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RIP Cyril: Tributes to Stortford's D-Day hero who has died at 97

RIP Cyril: Tributes to Stortford's D-Day hero who has died at 97

RIP Cyril: Tributes to Stortford's D-Day hero who has died at 97

26 May 2022

Second World War veteran Cyril Banks collect for Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and marched in town's Remembrance parade well into his 90s.


Coco's Katie is giving up the sweet life to follow her art

Coco's Katie is giving up the sweet life to follow her art

Coco's Katie is giving up the sweet life to follow her art

23 May 2022

Before she closes the door at her shop in Palmers Lane, Katie Bradshaw will host an exhibition to profile Stortford’s creative community.


Sawbridgeworth mayor cleared of racism after East Herts Council probe

Sawbridgeworth mayor cleared of racism after East Herts Council probe

Sawbridgeworth mayor cleared of racism after East Herts Council probe

20 May 2022

Greg Rattey was accused of breaching the councillors' code of conduct by admitting he had once belonged to "an intrinsically racist organisation".


Stressful flight from war but refugee mum arrives safe

Stressful flight from war but refugee mum arrives safe

Stressful flight from war but refugee mum arrives safe

20 May 2022

Author Carol Russell said mum Nadia and her five-year-old daughter Ilariia missed their flight to the UK as their luggage went ahead.


Comedy club boss ejects heckler after anti-Semitic remark towards comic

Comedy club boss ejects heckler after anti-Semitic remark towards comic

Comedy club boss ejects heckler after anti-Semitic remark towards comic

18 May 2022

Mark Maier was less than four minutes into his act at Great Dunmow Comedy Club when an audience member made a comment about his nose.


One big happy family at fun day for Stortford's Polish community

One big happy family at fun day for Stortford's Polish community

One big happy family at fun day for Stortford's Polish community

17 May 2022

Over 250 people flocked to Birchwood High School on Sunday for family activities, food and a football match all organised by police.


80-year-old graffiti reveals secrets of Polish war heroes stationed at Audley End

80-year-old graffiti reveals secrets of Polish war heroes stationed at Audley End

80-year-old graffiti reveals secrets of Polish war heroes stationed at Audley End

15 May 2022

A new exhibition delves into Audley End's role as a centre for training elite Polish paratroopers during the Second World War.


History group cracks the codes to reveal secret gems of Sawbridgeworth

History group cracks the codes to reveal secret gems of Sawbridgeworth

History group cracks the codes to reveal secret gems of Sawbridgeworth

13 May 2022

Sawbridgeworth Local History Society chairman David Royle led the group on the trail and tried out the new QR codes scattered around the town.


The special friendship between young Beavers and care home residents

The special friendship between young Beavers and care home residents

The special friendship between young Beavers and care home residents

06 May 2022

Every month boys and girls with Thorley's Raleigh Beavers visit Hazel End Care Home for games, craft activities and gardening with the old folk.


Face masks and Covid-19 safety measures stay in county's GP surgeries

Face masks and Covid-19 safety measures stay in county's GP surgeries

Face masks and Covid-19 safety measures stay in county's GP surgeries

06 May 2022

Although legal restrictions have ended measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 remain in health settings to keep staff and patients safe.


Connecting with neighbours by connecting with nature – Stortford's growth business

Connecting with neighbours by connecting with nature – Stortford's growth business

Connecting with neighbours by connecting with nature – Stortford's growth business

05 May 2022

Louise Tennekoon on two projects - a community orchard and Grow Green Spaces - that have grown out of last November's Community Climate Gathering.


' You can't help but smile when you are with Vanessa'

' You can't help but smile when you are with Vanessa'

' You can't help but smile when you are with Vanessa'

05 May 2022

Vanessa Sauvary, from Bishop's Stortford, was named Hertfordshire's Learning Disability Personality of the Year in the Rumble Awards.


Brandon climbs world's third highest volcano 10 months after bad injury

Brandon climbs world's third highest volcano 10 months after bad injury

Brandon climbs world's third highest volcano 10 months after bad injury

04 May 2022

Former Birchwood High School boy overcame reconstructive knee surgery to reach top of Mount Teide in aid of global tree-planting project.


May marvel! 'Best ever' Sawbridgeworth fayre attracts hundreds

May marvel! 'Best ever' Sawbridgeworth fayre attracts hundreds

May marvel! 'Best ever' Sawbridgeworth fayre attracts hundreds

03 May 2022

The fayre was spread around the town, with food stalls and music on Fair Green and fairground rides at Bell Street car park.


Sawbridgeworth welcomes 13 Ukrainian refugees but visa waits delay more

Sawbridgeworth welcomes 13 Ukrainian refugees but visa waits delay more

Sawbridgeworth welcomes 13 Ukrainian refugees but visa waits delay more

03 May 2022

A frustrated Cllr David Royle told a town council meeting: "Visas have been issued for a mother but not for her daughter. It's very puzzling."


Herts County Council gears up to welcome 1,600 Ukrainian refugees

Herts County Council gears up to welcome 1,600 Ukrainian refugees

Herts County Council gears up to welcome 1,600 Ukrainian refugees

02 May 2022

County Hall said 574 residents have stepped forward to offer shelter to women and children fleeing the Russian invasion.


Stansted firefighter takes on bungee jump to help little Arthur walk

Stansted firefighter takes on bungee jump to help little Arthur walk

Stansted firefighter takes on bungee jump to help little Arthur walk

02 May 2022

Stansted crew member Steve Perry aims to raise money to fund surgery for three-year-old Arthur Bowie, who was born prematurely and has cerebral palsy.


Woman who lost 5.5st eating her fave Italian food now runs Slimming World clinics

Woman who lost 5.5st eating her fave Italian food now runs Slimming World clinics

Woman who lost 5.5st eating her fave Italian food now runs Slimming World clinics

02 May 2022

Adeva Peacock suffered depression and body dismorphia before joining Slimming World and now hopes to inspire others with her success story.


Fascinating finds reveal Bishop's Stortford's past as a Roman 'new town'

Fascinating finds reveal Bishop's Stortford's past as a Roman 'new town'

Fascinating finds reveal Bishop's Stortford's past as a Roman 'new town'

01 May 2022

Experts have been excavating a site at Grange Paddocks where East Herts Council is installing a 3G artificial sports pitch this summer.


Humanitarian hub set up by Sawbo businessman helping hundreds flee Ukraine

Humanitarian hub set up by Sawbo businessman helping hundreds flee Ukraine

Humanitarian hub set up by Sawbo businessman helping hundreds flee Ukraine

30 April 2022

Nick Hills says he realised someone had to "take a step back" and take a calmer, longer term outlook at the situation


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