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Paws-itively delightful! Stansted passengers are greeted by therapy dogs

15 May 2024
Paws-itively delightful! Stansted passengers are greeted by therapy dogs

Paws-itively delightful! Stansted passengers are greeted by therapy dogs

15 May 2024

Bella the black Lab, Sammy the Samoyed and Cato the Chow Chow were much in demand as travellers stopped to enjoy a stroke and a cuddle.


TUBS volunteers tackle litter in town on their 79th mission

13 May 2024
TUBS volunteers tackle litter in town on their 79th mission

TUBS volunteers tackle litter in town on their 79th mission

13 May 2024

South Mill Arts allowed volunteers to use its car park and around 20 of them collected about 25 sacks of rubbish from the South Road area.


The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

11 May 2024
The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

11 May 2024

Residents of the Stortford area were treated to an extraordinary celestial spectacle as Aurora Borealis made a rare appearance at the weekend.


Nursery staff’s sponsored walk in Stortford for Down syndrome charity

01 April 2024
Nursery staff’s sponsored walk in Stortford for Down syndrome charity

Nursery staff’s sponsored walk in Stortford for Down syndrome charity

01 April 2024

Sycamore House Day Nursery staff walked three laps of a route from Castle Gardens to Bat Willow Hurst Country Park and back.


Sculptures in their natural setting as Henry Moore Studios & Gardens reopens

24 March 2024
Sculptures in their natural setting as Henry Moore Studios & Gardens reopens

Sculptures in their natural setting as Henry Moore Studios & Gardens reopens

24 March 2024

2024 season at world-renowned artist’s Perry Green estate includes a programme of events inspired by the relationship between sculpture and nature.


How a Bishop’s Stortford wine merchant got his own memorial in Castle Gardens

24 March 2024
How a Bishop’s Stortford wine merchant got his own memorial in Castle Gardens

How a Bishop’s Stortford wine merchant got his own memorial in Castle Gardens

24 March 2024

William Smith was a well-known businessman and a well-connected figure in the town a century ago


Howe Green House School marks World Book Day with author Rob Lloyd Jones

18 March 2024
Howe Green House School marks World Book Day with author Rob Lloyd Jones

Howe Green House School marks World Book Day with author Rob Lloyd Jones

18 March 2024

Rob shared his journey in the literary world through an inspiring assembly, followed by a hands-on workshop for Year 4 children.


Generous stranger stuns pub lunch party of learning disabled people

29 February 2024
Generous stranger stuns pub lunch party of learning disabled people

Generous stranger stuns pub lunch party of learning disabled people

29 February 2024

Port Jackson customer who “fell in love” with party of 10 learning disabled people and support workers out for lunch anonymously paid their bill.


Felsted’s production of ‘Oliver!’ leaves audiences wanting more!

21 December 2023
Felsted’s production of ‘Oliver!’ leaves audiences wanting more!

Felsted’s production of ‘Oliver!’ leaves audiences wanting more!

21 December 2023

More than a hundred pupils aged nine to 18 took on roles in the spotlight and behind the scenes as part of a rotation of three casts and crew


Growth on the cards for Katie’s cause delivering cheer to children in hospital

16 December 2023
Growth on the cards for Katie’s cause delivering cheer to children in hospital

Growth on the cards for Katie’s cause delivering cheer to children in hospital

16 December 2023

Cards for Bravery, which Katie Callaghan set up at 13, sent 5,000 hand-made cards to children enduring long stays in UK hospitals this year.


Cinderella at South Mill Arts presses all the right Buttons for family fun

15 December 2023
Cinderella at South Mill Arts presses all the right Buttons for family fun

Cinderella at South Mill Arts presses all the right Buttons for family fun

15 December 2023

The Indie’s David James and his family enjoyed their visit to South Mill Arts in Bishop’s Stortford to see this year’s pantomime, Cinderella


Ode to Joy: Choir and orchestra combine to present a mighty first for Stortford

07 December 2023
Ode to Joy: Choir and orchestra combine to present a mighty first for Stortford

Ode to Joy: Choir and orchestra combine to present a mighty first for Stortford

07 December 2023

Stortford Choral Society and Sinfonia join forces for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, a work rarely staged outside major UK cities and concert halls.


Stunning photos emphasise the quality of Stortford’s camera club members

30 November 2023
Stunning photos emphasise the quality of Stortford’s camera club members

Stunning photos emphasise the quality of Stortford’s camera club members

30 November 2023

Photos of wildlife, landscapes, portraiture, sports and architecture were judged by independent professional photographer Colin Strong.


Roll down to Castle Park in Stortford for some Christmas rock

30 November 2023
Roll down to Castle Park in Stortford for some Christmas rock

Roll down to Castle Park in Stortford for some Christmas rock

30 November 2023

The Christmas Eve Eve community sing-along at the bandstand in Sworder’s Field raises money for the food bank in Bishop’s Stortford.


10 spectacular Christmas lights trails within reasonable reach of Bishop’s Stortford

24 November 2023
10 spectacular Christmas lights trails within reasonable reach of Bishop’s Stortford

10 spectacular Christmas lights trails within reasonable reach of Bishop’s Stortford

24 November 2023

Phoebe Taplin’s guide to 10 son-et-lumière trails from Cambridge to south-west London and from Bedfordshire to Colchester.


Disability charity’s £25,000 ‘win’ on the lottery

23 November 2023
Disability charity’s £25,000 ‘win’ on the lottery

Disability charity’s £25,000 ‘win’ on the lottery

23 November 2023

Accuro (Care Services), based at Start Hill, was awarded a £25,000 grant thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery players.


Help is out there so please don’t suffer in silence

22 November 2023
Help is out there so please don’t suffer in silence

Help is out there so please don’t suffer in silence

22 November 2023

The Indie’s Parkinality columnist, Julie Walker, provides some useful advice and links to services that have helped her navigate life with Parkinson's


Camera club snaps up prime spot for exhibition in Jackson Square

18 November 2023
Camera club snaps up prime spot for exhibition in Jackson Square

Camera club snaps up prime spot for exhibition in Jackson Square

18 November 2023

The display of images, on the theme of ‘Local’, is on the shopping centre’s community wall opposite Starbucks.


The word is that Herts & Essex High is the Oracy School of the Year

14 November 2023
The word is that Herts & Essex High is the Oracy School of the Year

The word is that Herts & Essex High is the Oracy School of the Year

14 November 2023

Stortford school named English-Speaking Union's Oracy School of the Year and receives the ESU’s Oracy Culture Award.


Where, when and how much to watch firework displays in the Bishop’s Stortford area

18 October 2023
Where, when and how much to watch firework displays in the Bishop’s Stortford area

Where, when and how much to watch firework displays in the Bishop’s Stortford area

18 October 2023

A round-up of firework displays in Stortford, Birchanger, Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow, Little Easton and Harlow on the weekend of November 3-5.


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