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'Mummy, if I raise lots of money, will they make a better medicine for Daddy?'

'Mummy, if I raise lots of money, will they make a better medicine for Daddy?'

'Mummy, if I raise lots of money, will they make a better medicine for Daddy?'

10 April 2022

Amy Gannon writes about her Stortford family's story of navigating the emotional, physical and financial challenges of living with leukaemia.


Isabel Hospice's £7m appeal to provide care for everyone

Isabel Hospice's £7m appeal to provide care for everyone

Isabel Hospice's £7m appeal to provide care for everyone

08 April 2022

Appeal comes as charity celebrates 40th anniversary and coincides with new home in Stortford for its Living Well with Isabel community hub.


Emma Willis back 'delivering babies' at Princess Alexandra Hospital

Emma Willis back 'delivering babies' at Princess Alexandra Hospital

Emma Willis back 'delivering babies' at Princess Alexandra Hospital

02 April 2022

The Voice UK and ex Big Brother presenter and mother of three will resume her role as a qualified maternity care assistant this summer.


Free fruit, veg and milk for pregnant women and young families in Herts

Free fruit, veg and milk for pregnant women and young families in Herts

Free fruit, veg and milk for pregnant women and young families in Herts

01 April 2022

Mums-to-be and families with children aged over one and under four can apply online for a Healthy Start digital prepaid card.


'Step safely into spring': county council launches living with Covid strategy

'Step safely into spring': county council launches living with Covid strategy

'Step safely into spring': county council launches living with Covid strategy

31 March 2022

Survey of 3,700 residents found 39% felt cautious about all restrictions being lifted, 21% angry, 20% excited, 15% had no concerns and 11% worried.


NHS in Hertfordshire and West Essex agrees green strategy

NHS in Hertfordshire and West Essex agrees green strategy

NHS in Hertfordshire and West Essex agrees green strategy

31 March 2022

Peter Wightman, of West Essex CCG, said: "The links between human health, climate change and biodiversity loss are clear."


Anti-racism charter wins support from Harlow hospital bosses

Anti-racism charter wins support from Harlow hospital bosses

Anti-racism charter wins support from Harlow hospital bosses

30 March 2022

Daphne Lewis, UNISON organiser, said: "This charter means Princess Aexandra is making a firm commitment to tackling discrimination in all its forms."


Hospice wins national award for link-up with health bodies

Hospice wins national award for link-up with health bodies

Hospice wins national award for link-up with health bodies

28 March 2022

The partnership worked together to enable a greater proportion of patients to receive end-of-life care in more familiar surroundings.


'After a misdiagnosis, we were fighting leukaemia with hot water bottles and paracetamol'

'After a misdiagnosis, we were fighting leukaemia with hot water bottles and paracetamol'

'After a misdiagnosis, we were fighting leukaemia with hot water bottles and paracetamol'

27 March 2022

A Bishop's Stortford family's story of navigating the emotional, physical and financial challenges of living with blood cancer, by Amy Gannon


Youth café to host free yoga for stressed teenagers

Youth café to host free yoga for stressed teenagers

Youth café to host free yoga for stressed teenagers

16 March 2022

The Active East Herts project is being funded by a £1,807 grant from a trust administered by town councillors.


Five lonely elderly to get free trips to day centre every week for a year

Five lonely elderly to get free trips to day centre every week for a year

Five lonely elderly to get free trips to day centre every week for a year

16 March 2022

Age Concern Bishop's Stortford gets £5,000 grant from town council-administered trust towards project to ease social isolation.


Royal couple pay tribute to Herts and Essex heroes of Covid pandemic

Royal couple pay tribute to Herts and Essex heroes of Covid pandemic

Royal couple pay tribute to Herts and Essex heroes of Covid pandemic

03 March 2022

Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Essex and Herts Air Ambulance's North Weald airbase to thank NHS, emergency service and council staff.


Princess Alexandra Hospital appeals for virtual visit volunteers

Princess Alexandra Hospital appeals for virtual visit volunteers

Princess Alexandra Hospital appeals for virtual visit volunteers

28 February 2022

Lisa Thurley said: “Virtual visiting is an essential service, keeping patients and their loved ones connected whilst they are in hospital."


Councils' funding fears as Government introduces Living with Covid plans

Councils' funding fears as Government introduces Living with Covid plans

Councils' funding fears as Government introduces Living with Covid plans

21 February 2022

Herts director of public health Professor Jim McManus was talking in his capacity as president of the Association of Directors of Public Health.


Family's £35,000 appeal to give three-year-old Arthur the chance to walk

Family's £35,000 appeal to give three-year-old Arthur the chance to walk

Family's £35,000 appeal to give three-year-old Arthur the chance to walk

21 February 2022

Stansted couple Paula and Andy Bowie launch Arthur's Sword in the Stone appeal to pay for life-changing surgery for their son who defies the odds.


'Signing up to the beginners' course was one of the best decisions I've ever made'

'Signing up to the beginners' course was one of the best decisions I've ever made'

'Signing up to the beginners' course was one of the best decisions I've ever made'

20 February 2022

Bishop's Stortford Running Club opens registrations for its 2022 beginners' course, a 10 weeks to 10k programme led by its qualified coaches.


London Marathon places up for grabs from hospital charity

London Marathon places up for grabs from hospital charity

London Marathon places up for grabs from hospital charity

17 February 2022

Interested runners should email 50-word statement on why they want to represent the charity by February 28 and raise at least £400 in sponsorship.


Honour for Bishop's Stortford transplant patient who helps others

Honour for Bishop's Stortford transplant patient who helps others

Honour for Bishop's Stortford transplant patient who helps others

17 February 2022

Chelle Peppiatt, who had lifesaving stem cell transplant, recognised for work as online community champion for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.


£250,000 electric vehicles trial for Herts and Essex ambulance service

£250,000 electric vehicles trial for Herts and Essex ambulance service

£250,000 electric vehicles trial for Herts and Essex ambulance service

17 February 2022

NHS England has approved a £250,000 East of England Ambulance Service bid to fund two Skoda all-wheel-drive cars and a Vauxhall van.


Green vehicles for blue light charity: air ambulance picks Volvo

Green vehicles for blue light charity: air ambulance picks Volvo

Green vehicles for blue light charity: air ambulance picks Volvo

16 February 2022

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance first in UK to add Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid SUVs to its rapid response fleet.


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