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A Stortford history walk: From the church to the castle via Betty’s brothel

A Stortford history walk: From the church to the castle via Betty’s brothel

A Stortford history walk: From the church to the castle via Betty’s brothel

26 May 2024

Stortford resident Dr Gareth Oakland was among a group who stepped back in time on a walk led by experts from Bishop’s Stortford History Society.


Pupils welcome ‘magical’ 100-year-old Joan back to her old school

Pupils welcome ‘magical’ 100-year-old Joan back to her old school

Pupils welcome ‘magical’ 100-year-old Joan back to her old school

24 May 2024

Stansted care home Mountfitchet House arranges visit to Fawbert and Barnard Infants in Sawbridgeworth for centenarian who was there in 1928.


Herts health officials review residents affected by infected blood scandal

Herts health officials review residents affected by infected blood scandal

Herts health officials review residents affected by infected blood scandal

23 May 2024

More than 30,000 people in the UK were infected with HIV and hepatitis C after being given contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s.


Stansted to mark D-Day 80th anniversary with service at village war memorial

Stansted to mark D-Day 80th anniversary with service at village war memorial

Stansted to mark D-Day 80th anniversary with service at village war memorial

23 May 2024

Residents and local organisations are invited along to the open-air service at 11am on June 6 to mark 80 years since the allied invasion of Normandy


Grove Hill leak’s not coming from our pipes, says Affinity Water

Grove Hill leak’s not coming from our pipes, says Affinity Water

Grove Hill leak’s not coming from our pipes, says Affinity Water

23 May 2024

Company says issue which has plagued residents living on Stansted road for almost a year lies with blocked gulleys and drains.


Race against time to fund £350,000 life-saving cancer treatment for Stortford dad

Race against time to fund £350,000 life-saving cancer treatment for Stortford dad

Race against time to fund £350,000 life-saving cancer treatment for Stortford dad

23 May 2024

Thorley Park married father-of-two Jonathan Muggleton, 48, has terminal cancer – and the only option left is pioneering treatment in the USA.


Family pays tribute to Bishop’s Stortford’s ‘tree man’ almost 50 years on

Family pays tribute to Bishop’s Stortford’s ‘tree man’ almost 50 years on

Family pays tribute to Bishop’s Stortford’s ‘tree man’ almost 50 years on

22 May 2024

David Moore, a biology lecturer at Hockerill College, was just 39 when he died in 1975, but he left a growing legacy.


Belly dancer Debbie rubs shoulders with royals at Buckingham Palace garden party

Belly dancer Debbie rubs shoulders with royals at Buckingham Palace garden party

Belly dancer Debbie rubs shoulders with royals at Buckingham Palace garden party

22 May 2024

Debbie Moulsdale and husband Alan were invited to the event by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire to recognise her contribution to the community.


Families, domestic abuse victims and OAPs to benefit from continued cash help

Families, domestic abuse victims and OAPs to benefit from continued cash help

Families, domestic abuse victims and OAPs to benefit from continued cash help

21 May 2024

Following Government confirmation the Household Support Fund will continue until September, Herts County Council has set out its spending strategy.


Man hit and killed by train at Stansted Mountfitchet railway station

Man hit and killed by train at Stansted Mountfitchet railway station

Man hit and killed by train at Stansted Mountfitchet railway station

21 May 2024

The incident, which is not being treated as suspicious, happened soon before 6am and involved a Cambridge-bound service from Liverpool Street.


‘Real-life superhero’ nurse Roshna is first winner of PAH’s new award

‘Real-life superhero’ nurse Roshna is first winner of PAH’s new award

‘Real-life superhero’ nurse Roshna is first winner of PAH’s new award

21 May 2024

Princess Alexandra Hospital’s DAISY Awards enable patients, families and colleagues to honour nurse or midwife who makes a difference to their care.


‘Happy band of volunteers’ serve up £2,100 for Christian Aid with their Big Brekkie

‘Happy band of volunteers’ serve up £2,100 for Christian Aid with their Big Brekkie

‘Happy band of volunteers’ serve up £2,100 for Christian Aid with their Big Brekkie

21 May 2024

Around 60 people gathered at Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall in The Forebury on Saturday to enjoy a “delicious” meal as part of the annual event.


Year of fun in store as Reece takes on role of Sawbridgeworth mayor

Year of fun in store as Reece takes on role of Sawbridgeworth mayor

Year of fun in store as Reece takes on role of Sawbridgeworth mayor

21 May 2024

Father-of-two Reece Smith said when elected to the role on Monday that he had been inspired by previous mayors Greg Rattey and Ruth Buckmaster.


Man hit by train at Stansted Mountfitchet railway station

Man hit by train at Stansted Mountfitchet railway station

Man hit by train at Stansted Mountfitchet railway station

21 May 2024

The incident happened shortly before 6am and involved a Cambridge-bound service from London Liverpool Street.


Windhill21 pupil Darcie loses her locks and raises lots for Little Princess Trust

Windhill21 pupil Darcie loses her locks and raises lots for Little Princess Trust

Windhill21 pupil Darcie loses her locks and raises lots for Little Princess Trust

20 May 2024

Proud mum Hayley Wheaton explained: “Darcie’s never wanted to cut her hair and, at the age of nine, she’s only had her hair cut twice.”


Award for founder member of local history group

Award for founder member of local history group

Award for founder member of local history group

20 May 2024

Former chairman, writer and researcher Theo van de Bilt received the award from Hertfordshire Association for Local History.


Town council approves £223,841 grants for sports and leisure – but football must wait

Town council approves £223,841 grants for sports and leisure – but football must wait

Town council approves £223,841 grants for sports and leisure – but football must wait

20 May 2024

During an all-day meeting, members scrutinised 21 applications for a total of £907,229.48


Revealed: The top 10 most popular baby names in England and Wales

Revealed: The top 10 most popular baby names in England and Wales

Revealed: The top 10 most popular baby names in England and Wales

20 May 2024

Olivia and Noah remain in the top spots, says the ONS, for the most popular baby names in England and Wales, but which others made the top 10?


Cut in charges sparks rise in users at ‘unpopular’ Stortford car park

Cut in charges sparks rise in users at ‘unpopular’ Stortford car park

Cut in charges sparks rise in users at ‘unpopular’ Stortford car park

20 May 2024

Northgate End multi-storey opened in June 2022, but drivers largely snubbed it, citing the narrow entrance and spiral ramps and overall atmosphere.


Ofsted’s verdict is music to the ears of Sawbridgeworth school

Ofsted’s verdict is music to the ears of Sawbridgeworth school

Ofsted’s verdict is music to the ears of Sawbridgeworth school

20 May 2024

Fawbert and Barnard Infants received an “outstanding” rating in several categories including the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes.


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