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New head teacher to take on growing Magna Carta Primary

02 April 2021
New head teacher to take on growing Magna Carta Primary

New head teacher to take on growing Magna Carta Primary

02 April 2021

Stansted's newest school will see its first cohort of Year 5 pupils from September and new head Jen Pearce is keen to develop Key Stage 2 learning.


How bread, milk and pony hair help with Audley End spring clean ahead of reopening

01 April 2021
How bread, milk and pony hair help with Audley End spring clean ahead of reopening

How bread, milk and pony hair help with Audley End spring clean ahead of reopening

01 April 2021

English Heritage experimenting with old-fashioned cleaning techniques as it prepares to welcome visitors back inside its properties from May 17.


Saffron Walden named in Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide

30 March 2021
Saffron Walden named in Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide

Saffron Walden named in Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide

30 March 2021

The historic Uttlesford town was among the top eight areas in the East of England for a range of factors.


TV star Emma Willis chats to PAH midwives for virtual Q&A with parents

30 March 2021
TV star Emma Willis chats to PAH midwives for virtual Q&A with parents

TV star Emma Willis chats to PAH midwives for virtual Q&A with parents

30 March 2021

Midwives Gloria Annor Machado and Anna Crout special guests on Giovanna Fletcher's New Mum, New Baby: The Virtual Meetup.


Fox and Hounds pub opens permanent village shop

26 March 2021
Fox and Hounds pub opens permanent village shop

Fox and Hounds pub opens permanent village shop

26 March 2021

Hunsdon pub run by Bianca and James Rix has set up a village store thanks to a grant that supports diversification in the industry.


Council refuses planning permission for 168 homes on Stansted farmland

24 March 2021
Council refuses planning permission for 168 homes on Stansted farmland

Council refuses planning permission for 168 homes on Stansted farmland

24 March 2021

Villagers rejoice as they win first round of fight to stave off Bloor Homes development in Pennington Lane.


Nursery teacher retiring from school where girls she used to teach are now her colleagues

24 March 2021
Nursery teacher retiring from school where girls she used to teach are now her colleagues

Nursery teacher retiring from school where girls she used to teach are now her colleagues

24 March 2021

Jane Curtis is stepping down after 32 years at Northgate's nursery, which operated mornings only from a room at the cricket club across the road.


Council meeting cancelled as opposition parties unite to table 'no confidence' motion

23 March 2021
Council meeting cancelled as opposition parties unite to table 'no confidence' motion

Council meeting cancelled as opposition parties unite to table 'no confidence' motion

23 March 2021

Tories, Lib Dems and Greens table motion for April 13 council meeting – but are told it has been cancelled because of “lack of business”.


Police spring seasonal crime prevention campaign on Herts residents

22 March 2021
Police spring seasonal crime prevention campaign on Herts residents

Police spring seasonal crime prevention campaign on Herts residents

22 March 2021

Operation Gnome: "We often see an increase in thefts from gardens, sheds and garages during the spring."


6-year-old riding 100 miles for epilepsy charity supporting his sister

22 March 2021
6-year-old riding 100 miles for epilepsy charity supporting his sister

6-year-old riding 100 miles for epilepsy charity supporting his sister

22 March 2021

Bike-mad Rickling boy Harry Stratford came up with idea of '100 miles in a month' challenge in support of 5-year-old Kitty.


Action to be taken to rid Stansted pond of invasive pink weed

19 March 2021
Action to be taken to rid Stansted pond of invasive pink weed

Action to be taken to rid Stansted pond of invasive pink weed

19 March 2021

Azolla filiculoides is "most invasive non-native weed species in UK" which can double in size every two hours if conditions are suitable.


Villagers' concern at kitchen firm's controversial plan to turn field into 24/7 depot

15 March 2021
Villagers' concern at kitchen firm's controversial plan to turn field into 24/7 depot

Villagers' concern at kitchen firm's controversial plan to turn field into 24/7 depot

15 March 2021

Wren Kitchens has acquired 12.7-acre site at Start Hill, by J8 of M11, as the lease on its existing base at Stansted Airport is due to expire.


Play equipment tampered with at two parks in Stansted

08 March 2021
Play equipment tampered with at two parks in Stansted

Play equipment tampered with at two parks in Stansted

08 March 2021

Playground users are urged to be vigilant and report any damage after bolts on a set of swings were deliberately loosened.


Uttlesford District Council's ruling party insists: 'We are not investing in the arms trade'

08 March 2021
Uttlesford District Council's ruling party insists: 'We are not investing in the arms trade'

Uttlesford District Council's ruling party insists: 'We are not investing in the arms trade'

08 March 2021

R4U statement follows revelation of £35m property deal for new UK HQ in Gloucs for global company that supplies parts for missiles.


Council apologises after threatening to mute UN human rights campaigner

08 March 2021
Council apologises after threatening to mute UN human rights campaigner

Council apologises after threatening to mute UN human rights campaigner

08 March 2021

Dr Sanjukta Ghosh was addressing online meeting of Uttlesford District Council about its £35m deal involving weapons parts supplier Moog.


Firefighter delighted to receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

06 March 2021
Firefighter delighted to receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

Firefighter delighted to receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

06 March 2021

John Birnie has served at Stansted's station for 20 years and witnessed everything from animal rescues to house fires and road accidents.


Traders in Stansted gearing up for easing of lockdown

06 March 2021
Traders in Stansted gearing up for easing of lockdown

Traders in Stansted gearing up for easing of lockdown

06 March 2021

District council praises village business owners for their efforts to keep people safe during Covid pandemic.


Robbers make off with four-figure sum from Stansted motor dealer

05 March 2021
Robbers make off with four-figure sum from Stansted motor dealer

Robbers make off with four-figure sum from Stansted motor dealer

05 March 2021

Three men became threatening and abusive towards staff at Kiteley Motors until they received a payment.


Fears scheme for 168 new homes in Stansted could 'slip through planning net'

05 March 2021
Fears scheme for 168 new homes in Stansted could 'slip through planning net'

Fears scheme for 168 new homes in Stansted could 'slip through planning net'

05 March 2021

Bloor Homes' contentious outline application for farmland off Pennington Lane has yet to be determined by Uttlesford District Council.


Plea to public after horses in Stortford require emergency treatment for choking

02 March 2021
Plea to public after horses in Stortford require emergency treatment for choking

Plea to public after horses in Stortford require emergency treatment for choking

02 March 2021

Equestrian centre owner Zoe Williams' plea to 'well-meaning' walkers not to feed horses after she had to call out vet twice on Saturday.


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