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Tributes have been paid to a former district councillor who died this week while diving in Orkney.

The best car technician in the country has been named as a Saffron Walden engineer, who won £1,000 cash and £7,000 in diagnostic tools.

Looking for a fireworks display in Uttlesford? Check out our handy guide to some of the great events which are taking place around the district next weekend.

In the run up to Hallowe’en and bonfire night, Essex Police is urging residents to consider the feelings of elderly and vulnerable people in their communities.

A devastating arson attack which destroyed Stansted Hall and Elsenham’s cricket pavilion has been described as a “very sad day for the club” by the chairman.

Calls for Stansted Airport to improve their care of disabled people have been made by a Dunmow couple who had to wait for more than an hour on a plane for a wheelchair lift.

Bosses at the Saffron Walden branch of Barclays were left red-faced this week after erecting a sign which spelt the name of the town incorrectly.


Newport Croquet Club rounded off the season with three competition finals.

Walden TRI’s Zac Deller has qualified to represent Great Britain at the European Duathlon Championship after storming to victory in the Bedford Autodrome Duathlon race on Sunday.

The annual Chelmsford Marathon was the destination for three long-distance Saffron Striders at the weekend.

Stuart Wardley says his Saffron Walden Town side ‘shot themselves in the foot’ after they surrendered a one-goal lead to crash out of the FA Vase 3-1 at Welwyn Garden City on Saturday.

Ivan Karsten grabbed four tries as Danny Hunter’s Saffron Walden notched their biggest win of the London One North season in an action-packed 71-48 victory over Fullerians at Henham on Saturday.

What's On

A man-eating plant, a geeky hero and a sadistic dentist will take over Saffron Walden Town Hall when Little Shop of Horrors, the comedy horror rock musical comes to town from November 9-12.

Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet will be performed at the Rhodes Arts Complex on Sunday, November 6 by the innovative company Ballet Theatre UK.

Jeremy Hardy, now in his fourth decade as a stand-up will at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on November 3.

There will be no killer clowns, but plenty of surprises, we are assured, in this year’s free Hallowe’en trail for youngsters in East Town Park, Haverhill, organised by the town council.

On its way to the West End, the musical, Stepping Out is at Cambridge Arts theatre from October 31 to November 5, starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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