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Takeley fitness trainer runs free online classes that stretch across the globe

26 April 2020
Takeley fitness trainer runs free online classes that stretch across the globe

Takeley fitness trainer runs free online classes that stretch across the globe

26 April 2020

Personal trainer Phil Carpenter has diversified during the coronavirus outbreak, creating an online fitness community that has grown to over 2,300.


Home workouts proving a hit for Body Barre fitness club

25 April 2020
Home workouts proving a hit for Body Barre fitness club

Home workouts proving a hit for Body Barre fitness club

25 April 2020

Vix Stamm, owner of The Body Barre, is running virtual exercise classes from her home and asking people to donate to NHS staffs' wishlist fund


Percy the peacock and friends observe social distancing on wander through Stansted

24 April 2020
Percy the peacock and friends observe social distancing on wander through Stansted

Percy the peacock and friends observe social distancing on wander through Stansted

24 April 2020

The village's peacock pride managed not to ruffle the feathers of curtain-twitching residents on their wander up Grove Hill.


Dancing in the street: Residents of Stortford cul de sac step out for Zumba session

24 April 2020
Dancing in the street: Residents of Stortford cul de sac step out for Zumba session

Dancing in the street: Residents of Stortford cul de sac step out for Zumba session

24 April 2020

Zumba instructor Petra Bonich organised a street exercise and dance class for neighbours of all ages to boost morale and fitness during lockdown.


Lockdown clear-out could unearth hidden treasure, says auctioneer Sworders

24 April 2020
Lockdown clear-out could unearth hidden treasure, says auctioneer Sworders

Lockdown clear-out could unearth hidden treasure, says auctioneer Sworders

24 April 2020

It's business as usual for the Stansted auctioneers with some interesting lots up for sale, including lace samples from Princess Diana's wedding shoes


Strictly Stortford: 'The dance contest's on hold as we unite to give each other a lift'

21 April 2020
Strictly Stortford: 'The dance contest's on hold as we unite to give each other a lift'

Strictly Stortford: 'The dance contest's on hold as we unite to give each other a lift'

21 April 2020

Indie reporter Hollie Ryder, who with husband Rob is one of the 12 competing couples, reflects on the postponement of the charity fundraiser at Rhodes


The sewing bees in Stansted who are helping to protect NHS staff

18 April 2020
The sewing bees in Stansted who are helping to protect NHS staff

The sewing bees in Stansted who are helping to protect NHS staff

18 April 2020

Abigail Newton heads a team of Stansted seamstresses making drawstring bags for staff's uniforms and needs donations of duvet covers and pillowcases.


Fish and chip shop treats care home residents and staff to free meals

17 April 2020
Fish and chip shop treats care home residents and staff to free meals

Fish and chip shop treats care home residents and staff to free meals

17 April 2020

Dali Fish & Chips in Bishop's Stortford town centre delivered free meals to Hazel End Care Home for a Good Friday treat.


Army of 110 volunteers in Stansted helping villagers in need in coronavirus crisis

17 April 2020
Army of 110 volunteers in Stansted helping villagers in need in coronavirus crisis

Army of 110 volunteers in Stansted helping villagers in need in coronavirus crisis

17 April 2020

A co-ordinated community response is ensuring that the elderly and vulnerable in isolation will be looked after in the weeks ahead.


Children's Easter cards bring cheer to elderly and isolated during virus lockdown

12 April 2020
Children's Easter cards bring cheer to elderly and isolated during virus lockdown

Children's Easter cards bring cheer to elderly and isolated during virus lockdown

12 April 2020

23 artistic youngsters from Much and Little Hadham produced nearly 100 cheery cards for the elderly and isolated in their communities.


Stortford couple stranded in New Zealand desperate to return to family

10 April 2020
Stortford couple stranded in New Zealand desperate to return to family

Stortford couple stranded in New Zealand desperate to return to family

10 April 2020

Mandy and David Hood have yet to hold their new-born grandson, while Mandy’s 93-year-old mother is in social isolation at her Hockerill home.


Stansted children of key workers making masks to save their own parents' lives

10 April 2020
Stansted children of key workers making masks to save their own parents' lives

Stansted children of key workers making masks to save their own parents' lives

10 April 2020

Acting head of St Mary's CE primary makes visors at home on four 3D printers, one of which he'll be taking into school so pupils can join in.


Family's 'rainbow sky' tribute to Stansted man with Covid-19 who died on wedding anniversary

10 April 2020
Family's 'rainbow sky' tribute to Stansted man with Covid-19 who died on wedding anniversary

Family's 'rainbow sky' tribute to Stansted man with Covid-19 who died on wedding anniversary

10 April 2020

Great-grandfather Barry Gerber, 79, who was known to many for walking his collie Molly, died on his 59th wedding anniversary.


Serial burglar who targeted Stansted home jailed for six years

07 April 2020
Serial burglar who targeted Stansted home jailed for six years

Serial burglar who targeted Stansted home jailed for six years

07 April 2020

Cieran Brytz, 32, went on a crime spree over the course of a week last summer, breaking into properties in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.


Stansted couple's tribute to their baby born with leukaemia who died at 12 weeks

06 April 2020
Stansted couple's tribute to their baby born with leukaemia who died at 12 weeks

Stansted couple's tribute to their baby born with leukaemia who died at 12 weeks

06 April 2020

Kay and Trevor Springham took on Isabel's Big Ten – running 10 half-marathons in 10 months to raise £10,000 for charity – to mark her 10th year.


Teacher determined to keep running for hospice charity

05 April 2020
Teacher determined to keep running for hospice charity

Teacher determined to keep running for hospice charity

05 April 2020

Forest Hall Schools Head of Year 11 Paul Conlon is aiming to run 20 marathons in 2020 despite coronavirus resulting in many events being cancelled


'Horrible for her, horrible for the family': 92-year-old great-grandmother with Covid-19 dies alone in PAH

04 April 2020
'Horrible for her, horrible for the family': 92-year-old great-grandmother with Covid-19 dies alone in PAH

'Horrible for her, horrible for the family': 92-year-old great-grandmother with Covid-19 dies alone in PAH

04 April 2020

Family of 92-year-old Elizabeth Leslie-Rowe, who had 11 great-grandchildren, plan a memorial service later in the year.


Stansted florist leaves gifts dotted around the village as thanks for support

03 April 2020
Stansted florist leaves gifts dotted around the village as thanks for support

Stansted florist leaves gifts dotted around the village as thanks for support

03 April 2020

Paris Legore was overwhelmed by residents' reaction to her placing flowers and plants around the village to cheer people during lockdown.


Dorrington's replicate diamond couple's wedding cake 60 years on

31 March 2020
Dorrington's replicate diamond couple's wedding cake 60 years on

Dorrington's replicate diamond couple's wedding cake 60 years on

31 March 2020

The Sawbridgeworth bakery made the original cake for Hatfield Heath Brenda and John Garrett – and the replica to mark their 60th wedding anniversary.


Distraught Stortford mum's tearful plea to bring home son stranded in South America

29 March 2020
Distraught Stortford mum's tearful plea to bring home son stranded in South America

Distraught Stortford mum's tearful plea to bring home son stranded in South America

29 March 2020

Ex-Birchwood boy Harry Walters and partner Molly Holmes, both 23, were travelling in Bolivia when it went into lockdown and they could not get out.


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