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Uttlesford District Council has been accused by residents living near a proposed gypsy and traveller site of “trying to fit a square peg in a round hole”.

Cllr Julie Redfern said she could not support the loss of developers' contributions for ten and less dwellings.

A further fall in funding for affordable housing has triggered dismay among councillors, following a far-reaching change in government policy.

The High Sheriff of Essex, Nicholas Charrington (front, centre) is joined by Insp Mick Couldridge of Essex Police, Uttlesford District Council chairman, Cllr Keith Artus, and representatives from the community safety partnership and participating Keep Safe venues at the official launch of the scheme.

An innovative scheme has been launched to help vulnerable people feel safe when they are in Saffron Walden town centre.

A 17-year-old girl's car collided just outside Saffron Walden County High School at around 10am on January 22. The girl sustained minor injuries in the crash.

A 17-year-old girl had a lucky escape after her car crashed just outside a secondary school this morning (Thursday).

Cllr Julie Redfern said she could not support the loss of developers' contributions for ten and less dwellings.

A further fall in funding for affordable housing has triggered dismay among councillors, following a far-reaching change in government policy.

There will be no summer picnic concerts at Audley End this summer, English Heritage has revealed.

Uttlesford Foodbank needs to find a new premises by next Friday, January 30.

The tightening of security measures in the face of a heightened terror alert for police officers has forced a foodbank to look for a new home.

Sport

Saffron Walden Town were denied three points by a 95th equaliser from Long Melford’s Ross Waugh on Saturday.

Chris Reid scored for Walden on Boxing Day

An own goal in the fifth minute of added time ended Saffron Walden Town’s remarkable run of 10 consecutive away league wins, and was the first goal conceded in over seven league matches, a total of 640 minutes.

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Cue the screaming teenage girls as the next best thing to the world’s biggest boy band will be performing live in Chelmsford.

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