Police investigating serious sexual assault

POLICE are investigating a serious sexual assault that allegedly happened in Hereford. It is alleged that a female was walkiing along the footpath on Hurdman Walk in Moor Farm at 8pm on Friday when she was attacked by a man He is described

Green-fingered few plant for international peace

A peace garden blossomed as a multifaith group invited the community to plant in it. Watford Interfaith Association (WIFA) has been creating the peace garden in The Orchard in Cassiobury Park for the past four years, and invited the community t

Man who stabbed father to death on busy high street jailed for manslaughter

A man who stabbed a father-of-two to death on a busy high street has been jailed for 18 years. Abraham Omotoso, 27, of Tudor Gardens, Harrow, plunged a knife into the chest of 34-year-old Mohamed Al-Zufairi in High Street, Wealdstone in Februar

'By the end I was in pain': Watch our reporter take on the UK's hottest ever supermarket curry

Morrisons has launched the UK’s hottest ever supermarket curry.The Volcano Vindaloo contains Naga chillies which are 200 times hotter than a jalapeno. It costs £1.50 and is being sold for a short time to celebrate National Curry Week.Our reporter

Author Deborah Moggach talks about finding inspiration in adopted home of Presteigne

BABY boomers have a champion in Presteigne’s resident author Deborah Moggach whose characters of more mature years get to embrace life – and frequently one another – in adventures that demonstrate it’s OK to have romance and wrinkles at th

Liberal Democrat councillor triumphs in by-election

A Liberal Democrat candidate triumphed in a by-election held following the sudden resignation of the former Conservative councillor. Keith Martin was named last night as the new councillor for the Oxhey Hall and Hayling ward for Three Rivers Di

Croydon social worker saves woman from being wrongfully sectioned - now up for national award

A Croydon man who helped prevent a woman being wrongly sectioned is in the running to be named social worker of the year. Andrew Thomas' nomination centred on the case of a service user who had been accused of significantly harming and neglecti

Careers fair encourages pupils to think about their futures

Pupils at a school were given a chance to think about their futures, in both work and education, at an extensive careers fair. Attended by a number of leading universities, as well as employers such as Ernst and Young and the Metropolitan Polic

Dementia centre in Richmond gets hands-on-help from a special guest

Staff and patients at a centre for dementia patients had a new member of staff this week in the shape of Councillor David Marlow who helped out with lunch and general activities. Councillor Marlow, the cabinet member for adult social services a

Body found in River Wye identified as missing man

A BODY found in the River Wye between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye has been identified as a man who was reported missing.  This afternoon police said a body of a man recovered by police at around 6.10pm last night has been identified as missing

Charity trek in honour of car crash victim

A woman is undertaking a daunting trek through the foothills of the Himalayas in honour of her brother who died following a car crash. Nathalie Prodano, who is a technical coordinator at Barratt Homes in Watford, will start the five-day, 52km D

Callous thief stole from hospital patient, aged 85

An 85-year-old woman is alleged to have had her handbag stolen while a patient at Croydon University Hospital. Friends of June Murrell have now accused the hospital of not dealing adequately with the incident. Friend Steven Peet said: "The h

Woman appeals to public to help find missing parrot

A woman has reached out to the public after her beloved pet parrot went missing from her home. Pete, a Congo African Grey, disappeared from Helen Hugo’s garden in Walton Avenue, South Harrow, on August 14. He has distinctively deformed fee

Richmond Council slashes funds for detoxing drug addicts by 66 per cent since gaining control of health budget

Richmond Council has slashed its funds for detoxing drug addicts by 66 per cent in the past four years. The data, obtained through a Freedom of Information Request by addiction treatment firm UKAT, showed that out of the 39 councils that replie

Thieves ran across railway track to escape police

THREE men fled from police across a railway track and over a six-foot fence after stealing a mobile phone in Hereford, magistrates heard. Samuil Paun, 18, Leonard Stan, 21, and Samuel Gheorghe, 22, all from the Birmingham area, pleaded guilty t