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LOUGHTON: Shattered window leaves Tube passengers "shaken"

PASSENGERS were left "shaken" after a Tube train window was shattered as the train approached Loughton Station.

LOUGHTON: Quiz raises almost £500

A QUIZ held by the Loughton and Woodford branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution made a profit of £491.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Police appeal over blaze

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to the fire which spread through four houses and a garage in Waltham Abbey.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Police operation catches 208 speeding drivers

THREE people were arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and more than 200 drivers were caught speeding during a police operation on the A121 in Waltham Abbey.

#EEF999LIVE: LOUGHTON: Man robbed of car at knifepoint

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was robbed of his car at knifepoint in Loughton.

BUCKHURST HILL: MP welcomes step-free access at station

MP Eleanor Laing has welcomed Transport for London's announcement that Buckhurst Hill Station is now step-free.

CHIGWELL: First cabinet role for county councillor

CHIGWELL and Loughton Broadway county councillor Gagan Mohindra has been appointed Essex County Council cabinet member for Economic Development, which includes housing.

BUCKHURST HILL: Council chairman reflects on year

BUCKHURST Hill Parish Council chairman Neville Wright has reflected on the past civic year during which one of the main topics was Epping Forest District Council's Local Plan.

BUCKHURST HILL: Council to focus on halls

THE future of Buckhurst Hill Parish Council's two community halls are to be considered during the next civic year.

BUCKHURST HILL: Support for Carers UK

A CHEQUE for £1,156 was presented by Buckhurst Hill Parish Council to Carers UK - the proceeds of the council's charity fundraising efforts over the past year.


A POLICE Community Support Officer funded by Buckhurst Hill Parish Council was introduced to residents at the council's Annual Parish Assembly.

LOUGHTON: MP launches Loughton Art Trail

THE Loughton Art Trail was officially launched by Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Litter pickers get to work

LITTER pickers hit the streets, verges, hedgerows and car parks as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great Plastic Pick Up.

DISTRICT: MP praises student speakers

MP Eleanor Laing has praised the public speaking skills of students in the west Essex round of the 'Speak Out' Challenge.

EPPING: May Fayre attracts bumper crowd

THIS year's Swaines Green May Fayre attracted bumper crowds. PICTURES

#EEF999LIVE: ABRIDGE: Police appeal to dog walkers over crash

POLICE investigating a crash in Ongar Road are appealing for dog walkers who were in the area to come forward.

#EEF999LIVE: ONGAR: Woman and girl taken to hospital after collision

A WOMAN and a girl have been taken to hospital after they were in collision with a car in Ongar. PICTURES

WALTHAM ABBEY: Concern over school's academy move

CONCERN has been voiced over a move to transfer Waltham Holy Cross School to an academy trust.

WALTHAM ABBEY: "No truth" in fire station closure speculation

FIRE chiefs have dismissed suggestions Waltham Abbey Fire Station is to close saying there is "no truth" in the speculation.

EPPING: New mayor follows in father's footsteps

COUNCILLOR Nigel Avey has been elected Epping Mayor with councillor Grahame Scruton Deputy Mayor. PICTURES

NORTH WEALD: Investigation launched into golf club blaze

AN investigation has been launched into a fire at Blakes Golf Club, North Weald.

LOUGHTON: School supports cancer charity

PUPILS and staff at Hereward Primary School got their charity caps on to raise £340 for the cancer charity CLIC-Sargent.

THORNWOOD: Decision awaited over rugby club plans

A RUGBY club is awaiting a district council decision over whether it can develop its site and provide facilities for the wider community.

#EEF999LIVE: NORTH WEALD: Boys, 14, charged over burglary

TWO 14-year-old boys have been charged in connection with a burglary in North Weald where a car was stolen.



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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)



Girls can now play football at Epping Youth Football Club. Read more

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DI Mark Barber speaks about the investigation into the rape of a teenage girl in Thornwood
(added April 23, 2018)
DC Ben Rushmere reads an extract from a family statement in relation to the Thornwood rape investigation
(added April 23, 2018)

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Eleanor Laing MP
(updated May 15, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated May 15, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 15, 2018)

Debden Park High School
(updated May 13, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated May 13, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated May 9, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated May 9, 2018)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated May 4, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated April 30, 2018)
Cockney charity night - Janice Whitehead
(updated April 25, 2018)
Epping Youth Football Club
(updated April 25, 2018)
Epping in Bloom
(updated April 18, 2018)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated April 17, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated April 10, 2018)
Epping Forest College
(updated March 29, 2018)
Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated March 20, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated March 13, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated March 6, 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)
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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Ongar Town Festival
(added May 6, 2018)
Rededication of Epping war memorial
(added April 25, 2018)
Epping Town Council's civic reception and Townsperson of the Year award presentation
(added April 21, 2018)
Unveiling of blue plaque commemorating Sir William Addison
(added April 13, 2018)
Epping Forest Volunteer Police Cadets - Passing Out Ceremony
(added March 27, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council Annual Parish Assembly - awards and plaque unveiling
(added March 26, 2018)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
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M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
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