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Tribute to ex-Army man who moved from Stortford but loved to keep in touch with the town

Tribute to ex-Army man who moved from Stortford but loved to keep in touch with the town

Tribute to ex-Army man who moved from Stortford but loved to keep in touch with the town

18 January 2021

Angela Barton writes in memory of Peter Chase, firm friend with whom she shared interests in music, books, politics – and laughter.


Stortford café providing mental health support for teenagers in Covid crisis

Stortford café providing mental health support for teenagers in Covid crisis

Stortford café providing mental health support for teenagers in Covid crisis

23 December 2020

Thirst Youth Café provides a safe space for young people to meet and make friends, helping to reduce social isolation.


Parkinality: The Hokey Cokey that is lockdown life has left everybody a bit shaken

Parkinality: The Hokey Cokey that is lockdown life has left everybody a bit shaken

Parkinality: The Hokey Cokey that is lockdown life has left everybody a bit shaken

29 November 2020

The Indie's Parkinality columnist Julie Walker chooses her personal highlight, challenge and lowlight from a very different 2020


Help us give the gift of happiness to a child in need this Christmas

Help us give the gift of happiness to a child in need this Christmas

Help us give the gift of happiness to a child in need this Christmas

27 November 2020

The Indie is getting behind Bishop's Stortford Salvation Army's £11,400 appeal in aid of 90 families and 230 children in need.


Ally draws on trauma of living with brain tumour for 10 years for debut novel

Ally draws on trauma of living with brain tumour for 10 years for debut novel

Ally draws on trauma of living with brain tumour for 10 years for debut novel

09 October 2020

16-hour surgery to remove life-threatening growth left Stortford mum, 39, partly deaf, with partial facial palsy and balance problems.


Retune team's £40,000 app mission to bring mental harmony to millions

Retune team's £40,000 app mission to bring mental harmony to millions

Retune team's £40,000 app mission to bring mental harmony to millions

28 August 2020

Tom Ryder: "There's a massive problem in society, bigger than Covid-19, and most people either underestimate it or don't discuss it."


Take that first step to reach out with private practice Dynamic Counselling

Take that first step to reach out with private practice Dynamic Counselling

Take that first step to reach out with private practice Dynamic Counselling

20 August 2020

Chris Donovan and Emma Warren at Stansted Mountfitchet-based private practice Dynamic Counselling can offer professional support when times get hard


Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre set to reopen in Stansted

Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre set to reopen in Stansted

Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre set to reopen in Stansted

08 August 2020

Uttlesford's three leisure centres welcome back gym users with Stansted's Mountfitchet Romeera opening on Monday, but swimming pools remain closed.


'Spending time in the outside world rediscovering our roots is a powerful wellbeing tool'

'Spending time in the outside world rediscovering our roots is a powerful wellbeing tool'

'Spending time in the outside world rediscovering our roots is a powerful wellbeing tool'

02 August 2020

The Japanese concept of shinrin-yoku and the Nordic term friluftsliv part of the Earth element in charity Retune's SCALES system for mental wellbeing


Be inspired by Stortford teacher’s book in praise of saying ‘Yes’

Be inspired by Stortford teacher’s book in praise of saying ‘Yes’

Be inspired by Stortford teacher’s book in praise of saying ‘Yes’

27 July 2020

Jon Doolan, a teacher at Windhill21, is the editor behind The Biggest Book of... Yes, which will be launched on August 1.


Why our decision to venture out after 19 weeks in self-isolation was a good shout

Why our decision to venture out after 19 weeks in self-isolation was a good shout

Why our decision to venture out after 19 weeks in self-isolation was a good shout

13 July 2020

Julie Walker writes a column for the Bishop's Stortford Independent called Parkinality, about living with early onset Parkinson's disease.


Masks, flask, clothing for all climates... we're all set for our English summer holiday

Masks, flask, clothing for all climates... we're all set for our English summer holiday

Masks, flask, clothing for all climates... we're all set for our English summer holiday

11 July 2020

In the seventh part of her Lockdown Life diary for the Indie, Stortford mum Cate Wilson is getting ready to pack for a staycation in Northumberland.


My coronavirus legacy to the young – don't be stupid like I was

My coronavirus legacy to the young – don't be stupid like I was

My coronavirus legacy to the young – don't be stupid like I was

11 July 2020

Chas Gill says he should have heeded the advice and warnings he has been given all of his life, especially by those who love him.


Nominate a key worker for their chance to win a brand new fitted kitchen

Nominate a key worker for their chance to win a brand new fitted kitchen

Nominate a key worker for their chance to win a brand new fitted kitchen

05 July 2020

Sawbridgeworth retailer JohnDamien part of national initiative offering new £15,000 kitchen to the country's most deserving coronavirus hero


Get in touch with your creative side to keep mental SCALES fine tuned

Get in touch with your creative side to keep mental SCALES fine tuned

Get in touch with your creative side to keep mental SCALES fine tuned

21 June 2020

Retune founder and musician Tom Ryder continues his look at the charity's SCALES system for improving wellbeing with the letter C, for creativity


Diet Talk: Unbottling good bone health in National Osteoporosis Month

Diet Talk: Unbottling good bone health in National Osteoporosis Month

Diet Talk: Unbottling good bone health in National Osteoporosis Month

16 June 2020

Specialist dietician Alex Ballard looks at bone health and why we need to protect all 206 of them from our head to our toes


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.


The coronavirus cycle: Emerging from our winter of sorts into the spring

The coronavirus cycle: Emerging from our winter of sorts into the spring

The coronavirus cycle: Emerging from our winter of sorts into the spring

05 June 2020

Lian Brook-Tyler writes a monthly column, Wild&Happy, for the Stortford Indie about finding happiness within by connecting with the world around us.


'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.


Retune's Tom Ryder on how a good night's sleep makes for a brighter day

Retune's Tom Ryder on how a good night's sleep makes for a brighter day

Retune's Tom Ryder on how a good night's sleep makes for a brighter day

23 May 2020

Starting his look at Retune's SCALES system for tuning up mental wellbeing, Tom Ryder talks to friends and colleagues to get top tips for a top rest


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