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Ex-Herts and Essex pupil Ryan nets her first points in pro basketball

01 March 2024
Ex-Herts and Essex pupil Ryan nets her first points in pro basketball

Ex-Herts and Essex pupil Ryan nets her first points in pro basketball

01 March 2024

Caitlin Ryan scored her first points in professional basketball as she continued her fine first season as an academy player at Oaklands Wolves


Stortford man’s knife crime warning 20 years after his brother was stabbed dead

01 March 2024
Stortford man’s knife crime warning 20 years after his brother was stabbed dead

Stortford man’s knife crime warning 20 years after his brother was stabbed dead

01 March 2024

“We initially thought ‘Right, he’s been stabbed once and he’s gonna be OK’. Then we learned he’d been stabbed 50 times and was fighting for his life.”


Late Ram raid from Spennymoor leaves Blues tasting yet another defeat

29 February 2024
Late Ram raid from Spennymoor leaves Blues tasting yet another defeat

Late Ram raid from Spennymoor leaves Blues tasting yet another defeat

29 February 2024

Rob Ramshaw struck in added time as Bishop’s Stortford were condemned to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Spennymoor Town on Tuesday night (Feb 27)


Show your mum some love with books she’ll adore for Mother’s Day

28 February 2024
Show your mum some love with books she’ll adore for Mother’s Day

Show your mum some love with books she’ll adore for Mother’s Day

28 February 2024

Book reviewer Janet Gordon has some ideas for Mother’s Day, including The Teashop Girls at War by Elaine Everest and Our Fair Lily by Rosie Goodwin


Ilott all set for Qatar marathon ahead of FIA World Endurance Championship season

26 February 2024
Ilott all set for Qatar marathon ahead of FIA World Endurance Championship season

Ilott all set for Qatar marathon ahead of FIA World Endurance Championship season

26 February 2024

Former Bishop’s Stortford College boy Callum Ilott starts his first full FIA World Endurance Championship campaign in Qatar on Saturday (March 2)


‘Stortford’s restaurant and café scene is driving foot traffic to our retailers’

26 February 2024
‘Stortford’s restaurant and café scene is driving foot traffic to our retailers’

‘Stortford’s restaurant and café scene is driving foot traffic to our retailers’

26 February 2024

Karen Burton, chairman of Bishop’s Stortford BID (Business Improvement District), says the town’s high street is evolving, not declining.


Wheaton shows off drag-flick skills with treble in big win over Magpies

26 February 2024
Wheaton shows off drag-flick skills with treble in big win over Magpies

Wheaton shows off drag-flick skills with treble in big win over Magpies

26 February 2024

Jack Wheaton’s hat-trick helped Bishop’s Stortford win 6-1 at basement boys Harleston Magpies II in the East Men’s League, Premier Division


Cox and Wynne fire four goals apiece as leaders run riot at Old Southendian

26 February 2024
Cox and Wynne fire four goals apiece as leaders run riot at Old Southendian

Cox and Wynne fire four goals apiece as leaders run riot at Old Southendian

26 February 2024

Vicky Cox and Hannah Wynne both scored four goals as Bishop’s Stortford VI triumphed 11-1 at Old Southendian III in East Women’s League, Division 4SE


Stortford runners meet polar bears, penguins and huskies in capital challenge

26 February 2024
Stortford runners meet polar bears, penguins and huskies in capital challenge

Stortford runners meet polar bears, penguins and huskies in capital challenge

26 February 2024

Around a dozen Bishop’s Stortford Running Club members headed to the capital for the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run on Sunday (February 25)


Young songwriters’ chance to impress Eurovision star in Stortford competition

26 February 2024
Young songwriters’ chance to impress Eurovision star in Stortford competition

Young songwriters’ chance to impress Eurovision star in Stortford competition

26 February 2024

First Stortford Young Songwriters Competition open to kids in Years 3 to 13 who live or go to school in Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted area.


Councillors gagged ahead of debate over sale of £102m ‘crown jewel’ to plug yawning deficit

26 February 2024
Councillors gagged ahead of debate over sale of £102m ‘crown jewel’ to plug yawning deficit

Councillors gagged ahead of debate over sale of £102m ‘crown jewel’ to plug yawning deficit

26 February 2024

Uttlesford council’s ex-leader says forecast loss of £1.8m from rising interest rates will have to be paid for by council tax rises or service cuts.


Acclaimed tenor and orchestra to perform 21st-century take on timeless classic

23 February 2024
Acclaimed tenor and orchestra to perform 21st-century take on timeless classic

Acclaimed tenor and orchestra to perform 21st-century take on timeless classic

23 February 2024

An exciting and unique experience is to be had at Saffron Hall - a performance of Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise which breaks all the moulds


Young people don’t need to shy away from talking about money worries

23 February 2024
Young people don’t need to shy away from talking about money worries

Young people don’t need to shy away from talking about money worries

23 February 2024

According to Citizens Advice research, 90% of under-25s would rather talk about sensitive topics like health, politics or religion than money.


Super siblings star for Stortford as swimmers end county challenge on a high

23 February 2024
Super siblings star for Stortford as swimmers end county challenge on a high

Super siblings star for Stortford as swimmers end county challenge on a high

23 February 2024

Bobbie and Brandon MacDonald-Williams smashed their 1,500m freestyle personal bests as the Hertfordshire County Championships came to an end


Stortford choir to take on the plagues of Egypt in biblical epic

22 February 2024
Stortford choir to take on the plagues of Egypt in biblical epic

Stortford choir to take on the plagues of Egypt in biblical epic

22 February 2024

Bishop’s Stortford Choral Society is partnering with Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia to perform one of George Frideric Handel’s most brilliant oratorios


Sullivan and Sanderson on target as fifths give title chances a huge boost

19 February 2024
Sullivan and Sanderson on target as fifths give title chances a huge boost

Sullivan and Sanderson on target as fifths give title chances a huge boost

19 February 2024

Jo Sullivan and Eva Sanderson netted as Bishop’s Stortford V beat East Women’s League, Division 4SW title rivals Luton Town 2-0 on Saturday (Feb 17)


‘The Israeli army and me: Fired on and wounded – then detained and deported after refusing to spy’

18 February 2024
‘The Israeli army and me: Fired on and wounded – then detained and deported after refusing to spy’

‘The Israeli army and me: Fired on and wounded – then detained and deported after refusing to spy’

18 February 2024

Stortford’s Chris Dunham recalls his time in Bethlehem as a peace campaigner, including meeting Yasser Arafat and working with comedian Jeremy Hardy


Youngsters enjoying life in county fast lane as medals keep on coming

16 February 2024
Youngsters enjoying life in county fast lane as medals keep on coming

Youngsters enjoying life in county fast lane as medals keep on coming

16 February 2024

Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club members compiled a haul of 26 age-group medals on the third weekend of the Swim England Herts County Championships


‘Doing shop displays at a department store led to a love of painting’

15 February 2024
‘Doing shop displays at a department store led to a love of painting’

‘Doing shop displays at a department store led to a love of painting’

15 February 2024

Hilary Brice is the latest artist to star in the Indie’s series highlighting the talents of Bishop’s Stortford Art Society members


Ryan racks up the minutes for Wolves in pro basketball league

15 February 2024
Ryan racks up the minutes for Wolves in pro basketball league

Ryan racks up the minutes for Wolves in pro basketball league

15 February 2024

Caitlin Ryan became the first 16-year-old to play double-digit minutes in the WBBL this season as Oaklands Wolves lost 101-73 at Sheffield Hatters


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