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Saffron Walden Town Council has announced that it will be installing water drinking points in a variety of locations across the town in a bid to decrease the volume of single-use plastic bottles.

A children’s writer from Saffron Walden, who has a new book hitting the shelves in September, says her time working at Walden School, formerly Friends’ School, has inspired her writing.

An Albion truck from 1917, so over 100 years old, was among the veteran vehicles at Saffron Walden Motor Show.

A wallaby was filmed in Panfield on August 3 at about 5am by Steven Clack, a carpenter who lives in Panfield.

A Stebbing couple in their 80s were threatened with a screwdriver and locked in their bathroom while burglars searched their home for money and jewellery on Saturday (August 11).

A 94-year-old who delivered messages on a motorcycle in the Second World War has celebrated 60 years in Dunmow Rotary Club.

A parish council has criticised a planning application for a new sports equipment storage facility in the village, claiming it is “in the wrong place”.

Sport

Castle Hill Tennis Club held their annual veterans competition on Sunday in glorious sunshine.

Saffron Walden booked a place in the final of the Goddard Cup after beating CAGU Scratch League champions Gog Magog.

Two good wins at home against Ramsey and Ely City were not enough for Saffron Walden women to progress to the finals of the Jean Wilkinson Trophy.

Saffron Striders Mark Coutts proved up to the challenge of the gruelling 145-mile Kennet and Avon canal race at the weekend.

Saffron Walden had double reason to cheer with two impressive wins at the weekend.

What's On

Day four of the 2018 Folk Festival was set to be another scorcher with both the gloriously sunny weather, and the music line-up. Irish Mythen kicked off on Stage One, her musical perfomance punctuated by some absorbing story-telling and craic which had also entertained the crowd during her performance on Stage Two on Saturday.

Sicario 2: Soldado, the sequel to 2015’s outstanding Sicario, sees Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro return as CIA agent Matt Graver and hitman Alejandro Gillick to once again do battle with the drug cartels of Mexico.

This was my first time at Cambridge Folk Festival but I hope it won’t be my last.

I would say Gordie MacKeeman, of Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, is a virtoso fiddle player, except I need a more exhilarating word than that. He doesn’t just play at lightning speed, he plays with the fiddle under his arm while he is doing a thundering step dance. He plays standing on top of a double bass, while the double bass is being played by someone else.

Thursday nights, the first night of Cambridge Folk Festival used to be just the night you stomped round the ground, set up your tent, got your wristband and saw a couple of low-key acts with a beer.

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