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Police working in Uttlesford solved the highest percentage of crimes across England and Wales last year, according to an investigation by a national newspaper.

Essex Police arrested 45 people during the first week of the summer anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

The decision on Stansted Airport’s planning application to increase passenger numbers has been delayed by Uttlesford District Council as the authority seeks extra information and clarification.

A hybrid planning application for a new autism facility and three houses in Ugley has been approved by the district council’s planning committee.

Plans for two new towns in Uttlesford have taken a significant step forward after the latest version of the Uttlesford local plan was approved for publication, before submission to the government for examination.

Legal proceedings have been started by Essex County Council to move travellers on from a car park in Saffron Walden.

Sport

Saffron Walden PSG Under-11 Blacks missed out on a final place at the Rayleigh tournament after a nailbiting penalty shoot-out.

The second annual Philippa Francis tournament proved a success at Saffron Walden’s The Grove on Sunday.

Saffron Hawks under-11s and under-15s (right) suffered semi-final heartache at the Turnford tournament.

Saffron Walden celebrated another good win against Godmanchester at the weekend.

Newport Croquet Club have experienced mixed fortunes in the early stages of the season.

What's On

The original line up of The Gipsy Kings will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday, July 9.

There will be some 600 musicians playing at Saffron Walden’s Fete de la Musique on Sunday, June 24 with over 80 acts playing at 11 venues across the town in a free festival of music.

The fourth, full length feature from English director Andrew Haigh, Lean on Pete tells the story of 15-year-old Charley as he forms an unlikely friendship with a fading race horse.

Living history re-enactments, a children’s sword school, Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray, historians David Olusoga, Helen Castor and Alice Roberts, classicist Dame Mary Beard, and Charles, the ninth Earl Spencer and writer Kate Mosse are all taking part in Wimpole History Festival of talks, debates and performances from June 22-24.

Mischief Movie Night, a play that improvises a movie on stage - after the audience has suggested a genre, location and title, will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from June 19-23.

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