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Farmers café relaunch can be a win-win for everyone

Farmers café relaunch can be a win-win for everyone

For some of us, the life of a farmer must seem close to idyllic (even if we acknowledge the amount of hard work it entails). However, there are a worrying number of people in the agricultural world who are prone to loneliness and, sometimes, resultant depression and other mental-health issues. Think about it: a day […] Read more >

Approval of Stansted passenger hike sparks independent probe

Approval of Stansted passenger hike sparks independent probe

The decision by Uttlesford District Council to approve an increase in passenger numbers at Stansted Airport has prompted an independent investigation. Two councillors, Mark Lemon and Barbara Light, had asked for the local authority’s scrutiny committee to review November’s handling of the application, which was passed on the chairman’s vote. And on Tuesday last week […] Read more >

Stansted expansion approved but fight is not over yet

Stansted expansion approved but fight is not over yet

Plans to expand the number of passengers using Stansted Airport have been approved. However, the decision by Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee to back the planning application was a tight call and depended on the chairman’s casting vote. The Essex airport had applied to grow passenger numbers to 43 million a year (a 66 per […] Read more >

Uttlesford campaigners highlight threat of housing onslaught

Uttlesford campaigners highlight threat of housing onslaught

Campaigners are stepping up their efforts to block proposals for new settlements in Uttlesford. Consultation on the draft Uttlesford District Local Plan closed on Monday, August 13, but the StopNUtown group still hopes that plans for 5,000 houses on some 1,100 acres of chalk hills north-east of Great Chesterford on the Essex-Cambridgeshire boundary can be […] Read more >