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Being in the pitch-black did not deter resourceful beauty therapists yesterday (December 8), when Dunmow was plunged into darkness in a power cut.

Dunmow was plunged into darkness when a power-cut spread along the High Street and North Dunmow an hour ago (December 8, 3.30pm).

Ringing bells will be heard throughout Takeley next week, as Santa and his sleigh do the rounds.

There will be singers and dancers, a band, children’s rides and Santa’s Grotto, as well as fun and food stalls at Dunmow Christmas Market on Sunday, December 11.

People are being urged to have their say as a consultation continues on proposals to merge Essex hospitals – which might change where injured and ill people are treated.


Dunmow Crests Netball Club were pleased to receive brand new kit this season thanks to new sponsorship.

Two Felsted School girls’ hockey teams are through to the National quarter-finals of the SMILE Independent Schools Hockey Cup.

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.

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Singer-songwriter Joanna Eden, is back with her show, Jazz at the Movies, at Saffron Walden Town Hall on Thursday, December 15 for another charity performance, raising money to help refugees.

The heart-wrenching story, Goodnight Mr Tom, about a little boy evacuated during the Second World War is being brought to the stage in Cambridge this month by the Cambridge Theatre Company.

Screenings of the new Ken Loach film, I, Daniel Blake by Saffron Screen, from December 10-18, will raise money for Uttlesford Foodbank.

There is a chance to improve your singing with top vocal coach, Mary King at Saffron Hall on Saturday, January 28. Mary is known for her television work including Operatunity, Musicality and BBC Choir of the Year.

Tickets for next year’s Cambridge Folk Festival are now on sale.

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