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  1. Runners prepare for Watford Mencap 10k tomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | Watford Observer

    Money raised from the run will help fund the charity's children centre which is the only facility of its kind in the area that welcomes all children, no matter how severe their disabilities. Warner Bros.

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  2. Leavesden airship flights were first for half a centuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Watford Observer

    These days, it seems, airships aren't used to carry passengers. Indeed it only takes mention of the word "airship" and what springs to mind is that famous film footage of the Hindenburg bursting into flames in New Jersey in 1937.

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  3. Watford and Three Rivers Community Learning Disability Team discover more about Leavesden AsylumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Watford Observer

    Members of Watford and Three Rivers Community Learning Disability Team discovered more about the local history of people with a learning disability this week after they were given a talk on Leavesden Asylum. Chairman of the Leavesden Hospital History Association, Martin Brooks, gave the presentation to the team on Wednesday, April 29, which included a talk on the site's history and photographs and documents related to Leavesden Asylum.

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  4. Firefighters rescue elderly woman trapped in lift in Leavesden this morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Watford Observer

    A crew from Garston fire attended a property on High Road shortly before 9.30am following reports a pensioner was stuck in a lift.

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  5. Comment: Can One Direction star Zayn Malik trust Watford's Naughty Boy?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Watford Observer

    I know we've all been worrying about Zayn Malik. It's still only been a week or so since the One Direction star decided he'd had enough of being in the world's most successful pop band and still the clamour for answers continues.

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  6. Chief executive of Kings Langley charity steps downRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Watford Observer

    The retiring chief executive of a Kings Langley-based charity said he hopes the work it does and its staff remain a "breath of fresh air". Ralph Verlander, 59, is stepping down after 15 years at Life Opportunities Trust in Hempstead Road to move to New Zealand.

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  7. Leavesden youth group recognised in Herts High Sheriff AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Watford Observer

    High Sheriff gives surprise award to MC David Cansdale, who has been involved with the awards since they began 20 years ago Almost 150 people, including representatives from district and county councils, Hertfordshire Constabulary , Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue, The Prince's Trust and voluntary and community sector, joined this year's High Sheriff, Mr Fergus McMullen. The Y-Team Project run by YMCA Central and West Herts and Youth Connexions, which runs out of a community centre in Leavesden, received a highly commended certificate from the National Crimebeat Awards which are focused on recognising innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people.

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  8. Warner Bros is already building the set for "Fantastic Beasts"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | OhNoTheyDidnt

    Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire -- otherwise known as the place where all HP movies were filmed -- is creating what looks to be another castle. Construction is still three months from completion.

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  9. Why this eyesore in our countryside is magical news for Harry...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | Daily Mail

    Why this eyesore in our countryside is magical news for Harry Potter fans: Construction site will soon become spectacular castle for spin-off movie Millions of Harry Potter fans worldwide who are still mourning the end of the film series can smile again - as this exclusive picture reveals a castle being built for a spin-off movie. An army of workmen has been building the spectacular set for the latest films from the imagination of J. K. Rowling.

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  10. Cruelty complaint over treatment of owls on Harry Potter studio tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | South China Morning Post

    A still image of an owl and its handler on a video uploaded by the animal rights group, Peta. Photo: YouTube Live owls which feature in a popular British "studio tour" of the Harry Potter movies face "cruel" and "demeaning" conditions, according to an animal rights group.

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  11. Footage shows owls being 'mistreated' on Harry Potter tour, claims animal rights organisationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Independent.ie

    Animal rights campaigners PETA said that on the Animal Actors tour at Warner Bros Studio Tour London in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, an investigator found distressed owls in tiny cages forced to perform "tricks" in front of crowds of people and flashing lights. "Members of the public were encouraged to touch the frightened birds, and trainers even irresponsibly told visitors to go out and buy their own owls," the organisation said in a statement.

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  12. Animals 'mistreated' on studio tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | Independent.ie

    Animal rights campaigners PETA said that on the Animal Actors tour at Warner Bros Studio Tour London in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, an investigator found distressed owls in tiny cages forced to perform "tricks" in front of crowds of people and flashing lights. "Members of the public were encouraged to touch the frightened birds, and trainers even irresponsibly told visitors to go out and buy their own owls," the organisation said in a statement.

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  13. Harry Potter tour branded 'cruel' as owls are kept in cagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | Mail on Sunday

    Off-piste and off-the-grid: How nomadic snowboarder built tiny hut in the Sierra Nevada and lives with no electricity... but has his own solar-powered hot tub, chairlift and 40-acres of slopes 'Behead them in their own homes': ISIS publishes 'kill list' of names, photos and addresses of 100 US military members Florida cop who was caught on camera kissing scantily-clad girl is in trouble again after 'letting woman in short shorts drive his patrol car to HOOTERS' Reducing bags with the 'eye lift in a bottle': Treatment makers say cream could also be used to dissolve double chins and reduce body fat PIERS MORGAN: Jeremy Clarkson is like any other 50-something: angst-ridden from damaged relationships, grieving loved ones, irritated by work-related issues, and battling inner demons 'Mommy! Mommy help me': SEVEN siblings, ages 5 to 15, who died in Brooklyn fire could be heard screaming as ... (more)

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  14. The Making of Harry Potter tour branded 'cruel' as terrified owls...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | Daily Mail

    Off-piste and off-the-grid: How nomadic snowboarder built tiny hut in the Sierra Nevada and lives with no electricity... but has his own solar-powered hot tub, chairlift and 40-acres of slopes 'Behead them in their own homes': ISIS publishes 'kill list' of names, photos and addresses of 100 US military members Florida cop who was caught on camera kissing scantily-clad girl is in trouble again after 'letting woman in short shorts drive his patrol car to HOOTERS' Reducing bags with the 'eye lift in a bottle': Treatment makers say cream could also be used to dissolve double chins and reduce body fat PIERS MORGAN: Jeremy Clarkson is like any other 50-something: angst-ridden from damaged relationships, grieving loved ones, irritated by work-related issues, and battling inner demons 'Mommy! Mommy help me': SEVEN siblings, ages 5 to 15, who died in Brooklyn fire could be heard screaming as ... (more)

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  15. Harry Potter's poor owls are living a 'nightmare'Read the original story

    Mar 22, 2015 | Newkerala.com

    Animal rights campaign group PETA, which claim that owls at the Harry Potter studio tour are cruelly kept in cages and terrified by music and camera flashes, has released a secret video footage showing the birds in tiny pens, chewing their tethers, shaking their heads and apparently being made to do tricks for the crowds. Peta director Mimi Bekhechi said that confining frightened owls to tiny cages where they can only chew at their tethers in frustration goes against every message of respect and kindness that JK Rowling's wonderful books taught people.

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  16. Harry Potter studio tour owls 'tormented by being caged and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | Mirror.co.uk

    Animal rights campaign group PETA has released secret video footage showing the birds in tiny pens, chewing their tethers and shaking their heads Owls at the Harry Potter A studio tour are cruelly kept in cages and A terrified by A music and camera flashes, animal rights campaigners claim. Secret footage shot by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows the birds in tiny pens chewing their tethers, shaking their heads and apparently being made to do tricks for the crowds.

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  17. Abbots Langley secures funds from Leavesden housing developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Watford Observer

    Residents in Abbots Langley can look forward to new leisure and recreation facilities over the next few years after the village secured funding from the Leavesden housing development last week. At a Three Rivers leisure, wellbeing and health committee meeting on Wednesday, March 11 a decision was made that Abbots Langley, rather than Rickmansworth, would be allocated money from a Section 106 Agreement to go towards an Abbots Langley leisure project.

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  18. Inside the new and improved Harry Potter tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies If you've ever dreamed of hopping aboard the Hogwarts Express the brand new attraction at Leavesden Studios will have you climbing on your Nimbus 2000 and heading for Hertfordshire faster than you can say Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans.

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  19. Warwick Davis and Mark Williams are all aboard the Hogwarts ExpressRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Times-series.co.uk

    Harry Potter stars Warwick Davis and Mark Williams have joined a gaggle of famous faces to celebrate the launch of the new Hogwarts Express attraction at the Warner Bros Studio Tour. The Voice host Emma Willis, Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy and Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and her baby daughter Willow were among the Potter fans who gathered on platform nine-and-three-quarters for the party at the studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

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  20. Neil and Andy training hard for this year's 10k in aid of Watford Mencap.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Watford Observer

    Watford Mencap support workers, Neil Palmer and Andy Melville, are training hard to take part in the forthcoming Watford 10k. This annual run will be held on bank holiday Monday, May 4, a Bank Holiday, in Cassiobury Park .

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