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Plans for two new towns in Uttlesford have taken a significant step forward after the latest version of the Uttlesford local plan was approved for publication, before submission to the government for examination.

A Felsted mum will battle the July heat when she competes in a triathalon to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Helena Romanes School students will fly to Sweden to play in the world’s largest youth football tournament, which will host about 1,700 teams from 80 nations in July.

A Dunmow United under 10s team played at a world famous football stadium on June 3, where they came fourth in a tournament at the King Power Stadium, home to Leceister City Football Club.

Uttlesford District Council’s Liberal Democrat leader, Councillor Alan Dean, has said the current local plan is “imperfect” but it is the best chance to “avoid a developer free-for-all”.

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The original line up of The Gipsy Kings will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday, July 9.

There will be some 600 musicians playing at Saffron Walden’s Fete de la Musique on Sunday, June 24 with over 80 acts playing at 11 venues across the town in a free festival of music.

The fourth, full length feature from English director Andrew Haigh, Lean on Pete tells the story of 15-year-old Charley as he forms an unlikely friendship with a fading race horse.

Living history re-enactments, a children’s sword school, Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray, historians David Olusoga, Helen Castor and Alice Roberts, classicist Dame Mary Beard, and Charles, the ninth Earl Spencer and writer Kate Mosse are all taking part in Wimpole History Festival of talks, debates and performances from June 22-24.

Mischief Movie Night, a play that improvises a movie on stage - after the audience has suggested a genre, location and title, will be at Cambridge Arts Theatre from June 19-23.

Sport

A group of 16 riders from Dunmow Velo joined 8,000 other cyclists at the Tour of Cambridgeshire recently – and produced some impressive performances.

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners saw a field of 73 take part in their eight-mile Runway Trail race from The Stag, Little Easton.

Dunmow host Mistley this weekend looking to maintain their fine form after another high-quality display to beat Walsham le Willows by 134 runs.

Josh Rix claimed five wickets on his return to help Dunmow to a convincing triumph over Tuddenham.

Dunmow Atlantis Swimming Club faced more stiff competition during the second round of the National Junior League Division Two campaign.

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