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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).


Caroline's touching tribute to her inseparable alpine canine companion

Caroline's touching tribute to her inseparable alpine canine companion

Caroline's touching tribute to her inseparable alpine canine companion

29 December 2021

Mountain search and rescue dog handler Caroline Elliott, 50, went to Northgate primary and Herts and Essex High School before moving to France.


Are you due £300 to help with heating costs this winter?

Are you due £300 to help with heating costs this winter?

Are you due £300 to help with heating costs this winter?

08 December 2021

Cold weather and winter fuel payments are being given to people to help them meet their heating costs – are you entitled to claim?


What a blow! Storm Arwen brings Christmas fayre to premature end

What a blow! Storm Arwen brings Christmas fayre to premature end

What a blow! Storm Arwen brings Christmas fayre to premature end

30 November 2021

Stallholders were hanging onto their gazebos and a choir performed in the rain as townsfolk battled on with the first fayre since lockdown.


Council demands Environment Agency action to prevent flooding

Council demands Environment Agency action to prevent flooding

Council demands Environment Agency action to prevent flooding

05 November 2021

Stansted's village flood group wants natural defences in place to protect homes and businesses but has been met with "indifference" from the EA.


Get tips on saving energy at Sustainable Sawbridgeworth stall in Bell Street

Get tips on saving energy at Sustainable Sawbridgeworth stall in Bell Street

Get tips on saving energy at Sustainable Sawbridgeworth stall in Bell Street

15 October 2021

Sustainable Sawbridgeworth will be hosting the stall as part of its focus on the COP26 international climate change conference.


New hi-tech gritters ready to keep motorists moving on M11 and other major roads

New hi-tech gritters ready to keep motorists moving on M11 and other major roads

New hi-tech gritters ready to keep motorists moving on M11 and other major roads

05 October 2021

The 28 new vehicles for the East of England region are part of National Highways' roll-out of 120 state-of-the-art gritters across the country.


Gritters on standby to salt 1,500 miles of Hertfordshire's roads

Gritters on standby to salt 1,500 miles of Hertfordshire's roads

Gritters on standby to salt 1,500 miles of Hertfordshire's roads

01 October 2021

The highways team is ready around the clock until next April to cover nearly half of the county's road network to keep routes open.


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