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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

Takeley to meet Matching Green in Boardmans Davies Cup final at Stortford

18 August 2022
Takeley to meet Matching Green in Boardmans Davies Cup final at Stortford

Takeley to meet Matching Green in Boardmans Davies Cup final at Stortford

18 August 2022

The match between the Tees Herts & Essex Border League, Premier Division rivals at Cricketfield Lane starts at 2pm on Sunday (August 21)


A marathon not a sprint for young Stortford swimmers in Peanuts League

18 August 2022
A marathon not a sprint for young Stortford swimmers in Peanuts League

A marathon not a sprint for young Stortford swimmers in Peanuts League

18 August 2022

Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club's team of nine to 12-year-olds competed against the county's elite and came sixth out of 12 to preserve league status


Four-year wait worth it for second-placed Cowper in Outlaw Full ironman

18 August 2022
Four-year wait worth it for second-placed Cowper in Outlaw Full ironman

Four-year wait worth it for second-placed Cowper in Outlaw Full ironman

18 August 2022

Stortford Tri's Emma Cowper clocked a much-improved 9hr 44min 51sec on second attempt at the full Ironman distance having done her first one in 2018


Stortford win opening friendly at Canterbury with new skipper Ayrton at helm

17 August 2022
Stortford win opening friendly at Canterbury with new skipper Ayrton at helm

Stortford win opening friendly at Canterbury with new skipper Ayrton at helm

17 August 2022

Bishop's Stortford started their preparations for the new National League 1 season with a new captain and a host of fresh faces in the squad


Sutton secures 26th career win but loses ground in thrilling BTCC title race

15 August 2022
Sutton secures 26th career win but loses ground in thrilling BTCC title race

Sutton secures 26th career win but loses ground in thrilling BTCC title race

15 August 2022

Ashley Sutton made it two British Touring Car Championship wins in as many race weekends with a commanding light-to-flag run in Sunday's final event


'Choice words' inspire Blues' comeback as they start with win over Haringey

15 August 2022
'Choice words' inspire Blues' comeback as they start with win over Haringey

'Choice words' inspire Blues' comeback as they start with win over Haringey

15 August 2022

Man-of-the-match Sam Robbins was delighted with Bishop's Stortford's reaction to half-time telling off as they came from behind to win 2-1 on Saturday


Blues boss states his promotion ambitions ahead of Isthmian Premier opener

12 August 2022
Blues boss states his promotion ambitions ahead of Isthmian Premier opener

Blues boss states his promotion ambitions ahead of Isthmian Premier opener

12 August 2022

"It's going to be tough, but we've same ambitions as last year," says Bishop's Stortford manager Steve Smith ahead of Saturday's game with Haringey


Jan is at the Helm for team's victory on her wedding anniversary

12 August 2022
Jan is at the Helm for team's victory on her wedding anniversary

Jan is at the Helm for team's victory on her wedding anniversary

12 August 2022

Bishop’s Stortford Bowling Club ladies’ captain Jan Helm helped her side qualify for national finals on a big day


Stortford Vikings are looking for extra support as they conquer the court

12 August 2022
Stortford Vikings are looking for extra support as they conquer the court

Stortford Vikings are looking for extra support as they conquer the court

12 August 2022

The basketball club, based at Birchwood High School, are looking to employ new coaches to cope with huge demand after inspiring hundreds of youngsters


Former boxer Watson to watch Blues go toe to toe with Haringey

11 August 2022
Former boxer Watson to watch Blues go toe to toe with Haringey

Former boxer Watson to watch Blues go toe to toe with Haringey

11 August 2022

British boxing legend Michael Watson will be at the R&D Advisors UK Stadium on Saturday to watch Bishop's Stortford kick off the new league season


Earl enjoys dream debut as England enjoy success at Home International

11 August 2022
Earl enjoys dream debut as England enjoy success at Home International

Earl enjoys dream debut as England enjoy success at Home International

11 August 2022

Bishop's Stortford GC's Rebecca Earl, on her England debut, played her part as the joint men's and women's team lifted the inaugural R&A Trophy


Ladies' Day shows Bishop's Stortford CC going from strength to strength

11 August 2022
Ladies' Day shows Bishop's Stortford CC going from strength to strength

Ladies' Day shows Bishop's Stortford CC going from strength to strength

11 August 2022

Stortford mayor Cllr Dave Anderson was one of the special guests at Cricketfield Lane backing an initiative to get even more females playing the game


Stortford archers on target for Herts in wins over Beds and Sussex

11 August 2022
Stortford archers on target for Herts in wins over Beds and Sussex

Stortford archers on target for Herts in wins over Beds and Sussex

11 August 2022

Stortford Archery club members also dominated the county championships, which were held simultaneously, at Jobbers Wood


Fall down rabbit hole in Bridge End Gardens with Alice in Wonderland

10 August 2022
Fall down rabbit hole in Bridge End Gardens with Alice in Wonderland

Fall down rabbit hole in Bridge End Gardens with Alice in Wonderland

10 August 2022

The Saffron Walden venue plays host to four outdoor performances of Lewis Carroll's much-loved tale on Friday and Saturday August 19-20


Storm rages but 'amazing' Ilott 15th at Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

10 August 2022
Storm rages but 'amazing' Ilott 15th at Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

Storm rages but 'amazing' Ilott 15th at Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

10 August 2022

Callum Ilott survived multiple incidents to secure what his team principal described as an "amazing" 15th-place finish in latest Indycar round


Conway heads the winner as Airportmen claim Hadley scalp in FA Cup

10 August 2022
Conway heads the winner as Airportmen claim Hadley scalp in FA Cup

Conway heads the winner as Airportmen claim Hadley scalp in FA Cup

10 August 2022

Stansted, Enfield and Takeley all triumph in the Emirates FA Cup, extra preliminary round but Sawbridgeworth Town are knocked out


Stortford schoolboy to touch down on American football course

05 August 2022
Stortford schoolboy to touch down on American football course

Stortford schoolboy to touch down on American football course

05 August 2022

Oscar Poyser swapping Bishop's Stortford High School for Loughborough College after earning place on scholarship programme sponsored by NFL Academy.


Tennis club keen to welcome new members after smashing BBQ

05 August 2022
Tennis club keen to welcome new members after smashing BBQ

Tennis club keen to welcome new members after smashing BBQ

05 August 2022

The heatwave may have kept the players off court at a summer barbecue, but Stansted Tennis Club is keen to welcome new members to try its facilities


Birchwood Royals have spring in their step at walking cricket festival

04 August 2022
Birchwood Royals have spring in their step at walking cricket festival

Birchwood Royals have spring in their step at walking cricket festival

04 August 2022

The newly-formed Birchwood Royals strolled to a couple of wins when they took on teams from Redditch, Evesham and Worcester at Old Elizabethans


Students are full of beans after coffee pitch in high-powered boardroom

04 August 2022
Students are full of beans after coffee pitch in high-powered boardroom

Students are full of beans after coffee pitch in high-powered boardroom

04 August 2022

Felsted School students gained valuable business experience when they presented their sustainable coffee brand to an international hotel company


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