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Two men arrested for 'child abduction' after two girls go missing from care home

12 May 2020
Two men arrested for 'child abduction' after two girls go missing from care home

Two men arrested for 'child abduction' after two girls go missing from care home

12 May 2020

The teenage girls were found with two men in a vehicle which was stopped on the M11 near Harlow late on Saturday night.


Dancing in the streets as Stansted unites – from a distance – for VE Day 75

12 May 2020
Dancing in the streets as Stansted unites – from a distance – for VE Day 75

Dancing in the streets as Stansted unites – from a distance – for VE Day 75

12 May 2020

Music from the 1940s to the present day helped villagers come 'together' to commemorate the milestone.


Messages to NHS staff and other key workers projected onto Stansted windmill

11 May 2020
Messages to NHS staff and other key workers projected onto Stansted windmill

Messages to NHS staff and other key workers projected onto Stansted windmill

11 May 2020

The village's windmill, which is lit blue every Thursday evening for Clap For Our Carers, carried messages for front-line staff.


Daisy May's Farm launches £2,500 fundraising appeal to feed its animals

10 May 2020
Daisy May's Farm launches £2,500 fundraising appeal to feed its animals

Daisy May's Farm launches £2,500 fundraising appeal to feed its animals

10 May 2020

The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the working farm and rescue centre, which closed to the public at the start of its busy spring season.


Stansted takeaway serves up 100 free meals to care home staff

09 May 2020
Stansted takeaway serves up 100 free meals to care home staff

Stansted takeaway serves up 100 free meals to care home staff

09 May 2020

Workers at four care homes in Stansted and Bishop's Stortford were delighted to receive a delivery of Indian food from the Bombay Butler.


Woman opens pop-up food shop in her garage to help Essex and Herts air ambulance

09 May 2020
Woman opens pop-up food shop in her garage to help Essex and Herts air ambulance

Woman opens pop-up food shop in her garage to help Essex and Herts air ambulance

09 May 2020

Henham resident Charlotte Philipps has set up a fresh fruit and veg and meat and fish shop to support villagers and food suppliers.


Brothers inspired by Captain Tom with virtual relay for school friends in aid of NHS

07 May 2020
Brothers inspired by Captain Tom with virtual relay for school friends in aid of NHS

Brothers inspired by Captain Tom with virtual relay for school friends in aid of NHS

07 May 2020

Sebastian and Benjamin Webb have organised the event for VE Day 75 and will be joined by 70 pupils from St Andrew's Primary School in Much Hadham.


Party in your garden with DJ to mark VE Day 75th anniversary in Stansted

06 May 2020
Party in your garden with DJ to mark VE Day 75th anniversary in Stansted

Party in your garden with DJ to mark VE Day 75th anniversary in Stansted

06 May 2020

Villagers are being encouraged to join 'stay at home' street parties and a live lockdown set with Stansted's James 'Deejay Goochy' Goodge.


Dad's dispatches from NHS front line fire 11-year-old Katie to make her mark

05 May 2020
Dad's dispatches from NHS front line fire 11-year-old Katie to make her mark

Dad's dispatches from NHS front line fire 11-year-old Katie to make her mark

05 May 2020

The St Joseph's Catholic Primary pupil's father has been seconded from Bishop's Stortford fire station to work as a blue-light ambulance driver.


Nurse's power failure sparks kind gesture from electrician

02 May 2020
Nurse's power failure sparks kind gesture from electrician

Nurse's power failure sparks kind gesture from electrician

02 May 2020

Stansted sparky Steve Hogg repairs intensive care nurse's home free of charge as a thank you to her and NHS staff


Couple toast their 70th wedding anniversary with glass of fizz over the fence

30 April 2020
Couple toast their 70th wedding anniversary with glass of fizz over the fence

Couple toast their 70th wedding anniversary with glass of fizz over the fence

30 April 2020

Pat and Jack Nash marked their platinum marriage milestone by sharing a bottle of Fortnum & Mason champagne with their Bishop's Stortford neighbours.


Postman Bat! Joker Dean dons Caped Crusader outfit for Stansted round

28 April 2020
Postman Bat! Joker Dean dons Caped Crusader outfit for Stansted round

Postman Bat! Joker Dean dons Caped Crusader outfit for Stansted round

28 April 2020

"At times like this, if I can put a smile on people's faces so that they forget about all this for a while, it's worth it," he said.


Isabel Hospice launches emergency appeal in face of estimated £1.6m loss

28 April 2020
Isabel Hospice launches emergency appeal in face of estimated £1.6m loss

Isabel Hospice launches emergency appeal in face of estimated £1.6m loss

28 April 2020

Hospice's 18 charity shops and eBay site closed and all fundraising events cancelled, so it has no option but to reach out to the community.


Youngsters learn to dance like a 'Cat' for NHS heroes

26 April 2020
Youngsters learn to dance like a 'Cat' for NHS heroes

Youngsters learn to dance like a 'Cat' for NHS heroes

26 April 2020

Professional dancer Grace Walker taught youngsters her own version of a Cats the Musical performance with a workshop to raise money for NHS workers.


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


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