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Paul Winspear has edited Iliffe Media's Bishop's Stortford Independent since its launch in October 2017. A lifelong provincial journalist, he has previously edited the Hertfordshire Mercury and the now defunct Herts & Essex Observer and Harlow Star. He started as a trainee reporter on the Rotherham Advertiser in 1982.

New album Subdivided + Bish Bash debut gig = big day for Ryan

27 May 2022
New album Subdivided + Bish Bash debut gig=big day for Ryan

New album Subdivided + Bish Bash debut gig = big day for Ryan

27 May 2022

Former Mozzy Green, The Strangerhood and Transparent Human Creatures drummer Ryan Thwaits returns to Stortford music festival with new four-piece.


Drama as Herts and Essex teacher honoured in national awards

26 May 2022
Drama as Herts and Essex teacher honoured in national awards

Drama as Herts and Essex teacher honoured in national awards

26 May 2022

Head of drama Caitlin Hayward one of seven teachers in UK – and one of two from Stortford – short-listed for Secondary School Teacher of the Year.


Inspirational Hockerill teacher honoured in national awards

26 May 2022
Inspirational Hockerill teacher honoured in national awards

Inspirational Hockerill teacher honoured in national awards

26 May 2022

English teacher Michelle Butler one of seven teachers in UK – and one of two from Stortford – short-listed for Secondary School Teacher of the Year.


Over 120 streets affected by burst water main on Thorley Park

24 May 2022
Over 120 streets affected by burst water main on Thorley Park

Over 120 streets affected by burst water main on Thorley Park

24 May 2022

The problem pipe at Pages Close, near Harvest Moon pub, apparently burst this morning and has developed from "a stream" into "a river".


Dog-fighting raid by RSPCA and police uncovers cannabis farm

20 May 2022
Dog-fighting raid by RSPCA and police uncovers cannabis farm

Dog-fighting raid by RSPCA and police uncovers cannabis farm

20 May 2022

36-year-old man arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and supply, possession of offensive weapon and animal cruelty.


16 dogs taken into care as RSPCA and police swoop on house in dog fighting probe

18 May 2022
16 dogs taken into care as RSPCA and police swoop on house in dog fighting probe

16 dogs taken into care as RSPCA and police swoop on house in dog fighting probe

18 May 2022

Family home in Bamber's Green raided early on Wednesday along with addresses in Chigwell and Merseyside by RSPCA officers and police.


BSMTC's movie songs show finds its magic after a tech howler

16 May 2022
BSMTC's movie songs show finds its magic after a tech howler

BSMTC's movie songs show finds its magic after a tech howler

16 May 2022

REVIEW: Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre Company's cabaret-style spring show Magic at the Movies


Four arrested in London after car is stolen in Thorley Park burglary

12 May 2022
Four arrested in London after car is stolen in Thorley Park burglary

Four arrested in London after car is stolen in Thorley Park burglary

12 May 2022

Three men and a woman arrested within 24 hours of house in Gerard Avenue being broken into and Renault Megane, wallet and cash being stolen.


Martin's newsagents reprieved after McColls is rescued by Morrisons

10 May 2022
Martin's newsagents reprieved after McColls is rescued by Morrisons

Martin's newsagents reprieved after McColls is rescued by Morrisons

10 May 2022

The supermarket group will pay off McColl's £170m debts, take on its 1,160 shops and 16,000 staff, plus its pension schemes, with 2,000 members.


Man drove at 135mph on M11 to evade police before crashing in Stortford

10 May 2022
Man drove at 135mph on M11 to evade police before crashing in Stortford

Man drove at 135mph on M11 to evade police before crashing in Stortford

10 May 2022

Minad Ghafoor, 18, from Enfield, who had no licence or insurance, is jailed for 10 months and banned from driving.


Gifted cellist Charmon wins Stortford Young Musician title aged just 12

05 May 2022
Gifted cellist Charmon wins Stortford Young Musician title aged just 12

Gifted cellist Charmon wins Stortford Young Musician title aged just 12

05 May 2022

Hockerill College's Charmon Lam beat 133 other young instrumentalists and singers aged up to 18 in the contest organised by the Rotary club.


Police appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage after car crashes off M11

05 May 2022
Police appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage after car crashes off M11

Police appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage after car crashes off M11

05 May 2022

They received a call soon after 6am on Thursday that a black car had left the southbound carriageway south of the M25.


Former Conservative councillor from Stansted in court over videos showing child sex abuse and bestiality

04 May 2022
Former Conservative councillor from Stansted in court over videos showing child sex abuse and bestiality

Former Conservative councillor from Stansted in court over videos showing child sex abuse and bestiality

04 May 2022

Paul Davies, who represented Great Dunmow North on Uttlesford District Council for eight years, was arrested while serving on Stansted Parish Council.


Award-winning Goodnight Mister Tom being staged in Much Hadham

03 May 2022
Award-winning Goodnight Mister Tom being staged in Much Hadham

Award-winning Goodnight Mister Tom being staged in Much Hadham

03 May 2022

Cast of 25 adults and children enter final rehearsals for Much Hadham Drama Group's multi-media amateur production in the village hall.


Four arrested for manslaughter, GBH and drug offences after man dies in Harlow

02 May 2022
Four arrested for manslaughter, GBH and drug offences after man dies in Harlow

Four arrested for manslaughter, GBH and drug offences after man dies in Harlow

02 May 2022

One man pronounced dead at the scene and another taken to hospital following disturbance at house in Spencers Croft on Sunday evening.


E-scooter rider attacked by three men hiding in bushes near Grange Paddocks

29 April 2022
E-scooter rider attacked by three men hiding in bushes near Grange Paddocks

E-scooter rider attacked by three men hiding in bushes near Grange Paddocks

29 April 2022

The incident happened on the riverside footpath between the leisure centre and the skate park area in Sworder's Field.


Police appeal after cyclist, 18, seriously injured in collision with van

29 April 2022
Police appeal after cyclist, 18, seriously injured in collision with van

Police appeal after cyclist, 18, seriously injured in collision with van

29 April 2022

Collision happened Sunday morning (April 24) in Furneux Pelham, near Brewery Tap pub, and involved white Volkswagen Crafter van and a cyclist.


Have your say on Goods Yard scheme at webinar and market stall

27 April 2022
Have your say on Goods Yard scheme at webinar and market stall

Have your say on Goods Yard scheme at webinar and market stall

27 April 2022

Events to take place in the week that new restrictions for motorists around the railway station come into force as developer proposes changes.


Church's grand reopening after £768,000 improvements

25 April 2022
Church's grand reopening after £768,000 improvements

Church's grand reopening after £768,000 improvements

25 April 2022

Members of the public invited to open day on Saturday (April 30) to see Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church's improved facilities.


Police issue CCTV appeal after £2,500 Boots perfume theft

25 April 2022
Police issue CCTV appeal after £2,500 Boots perfume theft

Police issue CCTV appeal after £2,500 Boots perfume theft

25 April 2022

The theft happened on the afternoon of Sunday March 27 but police have issued the CCTV appeal only today (Monday April 25).


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