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Essex Police is investigating an arson attack which happened this weekend in Braintree.

There was cheering and booing, laughter and tears as candidates for the Saffron Walden constituency faced voters on Thursday.

St Mary's Church in Saffron Walden held its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday and raised thousands of pounds.

Taxpayers in Essex have paid £30,000 to heat Chelmsford's iconic Shire Hall since it was closed and left empty seven years ago.

The four local candidates standing in the general election will be at the Saffron Walden hustings tonight (December 5).

A fire in a derelict bungalow in Little Dunmow could have been set off deliberately the fire service has said - after Uttlesford District Council was criticised for leaving derelict buildings as a target for vandals.

More than £1,000 was raised by firefighters in Newport to support a toddler battling a rare form of cancer.


Saffron Walden PSG U11 Girls had to battle tough opposition and less-than-ideal weather conditions in their latest outing.

A super second-half and a 3-2 win over derby rivals Takeley keep Saffron Walden Town firmly in the hunt for promotion from the Essex Senior League.

Saffron Walden runner Pete Thompson has had another golden outing as his successful season continues.

Saffron Walden slumped to a 34-7 home defeat against Wymondham in London Two North East at the weekend.

Two Saffron Walden-based runners took part in the East of England Masters Cross Country Running Championships.

What's On

All seats £17 on Thursday and Friday, January 2 and 3 for Peter Pan at Chelmsford Civic Theatre

The Clavering Players are putting on Dick Whittington and His Cat - with pirates. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Ken Loach's blistering indictment of the gig economy is showing at Saffron Screen on December 6, 7, and 8.

A pianist, a ballerina and a digital cast projected onto a screen tell the story of The Nutcracker

Alan Bennett's version of The Wind in the Willows will be on stage at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge from December 10 to 14.

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