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The strong book characters helping kids push on when things get tough

The strong book characters helping kids push on when things get tough

The strong book characters helping kids push on when things get tough

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - now a Netflix film - among librarian Lizzie Hall's recommended books for teaching children about resilience


Raped artist's rage inspires Stortford student's prize-winning fiction

Raped artist's rage inspires Stortford student's prize-winning fiction

Raped artist's rage inspires Stortford student's prize-winning fiction

Madeleine Friedlein, 16, wins £500 Young Walter Scott Prize for her story inspired by Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi's visceral work.


Keen gardener Sophia flowers to receive top photographic award

Keen gardener Sophia flowers to receive top photographic award

Keen gardener Sophia flowers to receive top photographic award

Bishop's Stortford Camera Club member Sophia Spurgin has gained an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) award.


Share a story with these 9 books about myths, magic and mayhem

Share a story with these 9 books about myths, magic and mayhem

Share a story with these 9 books about myths, magic and mayhem

May is National Share-A-Story Month, an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story-sharing, bringing together children and tales.


'Music's been the light in my darkest days – even when I was sectioned on a psychiatric ward'

'Music's been the light in my darkest days – even when I was sectioned on a psychiatric ward'

'Music's been the light in my darkest days – even when I was sectioned on a psychiatric ward'

Stortford's Tom Ryder contributes with Joe Wicks, Kelly Holmes and Zoe 'Zoella' Sugg to The Book of Hope: 101 Voices on Overcoming Adversity.


Books that plant the seeds to help youngsters' imaginations blossom and grow

Books that plant the seeds to help youngsters' imaginations blossom and grow

Books that plant the seeds to help youngsters' imaginations blossom and grow

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall's guide to the books that will get your children into gardening and growing their own fruit and veg


Former village publican's memoir as teenage runaway who voyaged to Vladivostok

Former village publican's memoir as teenage runaway who voyaged to Vladivostok

Former village publican's memoir as teenage runaway who voyaged to Vladivostok

Peter Cullen, who ran the Hop Poles in Great Hallingbury with wife Jean, has titled his brief memoir A Flight of Youthful Fancy.


The children's classics that deserve a place on everybody's book shelf

The children's classics that deserve a place on everybody's book shelf

The children's classics that deserve a place on everybody's book shelf

The Swiss Family Robinson and A Kestrel for a Knave among the books on Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall's list of children's classics


Bishop's Stortford Art Society springs another exhibition of members' work online

Bishop's Stortford Art Society springs another exhibition of members' work online

Bishop's Stortford Art Society springs another exhibition of members' work online

Spring Expo, BSAS's third virtual exhibition in nine months, features 84 works for sale by 30 artists, ranging in price from £15 to £800.


A Bishop's Stortford nature photo gallery to put a spring in your step

A Bishop's Stortford nature photo gallery to put a spring in your step

A Bishop's Stortford nature photo gallery to put a spring in your step

We put out a plea to readers for pictures capturing all the joy and of spring in the days since a sunny Easter Sunday - and they did not disappoint


Adventures, mysteries and missing cake sure to keep all ages gripped

Adventures, mysteries and missing cake sure to keep all ages gripped

Adventures, mysteries and missing cake sure to keep all ages gripped

The Case of the Missing Cake, The Girls I've Been and Waiting for Murder among top children's, teenage and young adult books to look out for in April


Original Dalek, life-size 'unicorn' and flea circus among weird and wonderful auction lots

Original Dalek, life-size 'unicorn' and flea circus among weird and wonderful auction lots

Original Dalek, life-size 'unicorn' and flea circus among weird and wonderful auction lots

Online 'Out of the Ordinary' sale of over 600 lots by Sworders will be the largest hosted by the Stansted auction house to date.


The big characters helping to raise children's awareness and understanding of autism

The big characters helping to raise children's awareness and understanding of autism

The big characters helping to raise children's awareness and understanding of autism

To mark Autism Awareness Week (March 29-April 4), Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall selects some books to help children's understanding


Stories of suffragettes and women's ongoing fight for equality

Stories of suffragettes and women's ongoing fight for equality

Stories of suffragettes and women's ongoing fight for equality

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall picks her top books to help children understand the history of women's protest movements


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