After winning 10 elections as Saffron Walden’s Conservative MP, even gaining a majority of 10,000 in 1997 the year so many of his Tory colleagues were swept away in the Labour landside, Sir Alan Haselhurst is to step down.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pledges to save Finchingfield Bridge and protect the famous vista of one of Britain’s most-visited villages have been made by both the Conservative and Labour candidates for the county council elections on May 4.

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Graham Butland
Friday, April 21, 2017

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig, the play that made the young playwright Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will be shown at Haverhill Arts Centre on Sunday, May 7.

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Haverhill Arts Centre
Friday, April 21, 2017

Stewart Lee, one of the few comedians who actually delights in poor reviews and puts lines from them on his publicity posters (such as “clever but very unfunny - Rod Liddle, Sunday Times) will be back at Cambridge Corn Exchange on May 13 – possibly pleased with the show he gave there in March. Lee is known for taking no prisoners. If he doesn’t like the audience he will tell them.

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Sunday Times
Friday, April 21, 2017

The Football Association (FA) banned women’s teams from playing on affiliated grounds from 1921 to 1971.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Ever felt like you should be better at feminism?

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Cambridge
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Our top tips for where to go and what to see on a spring weekend. We recommend Madonnas and Miracles, the exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, open on all three days and free.

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English Village
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shoppers in Great Dunmow will have a chance to check their blood pressure for free on Saturday, April 22.

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Rotary Club
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Theresa May is trying to create a dictatorship, with parallels to Turkey, according to the leader of the Lib Dem group on Uttlesford District Council, Councillor Alan Dean.

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Uttlesford District Council
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter was a colourful affair in Thaxted as Morris Men brought dancing to the village, while the scouts’ annual craft fair also took place.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A General Election for Thursday, June 8 has been called by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Alan Haselhurst
Thursday, April 13, 2017

A fireman at Stansted Airport has collected nearly 1,300 Easter eggs from businesses and individuals for hospitals and children’s charities.

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Essex County
Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Soul Legends show is at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Friday, May 5.

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archant
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pianist, Sir Andras Schiff will be in recital at Saffron Hall on Thursday, May 4, playing Bach (Capriccio in B-flat Major and Four Duets), Bartok (Piano Sonata, Janacek (In the Mists) and Schumann (Fantasie in C Major).

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Saffron Walden Tourist Information Office
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ballet Central are at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on May 16 with a programme including work by Sir Matthew Bourne, Indigo Children by Royal Ballet choreographer, Liam Scarlett, and a new version of the ballroom scene from Romeo and Juliet by English National Ballet’s Jenna Lee, as well as pieces from La Bayadere and The Nutcracker.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Rachmaninov’s Concerto No 2 (used as the theme music for the film Brief Encounter and in other films, including Grand Hotel, starring Greta Garbo) will be played by international pianist, Freddy Kempf, with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Thursday, May 11.

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Cambridge University
Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Strange Undoing of Prudentia Hart by David Greig has been described as a wild tapestry of Scottish folk music and rhyming couplets, Karaoke and hip-hop, held together with some impressive guitar, fiddle, bodhran and djembe playing. It is part live folk-gig, part folk tale, part comedy.

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Haverhill Arts Centre
Thursday, April 13, 2017

There is plenty to do this Easter, including a holy parade through the town in Saffron Walden, Mozart’s Requiem, Irish comedy, egg hunts and minature train rides.

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English Village
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Equine vet Ben Portus from Felsted is planning to run the London Marathon on Sunday, April 23 in a donkey costume.

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India
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A kennel which rescues badly-treated dogs and returns them to good health (like the dog pictured here) is to benefit from a fundraising a May Day fayre and coffee morning at Leaden Roding Village Hall on the bank holiday, Monday, May 1.

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Facebook
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Dunmow Players Musical Theatre Company won Best Musical in the District in 2016, for its show Sister Act, at the NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) East awards at St Ives, Cambridgeshire on Sunday, April 9.

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United Kingdom
Thursday, April 6, 2017

English Touring Opera bring Puccini’s Tosca and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience to Cambridge Arts Theatre this month.

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English Touring Opera
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Strictly professionals Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite, who have been on the BBC show for eight years, will be dancing at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Thursday, April 20 with their choreographed Latin and Ballroom routines in a show called Somewhere in Time. You can book and after show meet and greet with them, too.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

A mix of music, including mambo, indie and psychedelia will be played by Latin music band, Orkesta Mendoza at Cambridge Corn Exchange on April 26, led by Mexican American singer and guitarist Sergio Mendoza.

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Cambridge
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra will be at Saffron Hall on Saturday, April 22 playing Vaughan Williams, (Norfolk Rhapsody No 1) Elgar (Sospiri and Enigma Variations) Moeran (Lonely Waters) and Delius (Walk to Paradise Garden).

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Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Our suggestions for what to do, see and hear. Top tip, again this week is La Strada at Cambridge Arts Theatre, a theatrical phenomenon.

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English Village
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Scientists are now being recruited for research posts to work on a gene therapy strategy for Maddi Thurgood, the teenager whose rare, so far incurable, wasting condition they hope to treat. If it works, it will be a world first.

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United Kingdom
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Children at Finchingfield Primary School prepared for Easter with an egg painting competition.

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Lisa Feldman
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A motorcyclist who came close to losing his leg as well as his life after he was hit by a car has been reunited with the medical team who battled to save him.

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NHS
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Abigail’s Party, by Mike Leigh, the play that comes to mind everytime you dance around the room to the music you play on as you wait for guests to arrive, is back at Cambridge Arts Theatre.

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Abigail's Party

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