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A current affairs quiz, a mock press conference and the chance to meet a working reporter were on the agenda during a journalism careers seminar for sixth formers in Newport last week.

A 24 hour sports extravaganza raised more than £3,000 for Comic Relief as members of the Saffron Walden community joined forces with Saffron Walden Fitness (SWF) on Friday, March 24.

A Saffron Walden beauty therapist apprentice has scooped an award for her outstanding performance at both college and work.

Lost lambs and newborn calfs abounded as spring officially arrived at the Saffron Walden County High Farm open day on Saturday, March 25.

A war time singer who risked her life to boost morale and entertain the Allied troops during the Second World War was front and centre at the Vera Lynn hundredth birthday sing-along at her care home in Stansted on Thursday, March 16.

Cycling stars of the future have received a helping hand on the road to success from an Essex-based law firm.

In 2016 the average house price in Uttlesford was almost ten times the average salary in the district, making it an increasingly difficult area for first time buyers to find a home and once more throwing a spotlight on housing need.

Sport

Saffron Seals have appointed their new club captains.

Saffron Walden fell to a single-goal defeat at Brantham Athletic in their latest Thurlow Nunn League Premier League match.

Matt Bainbridge has joined fellow WaldenTRI members Michael Buchallet and Georgina Dunlap in booking his place at the 2017 Sprint Duathlon World Championship in Canada.

Saffron Walden County High U14 girls have become the first team from the school to play at the national netball finals.

Saffron Striders’ ladies team competed on Sunday at the annual Harwich 5K team relay event which was hosted by the Essex County Athletics Association.

What's On

This stage adaptation of Fellini’s 1954 film, La Strada (The Road) is beautiful, brutal, breathtaking and balletic.

Hacksaw Ridge sees Mel Gibson return to the director’s chair for the first time in a decade with this World War Two movie based on true events.

Here are our top tips for weekend events. Audley End is open free to it neighbours. Cambridge Science Festival continues with a range of free events. For a full list, see: www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk

The world’s longest running Abba tribute show, Thank You for the Music, will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday, April 22.

Uncle Funk and the Boogie Wonderband will be at Rhodes Arts Centre on Saturday, April 1 for a night of glittering disco and foolery on April Fool’s Day.

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