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Janina Vigur, who is touring as Beatrix Potter to mark the 150th anniversary since the author's birth

A professional storyteller with long dreadlocks is playing the part of Beatrix Potter in a touring show to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the world famous children’s author.

Saffron Screen's 10th birthday

To celebrate 10 years since Saffron Screen launched in May 2006, the cinema is showing a film ahead of the rest of the country.

Uttlesford District Council

A burglary at a shop in Market Place, Saffron Walden, took place on May 13 at 4.08am when thieves forced entry to the front door. A duvet cover was used to steal a large quantity of fragrances from the ground floor of the store.

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Phone scams.

A warning has been put out after a telephone scam where households are telephoned out of the blue to be told there is a virus on their computer.

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Captain Peter West.

After decades of flying, Captain Pete West set off from Stansted airport on Sunday for his final flight before retirement.

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Gilbey WI members.

Members of Elsenham WI will be known by a different guise after changing their name.

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Food journalist Andrew Webb, with his new book - Meat Manual

Saffron Walden-based food journalist Andrew Webb has released his latest book aimed at budding chefs who are looking to improve their meat cookery.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
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Captain Peter West.

After decades of flying, Captain Pete West set off from Stansted airport on Sunday for his final flight before retirement.

Sir Vince Cable, George Osborne MP and Ed Balls.

Three political heavyweights from different parties joined together at Stansted Airport today (Monday) saying it will “be a huge mistake for Britain to leave the EU”.

George Osborne
A man has been charged with drug driving following a crash on the M11 in March

A man from London has been charged with drug driving offences following a four-car crash that closed one lane of the M11 in March.

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Train at Great Chesterford. Picture: SaffronPhoto

A level crossing fault near Audley End is causing delays of up to 40 minutes.

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Andrew Cowan, CEO at Stansted (left), with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Transport minister Lord Ahmad was at Stansted last week to mark the first anniversary of the airport’s education centre - Aerozone.

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Business

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Bestselling author Jojo Moyes (centre left) cuts the ribbon to officially open Hart's Books, with (left to right)  town mayor Heather Asker, shop manager Max Shorter, author Jill Dawson, W Hart and Son's Martin Turnbull, and author Clare Mulley

Saffron Walden-based bestselling author Jojo Moyes cut the ribbon to officially open the town’s new bookshop on Wednesday night (May 11).

Founder John McGregor (far left) with son Robert (far right) and employees at Contamac in Saffron Walden

A Saffron Walden company has received a highly prestigious national business award for its work in developing materials for contact lenses.

Max Shorter, who will manage Hart's Books in Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden’s new bookshop will open for business later this week and the Reporter has been granted access behind the scenes at the King Street store.

Work continues at Hart's Books in King Street, which is expected to open imminently

The wait is nearly over for book-lovers in Saffron Walden as the opening of a new independent bookshop in town draws ever closer.

Stansted Airport.

Stansted Airport enjoyed its busiest ever March as more than 1.89 million passengers passed through the Essex hub during the month.

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