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Cakes and coffee helped to raise £1,000 for Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford.

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Dog Safety

Free reflective snap bands for dog walkers are being given away by Uttlesford District Council to help owners and dog stay safe in the dark winter evenings.

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Uttlesford District Council
Anne-Lise Fitzgerald Blum

Forty brave soles, including a pantomime dame, have helped raise more than £12,000 by conquering the coals at the St Clare Firewalk.

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Olivia Cheque

A donation of £2,000 has been made to help little Olivia Bowyer learn to speak.

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Author Lisa Bush and Marc Laverriere. Picture: Richard Barker

A racy book by a Thaxted author was launched at The Star pub in Thaxted on Sunday.

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Nick Alston, Essex Police & Crime Commissioner, is proposing a £5 rise in council tax.

Residents in Essex face a £5 rise in their council tax in a bid to raise an extra £1.2million for community policing in the county.

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Nick Alston
Bridge campaigners Peter and Mary Curry and Jane Welsh with Braintree MP James Cleverly,

Villagers fighting for a temporary bridge in Finchingfield have uncovered a council report recommending an interim crossing while works are carried out on the village’s existing structure.

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Essex County Council
Kathy Slow (age 97) former housekeeper to the Aldridge household, and David Slow (her son) who also helped in the Aldridge household, following the unveiling the plaque on Place House Picture: Celia Bartlett Photography

The housekeeper of a famous artist unveiled a plaque to him in Great Bardfield on Saturday.

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The search continues for Gordon Wilson, who was last seen on October 25.

Police are still trying to trace two motorcyclists who went to the aid of a man believed to be missing 82-year-old grandfather Gordon Wilson.

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Gordon Wilson

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