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'When it's possible it could be your last Christmas, the gift of time is incredibly precious'

'When it's possible it could be your last Christmas, the gift of time is incredibly precious'

'When it's possible it could be your last Christmas, the gift of time is incredibly precious'

Last May, Beth Purvis, 41, ended her Indie Bowel Warrior column about life with stage 4 bowel cancer after the cancer spread to her brain...


MBE for PAH's head of infection prevention and control

MBE for PAH's head of infection prevention and control

MBE for PAH's head of infection prevention and control

Dr Shico Visuvanatha has worked at the Harlow hospital trust since 1994 and became its first director of IPC nine years later.


F1 star Sir Lewis Hamilton in pole position on Herts' New Year Honours grid

F1 star Sir Lewis Hamilton in pole position on Herts' New Year Honours grid

F1 star Sir Lewis Hamilton in pole position on Herts' New Year Honours grid

The Hertfordshire list includes 10 people honoured for their contributions to the Covid-19 response, including two chief nurses at London hospitals.


Olivia, 7, saves her 91-year-old pen pal Una from Christmas Day alone

Olivia, 7, saves her 91-year-old pen pal Una from Christmas Day alone

Olivia, 7, saves her 91-year-old pen pal Una from Christmas Day alone

Welbeloved Club founder Jo Gill launched pen pal scheme in lockdown when she realised she couldn't hold her monthly lunches for lonely old folk.


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

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


Tears of joy as 500 lonely elderly people receive Indie appeal shoebox hampers

Tears of joy as 500 lonely elderly people receive Indie appeal shoebox hampers

Tears of joy as 500 lonely elderly people receive Indie appeal shoebox hampers

We asked you to donate 142 boxes of small gifts for Welbeloved Club members in our Operation Christmas Cheer appeal – and were swamped with 494!


Masterchef champion Alex cooking Christmas dinner at Dunmow's Square 1

Masterchef champion Alex cooking Christmas dinner at Dunmow's Square 1

Masterchef champion Alex cooking Christmas dinner at Dunmow's Square 1

Ex-Helena Romanes boy Alex Webb, 25, is head chef at the Dunmow High Street restaurant where he started his career as a schoolboy kitchen hand.


Pupils the stars as town comes together online for carols event

Pupils the stars as town comes together online for carols event

Pupils the stars as town comes together online for carols event

Highlights of the virtual event in Sawbridgeworth were performances by schools and performing arts group Youth Create.


Parents' £1,775 thank-you to dance teacher for keeping kids going in lockdown

Parents' £1,775 thank-you to dance teacher for keeping kids going in lockdown

Parents' £1,775 thank-you to dance teacher for keeping kids going in lockdown

Jo Ellis's lessons via Zoom in spring were such a hit that she launched face-to-face classes under the banner of Chance2dance.


Raising money to help give six-year-old Stortford boy Mason a future

Raising money to help give six-year-old Stortford boy Mason a future

Raising money to help give six-year-old Stortford boy Mason a future

Virtual Christmas market organiser Abi Baxter-Huggett first met Mason and his family in 2016 while she was at her own sick baby's hospital bedside.


School students join CommUNITY in Christmas hamper operation

School students join CommUNITY in Christmas hamper operation

School students join CommUNITY in Christmas hamper operation

Five boys from Birchwood High joined a socially distanced shopping packing session for Stortford-based lifeline Operation CommUNITY.


Council ‘trailblazer’ who got town back on track bows out

Council ‘trailblazer’ who got town back on track bows out

Council ‘trailblazer’ who got town back on track bows out

Among the achievements Richard Bowran is most proud of during his town clerk role is the setting up the Sawbobus scheme in November 2009.


Girls set gold standard and navigate their way to Scout award success

Girls set gold standard and navigate their way to Scout award success

Girls set gold standard and navigate their way to Scout award success

Quintet from 1st Bishop's Stortford and Hockerill Scout group spent a day treading canal paths, bridleways and footpaths.


Could you volunteer to help victims of rape and sexual abuse?

Could you volunteer to help victims of rape and sexual abuse?

Could you volunteer to help victims of rape and sexual abuse?

Red Kite, a new telephone support service for survivors, based in Bishop's Stortford, launches on Monday (Dec 14).


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