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A man was left startled after a stranger got into the back of his car in Wendons Ambo and ordered him to drive.

Chelmsford Crown Court

An alleged child abuse victim has told a court his life has been ruined and that he feels “dirty” after what was done to him.

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Toasting marshmallows round the fire at RAB Fest

A sizzling summer fete was a huge success at RA Butler Infant and Junior School over the weekend as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Saffron Walden 5th Scouts slept rough for Nepal appeal.

A group of scouts gave up their comfortable beds for a night to support victims of the Nepal earthquake.

A firearms officer at Essex police has been charged with a string of firearms charges, including possessing prohibited weapons.

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One of the men police wanrt to speak to in connection with a fuel theft

Two drivers drove away without paying from a petrol station in Thaxted.

Fire crews have tackled a blaze at a recycling centre near Saffron Walden for the second time in three months.


Saffron Walden Town has announced the full slate of pre-season fixtures ahead of their first campaign in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

From left: new first-team captain James Gosden, Graham Marshall, senior teams manager, Danny Hunter, club head coach, Steve Langford, club secretary and Adam Miles, outgoing first-team captain.

Rugby coach Danny Hunter has promotion in his sights as he takes up a new role at Saffron Walden Rugby Club.

Olly Tuck

The sun came out, the wind dropped and Walden hit the inland links to beat St Ives 4-2 in CAGU Division One.

Walden Velo

Walden Velo’s numbers are on the up after the club sent 45 riders to the Tour of Cambridge last weekend.

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Andy Bryant

WaldenTri athlete Andy Bryant managed a top 15 place at the European Middle Distance Championships in Rimini, Italy.

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Comics Jo Brand and Jeremy Hardy with their clever critiques of modern life will both do stand-up shows at Saffron Walden Town Hall this autumn and tickets are now on sale.


The Flying Legends Air Show is at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford over the weekend of July 11 and 12.

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Constellations by Nick Payne at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, June 20. Review by ANGELA SINGER.

The Pirates of Penzance is performed at Cambridge Arts Theatre from June 9-13 by an all-male cast.

Sasha Regan’s All Male Pirates of Penzance at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, June 13. Review by ANGELA SINGER.


The Thaxted Festival began with Gustav Holst, the English composer who lived in the village. Over the Whitsun weekend of 1916, he organised a festival of music at Thaxted Church.

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Saffron Walden Election

All the reaction to Thursday’s Parliamentary election which saw incumbent Sir Alan Haselhurst return to Westminster.

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