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Bees have a ball when they take a ride on the tunnel of love

Bees have a ball when they take a ride on the tunnel of love

Bees have a ball when they take a ride on the tunnel of love

17 September 2022

There are numerous highlights when Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham goes on a six-mile stroll from Little Hadham to Patmore Heath and back


Apple and Bees Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

Apple and Bees Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

Apple and Bees Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

12 September 2022

Cider and roses, honey and lavender, apple juice and dahlias, jam and elephants – there's something for everyone at September open day.


Beer and music festival at the 'best beer garden in Stortford'

Beer and music festival at the 'best beer garden in Stortford'

Beer and music festival at the 'best beer garden in Stortford'

12 September 2022

Community sports club's third such festival on Saturday (Sept 17) will feature nine live acts, DJ, real ales, gin bar, food stalls and inflatables.


Nature Notes: Dragonfly is a ruddy good find on stroll along the river

Nature Notes: Dragonfly is a ruddy good find on stroll along the river

Nature Notes: Dragonfly is a ruddy good find on stroll along the river

03 September 2022

Jono Forgham braves the heat on a seven-mile round trip from Bat Willow Hurst Country Park to Twyford Locks with a much-needed pub stop on the way


Dig this! Birds of prey, archery and axe throwing in Castle Park

Dig this! Birds of prey, archery and axe throwing in Castle Park

Dig this! Birds of prey, archery and axe throwing in Castle Park

31 August 2022

Castle Park Heritage Day: Free family fun day in Sworder's Field and Castle Gardens on Sunday September 19 runs from 10am to 3pm.


Stansted Windmill bank holiday Monday fete returns

Stansted Windmill bank holiday Monday fete returns

Stansted Windmill bank holiday Monday fete returns

25 August 2022

The event will include tours of the 200-year-old mill, refreshments, entertainment and stalls throughout the afternoon on Monday.


Nature Notes: Tales of the unexpected on my latest forest foray

Nature Notes: Tales of the unexpected on my latest forest foray

Nature Notes: Tales of the unexpected on my latest forest foray

14 August 2022

They were too fast to get pics and he got stung waiting for them, but Jono Forgham is thrilled to see badger cubs in broad daylight at Hatfield Forest


Stand-up star supports Grove Cottage fundraiser

Stand-up star supports Grove Cottage fundraiser

Stand-up star supports Grove Cottage fundraiser

11 August 2022

Paddy Lennox said: "I'm such a keen supporter of theirs I was thrilled to have the opportunity to get involved."


Art landmark scraps summer ticket fees for children

Art landmark scraps summer ticket fees for children

Art landmark scraps summer ticket fees for children

05 August 2022

The Perry Green landmark’s special offer means families can save £8.25 per youngster when pre-booking.


Butterflies, bees, dragonflies and a bat walk: The Gardens of Easton Lodge in August

Butterflies, bees, dragonflies and a bat walk: The Gardens of Easton Lodge in August

Butterflies, bees, dragonflies and a bat walk: The Gardens of Easton Lodge in August

02 August 2022

Jill Goldsmith, from the Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust, extols the virtues of a visit to the natural wonder at Little Easton, near Dunmow


A host of cool things to be seen on village stroll in heatwave

A host of cool things to be seen on village stroll in heatwave

A host of cool things to be seen on village stroll in heatwave

30 July 2022

Nature Notes correspondent Jono Forgham braved the scorching temperatures to spot plenty of wildlife on a wander around Much Hadham


Make a date for Standon Calling – July 20 to 23, 2023

Make a date for Standon Calling – July 20 to 23, 2023

Make a date for Standon Calling – July 20 to 23, 2023

27 July 2022

Alex Trenchard said: "We're completely blown away from witnessing this festival's best line-up yet coming to life across all these beautiful stage."


Did Standon Calling deliver my wish list? Yes – and the sun shone too

Did Standon Calling deliver my wish list? Yes – and the sun shone too

Did Standon Calling deliver my wish list? Yes – and the sun shone too

26 July 2022

After clocking up 25 miles criss-crossing the festival fields, Sinead Corr reflects on the four-day music feast along the A120 from Stortford.


Standon Calling Day 4 in pictures: Girl power as female acts shine

Standon Calling Day 4 in pictures: Girl power as female acts shine

Standon Calling Day 4 in pictures: Girl power as female acts shine

25 July 2022

The boutique music festival seven miles from Stortford hit its Keychange pledge with women comprising more than half of the line-up.


Make a date for some summer holiday fun with the whole family

Make a date for some summer holiday fun with the whole family

Make a date for some summer holiday fun with the whole family

24 July 2022

Indie work experience students Zara Tobin, Emma Stoski and Ben Foster have come up with a range of outings and activities for families to enjoy


Jeeps, roses and wartime songs at Gardens of Easton Lodge open day

Jeeps, roses and wartime songs at Gardens of Easton Lodge open day

Jeeps, roses and wartime songs at Gardens of Easton Lodge open day

13 July 2022

Visitors to Sunday's (July 17) open day can learn about the history of the area in both world wars – and to smell the roses!


Fun is organic at Herts and Essex Community Farm music festival

Fun is organic at Herts and Essex Community Farm music festival

Fun is organic at Herts and Essex Community Farm music festival

13 July 2022

The free family event on Saturday July 30 will feature reiki, a sensory space, home-crafted games, barbecue and vegan food.


New names join the bill as Standon Calling countdown begins

New names join the bill as Standon Calling countdown begins

New names join the bill as Standon Calling countdown begins

07 July 2022

Festival founder Alex Trenchard said: "We're delighted to complete our 2022 lineup with the hottest new talent across the music spectrum."


'Big wig to fill': New judge for Dunmow's Flitch Trials

'Big wig to fill': New judge for Dunmow's Flitch Trials

'Big wig to fill': New judge for Dunmow's Flitch Trials

04 July 2022

After spending 26 years as counsel for the bacon, Daniel Pitt, a Leeds barrister specialising in family law, has been promoted.


Nature Notes: 'Put the mower away – we're on verge of an insect disaster'

Nature Notes: 'Put the mower away – we're on verge of an insect disaster'

Nature Notes: 'Put the mower away – we're on verge of an insect disaster'

02 July 2022

Jono Forgham does research into local roadside verges, which are good habitats for many species with wide variety of grasses, plants and hedgerows


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