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People living with dementia joined with friends and family online as part of the Together in Sound project, to celebrate and share music.

MP for Saffron Walden’s monthly column talks about businesses, the Eat Out To Help Out scheme, and the easyJet Stansted consultation.

Vulnerable families in Essex will be supported via a share of a £1.422m grant awarded to Essex County Council from central government.

Saffron Walden MP Kemi Badenoch said a new governmment Commission will ensure high food standards and export opportunities for farmers.

East Anglian vineyards are toasting a vintage performance at a national awards event.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has extended the list of places in which face coverings will be essential and the new rules come into effect tomorrow (Saturday, August 8).

Dexter, Oreo and Alfie took part in a six-week training programme with their handlers, where they learnt to detect drugs, weapons and cash, which had been hidden.

Sport

Saffron Walden Town have announced the signing of attacking midfielder Alfie Hilton and retained the services of Gavin Cockman ahead of the upcoming 2020/21 season. 
Hilton, who can play on both wings and down the middle, is joining the Bloods as they once again look to battle for the Essex Senior League title. 
He spent last season between Aveley and Great Wakering Rovers, making 18 appearances for the latter. 
During the 2017-18 season, Hilton made 39 appearances for Brentwood Town, scoring four goals against Romford, Waltham Abbey, Mildenhall Town and Grays Athletic. 
And he added another five goals in 37 appearances for Brentwood during the following 2018-19 campaign.
Striker Cockman has been kept at the club after his impressive performances last term before the season was made null and void due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 
Cockman netted 16 goals in the Essex Senior League for the Bloods and 20 in all competitions and was a crucial part of the squad that was battling for promotion when the season came to an abrupt end. 
The duo join Jake Noble who has also re-signed with Saffron Walden during the last week. 
It was also announced that the Bloods have been accepted to compete in the FA Cup for the new season with the draws for the extra preliminary and preliminary rounds being released on Tuesday, August 18. 
In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020-21 season in the qualifying rounds.

With grassroots football stepping up preparations for the 2020-21 season, why not celebrate with another sporting quiz.

Saffron Walden PSG are looking to recruit more girls aged five to 16 to expand their squads for the new season.

With grassroots football stepping up preparations for the 2020-21 season, why not celebrate with another sporting quiz.

Saffron Walden’s William McKernan won the nett prize at the first event of the Summer Series.

What's On

Vibrant paintings by a former Turner Prize nominated artist are to go on display in a Cambridge hospital to brighten up the rehabilitation gymnasiums.

Town and gown have joined forces to create a series of digital events that celebrate the history and heritage of Cambridge and beyond.

Some may still be wary about going away for a weekend - and that’s understandable in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic. But, with UK staycations on the rise this summer, Cambridge’s University Arms - which is listed among Time Magazine top 100 places to visit in the world - has everything in place to ensure guests feel safe and welcome.

Classic warbirds took to the skies above IMW Duxford for a special showcase day flying display.

Let’s rock – again! There’s another chance to see this year’s Virtual Cambridge Rock Festival online this week.

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