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Why my rock bottom was the best thing that’s happened to me

Why my rock bottom was the best thing that’s happened to me

Why my rock bottom was the best thing that’s happened to me

16 February 2020

In September, Carl Waring completed the Berlin Marathon – 8 years to the day that he set off on the long road to recovery from life as an alcoholic.


Former Royal Marine Matt recovers from rocket attack injury and PTSD to help veterans get back on track

Former Royal Marine Matt recovers from rocket attack injury and PTSD to help veterans get back on track

Former Royal Marine Matt recovers from rocket attack injury and PTSD to help veterans get back on track

15 February 2020

With his life crumbling around him and being diagnosed with PTSD, war veteran Matt Abbott turned things around by setting up a unique veterans charity


Stortford care home couple celebrate their 72nd Valentine's Day together

Stortford care home couple celebrate their 72nd Valentine's Day together

Stortford care home couple celebrate their 72nd Valentine's Day together

14 February 2020

Kay and Ted Lawes, who this year celebrate their platinum (70th) wedding anniversary, enjoyed a date night at Hazel End Care Home's 'Sky Bar'.


The bare facts: English cream tea expert gives a talk to 180 naturists

The bare facts: English cream tea expert gives a talk to 180 naturists

The bare facts: English cream tea expert gives a talk to 180 naturists

04 February 2020

Public speaker Jane Malyon, of The English Cream Tea Company at White Roding, went undercover at a Bournemouth hotel for her most surreal engagement.


Pupils' visits to Stansted care home are forging lasting friendships

Pupils' visits to Stansted care home are forging lasting friendships

Pupils' visits to Stansted care home are forging lasting friendships

27 January 2020

Schoolchildren from Rickling CoE Primary are enjoying making friends with the elderly residents of Mountfitchet House.


The road ahead looks bleaker – it seems like my cancer is back

The road ahead looks bleaker – it seems like my cancer is back

The road ahead looks bleaker – it seems like my cancer is back

27 January 2020

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, writes a column for the Indie about living with stage 4 cancer as a 40-year-old married mother of two.


How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

26 January 2020

Lian Brook-Tyler, a Stortford primary school mum who lives in Farnham, writes a new column, Wild&Happy, for the Indie. This is her story...


Indies Child of Courage winner gets star treatment on prize West End trip

Indies Child of Courage winner gets star treatment on prize West End trip

Indies Child of Courage winner gets star treatment on prize West End trip

24 January 2020

Chauffeur-driven trip to see Dear Evan Hansen is Birchwood student Katie Callaghan's reward for supporting other sick children.


Holocaust survivor who saw her mother murdered talks to Stortford students

Holocaust survivor who saw her mother murdered talks to Stortford students

Holocaust survivor who saw her mother murdered talks to Stortford students

23 January 2020

Polish-born Hannah Lewis, 82, returned to The Bishop's Stortford High School as students prepared to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.


How charities bring mum Maddy respite in her five-year cancer battle

How charities bring mum Maddy respite in her five-year cancer battle

How charities bring mum Maddy respite in her five-year cancer battle

17 January 2020

The 51-year-old Sawbridgeworth woman revealed her body “went into slow mo except for a hamster wheel of black thoughts incessantly whirling round”.


Treatment trial brings new hope for family of four-year-old cancer patient Archie

Treatment trial brings new hope for family of four-year-old cancer patient Archie

Treatment trial brings new hope for family of four-year-old cancer patient Archie

17 January 2020

In January 2019, a large mass was found around his kidney, then another on his spine, and the disease has spread to his bones and bone marrow.


New group to help foreigners feel at home in Stortford is ticking over nicely

New group to help foreigners feel at home in Stortford is ticking over nicely

New group to help foreigners feel at home in Stortford is ticking over nicely

15 January 2020

English O’Clock is a conversation group set up by Stortford residents to help people from all over the world improve their English language skills.


New Year's Day baby: Leaving on the midnight chime for Georgia

New Year's Day baby: Leaving on the midnight chime for Georgia

New Year's Day baby: Leaving on the midnight chime for Georgia

07 January 2020

As clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve, first-time mum Amberley Hamilton was heading to Princess Alexandra Hospital to give birth to baby girl.


Best friend's mum's cancer battle inspires Sam's 1,000-mile charity bike ride

Best friend's mum's cancer battle inspires Sam's 1,000-mile charity bike ride

Best friend's mum's cancer battle inspires Sam's 1,000-mile charity bike ride

04 January 2020

Former Leventhorpe student Sam Faulkner, 24, is taking on the challenge of cycling from John o' Groats to Land's End in aid of Isabel Hospice.


New Year hope of Stortford parents who couldn't bring their son home from hospital for Christmas

New Year hope of Stortford parents who couldn't bring their son home from hospital for Christmas

New Year hope of Stortford parents who couldn't bring their son home from hospital for Christmas

01 January 2020

Three-year-old Jacob Taylor spent Christmas in isolation in Great Ormond Street hospital because of his rare and life-threatening health condition.


The mother and daughter Tapping into the heart of their community

The mother and daughter Tapping into the heart of their community

The mother and daughter Tapping into the heart of their community

28 December 2019

Gill Mullins meets Ebe and Lucy Bonner as they mark the first anniversary of their first venture in the pub trade – their own local, The Brewery Tap.


62 years on, the sun's still shining on Stortford diamond wedding couple

62 years on, the sun's still shining on Stortford diamond wedding couple

62 years on, the sun's still shining on Stortford diamond wedding couple

27 December 2019

Peter Scarlett proposed to Kath on Boxing Day 1957 beneath clear blue skies on a park bench in front of King's College Chapel beside the River Cam.


Toddlers visit care home as friendships are made across the generations

Toddlers visit care home as friendships are made across the generations

Toddlers visit care home as friendships are made across the generations

26 December 2019

Residents at a Bishop's Stortford care home have been reaching out across the generations in a bid to break down barriers between young and old


Creative young put on killer of a performance for diners in Sawbridgeworth

Creative young put on killer of a performance for diners in Sawbridgeworth

Creative young put on killer of a performance for diners in Sawbridgeworth

24 December 2019

Youth CREATE took over the Villa Italia in Bell Street for an interactive murder mystery event for 80 guests.


Sawbridgeworth deaf rugby player in plea for sponsors for England duty

Sawbridgeworth deaf rugby player in plea for sponsors for England duty

Sawbridgeworth deaf rugby player in plea for sponsors for England duty

19 December 2019

Lynn Bryant, who has delivered mail in Sawbo for 14 years, needs to raise £1,500 to take part in the World Deaf XV championships in South Africa.


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