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A 65-year-old woman from Saffron Walden is feared missing after an earthquake hit Nepal.

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A team of six Essex firefighters and the search and rescue dog Darcy have been deployed to Nepal to assist with the search and rescue efforts following the earthquake in Kathmandu that took place on Saturday, April 25.

A team of six Essex firefighters and the search and rescue dog ‘Darcy’ have been deployed to Nepal to assist with the search and rescue efforts following the earthquake in Kathmandu that took place on Saturday, April 25.

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Police investigating the criminal damage of a phone box on High Street on Friday, April 10, Saffron Walden, have released CCTV of a man they are trying to trace, Friday, April 10 at 5pm.  Anyone with information or who recognises the man from the CCTV image can contact PC Hannah Griffiths at Braintree police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police investigating the criminal damage of a phone box have released CCTV of a man they are trying to trace.

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Sara Shaw will be directing and performing in the mayor's charity gala concert this Saturday, May 2.

An exciting mix of musical styles from the worlds of opera, musical theatre and jazz will come together this weekend as professional singers and orchestral musicians unite in support of a worthwhile cause.

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This new gosling at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted needs a name. Do you have any suggestions?

One of the latest spring arrivals at Mountfitchet Castle is in need of a name.

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Jo Bradshaw

An adventurer from Great Chrishill attempting to climb Mount Everest in Nepal has survived an earthquake which has devastated the country.

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Crown on the Cradle, Mark Pender

Franksy says: “I’ve turned”. One of the artists opening his doors for this year’s Saffron Walden Open Studios, he was better known for years as Paul Franks, a “creative” for international advertising companies.

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A driver who tried to lie his way out of a speeding ticket has been jailed for perjury and perverting the course of justice.

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A number of roads in Saffron Walden will be affected by maintenance over the coming week.

Traffic in Saffron Walden could be affected by road works over the next week.

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Andrew Webb enjoys the tea and coffee selection at Tea Amo on Cross Street.

You know, for a town of around 15,000 souls, Saffron Walden does rather well for places to get a cup of tea or coffee. So the other morning, I decided to do a caffeine crawl around town. What I found was there’s a place and a price to suit everyone.

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Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has a selfie taken as he meets Labour supporters in Ipswich yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour is accusing the Conservatives of planning the biggest spending cuts in any of the world’s advanced economies as the parties again prepare to trade blows on the economy.

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Saffron Walden ward map. Three out of four of the wards will be contested this May 7.

In just two weeks ballot papers will be piling up in black boxes across the district, as constituents cast their votes on who will represent them over the next four to five years.

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Part of the M11 was closed this afternoon after a car crashed into the central reservation.

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Saffron Walden resident Pete Wagstaff will take part in a swimming relay across the Channel this July for spinal injuries charity Aspire.

You can set off on a Channel swim at 2am, because you always have to go with the tide, but that means you see the sunrise over the water.

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An Elsenham fruit distributor, who rented out a field for a company to use as parking for Stansted Airport, has failed in court to challenge a council order to remove all vehicles from the land.

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Youngsters at RA Butler primary school enjoy the Christmas fair.

Pupils and parents will be reaching for gold this weekend at the first of a series of events to raise £50,000 for their school.

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Isabel Burnham

Six women, one pink boat and a journey rowing more than 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. That is the challenge facing Isabel Burnham, a solicitor from Saffron Walden.

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The Aerozone at Stansted Airport is due to take off this June.

Youngsters will be able to find out about busy airport life at a brand new educational facility at the airport.

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Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston.

Residents living in Uttlesford have the chance to raise their crime-related questions and concerns with Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Nick Alston.

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Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg at a news conference in London where he announced his party's plans for the public sector. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Millions of teachers, nurses, police officers and other public sector workers will be spared further pay cuts under Liberal Democrat plans set out by Nick Clegg as he promised there was “light at the end of the tunnel” after years of austerity.

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This week is Real Nappy Week, aimed at reducing the number of disposable nappies in landfill, currently estimated at 3,000,000,000 per year in England and Wales alone.

Parents are being encouraged to ditch disposable nappies and switch to an environmentally-friendly alternative.

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On Saturday, April 11, Tiana gave birth to a healthy male Brazilian Tapir calf at Linton Zoo.

It may look like a cross between a pig and an elephant, but this prehistoric-looking creature is in fact a rare breed of Brazilian calf.

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Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

People are being urged to register to vote in the general election ahead of the deadline at midnight tonight.

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Jane Chetcuti with Pink Cow Parsley – Limited Edition Giclée Print

The grass will seem much greener – and possibly pinker too – after a unique exhibition opens at Saffron Walden Library next week.

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Abrey & Sons at Pamphillions Farm, Debden, are holding their first Open Day this Saturday, April 18.

Get your gardening into gear by heading to Abrey & Sons open day in Debden this weekend.

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Ryanair jet taking off from Stansted

Stansted Airport continues to be the fastest growing airport in the UK with passengers in the last year increasing by more than 15 per cent.

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Saffron Walden Town Hall

Community organisations are up in arms after a rise in town hall rental rates has led some groups to say they are being priced out.

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District councillor for Thaxted, Martin Foley.

Opponents to a recent application for 70 additional houses in Thaxted have said they are “prepared to go to the barricades” over the development.

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