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Get the inside track on what it takes to be an Olympic star

28 July 2021
Get the inside track on what it takes to be an Olympic star

Get the inside track on what it takes to be an Olympic star

28 July 2021

Story of Simone Biles among Olympic reads for a sporting summer recommended by Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall.


Getting hands on with new Henry Moore exhibition

28 July 2021
Getting hands on with new Henry Moore exhibition

Getting hands on with new Henry Moore exhibition

28 July 2021

Bishop's Stortford College student Madeleine Friedlein reviews 'This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore' at Perry Green.


King Kenny's bowling helps Sawbridgeworth get back on track

28 July 2021
King Kenny's bowling helps Sawbridgeworth get back on track

King Kenny's bowling helps Sawbridgeworth get back on track

28 July 2021

George Kenny's best figures of the season helped Sawbo return to winning ways in the Saracens Hertfordshire League, Division One.


Go wild this summer and admire the planet in all its glory

24 July 2021
Go wild this summer and admire the planet in all its glory

Go wild this summer and admire the planet in all its glory

24 July 2021

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall's best children's books inspired by the Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge 2021


Bishop's Stortford-based Olympian part of innovative female coaching scheme

23 July 2021
Bishop's Stortford-based Olympian part of innovative female coaching scheme

Bishop's Stortford-based Olympian part of innovative female coaching scheme

23 July 2021

Lisa Letchford is part of a UK Sport initiative aiming to double the representation of elite female coaches by the Paris 2024 Olympics


MP: 'Restrictions easing is a positive, but still scary times for some'

22 July 2021
MP: 'Restrictions easing is a positive, but still scary times for some'

MP: 'Restrictions easing is a positive, but still scary times for some'

22 July 2021

Stortford MP Julie Marson says she is listening to constituents' concerns as the Government eases coronavirus restrictions as planned.


Inch goes big as Sawbo II claim first win by an absolute mile

21 July 2021
Inch goes big as Sawbo II claim first win by an absolute mile

Inch goes big as Sawbo II claim first win by an absolute mile

21 July 2021

Sawbridgeworth II broke their Saracens Herts League duck in style by recording one of the biggest league wins in their history.


Oh we do like to read beside the seaside!

17 July 2021
Oh we do like to read beside the seaside!

Oh we do like to read beside the seaside!

17 July 2021

Lizzie Hall's recommended seaside picture books including Lucy & Tom At the Seaside, Splash! Anna Hibiscus and What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside


Brown's colourful return as Sawbo's victory hopes dashed by weather

14 July 2021
Brown's colourful return as Sawbo's victory hopes dashed by weather

Brown's colourful return as Sawbo's victory hopes dashed by weather

14 July 2021

Sawbridgeworth remain fourth in Saracens Herts League, Division One after rain scuppered a potentially interesting finish against Ampthill Town


'I've seen Twelfth Night dozens of times and I've never laughed so much'

07 July 2021
'I've seen Twelfth Night dozens of times and I've never laughed so much'

'I've seen Twelfth Night dozens of times and I've never laughed so much'

07 July 2021

Phoebe Taplin reviews Water Lane Theatre Company's open-air production of Shakespeare's romcom in the Monastery Gardens, Bishop's Stortford.


Stortford MP: 'Creeping sense of hope is making us dare to dream'

07 July 2021
Stortford MP: 'Creeping sense of hope is making us dare to dream'

Stortford MP: 'Creeping sense of hope is making us dare to dream'

07 July 2021

Julie Marson on England's Euro 2020 run, the PM's 5-point plan for 'living with Covid' and proposed warehouse distribution centre at Stortford South


Sawbridgeworth promotion bid falters with third defeat in four games

06 July 2021
Sawbridgeworth promotion bid falters with third defeat in four games

Sawbridgeworth promotion bid falters with third defeat in four games

06 July 2021

Five-wicket defeat against St Margaretsbury sees Town Fields side drop to fourth in Saracens Hertfordshire League Division 1 table.


'To us, she was not Bowel Warrior. To us, she was just... our friend'

06 July 2021
'To us, she was not Bowel Warrior. To us, she was just... our friend'

'To us, she was not Bowel Warrior. To us, she was just... our friend'

06 July 2021

Madeleine Sanders pays tribute to close friend Beth Purvis, who wrote for the Indie about living with stage 4 bowel cancer and has died aged 42.


Celebrating the books that spell out the facts in a fascinating way

03 July 2021
Celebrating the books that spell out the facts in a fascinating way

Celebrating the books that spell out the facts in a fascinating way

03 July 2021

Have Pride, This Book is Anti-Racist and How to Build an Orchestra among the titles shortlisted for the SLA Information Book Award


Billings' best league figures get Sawbo back to winning ways

30 June 2021
Billings' best league figures get Sawbo back to winning ways

Billings' best league figures get Sawbo back to winning ways

30 June 2021

Sawbridgeworth claimed a vital three-wicket victory at Old Albanian in Saracens Hertfordshire League, Division One.


Celebrate Pride Month with stories of friendship, love and acceptance

27 June 2021
Celebrate Pride Month with stories of friendship, love and acceptance

Celebrate Pride Month with stories of friendship, love and acceptance

27 June 2021

Jack (Not Jackie), Dreadnought and The Pants Project among Lizzie Hall's recommended reading for children this Pride Month


M11 pair who raced at almost 150mph given suspended prison sentences

26 June 2021
M11 pair who raced at almost 150mph given suspended prison sentences

M11 pair who raced at almost 150mph given suspended prison sentences

26 June 2021

Jarvis Monk, from Takeley, and Xavier Palas-Caniah, of Church Langley, were driving their Audi A3 and Mercedes 200D close together.


'Get your jab ASAP so we can win the race against virus'

25 June 2021
'Get your jab ASAP so we can win the race against virus'

'Get your jab ASAP so we can win the race against virus'

25 June 2021

Stortford MP Julie Marson on Covid vaccinations for over-18s, the Bishop's Stortford South distribution centre and the Gilston neighbourhood plan


Michael Burrell's 50 is in vain as Sawbo lose to Hitchin

23 June 2021
Michael Burrell's 50 is in vain as Sawbo lose to Hitchin

Michael Burrell's 50 is in vain as Sawbo lose to Hitchin

23 June 2021

Sawbridgeworth have slipped out of the Saracens Herts League, Division One promotion places after suffering defeat at home to Hitchin


Embrace Euro 2020 fever and claim a reading assist with football stories

17 June 2021
Embrace Euro 2020 fever and claim a reading assist with football stories

Embrace Euro 2020 fever and claim a reading assist with football stories

17 June 2021

Encourage children enjoying the Euros on TV to read books with these football stories featuring the likes of Marcus Rashford, Kevin De Bruyne and Pele


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