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Police cordon off Bentfield Gardens

The son of a murdered woman and her partner in Stansted Mountfitchet was found laughing outside their home, jurors heard on the first day of the his trial.

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Thomson's first flight from Stansted Airport to Cancun, using the Dreamliner, was today. Picture: Tony Pick Photography

The first long haul Thomson flight from Stansted Airport took off today (Tuesday).

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United Kingdom
Saffron Walden. Picture: SaffronPhoto

Motorists around Safffron Walden are facing chaos later this month as a key road is due to be shut for works.

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Essex County Council

Tools worth £1,500 were stolen from a shed in Wendens Ambo. Thieves entered the shed, in the rear garden of a home, between April 20 and 21 by damaging the lock.

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Essex Police
A driver may have seen crash

A driver could hold key information about a two-car crash just outside Clavering.

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Newport
Saffron Walden Crank Up. Picture: Roger King

The reinvigorated Saffron Walden Crank Up returns to Newport next weekend.

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Newport
Casual Father

While I wouldn’t class Elizabeth as fully mobile yet, look away for 30 seconds and she’ll be off her play mat and travelling backwards under the nearest couch.

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Memorial plaque at Essex Police HQ for serving dogs

Retired police dogs in Essex will be first in the country to receive a medal at the end of their loyal service.

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Essex Police
Marzena Makarewicz, of Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted with the remaining collection boxes

Three collection boxes were stolen from Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted at the weekend in a theft described by the owner as “sickening”.

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Essex Police
The Bartlow Three-Counties Charity Walk will take place on Sunday, May 1

The Bartlow Three-Counties Charity Walk will take place this Sunday, May 1, in support of the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, Linton Health Centre, and the Bartlow Church Restoration Fund.

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Ruth Wathen

Ruth Wathen from Saffron Walden who started running on her 50th birthday, ran the London Marathon in four hours, 35 minutes – just five minutes under her target.

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Saffron Walden
Debbie Hare celebrates at the end of the marathon

Saffron Walden’s Debbie Hare completed her first marathon in five hours and 20 minutes and says she is in no rush to do it again.

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Teachers could be sourced from Australia for Essex. Library image.

A recruitment drive to bring more teachers to Essex – from as far afield as Australia – is being continued by County Hall.

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Ray Gooding

It was third time lucky for Giles Arbery at this year’s London Marathon as the former Radwinter resident finally beat the five-hour mark for the 26.2-mile course.

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Matthew Edwards
Toril Bugge at the end of the London Marathon

First-time marathon runner Toril Bugge described the experience as “awesome” as she finished in five hours and three minutes.

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Norway
Elliott Foster Best

Stansted firefighter Elliott Foster ran his first London Marathon in four hours, 38 minutes and raised £1,300 for the Essex Air Ambulance.

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London
Lucinda Rhodes

Lucinda Rhodes managed to raise more than £5,000 for St Clare Hospice in memory of her husband Shane.

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Baz Colley, on Tower Bridge

Former soldier and Saffron Walden resident Baz Colley says he would recommend the marathon experience but would not be doing it again after finishing in five hours and 16 seconds.

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Matthew Edwards at the marathon

There was an extra poignancy to Matthew Edwards’ four hours and 38 minutes time at Sunday’s event.

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Matthew Edwards
Vintage car destroyed by fire. Picture: Essex Fire

A vintage car has been destroyed by fire.

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Newport
Ben Hartley captured this picture of these ducks in Saffron Walden.

A family of ducks were found wandering through Saffron Walden today (April 27) and had to be shepherded through the busy town centre by thoughtful residents.

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Police would like to identify this man in connection with an alcohol theft from Waitrose on March 30

Police want to identify a man in connection with the theft of bottles of alcohol from a Saffron Walden supermarket.

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Parts of our region have seen snow this morning. Photo: Steve Adams

Today’s snow showers could be a distant memory by Bank Holiday Monday as forecasters are hopeful of a much warmer holiday – though they warn it is too early to be sure.

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Police are investigating a spate of attempted break-ins in Wimbish

Police are investigating a spate of attempted burglaries that took place in just two streets in Wimbish this month.

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Essex Police

Criminal damage was caused to a blue Volvo, parked in Godfrey Way, Great Dunmow, on April 10 at 8.55pm, when a screw was inserted into the back offside tyre.

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Ford
Baz Colley, who is running the London Marathon on Sunday in memory of his brother and friend's son

A former soldier who has lived in Saffron Walden for the past 25 years will take on the London Marathon this Sunday (April 24) in memory of his brother and a friend’s son.

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Matthew Edwards
The Bluebell Inn in Hempstead, which has reopened following renovation

An Essex village pub, famously the birthplace of highwayman Dick Turpin, has reopened under new ownership following an extensive renovation.

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Cambridge
Queen's beacon lighting in Saffron Walden. Picture: SaffronPhoto

Around 200 people joined in the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations by lighting a beacon to mark the occasion on Saffron Walden Common last night (April 21).

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Heather Asker
Michelle and Cameron

A mother and son are facing extra long journeys after cuts to bus timetables have left no commuter service from Dunmow to Saffron Walden in the afternoon.

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Essex County Council

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