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Funeral date for popular hairdressing legend Jan Premadasa

Funeral date for popular hairdressing legend Jan Premadasa

Funeral date for popular hairdressing legend Jan Premadasa

17 June 2022

Jan died aged 62 after a short battle with cancer, sparking an outpouring of grief and tributes from family and friends.


Tributes to hairdressing legend Jan, who was 'full of magic and spark'

Tributes to hairdressing legend Jan, who was 'full of magic and spark'

Tributes to hairdressing legend Jan, who was 'full of magic and spark'

14 June 2022

Janaka 'Jan' Premadasa, who worked in several salons in the Stortford and Stansted area, has died aged 62 after a short battle with cancer.


Tribute to Wally Wright, 'eminence grise' of local history in Stortford and Sawbridgeworth

Tribute to Wally Wright, 'eminence grise' of local history in Stortford and Sawbridgeworth

Tribute to Wally Wright, 'eminence grise' of local history in Stortford and Sawbridgeworth

07 June 2022

In the 1980s, together with his late wife Doreen, Wally, who has died aged 97, was curator of Bishop’s Stortford Museum at the cemetery lodge.


RIP Cyril: Tributes to Stortford's D-Day hero who has died at 97

RIP Cyril: Tributes to Stortford's D-Day hero who has died at 97

RIP Cyril: Tributes to Stortford's D-Day hero who has died at 97

26 May 2022

Second World War veteran Cyril Banks collect for Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and marched in town's Remembrance parade well into his 90s.


The life of Brian: Artist and singer drew comparisons with Michelangelo and Sinatra

The life of Brian: Artist and singer drew comparisons with Michelangelo and Sinatra

The life of Brian: Artist and singer drew comparisons with Michelangelo and Sinatra

08 April 2022

Brian Gough, a father of two who worked as a graphic designer, artist and illustrator and lived in Stortford, Stansted and Birchanger, dies at 80.


Tribute to devoted and doting family man, former GP and music and drama lover

Tribute to devoted and doting family man, former GP and music and drama lover

Tribute to devoted and doting family man, former GP and music and drama lover

06 April 2022

Dr Richard Lewin, who leaves a wife, three children and three grandchildren, was a long-serving partner of South Street Surgery.


Hatfield Heath 'legend' Jean Foster dies the day after her 103rd birthday

Hatfield Heath 'legend' Jean Foster dies the day after her 103rd birthday

Hatfield Heath 'legend' Jean Foster dies the day after her 103rd birthday

03 April 2022

Popular character moved to the Heath in 1955 with husband Don, the village school head, and in 1969 founded Heath Players drama group.


Family mourns former Stortford construction firm boss Maurice Elliott

Family mourns former Stortford construction firm boss Maurice Elliott

Family mourns former Stortford construction firm boss Maurice Elliott

09 February 2022

The ex-MD and chairman of JA Elliott Ltd and father of seven died peacefully, with his family at his side, a month short of his 90th birthday.


The family man, Rotarian and Grove Cottage servant who got a degree in retirement

The family man, Rotarian and Grove Cottage servant who got a degree in retirement

The family man, Rotarian and Grove Cottage servant who got a degree in retirement

08 February 2022

Tributes have been paid to Sunderland-born David Scott, a husband, father and grandfather, following his death aged 74.


Fond farewell to a servant of Stortford who promoted people power

Fond farewell to a servant of Stortford who promoted people power

Fond farewell to a servant of Stortford who promoted people power

10 September 2021

Ken Mollison, key member of former Bishop's Stortford Ratepayers Association, dies 17 years after his late wife Jackie, a mayor of the town.


Tributes to rugby club legend and servant of the Blues in their glory days

Tributes to rugby club legend and servant of the Blues in their glory days

Tributes to rugby club legend and servant of the Blues in their glory days

16 August 2021

Tony 'Grandad' Springham, who was loved and respected at Stortford's rugby, cricket and football clubs, has died aged 91.


Tribute to youth football coach who developed the person as much as the player

Tribute to youth football coach who developed the person as much as the player

Tribute to youth football coach who developed the person as much as the player

28 July 2021

People can pay respects to BSCFC's 'go to' coach Ray Greenwood, who has died at 64, when his funeral cortège passes through Birchwood High School.


Tribute to selfless woman who people turned to for help and comfort

Tribute to selfless woman who people turned to for help and comfort

Tribute to selfless woman who people turned to for help and comfort

16 July 2021

Bishop's Stortford Baptist Church stalwart Margaret Twaddle, 74, was "the most caring, generous, strong, independent, selfless person".


Friends share fond memories of Bowel Warrior Beth Purvis

Friends share fond memories of Bowel Warrior Beth Purvis

Friends share fond memories of Bowel Warrior Beth Purvis

13 July 2021

Her brother Henry Walton said the website was an opportunity for all those who knew her to share their thoughts, pictures and stories.


'Bowel Warrior' Beth Purvis, the married mum who wrote about living with stage 4 cancer, dies at 42

'Bowel Warrior' Beth Purvis, the married mum who wrote about living with stage 4 cancer, dies at 42

'Bowel Warrior' Beth Purvis, the married mum who wrote about living with stage 4 cancer, dies at 42

28 June 2021

Bowel disease campaigner Beth passed away peacefully in St Clare Hospice, just five days after her 42nd birthday.


D-Day veteran dies three days after 77th anniversary of Normandy landings

D-Day veteran dies three days after 77th anniversary of Normandy landings

D-Day veteran dies three days after 77th anniversary of Normandy landings

15 June 2021

Charles Foster, 98, was awarded France’s top military accolade, the Légion d’honneur, in recognition of his Second World War service.


A true love story: Widower, 92, publishes tribute to 'great love of his life for 44 years'

A true love story: Widower, 92, publishes tribute to 'great love of his life for 44 years'

A true love story: Widower, 92, publishes tribute to 'great love of his life for 44 years'

09 June 2021

John and Jean Simkins came together through the shared experience of the loss of their first spouses, both of whom had multiple sclerosis.


Town's farewell to servant who lived and died alone but was known and loved by all

Town's farewell to servant who lived and died alone but was known and loved by all

Town's farewell to servant who lived and died alone but was known and loved by all

17 April 2021

Sawbridgeworth residents line streets for 'Terry the Sweep', whose funeral and burial were funded through £4,000 raised online.


Stansted Lib Dems remember 'local treasure' Shirley Williams

Stansted Lib Dems remember 'local treasure' Shirley Williams

Stansted Lib Dems remember 'local treasure' Shirley Williams

13 April 2021

Veteran politican's death at 90 was confirmed on Monday – Cllr Alan Dean said: "She was an inspirational and kindly person."


Political pioneer and East Herts villager Shirley Williams dies

Political pioneer and East Herts villager Shirley Williams dies

Political pioneer and East Herts villager Shirley Williams dies

12 April 2021

She was best known as one of the 'Gang of Four' Labour rebels who founded the Social Democratic Party in 1981.


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