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Annie appeals for help to find lost bracelet she'd worn every day for 32 years

Annie appeals for help to find lost bracelet she'd worn every day for 32 years

Annie appeals for help to find lost bracelet she'd worn every day for 32 years

12 October 2020

Wedding anniversary gift from husband became a lucky charm after OAP defied doctors who said she would never walk again following accident.


Singing postie Hollie delivers first-class debut solo show

Singing postie Hollie delivers first-class debut solo show

Singing postie Hollie delivers first-class debut solo show

19 September 2020

Social media favourite Hollie Bedford put her stamp on some hits at her first ever solo concert.


We will mock you: Stansted hair salon owner's Covid mask message to passers-by

We will mock you: Stansted hair salon owner's Covid mask message to passers-by

We will mock you: Stansted hair salon owner's Covid mask message to passers-by

07 September 2020

Steve Fisk dressed his window mannequin as Freddie Mercury on Saturday – on what would have been the late Queen singer's 74th birthday.


Bull's eye! French breed's arrival at Fullers End Farm causes a stir among villagers

Bull's eye! French breed's arrival at Fullers End Farm causes a stir among villagers

Bull's eye! French breed's arrival at Fullers End Farm causes a stir among villagers

25 August 2020

Five-year-old Parthenaise on loan to Elsenham farmer Nick Herbert is spending six weeks with 30 cows.


Firefighters rescue one-tonne bull stuck in ditch near Hatfield Broad Oak for more than a day

Firefighters rescue one-tonne bull stuck in ditch near Hatfield Broad Oak for more than a day

Firefighters rescue one-tonne bull stuck in ditch near Hatfield Broad Oak for more than a day

03 August 2020

Vet oversees rescue operation by Great Dunmow crew and Essex fire service's specialist animal unit.


May the fourth be with you! Golfer Will won't get haircut or shave till he birdies the 4th

May the fourth be with you! Golfer Will won't get haircut or shave till he birdies the 4th

May the fourth be with you! Golfer Will won't get haircut or shave till he birdies the 4th

01 August 2020

Bishop's Stortford Golf Club member Will Baxter has made more than 30 attempts to get a two on the Dunmow Road course's first short hole


Pet detectives on the hunt for moggy Max missing for over a week

Pet detectives on the hunt for moggy Max missing for over a week

Pet detectives on the hunt for moggy Max missing for over a week

30 July 2020

Animal Search team conducting house-to-house enquiries in Elsenham and using thermal imaging cameras to help find 4-year-old pet.


Straw draw: Scarecrow festival proves hit substitute for cancelled village fete

Straw draw: Scarecrow festival proves hit substitute for cancelled village fete

Straw draw: Scarecrow festival proves hit substitute for cancelled village fete

23 July 2020

Elsenham residents displayed a wide assortment of 40 characters outside their homes for the village's first ever scarecrow festival.


Stansted resident's superb picture of comet blazing across village's night sky

Stansted resident's superb picture of comet blazing across village's night sky

Stansted resident's superb picture of comet blazing across village's night sky

14 July 2020

Keen astronomer David Taub headed out late at night to photograph Comet NEOWISE and captured in a shot with Stansted's iconic windmill.


VE Day 75: Piper Glen plays atop Castle Mound as part of global initiative

VE Day 75: Piper Glen plays atop Castle Mound as part of global initiative

VE Day 75: Piper Glen plays atop Castle Mound as part of global initiative

08 May 2020

Glaswegian-born Stortford father of three one of more than 1,000 bagpipe enthusiasts in 28 countries assembled for special commemorative performance.


Postman Bat! Joker Dean dons Caped Crusader outfit for Stansted round

Postman Bat! Joker Dean dons Caped Crusader outfit for Stansted round

Postman Bat! Joker Dean dons Caped Crusader outfit for Stansted round

28 April 2020

"At times like this, if I can put a smile on people's faces so that they forget about all this for a while, it's worth it," he said.


Artistic Tracey 'gathers' 45 family, friends and dogs for hubby's brilliant birthday gift

Artistic Tracey 'gathers' 45 family, friends and dogs for hubby's brilliant birthday gift

Artistic Tracey 'gathers' 45 family, friends and dogs for hubby's brilliant birthday gift

25 April 2020

With people spending more time at home during the coronavirus lockdown, surprising a family member on their birthday requires careful planning...


Stansted auction bidder p-p-p-picks up a penguin from Scott of the Antarctic expedition for £10,500

Stansted auction bidder p-p-p-picks up a penguin from Scott of the Antarctic expedition for £10,500

Stansted auction bidder p-p-p-picks up a penguin from Scott of the Antarctic expedition for £10,500

13 March 2020

A stuffed Adelie penguin, a relic of the famous South Pole expedition over a century ago, fetched way over its £2,000-£3,000 estimate at Sworders.


Council defends Drag Queen Storytime against Twitter critics

Council defends Drag Queen Storytime against Twitter critics

Council defends Drag Queen Storytime against Twitter critics

25 February 2020

Herts County Council was criticised on social media following controversy in Scotland when a drag queen called FlowJob read to children at a primary.


Orange Tree loses Trip Advisor top rating – for being too popular!

Orange Tree loses Trip Advisor top rating – for being too popular!

Orange Tree loses Trip Advisor top rating – for being too popular!

18 February 2020

The Sawbridgeworth restaurant received a message from the review website saying due to a “pattern of positive reviews” sanctions were being imposed.


Sculptor recalls when Kirk Douglas visited Braughing... via the pub asking for directions

Sculptor recalls when Kirk Douglas visited Braughing... via the pub asking for directions

Sculptor recalls when Kirk Douglas visited Braughing... via the pub asking for directions

16 February 2020

Henry Moore protégé John Farnham tells the Indie how the Hollywood legend, who has died aged 103, came to visit his studio in Braughing.


The bare facts: English cream tea expert gives a talk to 180 naturists

The bare facts: English cream tea expert gives a talk to 180 naturists

The bare facts: English cream tea expert gives a talk to 180 naturists

04 February 2020

Public speaker Jane Malyon, of The English Cream Tea Company at White Roding, went undercover at a Bournemouth hotel for her most surreal engagement.


Woman trapped by runaway Mini in Stortford car park: 'There was banana everywhere'

Woman trapped by runaway Mini in Stortford car park: 'There was banana everywhere'

Woman trapped by runaway Mini in Stortford car park: 'There was banana everywhere'

18 January 2020

52-year-old Helen East is lucky it was only her lunch that got squashed in freak accident in Apton Road car park.


2020 vision: Car park marshals in Lurex, armour plating for cars and Waitrose profit wobbles

2020 vision: Car park marshals in Lurex, armour plating for cars and Waitrose profit wobbles

2020 vision: Car park marshals in Lurex, armour plating for cars and Waitrose profit wobbles

04 January 2020

Indie columnist Chas Gill presents his Old Charlie’s Almanac, taking a light-hearted look at what the new year might have in store for Stortford.


Name a Herts gritter: Can you top Gritney Spears, David Plowie or Spreadie Mercury?

Name a Herts gritter: Can you top Gritney Spears, David Plowie or Spreadie Mercury?

Name a Herts gritter: Can you top Gritney Spears, David Plowie or Spreadie Mercury?

04 December 2019

Hertfordshire County Council is inviting Bishop's Stortford Independent readers to name one of its fleet of 58 gritters.


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