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Hatfield Heath 'legend' Jean Foster dies the day after her 103rd birthday

03 April 2022
Hatfield Heath 'legend' Jean Foster dies the day after her 103rd birthday

Hatfield Heath 'legend' Jean Foster dies the day after her 103rd birthday

03 April 2022

Popular character moved to the Heath in 1955 with husband Don, the village school head, and in 1969 founded Heath Players drama group.


When village side were thrashed 11-0 in Boxing Day match – by enemy prisoners of war

26 December 2021
When village side were thrashed 11-0 in Boxing Day match – by enemy prisoners of war

When village side were thrashed 11-0 in Boxing Day match – by enemy prisoners of war

26 December 2021

German, Italian and Austrian PoWs were marched at gunpoint across the village for a game against Hatfield Heath FC on Boxing Day 1946.


Colts secure derby day out in Cambridge with big National Cup win

11 November 2021
Colts secure derby day out in Cambridge with big National Cup win

Colts secure derby day out in Cambridge with big National Cup win

11 November 2021

Six tries in the opening 20 minutes helped Bishop's Stortford Colts storm into the last 32 of the National Cup as they thumped Chelmsford 64-12


Memorial unveiled to three American airmen killed in wartime plane crash

27 September 2021
Memorial unveiled to three American airmen killed in wartime plane crash

Memorial unveiled to three American airmen killed in wartime plane crash

27 September 2021

Crew's B-26 Marauder crashed into a house in Hatfield Heath in 1944 – but woman who lived there survived as she was in hospital having a baby.


'The brief encounter in a taxi that summed up the shocking scale of loss on 9/11'

11 September 2021
'The brief encounter in a taxi that summed up the shocking scale of loss on 9/11'

'The brief encounter in a taxi that summed up the shocking scale of loss on 9/11'

11 September 2021

Daily Mirror chief reporter Andy Lines, who lives in Stortford, recalls his memories as the paper's US editor the day America came under attack.


When the Heath doubled as Wembley 1966 – complete with Geoff Hurst, German goalie and World Cup final ball

28 April 2021
When the Heath doubled as Wembley 1966 – complete with Geoff Hurst, German goalie and World Cup final ball

When the Heath doubled as Wembley 1966 – complete with Geoff Hurst, German goalie and World Cup final ball

28 April 2021

Andy Lines recalls the day when one of the most controversial incidents in sporting history was re-enacted 30 years later – in Hatfield Heath.


New £30,000 vehicle is a grit investment for Stortford business

11 January 2021
New £30,000 vehicle is a grit investment for Stortford business

New £30,000 vehicle is a grit investment for Stortford business

11 January 2021

Winter maintenance firm Gritting Works invests in state-of-the-art vehicle from Finland to clear snow and ice.


Elsom saying goodbye to Stortford to return down under

09 December 2020
Elsom saying goodbye to Stortford to return down under

Elsom saying goodbye to Stortford to return down under

09 December 2020

Popular flanker Dan Elsom is returning to live in Australia having been one of Bishop's Stortford's most consistent players over the past four seasons


Stortford footballer scores FA Cup tie winner then league hat-trick – after losing 7st in lockdown

08 September 2020
Stortford footballer scores FA Cup tie winner then league hat-trick – after losing 7st in lockdown

Stortford footballer scores FA Cup tie winner then league hat-trick – after losing 7st in lockdown

08 September 2020

Former Bishop's Stortford High School boy Kieran Amos weighed 21st 6lb on first day of coronavirus pandemic and stopped 4 times on his first 1km run.


Stortford rugby club servant John Follows dies after cardiac arrest

05 November 2018
Stortford rugby club servant John Follows dies after cardiac arrest

Stortford rugby club servant John Follows dies after cardiac arrest

05 November 2018

Tributes have been paid to respected Bishop's Stortford rugby club stalwart John Follows after his tragic death aged 53.


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