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Tears as black and white, young and old unite for anti-racism event in Stortford

Tears as black and white, young and old unite for anti-racism event in Stortford

Tears as black and white, young and old unite for anti-racism event in Stortford

21 June 2020

Poignant and peaceful show of support for equal rights for black people at second successive Saturday Black Lives Matter demo in town.


Council leaders in Herts unite to back Black Lives Matter movement

Council leaders in Herts unite to back Black Lives Matter movement

Council leaders in Herts unite to back Black Lives Matter movement

12 June 2020

Linda Haysey of East Herts among 11 council leaders plus Police and Crime Commissioner to issue joint statement.


Oh Goodness! Park festival in Stortford to go virtual to beat ban on gatherings

Oh Goodness! Park festival in Stortford to go virtual to beat ban on gatherings

Oh Goodness! Park festival in Stortford to go virtual to beat ban on gatherings

11 June 2020

Health, fitness and wellbeing festival Goodness in the Park will take place in July and be streamed live from Friends of Castle Park Facebook Page.


Little Hadham: Victim’s fury at sentence for thug who tried to stab him

Little Hadham: Victim’s fury at sentence for thug who tried to stab him

Little Hadham: Victim’s fury at sentence for thug who tried to stab him

09 June 2020

Mick Mahon was speaking after Titus Paul was jailed for 17 months for affray and a homophobically aggravated public order offence.


Youngsters get online for town’s annual talent contest

Youngsters get online for town’s annual talent contest

Youngsters get online for town’s annual talent contest

08 June 2020

Sawbo’s Got Talent has been a fixture in the town’s events calendar since 2013, but this year it was held online.


Annie celebrates her 100th birthday with friends at Stortford care home

Annie celebrates her 100th birthday with friends at Stortford care home

Annie celebrates her 100th birthday with friends at Stortford care home

06 June 2020

Former linen designer Annie Mitchell was born and grew up in a seaside town in Northern Ireland.


'The cancer has spread to my brain and I could be out of time, so I need to put my family first'

'The cancer has spread to my brain and I could be out of time, so I need to put my family first'

'The cancer has spread to my brain and I could be out of time, so I need to put my family first'

31 May 2020

Beth 'Bowel Warrior' Purvis, 41 in June, writes for the Stortford Indie as a married mother of two from Elsenham living with stage 4 cancer.


Woman who came to town with Good Intent marks 100th

Woman who came to town with Good Intent marks 100th

Woman who came to town with Good Intent marks 100th

23 May 2020

Dorothy came to the town in 1942 when she married Alfred Blackaby and, with her parents, ran the Good Intent pub in Station Road.


Breast cancer mum lets her family shave off her hair before chemo makes it fall out

Breast cancer mum lets her family shave off her hair before chemo makes it fall out

Breast cancer mum lets her family shave off her hair before chemo makes it fall out

19 May 2020

Caroline Daniell, 42, wanted to turn the trauma of hair loss into a positive and has so far raised £5,000 for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.


Noticing what we miss can be an opportunity to discover what we value most of all

Noticing what we miss can be an opportunity to discover what we value most of all

Noticing what we miss can be an opportunity to discover what we value most of all

12 May 2020

Indie columnist Lian Brook-Tyler asks what you've learned about yourself, the 'gifts' you've discovered during lockdown – and what you miss most.


We'll Meet Again: The residents considering doing it again for VJ Day

We'll Meet Again: The residents considering doing it again for VJ Day

We'll Meet Again: The residents considering doing it again for VJ Day

12 May 2020

In streets across Sawbridgeworth, locked-down residents met neighbours – some for the first time, others renewing acquaintance – at a social distance.


VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

08 May 2020

The golden memory of Thorley Park woman Beryl Bartlett as a nine-year-old girl on May 8, 1945, is a street party with pony rides.


Singing postie Hollie delivering cheer to residents

Singing postie Hollie delivering cheer to residents

Singing postie Hollie delivering cheer to residents

02 May 2020

Hollie has been winning fans all over Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth for her first class singing while on her rounds.


Nurse's power failure sparks kind gesture from electrician

Nurse's power failure sparks kind gesture from electrician

Nurse's power failure sparks kind gesture from electrician

02 May 2020

Stansted sparky Steve Hogg repairs intensive care nurse's home free of charge as a thank you to her and NHS staff


Tea and biscuit more than just crumbs of comfort on the day JJC was laid to rest

Tea and biscuit more than just crumbs of comfort on the day JJC was laid to rest

Tea and biscuit more than just crumbs of comfort on the day JJC was laid to rest

01 May 2020

The funeral of family man and Water Lane Theatre Company legend John Johnson-Cook, who died with Covid-19 aged 70, took place at Parndon Wood Friday.


Cancer battler mum tells of life shielded from coronavirus

Cancer battler mum tells of life shielded from coronavirus

Cancer battler mum tells of life shielded from coronavirus

30 April 2020

The Sawbridgeworth mum-of-three was relieved her chemo sessions were on hold as she was "scared to death" of going to hospital.


Couple toast their 70th wedding anniversary with glass of fizz over the fence

Couple toast their 70th wedding anniversary with glass of fizz over the fence

Couple toast their 70th wedding anniversary with glass of fizz over the fence

30 April 2020

Pat and Jack Nash marked their platinum marriage milestone by sharing a bottle of Fortnum & Mason champagne with their Bishop's Stortford neighbours.


Youngsters learn to dance like a 'Cat' for NHS heroes

Youngsters learn to dance like a 'Cat' for NHS heroes

Youngsters learn to dance like a 'Cat' for NHS heroes

26 April 2020

Professional dancer Grace Walker taught youngsters her own version of a Cats the Musical performance with a workshop to raise money for NHS workers.


Artistic Tracey 'gathers' 45 family, friends and dogs for hubby's brilliant birthday gift

Artistic Tracey 'gathers' 45 family, friends and dogs for hubby's brilliant birthday gift

Artistic Tracey 'gathers' 45 family, friends and dogs for hubby's brilliant birthday gift

25 April 2020

With people spending more time at home during the coronavirus lockdown, surprising a family member on their birthday requires careful planning...


Customers' response to café owner's plea for support gives her some Wiggly room

Customers' response to café owner's plea for support gives her some Wiggly room

Customers' response to café owner's plea for support gives her some Wiggly room

19 April 2020

Wiggly Willow owner Sid Perry issued a heartfelt plea on Facebook appealing to care providers to use the Hockerill facility or lose it.


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