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Uttlesford District Council headquarters on London Road, Saffron Walden.

Uttlesford District Council are warning residents after a scam letter requesting money for outstanding council tax charges is being circulated in the area.

The incident in Market Street this afternoon

An elderly woman was taken to hospital after falling over outside Starbucks in Saffron Walden this afternoon (February 12).

Business fair launch

A wide range of companies will be showcasing their wares in the first Saffron Walden Business Exposition.

Firefighters getting ladders off fire engine

Arsonists set fire to a derelict school last night (Thursday).

Chelmsford Crown Court

Five charges of alleged historic sex offences at an Essex fire brigade training centre in Witham have been dropped by prosecutors.

Firefighters

A fire broke out in a Stansted garage this afternoon (Thursday).

Hugh Parmeter

Cricket coach Hugh Parmenter, is planning to get on his bike in June and ride to Amsterdam.

Sport

Saffron Walden RFC man brushes aside his Campion opponent

Saffron Walden may have been dumped out of the London & SE Intermediate Cup by London Exiles but coach Daniel Hunter described the defeat as a “nice cup loss”

Hockey

Deed Hill, Liv Banks and Millie Bushnell were on target as Saffron Walden Hockey Club ladies jumped back to the top of East League Division 1N with a 3-1 victory at previous leaders Norwich City.

Saffron Walden Town's Dan Grindrod

Dan Grindrod turned from villain to hero in Saffron Walden Town’s come-from-behind triumph over Mildenhall Town in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division at Catons Lane on Saturday.

Football Stock Shots

Coby Game’s second-half strike helped Walden squeeze past Newmarket and move closer to the Thurlow Nunn Reserve League summit with a second straight triumph.

Saffron Walden Town manager Stuart Wardley

Stuart Wardley drew plenty of positives from Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at promotion-chasing Stanway Rovers but knows more point-less away days will leave them fighting for their lives at the bottom of the Thurlow Nunn Premier League come the end of the season.

What's On

Hailes Sisters

Three sisters are in the cast for Treasure Island, this year’s pantomime from Hempstead Dramatic Society. Sisters Bella, 13, Amelie, 11 and Harriette Hailes, eight are playing the roles of Alice (Squire Trelawney’s daughter), Ella the pirate and a villager.

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Emma Manton as Doreen and Stephen Billington as Ernest in Confusions written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn 
at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough from  9th July - 26th September.

Britain’s most performed living playwright, Alan Ayckbourn has a double bill of plays at Cambridge Arts Theatre next month.

David Thomas

Michael Parkinson said they were the greatest band he knew and George Melly said they were the best he had ever sung with. Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen are coming to the Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford on Friday February 5 as part of their 21st Birthday Tour.

Maz O'Connor

Folk singer Maz O’Connor and her band play The Portland Arms, Cambridge on February 18 as part of a UK tour promoting her new album The Longing Kind. After her acclaimed second album This Willowed Light was released in 2014, Maz who plays a mixtures of her own compositions and traditional songs was named Fatea’s female vocalist of the year and nominated for the BBC Folk Awards. The album was The Observer’s folk album of the year.

Mother Goose

Mother Goose on January 29, 30 and 31 will be the 16th annual pantomime presented by Newport Amateur Theatrical Society (NATS) at Newport Village Hall.

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