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The first ever Window on Walden pop-up event was held in Saffron Walden’s Market Square.

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A senior Essex county councillor says he “regrets” that the government did not predict a surge in testing that was “quite predictable”.

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The Rotary Club of Saffron Walden continues to collect unwanted mobility and physiotherapy equipment from the East and South East England region, and is storing items in a newly delivered container.

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A coordinated effort is needed to prevent people who rely on cash from being excluded, the National Audit Office believes.

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The toll of Covid-19 on acute hospital services has been revealed against a backdrop of hundreds of deaths.

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Saffron Walden Town Football Club has opened a refurbished clubhouse, and has gained a new sponsor.

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After isolating since early March, Saffron Walden’s Mencap Society’s Side by Side Club had their first face-to-face meeting on The Common.

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The chair of Uttlesford District Council will walk 500 miles after being inspired by The Proclaimers song, ‘I’m gonna be’.

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Work will start this month at Joyce Frankland Academy to rejuvenate facilities, primarily in sport, after a planning appeal was granted.

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At the beginning of the year members of the Rotary Club of Saffron Walden were looking forward to celebrating the club’s 95th anniversary, when Covid-19 put an end to physical meetings.

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Saffron Walden theatre company HyperFusion is a finalist for the UK’s 2020 National Diversity Awards, following 64,000 nominations.

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The chief executive of Essex and Herts Air Ambulance has been shortlisted for another award.

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Public transport has to be rebuilt, and residents must increase their cycling and walking over taking a car or there will be massive long term environmental problems, Essex Climate Action Commission has said.

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A safari walk and treasure hunt has raised over £1,000 for Duxford school, pre-school and the before and after school club the DX Club, which were all badly impacted by the fire on July 31.

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More alcoholics than ever before have admitted themselves into an Essex rehab during the four month peak of the coronavirus crisis.

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40 houses on land south of Rush Lane have been granted on appeal in Elsenham by a planning inspector. Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee had rejected the application in November last year.

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New exhibition spaces dedicated to the Battle of Britain opened today (Tuesday) at the IWM Duxford to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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The 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was commemorated in Saffron Walden at the town cemetery’s war graves on Sunday.

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For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

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A litter-pick in Audley Park has found a piece of rubbish that could date back to 1910 - an old glass bottle that once contained lemonade powder.

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Five new wholetime firefighters took part in the first virtual passing out ceremony at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service after completing 14 weeks of intensive training.

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More than 113,000 meals were claimed across the Saffron Walden constituency for the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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Saffron Walden constituency MP Kemi Badenoch has called on employers to sign up to the new Kickstart scheme and help young people into work.

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Aurora Orchestra received a standing ovation at Saffron Hall, in the UK’s first concert hall symphony performance with an audience since lockdown.

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A collection of artworks by Great Bardfield artist Edward Bawden (1903-1989) will be sold by Sworders auctioneers in Stansted next month.

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Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species is running its Living with Mammals survey for the first time during the autumn, until Sunday November 29.

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Uttlesford District Council marked Emergency Services Day by flying a special flag.

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Thaxted resident Elsa Clarson celebrated her 103rd birthday with a socially distanced family gathering in the garden, with an afternoon tea including a Victoria Sponge cake.

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A group of friends will scale all three of the Lake District’s highest peaks of Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Skiddaw in a day, raising money in memory of Steve Penny.

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