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Volunteers at the emergency response training exercise in Dunmow

Imagine a 500 pound unexploded World War Two bomb being found at Woodlands Park housing estate in Dunmow and 200 homes being evacauted due to the incident.

Violet Tucker

Violet Tucker from Saffron Walden has won a scholarship for a full-time place at the prestigious Susi Earnshaw Theatre School in London.

Jeff Leach (centre) with senator Pat Roberts and wife Franki (left), senator James M.Inhofe and wife Kay (right) and senator Roger Wicker and wife Gayle (front). Also pictured are bar staff Michelle Millington (left) and Hannah Gavin (right).

A Saffron Walden pub received a surprise visit from three Republican US senators after a chance meeting with the landlord in the Market Square.

Stansted 10K

The winners of this year’s Stansted 10k race were boyfriend and girlfriend Bryn Reynolds and Gabriel Carnwath, who both have family members in Henham.

Stansted Airport

A drone came within 25 metres of a plane landing at Stansted Airport and posed a “serious risk of collision” while two planes had a near miss, reports have revealed.

A van was seen travelling the wrong way down the M11

A police helicopter was scrambled to the M11 this morning (Wednesday, July 27) when a van was spotted driving the wrong way on the motorway.

Left to right: Stansted Airport’s Chris Wiggan, Marcella M’Rabety and Neil Robinson collecting the CommunityMark award. Pictured are others winners of the award. Pic: Alastair Fyfe

Stansted Airport has been recognised for its commitment to community projects in the area with a prestigious national award.

Sport

Joe Barrs bowls for Walden

Promotion-chasing Saffron Walden bounced back from a six-wicket Tucker Gardner Division One defeat to Godmanchester to beat Waresley at Anglo American Playing Fields on Saturday.

Martin Johnson (right)

Chairman Martin Johnson says he was ‘proud’ of Saffron Walden Town Football Club’s achievements during his tenure at the club following his resignation at the Bloods’ annual general meeting last Wednesday night.

Saffron Walden GC complete hat-rick of CAGU Division One titles

Saffron Walden Golf Club has completed a hat-trick of scratch league titles for the first time in its near 100 year history.

Saffron Striders with town mayor David Roach

Despite the heat, Saffron Striders picked up several trophies on Sunday in two locations.

Josh Down. Picture by Jamie Pluck.

Giles Ecclestone’s half century came in vain as Saffron Walden were beaten by six wickets by Godmanchester.

What's On

Mortal Tides

Mortal Tides from Saffron Walden, all former pupils of the County High School closed Cambridge Folk Festival on Friday Night.

Finchingfield Guildhall

One of Britian’s most picturesque villages, Finchingfield, will Turn Tudor over the weekend of August 13 and 14.

Pantaloons musicians

Touring company The Pantaloons have two open-air shows next month in Saffron Walden. On Saturday, August 6, they present The Canterbury Tales in Bridge End Gardens. This is young persons’ version with puppetry and poetry, music and magic, talking chickens and burnt bottoms (probably of the humans). It’s been described as fast-paced and funny and pure medieval mayhem for all the family. Tickets are £13.50 for adults, £8 children, family £37.

Christopher Bayston

Thaxted Parish Church organist and director of music, Christopher Bayston will play Bach’s Goldberg Variations on the church’s historic Lincoln organ on Saturday, July 30.

The Legends: England V Germany.
(l-r) England's George Cohen, Bobby Moore, Jack Charlton and Ray Wilson (with trophy) celebrate after winning the World Cup.

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In a live broadcast from Wembley Arena, Saffron Screen will broadcast World Cup ’66 live a documentary bring together match footage stories, appearances from football heroes.

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