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Tannerswood in Abbots Langley receive visit from Watford MP Richard Harrington  Watford Observer

Richard Harrington returned to a care home just months after it was saved from closure.

Two charged with assault in this week's court lists  Watford Observer

Court lists, 3rd-7th June, 2019.

Two charged with drink driving in this week's court lists  Watford Observer

Court lists, 16th-22nd May, 2019.

Red Arrows leader reveals emotions following flypast over Watford and Borehamwood last Sunday  Borehamwood Times

Red Arrows squadron leader Martin Pert has said it was “wonderful” to fly over the place he grew up in during the team's fly past over Watford…

Berko grab defeat from the jaws of victory in an agonising 17-run reverse  Hemel Gazette

Berkhamsted's first XI lost a game they probably should have won away at Abbots Langley in Division 2A of the Saracens Herts Cricket League on Saturday.

Heath Park Cup edges closer to the semi-final ties  Hemel Gazette

A deluge of rain last week played havoc with the quarter-final ties of the historic Heath Park Cup.

Warner Bros. Studio designers under new management | Business Leader News  Business Leader

The Hertfordshire company which designed the structures for the Harry Potter experience at the Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden is under new ...

Nixon hits the winning run for Abbots off the final ball  Hemel Gazette

Scott Nixon was the hero for visitors Abbots Langley on Saturday after hitting the winning run on the final ball of a dramatic game at St Albans.

Exciting ties for next round of Heath Park T20 contest  Hemel Gazette

The historic Heath Park Cup T20 competition has got under way in earnest with the quarter-final line-up now set. The contest, which was first held in 1960 and is ...

Area Guide: The popular Hertfordshire village of Abbots Langley  Herts Advertiser

A busy village located within a short drive of Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Watford, Abbots Langley offers the best of both worlds.

Video and pictures as Red Arrows fly over Hertfordshire  Watford Observer

Families were treated to an incredible and special flyby from the famous Red Arrows yesterday evening. The Royal Air Force aerobatic group flew over Watford ...

Shannon Courtenay gearing up for third professional bout as part of Connor Benn v Jussi Koivula undercard  Watford Observer

Abbots Langley's Shannon Courtenay will gear up for her third professional fight after being announced as one of the undercards to Conor Benn's bout with ...

Army called to Abbots Langley home where firearms found  Watford Observer

Bomb experts and weapons specialists were called to a house where a cache of weapons and ammunition was found.

Police called to crash in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Police are hunting for someone who ran off after a crash just before midday today.

VIDEO: Masked burglars steal safe from home in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Video footage of two burglars who smashed their way into a home with hammers has been released.

Rape suspect Joseph McCann was not in Ford Mondeo that crashed in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Rape suspect Joseph McCann was not in a car that crashed as it was chased by police.

Area Guide: The Hertfordshire village of Bedmond, near Abbots Langley | St Albans and Hertfordshire property news  Herts Advertiser

Immediately north of the M25 and a mile from Abbots Langley, Bedmond is a well connected village.

Safe stolen in 'targeted' burglary in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Detectives are hunting for two men who were seen in a black van, moments after a lone woman was targeted in a burglary.

Man's hand 'chopped off' in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Two men have been arrested and charged after a man's hand was reportedly "chopped off".

Bushey and Leverstock Green A reach semi-finals of Watford Observer cricket competitions  Watford Observer

Bushey and Leverstock Green A have won through to the semi-finals of the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield and Plate respectively, but the bad weather ...

Elderly Abbots Langley residents given 30 days before care home closes  Watford Observer

Nine elderly women have been given a month to find a new place to live after their care provider said their building posed “significant” safety…

Watford man remanded into custody after Abbots Langley horror  Watford Observer

A 21-year-old man has been remanded in custody following an incident in which a teenager's hand was reportedly “chopped off”.

'Shop worker' assaulted trying to stop Abbots Langley theft  Watford Observer

A “shop worker” was punched in the face when he tried to stop a thief.

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.

Police appeal to trace moped use in Abbots Langley knife attack  Watford Observer

Police think a suspected stolen moped used during an incident in which a teenager's hand was reportedly “chopped off” may have been dumped in…

Hospice of St Francis shop in Abbots Langley marks 20th anniversary  Watford Observer

A hospice's first charity shop known as 'the Harrods of Abbots' celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Youths flee Abbots Langley crash leaving wreckage in the road  Watford Observer

A group of youths fled the scene of a crash after taking out a lamp post.

Woman's purse stolen in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Police are investigating the theft of a woman's purse.

Che Ambe of Watford pleads not guilty to Abbots Langley knife attack  Watford Observer

A man charged with inflicting life-changing injuries on a teenager using a knife pleaded not guilty in court today.

Machete sighting in Abbots Langley sparks manhunt  Watford Observer

Police launched a helicopter search for a man brandishing a machete.

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.

Lorry gets stuck in Hunton Bridge tunnel in Abbots Langley... again  Watford Observer

A lorry hit the wall of a tunnel and got stuck causing problems for motorists this morning.

Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield: Abbots Langley, Aldenham School, Radlett and Watford Haidery into last eight  Watford Observer

Holders Abbots Langley safely negotiated the first hurdle in their bid to successful retain the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield and three of the…

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.

Car crashes near primary school in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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

Bike stolen from outside YMCA gym in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

A teenager's bike was stolen while he was at the gym.

Thousands of people affected by power cut in and around Watford  Watford Observer

Thousands of properties were affected by a power cut earlier this morning.

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

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

Early morning break in at Abbots Langley Library  Watford Observer

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

Abbots Langley's Shannon Courtenay to make professional debut on world title undercard  Watford Observer

Shannon Courtenay says it will be a dream to make her professional debut on a televised world title fight card in London.

Fire started deliberately in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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

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.

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.

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.

The histoirc village of Abbots Langley | St Albans and Hertfordshire property news  Herts Advertiser

Abbots Langley is an old settlement with a rich history, dating back to 1045. Jacob Savill found out more about this pretty part of Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire knife attack: Man's hand chopped off in assault - Daily Star  Daily Star

A KNIFE attack during which a man's hand was reportedly chopped off has led to the arrests of two people.

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.

Dad's life celebrated in Brexit-themed funeral in Kings Langley  Hemel Gazette

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets to pay their respects to a Brexit barmy dad – whose funeral was held on the same day Britain was meant to leave the EU.

Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield draw made  Watford Observer

Abbots Langley will be aiming to make a successful start to the defence of their Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield at Watford Town B after the draw…

Dog helps find 'stolen' jewellery in Leavesden Country Park  BBC News

He went to retrieve a ball, and sat near bushes before his owner found the items, police say.

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.

Oliver Phillips pays tribute to Watford archivist Trefor Jones  Harrow Times

Well-known Watford FC archivist, Trefor Jones, passed away at a Northampton care-home on Saturday night after a short but losing battle with…

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…

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”. Yet another lorry became wedged in a tunnel today at Hunton Bridge.

Pauline Orr  Hot Springs Sentinel

Pauline Orr, 81, of Hot Springs, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. She was born July 21, 1937, City of York, England, to Hazel and James Homer.

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.

Horse dies after being hit by bus in Bedmond  Watford Observer

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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.

Windy weather brings down trees across the Watford area  Watford Observer

Fallen trees have blocked roads and pathways today ahead of the possibility of even stronger winds in the coming days. There is windy weather across Watford, ...

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…

Man terrified family with machete to buy him drugs  Watford Observer

A drug addict who demanded family members buy him drugs and alcohol while wielding a machete has been jailed for 15 months.

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.

Entries now open for Watford Observer Fourteen14 cricket competitions  Watford Observer

Abbots Langley won the Watford Observer Fourteen14 knockout Shield for the first time in their history last year. Can they defend their title or who will succeed ...

Tractor stolen during burglary in Kings Langley  Hemel Gazette

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the theft of a JCB tractor, which was stolen during a burglary in Kings Langley.

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.

Runs tough to come by as Abbots slip to a 17-run defeat  Hemel Gazette

Abbots Langley lost by just 17 runs when hosting Holtwhites Trinibis in the Saracens Herts Division Two A on Saturday.

Hertfordshire primary school ratings Abbots Langley School  Hertfordshire Mercury

Find out how Abbots Langley School rates compared to other primary schools in Hertfordshire with our school ratings.

Full list of UK Post Offices that will form a new bank under a Labour Government  Mirror Online

Thousands of Post Offices could become bank branches under Labour Party plans to reform the financial system.

Kings Langley FC remember Matt Allcock who died at the age of 46  Watford Observer

More than a thousand people turned out to remember an “inspirational number one fan” who died after he collapsed last weekend.

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.

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.

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.

St Albans handbag snatcher McCann gets six years in jail | St Albans and Harpenden News  Herts Advertiser

A man has been convicted after pleading guilty to thefts, fraud and driving offences in St Albans and London Colney.

Tributes pour in for Kings Langley FC fan Matt Allcock who has died aged 46  Watford Observer

Tributes have poured in for a superfan who has died at the age of 46.

Police launch appeal for tractor and baler stolen from Hertfordshire site  Agriland.co.uk

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the theft of a tractor and baler, which was stolen during a burglary in Kings Langley, 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.

Prisoner Leon Hoyes admits criminal damage after £70000 chapel roof protest at HMP Rochester  Kent Online

A prisoner who clambered on top of a chapel and chucked slates at parked cars is facing longer behind bars.

Reject plans to build service station, say transport bosses  Watford Observer

Transport bosses have warned against a new *service* station on the M25 because of fears surrounding a surge in traffic. And an MP has added his voice to those ...

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.

Three Rivers District Council publish 25 extra sites in local plan document  Watford Observer

As many as 25 additional sites have been submitted to the local plan.

Fr Owen Hardwicke RIP + UPDATE with service details  Independent Catholic News

Fr Owen Hardwicke, retired priest of Wrexham Diocese, died on 7 January after a short illness. His niece Mary Chabrel said: "He was in hospital from 25th ...

Detailed plan for M25 Moto service station near Kings Langley released  Watford Observer

A consultation on a major new motorway *service* station on Green Belt land will begin today.

Herts man arrested in connection with email threats to kill students  Hertfordshire Mercury

A Hertfordshire man has been arrested in connection with emails that were sent to schools across the county and the country threatening to kill UK students.

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.

Tannerswood resident tells Three Counties Radio trustees 'shouldn't be in job'  Watford Observer

Outraged elderly residents given 30 days to vacate their care home said those who took the decision “shouldn't be in the positions they're…

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…

Tannerswood residents given reprieve by The Abbeyfield Society  Watford Observer

A group of elderly women given 30 days to vacate their care home have seen the decision temporarily withdrawn until a full building assessment can…

Police appeal to find wanted man believed to be near Abbots Langley  Hemel Gazette

Police are appealing to the public for their help in locating a wanted man.

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.

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Drug dealer jailed for more than two years  Watford Observer

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

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.

Teenager admits sending fake bomb threats to Hertfordshire schools causing children to be evacuated  Hertfordshire Mercury

He sent hoax bomb threats to more than 400 schools.

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. Dave Carter, 51, has been outside the store in the intu centre ...

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

Premier Division. West Herts were able to put their feet up and watch England's World Cup quarter-final victory over Sweden following a very poor performance ...

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.

Kings Langley father Christmas comes back to town  Watford Observer

A woman has hosted a light show at her house to carry on a tradition that her father created.

Resurfacing local roads this May  Hertfordshire County Council

While it's important that we prioritise our highways budget to look after major arterial routes, the state of local roads is important to us too. That's why we're ...

Teenager arrested after hoax bomb threat  BBC News

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

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