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Jono's Nature Notes: Lots more to see in your garden than you might think

Jono's Nature Notes: Lots more to see in your garden than you might think

Jono's Nature Notes: Lots more to see in your garden than you might think

02 April 2020

Jono Forgham doesn't let self-isolating get in the way of nature spotting as he takes a closer look at the wildlife in his own small bit of the world.


Time to get crafty with art packs delivered to your door

Time to get crafty with art packs delivered to your door

Time to get crafty with art packs delivered to your door

01 April 2020

Bishop's Stortford crafting businesses The Making Place and The Little Arts Workshop producing packs for the whole family to enjoy during lockdown


Trading places: Former City worker devises wildlife and environment board game

Trading places: Former City worker devises wildlife and environment board game

Trading places: Former City worker devises wildlife and environment board game

01 April 2020

Planet B Race, a game for all the family, is the brainchild of Stortford man Clint Williams, a 60-year-old father of three and a grandfather.


Lockdown: The Indie's guide to staying close while staying away

Lockdown: The Indie's guide to staying close while staying away

Lockdown: The Indie's guide to staying close while staying away

30 March 2020

In a new column, Tom Ryder offers tips and techniques to help you stay well during this period of self-isolation and social distancing.


Show your love for our NHS heroes by colouring this and putting it in your window

Show your love for our NHS heroes by colouring this and putting it in your window

Show your love for our NHS heroes by colouring this and putting it in your window

28 March 2020

Tickety Boo Illustration has created a picture for people to colour and display as a sign of appreciation for NHS doctors, nurses and other staff.


'It's like being trapped in an abusive game of Heads We Win, Tails You Lose'

'It's like being trapped in an abusive game of Heads We Win, Tails You Lose'

'It's like being trapped in an abusive game of Heads We Win, Tails You Lose'

02 March 2020

A Bishop's Stortford mother writes anonymously about her three-year battle with Herts CAMHS to get help for her son's mental health issues...


Why my rock bottom was the best thing that’s happened to me

Why my rock bottom was the best thing that’s happened to me

Why my rock bottom was the best thing that’s happened to me

16 February 2020

In September, Carl Waring completed the Berlin Marathon – 8 years to the day that he set off on the long road to recovery from life as an alcoholic.


Couple hope they have the magic formula with escape room for all the family

Couple hope they have the magic formula with escape room for all the family

Couple hope they have the magic formula with escape room for all the family

08 February 2020

In Sawbridgeworth, Escape Space's game A Magical Disappearance gives players an hour to help professor escape from a painting he's trapped inside


The road ahead looks bleaker – it seems like my cancer is back

The road ahead looks bleaker – it seems like my cancer is back

The road ahead looks bleaker – it seems like my cancer is back

27 January 2020

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, writes a column for the Indie about living with stage 4 cancer as a 40-year-old married mother of two.


How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

26 January 2020

Lian Brook-Tyler, a Stortford primary school mum who lives in Farnham, writes a new column, Wild&Happy, for the Indie. This is her story...


Support and solidarity on the menu at Pregnancy Supper Club

Support and solidarity on the menu at Pregnancy Supper Club

Support and solidarity on the menu at Pregnancy Supper Club

25 January 2020

A supper club for new and expectant mums to meet others who are entering motherhood is launching in Bishop's Stortford


Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

24 January 2020

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon and her family are looking forward to the world's largest wildlife survey this weekend (January 25-27)


The birthing coach to celebrities who's helping mums discover their tribe

The birthing coach to celebrities who's helping mums discover their tribe

The birthing coach to celebrities who's helping mums discover their tribe

23 January 2020

Sophie Sinclair, who has coached parents including Harry Kane's wife through their pregnancies, is offering the ultimate bump-to-baby experience.


Children can star in their own adventure story with book search in Stortford

Children can star in their own adventure story with book search in Stortford

Children can star in their own adventure story with book search in Stortford

22 January 2020

Teacher Jo Patel and author Josie Dom are hiding books around the town for children to find and enjoy for National Reading Day on Thursday.


Taking a turn through town to spot some urban dwellers

Taking a turn through town to spot some urban dwellers

Taking a turn through town to spot some urban dwellers

19 January 2020

Nature Notes writer Jono Forgham strolls into Stortford town centre and spots plenty of wildlife - even if the subjects don't always pose for photos


Plea to save the Stortford club that's a lifeline for parents of twins

Plea to save the Stortford club that's a lifeline for parents of twins

Plea to save the Stortford club that's a lifeline for parents of twins

16 January 2020

Voluntary group Bishop's Stortford and District Twins Club faces an uncertain future unless support can be found to keep it running.


New Year hope of Stortford parents who couldn't bring their son home from hospital for Christmas

New Year hope of Stortford parents who couldn't bring their son home from hospital for Christmas

New Year hope of Stortford parents who couldn't bring their son home from hospital for Christmas

01 January 2020

Three-year-old Jacob Taylor spent Christmas in isolation in Great Ormond Street hospital because of his rare and life-threatening health condition.


Why being told I had bowel cancer at 37 did not come as a shock

Why being told I had bowel cancer at 37 did not come as a shock

Why being told I had bowel cancer at 37 did not come as a shock

08 December 2019

'The five months of prodding, poking and waiting for results was far worse than the actual diagnosis'


'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.'


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