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5 signs of heatstroke in dogs as RSPCA warns of 'silent killer'

5 signs of heatstroke in dogs as RSPCA warns of 'silent killer'

5 signs of heatstroke in dogs as RSPCA warns of 'silent killer'

11 July 2022

'If in doubt, don't go out' warns the animal charity, which says owners should avoid walks in the heat and be alert to signs of heatstroke.


Can you give a home to Crumpet the pig, Cluckle Brothers or Elvis Peckley?

Can you give a home to Crumpet the pig, Cluckle Brothers or Elvis Peckley?

Can you give a home to Crumpet the pig, Cluckle Brothers or Elvis Peckley?

04 July 2022

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to find forever homes for more than 100 farm animals rescued by its inspectors.


Strawberry Supermoon to delight skygazers – and here's when to see it

Strawberry Supermoon to delight skygazers – and here's when to see it

Strawberry Supermoon to delight skygazers – and here's when to see it

14 June 2022

Stargazers are gearing up to capture June's Stawberry Supermoon – and here's how and when you can see it from Tuesday (June 14).


Wickham Hall solar farm plan revised in bid to get green light

Wickham Hall solar farm plan revised in bid to get green light

Wickham Hall solar farm plan revised in bid to get green light

01 June 2022

While company is taking legal advice about an appeal against Uttlesford council's refusal, it says scheme is still viable using just East Herts land.


Water great event! River Day in Sawbridgeworth an 'eye opener'

Water great event! River Day in Sawbridgeworth an 'eye opener'

Water great event! River Day in Sawbridgeworth an 'eye opener'

23 May 2022

Visitors enjoyed trips along the Stort, a free paddle in a kayak and the chance to examine some fascinating finds in the bio-zone tent.


Water great event in store! Sawbridgeworth holds first River Day

Water great event in store! Sawbridgeworth holds first River Day

Water great event in store! Sawbridgeworth holds first River Day

19 May 2022

The event at Sheering Mill Lock is being organised by the town council in conjunction with the Canal & River Trust.


Connecting with neighbours by connecting with nature – Stortford's growth business

Connecting with neighbours by connecting with nature – Stortford's growth business

Connecting with neighbours by connecting with nature – Stortford's growth business

05 May 2022

Louise Tennekoon on two projects - a community orchard and Grow Green Spaces - that have grown out of last November's Community Climate Gathering.


Uttlesford council rejects Bishop's Stortford solar farm plans

Uttlesford council rejects Bishop's Stortford solar farm plans

Uttlesford council rejects Bishop's Stortford solar farm plans

20 April 2022

Uttlesford District Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and resolved to achieve net-zero carbon status by 2030.


Animal photos earn merits for Maria in international competition

Animal photos earn merits for Maria in international competition

Animal photos earn merits for Maria in international competition

07 April 2022

The Little Hallingbury founder of Detheo Photography had two merited images in The Societies of Photographers' competition for 20in x 16in prints.


Young and old join forces as TUS team clean up the town

Young and old join forces as TUS team clean up the town

Young and old join forces as TUS team clean up the town

31 March 2022

TUS organiser Corinne Lewis reported the best turn-out of 34 locals, from "two energetic three-year-olds to a lively 82-year-old".


Rolling out the welcome mat for Ratty and friends to return to river in Stortford

Rolling out the welcome mat for Ratty and friends to return to river in Stortford

Rolling out the welcome mat for Ratty and friends to return to river in Stortford

30 March 2022

Bishop's Stortford Town Council, the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency teamed up to create a tempting habitat for water voles.


Friends of Southern Country Park bid farewell to founder members

Friends of Southern Country Park bid farewell to founder members

Friends of Southern Country Park bid farewell to founder members

22 March 2022

Chairman Andy White and treasurer Peter Bevan have been involved with the group since it was formed in 2009.


Mum’s six-year campaign bears fruit as 27 trees are planted in park

Mum’s six-year campaign bears fruit as 27 trees are planted in park

Mum’s six-year campaign bears fruit as 27 trees are planted in park

11 February 2022

Amanda Anderson has been chasing the issue after several trees were cut down in Parsonage Lane park in Bishop’s Stortford.


28 photos in the Stortford area that capture the new year in nature

28 photos in the Stortford area that capture the new year in nature

28 photos in the Stortford area that capture the new year in nature

09 January 2022

Indie readers responded to our call for photographs capturing the start of 2022 in the great outdoors.


How distraught owner of escaped pet parrot was reunited with the Apple of her eye

How distraught owner of escaped pet parrot was reunited with the Apple of her eye

How distraught owner of escaped pet parrot was reunited with the Apple of her eye

04 January 2022

Milly Manson issued desperate Facebook plea for help after Apple the pineapple conure flew off from her owner in garden of family's Havers home.


Devastated owner appeals for help as fruit-loving pet parrot called Apple flies off

Devastated owner appeals for help as fruit-loving pet parrot called Apple flies off

Devastated owner appeals for help as fruit-loving pet parrot called Apple flies off

03 January 2022

Heartbroken Milly Manson, who lives on the Havers estate, says Apple, a pineapple conure aged about nine months, flew off about 1pm on Monday (Jan 3).


For sale: Redricks Lake and rest of 82-acre site near Sawbridgeworth

For sale: Redricks Lake and rest of 82-acre site near Sawbridgeworth

For sale: Redricks Lake and rest of 82-acre site near Sawbridgeworth

23 December 2021

Arable land, pasture, woodland and lake at Redricks Farm available as a whole or in five lots with Sworders office at Hadham Hall.


1,100 hens saved from slaughter by being rehomed in Hertfordshire

1,100 hens saved from slaughter by being rehomed in Hertfordshire

1,100 hens saved from slaughter by being rehomed in Hertfordshire

16 December 2021

The birds were all ex-layers rehomed by the British Hen Welfare Trust at adoption days held during the year.


District councils to determine plans for Wickham Hall solar farm

District councils to determine plans for Wickham Hall solar farm

District councils to determine plans for Wickham Hall solar farm

10 December 2021

The solar farm covers 286 acres – about the size of 200 football pitches – and is capable of producing enough energy to power 15,000 homes.


Sawbridgeworth joins 'Big Climate Fightback' with planting of 15 trees

Sawbridgeworth joins 'Big Climate Fightback' with planting of 15 trees

Sawbridgeworth joins 'Big Climate Fightback' with planting of 15 trees

10 December 2021

The five rowan, five hazel and five crab apples will form part of the Queen’s Green Canopy and were donated by the Woodland Trust.


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