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Dunmow St Mary's School fete. Picture: Saffron Photo

The annual fete at St Mary’s School in Dunmow drew 750 people and raised £3,500 for school funds, which will be used for projects including refurbishing the school’s swimming pool.

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Essex chief fire officer David Johnson

An MP has called for a speedy resolution to the long-term suspension of the Essex chief fire officer.

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James Cleverly

Items were stolen from a shed in Harrisons, Birchanger, between noon on May 20 and 10.48am on May 23. It is believed the thieves entered via the field at the back of the garden and then broke off the padlock on the wooden shed door.

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Ipswich woman Roseanne Oakley, who has been jailed for five years for stealing £105,000 from a vulnerable Essex woman

An Ipswich woman has been sentenced to five years in jail for exploiting a vulnerable 69-year-old from Essex and stealing her £105,000 life savings.

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Chelmsford Crown Court
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.

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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.

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Felsted pets

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

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Felsted School
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 Leone, has raised £600 for the school by offering her friends a charity supper.

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Felsted School
Casual Father

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

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