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A sword which once belonged to a Second World War ace who flew secret wartime missions into continental Europe is going under a Stansted auctioneer’s hammer.

Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

Rightsizing is becoming increasingly popular to make your home more ‘liveable’ as you get older, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

Senior Persimmon staff have been urged to honour their commitments over two football pitches at Lime Avenue.

Post-pandemic, many people will want to emulate Michael Palin and travel more, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Withdrawing funds from a pension, either too early or too rapidly, can have a seriously detrimental impact on your future financial security, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Craft is great for mental wellbeing, the owner of Craft Days in Saffron Walden has said, as the country goes back into lockdown.

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Saffron Walden’s shops are here to help, so please #ShopLocal.

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Smart meters are here for prepay customers – meaning it’s even easier to top up from the comfort of your home.

Rightmove expect prices to rise further before year-end, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Saffron Walden County High School’s head teacher says staff have dipped into their pockets to fund half-term food vouchers for pupils.

A theatre school has organised some Halloween fun around Saffron Walden for the community, with the support of independent businesses.

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Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre has launched an e-shop, so local goods, souvenirs and publications are now just a click away.

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These are some of the businesses in our district that have offered to help ensure no child goes hungry during half term. If you know of others, get in touch.

Residents for Uttlesford councillors have written to Essex County Council, urging it to ensure there is food on children’s tables.

The Saffron Walden MP has slammed critics of the government’s school meals policy, saying it is “disgraceful some had chosen to politicise such an important matter”.

CPS this week shocked pensioners by calling pension triple lock an “engine of unfairness”, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Pupils in Year 5 and 6 at Radwinter Primary School baked scones and served take away cream teas to friends and family.

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

After five years at secondary school the move to sixth form can be a daunting prospect. However, Saffron Walden County High School (SWCHS) Sixth Form offers an ideal environment which is large enough to provide variety but small enough to feel personal.

Decca famously rejected The Beatles, says finance expert Peter Sharkey, as he looks at some famous mis-calculations...

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

New statistics show that 3,900 self-employed people across the Saffron Walden constituency accessed £11.2m of grants through the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

The age at which we become entitled to receive a state pension will continue to rise, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The gratification we get from achievement, physical or otherwise, helps motivate us further, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

If you’re thinking about buying your first home, check out these top tips for getting on the property ladder.

An East Anglian housebuilder has expressed delight at the unveiling of a new £40m ‘luxury hotel-standard’ headquarters near Stansted airport.

Flexible pension withdrawals are up 23% on the same period last year, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Post pandemic, many people intend buying a place in the sun, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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