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Youngsters get online for town’s annual talent contest

Youngsters get online for town’s annual talent contest

Youngsters get online for town’s annual talent contest

Sawbo’s Got Talent has been a fixture in the town’s events calendar since 2013, but this year it was held online.


'The cancer has spread to my brain and I could be out of time, so I need to put my family first'

'The cancer has spread to my brain and I could be out of time, so I need to put my family first'

'The cancer has spread to my brain and I could be out of time, so I need to put my family first'

Beth 'Bowel Warrior' Purvis, 41 in June, writes for the Stortford Indie as a married mother of two from Elsenham living with stage 4 cancer.


Woman who came to town with Good Intent marks 100th

Woman who came to town with Good Intent marks 100th

Woman who came to town with Good Intent marks 100th

Dorothy came to the town in 1942 when she married Alfred Blackaby and, with her parents, ran the Good Intent pub in Station Road.


Breast cancer mum lets her family shave off her hair before chemo makes it fall out

Breast cancer mum lets her family shave off her hair before chemo makes it fall out

Breast cancer mum lets her family shave off her hair before chemo makes it fall out

Caroline Daniell, 42, wanted to turn the trauma of hair loss into a positive and has so far raised £5,000 for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.


Noticing what we miss can be an opportunity to discover what we value most of all

Noticing what we miss can be an opportunity to discover what we value most of all

Noticing what we miss can be an opportunity to discover what we value most of all

Indie columnist Lian Brook-Tyler asks what you've learned about yourself, the 'gifts' you've discovered during lockdown – and what you miss most.


We'll Meet Again: The residents considering doing it again for VJ Day

We'll Meet Again: The residents considering doing it again for VJ Day

We'll Meet Again: The residents considering doing it again for VJ Day

In streets across Sawbridgeworth, locked-down residents met neighbours – some for the first time, others renewing acquaintance – at a social distance.


VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

The golden memory of Thorley Park woman Beryl Bartlett as a nine-year-old girl on May 8, 1945, is a street party with pony rides.


Singing postie Hollie delivering cheer to residents

Singing postie Hollie delivering cheer to residents

Singing postie Hollie delivering cheer to residents

Hollie has been winning fans all over Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth for her first class singing while on her rounds.


Nurse's power failure sparks kind gesture from electrician

Nurse's power failure sparks kind gesture from electrician

Nurse's power failure sparks kind gesture from electrician

Stansted sparky Steve Hogg repairs intensive care nurse's home free of charge as a thank you to her and NHS staff


Tea and biscuit more than just crumbs of comfort on the day JJC was laid to rest

Tea and biscuit more than just crumbs of comfort on the day JJC was laid to rest

Tea and biscuit more than just crumbs of comfort on the day JJC was laid to rest

The funeral of family man and Water Lane Theatre Company legend John Johnson-Cook, who died with Covid-19 aged 70, took place at Parndon Wood Friday.


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