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Woman moved by three deaths in 10 days to offer mental health 'first aid'

25 September 2020
Woman moved by three deaths in 10 days to offer mental health 'first aid'

Woman moved by three deaths in 10 days to offer mental health 'first aid'

25 September 2020

Elaine Knibbs formed volunteer group Let's Talk, Stansted! to be a 'first port of call' for those suffering alone with their mental health.


School revises its Covid policy following concerns from parents

21 September 2020
School revises its Covid policy following concerns from parents

School revises its Covid policy following concerns from parents

21 September 2020

Stansted Magna Carta parents feared closing school over suspected symptoms rather than positive tests could lead to disruption and frustration.


Pupils unveil plaque in memory of their 90-year-old lollipop man Dusty

20 September 2020
Pupils unveil plaque in memory of their 90-year-old lollipop man Dusty

Pupils unveil plaque in memory of their 90-year-old lollipop man Dusty

20 September 2020

The touching ceremony outside Elsenham Primary was attended by Dusty's family, schoolchildren, parents and other villagers.


Village unites as campaign against Stansted housing scheme ramps up

18 September 2020
Village unites as campaign against Stansted housing scheme ramps up

Village unites as campaign against Stansted housing scheme ramps up

18 September 2020

Over 250 online objections against Bloor Homes' plans for 168 homes at Bentfield Green have been received by Uttlesford District Council.


Diamond day: St Michael's priest and his wife celebrate 60 years of marriage

17 September 2020
Diamond day: St Michael's priest and his wife celebrate 60 years of marriage

Diamond day: St Michael's priest and his wife celebrate 60 years of marriage

17 September 2020

Derek and Pauline Hinge will mark the occasion with a meal – after meeting up with his best man and his wife, who married a fortnight before them!


We will mock you: Stansted hair salon owner's Covid mask message to passers-by

07 September 2020
We will mock you: Stansted hair salon owner's Covid mask message to passers-by

We will mock you: Stansted hair salon owner's Covid mask message to passers-by

07 September 2020

Steve Fisk dressed his window mannequin as Freddie Mercury on Saturday – on what would have been the late Queen singer's 74th birthday.


Outcry over plans for 168 new homes in Stansted countryside

05 September 2020
Outcry over plans for 168 new homes in Stansted countryside

Outcry over plans for 168 new homes in Stansted countryside

05 September 2020

Villagers are once again preparing to fight Bloor Homes proposals to develop farmland off Pennington Lane, a designed 'Quiet Lane'.


Motor neurone sufferer smashes world record for travelling Thames by pedalo

03 September 2020
Motor neurone sufferer smashes world record for travelling Thames by pedalo

Motor neurone sufferer smashes world record for travelling Thames by pedalo

03 September 2020

Ex-Stortford rugby colt Alex Gibson was joined by the club's former director of rugby Andy Long in team of four who raised over £20,000.


How Stansted's secondary has helped Year 7s prepare for step up to big school

02 September 2020
How Stansted's secondary has helped Year 7s prepare for step up to big school

How Stansted's secondary has helped Year 7s prepare for step up to big school

02 September 2020

Raft of measures introduced by Forest Hall School to ease the transition from primary to secondary for its new intake.


Drugs and cash seized as suspected Stortford dealer is arrested in Stansted

01 September 2020
Drugs and cash seized as suspected Stortford dealer is arrested in Stansted

Drugs and cash seized as suspected Stortford dealer is arrested in Stansted

01 September 2020

The 22-year-old from Dunmow Road appeared before magistrates charged with possession with intent to supply class A drug.


I’m Gonna Be... very tired of this song after listening to it on repeat for 250 miles!

28 August 2020
I’m Gonna Be... very tired of this song after listening to it on repeat for 250 miles!

I’m Gonna Be... very tired of this song after listening to it on repeat for 250 miles!

28 August 2020

School student from Rickling Green doing charity solo walk to Scotland while listening to Proclaimers hit on repeat.


Bull's eye! French breed's arrival at Fullers End Farm causes a stir among villagers

25 August 2020
Bull's eye! French breed's arrival at Fullers End Farm causes a stir among villagers

Bull's eye! French breed's arrival at Fullers End Farm causes a stir among villagers

25 August 2020

Five-year-old Parthenaise on loan to Elsenham farmer Nick Herbert is spending six weeks with 30 cows.


Police carry out drugs raids on two homes on new Stansted estate

24 August 2020
Police carry out drugs raids on two homes on new Stansted estate

Police carry out drugs raids on two homes on new Stansted estate

24 August 2020

The warrants executed at the Walpole Meadows properties came 10 days after police uncovered a cannabis factory in the village.


Dyslexic student who wasn't expected to get GCSEs pays tribute to Forest Hall unit

24 August 2020
Dyslexic student who wasn't expected to get GCSEs pays tribute to Forest Hall unit

Dyslexic student who wasn't expected to get GCSEs pays tribute to Forest Hall unit

24 August 2020

Tommy Brown had resigned himself to a job with little prospects but is now off to do film and media production at college after bagging five GCSEs.


Pub brushes off flood water four days after reopening following £592,000 refurb

21 August 2020
Pub brushes off flood water four days after reopening following £592,000 refurb

Pub brushes off flood water four days after reopening following £592,000 refurb

21 August 2020

Stansted's Kings Arms landlady Fay Frostick said: “It was lucky we were all in starting the day when the water started coming in through the doors."


Cannabis factory discovered in police raid on house in Stansted

21 August 2020
Cannabis factory discovered in police raid on house in Stansted

Cannabis factory discovered in police raid on house in Stansted

21 August 2020

Officers seized 28 cannabis plants, a 'significant quantity' of the drug ready to sell and arrested a man in his 40s.


Eat out in support of local businesses, MP urges

16 August 2020
Eat out in support of local businesses, MP urges

Eat out in support of local businesses, MP urges

16 August 2020

Conservative MP for Saffron Walden Kemi Badenoch is urging people to enjoy a safe summer of eating out in support of local restaurants, cafes and pubs


Village tribute for lollipop man Dusty’s final crossing

16 August 2020
Village tribute for lollipop man Dusty’s final crossing

Village tribute for lollipop man Dusty’s final crossing

16 August 2020

Ernest 'Dusty' Clark had been Elsenham's school crossing patrol officer for 14 years and was described by villagers as "a lovely gentleman'.


Appeal for witnesses following M11 crash near Bishop's Stortford

14 August 2020
Appeal for witnesses following M11 crash near Bishop's Stortford

Appeal for witnesses following M11 crash near Bishop's Stortford

14 August 2020

A BMW hit the central reservation on the southbound motorway between junctions 8 and 7 during Friday morning rush hour.


Alex completes double marathon walk to Stortford with motor neurone disease

11 August 2020
Alex completes double marathon walk to Stortford with motor neurone disease

Alex completes double marathon walk to Stortford with motor neurone disease

11 August 2020

The 42-year-old ex-rugby player walked from his home town of Brentwood, covering 54.2 miles in 24 hours, in aid of charity he founded.


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