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FOOTBALL fans can watch all the drama and excitement of the World Cup on a full cinema screen at Watersmeet in Rickmansworth.
The theatre, in High Street, is showing matches on Saturday, June 12 and Friday, June 18, both at 7.30pm, plus another on Wednesday, June 23 at 3pm. The semi-final and final matches will also be screened.
VOLUNTEERS on a mission to brighten up Croxley with vivid floral displays have been awarded more than ÃÂ£1,000 to buy new planters.
Flowers4Croxley has been given ÃÂ£1,200 from county councillor Steve Drury's locality budget to pay for the heavy duty planters placed outside local stores.
The community organisation works to enhance areas which are looking unkempt or unattractive, with help from the parish council.
TRADERS and residents in Mill End have been left bitterly disappointed after plans to build a Tesco Express in Mill End were approved - in the face of fierce opposition.
The supermarket giant won its campaign to build a convenience store, together with four two-bedroom flats, on the site of the former Happy Man pub, in Berry Lane, after two larger applications were previously rejected.
NORTHWOOD: 25 Cranbourne Road - Conversion of garage for habitable use with new window to front, single storey rear extension with 3 rooflights and single storey front extension incorporating new front porch.
8 Pinner Road - Part two storey part single storey side/rear extension, single storey rear extension and new front porch involving demolition of existing conservatory and side extension.
47 Stanley Road - Alterations and extension of existing roof to create additonal habitable roof space involving the reduction of existing rear dormer size and 2 new rooflights to sides.
COUNCIL chiefs have defended their use of covert surveillance powers to spy on residents - despite not one investigation resulting in a conviction.
New research into the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) by pressure group, Big Brother Watch, found Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) used hidden surveillance 23 times in the past two years, to detect crimes including fly-tipping and littering, falsified single person claims, noise nuisance and benefit cheats.
Meanwhile, Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) used its spying powers 57 times between 2008 - 2010, to investigate offences including under-age sales, doorstop salesmen, and sales of misdescribed products.
The two authorities are among 372 in Britain who conducted RIPA surveillance operations in more than 8,500 cases during the past two years.
Under the Act, councils can film people with hidden cameras, access telephone and internet records and log the movements of a residents' vehicle.
A TEENAGER has been given a community order and must pay ÃÂ£173 compensation after being convicted of causing criminal damage to a car.
Stephen Daniel Jones, 19, of Acre Way, Northwood, caused the damage to a Fiat Punto in High Street, Ruislip, on August last year.
Jones was also convicted of threatening behaviour in the High Street on the same day.
No plea was entered for either offence and both were proved at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on May 20.
He must also pay ÃÂ£300 court costs and is required to visit an attendance centre for 36 hours.
A MAN is due to be sentenced after admitting to using threatening language or behaviour.
Andre DaSilva Azevedo, 33, of Harrison Close, Northwood, committed the offence on March 22 in Uxbridge, causing two women to believe that violence may be used against them.
He has been remanded on unconditional bail until his sentencing, due to take place on June 8 at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court, after medical and psychiatric reports have been prepared.
A CELEBRATORY day of dance and print for over 50's will take place in Northwood next Saturday (June 5).
The free event, organised by Northwood Community Arts Group, will feature two short performances by The Green Candle Company's senior dance group, based on the themes of trees and Bollywood.
Participants will then be invited to join in two dance workshops, led by the artistic director of Green Candle, Fergus Early OBE.
THE details of 17 previous convictions Nathan Doherty had before he killed Rickmansworth man Frazer Bradshaw (pictured) were released to the Old Bailey yesterday, as sentencing was adjourned to June 24.
It has also emerged that Doherty, 20, was serving a suspended sentence for GBH when he punched Bradshaw so hard it caused the 33-year-old to fall and fracture his skull, which led to his death.
Doherty handed himself into police on January 6, following five days of uncertainty for Frazer Bradshaw's friends and family, following the attack on New Year's Day.
A CROXLEY Green parish councillor has agreed to take a leave of absence after being convicted of five counts of benefit fraud.
Councillor Frank Brand, of Baldwins Lane, admitted the offences at Watford Magistrates' Court on Friday (May 21).
Three Rivers fraud investigators obtained evidence to show that Cllr Brand, who was claiming benefits, failed to disclose 'substantial cash' held in a number of undeclared savings accounts.
Evidence was also obtained to show he was receiving undeclared income.
Although the bench considered custody, Brand said he was in poor health and required oxygen at night.
He was fined ÃÂ£400 for each count, ordered to pay a further ÃÂ£400 costs to Three Rivers District Council, plus a ÃÂ£15 victim surcharge.