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

Kevin Henry, an estate agents covering the Saffron Walden area, has announced that director Henry Rowe will be retiring from his role in September after 30 years at the helm of the business.

Uttlesford District Council’s Liberal Democrat leader, Councillor Alan Dean, has said the current local plan is “imperfect” but it is the best chance to “avoid a developer free-for-all”.

Walden School, the independent school which closed last year, has been listed on Uttlesford District Council’s draft local heritage list.

The parents of Maddi Thurgood, from Toppesfield, near Finchingfield, a pupil at Saffron Walden County High School, are about to receive a report from scientists at Sheffield University of Neurosciences after the first year of their research to find a specially tailored gene therapy for the rare disease.

The district’s best in business were celebrated last Thursday at the second Uttlesford Business Awards ceremony.

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

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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