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More than 3,000 new school places will be needed in Uttlesford over the next decade, according to a new strategy published by Essex County Council (ECC) for the first time.

The back number plate was stolen from a vehicle in Mill Close, Elsenham, between 5pm on November 25 and 6.30am on November 28.

Determined girl scouts in Stebbing were given their gold and bronze Duke of Edinburgh awards recently (November 15).

Felsted is currently nominated as an Inspirational School for girls’ cricket by Essex CCC and became a MCCF (Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation) hub for girls’ cricket in November 2015.

Offers have been flooding in to buy a village police station, which comes off the market in two weeks.

Sport

Takeley boss Marc Das has been left to weigh up the pros and cons of an enforced break on his high-flying Essex Senior League side.

Dunmow Rhodes Lions U18s put in an excellent team performance to draw 3-3 away at Coggeshall Town Reds in the league cup group B on Sunday.

It was the final week of matches for some of the Dunmow Crests teams this week, before heading in to the festive break.

Felsted School’s rugby team will face Manchester Grammar School next week in the quarter-finals of the prestigious U18 NatWest Schools Cup.

The Felsted U14 netball team finished third in the county after scoring an incredible total of 81 goals across eight matches in the Essex Round of the National Schools Competition.

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The audience was on its feet after the final notes of The Zurich Chamber Orchestra at Cambridge Corn Exchange with soloists Alison Balsom, trumpet and Gabriela Montero, piano.

Sister Act at Cambridge Corn Exchange from December 12 – 17 has been directed and choregraphed by Craig Revel Horwood, the baddie judge on Strictly Come Dancing who we suspect is actually rather nice.

Oliver with a Christmas Twist, a production by The Searchlight Theatre Company, will be at Saffron Walden Baptish Church for one night only on Monday, December 5.

Baritone Gerald Finley will be in recital with Sir Antonio Pappano, director of the Royal Opera at Saffron Hall on Sunday, December 4.

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