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Mind-boggling, eye-popping fact books are Christmas gifts that keep on giving

22 November 2020
Mind-boggling, eye-popping fact books are Christmas gifts that keep on giving

Mind-boggling, eye-popping fact books are Christmas gifts that keep on giving

22 November 2020

Weird But True and Ripley's Believe It or Not among the fact books recommended for Christmas by Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall


Push the boat out with a lobster for the ultimate luxury this Christmas

21 November 2020
Push the boat out with a lobster for the ultimate luxury this Christmas

Push the boat out with a lobster for the ultimate luxury this Christmas

21 November 2020

Top chef Alistair Dibbs, of Hallingbury Events, shares his recipe for poached lobster with lightly-pickled cucumber, beetroot, orange and wasabi.


Tom Coleman and Marcus Cattell ready for anything as 'one club' ethos keeps spirits high at BSRFC

19 November 2020
Tom Coleman and Marcus Cattell ready for anything as 'one club' ethos keeps spirits high at BSRFC

Tom Coleman and Marcus Cattell ready for anything as 'one club' ethos keeps spirits high at BSRFC

19 November 2020

Bishop's Stortford playing member and aspiring journalist Sam Watt catches up with the joint head coaches to discuss a tough first season in charge


How I got round gym closure to give retired dentist a new exercise drill at home

15 November 2020
How I got round gym closure to give retired dentist a new exercise drill at home

How I got round gym closure to give retired dentist a new exercise drill at home

15 November 2020

Stortford movement specialist Michael Jelbart explains how, with a little education and support, home can be the perfect training zone.


Strap yourself in for a fascinating ride on the information superhighway with non-fiction award hopefuls

14 November 2020
Strap yourself in for a fascinating ride on the information superhighway with non-fiction award hopefuls

Strap yourself in for a fascinating ride on the information superhighway with non-fiction award hopefuls

14 November 2020

Bishop's Stortford College Prep School librarian Lizzie Hall looks at titles in the running at the School Library Association Information Book Awards


'Overwhelmed NHS was real possibility if Govt had not brought in Lockdown 2'

12 November 2020
'Overwhelmed NHS was real possibility if Govt had not brought in Lockdown 2'

'Overwhelmed NHS was real possibility if Govt had not brought in Lockdown 2'

12 November 2020

In her latest Indie column, Stortford MP Julie Marson says "stark evidence" was the reason she supported the Government over the new national lockdown


Be sure to get your facts straight for National Non-Fiction November

07 November 2020
Be sure to get your facts straight for National Non-Fiction November

Be sure to get your facts straight for National Non-Fiction November

07 November 2020

There are big issues about the future of our planet for young minds to understand, but non-fiction can help to explain ways we can make a difference


Plant to Plate: It's no yolk, you're going to have egg on your dish

07 November 2020
Plant to Plate: It's no yolk, you're going to have egg on your dish

Plant to Plate: It's no yolk, you're going to have egg on your dish

07 November 2020

Chef Alistair Dibbs has something a little different this week as he serves up a dish that could be a real showstopper on a special occasion


Picture gallery: Lions, tigers and bears in Claire Norman's roar-some portfolio

01 November 2020
Picture gallery: Lions, tigers and bears in Claire Norman's roar-some portfolio

Picture gallery: Lions, tigers and bears in Claire Norman's roar-some portfolio

01 November 2020

A selection of eye-catching animal images by Bishop's Stortford Camera Club member Claire Norman


Picture gallery: Animals and birds inspire art society member Margery Maskell

31 October 2020
Picture gallery: Animals and birds inspire art society member Margery Maskell

Picture gallery: Animals and birds inspire art society member Margery Maskell

31 October 2020

Membership secretary and webmaster Margery Maskell is focus of the latest gallery highlighting the talents of Bishop's Stortford Art Society members


Freak out with these frighteningly good reads to get in the Hallowe'en spirit

31 October 2020
Freak out with these frighteningly good reads to get in the Hallowe'en spirit

Freak out with these frighteningly good reads to get in the Hallowe'en spirit

31 October 2020

Roald Dahl, Ed Vere and Neil Gaiman among the authors on Bishop's Stortford College Prep School librarian Lizzie Hall's Hallowe'en reading list


Stortford MP: 'We can still reflect on heroes' efforts this Remembrance Sunday'

30 October 2020
Stortford MP: 'We can still reflect on heroes' efforts this Remembrance Sunday'

Stortford MP: 'We can still reflect on heroes' efforts this Remembrance Sunday'

30 October 2020

Julie Marson on Remembrance Sunday, Covid-19 tiers and flooding in Bishop's Stortford in her latest Indie column.


Catch these books as leaves fall to immerse your little ones in the wonders of autumn

25 October 2020
Catch these books as leaves fall to immerse your little ones in the wonders of autumn

Catch these books as leaves fall to immerse your little ones in the wonders of autumn

25 October 2020

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall gives her book suggestions to help children learn about the colours, sights and sounds of the season


Plant to Plate: Don't be scared of growing your own pumpkins

24 October 2020
Plant to Plate: Don't be scared of growing your own pumpkins

Plant to Plate: Don't be scared of growing your own pumpkins

24 October 2020

Chef Alistair Dibbs says we should all give growing the Hallowe'en staple a try and shares his recipe for pumpkin risotto with sage and smoked almonds


Accessible and age-appropriate books to help get dyslexic children enjoying reading

18 October 2020
Accessible and age-appropriate books to help get dyslexic children enjoying reading

Accessible and age-appropriate books to help get dyslexic children enjoying reading

18 October 2020

Dyslexia presents challenges to children, but with early intervention and support dyslexic children can become terrific readers, says Lizzie Hall


Picture gallery: Camera club members get top marks in competition return

17 October 2020
Picture gallery: Camera club members get top marks in competition return

Picture gallery: Camera club members get top marks in competition return

17 October 2020

Bishop's Stortford Camera Club's first digital competition of the season was judged independently by an associate of the Royal Photographic Society


The search engine which doesn't track your movements

16 October 2020
The search engine which doesn't track your movements

The search engine which doesn't track your movements

16 October 2020

Indie publisher Edward Iliffe is main investor in Kent-based search engine Mojeek, which won't track users' data or online movements.


MP on flooding, NHS upgrades and schools in Stortford – and breast cancer awareness

16 October 2020
MP on flooding, NHS upgrades and schools in Stortford – and breast cancer awareness

MP on flooding, NHS upgrades and schools in Stortford – and breast cancer awareness

16 October 2020

Hertford and Stortford MP Julie Marson updates Bishop's Stortford Independent readers on what she's been up to.


‘I’m very excited about Old River Lane and the opportunities it will bring to Stortford’

12 October 2020
‘I’m very excited about Old River Lane and the opportunities it will bring to Stortford’

‘I’m very excited about Old River Lane and the opportunities it will bring to Stortford’

12 October 2020

In the first in a regular series, East Herts Council leader Cllr Linda Haysey updates Indie readers on the authority's flagship project in Stortford.


Teaching children about the tears and triumphs of pioneers for Black History Month

11 October 2020
Teaching children about the tears and triumphs of pioneers for Black History Month

Teaching children about the tears and triumphs of pioneers for Black History Month

11 October 2020

Books by Zindzi Mandela, David Olusoga and Tanya Landman on Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall's reading list for Black History Month


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