PC guilty of trying to sell story

A former police constable from Essex has been found guilty of offering to sell a story to the Sun about a "womanising" colleague.

Soldiers on parade in Saffron Walden

More than 300 members of a military unit have marched through Saffron Walden in Essex today after their return from Afghanistan.

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Motorway crash driver's 'incredible' escape

A car crashed into a motorway sign Credit: ECFRS

A driver had an "incredible" escape after a car crashed into a large motorway sign on the M11.

It happened near Great Chesterford on Christmas Eve.

Firefighter Nigel Webb, from Saffron Walden, described it as "simply an incredible escape for the driver".

He added: "The vehicle had left the road and collided with a large motorway sign, the impact effectively sliced the vehicle in half sending the front of the vehicle into the nearside bushes and the rear half onto the hard shoulder."

No one was trapped in the vehicle and first aid was given at the scene to two people.

Woman raped in pub car park

Detectives are appealing for information following an allegation of rape in Saffron Walden.

A woman in her 20s reported being attacked at 12.30am on Saturday in the Duke of York pub car park off the High Street.

DCI Simon Werrett, of Essex Police, said: "Although this assault took place in the early hours of Saturday, there were still quite a few people walking around on the High Street near its junction with Audley Road.

"We would encourage these people to contact us as they are likely to be key witnesses who can help us establish what happened.”

Stage 3 of the Tour de France will be a sprint from Cambridge to London

Stage three of the Tour de France will be a sprint from Cambridge to London on 7th July.

It begins in the city centre, taking in Kings Parade, before leaving Cambridge through Trumpington.

It's a scenic route through the countryside to Saffron Walden, then it passes through villages like Finchingfield and Bannister Green near Braintree and Chelmsford - not a million miles from the homes of Team GB cyclists Ian Stannard and Alex Dowsett - before turning South West to London.

For more information on Tour de France 2014 click here.

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Fundraising bid to bring Anglo Saxon ring home

A museum in Essex is hoping to raise tens of thousands of pounds to save a little piece of history - in the form of an Anglo Saxon ring.

The historic artefact was found close to Saffron Walden by a local resident two years ago.

The museum wants to save it as part of a wider campaign to bring the area's heritage home.

It has launched an appeal to raise a total of £60,000.

Elodie Harper reports.

Police appeal after teenager killed on M11

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old pedestrian was killed on the M11 in Essex.

Thomas Lanham, from Saffron Walden, was struck by a lorry near his home town at just after 10pm on the 29th of July.

It happened between junctions 8 and 9 on the southbound carriageway. The teenager is thought to have got onto the M1 from Chestnut Avenue.

Saffron Walden homecoming parade

The homecoming parade in Saffron Walden, Essex

Crowds lined the streets of Saffron Walden in Essex this weekend to welcome home soldiers returning from duty in Afghanistan.

Members of 21 Field Squadron based at nearby Carver Barracks marched through the town yesterday.

Around 2,000 people turned out to pay their respects.

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