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Plucky pheasant gives staff the runaround in greetings card shop

Plucky pheasant gives staff the runaround in greetings card shop

Plucky pheasant gives staff the runaround in greetings card shop

11 October 2021

There was panic and amusement when the pheasant ran riot, but bird expert Dudley Simpson was on hand to come to the rescue.


Hunt for Shiva the missing goshawk near Stortford

Hunt for Shiva the missing goshawk near Stortford

Hunt for Shiva the missing goshawk near Stortford

24 September 2021

Owner says she is likely to be within half a mile of Esso garage at Start Hill and signs of her presence will be the reaction of other birds.


Why Russian TV crew was champ-ioning redundant church in Stansted

Why Russian TV crew was champ-ioning redundant church in Stansted

Why Russian TV crew was champ-ioning redundant church in Stansted

20 September 2021

Medieval St Mary’s is one of 14 churches in England offering 'champing' – camping under its roof overnight.


The High Wych Scarecrow Festival in pictures: Was it the best yet?

The High Wych Scarecrow Festival in pictures: Was it the best yet?

The High Wych Scarecrow Festival in pictures: Was it the best yet?

12 September 2021

Hundreds flocked to the village this weekend to marvel at the straw crow-ations including Marilyn Monroe, Paddington and Boris Johnson.


You CAN catch him – and more – at High Wych Scarecrow Festival

You CAN catch him – and more – at High Wych Scarecrow Festival

You CAN catch him – and more – at High Wych Scarecrow Festival

11 September 2021

As well as dozens of scarecrows dotted around the village, there will be craft stalls, barbecue, cake and refreshments for sale.


Town centre power cut a real turn-off for businesses

Town centre power cut a real turn-off for businesses

Town centre power cut a real turn-off for businesses

10 September 2021

The Star, Black Lion, Coopers of Stortford, Atkins restaurant, Bupa dentist and hair salons Marshalls and Eden randomly affected in three-hour cut.


‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’ A slice of British Empire history for sale at Sworders

‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’ A slice of British Empire history for sale at Sworders

‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’ A slice of British Empire history for sale at Sworders

08 September 2021

Piece of wood from mango tree in Africa where Stanley met Victorian hero Livingstone in 1871 expected to fetch £800-£1,200 at auction in Stansted.


Firefighters rescue driver stranded in 'stream' along country lane

Firefighters rescue driver stranded in 'stream' along country lane

Firefighters rescue driver stranded in 'stream' along country lane

06 September 2021

Crews from Bishop's Stortford were called to Furneux Pelham on sunny Sunday evening to free a motorist from his car.


Sawbo's old phone box turns over a new leaf – as plant display

Sawbo's old phone box turns over a new leaf – as plant display

Sawbo's old phone box turns over a new leaf – as plant display

02 September 2021

Oakridge Nursery was commissioned by the town council to plant up the dilapidated red kiosk in West Road.


Dani Dyer drops into Sawbo shop for TV antiques programme

Dani Dyer drops into Sawbo shop for TV antiques programme

Dani Dyer drops into Sawbo shop for TV antiques programme

30 August 2021

The Love Island winner and daughter of EastEnders and The Wall star Danny Dyer visited Antiques & Chic for Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.


Former Hockerill and All Saints boy on winning University Challenge team

Former Hockerill and All Saints boy on winning University Challenge team

Former Hockerill and All Saints boy on winning University Challenge team

10 August 2021

Medical student Marcus Deal represented Queen Mary London against Oxford Brookes in the BBC Two quiz hosted by Jeremy Paxman.


Toadstools and butterflies help launch scarecrow festival

Toadstools and butterflies help launch scarecrow festival

Toadstools and butterflies help launch scarecrow festival

11 July 2021

High Wych villagers gathered to make toadstools out of recycled umbrellas and traffic cones and paint large butterflies out of recycled plastic.


To pee or not to pee! Firm to the toilet aid of Water Lane's Shakespeare run

To pee or not to pee! Firm to the toilet aid of Water Lane's Shakespeare run

To pee or not to pee! Firm to the toilet aid of Water Lane's Shakespeare run

09 July 2021

Global business Dotmatics came to theatre company's aid when it couldn't use churches centre's toilets for Twelfth Night audiences.


Peacock chicks hatch in dinosaur's mouth at Mountfitchet Castle

Peacock chicks hatch in dinosaur's mouth at Mountfitchet Castle

Peacock chicks hatch in dinosaur's mouth at Mountfitchet Castle

09 July 2021

"I thought maybe the fox had got her as she'd disappeared, then she appeared one morning underneath the T-Rex head and she'd made her nest inside"


Diana’s Summer Solstice sleep-out chimes for charity

Diana’s Summer Solstice sleep-out chimes for charity

Diana’s Summer Solstice sleep-out chimes for charity

04 July 2021

Diana Jones has raised around £20,000 over the years from various charity stunts, including abseils, white water rafting and a sponsored silence.


Comedian Joe Lycett's TV show behind black box in Market Square

Comedian Joe Lycett's TV show behind black box in Market Square

Comedian Joe Lycett's TV show behind black box in Market Square

16 June 2021

A team from Rumpus Media was working on the third series of consumer programme Joe Lycett's Got Your Back for Channel 4.


Herts police dog unit's newest recruits are trained for the grimmest of tasks

Herts police dog unit's newest recruits are trained for the grimmest of tasks

Herts police dog unit's newest recruits are trained for the grimmest of tasks

04 June 2021

English springer spaniels Max and Xena can locate human body parts and bodily fluids in water after passing specialist course with handlers.


RSPCA and police probe discovery of mutilated muntjac hanging in tree

RSPCA and police probe discovery of mutilated muntjac hanging in tree

RSPCA and police probe discovery of mutilated muntjac hanging in tree

25 May 2021

Woman came across "creepy" and "sickening sight" while walking her dog at the historic Rivers orchard in Sawbridgeworth.


Uncle Funk full of beans at having new coffee flavour named after him

Uncle Funk full of beans at having new coffee flavour named after him

Uncle Funk full of beans at having new coffee flavour named after him

13 May 2021

Artisan coffee company Funky Flamingo names limited-edition flavour after Uncle Funk's Disco Inferno founder and frontman.


Sweet pup from Stortford named Pudding to lead St Clare's Winter Walkies

Sweet pup from Stortford named Pudding to lead St Clare's Winter Walkies

Sweet pup from Stortford named Pudding to lead St Clare's Winter Walkies

03 May 2021

Shetland sheepdog named hospice charity's Cutest Canine after winning its Facebook and Instagram photo competition.


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