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Toddlers and their parents celebrated the 20th birthday of Uttlesford’s only playbus, by getting on board last Thursday with Buffy balloons and the eating of a blue, vehicular cake.

Dave Sissens, 40, of High Roding, is following up his trek to the North Pole for charity by running 13 marathons back-to-back.

Two years after raising £28,000 for charity by hiking to the North Pole, a High Roding man is to take his latest crazy feat of endurance – 13 marathons back-to-back from Paris to London.

District councillor for Thaxted, Martin Foley, said

“People power” and canine resistance have been called upon to oppose the latest application to build 100 houses in Thaxted.

Elaine Freeman, who is on trial for attempted murder, with a picture of her son, Nigel, who was killed serving in Afghanistan.

The six-day trial of a Barnston wife, accused of trying to kill her husband, is reaching its closing stages.

A police investigation has been launched into an ongoing spate of destruction at a farm in Little Dunmow, where land continues to be ravaged by vandals driving over crops and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Sport

Alex Lynn bolstered his bid for an F1 seat with Toro Rosso next season after securing the GP3 title on his first attempt in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Takeley's Sam Haywood

Duncan Easley’s Takeley claimed the derby bragging rights again over Stansted, managed by his old pal Paul Attfield.

Harry Fox, Katie Oliver, James Oliver and Daisy Theokli

Great Dunmow Karate Club juniors competed in the English Shotokan Karate Association Championships and had some excellent results.

Stebbing Tennis Club's Stephen Davies, James Walthew, Jude Walthew, Erika Taunton, Keith Chapman and Jan Sim

It has been an incredibly successful summer for Stebbing Tennis Club after achieving wins in various leagues and tournaments.

Football

Takeley women’s match away at Hutton Reserves in the Essex County Women’s Football League was postponed on Sunday.

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With the festive season fast approaching, Audley End House and Gardens is giving people the chance to celebrate Christmas the Victorian way.

Dunmow Christmas shopping day

Festive cheer will be in abundance when the Dickensian Christmas Shopping Day returns to Great Dunmow in a matter of weeks.

Saffron Hall has announced a second date for violinist Nicola Benedetti performing The Four Seasons.

Star violinist Nicola Benedetti has added a second date at Saffron Hall following a huge demand for tickets.

Alan Carr

TV funnyman Alan Carr is appearing at Saffron Walden Town Hall next month as part of a warm up for his 2015 UK tour.

Here is a round-up of some of the fireworks displays in and around Uttlesford...

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