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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

Family fun when Berden Street Fete returns bigger and better than ever

24 June 2022
Family fun when Berden Street Fete returns bigger and better than ever

Family fun when Berden Street Fete returns bigger and better than ever

24 June 2022

Games, entertainment, stalls, refreshments and live music can all be enjoyed when the Berden Street Fete returns on Saturday July 9


Folk, Americana and more from acoustic club headliners The Boxwood Chessmen

23 June 2022
Folk, Americana and more from acoustic club headliners The Boxwood Chessmen

Folk, Americana and more from acoustic club headliners The Boxwood Chessmen

23 June 2022

The semi-acoustic four-piece bring their musical pantry boasting the finest roots ingredients to The Horn at The Half Moon on Wednesday July 6


Great turnout as Much Hadham Bowling Club's croquet open day is a hit

23 June 2022
Great turnout as Much Hadham Bowling Club's croquet open day is a hit

Great turnout as Much Hadham Bowling Club's croquet open day is a hit

23 June 2022

Experienced players were on hand to give instructions and advice on how to play the game, with further sessions now being arranged


Stortford archers slay Green Dragons to make perfect start to the summer

23 June 2022
Stortford archers slay Green Dragons to make perfect start to the summer

Stortford archers slay Green Dragons to make perfect start to the summer

23 June 2022

Stortford Archery Club began their Hertfordshire Archery Association Summer League campaign with a double win over Knebworth-based Green Dragon Bowmen


Centurion Dann's the man as Takeley look GR8 in victory over Farnham

22 June 2022
Centurion Dann's the man as Takeley look GR8 in victory over Farnham

Centurion Dann's the man as Takeley look GR8 in victory over Farnham

22 June 2022

Dominic Dann struck his fourth century in eight games to guide Takeley to an eight-wicket win in new kit sponsored by GR8 Equipment and Tool Hire


Blues pair Giddens and Henshaw get thumbs up from bosses and fans

22 June 2022
Blues pair Giddens and Henshaw get thumbs up from bosses and fans

Blues pair Giddens and Henshaw get thumbs up from bosses and fans

22 June 2022

Goalkeeper Jack Giddens and defender Ryan Henshaw are in the Isthmian Premier sides of the 2021-22 season selected by managers and by supporters


Every dog has its open day at The Gardens of Easton Lodge

17 June 2022
Every dog has its open day at The Gardens of Easton Lodge

Every dog has its open day at The Gardens of Easton Lodge

17 June 2022

Canine companions will take centre stage in fun classes when the Historic England grade II-registered gardens in Little Easton open to the public


Be amazed by acts from around the globe when big top rolls into town

16 June 2022
Be amazed by acts from around the globe when big top rolls into town

Be amazed by acts from around the globe when big top rolls into town

16 June 2022

An exciting roller skating routine, motorbike on a high wire and wheel of death just some of the thrilling spectacles to be enjoyed in Sworder's Field


Blues snap up Braintree Town defender Porter as Renee makes his exit

14 June 2022
Blues snap up Braintree Town defender Porter as Renee makes his exit

Blues snap up Braintree Town defender Porter as Renee makes his exit

14 June 2022

Bishop's Stortford have bolstered their defensive options by signing Jay Porter from Braintree Town while Johnville Renee departs


Ilott 11th at the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America in Indycar Series

14 June 2022
Ilott 11th at the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America in Indycar Series

Ilott 11th at the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America in Indycar Series

14 June 2022

Former Bishop's Stortford College student Callum Ilott narrowly missed out on a top-10 finish in the No 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet


It’s haul about the awards at BSCFC presentations and fun days

11 June 2022
It’s haul about the awards at BSCFC presentations and fun days

It’s haul about the awards at BSCFC presentations and fun days

11 June 2022

Ravenscroft-sponsored event was so big – the club is the biggest of its kind in the country with around 1,000 members – it took place over three days


The Rolling Rivers duo Chipperfield and Storey bring the blues to Stortford

08 June 2022
The Rolling Rivers duo Chipperfield and Storey bring the blues to Stortford

The Rolling Rivers duo Chipperfield and Storey bring the blues to Stortford

08 June 2022

Joe Chipperfield and Max Storey will have you tapping your toes to rock and blues numbers when they headline at Bishop's Stortford Acoustic Club


It's a jubilant June thanks to entertainment on the South Mill Arts stage

08 June 2022
It's a jubilant June thanks to entertainment on the South Mill Arts stage

It's a jubilant June thanks to entertainment on the South Mill Arts stage

08 June 2022

Rewind to the 80s, unleash your inner rock god or goddess, be dazzled by dancers and learn more about the cuppa at the Stortford venue this month


Ilott needs injury green light to resume debut NTT Indycar Series campaign

08 June 2022
Ilott needs injury green light to resume debut NTT Indycar Series campaign

Ilott needs injury green light to resume debut NTT Indycar Series campaign

08 June 2022

Former Bishop's Stortford College student Callum Ilott missed the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix with a hand injury suffered in the Indianapolis 500


Takeley firm providing devices for mobile workforces adds three to growing team

07 June 2022
Takeley firm providing devices for mobile workforces adds three to growing team

Takeley firm providing devices for mobile workforces adds three to growing team

07 June 2022

Conker, which was founded in 2008, has added Anthony Nicholson, JoJo Bayvel and Laura Bowyer to its expanding team


St Clare Hospice's Corporate Partnership Network to create new business links

06 June 2022
St Clare Hospice's Corporate Partnership Network to create new business links

St Clare Hospice's Corporate Partnership Network to create new business links

06 June 2022

The Hastingwood charity, which supports families living with a terminal illness in West Essex and East Herts, held its first CPN in Hatfield Heath


Firms will be heading to the start line for Accuro's 50-mile charity walk

05 June 2022
Firms will be heading to the start line for Accuro's 50-mile charity walk

Firms will be heading to the start line for Accuro's 50-mile charity walk

05 June 2022

Rayden Solicitors, Genmar IT and estate agent Mullucks are all sponsoring the Accuro 50, which is organised by Start Hill-based Accuro (Care Services)


Frozen food retailer Cooking up a generous offer for community groups

04 June 2022
Frozen food retailer Cooking up a generous offer for community groups

Frozen food retailer Cooking up a generous offer for community groups

04 June 2022

Cook in Bishop's Stortford is looking for a good cause it can partner with to provide up to 30 free frozen ready meals a week for a six-week period


Former Iron Maiden guitarist strums along with rock school students

03 June 2022
Former Iron Maiden guitarist strums along with rock school students

Former Iron Maiden guitarist strums along with rock school students

03 June 2022

Dennis Stratton made a special appearance at Livewire Rock Academy's latest sell-out charity gig at Bishop's Stortford's South Mill Arts


Sawbo's ‘budding stars’ make history as first all-girls team play inaugural match

03 June 2022
Sawbo's ‘budding stars’ make history as first all-girls team play inaugural match

Sawbo's ‘budding stars’ make history as first all-girls team play inaugural match

03 June 2022

Sawbridgeworth's colts section has doubled in size over the last two years, with many of its 150-plus members being girls new to the sport this season


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