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Friends'  Junior School pancake races

Youngsters in Saffron Walden got into the spirit for Pancake Day.

A 19-year-old man arrested at Stansted on Friday (February 5) is to stand trial at the Old Bailey

A 19-year-old man who was arrested on terror charges at Stansted Airport on Friday (February 5) was allegedly on his way to Syria to join IS.

British Airways announced flights from Stansted.

British Airways has announced it is to start flying from Stansted Airport this summer.

Parent Catherine Kelly with some of the pupils at Katherine Semar Infant School who made the gingerbread scene

It’s not often that pupils get to smash up all their hard work, and even more rare that they get to eat it.

A ladder and a lawn scarifier were stolen from a shed in Wethersfield.

A man was arrested on terror charges at Stansted on Friday (February 5).

A man who was arrested at Stansted Airport on Friday will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (Monday, February 8), charged with offences under the Terrorism Act.

Edward Binns (6) of Saffron Walden with Dave Evansger Sue Ward  trying out the smoothie cycle ride.

Shoppers in Saffron Walden were treated to a free smoothie... the only catch was they had to use their leg power to blend them.


Football Stock Shots

Coby Game’s second-half strike helped Walden squeeze past Newmarket and move closer to the Thurlow Nunn Reserve League summit with a second straight triumph.

Saffron Walden Town manager Stuart Wardley

Stuart Wardley drew plenty of positives from Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at promotion-chasing Stanway Rovers but knows more point-less away days will leave them fighting for their lives at the bottom of the Thurlow Nunn Premier League come the end of the season.

Saffron Walden RFC's Mark Kimberley. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden RFC extended their lead at the top of London 2NE to six points after winning 43-15 at South Woodham Ferrers.


An 8-4 win over Long Sutton at Joyce Frankland Academy on Saturday means Saffron Walden Hockey Club men’s first team are now just five points off second place in East Men’s League Premier B.

Craig Calver. Picture by Jamie Pluck

This narrow 2-1 win saw Stanway Rovers move up to second in the league table, but they were pushed all the way by an in-form Saffron Walden Town side, who were denied an equaliser in the closing stages by two world-class saves from home keeper, Nick Punter.

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Hailes Sisters

Three sisters are in the cast for Treasure Island, this year’s pantomime from Hempstead Dramatic Society. Sisters Bella, 13, Amelie, 11 and Harriette Hailes, eight are playing the roles of Alice (Squire Trelawney’s daughter), Ella the pirate and a villager.

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Emma Manton as Doreen and Stephen Billington as Ernest in Confusions written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn 
at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough from  9th July - 26th September.

Britain’s most performed living playwright, Alan Ayckbourn has a double bill of plays at Cambridge Arts Theatre next month.

David Thomas

Michael Parkinson said they were the greatest band he knew and George Melly said they were the best he had ever sung with. Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen are coming to the Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford on Friday February 5 as part of their 21st Birthday Tour.

Maz O'Connor

Folk singer Maz O’Connor and her band play The Portland Arms, Cambridge on February 18 as part of a UK tour promoting her new album The Longing Kind. After her acclaimed second album This Willowed Light was released in 2014, Maz who plays a mixtures of her own compositions and traditional songs was named Fatea’s female vocalist of the year and nominated for the BBC Folk Awards. The album was The Observer’s folk album of the year.

Mother Goose

Mother Goose on January 29, 30 and 31 will be the 16th annual pantomime presented by Newport Amateur Theatrical Society (NATS) at Newport Village Hall.

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