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Great British Bake Off: Stortford florists provide bouquets for finalists

Great British Bake Off: Stortford florists provide bouquets for finalists

Great British Bake Off: Stortford florists provide bouquets for finalists

25 November 2020

Elegant Stems daughter and mother Carla and Jan Zelezinski were given floral brief for finale of TV series filmed at Down Hall Hotel.


Dad who appreciates his life launches Christmas toy appeal for needy families

Dad who appreciates his life launches Christmas toy appeal for needy families

Dad who appreciates his life launches Christmas toy appeal for needy families

17 November 2020

Stortford production manager Mick Currie, who grew up in a single mother family, first ran his appeal last year.


Give the gift of friendship in a shoebox for an elderly person this Christmas

Give the gift of friendship in a shoebox for an elderly person this Christmas

Give the gift of friendship in a shoebox for an elderly person this Christmas

13 November 2020

We're looking for Indie readers to fill 140 shoeboxes with small treats and a message, to be delivered to the Welbeloved Club's elderly members.


High Wych couple spearhead Hertfordshire foster carers campaign

High Wych couple spearhead Hertfordshire foster carers campaign

High Wych couple spearhead Hertfordshire foster carers campaign

12 November 2020

Foster carers Alan and Dawn Ashworth are joined in a video for new recruitment campaign by Luke, the first boy they helped, who's now 22.


Sawbridgeworth Guides and Brownies make sure they remember the fallen

Sawbridgeworth Guides and Brownies make sure they remember the fallen

Sawbridgeworth Guides and Brownies make sure they remember the fallen

10 November 2020

Guides and Brownies took part in activities leading up to Remembrance Sunday and a wreath laying was held on Saturday at Sawbridgeworth airfield.


Stortford mum campaigns for birth changes at PAH amid Covid restrictions

Stortford mum campaigns for birth changes at PAH amid Covid restrictions

Stortford mum campaigns for birth changes at PAH amid Covid restrictions

07 November 2020

Chloe Ribeiro is urging the Harlow hospital to change its policies and let birth partners attend all scans and visit post-natal wards.


The preloved children's clothes business inspired by matters of the heart

The preloved children's clothes business inspired by matters of the heart

The preloved children's clothes business inspired by matters of the heart

06 November 2020

Former Indie business writer Eleanor Kent has come up with a fashion format for kids based on sustainability and social media.


Sworders to auction off Captain Sir Tom 100th birthday portraits for charity

Sworders to auction off Captain Sir Tom 100th birthday portraits for charity

Sworders to auction off Captain Sir Tom 100th birthday portraits for charity

30 October 2020

Proceeds from online sale of 130 works of art given to NHS fundraising hero will go to Captain Tom Foundation set up by his family.


Dyouthinkhesaurus! Kids in half-term hunt for Buster the dinosaur

Dyouthinkhesaurus! Kids in half-term hunt for Buster the dinosaur

Dyouthinkhesaurus! Kids in half-term hunt for Buster the dinosaur

30 October 2020

Retail trail involves children solving clues to identify five shops then spotting Sawbo’s fluffy green dinosaur mascot in their windows.


Hark! Churches plan to stream carols live after community campaign

Hark! Churches plan to stream carols live after community campaign

Hark! Churches plan to stream carols live after community campaign

30 October 2020

Abi Roberts called for a doorstep carols event after the pandemic put paid to Sawbridgeworth and District Rotary Club’s Carols On Fair Green.


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.


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