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A fortnightly series dissecting and discussing issues in the district of Uttlesford in Essex, led by reporters for the Saffron Walden Reporter and the Dunmow Broadcast newspapers, Imogen Braddick and Katherine Heslop. As well as interviewing the people responsible for running Uttlesford, Imogen and Katherine will be chatting to residents about the jaw-dropping adventures they get up to and their daily lives. As an Uttlesford resident, what would you like us to talk about? Is there a particular person you want answers from? Have you recently done something momentous or want to raise awareness about an issue close to you? We want to hear from you.

A fortnightly series dissecting and discussing issues in the district of Uttlesford in Essex, led by reporters for the Saffron Walden Reporter and the Dunmow Broadcast newspapers, Imogen Braddick and Katherine Heslop. As well as interviewing the people responsible for running Uttlesford, Imogen and Katherine will be chatting to residents about the jaw-dropping adventures they get up to and their daily lives. As an Uttlesford resident, what would you like us to talk about? Is there a particular person you want answers from? Have you recently done something momentous or want to raise awareness about an issue close to you? We want to hear from you.
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A fortnightly series dissecting and discussing issues in the district of Uttlesford in Essex, led by reporters for the Saffron Walden Reporter and the Dunmow Broadcast newspapers, Imogen Braddick and Katherine Heslop. As well as interviewing the people responsible for running Uttlesford, Imogen and Katherine will be chatting to residents about the jaw-dropping adventures they get up to and their daily lives. As an Uttlesford resident, what would you like us to talk about? Is there a particular person you want answers from? Have you recently done something momentous or want to raise awareness about an issue close to you? We want to hear from you.

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English


Episodes

6: Is this the final chapter for libraries?

1/17/2019
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With the proposed closure of 25 libraries in Essex, Imogen and Katie take to the streets and discover what libraries mean to residents in Uttlesford.

Duration:00:17:28

5: Stop Stansted Expansion react to APPROVAL of airport's planning application

11/23/2018
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What's next for the group campaigning to stop Stansted Airport's expansion? Stansted Airport's planning application to increase its annual passenger throughput by 8 million has been approved by Uttlesford District Council. Brian Ross, deputy chairman of campaign group Stop Stansted Expansion, talks to Imogen and Katherine about what this means for the local area and how they plan to challenge the decision. A spokesman for Stansted Airport declined to join the conversation.

Duration:00:32:47

4: Severed fingers, phallic hedges and checking grammar: a day in the life of a newspaper editor

10/26/2018
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How does a man end up with his severed finger in a cheese and onion crisp bag? What’s it like to write a story about a man who prunes his hedges into phallic shapes? Daniel Mansfield, editor of Saffron Walden Reporter and Dunmow Broadcast, tells us about his weird and wonderful experiences in journalism.

Duration:00:36:28

3: Can businesses survive on Uttlesford's high streets?

10/12/2018
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How can the government help independent businesses? How important is social media for attracting customers? How much does a giant rubber duck cost? Clue: It’s more than you think. Imogen and Katherine ask a shop owner and former tearoom owner, both from Uttlesford, these questions and more in the third episode of Unpacking Uttlesford.

Duration:00:33:08

2: One Nissan Micra, 18 countries and one hell of an adventure

9/28/2018
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What would you pack if you were driving 10,000 miles from Europe to Russia in 41 days in a Nissan Micra? Perhaps 750 tea bags? A fruit cake or a bone china tea set? Listen to James Fawcett and Ben Fitch, from Saffron Walden, discuss their epic and often bizarre adventure. James and Ben took part in the drive for charity and you can still donate here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=FawcettandFitch&isTeam=true

Duration:00:33:32

1: Kemi Badenoch on crime, travellers and why she got into politics

9/21/2018
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Is Uttlesford being targeted by criminals? Why has the number of unauthorised encampments in Uttlesford risen? How do we fix the mess that is Brexit? Saffron Walden MP Kemi Badenoch answered these questions and more when she spoke to Imogen and Katherine on the first episode of Unpacking Uttlesford.

Duration:00:36:42