The Conservative council in Bishop’s Stortford has ended its twinning programme with Friedberg in the German state of Hesse.

(Newspapers have reported that they decided to end the 46-year long twinning programme with both Friedberg, which is just north of Frankfurt, and the French town of Villiers-sur-Marne – because of its “lack of relevance.” But, their decision happened to coincide with David Cameron’s veto against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fiscal union plan in Brussels.   Strangely their website still says they are twinned.