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An adventurer from Great Chrishill attempting to climb Mount Everest in Nepal has survived an earthquake which has devastated the country.

Crown on the Cradle, Mark Pender

Franksy says: “I’ve turned”. One of the artists opening his doors for this year’s Saffron Walden Open Studios, he was better known for years as Paul Franks, a “creative” for international advertising companies.

A driver who tried to lie his way out of a speeding ticket has been jailed for perjury and perverting the course of justice.

A number of roads in Saffron Walden will be affected by maintenance over the coming week.

Traffic in Saffron Walden could be affected by road works over the next week.

Andrew Webb enjoys the tea and coffee selection at Tea Amo on Cross Street.

You know, for a town of around 15,000 souls, Saffron Walden does rather well for places to get a cup of tea or coffee. So the other morning, I decided to do a caffeine crawl around town. What I found was there’s a place and a price to suit everyone.

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has a selfie taken as he meets Labour supporters in Ipswich yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour is accusing the Conservatives of planning the biggest spending cuts in any of the world’s advanced economies as the parties again prepare to trade blows on the economy.



Saffron Walden (252-7) beat Norwich (200) by 52 runs

Kato Nganeko.

Rugby fans turned up in droves for the final game of the season, and Saffron Walden rewarded them with a stunning 55-20 rout of Rochford Hundred.

Chris Reid. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden Town set up a final day, winner takes all clash with Great Yarmouth Town after beating Woodbridge Town 3-1 on Saturday.

Michael Buchallet, Pete Thompson and Charlie Passfield

Three members of WaldenTRI have qualified for the GB Age Group Team to compete in the European Sprint Distance Duathlon Championships in Spain next week.

Craig Calver. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Goals from Craig Calver and Matt Snelling kept Saffron Walden Town’s promotion hopes alive in a 2-0 win over AFC Sudbury on Saturday.

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What do you get when you mix the founder of Madness with an ensemble of ska musicians, a funk-spinning DJ and an enormous helping of reggae?


Films and events on at Saffron Screen from Friday, April 24, to Monday, April 27.

Britain’s Got Talent Winner Jai McDowall will be performing at Light Up the Night at Rhodes Art Complex.

Three singing sensations will be lighting up the night at this musical extravaganza next month.

Featuring a dazzling programme of ballet, neoclassical, contemporary and narrative dance, Ballet Central 2015 comes to Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Wednesday, April 15.

Ballet Central 2015 comes to Chelmsford Civic Theatre featuring a dazzling programme of ballet, neoclassical, contemporary and narrative dance.

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Films and events on at Saffron Screen from Friday (April 10) to Thursday (April 16).

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