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A private jet landed safely at Stansted Airport following reports of brake and hydraulic issues

Firefighters were scrambled to Stansted Airport on Sunday (July 24) after reports of a private jet with brake and hydraulic problems while in the air.

The ground sheet at Saffron Walden Cricket Club was ripped overnight between 9pm on July 15 and 8.51am on July 16.

Stansted Airport

Planes carrying a number of passengers came within 700ft of each other after instructions were given to the wrong aircraft, an inquiry has found.

Casual Father

Of the things that make you feel old, finding a grey hair has to be close to the top of the list.

The M11 will have a 50mph in both directions at Junction 8 for three months

A 50mph speed limit will be in place on the M11 in both directions at junction 8 near Stansted while work is carried out by Highways England repairing an embankment.

Essex Police will be telling the community about their diverse calls today using a twitter take over

Staff at Essex Police are tweeting live today to give the public a sneak peek into life at the heart of the force.

Duxford Fete. Picture: Saffron Photo

Hundreds of people enjoyed a day and night packed full of activities and live entertainment at the Duxford Village Show on Saturday (July 16).


Saffron Walden GC complete hat-rick of CAGU Division One titles

Saffron Walden Golf Club has completed a hat-trick of scratch league titles for the first time in its near 100 year history.

Saffron Striders with town mayor David Roach

Despite the heat, Saffron Striders picked up several trophies on Sunday in two locations.

Josh Down. Picture by Jamie Pluck.

Giles Ecclestone’s half century came in vain as Saffron Walden were beaten by six wickets by Godmanchester.

George Peasgood

Debden Green’s George Peasgood has been selected as part of the Great Britain Paralympic Squad to take part in the inaugural paratriathlon

event in Rio on September 10.

Andrew Gale.

In a high-scoring match, the hosts carded 248-9 from their 50 overs, despite Mihir Chandraker’s super 4-27, but Andrew Gale’s unbeaten 75 helped Walden notch 251-8 and deliver the victory with just 11 balls remaining.

Having beaten Blunham the previous week, this second successive victory has left third-placed Walden optimistic about what lies ahead before the end of the year.

Captain Barrs told the Reporter: “It was another fantastic win for a side that is quickly developing.

“We have started the second half of the season as we did the first and we intend to finish this half stronger and among the top teams in the league.”

The home side won the toss and elected to bat with the openers getting off to a rapid start at 115-1 off 15 overs.

However, tight bowling from Saffron Walden’s spin attack helped contain the hosts as wickets began to fall with Chandraker starring.

Chasing 249 to win the visitors got off to a poor beginning losing a wicket in the first over.

However, a few solid partnerships managed to bring Walden into a strong position in the match.

Quick wickets for Burwell saw a close finish to the match but Walden managed to chase the runs eight wickets down with thanks in the most part to stand-in captain Gale, Josh Down (39) and Alec Smith (44).

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Theatre Royal Bath June  2016 Dress Rehearsal
Present Laughter by Noel Coward Directed by Stephen Unwin
Designer Simon Higlett   Lighting Designer Paul Pyant
Samuel West/Garry Essendine   Phyllis Logan/Monica Reed
Daisy Boulton/Daphne Stillington   Martin Hancock/Fred
Rebecca Johnson/Liz Essedine  Sally Tatum/Miss Erikson
Toby Longworth/Henry Lyppiatt   Zoe Boyle/Joanne Lyppiatt
Jason Morell/Morris Dixon  Elizabeth Holland/Lady Saltbury
Patrick Walshe McBride/Ronald Maule

Phyllis Logan, beloved on our television screens as housekeeper Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey and before that as Lady Jane Felsham in Lovejoy, returns to the stage this month starring in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter.

Milton Jones

Big names Milton Jones and Henning Wehn headline at Cambridge Comedy Festival this weekend in the Marquee on Jesus Green.

Concerts at the Cramphorn Theatre

Picture by Doug Blanks

Jazz musician Jeffery Wilson will play the piano to accompany silent films at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Wednesday, August 3.

Juliette Burton

There’s whacky, zany, just plain daft – but also inspired and ingeniously wonderful. There’s experimental theatre and there’s experimenting with theatre.

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