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Police were called to Cambridge Road in Ugley on Wednesday afternoon after receiving reports of three people running from a lorry.

Amidst a sea of purple, white and green sashes and home-made signs from all over the country a banner saying ‘Great Dunmow’ could be seen bobbing in the crowd.

An Uttlesford business owner has featured on a TV programme with Antony Costa, the singer from boy band Blue.

Local political party Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) says it will only support the new local plan if Uttlesford District Council (UDC) meets its four red lines of community control, infrastructure-before-building, affordable housing for key workers, and an evidence-led process.

A five-year-old Felsted Primary School pupil came to the rescue after his mum had a severe asthma attack in their home, leaving her unable to talk and struggling to breathe, as he called for help and fetched her inhaler.

The number of unauthorised encampments in Uttlesford increased sharply last year, with campaigners saying the issue will worsen because of a ‘chronic national shortage of sites’.

MP for Saffron Walden, Kemi Badenoch has delivered a speech to parliament raising the issue of rural crime in Uttlesford and made a plea to Government to give rural crime the special attention it deserves.

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

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.

Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2013, former Bishop’s Stortford High School pupil Steve Bugeja returns to his old school on June 23 for a charity show.

With an ominous new threat on the horizon, The Avengers must reunite to prevent the Mad Titan Thanos from collecting six magical infinity stones that will grant him almost unimaginable power.

Simon Brodkin, (aka Lee Nelson) the comedian and prankster who handed Theresa May a P45 as she coughed through her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, is among the top names at this year’s Cambridge Comedy Festival at Cambridge Junction from July 18-21.

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