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EXCLUSIVE: District councillor expelled from Tory group over 'bullying' investigation

A DISTRICT councillor has been expelled from the Conservative group on Epping Forest District Council and suspended from the local Conservative Association following an investigation into an allegation of bullying. 

CHIGWELL: PICTURES: Chigwell Village Fete

CROWDS turned out for the annual Chigwell Village Fete organised by the Rotary Clubs of Roding and Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Work starts on Sixth Form Centre

DEBDEN Park High School's Sixth Form Centre is just weeks away from completion, just days after the ‘made-to-measure’ building arrived.

EPPING: School raises money for charity

IVY Chimneys Primary School raised almost £1,000 for The Dream Factory with their very own 'Smartie challenge'.

ONGAR: Petition backs Jubilee Park manager

A PETITION calling for the reinstatement of Jubilee Park manager Angus McKenzie has been presented to Ongar Town Council.

NORTH WEALD: New post office opens

NORTH Weald's new post office has officially opened with a ribbon-cutting to mark the occasion. PICTURES

EPPING: Council judges St George's displays

THE Ecco charity shop in Epping has won the town council's St George's window competition for the second successive year.

EPPING: Celebrations as 'Cissie' reaches 100

EPPING Town Council added its greetings to the many received by Edith 'Cissie' Emery on her 100th birthday. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Homes plan thrown out

COUNCILLORS have rejected plans for three 'affordable' homes on the site of 28 garages amid concerns that the site is in an area plaqued with parking problems.

ONGAR: Council seeks grant applications

ONGAR Town Council is continuing its Community Grants programme for the 2016-17 financial year.

LOUGHTON: Children grow seeds from space

YEAR 5 children at Thomas Willingale School and Nursery have planted special rocket seeds that have travelled into space.

CHIGWELL: School holds 'Oscar' night

WEST Hatch High School hosted an 'Oscar' evening to celebrate the success of Year 12 and 13 Film and Media Studies students.

WOODFORD: Woodford Festival dates set

THE Woodford Festival will be held between Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 9.

NORTH WEALD: Airfield day raises £4,000

A CHEQUE for £4,000 raised at North Weald Airfield's 2015 Community Day has been presented to the North Weald and Ongar branch of The Royal Air Forces Association.

ONGAR: Academy gets planning permission

THE Ongar Academy has received planning permission for its state-of-the-art school facilities next to Ongar Leisure Centre.

NORTH WEALD: Mums group raises CCTV play area cash

THE North Weald Mums group raised over £1,300 with a special evening at the Cinnamon restaurant, High Road, North Weald.

VOTE 2016: Council clarifies EU Referendum voting

EPPING Forest District Council’s Electoral Services team has clarified the situation over registering to vote for the EU Referendum after being inundated with enquiries.

DISTRICT: Beacons for Queen's 90th birthday

MORE than 100 people turned out to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday with the lighting of a beacon in Epping.

THEYDON BOIS: Police appeal after two burglaries in six days

POLICE are appealing for information following two burglaries in six days in Theydon Bois.

M25: Family pay tribute to crash victim

THE family of a woman who died following a road traffic collision on the M25 near Epping have paid tribute to her.

DISTRICT: Borneo trek raises £30,000

EIGHT fundraisers have returned from the jungles of Borneo having raised £30,000 for local breast cancer clinical trials.


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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)
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West Hatch High School (edition 4)
(issued December 11, 2015)
West Hatch High School (edition 3)
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West Hatch High School (edition 2)
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The Dream Factory (edition 2)
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West Hatch High School (edition 1)
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The Dream Factory (edition 1)
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TUESDAY, MAY 3 - Epping Forest District Council licensing sub-committee

THURSDAY, MAY 5 - Ongar Town Council planning and environment committee and Jubilee Park committee

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 - Epping Forest District Council area plans sub-committee (east)


The wife of Chigwell School's headmaster has broken the world record for the fastest marathon by a runner dressed in a full-body animal costume. Read more

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Ruth Rendell's secretary Marie Witt speaks about her time working for the author
(added February 24, 2016)

Author Ruth Rendell's son speaking at the unveiling of a blue heritage plaque at the family's former Loughton home
(added February 24, 2016)

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Debden Park High School
(updated April 30, 2016)
The Dream Factory
(updated April 30, 2016)
Epping Town Council
(updated April 29, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated April 28, 2016)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated April 27, 2016)
Chigwell School
(updated April 27, 2016)
West Hatch High School
(updated April 27, 2016)
(updated April 18, 2016)
King Harold Academy
(updated April 18, 2016)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated April 16, 2016)
bibic charity
(updated April 16, 2016)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated April 8, 2016)
Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated March 29, 2016)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated March 21, 2016)

Davenant Foundation School
(updated March 19, 2016)
Roding Valley High School
(updated March 19, 2016)
Affordable Counselling Epping Forest
(updated March 15, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated March 15, 2016)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated March 11, 2016)

Hereward Primary School
(updated March 3, 2016)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated February 8, 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)

Heart of Epping fundraising appeal
(updated October 11, 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)
Ongar Club for the Handicapped
(updated April 8, 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)


Epping Forest District Council's Young Citizen of the Year 2015-16 Molly Gayler
(added March 19, 2016)
Hundreds of people joined the 'unofficial' Remembrance Sunday parade in Epping
(added November 8, 2015)
African drumming at Jubilee Park, Ongar
(added August 1, 2015)

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Chigwell Village Fete
(added May 2, 2016)
Rotary Club of Harlow Tye Church Langley water tower abseil (Sunday)
(added May 1, 2016)
Swaines Green May Fayre
(added April 30, 2016)
'Cissie' Emery's 100th birthday at Treetops Care Home, Epping
(added April 28, 2016)
Queen's 90th birthday beacon - Epping
(added April 21, 2016)
Loughton Town Council fun run
(added April 17, 2016)
Epping Town Council 'At Home'
(added April 16, 2016)
Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society spring show
(added April 9, 2016)
West Hatch High School Dance Show
(added March 23, 2016)
Epping Forest District Council civic awards
(added March 19, 2016)

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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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