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Woman's purse stolen in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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

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.

Machete sighting in Abbots Langley sparks manhunt  Watford Observer

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

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.

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.

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.

LIVE: Snow falls across Herts and many schools are shut  Harrow Times

We've all seen some snowfall during the night and its prompted several schools to close today. Some have announced they will be open. Keep an eye on…

Roadworks near Warnes Bros studios in Leavesden causing traffic delays  Watford Observer

Drivers face nearly two months of delays with two separate roadwork schemes taking place just yards from each other.

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.

Dog Walker discovers Jewellery in Leavesden Country Park  Watford Observer

A dog walker discovered several items of suspected stolen jewellery in a park.

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.

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 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.

Car crashes near primary school in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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

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 ...

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.

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…

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.

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.

Bike stolen from outside YMCA gym in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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

Early morning break in at Abbots Langley Library  Watford Observer

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Abbots Langley home ransacked and valuables dumped outside  Watford Observer

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Letter: No response on care home closure  Watford Observer

Many readers will be aware of plans by the charity Abbeyfield to close their assisted living home Tannerswood in Abbots Langley, giving the elderly…

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.

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.

Woman robbed of designer watch in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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

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.

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…

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.

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.

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”.

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…

Boy hit by vehicle in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

An air ambulance was called after a boy was hit by a vehicle this morning.

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.

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…

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: 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.

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.

Three Rivers District Council brings in 'duty of care' fines for fly-tipping  Watford Observer

Residents could soon face an on-the-spot fine of up to £300 if their rubbish has been fly-tipped around Rickmansworth or Abbots Langley – even if…

Watford boxer Shannon Courtenay has turned professional and wants to be world champion  Watford Observer

Shannon Courtenay has achieved her goal of becoming a professional boxer - and now has her sights set on becoming a world champion.

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.

Peter Tomson  The BMJ

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Roadworks across Three Rivers causing mayhem for motorists  Watford Observer

Drivers faced delays of around an hour this morning because of a burst water main.

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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

'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.

Teenager arrested after hoax bomb threat  BBC News

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

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

Premier Division.

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…

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” ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Three fined for assault in this week's court lists  Watford Observer

Court lists, January 7th-15th, 2019.

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.

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

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

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 ...

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.

‘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 ...

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.

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.

Drug dealer jailed for more than two years  Watford Observer

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

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.

Abbots Langley escort Kathleen Callan admits benefit fraud  BBC News

A 61-year-old Hertfordshire woman admits benefit fraud while working as an escort.

Letter: Footing bill for Adonis  Watford Observer

After listening to a talk given in the Wellspring Church Watford, last Thursday, by Baron Adonis of Camden Town my doubts about his judgement on…

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.

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.

Road closures after field fire in Kings Langley  Watford Observer

Firefighters are battling a field fire in a nearby garden.

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.

12 cosy pubs with open fires in Watford, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Radlett, Kings Langley, Chorleywood and Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

The cosiest pubs across Hertfordshire with open fires to keep you warm through the winter.

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

A literary festival will open a telephone box library.

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.

Abbots Langley and Bedmond ward councillors are elected  Watford Observer

The election for five councilors to represent the ward was postponed to Wednesday, June 24 due to the death of Labour candidate John Sedlacek.

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.

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.

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…

Woman left 'shaken' after eight teenagers steal purse from her car after crash  Watford Observer

A woman was left “shaken” when eight men surrounded her and stole her purse from her car after she pulled over after being involved in a crash…

Two attempted burglaries in same road on same day prompt police statement  Watford Observer

Two attempted burglaries in the same road on the same day has prompted police to issue advice to guard against crime.

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…

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

A pretty village surrounded by beautiful countryside, it's easy to see Bedmond's appeal.

Abbots Langley man jailed for his role in £13 million drugs operation run by two prisoners  Watford Observer

Zoltan Arva, 39, of Spur Close, was jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine.

Abbots Langley's Liz Kendall in running to become Labour leader  Watford Observer

The 43-year-old shadow health minister, who went to Abbots Langley JMI before attending Watford Grammar School for Girls, has been tipped as one of…

West Herts and Radlett enjoy Herts League victories  Watford Observer

Premier Division.

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…

Family born and bred in Abbots Langley reunite after 20 years  Watford Observer

Barbara Reid, 65, organised a family reunion at the Royal Oak in Abbots Langley.

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