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The crash scene in the High Street

A car crashed into a set of traffic lights in Saffron Walden High Street this morning (Aug 23), narrowly avoiding passersby.

Paul Atkins of Saffron Sight and Mayor of Saffron Walden Cllr Sarfraz Anjum listen to Great British Bake-off chef Ian Cummings explain the recipe he gave to Support4Sight for their tea party charity drive.

The charity Support 4 Sight launched its tea party campaign on Saturday, August 13 at Jubilee Gardens in Saffron Walden, raising £300.

An American-style diner

Youngsters from the Saffron Walden Young Carers Group are currently on the trip of a lifetime in the USA after raising the money themselves to get there.

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow crime round-up

The back windscreen of a white Fiat 500, parked at Ongar Road, Great Dunmow, was smashed between 8.50am and 10.18am on August 14. Nothing was stolen in the incident.

Motor Show on the Common

For the ninth consecutive year, the annual Saffron Walden Motor Show took place on the Saffron Walden Common on Sunday.

GeorgiaMaynard portrait

Hairdresser Georgia Maynard has won silver in a national competition to find Britain’s top colourist.

Casual Father

With people rushing to make the most of the few scraps of good weather we have left this summer, barbecue invitations have been coming in thick and fast.


Spike Bell. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Four days after a tough league defeat at Long Melford, Saffron Walden Town returned to Stoneylands for an FA Cup preliminary qualifying round clash and produced a wonderful display of attacking football to prevail 2-0 and book an away tie at Southern League Premier Division side Chesham United.

Saffron Walden Town's Craig Calver takes a touch

Stuart Wardley’s Saffron Walden Town twice led at Stoneylands thanks to strikes from skipper Craig Calver and Graeme Turner and looked to be heading for victory on Tuesday night.

George and Jack Peasgood showing off their British paratriathlon gold medals

George and Jack Peasgood took double gold at the British Paratriathlon Championships in Liverpool.

Alex Hancock bowls for Saffron Walden

A sixth-wicket stand of 145 between teenager Michael Turner and Jack Sneath saw Saffron Walden pick up their first Tucker Gardner Division One victory for three games by beating Histon by four wickets on the road on Saturday.

Saffron Walden Town have a chance to giantkill the giantkillers of last year's FA Cup. Picture: DOMINIC DAVEY

Saffron Walden Town have been handed the chance to upset one of last season’s FA Cup giantkillers – when they were drawn against Chesham United

What's On

Maze Festival

There will be mazes with music, stories about mazes, plays, puzzles, even maze activities with cycling skills, croquet and games of snakes and ladders.

Maze Festival Bottles

In the week running up to Saffron Walden Maze Festival there will be workshops for all ages.

Ranjana Ghatak

Music for the Maze Festival will be presented on August 20 at St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden with classical Indian singer, Ranjana Ghatak.

The ShakespeareRevue

It’s not an easy job sending up Shakespeare. People must have been doing it for the past 400 years. But the cast this week at Cambridge Arts Theatre run away with it.

Saffron Community Choir

Five choirs are taking part in West Road Story, a festival of singing at West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, presented by broadcaster John Suchet on Saturday, August 6.

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