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Extended churches’ helpline is key to reassuring people

Extended churches’ helpline is key to reassuring people

Extended churches’ helpline is key to reassuring people

18 April 2020

The helpline has been extended to include Spellbrook, High Wych, Eastwick, Gilston and Allens Green and there is now a freephone number.


Caring children respond with positivity to this frightening limbo period

Caring children respond with positivity to this frightening limbo period

Caring children respond with positivity to this frightening limbo period

18 April 2020

While Charlotte Little left Easter bags on young neighbours' doorsteps, Grace and Jamie Valbuena picked litter on a riverside walk.


Residents of Stortford street in blue light tribute to NHS heroes and carers

Residents of Stortford street in blue light tribute to NHS heroes and carers

Residents of Stortford street in blue light tribute to NHS heroes and carers

16 April 2020

Besides clapping, cheering and banging saucepans, about 20 households in Mayfield Park will switch on their blue lights for Clap For Our Carers.


Time flies in lockdown for Zelley's owner as he launches free charity bike clinic

Time flies in lockdown for Zelley's owner as he launches free charity bike clinic

Time flies in lockdown for Zelley's owner as he launches free charity bike clinic

13 April 2020

Jeweller and watch repairer Martin Zelley has taken the opportunity of his Stortford shop's closure to help his community get onto two wheels.


Unsung heroes showing true community spirit

Unsung heroes showing true community spirit

Unsung heroes showing true community spirit

09 April 2020

From the town’s favourite postie to care workers, bin collectors and shop workers Sawbridgeworth has shown true community spirit.


Sitting pretty: David wins UK title for portrait of Elvis the black Labrador

Sitting pretty: David wins UK title for portrait of Elvis the black Labrador

Sitting pretty: David wins UK title for portrait of Elvis the black Labrador

08 April 2020

Judges in the British Institute of Professional Photography contest praised Perry Green photographer David Calvert on his lighting and composition.


Sawbo in lockdown: Business, community groups and churches caring for town's well-being

Sawbo in lockdown: Business, community groups and churches caring for town's well-being

Sawbo in lockdown: Business, community groups and churches caring for town's well-being

04 April 2020

The Centre of Wellbeing in London Road is offering virtual sessions to help Sawbridgeworth residents avoid mental health issues.


Self-taught Stortford photographer lights up contest with stunning wildlife images

Self-taught Stortford photographer lights up contest with stunning wildlife images

Self-taught Stortford photographer lights up contest with stunning wildlife images

03 April 2020

Former decorator Colin Brister impressed judges in the British Institute of Professional Photography competition and won six bronze awards.


Stortford toddler Theo's life has been plagued by viral infections

Stortford toddler Theo's life has been plagued by viral infections

Stortford toddler Theo's life has been plagued by viral infections

02 April 2020

Parents who first met as sixth-formers at Birchwood launch £10,000 appeal to fund equipment and treatment for their Theo.


Dorrington's replicate diamond couple's wedding cake 60 years on

Dorrington's replicate diamond couple's wedding cake 60 years on

Dorrington's replicate diamond couple's wedding cake 60 years on

31 March 2020

The Sawbridgeworth bakery made the original cake for Hatfield Heath Brenda and John Garrett – and the replica to mark their 60th wedding anniversary.


Have you seen self-isolating Stortford 101-year-old's missing cat?

Have you seen self-isolating Stortford 101-year-old's missing cat?

Have you seen self-isolating Stortford 101-year-old's missing cat?

23 March 2020

Charlie, the deaf and partially blind cat of Kingsbridge Road resident Joan Emerson, is missing.


Isabel Hospice launches appeal to replace equipment

Isabel Hospice launches appeal to replace equipment

Isabel Hospice launches appeal to replace equipment

22 March 2020

Stortford widow Suzanne Bradbrook speaks openly about how Isabel Hospice care allowed her husband, Peter, to die with dignity


Dad, mum and daughter fill Uttlesford police ranks in possible first for UK policing

Dad, mum and daughter fill Uttlesford police ranks in possible first for UK policing

Dad, mum and daughter fill Uttlesford police ranks in possible first for UK policing

21 March 2020

The Coxes – Colin, Lisa and daughter Ciera – work for the Uttlesford Local Policing Team as an inspector, sergeant and PC respectively.


Kindness the foundation of blogger Hayley's background

Kindness the foundation of blogger Hayley's background

Kindness the foundation of blogger Hayley's background

06 March 2020

Hayley has just launched her Kindness Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to distribute warm clothes and toiletries to needy people.


Rock of ages! Choir entertains Stortford care home residents

Rock of ages! Choir entertains Stortford care home residents

Rock of ages! Choir entertains Stortford care home residents

05 March 2020

Guests at Thorley's Premier Court enjoyed afternoon tea and a live performance of classic hits by the likes of Abba and Barry Manilow.


War veteran thanks woman who saved his life in Stortford pub

War veteran thanks woman who saved his life in Stortford pub

War veteran thanks woman who saved his life in Stortford pub

05 March 2020

Suzi Sumsion used her first aid skills to save 96-year-old Tony Pepper's life when he started choking on a piece of steak at the Harvest Moon.


The art of coming to terms with the emotional scars of breast cancer surgery

The art of coming to terms with the emotional scars of breast cancer surgery

The art of coming to terms with the emotional scars of breast cancer surgery

01 March 2020

Artist Gabrielle Vickery draws on her own experience to pose as life drawing class model to help other sufferers cope with body changes after ops.


Stressed about the school run in Stortford? That's only natural – and healthy and helpful

Stressed about the school run in Stortford? That's only natural – and healthy and helpful

Stressed about the school run in Stortford? That's only natural – and healthy and helpful

25 February 2020

In her Wild&Happy column in the Indie, Lian Brook-Tyler writes about how to find happiness within by connecting with the world around us.


Samantha reveals Valentine's Day surprise for her partner in last line of poem

Samantha reveals Valentine's Day surprise for her partner in last line of poem

Samantha reveals Valentine's Day surprise for her partner in last line of poem

18 February 2020

Thorley Park couple Samantha and Adriano are 'united' in romantic gesture in front of their three-year-old son


Sculptor recalls when Kirk Douglas visited Braughing... via the pub asking for directions

Sculptor recalls when Kirk Douglas visited Braughing... via the pub asking for directions

Sculptor recalls when Kirk Douglas visited Braughing... via the pub asking for directions

16 February 2020

Henry Moore protégé John Farnham tells the Indie how the Hollywood legend, who has died aged 103, came to visit his studio in Braughing.


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