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Essex Police have confirmed a number of “communications” were made to schools across Essex today (March 19), but police say the bomb threats are not believed to be credible.

Essex Police want to speak to Richard Monk about an assault and theft in Royston Road, Saffron Walden, on Tuesday, March 6.

A fire in Hatfield Heath saw Essex fire fighters immediately call for back-up upon arrival.

The parents of a three-year-old boy from Saffron Walden who has cerebral palsy have organised a charity football match featuring celebrities in the hope of reaching their £30,000 fundraising target to pay for their son’s operation which would allow him to walk independently.

A man was threatened with a knife and another man was forced out of his car in Felsted during two car robberies, which saw police chase the thieves, before the cars were abandoned.

The Met Office has issued warnings of snow and ice across the East of England this weekend.

Saffron Walden is one of twelve locations in the east to have been named among the ‘Best Places to Live in Britain’ by The Sunday Times.


Saffron Walden County High’s year 10 team lifted the National Bowl at Sixways Stadium after a 19-10 win over Worth School on Tuesday.

Saffron Walden Town are set to welcome Great Yarmouth to Catons Lane for their next Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division test on Saturday (3pm).

Walden Tri members were out in force at the Bedford duathlon on Sunday.

Saffron Striders athletes showed top form in their latest outings at the weekend.

Saffron Walden Town hit the road in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division with a trip to Haverhill Borough on Friday.

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