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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.

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.

Camera club showcasing work in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

An exhibition showcasing the very best of a camera club's work welcomed a record number of visitors on its opening day.

'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.

Exciting clashes on the way for 2019 Heath Park Cup  Hemel Gazette

The draw for this season's Heath Park Cup has taken place, with several juicy ties on the way for the knock-out 20-over competition.

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.

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…

Gardening society's Spring Show  Watford Observer

Following a relatively mild winter, the Abbots Langley Gardening Society are hopeful of many of its entries.

Embracing the joy of gardening, whatever your age | St Albans and Hertfordshire property news  Herts Advertiser

Columnist Debbie McMorran has started introducing her young daughter to the joys of gardening, a pleasure that local schools have also been embracing…

Conservatives field no candidates in four wards in Three Rivers and Watford  Watford Observer

The Conservative Party has been criticised after failing to field election candidates in four local authority seats.

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.

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".

Serial Hertfordshire criminal pleads guilty  Times Series

A thief who terrorised elderly and vulnerable people across Hertfordshire has been convicted.

Kids show off their green thumbs for Spring Show  Hillingdon Times

The results are in for one of the country's oldest gardening societies competitions.

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…

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”.

Machete sighting in Abbots Langley sparks manhunt  Watford Observer

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

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.

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.

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.

Woman's purse stolen in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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

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…

Holy Rood Catholic Primary School host danceathon  Watford Observer

An charity danceathon involving hundreds of schoolchildren, including a world record attempt at the largest 'Oops Up Side Your Head', took place…

Boxer Shannon Courtenay says things have changed since her first professional fight  Watford Observer

Shannon Courtenay says things have changed a lot for her since she won her first professional fight just four weeks ago.

Two fined for possessing a knife in a public place in this week's court lists  Hillingdon Times

Court lists, 4th-19th March, 2019. Monday, March 4. Jonathan Mark Seven Cox, 36, of Whippendell Road, Watford. On June 7, 2018, stole perfumes belonging to ...

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.

Man Threatened At Knifepoint In Abbots Langley  Heart

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a robbery in Abbots Langley.

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.

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.

Car crashes near primary school in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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

A round up of planning applications in Three Rivers that have gone to appeal  Watford Observer

The demolition of a house in favour of five new flats is among a batch of planning applications rejected by the district council.

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.

What's on in Watford this weekend, 23rd and 24th March, 2019  Watford Observer

What's on in Watford this weekend, 23rd and 24th March, 2019.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Abbots Langley home ransacked and valuables dumped outside  Watford Observer

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

Fire started deliberately in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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

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.

Shannon Courtenay thinks 'whole of Watford has got behind me' after winning start to professional career  Watford Observer

Shannon Courtenay hailed the “crazy” support after getting her professional career off to an impressive start with a unanimous points victory…

Bike stolen from outside YMCA gym in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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…

Council passes motion to support redevelopment of Watford General Hospital  Watford Observer

Councillors have encouraged campaigners who are calling for a new A&E hospital to get behind the redevelopment of Watford General.

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.

Appeal to find wanted man with links to Kings Langley  Hemel Gazette

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a man who is wanted in connection with sexual assault and witness intimidation.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Carroll lived in London, but never forgot his Carlingford roots  Dundalk Democrat

The death has occurred in Kings Langley, London of John Carroll, formally of Willville Carlingford. The news of John's passing was greeted with much sadness ...

Thirteen people charged with speeding in this week's court lists  Watford Observer

Court lists, 12th-13th March, 2019.

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

Premier Division.

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…

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.

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…

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Teenager arrested after hoax bomb threat  BBC News

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

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…

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.

Woman who was diagnosed with bowel cancer running half marathon for charity  Watford Observer

A woman who was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 47 is taking on a half marathon this weekend.

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…

'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.

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.

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.

Things beginning to look up residents of Newlands Park in Abbots Langley  Watford Observer

Residents at Newlands Park had been left feeling let down by Three Rivers District Council after encountering a litany of problems at the park-home…

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Drug dealer jailed for more than two years  Watford Observer

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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…

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.

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