Interestingly, Iliffe are about to launch a new weekly local paper and website in Stortford. The editor is Paul Winspear, who was sacked from the Herts & Essex News by Trinity Mirror when they closed the Stortford office. Here's what he has to say:
"October 4th is Independence Day in Bishop's Stortford
Bishop's Stortford is to get a new weekly newspaper, complemented by a website free of intrusive pop-up ads, reporting in depth on local news and issues, as well as information on leisure events in and around the town.
The Bishop's Stortford Independent will be published every Wednesday, 64 pages, just 80p, published by family-owned Iliffe Media, publisher of the Cambridge Independent, which has twice been named UK Weekly Newspaper of the Year since it was launched a year ago.
We will be looking to champion the various sectors of Stortford's community, whether that be young people, schools, businesses, sports clubs, charities or community groups, clubs and societies. So if you feel your organisation has been missing out on coverage recently, come to us... we're here to listen, we're here because we care.
Our editorial team of editor Paul Winspear, news editor Sinead Corr, reporter Cat Barkley and photographer Vikki Lince are raring to get cracking. Why not pop in and say hello from our launch day, October 4th?
Of course, we need your help and support to make this a success - to be able to deliver to the community what has been sadly lacking over the past 12 months. So we want to hear your news and views."
Vikki Lince also used to work for The Mercury
Clearly Trinity Mirror are failing Bishop's Stortford as much as they Hertford.