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Michael Vaughton has been with Iliffe Media's Bishop's Stortford Independent since its launch in October 2017. He has responsibility for its sport, business and advertorial content, and is also a production journalist. He started on the Saffron Walden Reporter in 2006 and spent 10 years on the Cambridge News before joining the Indie

BSCFC under-12 Royals are dressed for success in new away kit

21 October 2021
BSCFC under-12 Royals are dressed for success in new away kit

BSCFC under-12 Royals are dressed for success in new away kit

21 October 2021

The latest from Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club, including under-16 Saints' dramatic comeback in their 3-1 win at Hoddesdon Town Black


Thorley Manor teams have plenty to cheer about after top performances

21 October 2021
Thorley Manor teams have plenty to cheer about after top performances

Thorley Manor teams have plenty to cheer about after top performances

21 October 2021

A round-up of all the latest youth football action from Thorley Manor FC, including the pictured under-nine Black side


Three bag braces as unbeaten Saracens give the Pumas a pummelling

21 October 2021
Three bag braces as unbeaten Saracens give the Pumas a pummelling

Three bag braces as unbeaten Saracens give the Pumas a pummelling

21 October 2021

Real Stortford under-18 Saracens blew Lemsford Pumas away as they won 7-3 to maintain their 100% start to the Mid-Herts Rural Minors League season


Former Blues boss and Kick It Out ambassador dies aged 40

20 October 2021
Former Blues boss and Kick It Out ambassador dies aged 40

Former Blues boss and Kick It Out ambassador dies aged 40

20 October 2021

Bishop's Stortford have paid tribute following the death of former manager and coach Gordon Boateng.


County cricket prizewinners rewarded for masterclass in dedication

15 October 2021
County cricket prizewinners rewarded for masterclass in dedication

County cricket prizewinners rewarded for masterclass in dedication

15 October 2021

Bishop's Stortford coach Sam Howlett and Sawbridgeworth scorer Richard White picked up Hertfordshire cricket awards.


Castle flies the flag as United storm Cuffley for big cup victory

14 October 2021
Castle flies the flag as United storm Cuffley for big cup victory

Castle flies the flag as United storm Cuffley for big cup victory

14 October 2021

Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-14 United triumphed 5-1 in the Hertfordshire County Cup.


Four-goal Elgar pulls the strings as Bulls wallop Wodson Park

14 October 2021
Four-goal Elgar pulls the strings as Bulls wallop Wodson Park

Four-goal Elgar pulls the strings as Bulls wallop Wodson Park

14 October 2021

Ashley Elgar called the tune as his four-goal salvo helped Real Stortford under-16 Bulls thrash Wodson Park 10-3 in the Mid-Herts Rural Minors League


Good performance helps Thorley Manor side record first win of the season

14 October 2021
Good performance helps Thorley Manor side record first win of the season

Good performance helps Thorley Manor side record first win of the season

14 October 2021

The Bishop's Stortford youth football club's under-14s beat Stevenage Borough Blues 2-1.


Hollywood star sees Clarke log back into action after injury

13 October 2021
Hollywood star sees Clarke log back into action after injury

Hollywood star sees Clarke log back into action after injury

13 October 2021

Former Bishop's Stortford High School boy Ollie Clarke competed at the Arnold Sports Festival with the likes of Sylvester Stallone watching.


Sutton revved up for BTCC finale after points finishes at Donington Park

12 October 2021
Sutton revved up for BTCC finale after points finishes at Donington Park

Sutton revved up for BTCC finale after points finishes at Donington Park

12 October 2021

Ashley Sutton in confident mood as he bids to complete the defence of his Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship title later this month.


Business awards judges are enchanted by winners at Harry Potter studios

10 October 2021
Business awards judges are enchanted by winners at Harry Potter studios

Business awards judges are enchanted by winners at Harry Potter studios

10 October 2021

The achievements of businesses and charitable organisations were celebrated at a magical 10th Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards at Warner Bros. Studio


Developer building homes at Goodsyard and St James' Park has grand vision

09 October 2021
Developer building homes at Goodsyard and St James' Park has grand vision

Developer building homes at Goodsyard and St James' Park has grand vision

09 October 2021

Housebuilder Bellway has set out ambitious plans to deliver 1,152 new homes across Hertfordshire over the next three years


McCrone: 'Stortford enjoy being the underdogs in National League 1'

09 October 2021
McCrone: 'Stortford enjoy being the underdogs in National League 1'

McCrone: 'Stortford enjoy being the underdogs in National League 1'

09 October 2021

Long-serving tight-head prop Tom McCrone is still enjoying helping the Silver Leys side 'punch above their weight'


Stonechat proves a real talking point on an autumnal rural wander

09 October 2021
Stonechat proves a real talking point on an autumnal rural wander

Stonechat proves a real talking point on an autumnal rural wander

09 October 2021

Jono Forgham takes in Farnham and Hazel End as he ups the number of bird species he has spotted on four years of Indie walks to 96


Bishop's Stortford High School athlete follows in famous footsteps

08 October 2021
Bishop's Stortford High School athlete follows in famous footsteps

Bishop's Stortford High School athlete follows in famous footsteps

08 October 2021

Danny Raymond follows in the footsteps of the likes of Mo Farah, Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram and Colin Jackson at prestigious athletics event


Edwards' goal in final secures hockey crown for Herts and Essex

08 October 2021
Edwards' goal in final secures hockey crown for Herts and Essex

Edwards' goal in final secures hockey crown for Herts and Essex

08 October 2021

Herts and Essex High School's under-14 girls won the Tier 2 Hockey County Championship at the first time of asking


Get words of wisdom from business brains with BSMB’s free seminars

08 October 2021
Get words of wisdom from business brains with BSMB’s free seminars

Get words of wisdom from business brains with BSMB’s free seminars

08 October 2021

Bishop's Stortford Means Business to host seminars on cyber security, social media strategy, the future of co-working and reducing workplace stress


The boy Dun good: Talented Luke struts his stuff at Wimbledon

08 October 2021
The boy Dun good: Talented Luke struts his stuff at Wimbledon

The boy Dun good: Talented Luke struts his stuff at Wimbledon

08 October 2021

Bishop's Stortford Lawn Tennis Club members enjoyed playing on the hallowed turf at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in SW19


Hosts make hay as Meadows takes battling ladies to the league summit

07 October 2021
Hosts make hay as Meadows takes battling ladies to the league summit

Hosts make hay as Meadows takes battling ladies to the league summit

07 October 2021

Debutante Hettie Meadows scored Bishop's Stortford's winner against Cambridge City II with her first touch as they went top of the East League Premier


Real hat-tricks for Alaezi and Spencer while BSCFC's Charlie holds Court

07 October 2021
Real hat-tricks for Alaezi and Spencer while BSCFC's Charlie holds Court

Real hat-tricks for Alaezi and Spencer while BSCFC's Charlie holds Court

07 October 2021

Round-up of all the latest youth football action from Real Stortford and Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club


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