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'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.


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.'


Learning to live with those post scan day worries

Learning to live with those post scan day worries

Learning to live with those post scan day worries

21 October 2019

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, a 40-year-old mother of two from Elsenham, writes about living with stage 4 cancer


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


Family travels in the Far East inspire Sawbridgeworth dad's new book

Family travels in the Far East inspire Sawbridgeworth dad's new book

Family travels in the Far East inspire Sawbridgeworth dad's new book

11 October 2019

Of Sweat and Other Joys tells the story of a family and their journeys over the course of several years to Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Vietnam.


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.


15 faces of baby loss: Breaking the taboo around infant death

15 faces of baby loss: Breaking the taboo around infant death

15 faces of baby loss: Breaking the taboo around infant death

09 October 2019

Baby Loss Awareness Week #BLAW2019: Joanne Lewis photographed members of East Herts Sands for a project to help break the taboo around baby loss


'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


Mums encouraged to practise self-compassion for World Mental Health Day

Mums encouraged to practise self-compassion for World Mental Health Day

Mums encouraged to practise self-compassion for World Mental Health Day

06 October 2019

Stortford cafe Penny & Lou hosts counsellor's chat over hot drink and slice of cake for mothers for World Mental Health Day on Thursday (Oct 10)


Nostalgia dance for Dorringtons

Nostalgia dance for Dorringtons

Nostalgia dance for Dorringtons

27 September 2019

Nostalgia Day will celebrate 100 years of Dorringtons this year, with Diverse Performing Arts presenting the history of cakes through dance


The normality of going back to work is just the job

The normality of going back to work is just the job

The normality of going back to work is just the job

22 September 2019

Elsenham mother-of-two Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, writes for the Indie about living with stage 4 cancer


I hate cancer and what it's taken from me, but it's also given me something quite special

I hate cancer and what it's taken from me, but it's also given me something quite special

I hate cancer and what it's taken from me, but it's also given me something quite special

08 September 2019

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, writes about living with stage 4 cancer as a 40-year-old mother of two – and reflects on the passing of another summer


Our special family time together is something I value so much more since my diagnosis

Our special family time together is something I value so much more since my diagnosis

Our special family time together is something I value so much more since my diagnosis

26 August 2019

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, reflects on her summer holiday in the sun – including a little kick in the stomach from her cancer


'Mummy, are you going to die?' How I told my children I have stage 4 cancer

'Mummy, are you going to die?' How I told my children I have stage 4 cancer

'Mummy, are you going to die?' How I told my children I have stage 4 cancer

21 July 2019

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, is a 40-year-old mother of two from Elsenham who writes for the Indie about living with stage 4 cancer


Sawbridgeworth rescue centre for small animals raises awareness of plight of abandoned pets

Sawbridgeworth rescue centre for small animals raises awareness of plight of abandoned pets

Sawbridgeworth rescue centre for small animals raises awareness of plight of abandoned pets

13 July 2019

East Herts Council chairman, who has five guinea pigs, joins forces with Auntyanimal, which is Harlow Pets at Home store's charity of the year


Karate school offers free self-defence classes after spate of incidents

Karate school offers free self-defence classes after spate of incidents

Karate school offers free self-defence classes after spate of incidents

06 July 2019

Grant Nicholls at Impact Karate Academy reacts to spate of incidents involving masked man exposing himself to girls and women


New woodland garden for neuro centres

New woodland garden for neuro centres

New woodland garden for neuro centres

29 June 2019

The Friends of Sawbridgeworth Neuro Centres has transformed a bramble covered wasteland into a tranquil woodland for residents to enjoy.


Chelsea Flower Show winner's dual success has its roots in his Stortford schooldays

Chelsea Flower Show winner's dual success has its roots in his Stortford schooldays

Chelsea Flower Show winner's dual success has its roots in his Stortford schooldays

16 June 2019

Former TBSHS student Alistair Bayford strikes gold and wins best in show with garden design inspired by his own 'family monster'


Beatrix Potter Street: Peter Rabbit to visit Jackson Square in half-term week

Beatrix Potter Street: Peter Rabbit to visit Jackson Square in half-term week

Beatrix Potter Street: Peter Rabbit to visit Jackson Square in half-term week

27 May 2019

Little shoppers can also enjoy storytelling in a spring vegetable garden and colouring among other free fun activities


Decorations made with own fayre hands

Decorations made with own fayre hands

Decorations made with own fayre hands

05 December 2018

The team at Thorley Pre-School raised £660 towards a wish list fund during their Christmas fayre.


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