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Walk-in Covid-19 jabs begin in Stortford for 16- and 17-year-olds

Walk-in Covid-19 jabs begin in Stortford for 16- and 17-year-olds

Walk-in Covid-19 jabs begin in Stortford for 16- and 17-year-olds

16 August 2021

The teens can get their first dose of the Pfizer jab at Bishop's Stortford Football Club's stadium in Woodside, off Dunmow Road.


Public health chief hopes new self-isolation rules will boost jab rates

Public health chief hopes new self-isolation rules will boost jab rates

Public health chief hopes new self-isolation rules will boost jab rates

16 August 2021

Those who are double-jabbed or under 18 will not have to quarantine for 10 days if they come into close contact with a positive Covid-19 case.


'Excessive restrictions' crippling recovery at Stansted Airport

'Excessive restrictions' crippling recovery at Stansted Airport

'Excessive restrictions' crippling recovery at Stansted Airport

13 August 2021

Managing director Steve Griffiths raps PCR testing rules as July's passenger total is down 75% on July 2019's.


Hubs reopen for physical and mental health help

Hubs reopen for physical and mental health help

Hubs reopen for physical and mental health help

08 August 2021

Cllr Morris Bright said: "We are committed to ensuring that our residents have the opportunity to live healthy lives for as long as possible."


Twisted Cellar closes for good three years after opening

Twisted Cellar closes for good three years after opening

Twisted Cellar closes for good three years after opening

06 August 2021

"Devastating effect" of Covid pandemic a challenge too far for the South Street bar and wine, gin and craft beer merchant.


Qualified welcome from Stansted Airport for new travel rules

Qualified welcome from Stansted Airport for new travel rules

Qualified welcome from Stansted Airport for new travel rules

05 August 2021

MAG chief executive Charlie Cornish said: "It is encouraging to finally see decisions that reflect the data."


Sweet! Rotarians reward the Covid carers of Bishop's Stortford

Sweet! Rotarians reward the Covid carers of Bishop's Stortford

Sweet! Rotarians reward the Covid carers of Bishop's Stortford

04 August 2021

Members distributed bags of M&Ms to staff at doctors' surgeries, care homes and the ambulance station.


Covid-19 restrictions cut cost of rural crime in Herts and Essex

Covid-19 restrictions cut cost of rural crime in Herts and Essex

Covid-19 restrictions cut cost of rural crime in Herts and Essex

03 August 2021

Coronavirus restrictions, beefed-up security on farms and rural policing contributed to a fall in rural thefts in 2020.


Stansted Airport boss welcomes vaccination rules for amber countries

Stansted Airport boss welcomes vaccination rules for amber countries

Stansted Airport boss welcomes vaccination rules for amber countries

03 August 2021

Charlie Cornish: "But the Government's continuing reluctance to be open with the data behind its decisions leaves us in the dark about what to expect"


Stortford councillor encourages town charities to apply for grants

Stortford councillor encourages town charities to apply for grants

Stortford councillor encourages town charities to apply for grants

29 July 2021

Each of Herts County Council's 78 elected members has £15,000 to allocate to causes that benefit residents in their local areas.


In pictures: Stortford's Castle Park parkrun returns after 16 months

In pictures: Stortford's Castle Park parkrun returns after 16 months

In pictures: Stortford's Castle Park parkrun returns after 16 months

26 July 2021

A field of 262 – from primary pupils to pensioners – ran, jogged and walked 5k from Sworder's Field to Grange Paddocks and back.


£50 summer holiday help for Herts kids entitled to free school meals

£50 summer holiday help for Herts kids entitled to free school meals

£50 summer holiday help for Herts kids entitled to free school meals

26 July 2021

County councillor Teresa Heritage: "This support is part of our ongoing work to ensure those most affected by Covid-19 have the help they need."


Pubs are back on track but wary landlords play it safe

Pubs are back on track but wary landlords play it safe

Pubs are back on track but wary landlords play it safe

23 July 2021

Adam Curtis, publican at the Cock Inn at Hockerill in Bishop’s Stortford, said it was “normality with a lot of caution”.


Respite care home for disabled closing as part of £900,000 cuts

Respite care home for disabled closing as part of £900,000 cuts

Respite care home for disabled closing as part of £900,000 cuts

23 July 2021

Four-bedroom unit in Apton Road should have shut last September but this was postponed because of Covid-19 crisis.


MPs urge Government to build £350m public health science HQ in Harlow

MPs urge Government to build £350m public health science HQ in Harlow

MPs urge Government to build £350m public health science HQ in Harlow

22 July 2021

Stortford's Julie Marson joined forces with Harlow's Robert Halfon to seek assurances the state-of-the-art campus would be built.


Mystery letter against pub sparks outpouring of love from supporters

Mystery letter against pub sparks outpouring of love from supporters

Mystery letter against pub sparks outpouring of love from supporters

21 July 2021

Letter from 'Thorley Watch' urges residents to "form a group" and report noise and anti-social behaviour linked to Marne Inn.


Council's £5,000 carrot to set up business in vacant shops and offices

Council's £5,000 carrot to set up business in vacant shops and offices

Council's £5,000 carrot to set up business in vacant shops and offices

20 July 2021

As restrictions on social distancing are lifted, East Herts Council wants to encourage use of all vacant commercial space in the district.


Keep your mask on at doctors' surgeries in the Stortford area

Keep your mask on at doctors' surgeries in the Stortford area

Keep your mask on at doctors' surgeries in the Stortford area

18 July 2021

Dr Jane Halpin said: “We need to continue to do what we can to keep people safe from catching Covid-19 in healthcare settings."


Health bosses urge Covid 'caution, collective responsibility and kindness'

Health bosses urge Covid 'caution, collective responsibility and kindness'

Health bosses urge Covid 'caution, collective responsibility and kindness'

18 July 2021

"The most important thing is that everyone's circumstances are different and what feels comfortable to one person might not feel that way to another."


Bus company donates £260,000 to NHS Charities Together

Bus company donates £260,000 to NHS Charities Together

Bus company donates £260,000 to NHS Charities Together

14 July 2021

As part of its Covid-19 precautions, the company stopped giving change for fares paid in cash and pledged to donate any overpayment to charity.


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