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Schools in Stortford area are hot on managing heatwave on UK's hottest day

Schools in Stortford area are hot on managing heatwave on UK's hottest day

Schools in Stortford area are hot on managing heatwave on UK's hottest day

19 July 2022

Schools scrapped events, relaxed uniform rules and even closed earlier during Tuesday's heatwave amid Met Office red alert for extreme heat.


Herts Fire and Rescue Service declares major incident amid heatwave

Herts Fire and Rescue Service declares major incident amid heatwave

Herts Fire and Rescue Service declares major incident amid heatwave

19 July 2022

Brigade received "very high volume" of 999 calls and by 6.30pm crews had attended more than 240 emergency incidents – double the usual number.


Police save Italian children stranded on M11 on way to Stansted Airport

Police save Italian children stranded on M11 on way to Stansted Airport

Police save Italian children stranded on M11 on way to Stansted Airport

19 July 2022

The party of 25 youngsters was left stranded when their bus broke down on the motorway.


It's baking - and mum proves it's hot enough to cook cookies in her car

It's baking - and mum proves it's hot enough to cook cookies in her car

It's baking - and mum proves it's hot enough to cook cookies in her car

19 July 2022

When Teresa Lee saw the temperature in her family's Ford S-Max was 62C, she decided to see whether the oven-like conditions would bake cookies.


Health warning as Met Office issues first red alert for extreme heat

Health warning as Met Office issues first red alert for extreme heat

Health warning as Met Office issues first red alert for extreme heat

15 July 2022

An "exceptional hot spell" on Monday and Tuesday is set to lead to "widespread impacts on people and infrastructure".


Met Office extends amber warning of extreme heat into next week

Met Office extends amber warning of extreme heat into next week

Met Office extends amber warning of extreme heat into next week

13 July 2022

The heatwave shows no signs of peaking yet with the Met Office now extending its amber warning for extreme heat into next week.


5 signs of heatstroke in dogs as RSPCA warns of 'silent killer'

5 signs of heatstroke in dogs as RSPCA warns of 'silent killer'

5 signs of heatstroke in dogs as RSPCA warns of 'silent killer'

11 July 2022

'If in doubt, don't go out' warns the animal charity, which says owners should avoid walks in the heat and be alert to signs of heatstroke.


Fallen tree traps fire appliance at station during height of Storm Eunice

Fallen tree traps fire appliance at station during height of Storm Eunice

Fallen tree traps fire appliance at station during height of Storm Eunice

21 February 2022

Stansted firefighters helped clear the fallen tree which blocked side access, trapping its foam appliance in the back yard.


Storms leave trail of destruction and flooding at visitor farm

Storms leave trail of destruction and flooding at visitor farm

Storms leave trail of destruction and flooding at visitor farm

21 February 2022

Animal shelters at Daisy May's Farm crushed by falling trees and the farm flooded during heavy rainfall, resulting in a costly clean-up operation.


Storm Eunice damage plus wet and windy weather affect trains, sport and recreation

Storm Eunice damage plus wet and windy weather affect trains, sport and recreation

Storm Eunice damage plus wet and windy weather affect trains, sport and recreation

19 February 2022

No trains through Stortford 24 hours after services suspended + top-of-the-table football match postponed + gardens' snowdrop open day cancelled


Storm Eunice: Power cuts hit over 1,000 homes in Stortford and villages

Storm Eunice: Power cuts hit over 1,000 homes in Stortford and villages

Storm Eunice: Power cuts hit over 1,000 homes in Stortford and villages

18 February 2022

Fault in high-voltage overhead electricity line soon after midday caused outage in Thorley Park and Thorley Street areas.


Storm Eunice: Almost 300 fallen trees calls to Herts highways and fire service

Storm Eunice: Almost 300 fallen trees calls to Herts highways and fire service

Storm Eunice: Almost 300 fallen trees calls to Herts highways and fire service

18 February 2022

County council closed all its recycling centres and family centres, seven libraries – including Sawbo's – and two coronavirus testing sites.


Fallen tree sparks fire in electric lines on railway in Bishop's Stortford

Fallen tree sparks fire in electric lines on railway in Bishop's Stortford

Fallen tree sparks fire in electric lines on railway in Bishop's Stortford

18 February 2022

Greater Anglia says widespread damage means "some or even all services may remain suspended for rest of Friday and potentially into Saturday".


Storm Eunice in pictures: Damage and disruption in Bishop's Stortford area

Storm Eunice in pictures: Damage and disruption in Bishop's Stortford area

Storm Eunice in pictures: Damage and disruption in Bishop's Stortford area

18 February 2022

Strong winds topple trees, bring down branches, blow over brick walls, flatten fences and send trampolines flying onto pavements.


Storm Eunice: Recycling centres shut and day centre transport halted

Storm Eunice: Recycling centres shut and day centre transport halted

Storm Eunice: Recycling centres shut and day centre transport halted

18 February 2022

Bishop's Stortford area included in Met Office's red weather warning – the highest level – for wind from 10am to 3pm on Friday.


Bishop's Stortford in second red warning area as Storm Eunice nears

Bishop's Stortford in second red warning area as Storm Eunice nears

Bishop's Stortford in second red warning area as Storm Eunice nears

18 February 2022

The alert covers the period from 10am to 3pm and warns of significant disruption and dangerous conditions due to extremely strong gusts up to 90mph.


Storm Eunice: Threat of flying debris, fallen trees, power cuts and travel disruption

Storm Eunice: Threat of flying debris, fallen trees, power cuts and travel disruption

Storm Eunice: Threat of flying debris, fallen trees, power cuts and travel disruption

17 February 2022

Motorists and train passengers advised to travel only if it is essential + Greater Anglia brings in reduced timetable + bin collections could be hit.


Lucky escape as wind sends tree toppling onto parked car in Stortford

Lucky escape as wind sends tree toppling onto parked car in Stortford

Lucky escape as wind sends tree toppling onto parked car in Stortford

17 February 2022

The tree dented the roof and bonnet and shattered the front windscreen of a Vauxhall Corsa next to the railway line and Sworder's Field.


Canadian Arctic blast prompts weather warning for Herts and Essex

Canadian Arctic blast prompts weather warning for Herts and Essex

Canadian Arctic blast prompts weather warning for Herts and Essex

07 January 2022

The East of England is one of six regions being warned to prepare for a brutally cold snap expected to last until Monday.


Herts gritters going out twice in 15 hours for coldest night of winter so far

Herts gritters going out twice in 15 hours for coldest night of winter so far

Herts gritters going out twice in 15 hours for coldest night of winter so far

05 January 2022

Crews doing salting runs Wednesday afternoon and early hours of Thursday as road temperatures forecast to drop to around -5C (22F).


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