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Developers bid to build on Bishops Stortfords Old River Lane site

Developers bid to build on Bishops Stortfords Old River Lane site

Developers bid to build on Bishops Stortfords Old River Lane site

10 September 2018

A shortlist of developers who have bid to build on Bishops Stortfords Old River Lane site is being drawn up.


Keeping Bishop's Stortford Means Business in the family

Keeping Bishop's Stortford Means Business in the family

Keeping Bishop's Stortford Means Business in the family

27 August 2018

This year's Bishop's Stortford Means Business exhibition will be a family affair for organiser Robert Lee as he has enlisted the help of his daughter Gina to help make 2018's event the best yet.


Stortford couple open new cafe in town centre

Stortford couple open new cafe in town centre

Stortford couple open new cafe in town centre

11 August 2018

After a career teaching entrepreneurs how to launch a new business, Bishops Stortford man Tasos Papanastasiou has taken his own advice.


The Stortford tea traders trying to get us to turn over a new leaf

The Stortford tea traders trying to get us to turn over a new leaf

The Stortford tea traders trying to get us to turn over a new leaf

09 August 2018

Eleanor Scotchbrook meets the Bishops Stortford and Takeley couples causing a stir by blending their skills to put the tea in arteasan


South Street firms petition for free 15-minute parking

South Street firms petition for free 15-minute parking

South Street firms petition for free 15-minute parking

03 August 2018

Small business owners in one of Bishop's Stortford town centre's quietest stretches have joined forces to campaign for free parking for their customers.


Lifesavers: Bishop's Stortford wealth and law firms show they're all heart

Lifesavers: Bishop's Stortford wealth and law firms show they're all heart

Lifesavers: Bishop's Stortford wealth and law firms show they're all heart

02 August 2018

Three new defibrillators are about to be installed in Bishop's Stortford town centre.


Stortford's Rachel Rissbrook has a gift for choosing handcrafted delights

Stortford's Rachel Rissbrook has a gift for choosing handcrafted delights

Stortford's Rachel Rissbrook has a gift for choosing handcrafted delights

10 July 2018

As a teenager who spent part of her childhood growing up in the south of France, Rachel Rissbrook's mother would often traipse round the region's markets with her, taking in the locally produced crafts and wares for sale.


New terrace is a breath of fresh air at stately Down Hall Hotel and Spa

New terrace is a breath of fresh air at stately Down Hall Hotel and Spa

New terrace is a breath of fresh air at stately Down Hall Hotel and Spa

18 June 2018

Down Hall Hotel and Spa, Bishop's Stortford's most local stately home, is set in 110 acres of woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens with an intriguing royal connection.


Stortford couple pool their skill sets to launch Kemphaus Kitchens

Stortford couple pool their skill sets to launch Kemphaus Kitchens

Stortford couple pool their skill sets to launch Kemphaus Kitchens

13 June 2018

A husband and wife with more than 50 years' combined experience of carpentry and interior design have joined forces to open Bishop's Stortford's newest kitchen showroom.


Carluccios confirms closure of restaurant in Bishops Stortford

Carluccios confirms closure of restaurant in Bishops Stortford

Carluccios confirms closure of restaurant in Bishops Stortford

01 June 2018

The closure of Bishops Stortfords branch of Carluccios in North Street has been confirmed.


Closure axe hangs over Stortfords Carluccios as rescue deadline looms

Closure axe hangs over Stortfords Carluccios as rescue deadline looms

Closure axe hangs over Stortfords Carluccios as rescue deadline looms

30 May 2018

A deal with the landlord to cut the rent is the only way to save Bishops Stortfords branch of Carluccios and the deadline is Thursday (May 31), a company spokeswoman has confirmed.


Businesses give cash to Bishops Stortford SEN cafe hit by burglary

Businesses give cash to Bishops Stortford SEN cafe hit by burglary

Businesses give cash to Bishops Stortford SEN cafe hit by burglary

10 May 2018

Two community-spirited businesses have come to the aid of a Bishops Stortford caf, which doubles as a club for people with learning disabilities, after a burglar stole 300.


Ace of Fades barber Manj's new hairstyle is a cut above for charity

Ace of Fades barber Manj's new hairstyle is a cut above for charity

Ace of Fades barber Manj's new hairstyle is a cut above for charity

20 April 2018

Stortford businessman Manjeet Virdee had 14 inches of his thick, long hair chopped off for charity.


Easter colouring competition Enables Bishop's Stortford schoolgirl to choc out

Easter colouring competition Enables Bishop's Stortford schoolgirl to choc out

Easter colouring competition Enables Bishop's Stortford schoolgirl to choc out

01 April 2018

Seven-year-old Amy Cross won £100 for her school and a giant personalised chocolate egg for herself by showing her flair for creativity in Enable Independent's Easter colouring competition.


Pircio looking to skewer prize in kebab awards

Pircio looking to skewer prize in kebab awards

Pircio looking to skewer prize in kebab awards

24 February 2018

Pircio, the Turkish and Italian restaurant in Bishop's Stortford, has been shortlisted in the British Kebab Awards.


Barber's cuts for air ambulance

Barber's cuts for air ambulance

Barber's cuts for air ambulance

14 February 2018

A Bishop's Stortford men's hair salon will be raising money for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance on Sunday.


Indie reader offer: 20% off at Stortford gaming centre VIRE

Indie reader offer: 20% off at Stortford gaming centre VIRE

Indie reader offer: 20% off at Stortford gaming centre VIRE

02 February 2018

A new gaming centre in Bishop's Stortford, which includes an assortment of virtual reality (VR) experiences, has been a big hit since it opened last month - and now Bishop's Stortford Independent can save money on games there with our exclsuive reader offer.


Virtual reality games centre opens in Bishop's Stortford shop

Virtual reality games centre opens in Bishop's Stortford shop

Virtual reality games centre opens in Bishop's Stortford shop

18 January 2018

A gaming centre - complete with virtual reality (VR) games, a Nerf battle arena and an escape room - will officially open in Bishop's Stortford on Saturday (Jan 20).


Argos to vacate its Bishop's Stortford store

Argos to vacate its Bishop's Stortford store

Argos to vacate its Bishop's Stortford store

11 January 2018

Argos is to close its shop in Bishop's Stortford's Jackson Square and open a new outlet in Sainsbury's in May.


Making a show of Christmas

Making a show of Christmas

Making a show of Christmas

25 November 2017

Cat Barkley got a lesson from award-winning Bishops Stortford florist Sam Cotterrell, of Violets and Velvet, on how to make your own festive wreath


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