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A Thaxted father has died following an assault outside a Dunmow pub which left him with a serious head injury.

The national news in April 1987 was centred around a vote by MPs on restoring the death penalty in the UK.

Your weekly round-up of crime in Uttlesford.

The agriculural science unit at Saffron Walden County High School has benefited from a donation from the town’s round table group for the purchase of a muck trailer.

A woman who lured her former fiance to a secluded path where he was savagely beaten by her controlling ex-lover and a student has today been jailed for life.

Essex has proved to be a true treasure trove when it comes to digging up England’s past.

Two teenage girls from Essex who were reported missing on Monday have been found “safe” in Ipswich today.

Sport

WaldenJNR was represented in the Tristar children’s categories at the Basildon Aquathlon on Saturday.

Saffron Walden Town FC paid their respects to club president Paul Daw before their home game with Thetford Town on Saturday.

Saffron Walden Town lost 5-2 at Fakenham in the Thurlow Nunn Premier.

Tom Blomqvist capped a remarkable turnaround as he secured a sixth-place finish at the opening round of the Blancpain GT Series

Saffron Walden Town took four points from their two matches this week to move up to eighth in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

What's On

Rising from the ashes of 2005’s interminable King Kong remake by Peter Jackson, Kong: Skull Island attempts to breathe new life into the franchise.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig, the play that made the young playwright Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will be shown at Haverhill Arts Centre on Sunday, May 7.

Stewart Lee, one of the few comedians who actually delights in poor reviews and puts lines from them on his publicity posters (such as “clever but very unfunny - Rod Liddle, Sunday Times) will be back at Cambridge Corn Exchange on May 13 – possibly pleased with the show he gave there in March. Lee is known for taking no prisoners. If he doesn’t like the audience he will tell them.

Regarded as stand-up comedy’s coolest customer, and arguably the one with the sexiest voice in the business, Reginald D Hunter will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Sunday, May 28 with his new show, Some People V Reginald D Hunter.

The Football Association (FA) banned women’s teams from playing on affiliated grounds from 1921 to 1971.

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