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Bell tolls in tribute to wartime 'Polar Bear' veteran from Stortford

Bell tolls in tribute to wartime 'Polar Bear' veteran from Stortford

Bell tolls in tribute to wartime 'Polar Bear' veteran from Stortford

17 June 2020

Widower Kenneth Westwood, 95, died in Elmhurst care home, where he had lived since late 2017, the year his wife Olive died.


Fear of hundreds of preventable Covid-19 deaths in Herts care homes

Fear of hundreds of preventable Covid-19 deaths in Herts care homes

Fear of hundreds of preventable Covid-19 deaths in Herts care homes

29 May 2020

Some 235 deaths listing Covid-19 were registered in Herts from April 10 to May 15 according to the ONS but Lib Dems fear it was 500.


Tributes following death of The Ash pub's 'Dancing Queen' Beverly

Tributes following death of The Ash pub's 'Dancing Queen' Beverly

Tributes following death of The Ash pub's 'Dancing Queen' Beverly

15 May 2020

Beverly Sowerby, nee Crocker, died four years after being diagnosed on her 55th birthday with stage four ovarian cancer.


Police appeal after biker in his 40s killed in collision with lorry in Harlow

Police appeal after biker in his 40s killed in collision with lorry in Harlow

Police appeal after biker in his 40s killed in collision with lorry in Harlow

20 April 2020

The incident happened outside Harlow Truck Centre soon after 8pm and, despite paramedics' efforts, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at 8.25pm.


Councillor reveals death of All Saints Church worshipper with coronavirus

Councillor reveals death of All Saints Church worshipper with coronavirus

Councillor reveals death of All Saints Church worshipper with coronavirus

01 April 2020

Richard Townsend told the local Covid-19 Mutual Aid group on Facebook that there were also cases of infection at the Hockerill Anglican church.


Isabel Hospice launches appeal to replace equipment

Isabel Hospice launches appeal to replace equipment

Isabel Hospice launches appeal to replace equipment

22 March 2020

Stortford widow Suzanne Bradbrook speaks openly about how Isabel Hospice care allowed her husband, Peter, to die with dignity


Service to celebrate life of man who left his mark on Stortford's high street

Service to celebrate life of man who left his mark on Stortford's high street

Service to celebrate life of man who left his mark on Stortford's high street

08 March 2020

Chris Machin, who ran Outdoorwear for almost 40 years, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the age of 78.


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.


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