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#EEF999LIVE: EPPING: Two women injured in "domestic disturbance"

TWO women were injured in the "disturbance" at a property in Madells, Epping, police have said.

DISTRICT: New Archdeacon of Harlow appointed

A NEW Archdeacon of Harlow has been appointed to take over from former Rector of Waltham Abbey the Venerable Martin Webster who retired in March.

#EEF999LIVE: EPPING: Man held over "disturbance" at property in Madells

A MAN has been arrested after police were called to a "disturbance" at a property in Madells, Epping.

SHEERING: Sir Rod Stewart scales back pool house plans

SIR Rod Stewart has submitted revised plans for a pool house in the grounds of his Sheering mansion after planning officers said the original proposal was "remarkably large".

WALTHAM ABBEY: Outgoing mayor given "big, big thank you"

WALTHAM Abbey Town Council has elected councillor Mick Fitch as mayor for 2017-18 with councillor Jeane Lea elected deputy mayor. PICTURES

EPPING: Rotary club's golf day raises over £14,000 for St Clare Hospice

A GOLF day organised by the Rotary Club of Epping raised £14,257 for St Clare Hospice.

CHIGWELL: Information board unveiled at nature reserve

AN information board in memory of an Essex Wildlife Trust volunteer has been unveiled at the Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve in Chigwell.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Students make 'junk' musical instruments

PAINT pots and wood were among the items used by students at King Harold Academy to make instruments for the school's Junk Orchestra competition.

LOUGHTON: Primary school runner-up in national quiz semi-final

A TALENTED quartet of children from Hereward Primary School came second in a National Quiz-Club Semi-Final in Braintree..

#EEF999LIVE: WALTHAM ABBEY: Police warning after man approached two boys

POLICE are urging people to be vigilant and are appealing for information following two reports of a man in a white van approaching boys in Waltham Abbey.

VOTE 2017: Brexit is main issue for Brentwood and Ongar Conservative hopeful

BREXIT is the main issue facing Brentwood and Ongar Conservative candidate Alex Burghart. 

LOUGHTON: East 15 'most ethnically diverse drama school'

EAST 15 Acting School has been recognised by the leading entertainment industry publication The Stage as topping the list of most ethnically diverse drama schools in the UK.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Comedy nights return

STAND-UP comedy nights are returning to the Town Mead Sports and Social Club after a two-year break.

LOUGHTON: Student wins film competition

AN Epping Forest College student has won a national film-making competition.

CHIGWELL: New Head Boy and Head Girl

THE new Head Boy and Head Girl at West Hatch High School have been elected by students and staff.

NAZEING: Wood blaze: "Enough is enough"

CALLS are being made for woodpiles to be banned from a site in Nazeing which has seen several major fires in recent years.

EPPING: Foodbank opens at The Box

A FOODBANK distribution centre has opened at The Box in St Johns Road, Epping.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Quad bike rider injured

A MAN suffered potentially life-threatening injuries when the quad bike he was riding crashed and hit a tree.



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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)


Footballers at King Harold Academy have landed themselves a sponsorship deal ahead of their week-long tour to Barcelona this half-term. Read more

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Chigwell School Sixth Form Centre - Headmaster Michael Punt and Dr Malvinder Sohi
(added September 18, 2016)
Chigwell School Sixth Form Centre - Television presenter and Old Chigwellian Ben Shephard
(added September 18, 2016)

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Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated May 25, 2017)
King Harold Academy
(updated May 25, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated May 24, 2017)
Hereward Primary School
(updated May 24, 2017)
West Hatch High School
(updated May 24, 2017)
Epping Forest College
(updated May 18, 2017)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 13, 2017)

Davenant Foundation School
(updated May 12, 2017)
Theydon Bois Parish Council
(updated May 11, 2017)
Epping Town Council
(updated May 11, 2017)
Debden Park High School
(updated May 4, 2017)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated May 2, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated April 29, 2017)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated April 25, 2017)
Chigwell School
(updated April 6, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated March 27, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated March 24, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated March 6, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated February 20, 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)
Roding Valley High School
(updated August 25, 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)
Love Loughton
(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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Chigwell Village Fete
(added May 1, 2017)
Flower festival - The Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach
(added April 29, 2017)
Swaines Green May Fayre
(added April 29, 2017)
Epping Town Council civic reception and awards
(added April 21, 2017)
Official opening of new Frampton Road play equipment and adult gym
(added April 18, 2017)
West Hatch High School Dance Show
(added March 28, 2017)
North Weald Parish Council Citizen of the Year awards
(added March 20, 2017)
Epping Forest District Council civic awards
(added March 17, 2017)
Memorial tree planting at West Hatch High School
(added March 13, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping 80th anniversary gala dinner and awards
(added March 12, 2017)
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing opens new teaching space at Loyola Preparatory School, Buckhurst Hill
(added March 10, 2017)
World Book Day at Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(added March 3, 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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