John Lewis Atria, and Watford's new kit: Stories you may have missed Has it been a busy week? Maybe you missed some of our local coverage? Fear not, we’ve got you sorted. Chill out, take a seat, and check out five stories you may have not seen the first time around.
"The Other Black Girl" by Zakiya Dalila Harris (Atria) Congratulations are in order for debut novelist Zakiya Dalila Harris. Her first book, "The Other Black Girl," is one of the most highly anticipated novels of the summer, if not the year, and it lives up to the hype.
An emaciated grey seal pup found on an Irish beach earlier this year has made a full recovery and has been released back into the sea. The orphaned pup was discovered at Binnion Beach on the northwestern coast of Ireland in January, and Seal Rescue Ireland was called in to help.
Atria Watford owners agree new financial restructuring plan The owners of Watford's shopping centre says it is "pleased" to announce it has agreed a new long-term financial plan. SGS, which owns four shopping centres in the UK, including Atria Watford, says terms have been agreed in relation to long-term financial restructuring of its centres, including new funding to support future investment.
CCTV appeal after purse dipping incident in Atria Watford A purse and mobile phone were taken from a shopper as she was shopping in the H&M store in Atria Watford. Hertfordshire Constabulary has launched an appeal following the purse dipping incident, which occurred on Tuesday, April 13.
Police investigating a purse dipping in Watford have released CCTV footage as part of their enquiries. It happened in the Atria shopping centre, where the victim had her purse and mobile phone stolen from her bag. Officers are appealing for information about the man in the footage as they would like to speak to him as part of their enquiries.
"If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a White House briefing."We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy."
By Sept. 1, the first wave of tenants will be ready to move into the much-anticipated Y Lofts in downtown Peterborough.“I am so excited.I’ve walked through it several times and it’s absolutely beautiful,” says Sharon Dawson, director of marketing and sales for the developer, Atria.
Anthony Joshua visits Atria Watford Anthony Joshua has been spotted in Watford town centre as he visited the borough’s indoor shopping centre.The Watford born boxer went for a quick shop around Atria Watford earlier this afternoon (Wednesday).A smiling Joshua was pictured outside the Hugo Boss store during his visit, which has been uploaded to Atria Watford’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Brand new Atria signage has gone up at Watford’s indoor shopping centre after plans to display them were approved.Watford Borough Council has given permission for nine new illuminated Atria signs to be displayed around the shopping centre following its rebranding earlier this year.The shopping centre was renamed Atria Watford by its new owners Global Mutual, who took over the centre in October following the collapse of intu.
Two swastikas daubed on wall near Atria Watford Police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on a wall in Watford town centre.The drawings, which were of two swastikas, were spotted near Atria Watford by a member of the public on Saturday, April 24.They made a police officer nearby aware of the offensive symbols and Watford Borough Council were informed.
One shop definitely had some shaky social distancing As the high street reopened last week, not everyone will have rushed out to shop, got their haircut or been able to enjoy a meal outside.We're now well over a year into the pandemic and after three lockdowns, plus a long list of other restrictions, it's no surprise many are cautious about heading back to normal.
Retail spending boost in Watford as shops reopen Watford shoppers welcomed the return of non-essential shops last week with a spending spree, figures suggest.As coronavirus restrictions eased many retailers have been allowed to open their doors for the first time since early January.The banking firm Revolut analysed the data of 5,000 of its customers in Watford between April 12 and 18, comparing it to the average weekly spend in February 2020, before lockdown started.
Not all of our high street favourites have made it through lockdown Hopefully, once high streets reopen on Monday, April 12 businesses in Hertfordshire won't need to worry about lockdowns again.It's been a difficult year for shops, whether a small independent or major chain, and sadly not all of them have made it through the pandemic.
Atria Watford ready to welcome back shoppers from April 12 Atria Watford has said it is “extremely excited” to welcome back shoppers as it confirmed that most of its retailers will open from April 12.
Mock-ups of Atria signs for Watford shopping centre revealed New pictures have revealed how Watford’s indoor shopping centre may look with the new Atria branding.
An inquest is set to be opened into the death of a man at Watford’s indoor shopping centre.There was a huge emergency presence in the town centre on Saturday afternoon after a man suffered serious injuries in Atria Watford around 2.40pm.
By Nathan Louis Senior Reporter Numerous paramedics and police officers have been attending an incident in Watford town centre this afternoon.There is a heavy emergency presence in the High Street, with a number of emergency vehicles parked up outside Atria Watford shopping centre opposite McDonald's.
Atria Watford petition for mall renaming tops 1,000 A petition calling for newly named Atria Watford to be called the Harlequin has garnered over 1,000 signatures.