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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.


Alex completes double marathon walk to Stortford with motor neurone disease

Alex completes double marathon walk to Stortford with motor neurone disease

Alex completes double marathon walk to Stortford with motor neurone disease

11 August 2020

The 42-year-old ex-rugby player walked from his home town of Brentwood, covering 54.2 miles in 24 hours, in aid of charity he founded.


Sawbridgeworth poet Gary's verse is a warning to all of second spike

Sawbridgeworth poet Gary's verse is a warning to all of second spike

Sawbridgeworth poet Gary's verse is a warning to all of second spike

03 August 2020

The poem is from the viewpoint of a grandfather answering the question from his grandson: “What did you do in the lockdown?”


Mayor challenges children to create Sawbo superhero as part of summer activities

Mayor challenges children to create Sawbo superhero as part of summer activities

Mayor challenges children to create Sawbo superhero as part of summer activities

01 August 2020

Youngsters urged to take part in ‘Bridging The Gap’ activity pack based on Sawbridgeworth.


Pet detectives on the hunt for moggy Max missing for over a week

Pet detectives on the hunt for moggy Max missing for over a week

Pet detectives on the hunt for moggy Max missing for over a week

30 July 2020

Animal Search team conducting house-to-house enquiries in Elsenham and using thermal imaging cameras to help find 4-year-old pet.


100th birthday celebration for ocean-going Eileen

100th birthday celebration for ocean-going Eileen

100th birthday celebration for ocean-going Eileen

18 July 2020

Eileen Brooks, who used to race yachts, marked her 100th birthday with a garden party with family, who had to stand the other side of a fence.


Diana raises £5,000 for neuro centres by keeping quiet for eight hours

Diana raises £5,000 for neuro centres by keeping quiet for eight hours

Diana raises £5,000 for neuro centres by keeping quiet for eight hours

17 July 2020

“Even when the gas boiler broke down, I just reached for a piece of paper and wrote a note to my husband to call British Gas.”


Rate My Bake: Cub Scouts rise to mayor's baking challenge

Rate My Bake: Cub Scouts rise to mayor's baking challenge

Rate My Bake: Cub Scouts rise to mayor's baking challenge

10 July 2020

Sawbridgeworth mayor Annelise Furnace asked people to create a dish and get friends and family to rate it out of 10.


Stansted police go 'above and beyond' to help 'confused' plane passenger

Stansted police go 'above and beyond' to help 'confused' plane passenger

Stansted police go 'above and beyond' to help 'confused' plane passenger

07 July 2020

Airport officer stayed with OAP all night then drove him to Heathrow after he missed connecting flight home to Sweden from holiday in Tenerife.


Transplant patient turns to art to raise money for charity which saved her life

Transplant patient turns to art to raise money for charity which saved her life

Transplant patient turns to art to raise money for charity which saved her life

04 July 2020

Michelle Peppiatt received a stem cell transplant last year and took up the challenge of painting every day in June in aid of Anthony Nolan.


Café in new hands as last of historic Glasscock family of bakers bows out

Café in new hands as last of historic Glasscock family of bakers bows out

Café in new hands as last of historic Glasscock family of bakers bows out

03 July 2020

After 21 years running Café of Angels in Sawbridgeworth, Austin James is passing the reins to friend and Pizza Squisita owner Mike Mason.


Does opposing Black Lives Matter movement make me a racist?

Does opposing Black Lives Matter movement make me a racist?

Does opposing Black Lives Matter movement make me a racist?

24 June 2020

Tom Clements, one of two counter-protestors at Saturday's BLM protest in Bishop's Stortford, writes about why he opposes the movement.


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