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Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and its partners knocked on 865 doors in Rayne over two days and fitted 72 smoke alarms, including four sensory smoke alarms. The team also made four safeguarding referrals.

A bid for a public inquiry into deaths connected to mental health care will be debated in Parliament next month, after the petition was supported by more than 100,000 signatures.

A government-led project is testing for Covid at various locations including at Cambridge Sewage Treatment Works and Colchester Sewage Treatment Works.

Uttlesford District Council is offering businesses free weekly training sessions and webinars on how to get the most out of social media.

A burglar bumped into a Great Dunmow resident while leaving with stolen prescription medication.

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Free online history lectures that are open to everyone are starting on November 11 at 4pm, organised by Cambourne Village College’s History Department.

Visit Essex has launched a county-wide campaign to encourage people to support local businesses, hospitality venues and popular attractions.

Cambridge Film Festival has launched a new collaborative online movie showcase as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is what’s coming up at Saffron Screen.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People has launched a new Sensory Scavenger Hunt activity pack to keep children entertained over the half term break.


The leaders of Thaxted Rangers Football Club described the vandalism of their venue as a “devastating blow”, but praised the community, who raised nearly £4,000 in six days to help.

Takeley produced the performance of the week and made the longest trip of the season seem totally worthwhile – as they thumped Southend Manor 7-0 in the Essex Senior League.

It was a busy weekend for Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners with some travelling great distances just to run a whole lot more.

Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners went from the fun of the virtual London Marathon to the fun of muddy fields in the space of a week.

High Easter’s first adventure into the Essex Sunday Junior Trophy ended in a 5-2 defeat at Haver Town.


Rightmove expect prices to rise further before year-end, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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