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Saffron Walden Museum is raising funds to acquire part of a hoard of gold coins that was hidden in a piano.

A Great Dunmow doctor was left with a repair bill for £1,600 after he drove into a pothole, despite Essex County Council admitting it failed in its duty to maintain the road and a road inspection occurring just months before.

The number of child sex offences recorded by Essex Police rose to 1,531 last year, according to the NSPCC, increasing from 1,449 offences recorded the previous year.

A former pub at the heart of an Uttlesford village was sold for more than £300,000 at auction earlier this month.

Volunteer Police Cadets from Braintree and Uttlesford made a trip to Westminster on February 12 to develop their understanding of law and democracy.

Hundreds of defibrillators in communities across East Anglia will have to be checked for battery failures after several had problems, including one where a man from Cambridgeshire died.

The Royston Schools Academy Trust – which is behind the proposals for a new through school in the town – has announced the appointment of a new headteacher.

Sport

Saffron Walden kept their hopes of avoiding relegation from London One North alive with a 28-19 success at struggling South Woodham Ferrers.

The Bloods claimed an Eastern Counties point with a last-gasp strike after an eight-goal thriller on a cold Friday night at the New Croft.

Saffron Walden’s women went goal crazy in their latest East and Five Counties League outings at the weekend.

Saffron Walden PSG under-11 girls booked their place in the semi-final of the league cup with a win over their Newmarket Town rivals on Saturday.

Saffron Striders Athletics Club proved welcoming hosts at the third of four Inter-County Cross-Country races on Sunday.

What's On

This is an elegant production of an elegant play. It’s very funny and it’s very French. At around 90 minutes with no interval, Art by Yasmina Reza has three actors on stage the whole time and it’s quick fire debate.

When writer James Graham first offered National Theatre director Jeremy Herrin a play set in Parliament, Herrin said: “Have you got anything else?”

Twenty-two years after the original Robin Williams film comes the sequel to 1995’s Jumanji.

Two meteorologists were tasked with predicting the weather for D Day in June, 1944. The American said the weather would be fine, the Scotsman said it would be stormy.

From Joe Wright, the British director behind such period dramas as Atonement and Anna Karenina, comes Darkest Hour the true story behind Winston Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister.

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