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FYFIELD: Fire crews tackle cottage blaze

FIREFIGHTERS have spent two-and-a-half hours tackling a blaze which tore through the roof of a cottage in Willingale Road, Fyfield. 
Station Officer Kevin Smith talks to Everything Epping Forest at the scene CLICK HERE

#EEF999LIVE: WALTHAM ABBEY: Moped rider threatened at knifepoint

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was threatened at knifepoint by two men who tried to rob him of his moped in Waltham Abbey.

#EEF999LIVE: CHIGWELL: Hundreds of cannabis plants found at property

POLICE are continuing their investigations after hundreds of cannabis plants were discovered at a property in Chigwell.

ONGAR: Council set to make 25-year 44,000 interest-free loan to Jubilee Park trust

ONGAR Town Council is to consider making an interest-free loan of 44,000 over two years to the community sports trust which is to take over the running of Jubilee Park.

LOUGHTON: Tar bucket linked to major blaze

THE major blaze at the new council housing development in Burton Road, Loughton, may have started when a tar bucket ignited exposed roof insulation, a council report reveals.

ONGAR: Serial burglar jailed for eight years

A SERIAL burglar from Ongar who fled to Spain after stealing property worth about 914,000 has been jailed for eight years.

STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS: PICTURES: School celebrates Roald Dahl Day

MATILDA, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, James, George, Charlie and The Twits were all at Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy to mark Roald Dahl Day. PICTURES

EPPING: Pay-and-display plan 'should be put on hold

A PLAN to introduce pay-and-display parking in three residential road will prevent residents from parking outside their own homes unless they purchase a permit, it has been said.

EPPING: Town council awards grants

EPPING Town Council has awarded grants totaling 1,300 from the latest round of grant applications.

LOUGHTON: PICTURES: The day the circus came to school

THE Big Top came to Thomas Willingale School and Nursery with a special free treat for children who registered near perfect attendance last year. PICTURES

EPPING: Council opposes flats plan

PLANS to turn the former Abbeyfield home in Lindsey Street into six one-bed flats are being opposed by the town council.

EPPING: Pub receives floral award for second successive year

THE Garnon Bushes pub has received Epping Town Council's rosebowl award for its summer floral displays for the second successive year.

#EEF999LIVE: LOUGHTON: Man robbed of Rolex watch at knifepoint

A MAN was robbed of his Rolex watch at knifepoint as he walked along Church Hill, Loughton. 

#EEF999LIVE: HIGH LAVER: Lorry trailer containing 26 pallets of Vimto drink stolen

A LORRY trailer containing 26 pallets of Vimto drink, worth a five-figure sum, has been stolen from premises at High Laver. 

NORTH WEALD: Developer must prove "very special circumstances" for development

THE developer behind Garden Village-type plans which include up to 690 homes on the former North Weald Golf Club site must prove there are "very special circumstances" if the Green Belt development is to be allowed. 

THORNWOOD: Man arrested after seven cars damaged in crash

A MAN aged in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving and careless driving after seven cars were damaged in a crash in High Road, Thornwood.

ONGAR: Second road death in five days

A MAN has died following a collision involving a tanker and a Ford KA car on the A113 Romford Road, near Ongar.

THEYDON BOIS: Three arrests made 40 minutes after burglary reported

THREE people were arrested over a burglary in Theydon Bois just 40 minutes after the break-in was reported.

EPPING: Conservative Party Deputy Chairman on Brexit plans

EPPING Forest Conservatives welcomed Conservative Party Deputy Chairman James Cleverly MP to Epping.

LOUGHTON: Woman jailed for 54 months for string of offences against elderly victims

A WOMAN who claimed to be a carer when she targeted elderly people has been jailed for 54 months after admitting 13 offences.

NORTH WEALD: Council wants flats named after Norwegian Air Force veteran

NORTH Weald Bassett Parish Council wants a new development of apartments near North Weald Airfield named after a Norwegian Air Force veteran who served at the airfield during the Second World War.

#EEF999LIVE: LOUGHTON: Teenagers arrested after boys robbed

TWO teenaged boys have been arrested after five boys reported they had been robbed of their mobile phones in Loughton.



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Skydive for Heart of Epping appeal 
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Argus Lighting managing director Humphrey Wheeler on the decision to close the Epping shop after 44 years
(added September 4, 2018)

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Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated September 14, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated September 13, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated September 13, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated September 11, 2018)
Dame Eleanor Laing MP
(updated September 6, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated September 4, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated August 29, 2018)
Epping Town Football Club
(updated August 26, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated August 23, 2018)
Debden Park High School
(updated August 23, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated August 23, 2018)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated August 23, 2018)
Upholstery Skills Centre, Stapleford Abbotts
(updated July 23, 2018)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated July 23, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated July 19, 2018)
Epping in Bloom
(updated July 17, 2018)
Love Loughton
(updated July 6, 2018)
Stanford Rivers Parish Council
(updated June 21, 2018)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 5, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 15, 2018)

Cockney charity night - Janice Whitehead
(updated April 25, 2018)
Epping Youth Football Club
(updated April 25, 2018)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated April 17, 2018)
Epping Forest College
(updated March 29, 2018)
Dennis Wood
(updated February 13, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
(updated October 29, 2017)
Essex Association of Local Councils
(updated September 25, 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)
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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Cottage fire, Willingale Road, Fyfield
(added September 18, 2018)
Roald Dahl Day at Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(added September 14, 2018)
Epping Horticultural Society show
(added August 25, 2018)
A-Levels - Davenant Foundation School
(added August 16, 2018)
A-Levels - West Hatch High School
(added August 16, 2018)

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