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'Living with Lyme disease helped me cope when I came down with Covid-19'

'Living with Lyme disease helped me cope when I came down with Covid-19'

'Living with Lyme disease helped me cope when I came down with Covid-19'

22 May 2020

Married mother-of-two Jo Doyle has blogged about her coronavirus experience to help others with chronic conditions.


'I went shopping looking like I was about to brave a snowstorm during a penalty shootout'

'I went shopping looking like I was about to brave a snowstorm during a penalty shootout'

'I went shopping looking like I was about to brave a snowstorm during a penalty shootout'

21 May 2020

Cate Wilson dons goalkeeper gloves and a woolly face muffler for a food shopping expedition having forgotten to book that all-important delivery slot


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.


Alex Talks Diet: I want my passion for healthy eating to bear fruit for Indie readers

Alex Talks Diet: I want my passion for healthy eating to bear fruit for Indie readers

Alex Talks Diet: I want my passion for healthy eating to bear fruit for Indie readers

09 May 2020

Alex Ballard, who grew up in Stortford and works as a specialist dietitian for the NHS, writes about taking small steps towards a healthier lifestyle.


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.


'Something out of Mortal Kombat': Bowel Warrior Beth's still kicking cancer's arse

'Something out of Mortal Kombat': Bowel Warrior Beth's still kicking cancer's arse

'Something out of Mortal Kombat': Bowel Warrior Beth's still kicking cancer's arse

30 April 2020

Beth Purvis, aka Bowel Warrior, writes about her latest hospital visits in her fight against cancer, a home spa day and her choice of face gear


The Stortford expat living as a dual organ transplantee in Sweden, where society remains largely open

The Stortford expat living as a dual organ transplantee in Sweden, where society remains largely open

The Stortford expat living as a dual organ transplantee in Sweden, where society remains largely open

27 April 2020

'We all know that no one country has a long-term solution to this, but if I was to pick a passport now, it would be the Swedish one.'


Chocolate cake for breakfast, a husband's home haircut hell and distracted by the Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Chocolate cake for breakfast, a husband's home haircut hell and distracted by the Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Chocolate cake for breakfast, a husband's home haircut hell and distracted by the Fresh Prince of Bel Air

23 April 2020

Cate Wilson's feeling better about the failure of her 'Project Wilson' family plan after hearing of the ineptness of others on the lockdown journey.


Strictly Stortford: 'The dance contest's on hold as we unite to give each other a lift'

Strictly Stortford: 'The dance contest's on hold as we unite to give each other a lift'

Strictly Stortford: 'The dance contest's on hold as we unite to give each other a lift'

21 April 2020

Indie reporter Hollie Ryder, who with husband Rob is one of the 12 competing couples, reflects on the postponement of the charity fundraiser at Rhodes


Let the experts unlock your interior makeover ideas without leaving the house

Let the experts unlock your interior makeover ideas without leaving the house

Let the experts unlock your interior makeover ideas without leaving the house

21 April 2020

Kathryn Hughes, from Fashion Flooring & Interiors, explains how the Bishop's Stortford specialists can help with home makeovers during the lockdown


Lockdown life: Why I've had to throw in the towel on my family transformation plan

Lockdown life: Why I've had to throw in the towel on my family transformation plan

Lockdown life: Why I've had to throw in the towel on my family transformation plan

20 April 2020

Cate Wilson reflects on a traumatic Joe Wicks PE session, 'bake's off' with her 16-year-old son Jacob and Zoom chats with her mum's feet...


The dangers of coronavirus and challenges of staying at home as a Parkinson's disease sufferer

The dangers of coronavirus and challenges of staying at home as a Parkinson's disease sufferer

The dangers of coronavirus and challenges of staying at home as a Parkinson's disease sufferer

17 April 2020

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker enters her eighth week in self-isolation and reveals how she has downgraded her daily objective to making toast.


This rupture to our way of life is a reset, a chance to slow down to the pace of the natural world

This rupture to our way of life is a reset, a chance to slow down to the pace of the natural world

This rupture to our way of life is a reset, a chance to slow down to the pace of the natural world

13 April 2020

'One day this will be over and we will look back at who we were and who we’ve become… and I believe most of us won’t choose to go back to who we were'


Lockdown: The Indie's guide to staying close while staying away

Lockdown: The Indie's guide to staying close while staying away

Lockdown: The Indie's guide to staying close while staying away

30 March 2020

In a new column, Tom Ryder offers tips and techniques to help you stay well during this period of self-isolation and social distancing.


Lockdown: 5 ways to take care of your mind and body while you're cooped up at home

Lockdown: 5 ways to take care of your mind and body while you're cooped up at home

Lockdown: 5 ways to take care of your mind and body while you're cooped up at home

30 March 2020

GreenWatch columnist Louise Tennekoon puts the environment on hold to share self-care tips based on her own experience of mental health protection.


'I don’t know if I will survive this pandemic, and if I do I don’t know if my chances of beating cancer have been destroyed by it'

'I don’t know if I will survive this pandemic, and if I do I don’t know if my chances of beating cancer have been destroyed by it'

'I don’t know if I will survive this pandemic, and if I do I don’t know if my chances of beating cancer have been destroyed by it'

23 March 2020

Cancer patient Beth Purvis, whose operation to remove a lung tumour has been cancelled, speaks for everyone with an underlying health condition.


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.


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...


Video gives a Parkinson's insight - minus my pink unicorn

Video gives a Parkinson's insight - minus my pink unicorn

Video gives a Parkinson's insight - minus my pink unicorn

29 November 2019

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker has made a video to show how Parkinson's disease affects everyday life


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