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Pub's Loo of the Year rating far from bog standard – and no flash in the pan

14 November 2020
Pub's Loo of the Year rating far from bog standard – and no flash in the pan

Pub's Loo of the Year rating far from bog standard – and no flash in the pan

14 November 2020

Stortford's JD Wetherspoon pub the Port Jackson repeats its 2019 achievement in 2020 Loo of the Year Awards.


Extinction Rebellion East Herts to host online talk about climate crisis

14 November 2020
Extinction Rebellion East Herts to host online talk about climate crisis

Extinction Rebellion East Herts to host online talk about climate crisis

14 November 2020

The local branch of the global environmental movement is hosting a discussion about solutions on Monday evening (Nov 16).


Father Christmas returns to Jackson Square for 'gifts for seniors' scheme

14 November 2020
Father Christmas returns to Jackson Square for 'gifts for seniors' scheme

Father Christmas returns to Jackson Square for 'gifts for seniors' scheme

14 November 2020

Children are invited to take a gift for an older person to Santa's grotto and in return they will receive their own present.


New look in the new year for Bishop's Stortford play area

14 November 2020
New look in the new year for Bishop's Stortford play area

New look in the new year for Bishop's Stortford play area

14 November 2020

Trinity Close play area off South Street will be closed from November 16 for an upgrade, which is due to be completed in January.


Tesco to collect Christmas donations for Bishop's Stortford food bank

13 November 2020
Tesco to collect Christmas donations for Bishop's Stortford food bank

Tesco to collect Christmas donations for Bishop's Stortford food bank

13 November 2020

The in-store initiative runs at the Bishop's Park branch in Stortford from Thursday to Saturday (Nov 19-21).


JustGiving appeal to pay for staff highlights schools' 'crippling' Covid costs

12 November 2020
JustGiving appeal to pay for staff highlights schools' 'crippling' Covid costs

JustGiving appeal to pay for staff highlights schools' 'crippling' Covid costs

12 November 2020

"When a member of staff has to self-isolate, that staff member is paid and the school also has to pay another person to teach the class."


Prince's Trust recruits revamp Scout hut garden in Stortford

12 November 2020
Prince's Trust recruits revamp Scout hut garden in Stortford

Prince's Trust recruits revamp Scout hut garden in Stortford

12 November 2020

The team of 10 led by Nikky Wilkins, who runs the programme, completed a two-week community project at the Silver Leys hut.


High Wych couple spearhead Hertfordshire foster carers campaign

12 November 2020
High Wych couple spearhead Hertfordshire foster carers campaign

High Wych couple spearhead Hertfordshire foster carers campaign

12 November 2020

Foster carers Alan and Dawn Ashworth are joined in a video for new recruitment campaign by Luke, the first boy they helped, who's now 22.


Jail for 100mph drink driver who 'wiped out' BMWs worth £150,000

12 November 2020
Jail for 100mph drink driver who 'wiped out' BMWs worth £150,000

Jail for 100mph drink driver who 'wiped out' BMWs worth £150,000

12 November 2020

Jonathan Clarke's Toyota Avensis hit the kerb in Stansted Road in Stortford, rolling the car carrying two passengers at least twice.


Stansted Airport police officer sacked for tasering colleague

12 November 2020
Stansted Airport police officer sacked for tasering colleague

Stansted Airport police officer sacked for tasering colleague

12 November 2020

PC Christopher Philpott discharged the device into the leg of another member of the Essex force on police premises.


£92,000 grant to East Herts Council for Covid test and trace ops

12 November 2020
£92,000 grant to East Herts Council for Covid test and trace ops

£92,000 grant to East Herts Council for Covid test and trace ops

12 November 2020

Environmental health officers worked on 44 cases in the first three weeks of October.


Answers to your questions about Stortford's new Covid marshals

12 November 2020
Answers to your questions about Stortford's new Covid marshals

Answers to your questions about Stortford's new Covid marshals

12 November 2020

Who are they, what's their purpose, can they impose fines and why couldn’t the cash be used for something else?


Businesses in East Herts urged to apply for new Covid lockdown grants

11 November 2020
Businesses in East Herts urged to apply for new Covid lockdown grants

Businesses in East Herts urged to apply for new Covid lockdown grants

11 November 2020

The grants cover the four-week period to Wednesday December 2, when the national lockdown is scheduled to end.


NHS staff honour forces on Armistice Day

11 November 2020
NHS staff honour forces on Armistice Day

NHS staff honour forces on Armistice Day

11 November 2020

Princess Alexandra Hospital workers attend 11am virtual service, led by chaplaincy team, and observe two-minute silence.


Covid marshals from East Herts Council hit the streets of Stortford

10 November 2020
Covid marshals from East Herts Council hit the streets of Stortford

Covid marshals from East Herts Council hit the streets of Stortford

10 November 2020

Initial patrols in the town centre took place on Tuesday and are expected to be back on Thursday and Saturday.


Town council roadblock to East Herts' permission for 233 homes on school site

10 November 2020
Town council roadblock to East Herts' permission for 233 homes on school site

Town council roadblock to East Herts' permission for 233 homes on school site

10 November 2020

The district council's development management committee approved the scheme for The Bishop's Stortford High School despite fierce objections.


Keep reading during lockdown with click and collect library books

10 November 2020
Keep reading during lockdown with click and collect library books

Keep reading during lockdown with click and collect library books

10 November 2020

Readers are notified when their books are ready to collect from the library door while socially distancing.


Patrols step up security in Bishop's Stortford town centre

10 November 2020
Patrols step up security in Bishop's Stortford town centre

Patrols step up security in Bishop's Stortford town centre

10 November 2020

The BID funded patrols during the first lockdown and decided to act again at a cost of around £10,000 after consulting its levy payers.


Bishop's Stortford pays solemn tribute to war dead on Remembrance Sunday

09 November 2020
Bishop's Stortford pays solemn tribute to war dead on Remembrance Sunday

Bishop's Stortford pays solemn tribute to war dead on Remembrance Sunday

09 November 2020

The event was live-streamed on YouTube for those unable to attend and the mayor, Cllr Keith Warnell, set the tone with his welcome address.


Stortford's Remembrance Sunday ceremony to be curtailed by Covid

07 November 2020
Stortford's Remembrance Sunday ceremony to be curtailed by Covid

Stortford's Remembrance Sunday ceremony to be curtailed by Covid

07 November 2020

Rather than customary march to Castle Gardens war memorial, ticketed commemoration will comprise static parade and short service.


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