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Thousands of pounds worth of crops have been damaged after seven illegal hare coursing incidents in and around Saffron Walden over the last week.

Criminal damage was caused to a blue Mercedes, parked at Cannons Mead, Stansted, between 4.30pm on February 5 and 9.55am on February 11. A 2ft long groove was made in the driver’s door.

It’s taken the best part of 16 months, but Elizabeth has finally started saying “mummy”.

Votes have been cast and the results are in for the Elsenham and Henham by-election yesterday (February 16).

British Airways is launching a new year-round service between Stansted Airport and Milan.

A near-death experience was front page news for the Reporter this time 30 years ago.

Crunch time has come for the hopeful candidates running to be the next district councillors for Henham and Elsenham today (February 16).


Tom Blomqvist has been confirmed in the BMW squad to tackle the legendary Nurburgring 24 Hours.

Saffron Walden’s up-and-down London One North away form continued as they were beaten 27-17 by Fullerians on Saturday.

Fiona Halls put in another top-class performance for Saffron Striders as she finished as first lady in the over-35 age category at the Great Bentley Half Marathon, near Harwich, on Sunday.

Having lost just twice in 10 meetings with sides in London One North’s bottom half this campaign, Saffron Walden boss Danny Hunter says confidence is high ahead of Saturday’s trip to fourth-bottom Fullerians.

Stuart Wardley’s Saffron Walden Town continued their fine Thurlow Nunn Premier Division form with two superb victories this week.

What's On

The award-winning Philharmonia Orchestra returns to Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday March 4. Conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, the concert opens with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. For the centrepiece of the evening, soloist Alexandra Soumm performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, the composer’s most enduring and best-loved work.

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra will play Wagner, Chopin and Sibelius at Saffron Hall on Sunday, February 26 with Richard Hull conducting and Sam Haywood on the piano. The windswept atmosmphere of Sibelius’s Symphony No 1 is an homage to Wagner’s thunderstorm from Das Rheingold, contrasting with the melody of Chopin.

National treasure, broadcaster, poet and comic Ian McMillan will be joined by leading cartoonist Tony Husband at Holy Trinity Chrishall Church on February 24 for a fast-flowing, rapid-rafting adventure in which two hilarious men reflect upon life.

North and south and class and culture collide in Torben Betts’comedy Invincible at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Wednesday, March 1 to Saturday, March 4.

Icarus Theatre Collective presents their sexy, bloody and fast-paced tour of Hamlet at The Mumford Theatre, Cambridge on February 27 and 28. This production, described as Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation, embraces the play’s brutality and amplifies the violence of the story.

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