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A racy book by a Thaxted author was launched at The Star pub in Thaxted on Sunday.

Nick Alston, Essex Police & Crime Commissioner, is proposing a £5 rise in council tax.

Residents in Essex face a £5 rise in their council tax in a bid to raise an extra £1.2million for community policing in the county.

Bridge campaigners Peter and Mary Curry and Jane Welsh with Braintree MP James Cleverly,

Villagers fighting for a temporary bridge in Finchingfield have uncovered a council report recommending an interim crossing while works are carried out on the village’s existing structure.

Kathy Slow (age 97) former housekeeper to the Aldridge household, and David Slow (her son) who also helped in the Aldridge household, following the unveiling the plaque on Place House Picture: Celia Bartlett Photography

The housekeeper of a famous artist unveiled a plaque to him in Great Bardfield on Saturday.

The search continues for Gordon Wilson, who was last seen on October 25.

Police are still trying to trace two motorcyclists who went to the aid of a man believed to be missing 82-year-old grandfather Gordon Wilson.


Max Malins is hoping his National Two South form will propel him to international glory.

Non-league football from the Hunts Post.

New Stansted boss Mark Ashford took charge of the side for the first time on Tuesday night and saw his team beat Bowers & Pitsea 2-1.

Dunmow United Sharks U8s

Dunmow United Sharks U8s paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the Paris attacks earlier in the month.

Dunmow Atlantis Swimming Club swimmers at the Essex Winter Championships

Dunmow Atlantis had another successful round of swimming at Basildon last weekend competing at the Essex Senior Winter Championships.

Dunmow racer Michael Higgs with his racing car

Talented young racing driver Michael Higgs has received a bumper sponsorship boost from Cambridge Regional College to help him reach the top.

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Four Seasons by Candlelight is a programme of 18th century classics played by in a candle-lit setting with the Mozart Festival Orchestra in 18th century costume.

Alison Balsom

She may have been acclaimed as the best international trumpet soloist of her generation, but Alison Balsom is just an ordinary gal at heart.

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

One of the most haunting and evocative pieces of music ever written, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2, used as the score for David Lean’s film Brief Encounter, based on the Noel Coward play Still Life, will be part of the programme played by Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra at Saffron Hall on Sunday November 29.

Christmas Carol

ctor Clive Francis returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre on Sunday, November, 15, with his acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and other characters from the story. The show is inspired by Dickens’ own first reading and performance of A Christmas Carol in December 1853 at Birmingham Town Hall.

Mark Thomas

Comedian Mark Thomas, who just can’t accept that the world can’t be made better, will be at Haverhill Arts Centre on Thursday, December 3 with his latest stand-up show Trespass.

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