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A proposal set out by the Government which warns councils they could lose planning powers if not enough homes are built have been met with criticism from a council group who say it is a ‘further attack’ on authorities who are struggling to build the required number of homes.

A teenager from Watford has been arrested by Hertfordshire Police as part of a National Crime Agency led investigation into the hoax bomb threat which affected schools across Essex.

Police are appealing for information about two carjackings in Felsted on March 15 during which a man was threatened with a knife and another was forced out of his car.

Burglars stole clothing worth thousands of pounds in another raid at Jacks in the early hours of Wednesday morning (March 21).

The author of a book about riding the waves of change in a “terrifyingly turbulent world” is coming to Harts Books in Saffron Walden.

Essex Police have confirmed a number of “communications” were made to schools across Essex today (March 19), but police say the bomb threats are not believed to be credible.

Essex Police want to speak to Richard Monk about an assault and theft in Royston Road, Saffron Walden, on Tuesday, March 6.


Saffron Walden County High’s year 10 team lifted the National Bowl at Sixways Stadium after a 19-10 win over Worth School on Tuesday.

Saffron Walden Town are set to welcome Great Yarmouth to Catons Lane for their next Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division test on Saturday (3pm).

Walden Tri members were out in force at the Bedford duathlon on Sunday.

Saffron Striders athletes showed top form in their latest outings at the weekend.

Saffron Walden Town hit the road in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division with a trip to Haverhill Borough on Friday.

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Saffron Walden singing teacher, Joanna Eden, whose pupils include the young Sam Smith, says she regrets taking part in the BBCs All Together Now talent show.

Downsizing is the new film from Alexander Payne, the writer/director behind About Schmidt and Sideways. Staring Matt Damon in the lead role of Paul Safranek, the story is built around a groundbreaking new procedure designed to combat over population, which allows people to permanently shrink themselves to five inches tall.

Do you have the cookery skills to get a perfect ten out of ten on TV show Couples Come Dine with me?

James Graham’s play, This House, takes you back to the 1970s. It’s set in the House of Commons and it opens with MPs waving their order papers to a band with skinny musicians in jeans with long, flowing tresses. It then moves into the punk era and like the band’s spikey hair and the studs, everything gets harsher.

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