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Family mourn death of husband and father taken ill near his home in Stortford

Family mourn death of husband and father taken ill near his home in Stortford

Family mourn death of husband and father taken ill near his home in Stortford

10 February 2020

Paramedics and police called after Stephen Harris, 69, was found 'unresponsive' in Cemetery Road on Saturday afternoon.


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.


Council deadly serious about grave matter of burial site shortage in Stortford

Council deadly serious about grave matter of burial site shortage in Stortford

Council deadly serious about grave matter of burial site shortage in Stortford

13 December 2019

Town council leader Cllr John Wyllie said: “We need to see what’s best for the town for the next 100 to 200 years.”


Family and friends bid farewell to former Stortford mayor Bernard Engel

Family and friends bid farewell to former Stortford mayor Bernard Engel

Family and friends bid farewell to former Stortford mayor Bernard Engel

11 December 2019

Readings at his Methodist Church funeral by granddaughter Ruth and by current mayor Cllr Norma Symonds reflected his passion for the scriptures.


The former mayor of Stortford who got engaged to his wife of 56 years on their first date

The former mayor of Stortford who got engaged to his wife of 56 years on their first date

The former mayor of Stortford who got engaged to his wife of 56 years on their first date

08 December 2019

Bernard Engel MBE, who served his country, church, community and family, has died at home in Bishop's Stortford, aged 92, after a short illness.


Bereaved families remember lost loved ones in poignant Stortford ceremony

Bereaved families remember lost loved ones in poignant Stortford ceremony

Bereaved families remember lost loved ones in poignant Stortford ceremony

05 December 2019

Christmas carols, a reading and lighting-up of the tree in Isabel Hospice's annual Lights of Love remembrance ceremony in Market Square.


Final farewell to 'Mr Stortford': Funeral of councillor and former mayor Mike Wood

Final farewell to 'Mr Stortford': Funeral of councillor and former mayor Mike Wood

Final farewell to 'Mr Stortford': Funeral of councillor and former mayor Mike Wood

19 November 2019

As well as family and friends, those assembled at the service at St Michael's Church reflected his impact on, and involvement in, Bishop's Stortford.


Final farewell to Bishop's Stortford with funeral of stalwart councillor Mike Wood

Final farewell to Bishop's Stortford with funeral of stalwart councillor Mike Wood

Final farewell to Bishop's Stortford with funeral of stalwart councillor Mike Wood

14 November 2019

The 74-year-old Liberal Democrat former mayor passed away at his home in South Street on October 25 after a long illness.


St Clare Hospice to extend care for young people thanks to grants

St Clare Hospice to extend care for young people thanks to grants

St Clare Hospice to extend care for young people thanks to grants

07 November 2019

Since the service was launched in June 2017, the hospice has helped over 400 local children and young people aged 3 to 18.


Shine a light of love for family and friends this Christmas with Isabel Hospice

Shine a light of love for family and friends this Christmas with Isabel Hospice

Shine a light of love for family and friends this Christmas with Isabel Hospice

03 November 2019

Stortford's Lights of Love ceremony will feature readings and a choir singing carols before the Market Square Christmas tree lights are switched on.


'I can never forgive myself for not seeing my son and holding him close to me'

'I can never forgive myself for not seeing my son and holding him close to me'

'I can never forgive myself for not seeing my son and holding him close to me'

28 October 2019

Inspired by moving stories in the Indie this month to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week, Lesley Searle writes about the son she lost 40 years ago.


Tributes to 'inspiring, charismatic and knowledgeable' Cllr Mike Wood

Tributes to 'inspiring, charismatic and knowledgeable' Cllr Mike Wood

Tributes to 'inspiring, charismatic and knowledgeable' Cllr Mike Wood

26 October 2019

Lib Dem Cllr Mike Wood was thrilled to be re-elected to his beloved All Saints ward in May this year, at the age of 74.


Mum's moving message to her daughter on her 18th: 'Happy birthday, Addie – forever 16'

Mum's moving message to her daughter on her 18th: 'Happy birthday, Addie – forever 16'

Mum's moving message to her daughter on her 18th: 'Happy birthday, Addie – forever 16'

25 October 2019

'I miss wishing her a happy birthday and seeing the joy on her face, but mostly I just miss her and the love and strength she gave to us all.'


Tributes are paid to Grove Cottage founding member

Tributes are paid to Grove Cottage founding member

Tributes are paid to Grove Cottage founding member

18 October 2019

Brian Crabb was just a young man when his mother and father, together with a group of other parents, formed Grove Cottage.


A father's story of baby loss: 'I coped all right until I found a pair of yellow baby shoes – and then I broke down'

A father's story of baby loss: 'I coped all right until I found a pair of yellow baby shoes – and then I broke down'

A father's story of baby loss: 'I coped all right until I found a pair of yellow baby shoes – and then I broke down'

14 October 2019

Bishop's Stortford grandfather Joe Connolly, 74, recalls the baby loss he and his late wife Pam suffered in 1977 – when times were different


Stacy returned to a labour ward full of happy, new mums – to deliver her own dead daughter

Stacy returned to a labour ward full of happy, new mums – to deliver her own dead daughter

Stacy returned to a labour ward full of happy, new mums – to deliver her own dead daughter

12 October 2019

Baby Loss Awareness Week: “It’s surprising how many have been through it. And they have kept it silent. We need to make people aware it could happen.”


Hannah draws comfort from Alfie's innocence about the little brother he'll never know

Hannah draws comfort from Alfie's innocence about the little brother he'll never know

Hannah draws comfort from Alfie's innocence about the little brother he'll never know

11 October 2019

Northgate Primary School worker's harrowing choice at 25: to endure the agony of stillbirth or let doctors carry out surgical procedure.


'The only time I got to hold Louie was when he passed away in my arms'

'The only time I got to hold Louie was when he passed away in my arms'

'The only time I got to hold Louie was when he passed away in my arms'

10 October 2019

Baby Loss Awareness Week: How Letty Taylor's joy at 'test-tube twins' turned to grief after 26 weeks


'It's time to break the taboo about dead babies... so I'll begin with my Ciaran'

'It's time to break the taboo about dead babies... so I'll begin with my Ciaran'

'It's time to break the taboo about dead babies... so I'll begin with my Ciaran'

07 October 2019

Baby Loss Awareness Week: Indie news editor Sinead Corr on the death of her third child, who was stillborn on New Year's Day almost 25 years ago


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