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James Morris, Rosalind Slade, Barnaby Deller, Finola Hipkin and twin Matthew Morris at Friends School (Walden School)

Students have “outperformed expectations” in their GCSE results at Friends’ School today (August 25).

Forest Hall pupils celebrate the school's best ever GCSE results

For the second year running, students and staff at Forest Hall School in Stansted are celebrating after achieving their best ever GCSE results.

Pupils from Saffron Walden County High School celebrate their achievements

Saffron Walden County High is celebrating its best ever set of GCSE results in what the school described as a “golden summer of examination success”.

Top left: Andrew Seaforth, top right: Bradley Stantiford, bottom left: Joanne O'Brien, bottom right: Matthew Hunt

A cocaine supply ring which operated out of Stansted saw eight of its members jailed for a total of 46 years at court on Friday (August 19).

Do you recognise these photographs? Essex Police are keen to trace the owners of the memory cards

Officers in Essex are trying to unite digital storage cards with their rightful owners after a man was arrested on suspicion of theft at Stansted Airport last month.

The crash scene in the High Street

A car crashed into a set of traffic lights in Saffron Walden High Street this morning (Aug 23), narrowly avoiding passersby.

Paul Atkins of Saffron Sight and Mayor of Saffron Walden Cllr Sarfraz Anjum listen to Great British Bake-off chef Ian Cummings explain the recipe he gave to Support4Sight for their tea party charity drive.

The charity Support 4 Sight launched its tea party campaign on Saturday, August 13 at Jubilee Gardens in Saffron Walden, raising £300.

Sport

Cricket

Saffron Walden suffered an agonising final-ball defeat to Ramsey at Anglo American Playing Fields in Tucker Gardner Division One action on Saturday.

Spike Bell. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Four days after a tough league defeat at Long Melford, Saffron Walden Town returned to Stoneylands for an FA Cup preliminary qualifying round clash and produced a wonderful display of attacking football to prevail 2-0 and book an away tie at Southern League Premier Division side Chesham United.

Saffron Walden Town's Craig Calver takes a touch

Stuart Wardley’s Saffron Walden Town twice led at Stoneylands thanks to strikes from skipper Craig Calver and Graeme Turner and looked to be heading for victory on Tuesday night.

George and Jack Peasgood showing off their British paratriathlon gold medals

George and Jack Peasgood took double gold at the British Paratriathlon Championships in Liverpool.

Alex Hancock bowls for Saffron Walden

A sixth-wicket stand of 145 between teenager Michael Turner and Jack Sneath saw Saffron Walden pick up their first Tucker Gardner Division One victory for three games by beating Histon by four wickets on the road on Saturday.

What's On

Maze Festival

There will be mazes with music, stories about mazes, plays, puzzles, even maze activities with cycling skills, croquet and games of snakes and ladders.

Maze Festival Bottles

In the week running up to Saffron Walden Maze Festival there will be workshops for all ages.

Ranjana Ghatak

Music for the Maze Festival will be presented on August 20 at St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden with classical Indian singer, Ranjana Ghatak.

The ShakespeareRevue

It’s not an easy job sending up Shakespeare. People must have been doing it for the past 400 years. But the cast this week at Cambridge Arts Theatre run away with it.

Saffron Community Choir

Five choirs are taking part in West Road Story, a festival of singing at West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, presented by broadcaster John Suchet on Saturday, August 6.

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