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A furious mum has spoken out about her angst over a half-cancelled school bus that is still costing the family £800 a year, the cheapest rate that is offered for the 15 minute journey.

A huge pumpkin man who towers more than 60ft tall will be on show for nine days in Stansted starting this weekend (Saturday, October 22).

A doctors’ surgery in Stansted will complete its long-awaited move to new premises at the end of the month in what has been described as “a real coup” for residents of the town.

An 11th hour U-turn over publication of housing proposals in Uttlesford District Council’s Local Plan has caused confusion among councillors who say they have been “left in the dark”.

A new school bus service has just been started to help pupils living in Dunmow and Mersea Island to get to school on time.


Takeley ended a six-match run without a win by defeating bottom of the standings Haringey & Waltham 3-0 on Saturday.

Swimmers from Dunmow Atlantis were on top form as they competed for the first time in the National Arena Swimming League London Division Two and won.

Dunmow Rhodes claimed a 2-1 win at Sandon in The David Strachan Mid Essex League Knock-Out Cup second round.

A national final place has been secured by a hockey team from Felsted school while another has been crowned county champions.

Takeley have gone four Essex Senior League games without a win after consecutive losses to Ilford and Eton Manor.

What's On

On its way to the West End, the musical, Stepping Out is at Cambridge Arts theatre from October 31 to November 5, starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson.

Hit stage show Big Girls Don’t Cry, a tribute show celebrating the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is at Rhodes Arts Complex on October 29.

John Hewer plays Tommy Cooper in Just Like That! at the Rhodes Arts Complex on October 27.

The artist Grayson Perry, who lived in Great Bardfield as a teenager, will be at St Mary’s Church, Great Bardfield on Friday, October 28 to launch his new book The Descent of Man.

Dennis Potter’s Blue Remembered Hills will be at Clavering Village Hall from Friday, October 28 to Sunday, October 30, presented by Clavering Players.

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