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Pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted are working on their health and fitness thanks to an investment in gym equipment.

Uttlesford District Council has bought the new Weston Innovation Centre in Takeley as a long-term investment asset.

The demand for people needing access to psychological therapies in order to treat anxiety disorders and depression may increase by as much as 60 percent due to the pandemic.

During my regular briefings with local authority leaders, I am receiving the latest updates on transmission locally. I have been advised that confirmed cases of coronavirus in Uttlesford have risen to the highest level in Essex (64 cases per 100,000 population a week as of October 6), I must emphasise that it is vital we continue to follow the latest guidance and adhere to the measures in place to protect us.

Finchingfield Post Office is providing a new mobile Post Office service, starting on Monday, November 2.

This month marks half a century since engine driver Terry Hartga began driving locomotives at Audley End Miniature Railway.

Two lawyers at a Saffron Walden law firm have been praised in this year’s Legal 500 directory for their excellent work and the firm itself has gained its best results to date.

Sport

Wendens Ambo mini rugby club have now been back at training since early September and whatever the weather, the kids, coaches and parents are glad to be outside and enjoying being back on the rugby pitch again.

The British challenger in the America’s Cup boat race has jetted off from Stansted airport en route to Auckland in New Zealand.

Saffron Walden PSG U15 Girls recorded a fine victory away at Godmanchester on Saturday. PSG were up against it in the first half, playing into the strong wind, and the Godmanchester ‘keeper took full advantage with her massive goal kicks. Despite a very positive start, PSG fell behind when a huge kick fooled the defence and allowed a Godmanchester attacker to win the race for the ball and slot the opponents into the lead.

There have been double celebrations for Swan Netball as not only has full training returned after the lockdown but head coach Julia Kay has taken up a post with Superleague outfit Saracens Mavericks.

Saffron Walden Town bowed out of the FA Vase on penalties after an enthralling 3-3 draw with Whitton United.

What's On

There’s plenty of half-term activities, exhibitions and events for families to enjoy at IWM Duxford this October.

A project that asked 15 to 24-year-olds in Essex to share their experiences of boredom during the Covid-19 pandemic has produced a digital and physical booklet.

The garden at Caldrees Manor, Ickleton, is open for the first time under the National Garden Scheme this Saturday, October 17.

Film critic Paul Steward reviews The Trial of the Chicago 7, which is in cinemas now and arrives on streaming service Netflix on Friday.

Cambridge Literary Festival has received a ‘financial lifeline’ from the government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.

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