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Announcing that Essex County Council must save £1million every week for the next four years, David Finch, the council’s Conservative leader saw his budget of cuts voted in on Tuesday – and amendments to it by Lib Dems and Labour voted out.

A 19-year-old man arrested at Stansted on Friday (February 5) is to stand trial at the Old Bailey

A 19-year-old man who was arrested on terror charges at Stansted Airport on Friday (February 5) was allegedly on his way to Syria to join IS.

British Airways announced flights from Stansted.

British Airways has announced it is to start flying from Stansted Airport this summer.

A ladder and a lawn scarifier were stolen from a shed in Wethersfield.

A man was arrested on terror charges at Stansted on Friday (February 5).

A man who was arrested at Stansted Airport on Friday will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (Monday, February 8), charged with offences under the Terrorism Act.


Takeley's Jordan Westcott hurdles a challenge. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Takeley beat bottom of the table Newham 2-0 away on Saturday in what was a first win for caretaker boss Alex Martin.

Michael Ogboin (red) in action for Takeley

Stansted were 5-0 winners in the Essex Senior League derby with nine-man Takeley on Saturday.

Dunmow Atlantis swimmers Amy-Rose Ansell, Daisy Herrington, Maddie Lees and Rebecca Johnson

Dunmow Atlantis Swimming Club got off to a storming start at the first round of the Essex County Championships, held at Basildon Sporting Village last weekend.

Felsted U16 boys' crowned Essex hockey champions

Felsted School is celebrating after a hat-trick of county hockey titles have been secured by its boys and girls teams.

Alex Martin in action for Takeley. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Takeley interim boss Alex Martin is keen to take the job full-time and set his players a target of securing 22 Essex Senior League points from the 16 games left of the season when he was handed the reins.

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Emma Manton as Doreen and Stephen Billington as Ernest in Confusions written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn 
at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough from  9th July - 26th September.

Britain’s most performed living playwright, Alan Ayckbourn has a double bill of plays at Cambridge Arts Theatre next month.

David Thomas

Michael Parkinson said they were the greatest band he knew and George Melly said they were the best he had ever sung with. Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen are coming to the Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford on Friday February 5 as part of their 21st Birthday Tour.

Maz O'Connor

Folk singer Maz O’Connor and her band play The Portland Arms, Cambridge on February 18 as part of a UK tour promoting her new album The Longing Kind. After her acclaimed second album This Willowed Light was released in 2014, Maz who plays a mixtures of her own compositions and traditional songs was named Fatea’s female vocalist of the year and nominated for the BBC Folk Awards. The album was The Observer’s folk album of the year.

Mother Goose

Mother Goose on January 29, 30 and 31 will be the 16th annual pantomime presented by Newport Amateur Theatrical Society (NATS) at Newport Village Hall.

Andy Zalzman

They used to call it improv but comic Andy Zaltzman describes himself as a satirist for hire. He will be at Cambridge Junction on Friday, January 29. Email him the part of modern life that upsets you most: politics, the economy, the twists and turns of government and he will make a joke of it.

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