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NORTH WEALD: Parish council's "serious reservations" over homeless 'pods' plan

PLANS to put three steel storage containers in the grounds of Norway House to accommodate 'vulnerable' homeless people - possibly with mental health issues - are being opposed by the parish council.

#EEF999LIVE: WALTHAM ABBEY: Two women die in M25 crash

TWO women have died and a ten-year-old girl has suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash on the M25 at Waltham Abbey.

#EEF999LIVE: DISTRICT: Motorists targeted by bogus police officers

POLICE are investigating incidents in Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill where motorists have reported being flashed at by bogus police vehicles.

EPPING: Ballet dancer lands leading role

A BALLET dancer from Epping will be taking the lead role in Cinderella at The Playhouse, Harlow.

HASTINGWOOD: Spring Ball raises over 24,000 for hospice

A SPRING Ball attended by more than 130 guests has raised over 24,000 for St Clare Hospice.

BUCKHURST HILL: Three men jailed over multi-million-pound drug-dealing business

THREE men have been jailed after a property in Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, was used as a base for a multi-million-pound drug-dealing business.

THORNWOOD: Plaque marks 'Charlie's Garden'

A GARDEN area at the Thornwood Common allotments site has been named after a long-time gardener and allotment holder who has tended the area for many years. PICTURES

DISTRICT: Epping Forest District Council civic awards

The Epping Forest District Council civic awards have recognised the "unwavering dedication", achievements and successes of people from across the district.

AUDIO: An Everything Epping Forest 'News Talk'  audio report featuring interviews with Citizen of the Year Army Cadet Force Staff Sergeant Instructor Dan Bees, Young Citizen of the Year Mitchell Tassie and Essex Police Community Service Medal winner Detective Inspector Rob Staples. 
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PICTURE - Civic Award winners click here

PICTURE - Citizen of the Year Dan Bees and Young Citizen of the Year Mitchell Tassie click here

FYFIELD: Parish council organises film club

FYFIELD Parish Council is organising a new film club which will open its doors for the first time on Tuesday, April 24.

ONGAR: 'Emergency grant' for festive lights

ONGAR Town Council has awarded an 'emergency grant' of 362 to the Ongar Town Forum which has reported a loss of just over 1,600 for last year's Christmas lights.

ONGAR: Council sets price for donkey rides

ONGAR Town Council is to charge 3 a ride - 5 for two rides - when it holds donkey rides for children at the nature reserve off Ongar High Street as part of the Ongar Town Festival

EPPING: Bank holds cake sale and raffle

A CAKE sale and raffle organised by staff at Epping's NatWest branch raised 506 for The Brain Tumour Charity. PICTURES.

#EEF999LIVE: DEBDEN: Student stabbed

AN Epping Forest College student was taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the buttocks.

LOUGHTON: Mayor's 'Year of the Selfie'

LOUGHTON Mayor Philip Abraham has reflected on his year in office, during which he has attended some 75 events.

DISTRICT: MP welcomes police increase

MP Eleanor Laing has welcomed the 38 additional police officers set to be coming to the district in the coming months.

DISTRICT: 1,000 responses to Local Plan 'soundness' consultation

SOME 1,000 responses were received by Epping Forest District Council following the adoption of its Local Plan last December.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Town council bans plastic straws

WALTHAM Abbey Town Council is to ban plastic straws at Town Mead and Waltham Abbey Town Hall.

EPPING: Thirteen homes planned for Ivy Chimneys Road

THIRTEEN homes are proposed for a site off Ivy Chimneys Road, Epping.



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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)
(issued July 20, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 7)
(issued May 24, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 6)
(issued February 9, 2016)
The Dream Factory (edition 3)
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West Hatch High School (edition 5)
(issued February 9, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 4)
(issued December 11, 2015)
West Hatch High School (edition 3)
(issued October 16, 2015)
West Hatch High School (edition 2)
(issued July 17, 2015)
The Dream Factory (edition 2)
(issued June 2, 2015)
West Hatch High School (edition 1)
(issued May 20, 2015)
The Dream Factory (edition 1)
(issued February 18, 2015)


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Skydive for Heart of Epping appeal 
(updated October 9, 2017)



West Hatch High School's Under-16 basketball team have won the district cup. Read more

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Epping Forest District Council civic awards
(added March 17, 2018)
Loughton Town Council civic celebration
(added February 25, 2018)

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North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated March 20, 2018)
Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated March 20, 2018)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated March 16, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated March 13, 2018)
Debden Park High School
(updated March 12, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated March 8, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated March 6, 2018)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated March 6, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated March 6, 2018)
Epping Forest College
(updated February 28, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated February 27, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated February 23, 2018)
Dennis Wood
(updated February 13, 2018)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated February 9, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated January 11, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated December 11, 2017)

Epping in Bloom
(updated November 27, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
(updated October 29, 2017)
Essex Association of Local Councils
(updated September 25, 2017)
Love Loughton
(updated September 14, 2017)
Epping WI
(updated September 14, 2017)
Ongar Music Club
(updated September 4, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated August 31, 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)
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)
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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World Book Day and opening of Literacy Shed at Thomas Willingale School
(added March 6, 2018)
Loughton Town Council Civic Celebration
(added February 25, 2018)
Opening of North Weald Bassett Parish Council cemetery extension
(added January 10, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery Christmas lunch and Christmas Jumper Day
(added December 20, 2017)
Debden Park High School Christmas concert
(added December 19, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery - Years 1 and 2 Christmas performance
(added December 18, 2017)
Hereward Primary School Christmas performance - Years 3 and 4
(added December 14, 2017)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
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M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
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