Watford Observer

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Watford Observer
Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Newsquest
Editor Peter Wilson-Leary
Founded 1863
Language English
Headquarters Observer House, Watford Business Park
Circulation 14,869
Website www.watfordobserver.co.uk

The Watford Observer is a weekly local newspaper, published by Newsquest. Founded in 1863, the Observer serves the town of Watford in southwest Hertfordshire, as well as the surrounding area. The paper covers local news, politics, and sport, including the town's largest club Watford Football Club.

The newspaper had a weekly circulation of 14,869 in the first six months of 2012.[1][2] The Observer also publishes a free paper, the Watford Free.[3]


  1. ^ "Newspaper reports:Watford Observer". The Newspaper Society. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Just 15 paid-for regional weeklies increase circulation". Press Gazette. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "History". Watford Observer. Retrieved 21 February 2010.