Pictures: Saffron Walden in the grip of carnival fever

10:27 10 July 2014

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It was a 'Magic' Kind of Rock night on Saffron Walden Common.

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With Saffron Walden in the grip of carnival fever our picture galleries recap the ‘8 day weekend’ celebrations so far.

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It all began with X Factor winner Matt Cardle sending fans into a frenzy last Friday and continued with the amazing spectacle of 108 floats being paraded around Saffron Walden the following day.

A carnival queen has been crowned, dancing queens partied the night away to ABBA’s greatest hits, and a Queen tribute band rocked the marquee on the Common.

All it needs now is for the Queen herself to make an appearance!

• Click on the galleries (top right) for more on the carnival procession, soap box derby and the nightly events held throughout the week.

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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”.

Fri, 09:30
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.

Thu, 14:34
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.

Thu, 11:15
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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