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Season ends for Herts gritters after covering 121,212 miles

Season ends for Herts gritters after covering 121,212 miles

Season ends for Herts gritters after covering 121,212 miles

The fleet of 63 lorries spread over 20,000 tonnes of salt in clocking the equivalent of nearly five times around the equator or 244.


Herts fire service puts the shout out for new on-call recruits

Herts fire service puts the shout out for new on-call recruits

Herts fire service puts the shout out for new on-call recruits

The fully-trained firefighters have regular jobs and respond to incidents from home or work within four minutes of their chosen fire station.


Conservative wins town council by-election in Sawbridgeworth

Conservative wins town council by-election in Sawbridgeworth

Conservative wins town council by-election in Sawbridgeworth

Nathan Parsad polled 1,504 votes, with Liberal Democrat Emme Vandore second with 564 and Labour's Dawn Newell third with 445.


Conservative retains Sawbridgeworth seat on Herts County Council

Conservative retains Sawbridgeworth seat on Herts County Council

Conservative retains Sawbridgeworth seat on Herts County Council

Eric Buckmaster polled 2,795 votes, over 400 more than in the previous election in 2017, taking a 65% share of the vote, up 3%.


Mum’s plea for help to fund life-changing surgery on teenage daughter's spine

Mum’s plea for help to fund life-changing surgery on teenage daughter's spine

Mum’s plea for help to fund life-changing surgery on teenage daughter's spine

The curvature in Leventhorpe student Holi Kingston’s spine has nearly doubled and her family are raising £33,000 for an operation in Germany.


Park yourself in nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

Park yourself in nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

Park yourself in nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

To celebrate the benefits of being outdoors the Friends of Castle, Southern Country and Pishiobury parks have organised community activities.


Union calls on new chief of ambulance service to stamp out bullying and harassment

Union calls on new chief of ambulance service to stamp out bullying and harassment

Union calls on new chief of ambulance service to stamp out bullying and harassment

Tom Abell has been appointed chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust, which covers Herts and Essex.


Tories look to extend 20-year control of Herts County Council

Tories look to extend 20-year control of Herts County Council

Tories look to extend 20-year control of Herts County Council

All 153 seats on Hertfordshire and Essex county councils are being contested plus by-elections in Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted.


Three-horse race to be next Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner

Three-horse race to be next Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner

Three-horse race to be next Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner

Labour's Philip Ross and Lib Dem Sam North take on Conservative David Lloyd, who has held the post since it was created in 2012.


Council elections: It’s YOUR money, so vote to determine how it's spent

Council elections: It’s YOUR money, so vote to determine how it's spent

Council elections: It’s YOUR money, so vote to determine how it's spent

OPINION: Bishop's Stortford Independent news editor Sinead Corr on why putting an X in the box on Thursday (May 6) matters.


Sawbridgeworth voters have choice of three in county and town polls

Sawbridgeworth voters have choice of three in county and town polls

Sawbridgeworth voters have choice of three in county and town polls

Residents in Sawbridgeworth will elect not just their Herts county councillor but also a new town councillor in a by-election.


Most county council candidates in East Herts want new voting system

Most county council candidates in East Herts want new voting system

Most county council candidates in East Herts want new voting system

Cross-party group pressing to replace first-past-the-post with PR surveyed the 41 County Hall candidates standing in the 10 divisions in the district.


My close encounter as a 15-year-old girl with serial killer Rose West

My close encounter as a 15-year-old girl with serial killer Rose West

My close encounter as a 15-year-old girl with serial killer Rose West

Sawbridgeworth woman Jenny Ashcroft has written a book, Slipping Through the Net, about her dysfunctional teenage years.


Warning over barbecues after tree burned in park blaze

Warning over barbecues after tree burned in park blaze

Warning over barbecues after tree burned in park blaze

A crew from Sawbridgeworth fire station attended the blaze in Newton Drive to find a small tree “well alight”.


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