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Thieves cut chain to steal Stortford OAP's purse containing £190

14 March 2022
Thieves cut chain to steal Stortford OAP's purse containing £190

Thieves cut chain to steal Stortford OAP's purse containing £190

14 March 2022

Victim, 73, withdrew cash from Santander and Tesco Express cashpoint then discovered in B&M her purse was missing.


Storm-hit animal farm benefits from Beavers' fundraising efforts

13 March 2022
Storm-hit animal farm benefits from Beavers' fundraising efforts

Storm-hit animal farm benefits from Beavers' fundraising efforts

13 March 2022

19 Raleigh Beavers, aged 5 to 7, from 1st Thorley Scout Group donated £200 to Elsenham's Daisy May's Farm which was devastated by storms.


Jenny Myhill dance school members relish return to stage

13 March 2022
Jenny Myhill dance school members relish return to stage

Jenny Myhill dance school members relish return to stage

13 March 2022

A cast from the Stortford dance school, which runs classes at Thorley Park and St Michael's Mead, gave four performances at Harlow Playhouse.


The CHIPS are down for playscheme charity facing staff shortages

12 March 2022
The CHIPS are down for playscheme charity facing staff shortages

The CHIPS are down for playscheme charity facing staff shortages

12 March 2022

Special needs charity CHIPS is seeking staff and volunteers to help with weekend and holiday playschemes.


Dunmow Players go Big! for return to stage with hit '80s musical

12 March 2022
Dunmow Players go Big! for return to stage with hit '80s musical

Dunmow Players go Big! for return to stage with hit '80s musical

12 March 2022

The amateur dramatics group, founded in 1921, has kept going thanks to community support and is staging its first production since the pandemic.


Hockerill restaurant owner appeals for help to trace phone thief

11 March 2022
Hockerill restaurant owner appeals for help to trace phone thief

Hockerill restaurant owner appeals for help to trace phone thief

11 March 2022

Portuguese eatery Luso Flavours was busy when a man reached behind the counter to steal owner Barbara Amaral's mother's mobile.


Village school pupils on the right path to connecting with nature

10 March 2022
Village school pupils on the right path to connecting with nature

Village school pupils on the right path to connecting with nature

10 March 2022

Stansted Airport volunteers joined community gardeners Human Roots to help create an outside space at Birchanger CofE Primary.


Stortford couple finally return home where car smashed into kitchen

08 March 2022
Stortford couple finally return home where car smashed into kitchen

Stortford couple finally return home where car smashed into kitchen

08 March 2022

Tracey and Neil Cornell spent nine months living out of a hotel room at Birchanger Green services while the front of the home had to be rebuilt.


Cable damaged by farm machinery cuts off power to 574 properties

08 March 2022
Cable damaged by farm machinery cuts off power to 574 properties

Cable damaged by farm machinery cuts off power to 574 properties

08 March 2022

The overhead line in Quendon was damaged at 8.11am and 153 customers had to wait until 2.45pm before their electricity was restored.


Thaxted drug driver, 50, given three-year ban

08 March 2022
Thaxted drug driver, 50, given three-year ban

Thaxted drug driver, 50, given three-year ban

08 March 2022

Officers who stopped Richard Langley on the B184 between Saffron Walden and Thaxted said the car "smelled very strongly of the drug".


Walkies! Battersea's Muddy Dog Challenge to return to Stansted

07 March 2022
Walkies! Battersea's Muddy Dog Challenge to return to Stansted

Walkies! Battersea's Muddy Dog Challenge to return to Stansted

07 March 2022

The popular cross-country obstacle course challenge supports the rescue centre for dogs and cats in south-west London.


Fond memories for Sue desperate to get South Mill audiences into drama

05 March 2022
Fond memories for Sue desperate to get South Mill audiences into drama

Fond memories for Sue desperate to get South Mill audiences into drama

05 March 2022

The Stortford venue's artistic programmer Sue Scott Davison recalls her first major role as ghostly tale Mary Rose comes to the stage.


UDC agrees rebate to help poorest families

03 March 2022
UDC agrees rebate to help poorest families

UDC agrees rebate to help poorest families

03 March 2022

The authority has agreed its budget for the year ahead with a 3.09% increase on its portion of the Council Tax bill.


Drink-driver travels four miles in car without front wheels

28 February 2022
Drink-driver travels four miles in car without front wheels

Drink-driver travels four miles in car without front wheels

28 February 2022

Police followed a trail of marks in the road surface to locate the 21-year-old female driver in Great Chesterford.


Handsome Milo voted top dog in St Clare's cutest canine contest

25 February 2022
Handsome Milo voted top dog in St Clare's cutest canine contest

Handsome Milo voted top dog in St Clare's cutest canine contest

25 February 2022

The seven-year-old black Labrador visited his owner's mother in the hospice's inpatient unit and will be leading Sunday's Winter Walkies 5k.


Fallen tree traps fire appliance at station during height of Storm Eunice

21 February 2022
Fallen tree traps fire appliance at station during height of Storm Eunice

Fallen tree traps fire appliance at station during height of Storm Eunice

21 February 2022

Stansted firefighters helped clear the fallen tree which blocked side access, trapping its foam appliance in the back yard.


Storms leave trail of destruction and flooding at visitor farm

21 February 2022
Storms leave trail of destruction and flooding at visitor farm

Storms leave trail of destruction and flooding at visitor farm

21 February 2022

Animal shelters at Daisy May's Farm crushed by falling trees and the farm flooded during heavy rainfall, resulting in a costly clean-up operation.


Dry cleaning conman targets Stansted coffee shop and pub for cash

19 February 2022
Dry cleaning conman targets Stansted coffee shop and pub for cash

Dry cleaning conman targets Stansted coffee shop and pub for cash

19 February 2022

In both incidents the man was seeking money for cleaning bills, claiming staff had spilled drinks over his daughter and grandmother.


Landlord’s ‘horror’ at paedophile lodger’s crimes under roof of his family home

18 February 2022
Landlord’s ‘horror’ at paedophile lodger’s crimes under roof of his family home

Landlord’s ‘horror’ at paedophile lodger’s crimes under roof of his family home

18 February 2022

Father of three rented out a room at his former Stansted home to convicted sex offender Warren Grodent until the day police raided it.


Petition reveals need for second licensed pharmacy to serve lower Stansted

11 February 2022
Petition reveals need for second licensed pharmacy to serve lower Stansted

Petition reveals need for second licensed pharmacy to serve lower Stansted

11 February 2022

Village campaigner Ray Woodcock hopes the Essex Health and Wellbeing Board listens to the views of residents.


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