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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”.

The parents of Maddi Thurgood, from Toppesfield, near Finchingfield, a pupil at Saffron Walden County High School, are about to receive a report from scientists at Sheffield University of Neurosciences after the first year of their research to find a specially tailored gene therapy for the rare disease.

The district’s best in business were celebrated last Thursday at the second Uttlesford Business Awards ceremony.

Amidst a sea of purple, white and green sashes and home-made signs from all over the country a banner saying ‘Great Dunmow’ could be seen bobbing in the crowd.

An Uttlesford business owner has featured on a TV programme with Antony Costa, the singer from boy band Blue.

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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.

Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2013, former Bishop’s Stortford High School pupil Steve Bugeja returns to his old school on June 23 for a charity show.

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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