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An Uttlesford charity has been given a double boost.

James Ford

Singer James Ford, from Dunmow who gave up his career in marketing in July last year to pursue a singing career and within days was booked to sing at the V Festival is launching his debut single.

John Reynolds Firefighter

Lift engineer John Reynolds is the latest recruit at Linton Fire Station.

Mayor Heather Asker cuts the ribbon at the new Argos store.

Argos celebrated the opening of a brand new digital store in Saffron Walden yesterday (Wednesday, August 26).


Residents in Essex are being urged to take extra care to avoid medical emergencies during the bank holiday weekend.

Essex firefighters will go on strike today (August 28) and again on Tuesday (September 1) as their on-going dispute against budget cuts continues.

RAGT's world record attempt.

An Ickleton business has attempted to break the world record for producing the quickest baker’s dozen of loaves from the field.


Equestrian star Ben Maher played a key role in helping GB’s showjumpers qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where they will defend their team title from London 2012.

Saffron Walden first team captain James Gosden

Saffron Walden Rugby Club are to start their pre-season on Saturday with a trip to Barking to play in a tournament against teams from Barnet, Westcliff, and Maidstone.

Matt Snelling. Picture by Jamie Pluck

FA Cup fever is set to hit Catons Lane on Saturday as Saffron Walden Town play host to Ryman League side Cheshunt in the preliminary round (3pm).

Matthew Gouldstone and Joe Barrs. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Bottom of the table Saffron Walden fell to a six-wicket loss at home to Burwell on Saturday in the East Anglian Premier League.

Jake Noble

Saffron Walden Town are through to the next round of the FA Cup after beating Hadley 2-1 in their extra preliminary round tie.

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A comprehensive guide to keep you and your family entertained in Uttlesford over the bank holiday weekend.

An all-male cast will present William Shakespeare’s As You Like It in an open-air performance at Harlequin House, Ickleton on Bank Holiday Monday, August 31.

Soldiers and Spies

Second World War Soldiers and Spies returns to Audley End House and Gardens on Sunday and Monday, August 30 and 31.

Joanna Eden Red Curtain

Saffron Walden singer Joanna Eden and Leigh McDonald revive their show The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman at the Eight Bells in Saffron Walden on Sunday, August 30. Described as Fascinating Aida on Red Bull, it’s been 18 months since the pair wowed the St James Theatre, London, and Cambridge’s Creative Cabaret as well as Saffron Walden with their irreverent show about all things female with music, comedy, tragedy and harmony. Over 18s only.


Saffron Opera Group will present a concert performance of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress on Sunday, September 13, with a stellar cast of international opera soloists.

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