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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.


Sleeping Beauty cast up and at 'em as new panto era dawns at Rhodes

Sleeping Beauty cast up and at 'em as new panto era dawns at Rhodes

Sleeping Beauty cast up and at 'em as new panto era dawns at Rhodes

03 December 2019

Costumed appearances in Jackson Square, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted provide alarm call to community that Sleeping Beauty's opening night is near.


Tank's a million! Birchwood student's world record bid with K'nex model

Tank's a million! Birchwood student's world record bid with K'nex model

Tank's a million! Birchwood student's world record bid with K'nex model

30 November 2019

Fifteen-year-old William Rose is well on his way to a Guinness World Record for the biggest, moving, firing model tank.


Skaters flip public perception by joining police to deliver positive messages on community and crime

Skaters flip public perception by joining police to deliver positive messages on community and crime

Skaters flip public perception by joining police to deliver positive messages on community and crime

03 October 2019

Plans to regenerate Castle Park were showcased alongside a display by talented local skaters, BMX bikers, roller bladers and scooter riders.


360 Flip Showcase to celebrate the very best of Bishop's Stortford Skate Park

360 Flip Showcase to celebrate the very best of Bishop's Stortford Skate Park

360 Flip Showcase to celebrate the very best of Bishop's Stortford Skate Park

26 September 2019

Skateboarders, scooter riders and BMX bikers will be showcasing their skills in support of the policing team’s Lives Not Knives campaign.


PHOTO SPECIAL: Lion King the pride of the creations for High Wych Scarecrow Festival

PHOTO SPECIAL: Lion King the pride of the creations for High Wych Scarecrow Festival

PHOTO SPECIAL: Lion King the pride of the creations for High Wych Scarecrow Festival

13 September 2019

Thousands flocked to High Wych at the weekend to see the village's fabulous scarecrow creations


£1 charity shop find predicted to fetch up to £80,000 at auction

£1 charity shop find predicted to fetch up to £80,000 at auction

£1 charity shop find predicted to fetch up to £80,000 at auction

07 September 2019

The lucky shopper purchased the Qianlong famille rose wall vase earlier in the year, but was unaware of the significance of his find


Full steam ahead for Bishop's Stortford's Library of Things

Full steam ahead for Bishop's Stortford's Library of Things

Full steam ahead for Bishop's Stortford's Library of Things

06 September 2019

The borrowing hub now has a pressure washer, bread maker, wallpaper stripper, a six-man tent, a carpet cleaner and Sega Megadrive on its books


Stranded in Stortford: Sweden-bound passenger's thanks to 'guardian angel' whose kindness meant he could see his wife and children sooner

Stranded in Stortford: Sweden-bound passenger's thanks to 'guardian angel' whose kindness meant he could see his wife and children sooner

Stranded in Stortford: Sweden-bound passenger's thanks to 'guardian angel' whose kindness meant he could see his wife and children sooner

03 September 2019

Alex Gale, 39, was in danger of missing his Stansted flight home to his family in Gothenburg when a blonde woman in a Mercedes came to his aid


Legend of Brent Pelham dragon slayer and giant inspires Stortford school dad's new book

Legend of Brent Pelham dragon slayer and giant inspires Stortford school dad's new book

Legend of Brent Pelham dragon slayer and giant inspires Stortford school dad's new book

02 September 2019

Journalist Christopher Hadley, a Stortford rugby club coach, has been working on his epic read about Piers Shonks for a decade


Sir Rod Stewart's furniture is sure to be a smash hit at Sworders

Sir Rod Stewart's furniture is sure to be a smash hit at Sworders

Sir Rod Stewart's furniture is sure to be a smash hit at Sworders

01 September 2019

The 74-year-old rocker is selling a quirky collection, including stuffed and mounted animals, intricately-designed golden clocks and ornate furniture


The Stortford schoolboy who grew up to be the first Englishman to win Mister World

The Stortford schoolboy who grew up to be the first Englishman to win Mister World

The Stortford schoolboy who grew up to be the first Englishman to win Mister World

31 August 2019

Rocket scientist Jack Heslewood – whose sister Kirsty took part in Miss World 2013 – won the title after a 3-week competition in the Philippines


Frozen and Bohemian Rhapsody to be shown on open-air big screen in Stortford

Frozen and Bohemian Rhapsody to be shown on open-air big screen in Stortford

Frozen and Bohemian Rhapsody to be shown on open-air big screen in Stortford

25 August 2019

Sworder’s Field will be transformed into an open-air cinema for one day – and not one, but two fantastic films will be screened


Getting in deep: the secluded beauty of open water swimming at Redricks Lakes

Getting in deep: the secluded beauty of open water swimming at Redricks Lakes

Getting in deep: the secluded beauty of open water swimming at Redricks Lakes

24 August 2019

The growing popularity of wild swimming is attracting aficionados from London to picturesque Redricks Lakes in Sawbridgeworth.


Dog owners can get their paws on a free drink at Spellbrook pub

Dog owners can get their paws on a free drink at Spellbrook pub

Dog owners can get their paws on a free drink at Spellbrook pub

20 August 2019

The Three Horseshoes is offering freebies to owners who take their four-legged friends to the bar on bank holiday Monday


Gone to Pot? Dogs Head paint job shows it’s not easy being green

Gone to Pot? Dogs Head paint job shows it’s not easy being green

Gone to Pot? Dogs Head paint job shows it’s not easy being green

18 August 2019

'It might look better... on the seafront at Hastings, but I’m less convinced that it’s perfect for the centre of our conservation area'


Nominate your partner for a midnight surprise from Michael McIntyre

Nominate your partner for a midnight surprise from Michael McIntyre

Nominate your partner for a midnight surprise from Michael McIntyre

14 August 2019

TV's Michael McIntyre's Big Show is seeking Stortford people for the Saturday night prime-time programme's Midnight Gameshow segment


From takeaways to tampons: GoGetters will deliver just about anything

From takeaways to tampons: GoGetters will deliver just about anything

From takeaways to tampons: GoGetters will deliver just about anything

07 August 2019

“You name it, we’ll GoGett it!” is the promise made by a new delivery service which is launching in Bishop’s Stortford tomorrow (Thu 8).


Bishop's Stortford to get a 'Library of Things'

Bishop's Stortford to get a 'Library of Things'

Bishop's Stortford to get a 'Library of Things'

01 August 2019

Why buy when you can borrow? This is the idea at the heart of a new community project to give residents the chance to hire out handy items


Too young for the pub... so 9-year-old Stortford boy devises a play crawl

Too young for the pub... so 9-year-old Stortford boy devises a play crawl

Too young for the pub... so 9-year-old Stortford boy devises a play crawl

27 July 2019

Windhill21 pupil Oliver Klumpler and mum Flora have come up with a guided tour that takes in all 24 of Stortford's play areas


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