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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.


Council considering £2,500 charge for utilities to work on Herts’ busiest roads

Council considering £2,500 charge for utilities to work on Herts’ busiest roads

Council considering £2,500 charge for utilities to work on Herts’ busiest roads

23 May 2024

Lane rental schemes enable local authorities to charge up to £2,500 a day for works that can cause congestion on critical parts of the network.


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.


Plans for Lidl store in Bishop’s Stortford progress

Plans for Lidl store in Bishop’s Stortford progress

Plans for Lidl store in Bishop’s Stortford progress

17 May 2024

The controversial £12m project at the former Gates car showroom site is set to create 40 jobs.


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.


Exposing the cracks in school classroom hatching projects

Exposing the cracks in school classroom hatching projects

Exposing the cracks in school classroom hatching projects

15 May 2024

Bishop’s Stortford primary school mum Amy Robson reveals the ugly side of ducklings and chicks hatching in classrooms.


Stansted’s new passenger and cargo records in first month of summer season

Stansted’s new passenger and cargo records in first month of summer season

Stansted’s new passenger and cargo records in first month of summer season

14 May 2024

Airport welcomed 2.48 million passengers to record its busiest ever April – and the 27,000-plus tonnes of freight was highest monthly total ever.


VIDEO: Stansted fuel station robbers used gun and knife to steal cigarettes

VIDEO: Stansted fuel station robbers used gun and knife to steal cigarettes

VIDEO: Stansted fuel station robbers used gun and knife to steal cigarettes

13 May 2024

Grant Bolden, of Saffron Walden, and Jack Knight, of Dunmow, used imitation firearm and knife to rob Stansted’s Jet garage for cigarettes worth £900.


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.


Stortford’s Eurovision star SuRie backs Olly Alexander to win for UK

Stortford’s Eurovision star SuRie backs Olly Alexander to win for UK

Stortford’s Eurovision star SuRie backs Olly Alexander to win for UK

08 May 2024

The former Herts & Essex and St Joseph’s student represented the UK in the 2018 contest, when her performance was interrupted by a stage invader.


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.


Emotions run high as dad and daughter do London Marathon in memory of Sarah

Emotions run high as dad and daughter do London Marathon in memory of Sarah

Emotions run high as dad and daughter do London Marathon in memory of Sarah

23 April 2024

Bran and Christina Radukic took part in the TCS London Marathon in memory of Sarah Radukic, who died 10 years ago aged 42 from a rare kidney cancer.


First-time buyer transforms Stortford Fields boxy newbuild mudpit into haven of beauty

First-time buyer transforms Stortford Fields boxy newbuild mudpit into haven of beauty

First-time buyer transforms Stortford Fields boxy newbuild mudpit into haven of beauty

21 April 2024

Gardening newbie Charlotte Owers has spent the last four years creating a cottage garden vibe in the heart of Stortford’s newbuild estate.


Little Hallingbury business wins backing from duo on Dragons’ Den appearance

Little Hallingbury business wins backing from duo on Dragons’ Den appearance

Little Hallingbury business wins backing from duo on Dragons’ Den appearance

05 April 2024

Outdoor art firm YARDART UK, co-founded by Charlotte Clemence and Bex Lund, was backed by Sara Davies and Steven Bartlett on BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den.


Baby asleep in a nest earns photographer Rachel global gold mark

Baby asleep in a nest earns photographer Rachel global gold mark

Baby asleep in a nest earns photographer Rachel global gold mark

04 April 2024

Hatfield Heath’s Rachel Sloan, who specialises in pregnancy and newborn pictures, won Gold Award from Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers.


The PoW camp in Hatfield Heath built to last five years but still there today

The PoW camp in Hatfield Heath built to last five years but still there today

The PoW camp in Hatfield Heath built to last five years but still there today

02 April 2024

Mark Ratcliff told Sawbridgeworth Local History Society that 60% of the buildings at the camp set up in 1943 were still intact.


Fire crew arrive to free ‘dog trapped under shed’ – and find fox cubs

Fire crew arrive to free ‘dog trapped under shed’ – and find fox cubs

Fire crew arrive to free ‘dog trapped under shed’ – and find fox cubs

26 March 2024

When the crew from Bishop’s Stortford fire station got to the house in Maze Green Road they found a litter of fox cubs huddled under the shed.


Children’s cancer nurse attacked by bird of prey on London Marathon training run

Children’s cancer nurse attacked by bird of prey on London Marathon training run

Children’s cancer nurse attacked by bird of prey on London Marathon training run

26 March 2024

Tiffany Carpenter, of Stansted, who works at Great Ormond Street Hospital, was left with blood pouring from head wound after attack by red kite.


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