her designer watch stolen in a suspected robbery.

Second vehicle not at crash scene in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

A woman was admitted to hospital after a car crash in which her vehicle was overturned.

Yet another lorry gets stuck at Hunton Bridge in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

For the third time in two months a lorry has got stuck in a tunnel marked “low bridge”.

Two arrests after reports of shoplifting in Tesco in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Staff members were threatened and police officers were assaulted after trouble broke out a shopping precinct.

VIDEO: Lorry pulled free after nine hours stuck in a tunnel marked 'low bridge'  Watford Observer

This is the moment a lorry which became stuck under a “low bridge” causing “traffic chaos” was finally pulled free after nearly nine hours.

18-year-old man arrested in Abbots Langley over 'malicious threats' to schools  Watford Observer

An 18-year-old man was arrested in Abbots Langley last night on suspicion of making "malicious threats" to schools.

Early morning mugging took place in Tibbs Hill Road, Abbots Langley, on October 11  Watford Observer

Police have launched a second appeal for anyone who may have dash-cam footage of a vicious robbery.

CCTV images released after defibrillator damaged in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Police have released images of people they would like to speak to after a defibrillator was damaged.

Why The Swan Inn in Abbots Langley has the key ingredient of a real local  Watford Observer

Pubs (or for the benefit of my American friends who insist on calling them bars) are private houses that were opened to the public for the purpose…

Sex offender from Abbots Langley fails in bid for freedom  Watford Observer

A man who was jailed for a twisted sex offence against a vulnerable teenager has failed in a Court of Appeal bid for freedom.

Elderly woman targeted as she tried to park her car  Watford Observer

An elderly woman had her handbag stolen as she tried to park her car.

Father vows to campaign for suicide awareness after son's death in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

A father left “broken” by his son's death has said he will continue to “do what is right by him” although he was the “only reason” to…

Evergreen Football Club host six-a-side for New Hope in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Teams from across three counties will take part in a six-a-side football tournament to raise awareness of those affected by homelessness.

Gas repair works in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Drivers are being warned there could be traffic delays in a road while gas repair works are carried out.

Abbots Langley shooting: Three hurt at party 'disturbance'  BBC News

Three men are injured in what has been described as "a large-scale disturbance" at a property in Hertfordshire.

New service station in Kings Langley will create 200 jobs says Moto  Watford Observer

A motorway *service* operator has said a *service* station proposal on Green Belt land would create 200 new jobs.

'Vital' bus route running through Abbots and Kings Langley to be axed  Watford Observer

A “vital” bus route is set to be cut by the end of the month due to a lack of funding.

Have your say - public consultation announced on M25 service station in green belt  Watford Observer

A motorway *service* operator will host a series of public meetings ahead of plans to build a major development on a Green Belt site.

Appeal: Green belt homes decision turns on definition of 'village'  The Planner

An inspector has rejected Three Rivers District Council's argument that Abbots Langley is too large to be a 'village' and is therefore unsuitable for green belt ...

Cricket: West Herts and Radlett both beaten in Herts League top flight  Watford Observer

Premier Division.

Abbots Langley shooting: Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder  BBC News

A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot and two others injured at a property in Hertfordshire.

Holders Kings Langley beat Langleybury to reach Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield final  Watford Observer

Kings Langley are one win away from retaining the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield after reaching the 50th anniversary final with a six-wicket win…

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Video: lorry jammed in tunnel causes 'traffic chaos'  Watford Observer

A lorry got stuck under a “low bridge” causing "traffic chaos".

Court lists, 8th-20th November 2018  Watford Observer

Thursday, November 8. 0 comment. Sandra Johnson, 51, of Falconer Road, Bushey. On January 29, 2018, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or ...

People urged to secure their homes after spate of burglaries  Watford Observer

People are being urged to secure their homes following a spate of burglaries.

Teenager arrested after hoax bomb threat  BBC News

The 18-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion of making malicious communications.

Court lists, 26th-31st October 2018  Watford Observer

Friday, October 26. 0 comment. Lizzy Odera, 33, of Colnhurst Road, Watford. Between September 19, 2016, and April 24, 2017, dishonestly failed to notify ...

PICTURES AND VIDEO: Emergency services dealing with large fire in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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Most popular walking groups in Abbots Langley, Kings Langley and Chipperfield  Watford Observer

With the most colourful season of the year upon us, now is the best time to put your walking boots on and get outside.

Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield holders Kings Langley into semi-finals  Watford Observer

Kings Langley are two wins away from a successful defence of their Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield title after securing a 26-run line-up over…

It looks like a telephone box - but there is something pretty quirky inside  Watford Observer

A literary festival will open a telephone box library. 0 comment. Bardaid will cut the ribbon of the Big Bardaid Box in Bridge Road, Hunton Bridge, near Abbots ...

Road closures after field fire in Kings Langley  Watford Observer

Firefighters are battling a field fire in a nearby garden.

Teenager arrested over latest hoax threats sent to Staffordshire schools  expressandstar.com

A teenager has been arrested after hundreds of UK schools were sent hoax threats for the second time this month.

Boundary proposals criticised by Mayor of Watford  St Albans & Harpenden Review

Final recommendations for new parliamentary boundaries have been made and one particular move has been blasted.

'Noisy nuisance' pub ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation to neighbours  Watford Observer

A pub in Abbots Langley has been fined more than £12000 after a noisy generator meant neighbours were left unable to use their gardens.

Watford Grammar School for Boys to face Watford Town A in Fourteen14 Plate final  Watford Observer

Watford Grammar School for Boys' impressive record in the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Plate has continued after they reached a fifth final in…

‘Rotten to the core’ flagship Steiner school to close, as it emerges concerned parents were sent gagging letters  Telegraph.co.uk

A flagship Steiner school is to close amid fears over child safety, after it emerged that parents who tried to raise the alarm about safeguarding lapses had been ...

Act One Pantomimes Gather All Star Cast For Kings Langley Panto  Broadway World

Act One Pantomimes are bringing an all star cast to Kings Langley this December, with their production of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Rudolf Steiner School's ...

13 things to do this week in Watford, St Albans, Abbots Langley, Hemel Hempstead and Hatfield  Watford Observer

13 things to do this week in Watford, St Albans, Abbots Langley, Hemel Hempstead and Hatfield.

Road closed after three-car accident in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

A road was cordoned off in Abbots Langley after a three-car accident.

Children left 'heart broken' after ponies stolen in St Albans  St Albans & Harpenden Review

The theft of five ponies has left the owner's children devastated.

UPDATED: Woman fighting for her life after accident in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a bus in Abbots Langley.

Police search for men following break-ins in tattoo parlour and bakery in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Police are searching for four men following a series of late night burglaries at a tattoo parlour and a bakery.

In pictures: Abbots Langley Tough Ten 2016  Watford Observer

Community spirit was high as hundreds of runners took part in the annual Abbots Langley Tough Ten on Sunday.

Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield holders Kings Langley to face Watford Town B  Watford Observer

Kings Langley will begin the defence of their Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield title at home to Watford Town B after the draw for this year's…

These Hertfordshire towns could soon be getting a Lidl or an Aldi  Hertfordshire Mercury

The German supermarkets have ambitious plans for the county!

Drug dealer jailed for more than two years  Watford Observer

A drug dealer from Abbots Langley has been jailed for more than two years.

What's on in Watford this weekend, 29th and 30th September 2018  Watford Observer

Harrow Apollo Male Choir. 0 comment. Harrow Apollo Male Choir are revisiting St Mary's Church after a very successful concert last year. This is a free concert ...

Abbots Langley residents say they are being 'thrown out of their homes'  Watford Observer

Thrive Homes, who own the housing estate in Summerhouse Way, have been consulting the residents on their plans to redevelop the flats.

Popular Christmas market in Abbots Langley returns  Watford Observer

A variety of arts and crafts stalls will be available at this year's Christmas market in Abbots Langley.

Disgruntled dad from Abbots Langley protesting 'arrogant' attitude of Apple  Watford Observer

A disgruntled Apple customer is staging a one-man protest outside the company's store in Watford.

School closures on Friday in and around Watford  Watford Observer

Due to snow and ice, a number of schools will not be open on Friday. This list will be updated when further closures are announced.

Rudolf Steiner School in Kings Langley could close in July  Watford Observer

A troubled school has revealed to parents for the first time that the school could close this summer.

PROPERTY: Wombles' burrow up for sale  Bucks Free Press

The Wombles' burrow is for sale. That along with the house it belongs to will be one of the more quirky properties on view to buyers without an…

St Albans shop worker loses Court of Appeal bid for sexual offence conviction | Court Watch  Herts Advertiser

A former St Albans shop worker who was jailed for a sexual offence against a teenager has lost a Court of Appeal bid.

Film producer from Abbots Langley launches fundraising campaign to finish inspirational film documentary  Watford Observer

Jon-Paul Cox, an ex-student at Divine Saviour Primary School and St Michael's Catholic High School, is launching a fundraising campaign to raise…

Land has been set aside for a new primary school in Abbots Langley and will be used when demand is greater than supply  Watford Observer

Land has been set aside for a new primary school in Abbots Langley.

Plans for a 95 home development in Abbots Langley are approved  Watford Observer

The development which will be built in land off Woodside Road by housing developers Taylor Wimpey was first revealed by Taylor Wimpey in September…

Oxbridge-educated vicar to join Abbots Langley Parish  Watford Observer

An Oxford and Cambridge educated vicar will be welcomed into his new role by the Bishop of St Albans in September.

Schools in lockdown over email threats | News  The Times

Schools across the country took precautionary lockdown measures or were evacuated after a hoax email threatened a terrorist attack yesterday afternoon.

Here’s the fireworks displays taking place near Hemel this weekend!  Hemel Gazette

It's that time of the year again, with plenty of bonfire and fireworks events taking place across the region. Here's a selection for families to enjoy:gh.

New homes in Abbots Langley are 'inappropriate and not needed'  Watford Observer

Residents and councillors are opposing plans by Taylor Wimpey to develop new homes on land off Woodside Road on the north-eastern edge of Abbots ...

Watford court lists, September 26 to October 5  Watford Observer

Wednesday, September 26. 5 comments. Lois Greatorex, 33, of Hempstead Road, Kings Langley. On March 28, 2018, used a vehicle at a speed exceeding the ...

Father pays tribute to 22-year-old Jack found dead in bathroom  Clacton and Frinton Gazette

A FATHER says he has been left “broken” after his son was found dead at his home.

Teenager arrested on suspicion of sending emails threatening hundreds of schools with attacks  ChronicleLive

An 18-year-old has been arrested after more than 100 schools in the North East were allegedly sent malicious emails threatening attacks.

IN PICTURES: Lost pubs of the Langleys  Watford Observer

Last orders may have been called more than 50 years ago in some pubs across the Langleys, but their memories have now been brought back to life as…

Police hunt 20-year-old man in connection with Abbots Langley taxi stabbing  Watford Observer

Hertfordshire Constabulary said they want to speak to 20-year-old Cameron Lewis, of Hazelwood Lane, Abbots Langley, in connection with the incident…

What's on in Watford this weekend, 22nd and 23rd September 2018  Watford Observer

Push it for the Peace. 0 comment. Push it for the Peace is back with more challenging obstacles, fun, mud, foam and water and a choice of a 5k or 10k route.

How an Abbots Langley detective and Leavesden asylum patients link the village to the Jack the Ripper murders  Watford Observer

In the late Victorian era, London was rocked by a series of murders.

Traders gather to oppose 'unfair' plans for car parking charges in town  Watford Observer

Traders gathered to share their concerns over “unfair” plans for parking charges to be introduced in a town centre.

Court lists, 5th-13th September 2018  Watford Observer

Wednesday, September 5. 4 comments. Amanda Jane Lawrence, 35, of Churchfields Road, Watford. On February 9, 2018, used a vehicle without insurance.

What's on in Watford this weekend, 13th and 14th October 2018  Watford Observer

Heritage Walk. 0 comment. A guided walk with a member of the SW Herts Archaeological & Historical Society. Find out about the history of the amazing public ...

Preparations get underway for annual Abbots Langley Carnival  Watford Observer

The streets of Abbots Langley will come alive on Saturday when the village's annual carnival takes place.

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