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Baking for Maddi was held at Dunmow Primary School

Answering the call to raise Money for Maddi, the community has got stuck in to find the £300,000 needed for a 15-year-old girl to have life-saving surgery.

Felsted pets

Felsted School’s Chapel welcomed animals in two by two for a service giving thanks for pets.

Station Officer Duncan Lewis with three of 20 new flood barriers. Picture: ECFRS

Twenty portable flood barriers have been bought by Essex County Fire & Rescue Service with county council funding.

The supper servers: Caroline Scott-Bowden (centre), with daughter Isabel (left) and Jacquie Evans

A former teacher at Felsted Prep School, who now volunteers at a charity school in Sierra Leonne, has raised £600 for the school by offering her friends a charity supper.

Casual Father

I’m thinking of reporting my weekends under the Trade Descriptions Act.

Sport

Felsted girls with Alastair Cook

Felsted’s U15 girls’ cricket team achieved a magnificent third place at the National Final of the Lady Taverners Indoor Cricket Cup, held at the prestigious Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Dunmow celebrate a wicket. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Dunmow ended a three-match losing streak in the Two Counties League Division Two with a confident six-wicket victory over Exning on Saturday.

Dunmow United Lions U10s

Dunmow United Lions U10s finished their Spring League fixtures with a strong display against Coggeshall Town.

Paul McKenna (17) and Matt Webster (197) racing to the finish

After dancing into the early hours at their annual awards dinner and dance, there were no lie ins for the Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners (GFDR) who took part in the High Easter 10km road race on Sunday morning.

Football Stock Shots

Dunmow Rhodes Lions U17s completed their home matches for the season with a 0-0 draw against Coggeshall Town Reds.

What's On

Jennie Eclair

Jenny Eclair’s shows usually sell out months in advance so now might be the time to book tickets for How to be a Middle Aged Woman (Without going insane) at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Thursday, October 6.

Matt Cardle

X-Factor winner, Matt Cardle will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on June 13. Known for his hit cover of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Loving You with Spice Girl Melanie C. He went on to star with Beverley Knight in Memphis The Musical where he won the Best West End Debut Award for his portrayal of Huey Calhoun. Matt will sing material from his three Top 10 albums and preview songs from his new recording.

Matt Hale Comedy Hypnotist

An Australian comedy hypnotist, Matt Hale, will be Haverhill Arts Centre on June 16 with his show called 100 per cent Chicken Free. He promises not to humiliate people by turning them into clucking chickens but to free-up the hidden talents they didn’t know they had. “I want people to think that’s amazing, I wish I was up there. Not that’s amazing but I’m glad it’s not me.” The show is described as suitable for all ages.

Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines performance has been such a hot ticket for Saturday, June 4 that an extra performance has been put on in the afternoon. This traditional, twenties-style American jazz band does amazing things with popular music – like a version of People will Say We’re in Love from Okalahoma turned into a tart tango. Their latest album, French Fries and Champagne has a high voltage version of Running Wild, the song Marilyn Monroe sings on the train in Some Like it Hot.

Shadowlands

Why is there pain and suffering in a world with a God who loves humanity?

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