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A grant scheme to support cultural and sporting community groups in Uttlesford is open for applications.

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A team searching for beautiful views in Essex came to Saffron Walden and climbed up St Mary’s Church over theNew Year.

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Households in Essex are due to pay an average of £35 extra next financial year in council tax under plans unveiled by County Hall and fire chiefs.

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Three teenagers have been arrested following an assault in which a man sustained serious head injuries.

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A metal storage unit, in Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath, was broken into after the timber door was jemmied. Nothing was taken in the incident which took place between 3pm on January 5 and 9am on January 7. A steel storage unit was also broken into at the same location between January 6 and January 7, with an angle grinder being used to get in. Once again, nothing was stolen.

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Saffron Walden Town Council has approved the budget for the 2017 financial year, which will see an increase in the council tax precept of two per cent.

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A Saffron Walden man celebrated his 100th birthday just after Christmas and attributed his longevity to the amount of exercise he took when he was younger.

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A district councillor has come under fire for comments she made about an on-going village hall row in a confidential email which was sent to the opposition by mistake.

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Snow has fallen in many parts of Uttlesford after below freezing conditions overnight, with more expected to pass through Essex between 9am and 11am this morning (January 13).

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District councillors representing two Uttlesford villages have stepped down from their positions this week.

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A gold hoard discovered in a piano might belong to a Saffron Walden person, if they can be found soon.

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Flights at Stansted Airport are currently operating as normal although 200 winter operational staff are on standby should the weather take a turn for the worse.

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A Saffron Walden company headed by the town’s mayor has been wound up for not paying a business rates bill of more than £14,000.

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Commuters making their way home could see snow fall snow during the rush hour, with the possibility of heavier snow hitting the region between 4am and 5am on Friday.

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Confused reverse directions for a bus driver in Thaxted left him in stuck in a pile of manure recently (January 3).

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A Suffolk MP has stepped up pressure for work to improve a “dangerous” road which claimed the lives of two people after a crash this week.

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Gallery: Plough Sunday is observed in Thaxted

Monday, January 9, 2017

A traditional church service for Essex dating back to medieval times celebrating farmers was held in Thaxted at the weekend.

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A wildlife camera was stolen from the garden of a property in Mill Road, Henham, between midday on December 31 and 1pm on January 2.

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A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and possession of Class A drugs after a car ended up in a field in Newport on Saturday night. (January 7).

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Twenty-first Century shepherding might seem like an occupation most likely seen on a novelty Christmas card, but for a small group of passionate people by Sewards End, it is a daily reality – as Franki Berry was about to find out.

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Well, that’s it, Christmas is over for another year. I hope you all had a fantastic festive period.

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A Great Sampford family who saw their thatched cottage destroyed by fire a year ago were able to return home in time for their Christmas dinner.

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As a Christmas present to each other this year, the wife and I indulged in a new television.

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Boiler failings caused the Day Centre in Saffron Walden to close for the second day this week (January 5 and 6).

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A churchwarden has called for thieves to “reconsider their actions” after a metal chain and sign was stolen from a Little Walden church just before Christmas.

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Hostages rescued from pirates were helped by an extraordinary man from Saffron Walden, who has been awarded an OBE last week (December 30).

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Car owners in Newport suffered “a grim start to the New Year” after a dozen vehicles were broken into on New Year’s Eve, and two were found torched days earlier.

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It is an emergency service that provides urgent medical support across Suffolk and Essex, and before the end of 2016 the East Anglian Air Ambulance had flown its 20,000th mission.

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When the burning mass of a plane crashed in Wimbish in 1950 a brave-hearted soldier leapt up, abandoned his game of bridge, grabbed a fire extinguisher, and jumped into the wreck to rescue the people inside.

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