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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.

Elbow to make a triumphant return to Audley End this summer

01 March 2024
Elbow to make a triumphant return to Audley End this summer

Elbow to make a triumphant return to Audley End this summer

01 March 2024

The multi-platinum-selling band will perform their biggest anthems along with new material from the forthcoming album, Audio Vertigo, out on March 22.


23% of Herts children miss out on place at first-choice secondary school

01 March 2024
23% of Herts children miss out on place at first-choice secondary school

23% of Herts children miss out on place at first-choice secondary school

01 March 2024

Of the 14,731 who applied for a place starting in September, 77% got their first preference school and 94% got one of their four choices.


Bishop’s Stortford historians appeal for town’s Chandlers to join transatlantic DNA study

01 March 2024
Bishop’s Stortford historians appeal for town’s Chandlers to join transatlantic DNA study

Bishop’s Stortford historians appeal for town’s Chandlers to join transatlantic DNA study

01 March 2024

Bishop’s Stortford History Society joins forces with men trying to trace family tree, four centuries after their Puritan forefathers left the town.


Music to St Clare’s ears as hospice is named festival’s official charity partner

01 March 2024
Music to St Clare’s ears as hospice is named festival’s official charity partner

Music to St Clare’s ears as hospice is named festival’s official charity partner

01 March 2024

Three-day Sign of the Times Festival returns to Church End, near Little Hadham, for the fourth year from July 5 to 7.


Stortford playwright takes drama fans on West End walk with homeless heroine

01 March 2024
Stortford playwright takes drama fans on West End walk with homeless heroine

Stortford playwright takes drama fans on West End walk with homeless heroine

01 March 2024

Alan Hall, 62, who has been a resident of Clover Avenue with his wife Jude for 28 years, has written Crimson Eyes – The Walking Play.


Family behind Roni’s, Pircio and Rindio prepare to open fourth eatery in town

29 February 2024
Family behind Roni’s, Pircio and Rindio prepare to open fourth eatery in town

Family behind Roni’s, Pircio and Rindio prepare to open fourth eatery in town

29 February 2024

No 14 Restaurant will revive one of North Street’s most historic buildings – and home of the town’s iconic white hart.


Tree planting honours Stortford councillor’s environmental work

29 February 2024
Tree planting honours Stortford councillor’s environmental work

Tree planting honours Stortford councillor’s environmental work

29 February 2024

A hornbeam tree has been planted at County Hall, Hertford, to honour Cllr Graham McAndrew’s role with a green partnership.


TUBS volunteers have their eye on Thorley Park for 78th litter mission

29 February 2024
TUBS volunteers have their eye on Thorley Park for 78th litter mission

TUBS volunteers have their eye on Thorley Park for 78th litter mission

29 February 2024

The Tidy Up Bishop’s Stortford group will meet at Sainsbury’s at the Thorley Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday March 9 from 10am.


Signalling problems cause chaos on trains through Bishop’s Stortford

29 February 2024
Signalling problems cause chaos on trains through Bishop’s Stortford

Signalling problems cause chaos on trains through Bishop’s Stortford

29 February 2024

A fault at Harlow Town developed before 8am, leaving passengers at Sawbridgeworth and other stations stranded on stationary trains.


Town councillors vote to drive forward proposals to pedestrianise high street

28 February 2024
Town councillors vote to drive forward proposals to pedestrianise high street

Town councillors vote to drive forward proposals to pedestrianise high street

28 February 2024

Town council’s environment and public amenities committee voted on Monday to push forward proposals – with a Saturday trial as their first priority.


Pircio man wins Chef of the Year title at British Kebab Awards

28 February 2024
Pircio man wins Chef of the Year title at British Kebab Awards

Pircio man wins Chef of the Year title at British Kebab Awards

28 February 2024

Ahmet Kabayel received his prestigious accolade at a ceremony in London on Tuesday night.


Stansted Airport jobs fair offers bags of opportunities and chance to land a role

28 February 2024
Stansted Airport jobs fair offers bags of opportunities and chance to land a role

Stansted Airport jobs fair offers bags of opportunities and chance to land a role

28 February 2024

Almost 50 companies including MAG Stansted, Ryanair, Titan Airways, Harrods Aviation, World Duty Free and Border Force will attend event on March 7.


The Damned to headline Saturday line-up at Stone Valley South Festival

28 February 2024
The Damned to headline Saturday line-up at Stone Valley South Festival

The Damned to headline Saturday line-up at Stone Valley South Festival

28 February 2024

Stone Valley Festival returns to Pepper Hill Farm at Great Amwell, near Ware, for a sixth staging, from May 24 to 26.


Politics student is Labour’s choice to fight Marson at General Election

27 February 2024
Politics student is Labour’s choice to fight Marson at General Election

Politics student is Labour’s choice to fight Marson at General Election

27 February 2024

Josh Dean, 24, beat Sophia Adams Bhatti to be Labour’s candidate for the Hertford and Stortford seat held by Conservative Julie Marson.


Essex Police arrests four men on suspicion of rape in one day

27 February 2024
Essex Police arrests four men on suspicion of rape in one day

Essex Police arrests four men on suspicion of rape in one day

27 February 2024

The force’s Operational Support Group arrested the suspects on Monday (February 26) in connection with four separate investigations.


Company renews bid to extend Wickham Hall solar farm into Uttlesford

27 February 2024
Company renews bid to extend Wickham Hall solar farm into Uttlesford

Company renews bid to extend Wickham Hall solar farm into Uttlesford

27 February 2024

Plans for a Bishop’s Stortford solar farm straddling the East Herts and Uttlesford border are being pursued with renewed energy.


Helping Herts charity supporters walk backwards for a mile in town centre

27 February 2024
Helping Herts charity supporters walk backwards for a mile in town centre

Helping Herts charity supporters walk backwards for a mile in town centre

27 February 2024

A good-natured gang took part in a quirky challenge in Bishop’s Stortford town centre on Sunday to support Grove Cottage, the home of Mencap.


School mums ditch the Stort on 12-mile walk for Grove Cottage

27 February 2024
School mums ditch the Stort on 12-mile walk for Grove Cottage

School mums ditch the Stort on 12-mile walk for Grove Cottage

27 February 2024

Su Blackham, Sara Groom, Lisa Butwell, Hannah Bartram and Natalie Prosser were taking part in ‘12 miles for 12 Herts children’s charities’ challenge.


Town’s climate café and climate group join forces for free film night

26 February 2024
Town’s climate café and climate group join forces for free film night

Town’s climate café and climate group join forces for free film night

26 February 2024

The screening of Planetary will take place at the New Apton Centre on Thursday March 14 at 6.30pm.


Stortford MP’s WhatsApp message over Lee Anderson controversy

26 February 2024
Stortford MP’s WhatsApp message over Lee Anderson controversy

Stortford MP’s WhatsApp message over Lee Anderson controversy

26 February 2024

Julie Marson kicked off a new controversy about the suspension of fellow Tory Lee Anderson for “racist remarks” about Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.


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