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Myrtle Page, who worked as a reporter for a number of newspapers including the Dunmow Broadcast and Saffron Walden Reporter, has died aged 85.

Teacher training provider, Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training (ITT), based at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form, is outstanding in all categories, according to education watchdog Ofsted.

A mum has swum the channel to raise money for the swimming pool at Great Bardfield Primary School, where her four-year-old daughter, Edie takes her place this term.

Three children with disabilities will benefit from this year’s annual charity golf day on September 13, held by the family funeral director, Daniel Robinson and Son in Great Dunmow.

Pledges to save Finchingfield Bridge and protect the famous vista of one of Britain’s most-visited villages have been made by both the Conservative and Labour candidates for the county council elections on May 4.

Equine vet Ben Portus from Felsted is planning to run the London Marathon on Sunday, April 23 in a donkey costume.

A celebration of the music of Dame Vera Lynn as the wartime singer reaches her 100th birthday on March 20 takes place at Braintree Museum tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14.

A cinefilm show of Braintree in the 1980s takes place at Braintree Museum on Tuesday, March 7.

People who die in ‘sheltered’ accommodation may not be found for several days as funding cuts mean staff numbers are reduced at the housing schemes, a tenants’ group has claimed.

An injured soldier from Braintree who suffered such extreme damage after a motorcycle crash that he thought he had died and was in purgatory will join a racing team at Le Mans.

If you tell the Allard family to get their skates on, they might take you literally.

A new group of 130 soldiers from the 16 Air Assault Brigade has started training to earn their parachute wings at Merville Barracks, Colchester.

A family are calling it a miracle after the elderly cat they thought had gone off to die has returned home, alive and well after 18 months.

Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry has contributed to a new book on the Bardfield Artists – one of whom, Edward Bawden, lived in Saffron Walden towards the end of his life.

A start to mend Britain’s “broken” housing market has been made in Essex.

Pupils at Great Bardfield Primary School enjoy going to school and learn in an environment that means they can achieve their best, according to Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, which has inspected the school and rated it as good.

Special constables have begun working at Stansted Airport.

Government cuts to school budgets are causing teacher redundancies across Essex.

A dying, black and white female cat, left abandoned and bleeding, was found in an alley in Clacton.

A Clacton man whose family has fostered children for more than 20 years, along with three birth and four adopted children, has become vice-president of the national Fostering Network.

Villagers in Castle Hedingham and Sible Hedingham are protesting about post office closure.

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