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100th birthday celebration for ocean-going Eileen

18 July 2020
100th birthday celebration for ocean-going Eileen

100th birthday celebration for ocean-going Eileen

18 July 2020

Eileen Brooks, who used to race yachts, marked her 100th birthday with a garden party with family, who had to stand the other side of a fence.


Stansted resident's superb picture of comet blazing across village's night sky

14 July 2020
Stansted resident's superb picture of comet blazing across village's night sky

Stansted resident's superb picture of comet blazing across village's night sky

14 July 2020

Keen astronomer David Taub headed out late at night to photograph Comet NEOWISE and captured in a shot with Stansted's iconic windmill.


Castle reopens to glorious welcome from Percy the Peacock

10 July 2020
Castle reopens to glorious welcome from Percy the Peacock

Castle reopens to glorious welcome from Percy the Peacock

10 July 2020

After four months without the visiting public, the animals at Mountfitchet Castle have been "bounding over" to meet people once again.


Stansted police go 'above and beyond' to help 'confused' plane passenger

07 July 2020
Stansted police go 'above and beyond' to help 'confused' plane passenger

Stansted police go 'above and beyond' to help 'confused' plane passenger

07 July 2020

Airport officer stayed with OAP all night then drove him to Heathrow after he missed connecting flight home to Sweden from holiday in Tenerife.


Transplant patient turns to art to raise money for charity which saved her life

04 July 2020
Transplant patient turns to art to raise money for charity which saved her life

Transplant patient turns to art to raise money for charity which saved her life

04 July 2020

Michelle Peppiatt received a stem cell transplant last year and took up the challenge of painting every day in June in aid of Anthony Nolan.


American war historian reveals source of photos of wartime Stansted

04 July 2020
American war historian reveals source of photos of wartime Stansted

American war historian reveals source of photos of wartime Stansted

04 July 2020

Carl Carrozza, whose father was a US airman at Stansted during the Second World War, recognised the photos of 344th Bomber Squadron.


Picnic couple set fire to old oak tree by lighting barbecue in hollow

29 June 2020
Picnic couple set fire to old oak tree by lighting barbecue in hollow

Picnic couple set fire to old oak tree by lighting barbecue in hollow

29 June 2020

Stansted fire crews have been called out several times to fires on farmland in the Pennington Lane area of the village.


Erin and Eva's tasty cake sale treats boost NHS funds

27 June 2020
Erin and Eva's tasty cake sale treats boost NHS funds

Erin and Eva's tasty cake sale treats boost NHS funds

27 June 2020

The Northgate Primary School pupils have been baking together during lockdown and decided to hold a fund-raising cake sale.


Nature plants inspiration in minds of pupils for school's art day

26 June 2020
Nature plants inspiration in minds of pupils for school's art day

Nature plants inspiration in minds of pupils for school's art day

26 June 2020

Magna Carta Primary Academy children made paint out of berries, beetroot and mustard powder and used nature's cast-offs.


Call for equality as Stansted salons left waiting to reopen

26 June 2020
Call for equality as Stansted salons left waiting to reopen

Call for equality as Stansted salons left waiting to reopen

26 June 2020

Fiona Younie, owner of Chapel Hill Studio, has called on Saffron Walden MP Kemi Badenoch to intervene to get her industry up and running again.


Support for businesses in Stansted as lockdown eases

26 June 2020
Support for businesses in Stansted as lockdown eases

Support for businesses in Stansted as lockdown eases

26 June 2020

Parish council and business forum praised for supporting village shops as they reopen their doors to customers.


Police to patrol woodland after woman reports man dressed as dog hiding among trees

23 June 2020
Police to patrol woodland after woman reports man dressed as dog hiding among trees

Police to patrol woodland after woman reports man dressed as dog hiding among trees

23 June 2020

"It was very creepy. I don't think many people dress up in their spare time as Scooby Doo!"


Stansted councillors oppose 'controversial' care home and police station schemes

20 June 2020
Stansted councillors oppose 'controversial' care home and police station schemes

Stansted councillors oppose 'controversial' care home and police station schemes

20 June 2020

Plans for 75-bed care home in High Lane and redevelopment of former 'cop shop' meet with unanimous parish council disapproval.


Stortford charity looking for homes for hedgehogs Orwell, June and Hazel

19 June 2020
Stortford charity looking for homes for hedgehogs Orwell, June and Hazel

Stortford charity looking for homes for hedgehogs Orwell, June and Hazel

19 June 2020

Can you provide a garden for life for rescued hedgehog trio who have been cared for by Herts Hogline?


Escaped python crossing country lane near Broxted gives dog walker a shock

16 June 2020
Escaped python crossing country lane near Broxted gives dog walker a shock

Escaped python crossing country lane near Broxted gives dog walker a shock

16 June 2020

The 6ft albino Burmese python, which slithered across a lane in Cherry Green, is unlikely to survive the winter unless caught.


Rare colour pictures of Stansted as wartime American airbase fascinate villagers

13 June 2020
Rare colour pictures of Stansted as wartime American airbase fascinate villagers

Rare colour pictures of Stansted as wartime American airbase fascinate villagers

13 June 2020

The images were given to Mountfitchet Castle owner Jeremy Goldsmith by a fellow war enthusiast, who discovered them among his archives.


How Stortford school's former head of art was drawn by smile from 'beautiful young lady'

12 June 2020
How Stortford school's former head of art was drawn by smile from 'beautiful young lady'

How Stortford school's former head of art was drawn by smile from 'beautiful young lady'

12 June 2020

Ex-Bishop's Stortford High School teacher Ray Whyard and wife Sheila celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.


Frustration as Daisy May's Farm told to stay closed

12 June 2020
Frustration as Daisy May's Farm told to stay closed

Frustration as Daisy May's Farm told to stay closed

12 June 2020

Daisy May's Farm in Elsenham "frustrated" by delay in reopening, despite non-essential shops allowed to welcome back customers.


Village volunteers have it all sewn up making hundreds of PPE kits

06 June 2020
Village volunteers have it all sewn up making hundreds of PPE kits

Village volunteers have it all sewn up making hundreds of PPE kits

06 June 2020

The efforts of Stansted's volunteer army are praised as they continue to produce protective gear for healthcare workers.


Parish councillors notch up half a century of service

05 June 2020
Parish councillors notch up half a century of service

Parish councillors notch up half a century of service

05 June 2020

Geoffrey Sell and John Hudson have both served 25 years on Stansted Parish Council, tackling big issues like airport expansion and major developments


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