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A Great Dunmow barn, which sells furniture and decorative arts, is opening its doors to host a series of art and craft classes for the first time.

Teacher Heidi Shubrook from High Roding finished her first London marathon in four hours, 27 minutes and raised more than £1,600 for research into childhood cancers – inspired by a pupil at her school.

After winning 10 elections as Saffron Walden’s Conservative MP, even gaining a majority of 10,000 in 1997 the year so many of his Tory colleagues were swept away in the Labour landside, Sir Alan Haselhurst is to step down.

Hundreds of families enjoyed the open day at the Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge in Little Easton on Sunday, April 23 with a St George’s Day theme.

Fire bosses in Essex have dismissed their chief officer after suspending him on full pay for two years.

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Set in a time of war, Tosca is a melodrama. It is high Victorian theatre, if you can call the Italian Puccini a Victorian.

How do you create a comedy about a third of the country living below the poverty line while three quarters of MPs are millionaires? It’s a tough one, but for the most part funny man Jonny Donahoe and guitarist Paddy Gervers succeed.

Rising from the ashes of 2005’s interminable King Kong remake by Peter Jackson, Kong: Skull Island attempts to breathe new life into the franchise.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig, the play that made the young playwright Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will be shown at Haverhill Arts Centre on Sunday, May 7.

Stewart Lee, one of the few comedians who actually delights in poor reviews and puts lines from them on his publicity posters (such as “clever but very unfunny - Rod Liddle, Sunday Times) will be back at Cambridge Corn Exchange on May 13 – possibly pleased with the show he gave there in March. Lee is known for taking no prisoners. If he doesn’t like the audience he will tell them.

Sport

Two Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners claimed new club records at Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon.

When Marc Das took charge of Takeley ahead of this season he immediately targetted silverware; on Easter Monday he could achieve that goal.

Dunmow Rhodes Lions U15s have secured the league title following a 13th straight win at the weekend.

Dunmow Atlantis Swimming Club’s masters were in fine form as they competed in the Essex Masters 2017 Championships.

Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners’ James Bosher won the Little Bromley 10km road race on Sunday breaking a club record in the process.

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