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A campaign group aiming to stop a new town being built near Great Chesterford has sent a 20-page booklet to 15,000 households outlining ‘flaws’ in the proposals for 5,000 houses and questioning the motives of Uttlesford District Council (UDC).

A former Duxford ground engineer has reflected on his experiences to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force – ahead of a host of celebratory air displays organised by the Imperial War Museum, now based at the site.

Officers are appealing for information after a woman reported being assaulted in Saffron Walden on May 18.

No patients died as a result of winter ambulance delays, analysis has said - but three people did suffer severe harm.

An application to build 20 homes in Takeley, separated “just 20 metres” from Hatfield Forest has been granted, despite the National Trust saying the number of visitors is already “unsustainable” and that further development close to the forest could damage the ancient woodland.

A former governor at Walden School who resigned in opposition to decisions being made by the board prior to its closure has said one bid to save the school allegedly failed due to ‘essential information’ being withheld.

A 19-year-old man suspected of terrorism offences has been arrested in Bishop’s Stortford.

Sport

Saffron Walden’s women beat Ely 10-4 in their first match of the Jean Wilkinson Trophy.

Saffron Walden Golf Club’s mixed open proved a huge success with 30 pairs from 20 different clubs battling it out for honours.

Saffron Striders completed another busy week at the Braintree five-mile race on Sunday.

Newport Croquet Club got the new East Anglian Federation season underway recently.

Under-18 player Joe Cunning scooped a hat-trick of awards at Saffron Walden Town’s end of season presentation evening.

What's On

A collection of quirky portraits of his interesting neighbours has brought Thaxted photographer Andy Griffin the honour of being made a fellow of The Master Photographers Association.

Following 2009s Fantastic Mr Fox, American filmmaker Wes Anderson again delves into the world of stop motion animation.

Wethersfield Music Festival, a free event with seven bands will be on Wethersfield playing field, on Saturday, June 2.

Volunteers are needed to help with Saffron Walden’s Fete de la Musique, on midsummer day, Sunday, June 24.

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