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Stansted Airport has launched a public consultation on a new take-off procedure today (September 1) that will reduce aircraft noise for more than 4,000 people living near the airport.

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A warehouse worker at Stansted Airport’s Fed Ex carrier company, who stole uncut diamonds, jewellery and mobile phones worth £34,000, was jailed for a year today (Tuesday).

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Chelmsford Crown Court

Two shopkeepers were tied up in an Essex village shop this morning (Tuesday) as robbers stole thousands of pounds.

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Yuksel Demirtas

A man who tried to get an air pistol and cannabis through security at Stansted Airport has been jailed.

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A 19-year-old from Takeley has been spared jail despite being caught with indecent child and animal images on his computer.

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Chelmsford Crown Court

A caravan has been gutted after a fire earlier this morning (Monday).

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Police want to trace this man after a theft from Stansted Tesco Express

Officers have released pictures of two men they want to trace in connection with a theft from a Stansted shop.

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Support for Sight's Madeleine Cassidy, Paul Atkins and dog Seymour receive a cheque for £600 from U3A chairman Sue Barton and choir members Penny and Ian Lawson.

An Uttlesford charity has been given a double boost.

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James Ford

Singer James Ford, from Dunmow who gave up his career in marketing in July last year to pursue a singing career and within days was booked to sing at the V Festival is launching his debut single.

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John Reynolds Firefighter

Lift engineer John Reynolds is the latest recruit at Linton Fire Station.

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Mayor Heather Asker cuts the ribbon at the new Argos store.

Argos celebrated the opening of a brand new digital store in Saffron Walden yesterday (Wednesday, August 26).

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Ambulance

Residents in Essex are being urged to take extra care to avoid medical emergencies during the bank holiday weekend.

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England Ambulance Service

Essex firefighters will go on strike today (August 28) and again on Tuesday (September 1) as their on-going dispute against budget cuts continues.

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RAGT's world record attempt.

An Ickleton business has attempted to break the world record for producing the quickest baker’s dozen of loaves from the field.

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Court report

A “naive and stupid” 19-year-old from High Roding who volunteered to sell drugs to a plain-clothed police officer has been spared a jail sentence.

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Chelmsford Crown Court
Pirates

A comprehensive guide to keep you and your family entertained in Uttlesford over the bank holiday weekend.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Police want to speak to man caught on CCTV.

An appeal has been launched to install a CCTV security system at the St Clare Hospice shop in Saffron Walden which was raided twice in 48 hours last week.

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Amelia Farrell, far left, performing on Keep it in the Family. Picture: ITV.

A Stansted Mountfitchet schoolgirl made her television debut on Saturday (August 22), performing on smash hit ITV game show Keep It in the Family.

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London

Thieves broke into the premises of a shop in King Street, Saffron Walden, and stole electrical items and removed the till.

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Ambulance

A man has died after suffering a suspected heart attack.

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Hawker Hunter plane at RAF Henlow

The plane that crashed at the air show in Shoreham on Saturday, was due to fly at Duxford.

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Mobile phone

Some parts of Uttlesford are still struggling to make mobile phone calls and send text messages, according to the UK’s independent communications regulator - Ofcom.

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NCS project

A group of teenagers from Uttlesford spent three days volunteering at a care home in Stansted Mountfitchet last week as part of a government project.

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Friends' School
Students at the Fairycroft House music workshop

A professional sound engineer, who has worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, The Smiths and Marianne Faithfull, was the guest tutor at a music recording workshop in Saffron Walden last week.

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London
Police have issued a warning over the scam

Fraudsters have stolen more than £60,000 over the past two months in a computer virus scam that has affected hundreds of people across the county.

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Lightning above Town Street, Thaxted.

Thunderstorms have been forecast and a warning of floods has been issued across Uttlesford tomorrow (Saturday).

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Ambulance

Paramedics will base themselves at five fire stations across Essex to improve response times after a pilot scheme was deemed successful.

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England Ambulance Service
Friends' School students celebrate their GCSE results. Left to right: Laurence Ward, Rhiannon Bruce, Leah Elsom, Rosa Scholfield, Rosie Coopersmith, Olivia Richardson, Charlotte Cross, and Felix Hannam.

Friends’ School celebrated another fine year of GCSE results, maintaining a 100 per cent A*-G pass rate, with 32 per cent of students achieving A* or A grades.

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Friends' School
High achievers at Saffron Walden County High. Back row, left to right: Chris Shaw, Liam Goddard, Adam Langworthy, Daniel Lee and Owen Eddershaw. Front row, left to right: Caitriona Quigley, Sophie Reynolds, Natalie Johnson, Ruby Aronsohn, and Hannah Reynolds. Picture: Celia Bartlett Photography

Saffron Walden County High School saw a record number of students awarded A* or A grades in their GCSEs after results were announced this morning (August 20).

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Saffron Walden County High School

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