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Christmas tree festival to take root in village church

Christmas tree festival to take root in village church

Christmas tree festival to take root in village church

29 November 2021

Fifth such festival organised by Friends of Farnham Church will feature more than 30 trees as well as music, gift fair, refreshments and Santa.


Indie Christmas Dinner Appeal: Help us give 100 elderly a festive feast to savour

Indie Christmas Dinner Appeal: Help us give 100 elderly a festive feast to savour

Indie Christmas Dinner Appeal: Help us give 100 elderly a festive feast to savour

24 November 2021

We need YOU to help us give 100 senior citizens from Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth who endure social isolation a fabulous festive feast.


Your photos: Nature springs into action

Your photos: Nature springs into action

Your photos: Nature springs into action

02 March 2021

Glorious weekend sunshine heralded not just February's finale and March's arrival but also the end of meteorological winter and the start of spring.


Christmas shop window contest brings consolation for salon that's been shut more than it's been open

Christmas shop window contest brings consolation for salon that's been shut more than it's been open

Christmas shop window contest brings consolation for salon that's been shut more than it's been open

28 December 2020

Annabelle's, the High Street hair and beauty salon that opened 16 days before first lockdown, wins 11th annual contest in support of Isabel Hospice.


Picture special: Mother Nature at Father Christmas time in the Stortford area

Picture special: Mother Nature at Father Christmas time in the Stortford area

Picture special: Mother Nature at Father Christmas time in the Stortford area

28 December 2020

A gallery of 18 photos taken by members of the Stortford Nature Facebook group in a five-mile radius of Bishop's Stortford over Christmas.


Toy appeal: Indie readers 'save Christmas' for more than 300 children

Toy appeal: Indie readers 'save Christmas' for more than 300 children

Toy appeal: Indie readers 'save Christmas' for more than 300 children

24 December 2020

Community rallies to Sally Army's cry by donating thousands of toys and over £10,000 to provide Christmas dinner for 125 families.


Help us give the gift of happiness to a child in need this Christmas

Help us give the gift of happiness to a child in need this Christmas

Help us give the gift of happiness to a child in need this Christmas

27 November 2020

The Indie is getting behind Bishop's Stortford Salvation Army's £11,400 appeal in aid of 90 families and 230 children in need.


Father Christmas returns to Jackson Square for 'gifts for seniors' scheme

Father Christmas returns to Jackson Square for 'gifts for seniors' scheme

Father Christmas returns to Jackson Square for 'gifts for seniors' scheme

14 November 2020

Children are invited to take a gift for an older person to Santa's grotto and in return they will receive their own present.


Give the gift of friendship in a shoebox for an elderly person this Christmas

Give the gift of friendship in a shoebox for an elderly person this Christmas

Give the gift of friendship in a shoebox for an elderly person this Christmas

13 November 2020

We're looking for Indie readers to fill 140 shoeboxes with small treats and a message, to be delivered to the Welbeloved Club's elderly members.


Quirky staycation prayers answered: Camping in church in Berden and Stansted

Quirky staycation prayers answered: Camping in church in Berden and Stansted

Quirky staycation prayers answered: Camping in church in Berden and Stansted

19 August 2020

The Champing season starts in March, but due to coronavirus opening was delayed and bookings are now being taken until the end of October.


Masks, flask, clothing for all climates... we're all set for our English summer holiday

Masks, flask, clothing for all climates... we're all set for our English summer holiday

Masks, flask, clothing for all climates... we're all set for our English summer holiday

11 July 2020

In the seventh part of her Lockdown Life diary for the Indie, Stortford mum Cate Wilson is getting ready to pack for a staycation in Northumberland.


Fish and tips: My Tucker treat in Stortford, flexible fish cakes and a sustainable catch of the day

Fish and tips: My Tucker treat in Stortford, flexible fish cakes and a sustainable catch of the day

Fish and tips: My Tucker treat in Stortford, flexible fish cakes and a sustainable catch of the day

16 May 2020

Alex Ballard, who grew up in Stortford and works as a community dietitian for the NHS, writes about taking small steps towards a healthier lifestyle.


Nature Notes: Jono swaps the garden for the footpaths of the Hadhams

Nature Notes: Jono swaps the garden for the footpaths of the Hadhams

Nature Notes: Jono swaps the garden for the footpaths of the Hadhams

09 May 2020

Jono Forgham gets out of the house for daily exercise, walking to Hadham Hall and back, and makes first house martin and swallow sightings of the year


Stortford care home couple celebrate their 72nd Valentine's Day together

Stortford care home couple celebrate their 72nd Valentine's Day together

Stortford care home couple celebrate their 72nd Valentine's Day together

14 February 2020

Kay and Ted Lawes, who this year celebrate their platinum (70th) wedding anniversary, enjoyed a date night at Hazel End Care Home's 'Sky Bar'.


60 Indie readers' super sky snaps from Blue Monday (other colours and days available)

60 Indie readers' super sky snaps from Blue Monday (other colours and days available)

60 Indie readers' super sky snaps from Blue Monday (other colours and days available)

23 January 2020

Blue Monday was supposed to be the most depressing day of the year – but the sun and sky combined for a colour show that was anything but dreary.


Compacted soil is the root of the problem at Hatfield Forest

Compacted soil is the root of the problem at Hatfield Forest

Compacted soil is the root of the problem at Hatfield Forest

09 January 2020

Staff and volunteers are hard at work with winter projects, designed to help and protect the unique environment.


Kathryn fashions a winning display for Stortford's Christmas shop window competition

Kathryn fashions a winning display for Stortford's Christmas shop window competition

Kathryn fashions a winning display for Stortford's Christmas shop window competition

21 December 2019

Fashion Flooring & Interiors floors the opposition and thwarts Barnes' hat-trick bid to take festive display title in Isabel Hospice contest.


Fall for these 16 autumn photos by Bishop's Stortford Camera Club members

Fall for these 16 autumn photos by Bishop's Stortford Camera Club members

Fall for these 16 autumn photos by Bishop's Stortford Camera Club members

16 December 2019

Club members have been out and about with their cameras taking pictures to capture the beauty of this time of year.


Hatfield Forest prepares for its winter slumber

Hatfield Forest prepares for its winter slumber

Hatfield Forest prepares for its winter slumber

11 December 2019

Visitors to Hatfield Forest will have seen changes in the lake area in recent months.


Rosey Lea to serve up its first ever Christmas shopping event

Rosey Lea to serve up its first ever Christmas shopping event

Rosey Lea to serve up its first ever Christmas shopping event

24 November 2019

There will be plenty of opportunity to eat, drink and be merry when the café and tea room at Wickham Hall plays host to about 15 local businesses.


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