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The Police and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst, has proposed a 3.25 per cent increase in the Essex Police component of council tax, equivalent to £4.95 per year for a band D property.

A former Saffron Walden man says he is “over the moon” that a collection of his old letters and photographs found at the town’s police station will be returned to him.

A grant scheme to support cultural and sporting community groups in Uttlesford is open for applications.

A team searching for beautiful views in Essex came to Saffron Walden and climbed up St Mary’s Church over theNew Year.

Households in Essex are due to pay an average of £35 extra next financial year in council tax under plans unveiled by County Hall and fire chiefs.

Three teenagers have been arrested following an assault in which a man sustained serious head injuries.

A metal storage unit, in Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath, was broken into after the timber door was jemmied. Nothing was taken in the incident which took place between 3pm on January 5 and 9am on January 7. A steel storage unit was also broken into at the same location between January 6 and January 7, with an angle grinder being used to get in. Once again, nothing was stolen.

Sport

Danny Hunter is still confident Saffron Walden can match the best teams in London One North despite Saturday’s 60-0 hammering by league pacesetters Tring.

Tom Blomqvist will complete his Asian Le Mans Series exploits this weekend when he travels to Malaysia for the final race of the 2016/17 season.

WaldenTRI member Michael Buchallet got his 2017 season off to a flying start with an overall win at the VeloPark Mince Pie’s Revenge Duathlon.

Stuart Wardley’s Saffron Walden Town took their unbeaten Thurlow Nunn Premier Division run to five games with an entertaining home draw with struggling Ely City.

Stuart Wardley ranks Saffron Walden’s 2-1 Thurlow Nunn Premier Division win at second-placed Stanway Rovers as their ‘best result of the season’ so far.

What's On

Award-winning harpsichord player Mahan Esfahani plays at Saffron Hall on February 4.

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is this year’s pantomime from the Newport Amateur Theatrical Society and looks full of Eastern promise.

Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery brings his a new stand-up show to Cambridge Junction on January 27. He promises an opening to die for, seven wry observations, a tone poem, four fresh skits and two new commandments.

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