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A grant scheme to support cultural and sporting community groups in Uttlesford is open for applications.

A team searching for beautiful views in Essex came to Saffron Walden and climbed up St Mary’s Church over theNew Year.

Households in Essex are due to pay an average of £35 extra next financial year in council tax under plans unveiled by County Hall and fire chiefs.

Three teenagers have been arrested following an assault in which a man sustained serious head injuries.

A metal storage unit, in Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath, was broken into after the timber door was jemmied. Nothing was taken in the incident which took place between 3pm on January 5 and 9am on January 7. A steel storage unit was also broken into at the same location between January 6 and January 7, with an angle grinder being used to get in. Once again, nothing was stolen.

Saffron Walden Town Council has approved the budget for the 2017 financial year, which will see an increase in the council tax precept of two per cent.

A Saffron Walden man celebrated his 100th birthday just after Christmas and attributed his longevity to the amount of exercise he took when he was younger.

Sport

Stuart Wardley ranks Saffron Walden’s 2-1 Thurlow Nunn Premier Division win at second-placed Stanway Rovers as their ‘best result of the season’ so far.

Danny Hunter’s Saffron Walden are fast becoming the division’s entertainers and they proved it again at second-bottom Barking on Saturday.

Goals from James Crane and Charlie Portway saw Saffron Walden Town claim a surprise 2-1 Thurlow Nunn Premier Division victory at second-placed Stanway Rovers on Saturday.

Saffron Walden Town continued their positive form to remain unbeaten in three matches, but due to a last minute equaliser from Brantham Athletic failed to secure all three points.

Fiona Halls notched more awards at the Witham Boxing Day five-mile race.

What's On

A new exhibition called Life in an English Village at Braintree Museum has a display of prints and drawings by the Bardfield Artists, including some original black and white sketches by Edward Bawden, unseen for 20 years.

The English Concert with the group’s director, Rachel Podger on the violin, will be at Saffron Hall on Friday, February 3 for a festival of baroque music.

Saxophonist Trish Clowes and the quartet My Iris will play at The Hidden Rooms jazz club in Cambridge on Thursday, January 26.

The Classic Rock Show will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on January 31.

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