About Us

Bishop's Stortford team.

The Bishop’s Stortford Independent is a newspaper and website published by Iliffe Media Ltd.

Our aim is to offer a high-quality, relevant, trustworthy, informative and entertaining service to the community of Bishop’s Stortford and the surrounding area.

Stortford is a great place to live, work and play. We are keen to celebrate that, and to work with and to champion the various sectors of the community – businesses, schools, sports clubs and community groups – that call it home.

We aim to reflect the interests, concerns and views of the people who live here by creating distinctive, intelligent editorial, while offering effective advertising solutions.

Politically neutral, the Bishop’s Stortford Independent is positive and supportive of its community, encouraging interaction and engagement with its audience by being thought-provoking and a trusted source of local news and information.

In editor Paul Winspear and news editor Sinead Corr, the Bishop’s Stortford Independent is led by two people with strong links to the town through their roots, their families and their own personal associations within the community.

The team is based at 12 North Street in the town centre – an address synonymous with Stortford’s local newspaper publishing history since 1861.

The Bishop’s Stortford Independent… here to listen, here because we care.

In 2016, the Iliffe family re-established the Cambridge Independent, continuing its tradition of publishing in the university city that stretches back decades.

The Iliffe Media team is based at the Iliffe Print building in Milton, to the north of Cambridge, where the Cambridge Independent and Bishop’s Stortford Independent are printed.

The team also writes, designs and prints niche publications to serve the community.

We welcome your feedback, your stories and your interest. You can get in touch with us by visiting our Contact Us page.

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