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A 65-year-old woman from Saffron Walden is feared missing after an earthquake hit Nepal.

A team of six Essex firefighters and the search and rescue dog Darcy have been deployed to Nepal to assist with the search and rescue efforts following the earthquake in Kathmandu that took place on Saturday, April 25.

A team of six Essex firefighters and the search and rescue dog ‘Darcy’ have been deployed to Nepal to assist with the search and rescue efforts following the earthquake in Kathmandu that took place on Saturday, April 25.

Sara Shaw will be directing and performing in the mayor's charity gala concert this Saturday, May 2.

An exciting mix of musical styles from the worlds of opera, musical theatre and jazz will come together this weekend as professional singers and orchestral musicians unite in support of a worthwhile cause.

This new gosling at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted needs a name. Do you have any suggestions?

One of the latest spring arrivals at Mountfitchet Castle is in need of a name.

Police investigating the criminal damage of a phone box on High Street on Friday, April 10, Saffron Walden, have released CCTV of a man they are trying to trace, Friday, April 10 at 5pm.  Anyone with information or who recognises the man from the CCTV image can contact PC Hannah Griffiths at Braintree police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police investigating the criminal damage of a phone box have released CCTV of a man they are trying to trace.

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An adventurer from Great Chrishill attempting to climb Mount Everest in Nepal has survived an earthquake which has devastated the country.

Crown on the Cradle, Mark Pender

Franksy says: “I’ve turned”. One of the artists opening his doors for this year’s Saffron Walden Open Studios, he was better known for years as Paul Franks, a “creative” for international advertising companies.

Sport

Saffron Walden Town will be playing their football in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division next season after gaining the all-important point needed against Great Yarmouth Town to secure promotion.

Matt Gouldstone. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden (252-7) beat Norwich (200) by 52 runs

Kato Nganeko.

Rugby fans turned up in droves for the final game of the season, and Saffron Walden rewarded them with a stunning 55-20 rout of Rochford Hundred.

Chris Reid. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden Town set up a final day, winner takes all clash with Great Yarmouth Town after beating Woodbridge Town 3-1 on Saturday.

Michael Buchallet, Pete Thompson and Charlie Passfield

Three members of WaldenTRI have qualified for the GB Age Group Team to compete in the European Sprint Distance Duathlon Championships in Spain next week.

What's On

What do you get when you mix the founder of Madness with an ensemble of ska musicians, a funk-spinning DJ and an enormous helping of reggae?

Grease

Films and events on at Saffron Screen from Friday, April 24, to Monday, April 27.

Britain’s Got Talent Winner Jai McDowall will be performing at Light Up the Night at Rhodes Art Complex.

Three singing sensations will be lighting up the night at this musical extravaganza next month.

Featuring a dazzling programme of ballet, neoclassical, contemporary and narrative dance, Ballet Central 2015 comes to Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Wednesday, April 15.

Ballet Central 2015 comes to Chelmsford Civic Theatre featuring a dazzling programme of ballet, neoclassical, contemporary and narrative dance.

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Films and events on at Saffron Screen from Friday (April 10) to Thursday (April 16).

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Election

Friday, April 24, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

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