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How council can save Old River Lane and deliver on the promises it made to the town

How council can save Old River Lane and deliver on the promises it made to the town

How council can save Old River Lane and deliver on the promises it made to the town

28 February 2023

Columnist Chas Gill says phased development of retail and residential first will create financial elbow room for an eventual permanent arts centre.


'Old River Lane must be mothballed to prevent another Riverside'

'Old River Lane must be mothballed to prevent another Riverside'

'Old River Lane must be mothballed to prevent another Riverside'

21 February 2023

Occasional Indie columnist and former mayor of Bishop's Stortford Chas Gill on why East Herts Council must go back to the drawing board on ORL.


'We need to direct our climate change anger at fossil fuel firms, not on each other'

'We need to direct our climate change anger at fossil fuel firms, not on each other'

'We need to direct our climate change anger at fossil fuel firms, not on each other'

17 February 2023

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon looks at how we can act collectively to start disrupting the system and cure our addiction to fossil fuels


East Herts Council approves Old River Lane milestone document

East Herts Council approves Old River Lane milestone document

East Herts Council approves Old River Lane milestone document

24 November 2022

"I urge everyone to look out for the consultation on the application, which, as a part of the statutory planning process, will open for 21 days."


'Without papers like the Indie, we wouldn't be able to hold politicians like me to account'

'Without papers like the Indie, we wouldn't be able to hold politicians like me to account'

'Without papers like the Indie, we wouldn't be able to hold politicians like me to account'

01 November 2022

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan writes as part of Journalism Matters, the media industry's annual week-long campaign to champion journalism.


'I thought choosing my political party would be like the house sorting in Harry Potter, but it's not that magical'

'I thought choosing my political party would be like the house sorting in Harry Potter, but it's not that magical'

'I thought choosing my political party would be like the house sorting in Harry Potter, but it's not that magical'

28 October 2022

First-time voter Anna Combes, from Stortford, gets a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Westminster shadowing the Daily Telegraph's Camilla Tominey.


‘We’ve decided it's time to start living again, not just existing’

‘We’ve decided it's time to start living again, not just existing’

‘We’ve decided it's time to start living again, not just existing’

28 October 2022

Life with Leukaemia columnist Amy Atkinson on how her family's cautious approach to going out more is like coming out of lockdown


'Liz ran a campaign that understood precisely what party members wanted'

'Liz ran a campaign that understood precisely what party members wanted'

'Liz ran a campaign that understood precisely what party members wanted'

05 September 2022

Bishop’s Stortford political pundit Nick de Bois on why Liz Truss won and Rishi Sunak lost the race to be Prime Minister.


'Hearing Joel's in remission is best wedding gift we could have asked for'

'Hearing Joel's in remission is best wedding gift we could have asked for'

'Hearing Joel's in remission is best wedding gift we could have asked for'

29 August 2022

Life with Leukaemia columnist Amy Gannon on her big day as she marries Joel Atkinson at a small ceremony at Down Hall before receiving some good news


Parkinality: Lifting the lid on the day my brain operative Lavinia got support

Parkinality: Lifting the lid on the day my brain operative Lavinia got support

Parkinality: Lifting the lid on the day my brain operative Lavinia got support

29 August 2022

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker hopes being 'switched on' after brain operation will help her to do much more than just taking out the rubbish


Parkinality: Preparing for switch on after brain op with Head Fairy’s help

Parkinality: Preparing for switch on after brain op with Head Fairy’s help

Parkinality: Preparing for switch on after brain op with Head Fairy’s help

05 August 2022

'I have a rechargeable handset which my consultant will connect by bluetooth to the battery pack under the skin on my chest and I will be switched on'


'Talking about the climate crisis is great, but we need action now'

'Talking about the climate crisis is great, but we need action now'

'Talking about the climate crisis is great, but we need action now'

05 August 2022

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon says the actions we take in the next eight years will determine how high global temperatures go


'It is an emotional business, watching the breakdown of our climate'

'It is an emotional business, watching the breakdown of our climate'

'It is an emotional business, watching the breakdown of our climate'

19 July 2022

As temperatures hit record levels, Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon hails the Bishop's Stortford groups doing their bit in the climate crisis


'Kemi has entered leadership race to say something rather than be somebody'

'Kemi has entered leadership race to say something rather than be somebody'

'Kemi has entered leadership race to say something rather than be somebody'

14 July 2022

Ex-Harlow MP Jerry Hayes runs a ruthless rule over the Tory leadership contenders and says why he backs his own MP, Saffron Walden's Kemi Badenoch.


'All the right reasons in the world can’t change the guilt you feel about abandoning your family'

'All the right reasons in the world can’t change the guilt you feel about abandoning your family'

'All the right reasons in the world can’t change the guilt you feel about abandoning your family'

12 July 2022

On May 5, Bishop's Stortford woman Denise Leach gave a home to three Ukranian refugees. Their predicament inspired her to write...


'Isla’s first sports day: Some days I've thought Joel wouldn't be here for moments like these'

'Isla’s first sports day: Some days I've thought Joel wouldn't be here for moments like these'

'Isla’s first sports day: Some days I've thought Joel wouldn't be here for moments like these'

09 July 2022

A Bishop's Stortford family's story of navigating the emotional, physical and financial challenges of living with blood cancer, by Amy Gannon


'Parkinson's diagnosis is like a concrete boulder being slung into peaceful stream'

'Parkinson's diagnosis is like a concrete boulder being slung into peaceful stream'

'Parkinson's diagnosis is like a concrete boulder being slung into peaceful stream'

03 July 2022

The Indie's Parkinality columnist Julie Walker looks at the many different ways you can get help and support after a Parkinson's diagnosis


Sign up for the challenge to go car-free in Stortford in July

Sign up for the challenge to go car-free in Stortford in July

Sign up for the challenge to go car-free in Stortford in July

30 June 2022

'We still hold on to the idea that driving is convenient, quick and cheap. But this doesn’t really hold up in the Bishop’s Stortford of today'


'My charity challenge of living on £1 of food a day is the harsh reality for those in poverty'

'My charity challenge of living on £1 of food a day is the harsh reality for those in poverty'

'My charity challenge of living on £1 of food a day is the harsh reality for those in poverty'

23 June 2022

Rev Gill Hulme, Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church minister and current chair of Churches Together Bishop's Stortford, on the cost-of-living crisis.


Life with Leukaemia: Get on board with message of hope and appreciate little things

Life with Leukaemia: Get on board with message of hope and appreciate little things

Life with Leukaemia: Get on board with message of hope and appreciate little things

17 June 2022

'This battle highlights the wonders of everyday life. It's taught us to be truly grateful for all the little things that make living life so precious'


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