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Ten girls across Felsted School have been selected for the Essex Cricket squads after trials. Jemima Leigh and Kim Raeburn have been chosen for the U11 squad, Jess Olorenshaw and Ruby Hart for the U13s, Beth Irvine, Emma Jones and Annabel Hills for the U15 squad and Alex Went, Poppy Timson and Amie Chapman have been selected for the U17s. The girls will be involved in winter training at the Essex County Ground and will be put up for selection for summer matches. This follows a successful cricket season for the Felsted Girls after the senior first team claimed the county title. Now a core sport, the U13A girls also won four out of five of their games at their first ever tournament last season, and the U15 girls finished third in the country at the Lady Taverner’s Indoor Cricket Cup Final, held at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

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

It’s not every 24-year-old who gets told her carrot cake is the best a double Michelin-starred chef has ever eaten.

A rare piece of Irish antique silver eclipsed its estimate by four times in a Stansted Auction yesterday, November 30.

Roadworks on the M11 and A120 might cause delays while travelling in Essex Monday to Friday next week.

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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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