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Stars see local artist’s memorial to acting legend unveiled at Westminster Abbey

Stars see local artist’s memorial to acting legend unveiled at Westminster Abbey

Stars see local artist’s memorial to acting legend unveiled at Westminster Abbey

29 April 2022

Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench among guests from world of theatre and film who gathered for unveiling of memorial to Sir John Gielgud.


Church's grand reopening after £768,000 improvements

Church's grand reopening after £768,000 improvements

Church's grand reopening after £768,000 improvements

25 April 2022

Members of the public invited to open day on Saturday (April 30) to see Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church's improved facilities.


St Michael's rings the changes as church bells restoration begins

St Michael's rings the changes as church bells restoration begins

St Michael's rings the changes as church bells restoration begins

20 April 2022

There have been bells in the tower since the early 1400s and the present ring of 10 bells was installed in 1820, the year after the tower was rebuilt.


Archaeologists to reveal town's Roman past

Archaeologists to reveal town's Roman past

Archaeologists to reveal town's Roman past

20 April 2022

Between AD43 and AD410, parts of Britain – including East Herts – were occupied and the conquered territory was a province of the empire.


Council's street party road closure deadline for Queen's jubilee

Council's street party road closure deadline for Queen's jubilee

Council's street party road closure deadline for Queen's jubilee

18 April 2022

Queen's Platinum Jubilee street party organisers in Stortford and Sawbo have until April 21 to apply for road closure consent from county council.


Wayne's Westminster Abbey memorial stone to legendary actor

Wayne's Westminster Abbey memorial stone to legendary actor

Wayne's Westminster Abbey memorial stone to legendary actor

18 April 2022

Letter carver and sculptor Wayne Hart, who works at studios near Bishop’s Stortford, will be among guests at the Abbey for the dedication ceremony.


Events to celebrate Royal British Legion centenary in Bishop's Stortford

Events to celebrate Royal British Legion centenary in Bishop's Stortford

Events to celebrate Royal British Legion centenary in Bishop's Stortford

12 April 2022

Poppy Appeal fundraiser in Jackson Square follows church service at St Michael's attended by dignitaries.


Royal British Legion celebrates 100 years in Bishop's Stortford

Royal British Legion celebrates 100 years in Bishop's Stortford

Royal British Legion celebrates 100 years in Bishop's Stortford

06 April 2022

The centenary was marked on Sunday with a special service at St Michael's Church and Legion members will be in Jackson Square this Saturday.


Cricket club hoping groups will warm to pavilion refurb

Cricket club hoping groups will warm to pavilion refurb

Cricket club hoping groups will warm to pavilion refurb

01 April 2022

The project saw the installation of solar powered heat pumps, double glazing, new blinds, roof insulation and new laminate flooring.


Time stands still in Bishop's Stortford – but for how much longer?

Time stands still in Bishop's Stortford – but for how much longer?

Time stands still in Bishop's Stortford – but for how much longer?

18 March 2022

Colin Woodward, ex-Tory councillor turned 'time lord', has pressed Waitrose to repair the timepiece on the cupola at its Northgate End supermarket.


Antiques dealer finds 200,000 model soldiers in Sawbo house clearance

Antiques dealer finds 200,000 model soldiers in Sawbo house clearance

Antiques dealer finds 200,000 model soldiers in Sawbo house clearance

07 March 2022

Nick Crooks, from Antiques and Chic, found boxes of the lead soldiers worth £80,000 to £100,000 all over the house.


Bench in memory of library legend back in place after vandalism

Bench in memory of library legend back in place after vandalism

Bench in memory of library legend back in place after vandalism

04 February 2022

The bench outside the library in The Forebury, is in memory of Mavis Miller, who began working there in 1958.


Speaker's warning to Stortford MP about 'political broadcast'

Speaker's warning to Stortford MP about 'political broadcast'

Speaker's warning to Stortford MP about 'political broadcast'

01 February 2022

Sir Lindsay Hoyle intervened in Julie Marson's speech in debate about museum artefacts turning into “a political broadcast".


£7m redevelopment planned for South Mill Arts in Bishop's Stortford

£7m redevelopment planned for South Mill Arts in Bishop's Stortford

£7m redevelopment planned for South Mill Arts in Bishop's Stortford

25 January 2022

Town council asked to give £2.1m grant to help transform venue that hosted David Bowie, Stevie Wonder and The Who in the 1960s.


Move to pay homage to a part of Stortford's 110-year cinema history

Move to pay homage to a part of Stortford's 110-year cinema history

Move to pay homage to a part of Stortford's 110-year cinema history

24 January 2022

Town council wants to give unnamed alleyway down the side of M&S a cinematic name that used to be up in lights in Bishop's Stortford.


Windhill homes, three schools and a business barn win building accolades

Windhill homes, three schools and a business barn win building accolades

Windhill homes, three schools and a business barn win building accolades

24 January 2022

In 2020 it was decided for a third year no building projects in Stortford were worthy of Currey Award nomination, but in 2021 there were seven.


This is not just a mural... this is the Marks & Spencer alleyway mural

This is not just a mural... this is the Marks & Spencer alleyway mural

This is not just a mural... this is the Marks & Spencer alleyway mural

18 January 2022

Artwork installed on side of M&S, along with new lighting, in alleyway following collaboration between the store, councils, museum and BID.


How the bubonic plague helped shape Stortford castle and church

How the bubonic plague helped shape Stortford castle and church

How the bubonic plague helped shape Stortford castle and church

15 January 2022

As we enter yet another year living with Covid-19, Mike James looks at the links between two Stortford landmarks and a pandemic nearly 700 years ago


Historians back on the trail of town's best kept secrets

Historians back on the trail of town's best kept secrets

Historians back on the trail of town's best kept secrets

08 January 2022

Sawbridgeworth Local History Society is aiming to replace the boards marking its Millennium Trail with QR codes linked to its website.


Dig before new digs: Archaeologists to probe site of proposed hotel

Dig before new digs: Archaeologists to probe site of proposed hotel

Dig before new digs: Archaeologists to probe site of proposed hotel

05 January 2022

Experts at Hertfordshire County Council say the plot off Dunmow Road is next to an area where significant archaeological remains were observed.


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