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Sinead Corr has been news editor of Iliffe Media's Bishop's Stortford Independent since its launch in October 2017. She started in journalism in 1987 and was previously chief reporter, news editor and a sub-editor on the now defunct Herts & Essex Observer.

East Herts secures cash for patient care

27 May 2022
East Herts secures cash for patient care

East Herts secures cash for patient care

27 May 2022

The money secured by East Herts Council will help fund the refurbishment of the Kitwood Unit at the Herts and Essex Community Hospital.


Core support for community orchard plans

26 May 2022
Core support for community orchard plans

Core support for community orchard plans

26 May 2022

On Monday night, the town council's finance and policy committee agreed to branch out and back the scheme for a site at Jenkins Lane.


Join the Castle Park Couch to 20k challenge

26 May 2022
Join the Castle Park Couch to 20k challenge

Join the Castle Park Couch to 20k challenge

26 May 2022

The confidence-boosting fitness course will start on Wednesday, June 15 for an hour from 9.15am and will run for six weeks.


Hatfield Forest the perfect stage for outdoor theatre

26 May 2022
Hatfield Forest the perfect stage for outdoor theatre

Hatfield Forest the perfect stage for outdoor theatre

26 May 2022

Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy while watching the show, and a rug or seats to sit on. The Forest Café will be open.


Clavering digs deep to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

26 May 2022
Clavering digs deep to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Clavering digs deep to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

26 May 2022

There will be guided walks by Peter Cooper, and a trail of more than 25 royalty-themed scarecrows around the village, including a quiz.


Government delivers £700,000 for Harlow & Gilston Garden Town

25 May 2022
Government delivers £700,000 for Harlow & Gilston Garden Town

Government delivers £700,000 for Harlow & Gilston Garden Town

25 May 2022

The Homes England money is part of a £15m funding pot to support delivery of thousands of homes in new communities across the country.


Traditional fun of the fayre for all the family at Thorn Grove

25 May 2022
Traditional fun of the fayre for all the family at Thorn Grove

Traditional fun of the fayre for all the family at Thorn Grove

25 May 2022

Saturday's event featured Punch and Judy, donkey rides, coconut shy, penalty shootout, pottery painting, dance displays – and the head in the stocks!


Stortford counts down to Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

25 May 2022
Stortford counts down to Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Stortford counts down to Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

25 May 2022

Street parties galore, Bish Bash music festival, shop window competition, children's town trail, beacon lighting and tree planting on the agenda.


Free yoga sessions for teenagers in Castle Park

25 May 2022
Free yoga sessions for teenagers in Castle Park

Free yoga sessions for teenagers in Castle Park

25 May 2022

Instructor Carole Grant-Conroy will run five weekly Wednesday afternoon sessions at Markwell Pavilion in Castle Park from June 8 to July 6.


Council shows off upcycling skills at Herts County Show

24 May 2022
Council shows off upcycling skills at Herts County Show

Council shows off upcycling skills at Herts County Show

24 May 2022

The council is inviting visitors to come and buy quality goods that would otherwise have been dumped from a pop-up shop.


Council offering slots for food and drink vendors in local parks

24 May 2022
Council offering slots for food and drink vendors in local parks

Council offering slots for food and drink vendors in local parks

24 May 2022

Locations include Grange Paddocks, Thorley Park and Southern Country Park in Bishop's Stortford plus Pishionbury Park in Sawbridgeworth.


Emergency services to be on hand at Thorley Park 'community day'

24 May 2022
Emergency services to be on hand at Thorley Park 'community day'

Emergency services to be on hand at Thorley Park 'community day'

24 May 2022

The event at Thorley Neighbourhood Centre on Thursday (10am-2pm) will include crime prevention, fire safety and first aid advice.


Boost for schools, NHS and sports from 84 new Stortford homes

24 May 2022
Boost for schools, NHS and sports from 84 new Stortford homes

Boost for schools, NHS and sports from 84 new Stortford homes

24 May 2022

Second phase of Patmore Close development will provide mix of one- to five-bedroom homes and 36% have been allocated as 'affordable housing'.


Coco's Katie is giving up the sweet life to follow her art

23 May 2022
Coco's Katie is giving up the sweet life to follow her art

Coco's Katie is giving up the sweet life to follow her art

23 May 2022

Before she closes the door at her shop in Palmers Lane, Katie Bradshaw will host an exhibition to profile Stortford’s creative community.


Piri piri chicken chain looks to Pepe up Bishop's Stortford diners

23 May 2022
Piri piri chicken chain looks to Pepe up Bishop's Stortford diners

Piri piri chicken chain looks to Pepe up Bishop's Stortford diners

23 May 2022

SKND Ltd has asked East Herts Council for planning permission to convert the former Lifestyle Village boutique into a branch of Pepe's Piri Piri.


Bishop's Stortford makes the short list to be new rail body's HQ

20 May 2022
Bishop's Stortford makes the short list to be new rail body's HQ

Bishop's Stortford makes the short list to be new rail body's HQ

20 May 2022

Base outside London for state-owned Great British Railways part of Transport Secretary Grant Shapps' “once-in-a-generation reform” of rail services.


EE signals bid to improve 5G service for Bishop's Stortford

20 May 2022
EE signals bid to improve 5G service for Bishop's Stortford

EE signals bid to improve 5G service for Bishop's Stortford

20 May 2022

Plans for 233 homes on Bishop's Stortford High School site in London Road force relocation of EE's mobile phone base station to Pig Lane.


Much Hadham Drama Group's Goodnight Mister Tom is a tearjerker

19 May 2022
Much Hadham Drama Group's Goodnight Mister Tom is a tearjerker

Much Hadham Drama Group's Goodnight Mister Tom is a tearjerker

19 May 2022

The cast of 18, ranging in age from 10 to 60-plus, deserved the applause they earned from an appreciative village hall audience.


Herts police chief backs tougher penalties for disruptive protesters

19 May 2022
Herts police chief backs tougher penalties for disruptive protesters

Herts police chief backs tougher penalties for disruptive protesters

19 May 2022

Protestors have held up M25 traffic in Herts, targeted Buncefield oil depot and prevented lorries leaving printing presses in Waltham Cross.


The Stranglers and Stiff Little Fingers ready to rock Stone Valley South

19 May 2022
The Stranglers and Stiff Little Fingers ready to rock Stone Valley South

The Stranglers and Stiff Little Fingers ready to rock Stone Valley South

19 May 2022

Three-day festival at Great Amwell returns for celebration of punk, ska, mod, indie and northern soul featuring iconic bands from across the decades.


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