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Some of the fake goods seized at Stansted Airport last month

Fake goods with an estimated value of more than half a million pounds were seized by Border Force officers at Stansted Airport over three days last month.

Linton Village College

There were high achievers at Linton Village College, where 73 per cent of students taking GCSEs achieved five passes at A*-C including English and maths.

Perse School

Over three quarters of GCSE grades achieved today (August 25) at The Perse School were A* and 94 per cent of grades were A* or A.

Joyce Frankland GCSEs

At Joyce Frankland Academy, there were record highs in English with 86 per cent of students achieving top grades and 25 per cent getting an A or A* in maths.

James Morris, Rosalind Slade, Barnaby Deller, Finola Hipkin and twin Matthew Morris at Friends School (Walden School)

Students have “outperformed expectations” in their GCSE results at Friends’ School today (August 25).

Forest Hall pupils celebrate the school's best ever GCSE results

For the second year running, students and staff at Forest Hall School in Stansted are celebrating after achieving their best ever GCSE results.

Pupils from Saffron Walden County High School celebrate their achievements

Saffron Walden County High is celebrating its best ever set of GCSE results in what the school described as a “golden summer of examination success”.

Sport

Cricket

Saffron Walden suffered an agonising final-ball defeat to Ramsey at Anglo American Playing Fields in Tucker Gardner Division One action on Saturday.

Spike Bell. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Four days after a tough league defeat at Long Melford, Saffron Walden Town returned to Stoneylands for an FA Cup preliminary qualifying round clash and produced a wonderful display of attacking football to prevail 2-0 and book an away tie at Southern League Premier Division side Chesham United.

Saffron Walden Town's Craig Calver takes a touch

Stuart Wardley’s Saffron Walden Town twice led at Stoneylands thanks to strikes from skipper Craig Calver and Graeme Turner and looked to be heading for victory on Tuesday night.

George and Jack Peasgood showing off their British paratriathlon gold medals

George and Jack Peasgood took double gold at the British Paratriathlon Championships in Liverpool.

Alex Hancock bowls for Saffron Walden

A sixth-wicket stand of 145 between teenager Michael Turner and Jack Sneath saw Saffron Walden pick up their first Tucker Gardner Division One victory for three games by beating Histon by four wickets on the road on Saturday.

What's On

Armen Corner

The New Amen Corner are starring in Bring on Back the 60s at The Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford on Thursday, September 1. Described as Europe’s leading 60s revivalists.

Stefanie Powers

Hollywood and Broadway legend, Stefanie Powers, best known as Jennifer Hart in the 1980s television series Hart to Hart, playing opposite Robert Wagner, will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from September 2 in a new production of 84 Charing Cross Road.

Battle of the Blister

An exhibition which combines medicine, science and art is open to the public for the last time on Thursday, September 1 at the Wellcome Genome Campus at Hinxton Hall, near Saffron Walden.

O'Hooley & Tidow play Hitchin Folk Club

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, and fresh from wowing the crowds at Cambridge Folk Festival, folk duo O’Hooley and Tidow are at Cambridge Junction on Tuesday, September 6. They have been described by Mojo as one of British folk’s mightiest combinations. Their new album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for Best Duo in last year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Maze Festival

There will be mazes with music, stories about mazes, plays, puzzles, even maze activities with cycling skills, croquet and games of snakes and ladders.

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