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A Stortford history walk: From the church to the castle via Betty’s brothel

A Stortford history walk: From the church to the castle via Betty’s brothel

A Stortford history walk: From the church to the castle via Betty’s brothel

26 May 2024

Stortford resident Dr Gareth Oakland was among a group who stepped back in time on a walk led by experts from Bishop’s Stortford History Society.


Bishop’s Stortford leg of Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride raises £20,000

Bishop’s Stortford leg of Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride raises £20,000

Bishop’s Stortford leg of Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride raises £20,000

20 May 2024

185 motorbikers registered for Sunday’s ride from Stortford to Down Hall Hotel to the Star at Standon as part of a global annual fundraiser.


Style by the mile! 160 dapperly dressed bikers geared up for Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Style by the mile! 160 dapperly dressed bikers geared up for Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Style by the mile! 160 dapperly dressed bikers geared up for Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

18 May 2024

A mass of motorbikers will head out on the highway from Stortford to Down Hall to Standon on Sunday (May 19) as part of a global annual fundraiser.


Jaguar owned by speed legend Donald Campbell up for auction in Stansted

Jaguar owned by speed legend Donald Campbell up for auction in Stansted

Jaguar owned by speed legend Donald Campbell up for auction in Stansted

15 May 2024

A 1958 XK150 that Campbell bought as regular runabout expected to fetch over £150,000 in auction of classic cars at Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers.


Paws-itively delightful! Stansted passengers are greeted by therapy dogs

Paws-itively delightful! Stansted passengers are greeted by therapy dogs

Paws-itively delightful! Stansted passengers are greeted by therapy dogs

15 May 2024

Bella the black Lab, Sammy the Samoyed and Cato the Chow Chow were much in demand as travellers stopped to enjoy a stroke and a cuddle.


Teddy’s Tales: Stortford through a pug’s eyes (with the help of his humans)

Teddy’s Tales: Stortford through a pug’s eyes (with the help of his humans)

Teddy’s Tales: Stortford through a pug’s eyes (with the help of his humans)

12 May 2024

Follow the pug-ventures of 3-year-old Teddy as, with the help of his humans, Gabi and Tom, he explores dog-friendly places in and around the town.


The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

11 May 2024

Residents of the Stortford area were treated to an extraordinary celestial spectacle as Aurora Borealis made a rare appearance at the weekend.


Geology buffs secure future of 56 million-year-old rock in Castle Park

Geology buffs secure future of 56 million-year-old rock in Castle Park

Geology buffs secure future of 56 million-year-old rock in Castle Park

07 May 2024

Hertfordshire puddingstone, the county’s mineralogical claim to fame, is virtually indestructible, but examples have a habit of going missing.


Zip line teddies on standby as Sawbridgeworth gets set for May Fayre

Zip line teddies on standby as Sawbridgeworth gets set for May Fayre

Zip line teddies on standby as Sawbridgeworth gets set for May Fayre

04 May 2024

The various venues for the event, which runs between midday and 4pm, include Fair Green, Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall and Great St Mary’s Church.


The once-popular baby names going out of fashion – and those coming in

The once-popular baby names going out of fashion – and those coming in

The once-popular baby names going out of fashion – and those coming in

26 March 2024

Researchers have picked out the baby names which have become less popular since 2011, as well as those for boys and girls now on the rise.


Bird of pray? Peregrine falcon takes up residence on Stortford church tower

Bird of pray? Peregrine falcon takes up residence on Stortford church tower

Bird of pray? Peregrine falcon takes up residence on Stortford church tower

23 February 2024

Indie Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham checks out the fastest creature on Earth – at St Michael’s Church in the town centre.


Mark’s the toast of the wedding toastmasters with national award

Mark’s the toast of the wedding toastmasters with national award

Mark’s the toast of the wedding toastmasters with national award

20 February 2024

Master of ceremonies and toastmaster Mark Greatbatch received 90 reviews on Hitched.co.uk, with ratings of five out of five.


Ball kick-starts fundraising for this year’s Dunmow Flitch Trials

Ball kick-starts fundraising for this year’s Dunmow Flitch Trials

Ball kick-starts fundraising for this year’s Dunmow Flitch Trials

15 February 2024

BBC Radio Essex’s Sadie Nine, who will again don a wig and gown as counsel when the historic event returns in July, was guest of honour at Flitch Ball


Oreo the kitten missing for six days is rescued from tree by ‘Tarzan’ dad

Oreo the kitten missing for six days is rescued from tree by ‘Tarzan’ dad

Oreo the kitten missing for six days is rescued from tree by ‘Tarzan’ dad

14 February 2024

Jodie Lumbis posted a plea on Facebook for help in finding eight-month-old kitten Oreo after she failed to return to her home in Sawbridgeworth.


Sawbridgeworth bird group’s plea to residents to give a swift a home

Sawbridgeworth bird group’s plea to residents to give a swift a home

Sawbridgeworth bird group’s plea to residents to give a swift a home

28 January 2024

Sawbridgeworth Swifts ask residents if they would like a swift box installed on their house in time for the endangered bird’s return from migration.


Can you give hens a home? Charity’s rehoming event in Stortford

Can you give hens a home? Charity’s rehoming event in Stortford

Can you give hens a home? Charity’s rehoming event in Stortford

25 January 2024

Adopters must be willing to settle three or more birds and have enough space to accommodate the new arrivals comfortably.


Sawbo’s historic orchard holds wassail to bless trees for bountiful harvest

Sawbo’s historic orchard holds wassail to bless trees for bountiful harvest

Sawbo’s historic orchard holds wassail to bless trees for bountiful harvest

23 January 2024

Organisers of the event at Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard said 100 people attended and everyone was kept warm by the embers of a bonfire.


Sawbo pupils to take centre stage as judges at London edtech show

Sawbo pupils to take centre stage as judges at London edtech show

Sawbo pupils to take centre stage as judges at London edtech show

20 January 2024

Eight Reedings Junior School students will join children’s author Michael Rosen for the Kids Judge Bett competition at Bett UK 2024 at ExCeL centre.


Roofer Pete frustrated after being marooned on epic solo row across the Atlantic

Roofer Pete frustrated after being marooned on epic solo row across the Atlantic

Roofer Pete frustrated after being marooned on epic solo row across the Atlantic

15 January 2024

He has ticked off around 700 miles but had to engage his para anchor for seven days to stabilise his craft against southerly winds pushing him north.


Sing, drink and be merry at Sawbridgeworth orchard wassail

Sing, drink and be merry at Sawbridgeworth orchard wassail

Sing, drink and be merry at Sawbridgeworth orchard wassail

08 January 2024

Volunteers at Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard have been pruning the fruit trees in preparation for Saturday’s event.


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