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Uttlesford District Council’s Liberal Democrat leader, Councillor Alan Dean, has said the current local plan is “imperfect” but it is the best chance to “avoid a developer free-for-all”.

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The parents of Maddi Thurgood, from Toppesfield, near Finchingfield, a pupil at Saffron Walden County High School, are about to receive a report from scientists at Sheffield University of Neurosciences after the first year of their research to find a specially tailored gene therapy for the rare disease.

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The district’s best in business were celebrated last Thursday at the second Uttlesford Business Awards ceremony.

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Walden School, the independent school which closed last year, has been listed on Uttlesford District Council’s draft local heritage list.

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Police were called to Cambridge Road in Ugley on Wednesday afternoon after receiving reports of three people running from a lorry.

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Amidst a sea of purple, white and green sashes and home-made signs from all over the country a banner saying ‘Great Dunmow’ could be seen bobbing in the crowd.

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An Uttlesford business owner has featured on a TV programme with Antony Costa, the singer from boy band Blue.

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Local political party Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) says it will only support the new local plan if Uttlesford District Council (UDC) meets its four red lines of community control, infrastructure-before-building, affordable housing for key workers, and an evidence-led process.

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A five-year-old Felsted Primary School pupil came to the rescue after his mum had a severe asthma attack in their home, leaving her unable to talk and struggling to breathe, as he called for help and fetched her inhaler.

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The number of unauthorised encampments in Uttlesford increased sharply last year, with campaigners saying the issue will worsen because of a ‘chronic national shortage of sites’.

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MP for Saffron Walden, Kemi Badenoch has delivered a speech to parliament raising the issue of rural crime in Uttlesford and made a plea to Government to give rural crime the special attention it deserves.

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Essex schoolchildren learnt about the value of local produce at an event organised by the East of England Co-op.

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Essex Police will be carrying out proactive stops and additional checks across the county as part of this summer’s anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

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A 38-year-old man from Saffron Walden has been jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to burglary, theft and a public order offence.

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Thousands of people visited the fourth annual Manuden Scarecrow Trail which took place from June 1-3 this year.

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Firefighters were called to a garage fire in Little Bardfield Road this afternoon (Monday 11 June) after a neighbour saw smoke and called 999.

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Six fire engines were called to a blaze involving a garage and thatched cottage on Stevens Lane in Felsted this afternoon (Monday June 11).

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A man was found dead at a property in Audley Road on Friday (June 8).

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Officers found 87 people not wearing seatbelts during a road policing operation in Stansted on June 1.

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The Dunmow and District Branch of the Royal British Legion are appealing for younger members and have said their membership in the area is “dwindling”.

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Local political party Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has said it’s delighted by the positive feedback towards the proposal to renew the play equipment on the Saffron Walden common and has launched a survey to gain more feedback.

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Questions were fired at Uttlesford District Council (UDC) at a three hour long meeting to discuss housing in Uttlesford before the local plan is submitted to the government.

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A woman from Debden has raised more than £180,000 for St Clare Hospice after 25 years of volunteering for the charity.

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The travellers which were encamped outside Helena Romanes School (HRS) in Dunmow have now moved on.

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Officers have renewed their appeal for information after an 18-year-old student reported being assaulted in Audley End Park on May 18.

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A Dunmow woman who lost her mother and grandmother to breast cancer will walk 10 miles at Audley End House in a bid to raise money for a charity.

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A new store run by the community could open in Wethersfield following the closure of the last remaining village shop, after more than 50 years of service.

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A smoke alarm may have saved a family in Newport after it alerted them to a fire that started while they were sleeping, fire crews have said.

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Walden School, an independent school in Saffron Walden which closed last year, was bought by developers for £7,025,000 - more than a million pounds less than the valuation of the land and property carried out by specialists in 2015.

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