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Transformation ahead for East Herts as council bids to save £1m

Transformation ahead for East Herts as council bids to save £1m

Transformation ahead for East Herts as council bids to save £1m

13 July 2021

Covid-19 and cuts in central government funding have left the already hard-pressed authority with a new £3.25m hole in its budget.


Hospice's plea after donors give dirty potties, stained clothes and even bag of waste

Hospice's plea after donors give dirty potties, stained clothes and even bag of waste

Hospice's plea after donors give dirty potties, stained clothes and even bag of waste

09 July 2021

Managers at Isabel Hospice say poor-quality donations which end up in landfill cost the charity a staggering £70,000 a year.


Shake-up at East Herts Council on the cards to spare services from cuts

Shake-up at East Herts Council on the cards to spare services from cuts

Shake-up at East Herts Council on the cards to spare services from cuts

07 July 2021

Home working for staff and more online services for residents key to council's bid to save £1m to help plug budget black hole.


New low-cost airline flypop picks Stansted as UK hub for flights to India

New low-cost airline flypop picks Stansted as UK hub for flights to India

New low-cost airline flypop picks Stansted as UK hub for flights to India

05 July 2021

The British carrier's management has predicted strong, long-term demand for direct flights between the UK and India's key secondary cities.


‘Year end’ reopening for Shell station in Sawbridgeworth

‘Year end’ reopening for Shell station in Sawbridgeworth

‘Year end’ reopening for Shell station in Sawbridgeworth

02 July 2021

The town's last remaining fuel stop shut at the start of 2019, but work on its refurb was halted due to a contamination issue.


From dry to wet: Bar and restaurant plan for Spats in Stortford

From dry to wet: Bar and restaurant plan for Spats in Stortford

From dry to wet: Bar and restaurant plan for Spats in Stortford

30 June 2021

Nish Popat is seeking East Herts Council planning permission to change the use of the vacant premises in Devoils Lane.


Springwatch presenters roar disapproval for fur trade with iconic T-shirts

Springwatch presenters roar disapproval for fur trade with iconic T-shirts

Springwatch presenters roar disapproval for fur trade with iconic T-shirts

30 June 2021

Three iconic designer T-shirts from the 1980s spreading anti-fur message are for sale at Birchanger artist Lin Watson's studio.


Households urged to reduce water use to help save rivers like the Stort

Households urged to reduce water use to help save rivers like the Stort

Households urged to reduce water use to help save rivers like the Stort

30 June 2021

SOS: Save Our Streams – Affinity Water says Stortford people are using 2.5% more water per person per day than the national average.


New flexible season tickets for commuters on Greater Anglia trains

New flexible season tickets for commuters on Greater Anglia trains

New flexible season tickets for commuters on Greater Anglia trains

21 June 2021

Greater Anglia estimates travellers from Bishop's Stortford to London who make 141 journeys in a year can save £395.


Comedian Joe Lycett's TV show behind black box in Market Square

Comedian Joe Lycett's TV show behind black box in Market Square

Comedian Joe Lycett's TV show behind black box in Market Square

16 June 2021

A team from Rumpus Media was working on the third series of consumer programme Joe Lycett's Got Your Back for Channel 4.


'Covid hero' Stortford flour mill worker gets MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

'Covid hero' Stortford flour mill worker gets MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

'Covid hero' Stortford flour mill worker gets MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

12 June 2021

Allinson’s flour mill office manager Sue Freestone prioritised her colleagues and feeding the nation by delaying her retirement.


Pub's anger at being told to wait up to a week for power cut repairs

Pub's anger at being told to wait up to a week for power cut repairs

Pub's anger at being told to wait up to a week for power cut repairs

11 June 2021

No kitchen ovens, lights or hot water, but defiant Brewery Tap is still serving drinks and cooking pizzas in its outside oven.


Sawbridgeworth left with one banking facility as TSB closes its branch

Sawbridgeworth left with one banking facility as TSB closes its branch

Sawbridgeworth left with one banking facility as TSB closes its branch

04 June 2021

New mayor Cllr Greg Rattey: "Banks need to look out for their loyal customers instead of always offering deals for new ones."


Train journeys slump to 1872 levels because of Covid-19

Train journeys slump to 1872 levels because of Covid-19

Train journeys slump to 1872 levels because of Covid-19

04 June 2021

Greater Anglia journeys fell from 22.5 million in third quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2019-20 to 6.6m in Q3 of 2020-21, which was up from 1.916m in Q1.


'Don't shut Bishop's Stortford's Marks & Spencer store'

'Don't shut Bishop's Stortford's Marks & Spencer store'

'Don't shut Bishop's Stortford's Marks & Spencer store'

27 May 2021

Town and district councillor David Snowdon has written to the chain's chief executive to ease uncertainty over South Street store.


Stansted bosses call on Government to give green light to travel

Stansted bosses call on Government to give green light to travel

Stansted bosses call on Government to give green light to travel

27 May 2021

Airport, airline and holiday operator chiefs warn UK is falling behind the rest of the world and risks throwing away its 'vaccine dividend'.


Councils join forces to boost trade in eight towns including Stortford

Councils join forces to boost trade in eight towns including Stortford

Councils join forces to boost trade in eight towns including Stortford

24 May 2021

Digital advertising van to tour East Herts and North Herts as part of marketing campaign, and newsletter to drop through every letterbox.


Stortford food bank to benefit from Tesco campaign to help kids

Stortford food bank to benefit from Tesco campaign to help kids

Stortford food bank to benefit from Tesco campaign to help kids

24 May 2021

The supermarket chain will be asking customers to donate long-life groceries as children on holiday miss out on school meals.


Stortford commuters set to save as Government shakes up train travel

Stortford commuters set to save as Government shakes up train travel

Stortford commuters set to save as Government shakes up train travel

24 May 2021

People combining commuting on Greater Anglia trains with home-working could save hundreds a year with new flexible season tickets.


Council holding up Little Waitrose revamp of Shell shut for two years

Council holding up Little Waitrose revamp of Shell shut for two years

Council holding up Little Waitrose revamp of Shell shut for two years

22 May 2021

A Shell spokesman outlined the reasons for the latest delay to the refurbishment of Sawbridgeworth's only fuel stop.


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