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‘We’re nocturnal creatures – but we don’t let the sun go down on us’

‘We’re nocturnal creatures – but we don’t let the sun go down on us’

‘We’re nocturnal creatures – but we don’t let the sun go down on us’

26 May 2024

Each morning we wake not knowing what the day will bring – and living with Parkinson’s is no different, says Parkinality columnist Julie Walker.


Revealed: The top 10 most popular baby names in England and Wales

Revealed: The top 10 most popular baby names in England and Wales

Revealed: The top 10 most popular baby names in England and Wales

20 May 2024

Olivia and Noah remain in the top spots, says the ONS, for the most popular baby names in England and Wales, but which others made the top 10?


Exposing the cracks in school classroom hatching projects

Exposing the cracks in school classroom hatching projects

Exposing the cracks in school classroom hatching projects

15 May 2024

Bishop’s Stortford primary school mum Amy Robson reveals the ugly side of ducklings and chicks hatching in classrooms.


First-time buyer transforms Stortford Fields boxy newbuild mudpit into haven of beauty

First-time buyer transforms Stortford Fields boxy newbuild mudpit into haven of beauty

First-time buyer transforms Stortford Fields boxy newbuild mudpit into haven of beauty

21 April 2024

Gardening newbie Charlotte Owers has spent the last four years creating a cottage garden vibe in the heart of Stortford’s newbuild estate.


‘The money is great, but just as important was the awareness raised’

‘The money is great, but just as important was the awareness raised’

‘The money is great, but just as important was the awareness raised’

17 April 2024

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker was delighted with how her Party for Parkinson’s went at The Belgian Brewer in Bishop’s Stortford


‘Walkers united by one goal – to make futures of blood cancer patients brighter’

‘Walkers united by one goal – to make futures of blood cancer patients brighter’

‘Walkers united by one goal – to make futures of blood cancer patients brighter’

27 March 2024

Life with Leukaemia columnist Amy Atkinson and her family are preparing to take on a Walk of Light to raise blood cancer awareness


Parkinality: ‘I can do without pavement problems when living with perambulation pixie’

Parkinality: ‘I can do without pavement problems when living with perambulation pixie’

Parkinality: ‘I can do without pavement problems when living with perambulation pixie’

13 March 2024

Columnist Julie Walker on how unexpected obstacles can turn walking along pavements into Krypton Factor-style challenges for people with Parkinson’s


Couple who’ve welcomed 3,500 to their talking circles appeal for help to rebuild their nurturing Nest

Couple who’ve welcomed 3,500 to their talking circles appeal for help to rebuild their nurturing Nest

Couple who’ve welcomed 3,500 to their talking circles appeal for help to rebuild their nurturing Nest

06 March 2024

Mood and food: River and Kimmie Taylor run The Nest, a CIC that acts as a “green social prescribing service”, and vegan food truck The Nestaurant.


AA issues pre-Budget wish list for cash-strapped motorists

AA issues pre-Budget wish list for cash-strapped motorists

AA issues pre-Budget wish list for cash-strapped motorists

27 February 2024

The breakdown organisation wants Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to extend the freeze on fuel duty and cut taxes for car insurance policies on March 6.


Party for Parkinson’s – to raise awareness, funds and the roof

Party for Parkinson’s – to raise awareness, funds and the roof

Party for Parkinson’s – to raise awareness, funds and the roof

23 February 2024

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month – and there’s a party at the Belgian Brewer in Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday the 6th.


Young people don’t need to shy away from talking about money worries

Young people don’t need to shy away from talking about money worries

Young people don’t need to shy away from talking about money worries

23 February 2024

According to Citizens Advice research, 90% of under-25s would rather talk about sensitive topics like health, politics or religion than money.


‘I wouldn’t be an award winner without the Wise(ish) Man by my side’

‘I wouldn’t be an award winner without the Wise(ish) Man by my side’

‘I wouldn’t be an award winner without the Wise(ish) Man by my side’

14 February 2024

Julie Walker talks about the amount of support she gets from her partner, the Wise(ish) Man, and their plans for a musical and a fundraising concert


‘Parkinson’s robbed me of my sense of smell, otherwise I might have smelt a rat’

‘Parkinson’s robbed me of my sense of smell, otherwise I might have smelt a rat’

‘Parkinson’s robbed me of my sense of smell, otherwise I might have smelt a rat’

03 February 2024

Our Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on her Person of Courage success at the Indies Community Awards 2023.


The pet detectives who track down missing dogs out of kindness and love

The pet detectives who track down missing dogs out of kindness and love

The pet detectives who track down missing dogs out of kindness and love

04 January 2024

Herts & Essex-based Dogateers was founded five years ago by Debbie Evans, Viv Perry and Liz Evans – and demand for their free services is soaring.


Five years after giving up my licence, I’m asked to do a ‘drink-drive test’

Five years after giving up my licence, I’m asked to do a ‘drink-drive test’

Five years after giving up my licence, I’m asked to do a ‘drink-drive test’

17 December 2023

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker makes another unmedicated trip to hospital, this time to gauge the success of her deep brain stimulation surgery.


Help is out there so please don’t suffer in silence

Help is out there so please don’t suffer in silence

Help is out there so please don’t suffer in silence

22 November 2023

The Indie’s Parkinality columnist, Julie Walker, provides some useful advice and links to services that have helped her navigate life with Parkinson's


‘People need to talk about cancer, it shouldn’t be an awkward topic’

‘People need to talk about cancer, it shouldn’t be an awkward topic’

‘People need to talk about cancer, it shouldn’t be an awkward topic’

15 November 2023

The Indie’s Life with Leukaemia columnist Amy Atkinson on her overwhelming need to normalise talking about cancer


Parkinality: ‘I’d love to add cure to my list of Parkinson’s C words’

Parkinality: ‘I’d love to add cure to my list of Parkinson’s C words’

Parkinality: ‘I’d love to add cure to my list of Parkinson’s C words’

27 October 2023

Julie Walker on her experience getting drugs on the NHS to treat Covid symptoms and benefits of the East Herts and Broxbourne Community Cars scheme


‘I wish it was game, set and match to me against Parkinson’s disease’

‘I wish it was game, set and match to me against Parkinson’s disease’

‘I wish it was game, set and match to me against Parkinson’s disease’

12 October 2023

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker is back on court thanks to free lessons for people with Parkinson’s disease at Bishop’s Stortford Lawn Tennis Club


Life with Leukaemia: Charities play a huge part on emotional cancer journey

Life with Leukaemia: Charities play a huge part on emotional cancer journey

Life with Leukaemia: Charities play a huge part on emotional cancer journey

10 October 2023

Life with Leukaemia columnist Amy Atkinson finds out about the good work being done by charities Something To Look Forward To and Shine Cancer Support


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