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Appeal for volunteers to be police cadet leaders in Hertfordshire

Appeal for volunteers to be police cadet leaders in Hertfordshire

Appeal for volunteers to be police cadet leaders in Hertfordshire

27 January 2020

The cadet scheme has 11 active groups in Herts – including one in Bishop's Stortford – whose leaders deliver a range of activities for teenagers.


How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

26 January 2020

Lian Brook-Tyler, a Stortford primary school mum who lives in Farnham, writes a new column, Wild&Happy, for the Indie. This is her story...


Nuisance parking stretch of London Road to get yellow lines in spring?

Nuisance parking stretch of London Road to get yellow lines in spring?

Nuisance parking stretch of London Road to get yellow lines in spring?

26 January 2020

Drivers began parking near Tees House last summer, causing traffic jams by holding up lorries and buses, and making passage difficult for pedestrians.


Parish council chairman warns of new onslaught by developers

Parish council chairman warns of new onslaught by developers

Parish council chairman warns of new onslaught by developers

26 January 2020

Cllr Nick Baker, chairman of Henham Parish Council and Save our Villages, was aghast at the failure of Uttlesford's latest local plan.


Van man's anger as faulty CCTV camera means vandal evades police action

Van man's anger as faulty CCTV camera means vandal evades police action

Van man's anger as faulty CCTV camera means vandal evades police action

26 January 2020

Victim Simon Leach: "Surely these cameras are paid for out of our council tax and should be fully operational all of the time for everyone’s safety?"


SSE calls on Stansted to respect council's decision to ground expansion plans

SSE calls on Stansted to respect council's decision to ground expansion plans

SSE calls on Stansted to respect council's decision to ground expansion plans

26 January 2020

Stop Stansted Expansion says an appeal would mean a lengthy public inquiry and continued uncertainty for the local community for at least a year.


Town council to freeze its council tax precept for third year

Town council to freeze its council tax precept for third year

Town council to freeze its council tax precept for third year

26 January 2020

The amount the town council charges band D households in Bishop's Stortford is set to remain at £68.69.


'Forgotten Farnham': Villagers lament disruption of Stortford North development

'Forgotten Farnham': Villagers lament disruption of Stortford North development

'Forgotten Farnham': Villagers lament disruption of Stortford North development

25 January 2020

In one week, residents were cut off by road closures and by heavy rain flooding the diversion route, a single-track lane through a ford.


Death at 102 of major who fought the Japanese in the Second World War

Death at 102 of major who fought the Japanese in the Second World War

Death at 102 of major who fought the Japanese in the Second World War

25 January 2020

Ron Etherington gave up the chance of a career as a professional footballer to join the armed forces, and went on to serve his country and community.


Council leader rules out Stortford crematorium: 'We don't have £5m to burn'

Council leader rules out Stortford crematorium: 'We don't have £5m to burn'

Council leader rules out Stortford crematorium: 'We don't have £5m to burn'

25 January 2020

Bishop's Stortford Town Council leader John Wyllie says recycling used graves in unconsecrated ground is the greenest way forward.


Support and solidarity on the menu at Pregnancy Supper Club

Support and solidarity on the menu at Pregnancy Supper Club

Support and solidarity on the menu at Pregnancy Supper Club

25 January 2020

A supper club for new and expectant mums to meet others who are entering motherhood is launching in Bishop's Stortford


New court battle ahead as council defies legal advice on Stansted Airport?

New court battle ahead as council defies legal advice on Stansted Airport?

New court battle ahead as council defies legal advice on Stansted Airport?

24 January 2020

Planning committee refuses to rubber-stamp passenger expansion granted in 2018, citing concerns about noise, air quality and climate change.


Indies Child of Courage winner gets star treatment on prize West End trip

Indies Child of Courage winner gets star treatment on prize West End trip

Indies Child of Courage winner gets star treatment on prize West End trip

24 January 2020

Chauffeur-driven trip to see Dear Evan Hansen is Birchwood student Katie Callaghan's reward for supporting other sick children.


Town council set to ban Chinese lanterns and helium balloons

Town council set to ban Chinese lanterns and helium balloons

Town council set to ban Chinese lanterns and helium balloons

24 January 2020

Policy banning sale or use on Bishop's Stortford Town Council land, including Thursday and Saturday markets, proposed by leader Cllr John Wyllie.


Police prime Stortford residents against Amazon subscription phone scam

Police prime Stortford residents against Amazon subscription phone scam

Police prime Stortford residents against Amazon subscription phone scam

24 January 2020

Victims get voicemail messages saying they are going to be billed for Amazon Prime subscription and are directed to an 'account manager' to cancel it.


Deputy mayor fears planning free-for-all will put pressure on Stortford

Deputy mayor fears planning free-for-all will put pressure on Stortford

Deputy mayor fears planning free-for-all will put pressure on Stortford

23 January 2020

Cllr Keith Warnell spells out the dangerous implications for the town of the failure over the border of Uttlesford District Council's district plan.


Holocaust survivor who saw her mother murdered talks to Stortford students

Holocaust survivor who saw her mother murdered talks to Stortford students

Holocaust survivor who saw her mother murdered talks to Stortford students

23 January 2020

Polish-born Hannah Lewis, 82, returned to The Bishop's Stortford High School as students prepared to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.


The birthing coach to celebrities who's helping mums discover their tribe

The birthing coach to celebrities who's helping mums discover their tribe

The birthing coach to celebrities who's helping mums discover their tribe

23 January 2020

Sophie Sinclair, who has coached parents including Harry Kane's wife through their pregnancies, is offering the ultimate bump-to-baby experience.


Stansted boss explains airport plans in open letter to residents

Stansted boss explains airport plans in open letter to residents

Stansted boss explains airport plans in open letter to residents

23 January 2020

Chief executive Ken O’Toole addresses concerns about the local and environmental impacts of the proposals.


Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

22 January 2020

The residents' body argues building at Northgate End should not begin until the council clarifies its plans for a cultural quarter at Old River Lane.


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