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‘Messy’ end to year but outgoing mayor speaks of 'precious experience'

29 May 2020
‘Messy’ end to year but outgoing mayor speaks of 'precious experience'

‘Messy’ end to year but outgoing mayor speaks of 'precious experience'

29 May 2020

Cllr John Burmicz was forced to cancel events which would have boosted his chosen charity, 309 (Sawbridgeworth) Squadron air cadets.


'Civic picnic' on the cards as new mayor looks to get creative

29 May 2020
'Civic picnic' on the cards as new mayor looks to get creative

'Civic picnic' on the cards as new mayor looks to get creative

29 May 2020

Cllr Annelise Furnace’s ingenuity and imagination will be tested as she holds the chain of office in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.


Nurse visiting her poorly daughter fined £160 for parking in layby

26 May 2020
Nurse visiting her poorly daughter fined £160 for parking in layby

Nurse visiting her poorly daughter fined £160 for parking in layby

26 May 2020

Deborah Austin, a practice nurse at South Street Surgery, had parked in a layby on Stortford Fields to tend to her ill daughter and grandchild.


New mayor: Town's sense of community strengthened by pandemic

23 May 2020
New mayor: Town's sense of community strengthened by pandemic

New mayor: Town's sense of community strengthened by pandemic

23 May 2020

Cllr Annelise Furnace, who was elected at a virtual town council meeting held via Zoom, said Sawbridgeworth has an "amazing sense of community".


Woman who came to town with Good Intent marks 100th

23 May 2020
Woman who came to town with Good Intent marks 100th

Woman who came to town with Good Intent marks 100th

23 May 2020

Dorothy came to the town in 1942 when she married Alfred Blackaby and, with her parents, ran the Good Intent pub in Station Road.


Team GB hopeful swaps saddles for lockdown challenge in aid of NHS

22 May 2020
Team GB hopeful swaps saddles for lockdown challenge in aid of NHS

Team GB hopeful swaps saddles for lockdown challenge in aid of NHS

22 May 2020

Para dressage rider Kyrby Brown decided to do 2.6 miles a day for 10 days on racerunner bike on country lanes near Sawbridgeworth.


Children left scared by racist yob's coronavirus tirade at their Chinese heritage dad

19 May 2020
Children left scared by racist yob's coronavirus tirade at their Chinese heritage dad

Children left scared by racist yob's coronavirus tirade at their Chinese heritage dad

19 May 2020

Father and his children, aged seven and five, subjected to racist verbal abuse outside primary school in Bishop's Stortford.


Coronavirus 'disaster' forces pub to launch crowdfunding campaign

12 May 2020
Coronavirus 'disaster' forces pub to launch crowdfunding campaign

Coronavirus 'disaster' forces pub to launch crowdfunding campaign

12 May 2020

The co-owner of The Horn at the Half Moon in North Street said closure as a result of the virus pandemic had been a "complete disaster" for business.


We'll Meet Again: The residents considering doing it again for VJ Day

12 May 2020
We'll Meet Again: The residents considering doing it again for VJ Day

We'll Meet Again: The residents considering doing it again for VJ Day

12 May 2020

In streets across Sawbridgeworth, locked-down residents met neighbours – some for the first time, others renewing acquaintance – at a social distance.


VE Day 75 evokes mixed emotions for war evacuee from Sawbridgeworth

08 May 2020
VE Day 75 evokes mixed emotions for war evacuee from Sawbridgeworth

VE Day 75 evokes mixed emotions for war evacuee from Sawbridgeworth

08 May 2020

Twins Ernie and Fred Large celebrated end of hostilities in Europe in Trafalgar Square, but three years were conscripted to the Royal Military Police.


Portraits for NHS heroes: Artist draws inspiration from hospice worker

05 May 2020
Portraits for NHS heroes: Artist draws inspiration from hospice worker

Portraits for NHS heroes: Artist draws inspiration from hospice worker

05 May 2020

Sarah Harvey drew pencil sketch of friend and fellow Sawbridgeworth resident Sarah Lord, a nursing assistant with St Clare’s Hospice at Home service.


Workers bag jobs as demand for flour sees mill at full capacity

05 May 2020
Workers bag jobs as demand for flour sees mill at full capacity

Workers bag jobs as demand for flour sees mill at full capacity

05 May 2020

Exceptional demand for bagged flour means Allinson's mill in town centre has been working at full capacity since the country was placed in lockdown.


Joy unconfined as Ruth, 12, raises £780 for Grove Cottage on 2.6 Challenge

04 May 2020
Joy unconfined as Ruth, 12, raises £780 for Grove Cottage on 2.6 Challenge

Joy unconfined as Ruth, 12, raises £780 for Grove Cottage on 2.6 Challenge

04 May 2020

Ruth Macfarlane, who has Down's syndrome, jumped at the chance to raise money for the Stortford charity that means so much to her and her family.


Man, 88, in lockdown among victims as thieves target 10 allotment sheds

04 May 2020
Man, 88, in lockdown among victims as thieves target 10 allotment sheds

Man, 88, in lockdown among victims as thieves target 10 allotment sheds

04 May 2020

Agent for Haymeads Lane site in Bishop's Stortford said valuable equipment including rotavators, trimmers and mowers were stolen.


Singing postie Hollie delivering cheer to residents

02 May 2020
Singing postie Hollie delivering cheer to residents

Singing postie Hollie delivering cheer to residents

02 May 2020

Hollie has been winning fans all over Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth for her first class singing while on her rounds.


VIDEO Mum and little boy watch magic scene of blackbird and her chicks

01 May 2020
VIDEO Mum and little boy watch magic scene of blackbird and her chicks

VIDEO Mum and little boy watch magic scene of blackbird and her chicks

01 May 2020

Natalie Stokes started a video diary after pruning a tree in her Sawbridgeworth garden and discovering a blackbird nest containing eggs.


Town council Zooms into the future with virtual meetings

30 April 2020
Town council Zooms into the future with virtual meetings

Town council Zooms into the future with virtual meetings

30 April 2020

Sawbridgeworth town clerk Richard Bowran said virtual meetings had been a success and for the time being all meetings would be held in the same way.


Cancer battler mum tells of life shielded from coronavirus

30 April 2020
Cancer battler mum tells of life shielded from coronavirus

Cancer battler mum tells of life shielded from coronavirus

30 April 2020

The Sawbridgeworth mum-of-three was relieved her chemo sessions were on hold as she was "scared to death" of going to hospital.


Restaurant family's three special reasons for giving meals to hospital medics

29 April 2020
Restaurant family's three special reasons for giving meals to hospital medics

Restaurant family's three special reasons for giving meals to hospital medics

29 April 2020

Shadhona duo Koyes Miah, aka Smithy, and his cousin Jay Mojid delivered 100 curries to staff at Harlow's Princess Alexandra Hospital.


Neighbours' gripe with police over drug dealers in Stortford street

29 April 2020
Neighbours' gripe with police over drug dealers in Stortford street

Neighbours' gripe with police over drug dealers in Stortford street

29 April 2020

Cabbie Chris Johnson, who has had his home and car broken into, is withholding his council tax payment in protest at a lack of a solution to problems.


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