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WALTHAM ABBEY: Restaurant plan for Market Square pub

PLANS have been revealed to convert the Green Dragon pub premises in Market Square into a Turkish restaurant.

LOUGHTON: School supports Jeans for Genes Day

CHILDREN and staff at Hereward Primary School held a special charity day  which raised over £400 for children with genetic disorders.

EPPING: School holds "sensational" open evening

HUNDREDS of prospective students and their families visited Epping St John's School at its open evening.

DISTRICT: Green Party opposes planning move

EPPING Forest Green Party wants the district council to reject a proposal which it claims would undermine local decisions about planning applications on council-owned land.

LOUGHTON: Olympian at school's graduation evening

GREAT Britain volleyball player Nathan French was the guest at Davenant Foundation School's Year 13 graduation evening.

HASTINGWOOD: Hospice welcomes new Patron

ST Clare Hospice has welcomed Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Dame Claire Bertschinger as a new Patron.

CHIGWELL: Students return from Borneo

STUDENTS and staff from West Hatch High School spent four weeks on a "life-changing experience" in the jungles and wilderness of Borneo.

EPPING: Quality Award for town council

EPPING Town Council has received a Quality Standard Award from the Essex Association of Local Councils.

LOUGHTON: MP praises Hope Centre project

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing has praised everyone involved with the Hope Centre project at St Mary's Church.

BREAKING: MP seeks urgent talks over "simply impossible" new housing numbers

THOUSANDS more new homes than currently envisaged would need to be built in the district under a new Government housing needs formula, it has emerged.

EPPING: Council to review defibrillators

A REVIEW of the defibrillators around Epping is to be carried out by Epping Town Council before it decides whether to purchase one for the Crows Road-High Street area.

NORTH WEALD: Battle of Britain service

WREATHS were laid at the Cross of Sacrifice at St Andrew's Church to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. PICTURES

THEYDON BOIS: New Baptist Church minister

THE new minister at Theydon Bois Baptist Church has been inducted at a service at the church. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Hope Centre opened

THE new £1.1mHope Centre at St Mary's Church was officially opened as part of the Love Loughton family fun day. PICTURES

EPPING: Four grants awarded

FOUR grants have been awarded by Epping Town Council in the first phase of its annual grants scheme.

LOUGHTON: Open-air cinema treat at school

A TREAT of a free open air cinema on the school field was offered to Thomas Willingale School pupils.

#EEF999LIVE: Man charged over stabbing

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the stomach in Ongar.

EPPING: Award for Epping in Bloom group

THE Epping in Bloom group has received a Silver Gilt award in the Anglia in Bloom competition.

ONGAR: New-look leisure centre fitness suite

THE newly-refurbished fitness suite at Ongar Leisure Centre has been unveiled.

EPPING: Council introduces drone ban

THE flying of drones on the Stonards Hill recreation ground in Epping is to be banned by Epping Town Council.



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West Hatch High School (edition 13)
(issued July 18, 2017)
West Hatch High School (edition 12)
(issued March 28, 2017)
West Hatch High School (edition 11)
(issued February 7, 2017)
West Hatch High School (edition 10)
(issued December 14, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 9)
(issued October 18, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 8)
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West Hatch High School (edition 7)
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West Hatch High School (edition 6)
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The Dream Factory (edition 3)
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West Hatch High School (edition 5)
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West Hatch High School (edition 4)
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West Hatch High School (edition 3)
(issued October 16, 2015)
West Hatch High School (edition 2)
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The Dream Factory (edition 2)
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West Hatch High School (edition 1)
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The Dream Factory (edition 1)
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Bantham and Ongar Bowls Club has a new artificial green thanks to National Lottery and Sport England funding. Read more

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New West Hatch High School headteacher on his new job and the school's expansion
(added September 11, 2017)

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Hereward Primary School
(updated September 22, 2017)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated September 22, 2017)
West Hatch High School
(updated September 22, 2017)
Debden Park High School
(updated September 20, 2017)
Epping Town Council
(updated September 20, 2017)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated September 18, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated September 15, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated September 15, 2017)
Love Loughton
(updated September 14, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated September 14, 2017)
Epping WI
(updated September 14, 2017)
Ongar Music Club
(updated September 4, 2017)
Epping Forest College
(updated September 1, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated August 31, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated August 29, 2017)
Roding Valley High School

(updated August 24, 2017)
King Harold Academy
(updated August 24, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated July 11, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated July 8, 2017)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 15, 2017)
Harry Gardner - ITV's Britain's Got Talent
(updated May 28, 2017)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 13, 2017)

Theydon Bois Parish Council
(updated May 11, 2017)
Chigwell School
(updated April 6, 2017)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated January 20, 2017)

Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated December 21, 2016)
(updated December 19, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated November 25, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated November 23 , 2016)
Ongar Club for the Handicapped
(updated November 19, 2016)
Treetops Care Home, Epping
(updated September 12, 2016)
Andrew French - Epping Foresters Cricket Club
(updated August 21, 2016)
Thornwood Festival
(updated August 11, 2016)
Heart of Epping appeal
(updated August 5, 2016)
Dr Diana Lowry
(updated July 20, 2016)
St Mary's Church, Loughton

(updated July 10, 2016)
The Worshipful Company of Educators
(updated May 17, 2016)
bibic charity
(updated April 16, 2016)
Affordable Counselling Epping Forest
(updated March 15, 2016)
St John's Primary School, Buckhurst Hill
(updated January 25, 2016)
Avon House Preparatory School

(updated December 4, 2015)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated December 1, 2015)
Jubilee Park, Love Lane, Ongar
(updated November 17, 2015)

Slimming World (Epping group)
(updated August 23, 2015)
Epping Forest Chamber of Commerce
(updated August 27,2015)

Buckhurst Hill Residents' Society
(updated July 7, 2015)
Loughton Town Council
(updated July 1, 2015)
Epping Forest Conservative Association
(updated March 3, 2015)
Caffe Nero
(updated March 1, 2015)
The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated February 3, 2015)
Morgan Lee-Stephens (charity Wing Walk)
(updated January 30, 2015)
Operation Market Garden 2014
(updated December 8, 2014)
St John's Church, Epping
(updated December 3, 2014)
414 (Epping & North Weald) Squadron ATC
(updated November 18, 2014)
Louise Fowler / Vicki Michelle (I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!)
(updated November 14, 2014)
Rotary Club of Roding
(updated August 30, 2014)

Epping Forest District Sixth Form Consortium
(updated July 14, 2014)

Councillor Valerie Metcalfe
(updated July 10, 2014)
Ongar and District Healthcare
League of Friends
(updated July 9, 2014)

Raymond Warner BEM
(updated June 15, 2014)
Charity Tour de France cycle ride
(updated April 25, 2014)
Robert Halfon MP
(updated April 17, 2014)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
(updated February 10, 2014)
John Yates
(updated January 6, 2014)
St Clare Hospice
(updated June 28, 2013)
Copped Hall Trust
(updated June 16, 2013)

The Ongar Surgery
(updated April 4, 2013)
Epping Forest Business Forum
(updated February 21, 2013)
Jason Steggall (Comic Relief)
(updated February 5, 2013)
Ongar Christmas lights switch-on
(updated December 3, 2012)
Theydon Bois Primary School
(updated October 15, 2012)
Family Care Counselling Service
(updated August 16, 2012)
Jubilee 'Party in the Park' in Ongar
(updated May 21, 2012)
Alfie D (Live and Unsigned competition)
(updated February 23, 2012)
West Hatch High School 2012 Sports Ball
(updated January 22, 2012)
St Martin's, Ongar and St Peter's, Shelley
(updated November 29, 2011)
Grange Farm Centre Trust
(updated November 23, 2011)
Ongar Patients' Forum
(updated August 12, 2011)
North Weald branch, Royal British Legion
(updated May 26, 2011)
Alexander Crossley's Peru trek
(updated February 26, 2011)


Debden Park High School student beats cancer and gets record 12 A* GCSEs
(added August 25, 2016)

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Wreath-laying at Battle of Britain service, St Andrew's Church, North Weald 
(added September 17, 2017)
Love Loughton and opening of Hope Centre at St Mary's Church, Loughton 
(added September 16, 2017)
Epping WI centenary celebrations 
(added September 14, 2017)
Unveiling of blue plaque for Sidney Hills 
(added September 7, 2017)
Epping Horticultural Society show 
(added August 29, 2017)
North Weald Horticultural Society show 
(added August 19, 2017)
Hereward Primary School - Leavers' Show 
(added July 20, 2017)
Flower festival - St Mary and All Saints Church, Lambourne 
(added July 15, 2017)
Marathon sponsored drum challenge at King Harold Academy 
(added July 10, 2017)

Unveiling of plaque to mark home of former Loughton Bus Garage
(added July 10, 2017)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated February 3, 2015)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
(updated February 10, 2014) 


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