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Years of bullying left Hannah Poulton, 18, unable to even leave the house. But now, seven years on, her life is back on track after she stepped into the limelight.

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The policing precept is set to rise by 1.99 per cent, following approval by the Essex Police and Crime Panel.

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A hand-knitted booby hat similar to the one worn by the woman who was insulted in Tesco.

Knitters across the country are being called on to take up their needles in aid of a breast cancer campaign which has spread like wildfire in a matter of hours.

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Cllr Susan Barker and Adrian Cannard, Director of Strategy at the LEP, at Junction 8 of the M11.

One million pounds is to be spent on upgrading the M11 at Junction 8 over the next five years.

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A hand-knitted booby hat similar to the one worn by the woman who was insulted in Tesco.

Social media exploded last night (Wednesday) with an outpouring of support for a woman diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Headteacher John Harley is retiring from Saffron Walden County High School this December, after almost thirteen years.

A headteacher who transformed his secondary school into one of the highest-achieving comprehensives in the country is to step down after 12 years in the role.

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Essex Fire Service was called to the scene and rescued the suspected burglar off the roof of an Indian restuarant in Stansted.

This afternoon (Wednesday), firefighters tackled a blaze at a kitchen fire in Elsenham.

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Pupils at RA Butler get busy decorating last Christmas.

Hundreds of primary school places will be made available to meet growing demand in Saffron Walden – but headteachers insist classroom sizes will not increase.

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From left, Olivia Prior and Jack Cameron of Cardinal Security and Joe Higham, chair of Friends of Great Chesterford Primary School, with pupils from the school and supporters of the project.

The culmination of two years’ fundraising saw hundreds of children streaming out into the sunshine last Friday for the opening of the school’s new outdoor classroom.

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Every household in Uttlesford will receive a letter aimed at encouraging all eligible electors to register to vote ahead of the general election.

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Butcher Tony Kisielowski and Andrew Webb hold up their chieftains in front of Burtons Butchers on King Street.

The end of January marks what you might call, a return to normal service, where we all finally give up any ideas about diets or abstinence. And so it is with perfect timing that the Scottish tradition of Burns Night comes around. So here’s my local take on the Scottish Bard’s birthday dinner.

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UDC deputy leader, Cllr Susan Barker, said the council is not proposing any sites at this moment in time.

Uttlesford District Council has been accused by residents living near a proposed gypsy and traveller site of “trying to fit a square peg in a round hole”.

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Cllr Julie Redfern said she could not support the loss of developers' contributions for ten and less dwellings.

A further fall in funding for affordable housing has triggered dismay among councillors, following a far-reaching change in government policy.

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The High Sheriff of Essex, Nicholas Charrington (front, centre) is joined by Insp Mick Couldridge of Essex Police, Uttlesford District Council chairman, Cllr Keith Artus, and representatives from the community safety partnership and participating Keep Safe venues at the official launch of the scheme.

An innovative scheme has been launched to help vulnerable people feel safe when they are in Saffron Walden town centre.

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A 17-year-old girl's car collided just outside Saffron Walden County High School at around 10am on January 22. The girl sustained minor injuries in the crash.

A 17-year-old girl had a lucky escape after her car crashed just outside a secondary school this morning (Thursday).

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Cllr Julie Redfern said she could not support the loss of developers' contributions for ten and less dwellings.

A further fall in funding for affordable housing has triggered dismay among councillors, following a far-reaching change in government policy.

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There will be no summer picnic concerts at Audley End this summer, English Heritage has revealed.

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Uttlesford Foodbank needs to find a new premises by next Friday, January 30.

The tightening of security measures in the face of a heightened terror alert for police officers has forced a foodbank to look for a new home.

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John Troup

A former Sun journalist who was fired from his council PR job after being arrested on an unproven corruption allegation has walked free from court.

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Stansted Airport

An 18-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences at Stansted Airport.

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My Blue Heart raised £282.35 from a busking session in Cambridge's Grafton Centre before Christmas.

Former classmates of a 14-year-old girl who died from cancer helped raise awareness for her family’s charity by busking at Grafton Centre in Cambridge before Christmas.

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The block of flats in The Spike, Saffron Walden, where firefighters evacuated 10 people by boat in Feburary 2014.

The areas in town most at risk from flooding could receive extra funding to help prevent future calamities.

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A spokesman for the newly-formed residents’ political party has denied claims that the group’s leader has been banned from his own party’s Facebook page for posting a string of offensive comments.

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Lindsey Merritt-Dunn is taking part in the London Marathon this April, in memory of her father and grandfather, whom she lost to cancer.

A 28-year-old mum who hates running will be taking part in the London Marathon to make life easier for cancer sufferers and their families.

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District councillors Bob Eastham and David Sadler on Ashdon Road.

Councillors have called for “a more radical solution” to deal with traffic problems in the east of the town.

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Saturday shoppers will be able to use a park and ride from Saffron Walden County High to Hill Street while Waitrose is being refurbished.

From Saturday, shoppers will be able to use a temporary park and ride facility in Saffron Walden to compensate for the loss of parking during Waitrose’s refurbishment.

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Uttlesford District Council today became an accredited living wage employer.

From today, all staff employed by the district council will be paid the Living Wage.

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Fire

A fire which led to 250 party goers being evacuated from a stately home in Quendon shortly after Christmas has been ruled “accidental”.

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Terry Gaskin and Karen Rand with the letter from British Gas, address to Prince Charles.

The landlord of the Prince of Wales pub in Broxted was given a shock when he received a letter addressed to HRH Prince Charles over an unpaid £1,773.30 gas bill.

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