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A brother and sister have teamed up to put the spice back into Saffron Walden.

Councillors defeated the vote of no confidence in Uttlesford District Council (UDC) leader, cllr Howard Rolfe, by 31 votes to 10.

Last night (Thursday) the leader of Uttlesford District Council (UDC) survived a vote of no confidence, amid a meeting packed full of posturing, accusations and apologies.

Peter Day pictured with UKIP leader Nigel Farage. PHOTO: Victoria Thirtle.

A former Cambridge city councillor has been announced as the UKIP candidate for Saffron Walden at the general election next year.

Theresa Sandeman-Charles

A woman who had been battling one of the world’s rarest lung diseases died last Friday – 12 months after inspiring more than 10,000 people to sign up to the organ donor register.

Saffron Walden Post Office on High Street

The closure of the town’s only post office for more than two weeks next month is causing serious concerns about how the elderly will collect their pensions.

From left, Christina Pichel, Jenny Dear,  Lesli Goddard, Louise Weston, Sharon Morris.

“Carnage” will ensue, say parents, if a community centre car park used daily for the school run is made out of bounds next year.

Tom singing at the NMG Awards in October, 2014. PHOTO: John Watts.

A Wimbish teenager has clinched the Christmas #1 spot.

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Saffron Walden Town’s John Griffin captained Cambridgeshire County U18s as they took on Liverpool County in the FA County Youth Cup last-16 tie.

Tom Price kicks a conversion. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden are just four points off London 2NE leaders Chelmsford after picking up their third consecutive win on Saturday.

31 Tom Blomqvist (GBR, Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, Dallara F312 - Volkswagen), FIA Formula 3 European Championship, round 8, race 1, Red Bull Ring (AUT) - 1. - 3. August 2014

Tom Blomqvist was awarded the Spencer Charrington Trophy as the best British Formula 3 driver this year, at the BRDC Awards in London.

Saffron Walden Town and Dereham Town Reserves players get together before the game to remember the first world war Christmas Day truce of 100 years ago. Picture: Paul Daw

Saffron Walden Town’s 2014/15 team set a new club record on Saturday as they notched up their 10th consecutive win away from home in the Thurlow Nunn First Division.

Louis Harper scored in Saturday's 6-5 win over Kings Langley. Picture: Dominic Davey

Saffron Walden Town have been drawn at home against AFC Dunstable in the third round of the FA Vase.

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Peter Pan, the swashbuckling family pantomime, has landed in Chelmsford this winter as the panto season kicks off in style.

Saffron Walden singer Joanna Eden will be performing her sold-out Ronnie Scott set 'Jazz at the Movies: A Swinging Christmas' at Saffron Walden Town Hall on December 13.

Have yourself a very swinging Christmas by feasting on an array of jazz movie classics this festive season, performed by the town’s favourite jazz singer Joanna Eden.

The Railway pub is hosting a charity quiz evening.

A charity quiz night is being held in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign tonight (Tuesday).

Christmas preparations at Audley End House. Mr Barker, the Coachman (right), helps labourer, Mr Staffage position a christmas tree at the front of the house.  Pic - Richard Marsham  RMG Photography 23 Millfield Littleport Ely Cambridgeshire CB6 1HN Tel : 07798 758711

With the festive season fast approaching, Audley End House and Gardens is giving people the chance to celebrate Christmas the Victorian way.

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