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A Saffron Walden doctor has received an award for his contribution to pre-hospital emergency care.

Around 750,000 more passengers are expected to fly out of Stansted Airport next year after a package holiday airline officially launched its first UK base in the south of England.

Battle of Hastings warriors will march through Audley End for charity next week (Wednesday October 5).

An Elsenham beautician who fraudulently claimed nearly £20,000 in benefits has been spared jail.

Following reports of scam telephone calls, Uttlesford District Council (UDC) has re-issued advice regarding contact from third party operators.

Staff at Stansted Airport have taken to social media in an attempt to reunite a lost toy bunny with its owner.

Items were stolen after thieves burgled a house in Stansted overnight on September 10. The suspects forced the front door of the property in Croasdaile Road and searched the kitchen and living room. Most items were later recovered.


Two Saffron Seals swimmers – Ciara McAuley and Ollie Rogers – were selected to join the Essex swimming team to compete in the Junior Inter-Counties Team Championship held at Inspire: Luton.

Alec Smith scooped Saffron Walden Cricket Club’s first team Player of the Year award at its annual awards presentation evening.

Saffron Walden Town fell victim to an outstanding second-half Newmarket Town display as they were beaten 4-1 in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division last night (Tuesday).

Two goals in the final eight minutes from Joe Murphy and Shaun Avis saw Saffron Walden Town advance in the FA Vase, beating 10-man FC Broxbourne Borough 2-1 on the road on Saturday.

After two good league victories Saffron Walden came back down to earth with a narrow loss at home to Barking at Henham.

What's On

The wild west-themed Bullfest Beer Festival takes place this weekend with live music, food and a variety of different ales to try.

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montagu (who played the long-suffering PA Lynn in I’m Alan Partridge and Perpetua in Bridget Jones) will play Mr and Mrs Bennet in a stage version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at Cambridge Corn Exchange next month.

Frank McGuinness’s iconic war play, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, is at Cambridge Arts Theatre from October 4 to 8. The play is in remembrance of July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme when thousands of men were killed. The play features on eight ordinary Irishmen involved in the slaughter. We see their conflicts as they fight a fight that isn’t theirs. These heroes are all the more real for being human and flawed.

Celebrating 30 years of camp comedy, Julian Clary is touring his show The Joy of Mincing next month.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet comes to Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop’s Stortford on October 6.

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