Youths suspected after fire started in Cassiobury Park

A blaze tackled by firefighters in Cassiobury Park is thought to have been started by a group of troublesome youths. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called at around 4pm on Tuesday to reports of a fire in grassland off Cassiobury Park

Car restrictions and major road layout changes planned for Watford High Street

Drastic traffic restrictions and road layout changes in the heart of Watford town centre have been proposed as part of the ongoing redevelopment of a shopping centre. The council-owned Charter Place Shopping Centre is currently being rebuilt an

Water supply cut off due to burst water pipe

A burst pipe has left properties in the area without water. Affinity Water have advised at 4pm that the burst water main in Stratfield Road, Borehamwood should be fixed within two hours. Residents are advised not to use washing machines or o

Woman pushed to the floor during Hereford robbery

A WOMAN was pushed to the floor by two men before her purse was taken during a robbery in Hereford. Police are asking for help from the public to find those responsible for the robbery which happened between 6.40pm and 7.05pm last Wednesday in an

REVEALED: The best and worst GP surgeries in Herefordshire according to patients

A NEW survey has revealed the best and worst GP practices in Herefordshire, according to patients. The England-wide survey GP Patient Survey asked patients about a range of performance areas at their surgeries including waiting times, ease of m

Former soldier and heroin addict who subjected mother to “terrifying” ordeal is jailed

A FORMER soldier and heroin addict who subjected his mother to a “terrifying” ordeal in their Herefordshire home has been given a two-year jail sentence. Jesse-Jon Spence grabbed his mother Linda Spence around the neck, held a six inch stil

Government raises state pension age to 68

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, the Work and Pensions Secretary has announced. South West Hertfordshire MP David Gauke told his fellow representatives that the Government was accepting the recommendation made in the Cri

Morning weather, news and travel update

Happy Thursday! As the working week is drawing to a close, here's your guide to the commute. Weather It's a mixed day today with light showers this morning before the sun starts to creep out just after lunch. Most of today will be rather clou

People encouraged to donate unwanted items to hospice rather than flytip

People across the borough are being encouraged to donate unwanted items to charity rather than dump them on the streets. Caren Duhig, who created the #Fixit Harrow Network in a bid to try and encourage improvements in environmental and social i

A Croydon woman has suffered life-threatening injuries in a suspected hammer attack

Police have been called to a suspected hammer attack which has left a woman with severe head injuries and in critical condition. Police were called at 7.22am on Wednesday, July 19 to a home in Alpha Road, Croydon, to reports of a person stabbed

Number of police deployed at Croydon Immigration Rallies has been revealed

The number of police deployed to cover the Croydon Immigration Rallies earlier this year been revealed. Five people were arrested in May as anti-fascist and a right-wing anti-immigration group clashed at a march when the South East Alliance hel

Student entrepreneurs from Richmond crowned national winners

Young entrepreneurs from a school in Richmond have scooped a top award at the annual Young Enterprise national final in London. Students from St Paul’s school, in Barnes, were crowned the winners for their company, VenturePad, at the HSBC You

More thunderstorms ahead as Met Office warns of flooding and power outages

More thunderstorms are set to hit London which may impact local power supplies and possibly cause flood. After last night’s spectacular thunder and lightning display, the Met Office are warning that more is set to arrive. IN PICTURES: Big thu

Here are 10 things you should know about the new Jane Austen £10 note

The new £10 banknote featuring Jane Austen will be issued on September 14 and will start appearing in the nation’s wallets in the following days as it leaves cash centres around the country. Here are 10 things you should know about the new t

Talented amputee footballer has Paralympic ambitions following European training camp

A talented young amputee footballer with ambitions to play in the Paralympics has just returned from an intensive training camp in Poland. Hartsbourne Primary School pupil and huge Watford FC fan Rio Woolf, nine, from Bushey Heath, was one of 1