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A grieving mother, whose soldier son was killed in Afghanistan, has been cleared of trying to murder her husband who had filed for divorce.

A large number of parents and toddlers turned out to celebrate 20 years of Buffy Bus.

Toddlers and their parents celebrated the 20th birthday of Uttlesford’s only playbus, by getting on board last Thursday with Buffy balloons and the eating of a blue, vehicular cake.

Dave Sissens, 40, of High Roding, is following up his trek to the North Pole for charity by running 13 marathons back-to-back.

Two years after raising £28,000 for charity by hiking to the North Pole, a High Roding man is to take his latest crazy feat of endurance – 13 marathons back-to-back from Paris to London.

District councillor for Thaxted, Martin Foley, said

“People power” and canine resistance have been called upon to oppose the latest application to build 100 houses in Thaxted.

Elaine Freeman, who is on trial for attempted murder, with a picture of her son, Nigel, who was killed serving in Afghanistan.

The six-day trial of a Barnston wife, accused of trying to kill her husband, is reaching its closing stages.

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The six-day trial of a Barnston wife, accused of trying to kill her husband, is reaching its closing stages.

Elaine Freeman, who is on trial for attempted murder, with a picture of her son, Nigel, who was killed serving in Afghanistan.

The mother of a soldier killed in Afghanistan fired a loaded shotgun at her husband, narrowly missing his head, a court has heard.

Stansted Airport

Moves to boost Stansted Airport could bring a further 10,500 jobs to the region over the next 10 to 15 years, its new owners have said.

Brian Smith has retired from Pickford Builders after 50 years.

A builder has hung up his tools after completing his last shift for a Dunmow firm, 50 years after he first started.

Network Rail

Network Rail has been accused of lacking ambition after proposing only “modest” upgrades to Uttlesford’s train line over the next 10 years.

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