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LOUGHTON: Grant for youth counselling

THE Spark youth charity based at Loughton Youth Centre in Borders Lane has received £500 from the Haslers Foundation.

LOUGHTON: Launch of Loughton Art Trail

LOUGHTON Art Trail 2018 will be officially launched on Saturday (February 24).

EPPING/ONGAR: Grant success for railway

THE Epping Ongar Railway is to become more disability-friendly after a successful bid to the Stansted Airport Community Trust to provide a fully accessible coach on its regular heritage services.

EPPING: Bowls club gets £1,000 boost

EPPING Bowls Club has received £1,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

#EEF999LIVE: DEBDEN: Armed raid at store

A MAN armed with a knife fled with cash after threatening a member of staff at the Martins store in Pyrles Lane.

ONGAR: Women rescued from car

TWO women had to be freed from a car after it crashed into a tree in High Street, Ongar.

#EEF999LIVE: DEBDEN: Boy injured in robbery

A BOY was injured when he was involved in an altercation with two men who robbed him of his phone and watch in Debden.

LOCAL PLAN: BUCKHURST HILL: Lower Queens Road site is "utter madness"

THE decision to include business premises in Lower Queens Road as a site for housing in the Local Plan has been described as "utter madness".

#EEF999LIVE: BUCKHURST HILL: Woman charged with murder and neglect

A WOMAN has been charged with murder and neglect following the death of a seven-month-old baby in Buckhurst Hill..

CHIGWELL: Book charts cancer battle

A MAN has fulfilled his wife’s wish to publish her inspiring biography to help other cancer patients, following her death.

DISTRICT: Foodbank launches challenge

EPPING Forest Foodbank is encouraging people to take part in its #40for40 Challenge in the run-up to Easter.

DISTRICT: Former leader "instrumental in shaping council in to what it is today"

FORMER Epping Forest District Council leader Di Collins will be remembered as the woman who was "instrumental in shaping the council in to what it is today".

DISTRICT: Police cadet leaders wanted

A RECRUITMENT drive has been launched for Volunteer Police Cadet leaders in the district.

#EEF999LIVE: DEBDEN: Man held over raid

A MAN has been arrested over an armed raid at the McColls store in The Broadway.

DISTRICT: Former editor dies aged 91

A LONG-time editor of the then West Essex Gazette has died aged 91.

ONGAR: Tributes to district councillor

TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of Ongar district councillor Brian Surtees.

DISTRICT: Awards for teachers

THREE teachers at schools in the district have been recognised at the 2018 Essex Teaching Awards.

LOUGHTON: School holds Democracy Day

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing joined students at Roding Valley High School for its Democracy Day. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Afternoon tea treat for students

STUDENTS at Debden Park High School were treated to afternoon tea in recognition of their endeavours this academic year.

LOUGHTON: Students take to the stage

STUDENTS at Debden Park High School showcased their talents at 'An Evening with Expressive Arts'.

LOUGHTON: Praise for young drummer

A DRUMMER who has lessons at Loughton Music Academy is setting his sights on starting his own band after passing his Grade 8 drumming exam with Merit.

ONGAR: Council to take over flagpole

ONGAR town councillors have voted that the council should take over the flagpole in the Pleasance car park - despite being told there is no budget.



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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)
(issued February 29, 2016)
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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Opening of North Weald Bassett Parish Council cemetery extension
(added January 10, 2018)
District council leader Chris Whitbread on the Local Plan
(added December 11, 2017)

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Debden Park High School
(updated February 21, 2018)
Dennis Wood
(updated February 13, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated February 11, 2018)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated February 10, 2018)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated February 9, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated February 8, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated February 7, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated February 7, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated February 6, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated February 6, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated February 5, 2018)
Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated February 2, 2018)
Epping Forest College
(updated February 2, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated January 11, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated December 11, 2017)

Epping in Bloom
(updated November 27, 2017)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated November 17, 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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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)
Hereward Primary School Christmas performance - Years 1 and 2
(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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