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CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has urged residents support pubs now lockdown has eased.

High street pharmacy giant Boots has announced more than 4,000 staff will lose their jobs and dozens of UK stores will close, prompting fears from Stansted and Saffron Walden councillors.

Inaccurate endowment policy forecasts have caused problems for millions, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

A local business owner has spoken out about the difficulties his hotel and pub have been facing since the lockdown, which are still being felt since businesses reopened as per government guidelines.

The chairman of a campaign group said an offer has been submitted to save a Saffron Walden pub.

It’s important to establish boundaries between your work and personal life. However, if you’re working from home this can be difficult.

Residents and businesses are looking forward to pubs and restaurants, cafes and outdoors areas, hairdressers and barbers reopening on Saturday, July 4.

Essex County Council (ECC) has announced when it will reopen its libraries.

A 168-bedroom Hampton by Hilton hotel at the Imperial War Museum (IWM), Duxford has been given planning approval by South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning committee on Thursday, June 25.

Hot tub sales have surged during lockdown, says Peter Sharkey, as average household spending falls by more than a fifth.

Anglia Ruskin University has been chosen to provide educational training to seven police forces as part of a major overhaul of police officer training in England and Wales.

London Stansted Airport has donated £50,000 to be shared by four charities tackling the local impact of Covid-19.

Nearly 200 jobs at Stansted airport are on the line as baggage handlers for low-cost airline Ryanair look to slash staff numbers.

The Saffron Walden Tuesday market was back in the town square last week, having been moved to the Common during the lockdown.

The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

Businesses in Saffron Walden are working hard to reopen at the right time and put measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Plans have been lodged for four commercial buildings on land north of Ashdon Road.

The chairman of a campaign group has launched an urgent appeal for help to save a pub - as there are only three weeks left to raise thousands of pounds.

COVID-19 has brought challenges to businesses like never before and traders and small businesses in particular have had to quickly adapt and find new ways to survive.

A new partnership will see hundreds of thousands of pounds given to voluntary and community organisations which have been affected by coronavirus.

The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Essex has increased by almost 75 per cent during the first full month of the coronavirus lockdown – figures described as “shocking and staggering”.

The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

A Saffron Walden food charity has announced it will build a community oven in the town for everyone to look forward to and enjoy after the lockdown.

A parish councillor is pleased that a Stansted pharmacy has increased its opening hours during the coronavirus lockdown – but, in the light of reduced capacity, still believes something should be done about licensing another local pharmacy to help with the demand.

Ryanair customers are complaining that the airline is making it difficult to get refunds for flights cancelled because of the coronavirus and is offering people vouchers to be used within the next 12 months instead.

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex thanks people for staying at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

A chocolaterie was forced to close its online shop after their suppliers closed earlier this month.

A bakery owner’s life has been shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic in many ways – but she has found empowerment in helping the community.

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