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'I want to live in the Splendid Saturday of Bish Bash Land – with no sign of Janet'

'I want to live in the Splendid Saturday of Bish Bash Land – with no sign of Janet'

'I want to live in the Splendid Saturday of Bish Bash Land – with no sign of Janet'

06 June 2022

Indie columnist Julie Walker, who writes about living with Parkinson's disease, reflects on her mixed Bish Bash experience...


'My brain operation has been postponed but my bag will remain packed'

'My brain operation has been postponed but my bag will remain packed'

'My brain operation has been postponed but my bag will remain packed'

05 June 2022

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on the postponement of her seven-hour brain operation using deep brain stimulation (DBS)


Life with Leukaemia: The consultant's words that made us think about how we spend our 'now'

Life with Leukaemia: The consultant's words that made us think about how we spend our 'now'

Life with Leukaemia: The consultant's words that made us think about how we spend our 'now'

29 May 2022

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


Wickham Hall solar farm: There's a bigger picture at stake than the view

Wickham Hall solar farm: There's a bigger picture at stake than the view

Wickham Hall solar farm: There's a bigger picture at stake than the view

23 May 2022

Andrew Urquhart, of Bishop’s Stortford Climate Group, on why East Herts Council must give permission for the solar farm on the outskirts of the town.


Summer's coming so it's time to get on your bike and use pedal power

Summer's coming so it's time to get on your bike and use pedal power

Summer's coming so it's time to get on your bike and use pedal power

21 May 2022

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon looks ahead to the Festival of Cycling in Sworder's Field and a public talk on how households can save energy


'It is not our democracy that is failing, just some of those we elect to represent us'

'It is not our democracy that is failing, just some of those we elect to represent us'

'It is not our democracy that is failing, just some of those we elect to represent us'

19 May 2022

Political pundit, author, former Tory MP and Bishop's Stortford resident Nick de Bois makes an impassioned defence of the House of Commons.


Life with Leukaemia: Acceptance is the key to having peaceful days

Life with Leukaemia: Acceptance is the key to having peaceful days

Life with Leukaemia: Acceptance is the key to having peaceful days

16 May 2022

'Every morning I open my eyes and our reality hits me. Every morning I have to process it again, accept it all over again. Joel has cancer'


Is Stortford housebuilding costing us too much or are we ignoring the benefits?

Is Stortford housebuilding costing us too much or are we ignoring the benefits?

Is Stortford housebuilding costing us too much or are we ignoring the benefits?

02 May 2022

Award-winning Economics in Ten podcaster Gavin Simpson, who was born and brought up in Stortford, delves into the housing development issue...


'How I cope with unwanted guest of Parkinson's when out and about'

'How I cope with unwanted guest of Parkinson's when out and about'

'How I cope with unwanted guest of Parkinson's when out and about'

29 April 2022

The Indie's Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on the items and services that can make staying active and mobile with Parkinson's disease a bit easier


'Golf day generosity has shone a massive light of hope on our lives'

'Golf day generosity has shone a massive light of hope on our lives'

'Golf day generosity has shone a massive light of hope on our lives'

24 April 2022

Amy Gannon writes a Life with Leukaemia column documenting her family's story of navigating all of the challenges of living with blood cancer


'Please keep your kind offers of help coming, but no piggy backs'

'Please keep your kind offers of help coming, but no piggy backs'

'Please keep your kind offers of help coming, but no piggy backs'

18 April 2022

Parkinality correspondent Julie Walker creates a YouTube video as she marks - but definitely does not celebrate - her 10th Parkinson's Awareness Month


'Record numbers seeking crisis support such as food bank referrals'

'Record numbers seeking crisis support such as food bank referrals'

'Record numbers seeking crisis support such as food bank referrals'

29 March 2022

Citizens Advice East Herts says Rishi Sunak's Spring Statement needs to go further to help those in need.


Steer clear of disposable barbecues for a greener, cleaner outdoor feast

Steer clear of disposable barbecues for a greener, cleaner outdoor feast

Steer clear of disposable barbecues for a greener, cleaner outdoor feast

26 March 2022

The Indie's Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon looks at ways to make cooking up a storm outside more environmentally friendly


Citizens Advice: 'Demand for our help's rising but our council grant's set to fall'

Citizens Advice: 'Demand for our help's rising but our council grant's set to fall'

Citizens Advice: 'Demand for our help's rising but our council grant's set to fall'

18 March 2022

Tony Murphy, the chair of the board of trustees at Citizens Advice East Herts, on the charity's plight as it faces up to a funding cut


Chance to cut amount of food we throw away is too good to waste

Chance to cut amount of food we throw away is too good to waste

Chance to cut amount of food we throw away is too good to waste

12 March 2022

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon's tips for cutting your household bills and helping the planet this Food Waste Action Week


Gearing up to make Bishop's Stortford more cycle friendly

Gearing up to make Bishop's Stortford more cycle friendly

Gearing up to make Bishop's Stortford more cycle friendly

11 February 2022

Indie Greenwatch columnist Louise Tennekoon reports on initiatives to get more people in Stortford onto two wheels.


How is inflation at its highest rate in 30 years and what can be done?

How is inflation at its highest rate in 30 years and what can be done?

How is inflation at its highest rate in 30 years and what can be done?

31 January 2022

Award-winning podcasters Gavin Simpson, who was born and brought up in Stortford, and Pete Clift delve into the economic situation impacting us all.


'Stortford's green lungs would become a sea of unnatural glinting glass, unchanging across the seasons'

'Stortford's green lungs would become a sea of unnatural glinting glass, unchanging across the seasons'

'Stortford's green lungs would become a sea of unnatural glinting glass, unchanging across the seasons'

26 January 2022

Residents Against Wickham Hall Solar Farm sets out its concerns about energy generation plans for farmland straddling East Herts-Uttlesford border.


Covid with Parkinson's: A 'blue light' ambulance, lost voice and hospital fears

Covid with Parkinson's: A 'blue light' ambulance, lost voice and hospital fears

Covid with Parkinson's: A 'blue light' ambulance, lost voice and hospital fears

17 January 2022

'I'd picked up some sign language phrases from Rose and Giovanni on Strictly, but I didn't think the sign for 'applause' would be useful in hospital'


MP: 'Get jabbed and boosted to keep supporting front-line NHS workers'

MP: 'Get jabbed and boosted to keep supporting front-line NHS workers'

MP: 'Get jabbed and boosted to keep supporting front-line NHS workers'

06 January 2022

Hertford and Stortford MP Julie Marson on Omicron, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, hare coursing and the Online Safety Bill


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