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How Willow the rescue hound turned autistic Matilda's life around

How Willow the rescue hound turned autistic Matilda's life around

How Willow the rescue hound turned autistic Matilda's life around

The 7-year-old Sawbridgeworth girl had an “indescribable, irrational and seemingly perpetual fear of all dogs”.


'Being told I'll never be the person I was was hard to hear'

'Being told I'll never be the person I was was hard to hear'

'Being told I'll never be the person I was was hard to hear'

Stortford man James Gavin, 44, was diagnosed with crippling neurological disorder FND – and now his family's world has changed forever.


Roofer aims to be on top of the world by rowing solo across the Atlantic

Roofer aims to be on top of the world by rowing solo across the Atlantic

Roofer aims to be on top of the world by rowing solo across the Atlantic

Pete Beatty, 58, hopes to complete the 3,540-mile voyage from Portugal to French Guiana in 100 days and raise £100,000 for charity.


6-year-old riding 100 miles for epilepsy charity supporting his sister

6-year-old riding 100 miles for epilepsy charity supporting his sister

6-year-old riding 100 miles for epilepsy charity supporting his sister

Bike-mad Rickling boy Harry Stratford came up with idea of '100 miles in a month' challenge in support of 5-year-old Kitty.


'I made a film with a message that I really should have been telling myself'

'I made a film with a message that I really should have been telling myself'

'I made a film with a message that I really should have been telling myself'

Bishop's Stortford teenager and movie fan Matthew Goodeve exorcised his Covid worries in a thought-provoking short film.


Stortford skate park revamp: Getting users on board does the trick

Stortford skate park revamp: Getting users on board does the trick

Stortford skate park revamp: Getting users on board does the trick

Revamp is part of £200,000 project which also includes parkour, zip line, timber adventure play features, gym equipment and climbing wall.


Staff turn care home green for St Patrick's Day celebrations

Staff turn care home green for St Patrick's Day celebrations

Staff turn care home green for St Patrick's Day celebrations

Hazel End Care Home celebrated with Irish bar, costumes, music, food tasters, themed games, riverdance contest and mini Guinnesses.


What a little star! Nursing assistant's ceramic skills boost hospice funds

What a little star! Nursing assistant's ceramic skills boost hospice funds

What a little star! Nursing assistant's ceramic skills boost hospice funds

Sarah Hollis was asked if she would use her skills to contribute to gift packages through St Clare Hospice's Compassionate Neighbours scheme.


'I cried when I completed my first ever parkrun – now I've done 65'

'I cried when I completed my first ever parkrun – now I've done 65'

'I cried when I completed my first ever parkrun – now I've done 65'

Bishop's Stortford Running Club's Covid-secure course for beginners aims to get participants to run 5k (3.1 miles) in nine weeks.


Sisters smash marathon challenge in aid of the hospital that gave their grandpa more time with his family

Sisters smash marathon challenge in aid of the hospital that gave their grandpa more time with his family

Sisters smash marathon challenge in aid of the hospital that gave their grandpa more time with his family

Running Roberts girls Romily, Rafae and Rebe – who attend Herts and Essex High and Stebbing Primary – raise £3,500 in memory of grandpa Graham.


Stortford's lifeline scheme celebrates 'fantastic web of support' and funding win

Stortford's lifeline scheme celebrates 'fantastic web of support' and funding win

Stortford's lifeline scheme celebrates 'fantastic web of support' and funding win

Operation CommUNITY received £9,634 Covid winter grant from Hertfordshire Community Foundation to keep its vital support network going.


Mystery of 1840 letter to Stortford man that's surfaced in New Zealand

Mystery of 1840 letter to Stortford man that's surfaced in New Zealand

Mystery of 1840 letter to Stortford man that's surfaced in New Zealand

180-year-old letter from London was addressed to businessman and father of six who lived in Bridge Street and had a lane named after him.


Gü on, Beverley! Stortford pudding factory worker wins £30,000 on lottery

Gü on, Beverley! Stortford pudding factory worker wins £30,000 on lottery

Gü on, Beverley! Stortford pudding factory worker wins £30,000 on lottery

Hatfield Heath woman who's just become a grandmother for the first time learns of People's Postcode Lottery windfall in video call.


'Fostering has completely changed our lives... it's been the best thing we've ever done'

'Fostering has completely changed our lives... it's been the best thing we've ever done'

'Fostering has completely changed our lives... it's been the best thing we've ever done'

Members of the LGBT+ community in Herts are being encouraged to 'Build Your Family in 2021' – just like Jack and Andy have done.


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