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The sisters who survived wartime bomb that killed their mother

The sisters who survived wartime bomb that killed their mother

The sisters who survived wartime bomb that killed their mother

23 October 2020

80 years on, Eileen and Margaret recall the night a German bomb destroyed four houses in Sawbridgeworth, killing two women and three children.


Children organise surprise wedding party for soldier Sam and teacher Ruth

Children organise surprise wedding party for soldier Sam and teacher Ruth

Children organise surprise wedding party for soldier Sam and teacher Ruth

22 October 2020

Bishop's Stortford soldier who suffered devastating injuries while serving in Afghanistan will tie the knot with his fiancée this week.


New adoption agency aims to match children and families more quickly

New adoption agency aims to match children and families more quickly

New adoption agency aims to match children and families more quickly

19 October 2020

Eight local authorities across the East of England – including Herts and Essex county councils – form Adopt East.


Wartime bomb survivor still honouring women and children who died

Wartime bomb survivor still honouring women and children who died

Wartime bomb survivor still honouring women and children who died

19 October 2020

It's 80 years since a bomb from a German plane killed two women and three children by destroying four houses in Sawbridgeworth.


Award-winning Guide aims to find gold at end of Rainbow

Award-winning Guide aims to find gold at end of Rainbow

Award-winning Guide aims to find gold at end of Rainbow

18 October 2020

Besides the help and support she gives members locally, Perdi Squire visited Uganda to help build toilets for schoolgirls.


Save our Christmas! Day centre's plea to donate gifts for its elderly users

Save our Christmas! Day centre's plea to donate gifts for its elderly users

Save our Christmas! Day centre's plea to donate gifts for its elderly users

16 October 2020

Covid pandemic means Hailey Centre manager Kerry Reynolds is reaching out to the community of Sawbridgeworth to help save Christmas.


Much Hadham woman honoured 10 years after her father got MBE

Much Hadham woman honoured 10 years after her father got MBE

Much Hadham woman honoured 10 years after her father got MBE

14 October 2020

Claire Uwins awarded British Empire Medal for services to rural community during Covid lockdown – despite having to shield at home.


BEM for Julie – who thought Queen's Birthday Honours email was spam!

BEM for Julie – who thought Queen's Birthday Honours email was spam!

BEM for Julie – who thought Queen's Birthday Honours email was spam!

13 October 2020

Former Uttlesford district councillor Julie Redfern recognised for her village community efforts during Covid-19 crisis.


Annie appeals for help to find lost bracelet she'd worn every day for 32 years

Annie appeals for help to find lost bracelet she'd worn every day for 32 years

Annie appeals for help to find lost bracelet she'd worn every day for 32 years

12 October 2020

Wedding anniversary gift from husband became a lucky charm after OAP defied doctors who said she would never walk again following accident.


Law enforcement duo from Stortford named in Queen's Birthday Honours

Law enforcement duo from Stortford named in Queen's Birthday Honours

Law enforcement duo from Stortford named in Queen's Birthday Honours

09 October 2020

CBE for Met commander Tony Eastaugh at Home Office, MBE for Laura Gill at National Crime Agency and BEM for Much Hadham Covid volunteer Claire Uwins.


New Sawbridgeworth vicar says love is answer to challenge of Covid-19

New Sawbridgeworth vicar says love is answer to challenge of Covid-19

New Sawbridgeworth vicar says love is answer to challenge of Covid-19

06 October 2020

The Rev Simon Vivian, a 49-year-old father of two, has been inducted to the Church of Great St Mary’s.


Journalist from Stortford wins Amnesty award for war reports from Yemen

Journalist from Stortford wins Amnesty award for war reports from Yemen

Journalist from Stortford wins Amnesty award for war reports from Yemen

06 October 2020

Daily Mirror chief reporter Andy Lines, a married father of three, lives in The Stewarts and went to school in Hatfield Heath and Stansted.


Fearless 5-year-old who's virtually blind raises £1k for food bank with climb

Fearless 5-year-old who's virtually blind raises £1k for food bank with climb

Fearless 5-year-old who's virtually blind raises £1k for food bank with climb

22 September 2020

Stortford boy Ben Hardy has severe impairment in both eyes as a result of rare genetic condition that affects just 50 people in the world.


Diamond day: St Michael's priest and his wife celebrate 60 years of marriage

Diamond day: St Michael's priest and his wife celebrate 60 years of marriage

Diamond day: St Michael's priest and his wife celebrate 60 years of marriage

17 September 2020

Derek and Pauline Hinge will mark the occasion with a meal – after meeting up with his best man and his wife, who married a fortnight before them!


Cyclist Sam's only just getting started after finishing 1,000-mile ride for charity

Cyclist Sam's only just getting started after finishing 1,000-mile ride for charity

Cyclist Sam's only just getting started after finishing 1,000-mile ride for charity

11 September 2020

High Wych man and ex-Leventhorpe boy cycles from John o' Groats to Land's End in aid of Isabel Hospice.


We will mock you: Stansted hair salon owner's Covid mask message to passers-by

We will mock you: Stansted hair salon owner's Covid mask message to passers-by

We will mock you: Stansted hair salon owner's Covid mask message to passers-by

07 September 2020

Steve Fisk dressed his window mannequin as Freddie Mercury on Saturday – on what would have been the late Queen singer's 74th birthday.


Voyage of discovery as care home residents take a virtual world cruise

Voyage of discovery as care home residents take a virtual world cruise

Voyage of discovery as care home residents take a virtual world cruise

07 September 2020

Since July, staff at Hazel End Care Home have been treating guests to a taste of countries across the globe.


The day I knew, as a mixed-race person, I couldn't live in Stortford any more

The day I knew, as a mixed-race person, I couldn't live in Stortford any more

The day I knew, as a mixed-race person, I couldn't live in Stortford any more

02 September 2020

David Jones, a father of two and advertising agency director, recalls life growing up in Stortford as the son of a white father and black mother.


'I'm so grateful to the donor family and hospital team who gave me a new life'

'I'm so grateful to the donor family and hospital team who gave me a new life'

'I'm so grateful to the donor family and hospital team who gave me a new life'

29 August 2020

When he was given a new bowel, liver, kidney and pancreas, Stortford's Stephen Cooper became the 100th multi-organ transplant patient at Addenbrooke’s


Brain tumour OAP who conquered Covid-19 faces new cancer battle

Brain tumour OAP who conquered Covid-19 faces new cancer battle

Brain tumour OAP who conquered Covid-19 faces new cancer battle

21 August 2020

High Wych son in awe of Takeley dad's courage embarks on cycling challenge to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.


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