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A campaign group aiming to stop a development of 5,000 houses in Great Chesterford have gained the support of TV personality and president of Civic Voice Griff Rhys Jones.

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A charity worker has been disqualified from driving after her car was found “wedged” between two signs at the entrance of Birchanger services.

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A parish councillor has said he wants to hold Essex County Council (ECC) “to account” after claims that more than 400 residents in a development near Little Dunmow have had to wait in excess of three years for a “21st century broadband connection”.

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A learner driver whose car hit a five-year-old boy before hitting a wall in Gabriel Street, Saffron Walden, has pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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Essex Fire said a resident from Hall Close in Henham had a lucky escape this morning after a fire went undetected in his house until he went upstairs to bed and found the room full of smoke.

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A campaigner has spoken about his “dream” for buildings near Dunmow which housed prisoners of war during the Second World War to be turned into a museum, rather than possibly demolished to make way for new homes.

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Suspects entered a church on the B1051 at Broxted on March 30 and removed two coffin stands, a wooden ladder, a wooden table and a brass bible stand.

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The administrators for Walden School, formerly called Friends School in Saffron Walden which closed last year, say they hope a new buyer will complete on the sale very soon.

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The owners of Stansted Airport have stressed that they are not seeking any change to current night flight limits at the site, after campaigners claimed they were trying to overturn the current legal conditions.

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A 64-year-old from Saffron Walden who recently completed the second leg of his bid to sail around the world has recalled the moment a crew member went overboard and how he has been inspired to “go green” upon his return to land.

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A stretch of road which links several Uttlesford villages is “becoming more and more dangerous” due to high speeds and a large number of lorries travelling down it, a parish council chairman has said.

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An award-winning theatre group near Dunmow is celebrating 50 years since it was formed, by hosting a party which will look back on half a century of pantomimes, plays, costumes and sets.

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Councillors who called for a ban on the release of sky lanterns and helium balloons in Uttlesford have been successful.

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The award-winning Saffron Ice Cream Company has launched three new flavours and almost reached a milestone of 100 regular trade clients.

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The parents of a three-year-old boy from Saffron Walden who has cerebral palsy have secured TV personality Danny Dyer as the latest player in a charity football match featuring a host of celebrities.

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A Great Easton man has been fined £3000 and given a formal warning following a rave in Huntingdon on Christmas night.

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Essex Police were called to a Dunmow home after vandals ‘kicked’ a front door so hard that a locksmith had to use a chainsaw to replace the lock.

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The prince and his fiancée have chosen a charity near Dunmow to receive donations in place of gifts to celebrate their wedding on May 19.

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Kemi Badenoch, MP for Saffron Walden, joined local police units in Uttlesford as they made arrests at a traveller site and discovered a cannabis factory.

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Part of the M11 was closed yesterday as a result of a car fire on the northbound carriageway.

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Highways England have started patching works from junction 6 (M25) to junction 9 (A11) of the M11.

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A tracker fitted in a car which was stolen from Saffron Walden meant police were able to find it in Bedfordshire yesterday morning.

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Conservative MP for Saffron Walden, Kemi Badenoch, has apologised after admitting she hacked a Labour MP’s website to “say nice things about the Tories”.

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Nearly 20 crimes were reported in Uttlesford on average each day in February, according to the latest police data.

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Women working at Essex County Council (ECC) are paid almost 10 per cent less than men on average, new figures have revealed.

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A man who was recorded driving his BMW at 115mph on the A120 in Little Dunmow was disqualified from driving for 28 days.

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Essex County Council (ECC) has said the “eviction process” has begun for a traveller site in Great Dunmow.

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A 60-year-old woman from Saffron Walden will be walking 40 miles in a day to raise money for the British Heart Foundation after her husband suffered a heart attack and received a life-saving triple bypass.

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A community action group is ramping up efforts to raise awareness about a housing development which could result in 10,000 houses being built near Great Dunmow and its surrounding villages.

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