Video report from ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers.
Following an attempted abduction at RAF Marham in Norfolk, there was an increased security presence at the Carver Barracks near Saffron Walden for their family open day.
Around eight thousand people flocked to the event. This year they were celebrating the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Engineer Corps.
After 30 years on the racing circuit, a former world champion from Saffron Walden is going out with a bang.
Cattle farmer Alan Read has won more banger racing titles than anyone else from East Anglia.
ITV News Anglia's sport correspondent Donovan Blake went to meet him to find out why this weekend's race will be his last.
Firefighters have spent the night dealing with a serious fire at a waste tip near Saffron Walden.
It broke out in the village of Widdington just after 2.30am.
Seven fire engines were sent to the scene and there could be some disruption on Hollow Road throughout the morning.
A tractor that went up in flames after an electrical fault caused a 100 metre long running fuel fire has been completely destroyed.
Essex Fire Service used three hose reel jets to fight the fire in Saffron Walden, caused when the vehicle ground to a halt on a hill and ignited.
At one point it spread to a nearby field. It was extinguished just before midday.
"Crews used three foam hose reel jets to extinguish it. The roadway was damage by the heat and highways engineers were called to assess the damage.”
The Christmas shopping rush is on in earnest now, but how much of your money will you spend in small, independent shops?
It was Small Business Saturday on 5 December which was aimed at encouraging us to do just that.
ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu reports on how shoppers in Saffron Walden were embracing the campaign
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The M11 is back open again after a collision involving two cars and van at lunchtime today.
It happened near the Saffron Walden turning at 1.30pm.
A man has died as a result of the collision and the road was shut for 6 hours between J8 and J10 while investigations into the cause were carried out and the carriageway cleared.
The M11 remains closed northbound between J10 Duxford and J8 Bishop's Stortford after a van and two cars collided earlier today, leaving one man dead.
Investigation work has been completed at the scene 10 miles after junction 8 near Saffron Walden, but the carriageway now needs to be cleared.
All traffic that was trapped on the motorway, has been released, but there are long delays in the area.