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A brother and sister have teamed up to put the spice back into Saffron Walden.

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Councillors defeated the vote of no confidence in Uttlesford District Council (UDC) leader, cllr Howard Rolfe, by 31 votes to 10.

Last night (Thursday) the leader of Uttlesford District Council (UDC) survived a vote of no confidence, amid a meeting packed full of posturing, accusations and apologies.

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Peter Day pictured with UKIP leader Nigel Farage. PHOTO: Victoria Thirtle.

A former Cambridge city councillor has been announced as the UKIP candidate for Saffron Walden at the general election next year.

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Theresa Sandeman-Charles

A woman who had been battling one of the world’s rarest lung diseases died last Friday – 12 months after inspiring more than 10,000 people to sign up to the organ donor register.

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Saffron Walden Post Office on High Street

The closure of the town’s only post office for more than two weeks next month is causing serious concerns about how the elderly will collect their pensions.

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From left, Christina Pichel, Jenny Dear,  Lesli Goddard, Louise Weston, Sharon Morris.

“Carnage” will ensue, say parents, if a community centre car park used daily for the school run is made out of bounds next year.

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Tom singing at the NMG Awards in October, 2014. PHOTO: John Watts.

A Wimbish teenager has clinched the Christmas #1 spot.

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From left, Alfred, Emily, Joel and Natasha play animals visiting the newborn in Ashdon Primary School's take on the nativity story.

Hundreds of youngsters across the district have been taking to the stage, many for the first time, as they act out Christmas stories in front of packed audiences.

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Saffron Walden Town Hall

A “giant vacuum cleaner” will be pumping debris from the heart of the town next month.

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Saffron Walden Post Office on High Street

The town’s only Post Office will be closing its counters for over two weeks next month.

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The start of an expanded winter flying schedule saw passenger numbers at Stansted Airport climb by more than a quarter last month.

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Left, Lewis Rendell, 21, from Newport, with his Bristol team mates and presenter Jeremy Paxman.

A maths prodigy from Newport has made it to the quarter finals of the fast-paced intellectual rollercoaster that is University Challenge.

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From left, Father Christmas, Little Elf Harry Baines, 5, Helga Hanning and Betty North, 5.

Hundreds of parents and children lined up outside a blizzard-blown RA Butler last Friday afternoon for a chance to see Father Christmas and his helpful elves.

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Passengers may still face delays from Stansted Airport this evening – despite a problem at the UK air traffic control centre being resolved.

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Flights at southern England airports including London Stansted have been suspended until at least 6pm due to a problem at the UK air traffic control centre at Swanwick in Hampshire, air traffic management company Eurocontrol said

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Tom singing at the NMG Awards in October, 2014. PHOTO: John Watts.

A Wimbish teenager could top the charts and make Christmas Number 1 – but he needs your vote to make it happen.

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Firefighters rescued a 90-year-old woman from a first floor flat after a fire broke out yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

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Left, Steve Walker, 59, with son Robert Walker, 20.

Soldiers and their families spoke to the Reporter after the Herrick Medal Parade about their return from Afghanistan, and being reunited with their loved ones.

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The Reporter is running a Christmas card competition for youngsters in Uttlesford.

The Reporter has teamed up with The Saffron Walden Gallery and the Saffron Players to give one youngster and their family a chance to win tickets to the panto by creating their own Christmas card.

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The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas are a popular band, based near Folkestone. They tour all over the country to play in parades and other ceremonies and events.

Crowds lined the streets of Saffron Walden to welcome home soldiers from Carver Barracks in Wimbish, who have returned now for the final time from their campaign in Afghanistan.

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An artist's impression of Bridge End Garden

The final piece of the puzzle to restore an Uttlesford tourist attraction which draws visitors from across the world was put in place this week after 10 years of hard work.

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Two women have been injured following a car crash in Wimbish this morning (Thursday).

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Pensioners from Whittlesford, Duxford, Hinxton, Ickleton and surrounding areas enjoyed a Christmas lunch courtesy of the Red Lion restaurant in Whittlesford.

120 pensioners were able to enjoy a free, traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings this week, while served and entertained by younger members of the neighbouring area.

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Since August this year, thousands of pounds worth of imitation goods have been seized at Stansted airport.

Festive shoppers could have the smiles wiped off their faces after the latest imitation goods were discovered at Stansted airport.

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Problems with overhead cables have caused rail services to and from Stansted Airport to be delayed.

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Students from Friends’ School Saffron Walden were given the opportunity to see the Large Hadron Collider last week on their visit to Geneva.

Students from Friends’ School Saffron Walden were given the opportunity to see the Large Hadron Collider last week on their visit to Geneva.

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Essex County Council

Areas in Uttlesford are set to benefit from more energy efficient streetlighting as a pilot scheme is to be rolled out next year by Essex County Council.

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Thousands of people turned out for the late night shopping event in Saffron Walden town centre last Friday. Picture: Roger King

Thousands of people descended on Saffron Walden last Friday evening for some late night Christmas shopping under the moonlight.

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Police were called to a three-vehicle collision in Dunmow's Market Place on Saturday evening.

Police have issued a reminder to motorists of the dangers of drink-driving following a collision in Dunmow which left two people injured and caused a large amount of damage to the vehicle involved.

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