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From Where Eagles Dare and the Shining to The Crown - movie landmarks on Elstree Studios backlots
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:00:00 +0100
This week I move away from sound stages to recall some of the exterior sets built on the backlots of the studios situated in Borehamwood. They have been constructed since the earliest days of movie production in the town. The reason was it was easier for a film unit to shoot inside the grounds of a studio than travel to a location, with all the hassle that could involve.
From Where Eagles Dare and the Shining to The Crown - movie landmarks on Elstree Studios backlots
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:00:00 +0100
This week I move away from sound stages to recall some of the exterior sets built on the backlots of the studios situated in Borehamwood. They have been constructed since the earliest days of movie production in the town. The reason was it was easier for a film unit to shoot inside the grounds of a studio than travel to a location, with all the hassle that could involve.
Celebrate the change in seasons with Grove Hotel's autumnal events
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:00:00 +0100
A luxury hotel is putting on a dazzling display of activities this autumn.
Readers have their say on improving traffic problems on Watford's ring road
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:00:00 +0100
Readers have put forward their ideas to improve traffic flow on Watford’s ring road.
Proposed ArtHouse cinema in Harrow could improve community cohesion
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:00:00 +0100
The redevelopment of a Bollywood cinema could see a new arts movement come to Harrow – and its founder believes it will help restore a sense of community to the area.
Channel 4 series Parents to Be seeks men interested in co-parenting
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:30:00 +0100
Forget the traditional model of love, marriage and kids, there is a new way of parenting these days - and it is called co-parenting.
Bushey Museum names gallery after late founder Anne Blessley
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:30:00 +0100
A museum founder who died aged 92 has been honoured.
Sadiq Khan honours Heathland School and Whitefriars School at Schools for Success awards
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0100
A pair of Harrow schools were honoured for their work to reduce educational inequality by the Mayor of London.
Letter: Redevelopment of Watford General is risky and disruptive
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:30:00 +0100
Dear Mr Johnson,
Nostalgia: Children warned against trick or treating in October 1985
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0100
A snapshot of life in October 1985
Traffic News: Suspended TFL Lines and heavy showers
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:01:41 +0100
Good morning everyone, hope you've all had a lovely weekend. Here is today'd travel and weather update:
Our verdict on Sopwell House's new £14million spa in St Albans
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:00:00 +0100
The moment you step through the door, Cottonmill Spa sprawls before you like the promise of paradise. Not for nothing are guests given maps to help them find their way around. You could easily get lost here, but oh what a place to get lost in.
Our verdict on Sopwell House's new £14million spa in St Albans
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:00:00 +0100
The moment you step through the door, Cottonmill Spa sprawls before you like the promise of paradise. Not for nothing are guests given maps to help them find their way around. You could easily get lost here, but oh what a place to get lost in.
Watford Observer My First Term pictures 2019
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:00:00 +0100
Here they are - the pictures of children from around Watford, Rickmansworth, Bushey and the Langlets during their first term at school.
Dear Zoo is back on the road after having their tour bus stolen
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 07:00:00 +0100
An anonymous donor has come to the rescue of the Dear Zoo Live On Stage touring production. The hit children’s show which saw the final leg of its spring tour cancelled at the end of April due to the theft of its heavily branded tour bus and its contents, is now back in UK theatres.
And the greatest song for listening to in the car is...
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 20:00:00 +0100
Despite its tongue in cheek nature, this column attempts to tackle the big questions: how will Parliament overcome the political Brexit impasse, which country will Trump decide to nuke first, and this week’s thought provoking big-hitter: what is the greatest driving song ever?
International DJ Lyndsay Evans to perform at Copper House's Day of the Dead party
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:00:00 +0100
Join Copper House on Saturday, November 2, for a colourful celebration at their Day of the Dead Party.
Harrow environment councillor says willow tree could be saved
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:00:00 +0100
A campaign to save a willow tree has been given a boost after a senior councillor confirmed avenues are being explored that could prevent its felling.
Major traffic delays in Watford near Tesco and on ring road
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:50:00 +0100
A shopper says it has taken him an hour just to park his car at Tesco as Watford grinds to a halt again.
Beauty Barks wins Watford Observer Pet Groomer of the Year 2019
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0100
A pet groomer who tries to get to know every animal she cares for has won this year's Watford Observer Pet Groomer of the Year competition.

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