June 3, 2010
A dangerous robber jailed for a minimum of six years after wielding a plastic gun at his victims during two separate attacks has failed to win a cut in his sentence on appeal.
Last August at St Albans Crown Court, Paul John Wakenshaw, 38, of Watford, admitted two counts of robbery and two of having an imitation firearm with intent to commit
He struck at Sophia Jewellers, on The Broadway in Stanmore, in December 2008, pressing a gun against a shop assistant's chest while demanding that she opened the safe.
RFD Print Services
Category: Design, creative
36 Wren Crescent, Bushey, Watford, Herts, Watford, WD23 1AN, 020 8386 7600
193 St. Albans Road, Watford, WD24 5BH, 01923 211267; 01923 229726
January 21, 2010
A group of Israeli victims of terror enjoyed dinner with Harry Potter star Emma Watson on Sunday.
The Israelis, visiting under the aegis of One Family, spotted Watson at The Grove in Watford. When one introduced himself to the actress, she left her friends to join their table, signing autographs and talking about her career.
By Jay Grenby, January 21, 2010
Exploratory talks are being held towards the establishment of a second state-aided Orthodox Jewish primary school in Hertfordshire.
The discussions involve community leaders, the United Synagogue and the local education authority and a disused school in Potters Bar is among early sites under consideration.
Watford General Hospital
Category: NHS run Hospitals
60 Vicarage Road , Watford, WD1 OHB, 01923 399095
By Leon Symons, October 15, 2009
The former director of education for the United Synagogue’s Agency for Jewish Education is taking the US to an employment tribunal.
Jeffrey Leader was one of a number of people made redundant at the beginning of the year in what the US dubbed a “reorganisation” of what had been regarded as its flagship education body.
The AJE had won plaudits from the highest echelons of government for its teacher-training programmes.