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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

Futsal coach extols virtues of small-sided game that improves skills in big way

26 May 2022
Futsal coach extols virtues of small-sided game that improves skills in big way

Futsal coach extols virtues of small-sided game that improves skills in big way

26 May 2022

Matt Geddes runs Futsal For Fun at Birchwood High School's sports hall between 6pm and 8pm on Mondays for boys and girls in U13 to U15 age groups


SWAN U14s to swoop in on national netball tournament after regional success

26 May 2022
SWAN U14s to swoop in on national netball tournament after regional success

SWAN U14s to swoop in on national netball tournament after regional success

26 May 2022

The team came through two rounds of fixtures against top eastern sides to reach tournament, which takes place at the Sheffield Institute of Sport


Bish Bash: Platinum party time as Stortford's music festival returns

25 May 2022
Bish Bash: Platinum party time as Stortford's music festival returns

Bish Bash: Platinum party time as Stortford's music festival returns

25 May 2022

EMF, Uncle Funk's Disco Inferno, Boo Radleys and Buster Shuffle top the bill as festival's 20th edition also marks Queen's Platinum Jubilee.


Conference East slot for Bishop's Stortford's history-making ladies

25 May 2022
Conference East slot for Bishop's Stortford's history-making ladies

Conference East slot for Bishop's Stortford's history-making ladies

25 May 2022

Bishop's Stortford have been placed in Vitality Women's England Hockey League, Conference East for their first season at that level in 74-year history


Experienced midfielder Matt’s back to give Blues’ squad added gloss

25 May 2022
Experienced midfielder Matt’s back to give Blues’ squad added gloss

Experienced midfielder Matt’s back to give Blues’ squad added gloss

25 May 2022

Matt Johnson has returned to Bishop's Stortford from Braintree Town, but fellow midfielder Ben Marlow faces a spell on the sidelines with knee problem


Hedges produces 'showreel knockout' to make it six pro wins out of six

24 May 2022
Hedges produces 'showreel knockout' to make it six pro wins out of six

Hedges produces 'showreel knockout' to make it six pro wins out of six

24 May 2022

Takeley boxer John Hedges was delighted with his mature performance as he stopped Robert Baltaru in the third round at the O2 Arena on Saturday night


Acoustic club favourite Hazell to headline June 1 gig at the Half Moon

20 May 2022
Acoustic club favourite Hazell to headline June 1 gig at the Half Moon

Acoustic club favourite Hazell to headline June 1 gig at the Half Moon

20 May 2022

Guitarist Joe Hazell first performed at the club as a schoolboy alongside his Kazans bandmates after meeting at The Bishop's Stortford High School


BSCFC's magnificent seven celebrate their sensational cup successes

20 May 2022
BSCFC's magnificent seven celebrate their sensational cup successes

BSCFC's magnificent seven celebrate their sensational cup successes

20 May 2022

There were victories in cup finals for U18 Town, U18 Rovers, U15 Town, the under-15 girls, U12 Town, U12 Royals and U11 Rangers


BSCFC U12 girls get rewards for a super campaign in league and cup

20 May 2022
BSCFC U12 girls get rewards for a super campaign in league and cup

BSCFC U12 girls get rewards for a super campaign in league and cup

20 May 2022

The team took Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League, Division Four by storm in first full competitive season and almost made it a double


Blues' squad takes shape as captain and team-mates sign up for 2022-23

19 May 2022
Blues' squad takes shape as captain and team-mates sign up for 2022-23

Blues' squad takes shape as captain and team-mates sign up for 2022-23

19 May 2022

Ryan Henshaw, Mark Haines, Sam Robbins, Frankie Merrifield, Anthony Church and Jack Thomas latest batch of players to commit to Bishop's Stortford


Newman's treble helps Thorley Manor roar against the Tigers

19 May 2022
Newman's treble helps Thorley Manor roar against the Tigers

Newman's treble helps Thorley Manor roar against the Tigers

19 May 2022

Joe Newman hit a hat-trick as a makeshift Thorley Manor under-12s side produced a solid performance against Melbourn Dynamos Tigers


Sutton maintains third place in BTCC with top-10 Brands Hatch finishes

16 May 2022
Sutton maintains third place in BTCC with top-10 Brands Hatch finishes

Sutton maintains third place in BTCC with top-10 Brands Hatch finishes

16 May 2022

Ashley Sutton pleased to recover from tough qualifying session to record top-10 hat-trick at Brands Hatch in Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship


Strength in numbers at Koru as Poyser and Davey power to victory

14 May 2022
Strength in numbers at Koru as Poyser and Davey power to victory

Strength in numbers at Koru as Poyser and Davey power to victory

14 May 2022

Alfie Poyser and Brooke Davey triumphed in the annual strongman and strongwoman competitions at the gym on Bishop's Stortford's Peek Business Park


Thorley's clubhouse vision to bring the whole community together

14 May 2022
Thorley's clubhouse vision to bring the whole community together

Thorley's clubhouse vision to bring the whole community together

14 May 2022

Club fundraising to build a new pavilion as it looks to start a ladies' team, offer softball and run more sessions for community groups and charities


Shape of You: The Music of Ed Sheeran is coming to South Mill Arts

13 May 2022
Shape of You: The Music of Ed Sheeran is coming to South Mill Arts

Shape of You: The Music of Ed Sheeran is coming to South Mill Arts

13 May 2022

Starring Daniel East on lead vocals, the show on Friday May 20 will be an incredible production drawing from the singer-songwriter's awesome anthology


First full season ends in cup final glory for 2Aim4 U9 Lions

13 May 2022
First full season ends in cup final glory for 2Aim4 U9 Lions

First full season ends in cup final glory for 2Aim4 U9 Lions

13 May 2022

Takeley-based side beat BSCFC Rangers to lift Brentwood Community Football Alliance Under-nine League Cup at end of their first full season as a team


Real Stortford Bulls picked off by Eagles in cup final

13 May 2022
Real Stortford Bulls picked off by Eagles in cup final

Real Stortford Bulls picked off by Eagles in cup final

13 May 2022

Jake Foster man of the match as Real Stortford U16 Bulls lose to Whitewebbs Eagles in Mid-Herts Rural Minors League Division Three Cup final.


‘I’m a better man for being Stortford captain’ says retiring Winter

11 May 2022
‘I’m a better man for being Stortford captain’ says retiring Winter

‘I’m a better man for being Stortford captain’ says retiring Winter

11 May 2022

Sam Winter is excited to see who replaces him as Bishop’s Stortford captain – and will be cheering them on from the sidelines when fatherhood allows


12-goal midfielder Giles is voted fans' favourite at Blues' awards night

11 May 2022
12-goal midfielder Giles is voted fans' favourite at Blues' awards night

12-goal midfielder Giles is voted fans' favourite at Blues' awards night

11 May 2022

Bishop's Stortford fans named Jonny Giles their star performer at the club's end-of-season presentation evening hosted by director Ronnie Irani


BSCFC U18 Rovers lift the MHRML Cup to complete the double

06 May 2022
BSCFC U18 Rovers lift the MHRML Cup to complete the double

BSCFC U18 Rovers lift the MHRML Cup to complete the double

06 May 2022

Having won Division Two in their last season together, they beat Hitchin in the cup final as the club claimed the trophy for the first time since 2007


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