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The Mayor of Saffron Walden says he is now on the mend after being treated for coronavirus complications – but his wife is still very poorly, almost three weeks after they started feeling symptoms.

A local branch of Cancer Research UK has raised more money than ever before.

It’s easy to feel trapped at home during lockdown but thankfully there are plenty of theatrical treats available to stream straight into your home. Here’s an updated list of the best shows on offer

A grateful patient set up a website to help her hospital and ended up helping three because the response was so overwhelming. She said: “There was an explosion of goodwill.”

“You need to find the rhythm of your own household and your children. Some kids thrive on routine, for others it’s no good to them. You have to find what suits your family. Don’t look at what anyone else is doing.”

Pity Samira Ahmed on Radio 4’s arts programme, Front Row. There’s so little on, she almost said: “I’ll be talking to Valerie my next door neighbour who paints vases.”

A community archive could be documenting the impact of COVID-19 on Saffron Walden for many generations to come.

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An image of Ben Stokes just after he hit the winning runs in the third Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Headingley has won the Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year competition for 2019.

Saffron Walden Town boss Jason Maher gave thanks to players, staff and supporters after the 2019/20 season was declared null and void.

Blame it on the confined participants, blame it on mixed messages, blame it on the boogie if you want to but it appears despite an hour of confusion the non-league season is officially over.

The FA has instructed all step five and six leagues that their season is now officially over.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed until summer 2021 at the latest due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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It’s easy to feel trapped at home during lockdown but thankfully there are plenty of theatrical treats available to stream straight into your home. Here’s an updated list of the best shows on offer

Now the theatres have gone dark The National Theatre is You-Tubing some of its best loved shows. Each one will be available for a week. Get the best seats in the house, on Thursday nights from 7pm.

Top choices for family films on Netflix

Vintage movie suggestions to help get you through the lockdown

The programme manager of Saffron Screen, in Saffron Walden Rebecca del Tufo shares her top tips for films to stream.

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