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The mayor of Dunmow joined young artists last week to present an edible gift to the winner of an Easter colouring competition.

Princess Anne paid a visit to Manuden today (Tuesday).

Royal well-wishers were today blown away by the visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, who arrived by helicopter to open Manuden’s new affordable housing development.

From left to right Stephen Hehir, MP Sir Alan Haselhurst and Councillor Ray Gooding.

A Stansted school is “on the up”, according to the district’s MP, who paid a visit to Forest Hall last Friday.

There will be free entry for people who served in the Second World War, overseas or on the home front, to the first Duxford air show of the year, marking the anniversary of VE Day.

A motorcyclist who weaved in and out of traffic at speeds up to 148mph – believed to be the highest ever speed recorded in the UK by a rider carrying a pillion passenger – has today been banned from driving for 15 months.

Sport

There was a choice of events for Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners (GFDR) on Sunday; a five mile race at Braintree or a half marathon at Colchester.

Alex Martin. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Takeley thumped FC Romania 8-0 on Tuesday night to book their place in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy semi-finals.

Mike Ogboin. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Takeley stretched their unbeaten Essex Senior League streak to eight games with Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over Sawbridgeworth.

Inaugural parkrun event held at Hatfield Forest

The first ever parkrun event at Hatfield Forest on Saturday morning saw more than 180 runners attend.

Takeley manager Duncan Easley. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Takeley FC were knocked out of the Essex Senior League Challenge Cup after going down 2-1 in the quarter-final at Haringey Borough on Tuesday night.

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Students will be putting on their best Queen impressions for a theatrical production of We Will Rock You.

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