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'It is not our democracy that is failing, just some of those we elect to represent us'

'It is not our democracy that is failing, just some of those we elect to represent us'

'It is not our democracy that is failing, just some of those we elect to represent us'

Political pundit, author, former Tory MP and Bishop's Stortford resident Nick de Bois makes an impassioned defence of the House of Commons.


Better broadband coming for 13,000 homes and businesses in Stortford area

Better broadband coming for 13,000 homes and businesses in Stortford area

Better broadband coming for 13,000 homes and businesses in Stortford area

Nearly 12,000 homes and businesses in Bishop's Stortford and 1,200 in Hatfield Broad Oak and Rodings will be able to upgrade to full-fibre broadband.


Upgrades ahead for M11 and A120 in Herts and Essex

Upgrades ahead for M11 and A120 in Herts and Essex

Upgrades ahead for M11 and A120 in Herts and Essex

M11 from Bishop's Stortford to Saffron Walden and A120 from Stansted Airport to Braintree to benefit from maintenance and improvement work.


Herts police target school children for lessons in how to report hate crime

Herts police target school children for lessons in how to report hate crime

Herts police target school children for lessons in how to report hate crime

The Herts Against Hate collaborative, including the constabulary, county council and partners, has launched a free teaching unit for schools.


Comedy club boss ejects heckler after anti-Semitic remark towards comic

Comedy club boss ejects heckler after anti-Semitic remark towards comic

Comedy club boss ejects heckler after anti-Semitic remark towards comic

Mark Maier was less than four minutes into his act at Great Dunmow Comedy Club when an audience member made a comment about his nose.


'A little shire all of your own': Speaker's tribute to Uttlesford

'A little shire all of your own': Speaker's tribute to Uttlesford

'A little shire all of your own': Speaker's tribute to Uttlesford

Landscape archaeologist Simon Coxall was guest speaker at annual meeting in Manuden of the Recorders of Uttlesford History.


Bridge closures mean diversions of 20-30 miles for M11 and A120 traffic

Bridge closures mean diversions of 20-30 miles for M11 and A120 traffic

Bridge closures mean diversions of 20-30 miles for M11 and A120 traffic

Work involving essential repairs and resurfacing of the north and south bridges at Birchanger Green junction 8 will take place over six weekends.


Ding dong gone! Church without bells for summer as £300,000 restoration starts

Ding dong gone! Church without bells for summer as £300,000 restoration starts

Ding dong gone! Church without bells for summer as £300,000 restoration starts

Nine bells from St Michael's have been taken to Oxfordshire for work by the oldest, continuously trading bell-hanging company in the UK.


County council ramps up green programme to reduce energy at 112 sites

County council ramps up green programme to reduce energy at 112 sites

County council ramps up green programme to reduce energy at 112 sites

Works include installing air source heat pumps at nine sites and solar panels at 92 sites so council can generate its own clean, renewable energy.


Brownies set out their stall to support three good causes

Brownies set out their stall to support three good causes

Brownies set out their stall to support three good causes

As part of their efforts to earn a charities badge, girls from the 7th Stortford pack planned and hosted market stall evening for families to attend.


One big happy family at fun day for Stortford's Polish community

One big happy family at fun day for Stortford's Polish community

One big happy family at fun day for Stortford's Polish community

Over 250 people flocked to Birchwood High School on Sunday for family activities, food and a football match all organised by police.


New 'chatter benches' in Stortford and Sawbo parks are a talking point

New 'chatter benches' in Stortford and Sawbo parks are a talking point

New 'chatter benches' in Stortford and Sawbo parks are a talking point

East Herts Council has introduced the seating in Castle, Southern Country and Pishiobury parks for people to sit and talk to aid their mental health.


New M11 junction to open in June

New M11 junction to open in June

New M11 junction to open in June

Besides the new junction 7a, the project saw the widening of B183 Gilden Way/Sheering Road and installation of a new link road.


Fears that closed town centre car parks will become eyesore

Fears that closed town centre car parks will become eyesore

Fears that closed town centre car parks will become eyesore

Closure of Causeway and Charringtons House car parks is condition of planning permission for Northgate End multi-storey that opens June 13.


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