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EPPING: School staff star in end-of-term video

STAFF at Epping St John's School have come up with a special way of saying farewell to Year 11 students leaving at the end of term - by producing their very own music video. 
To watch the video CLICK HERE

CHIGWELL: Chigwell Junior School students perform 'Fantastic Mr Fox'

CHIGWELL School students took to the stage to put on three public performances of 'Fantastic Mr Fox'. PICTURES

EPPING: Friends prepare for 10,000-mile drive to Mongolia

TWO friends are preparing for a five-week journey of a lifetime - competing in the Mongolia Charity Rally, driving 10,000 miles from Epping to Mongolia in an attempt to raise £3,000 for charity. 

DISTRICT: Crowds turn out for Ongar Carnival and Thornwood Festival

CROWDS turned out for the Ongar Carnival and the Thornwood Festival. Ongar Carnival pictures CLICK HERE
Thornwood Festival pictures CLICK HERE

BUCKHURST HILL: MP joins school's centenary celebrations

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing visited Daiglen School, Buckhurst Hill, to help celebrate the school's centenary.

DISTRICT: MPs react to EU Referendum vote and Prime Minister's resignation

THE district's MPs have reacted to the EU Referendum result and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.

DISTRICT: Epping Forest votes 'Leave'

VOTERS in Epping Forest voted 63 per cent in favour of leaving the EU while in neighbouring Harlow the figure was 68 per cent.

EPPING: Council marks Armed Forces Day

THE Armed Forces Day flag was raised at the Civic Offices, Epping, to mark the start of Armed Forces Day celebrations.

EPPING: Theydon Grove residents hold Queen's birthday street party

RESIDENTS of Theydon Grove, Epping, held a street party and picnic to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

WILLINGALE: Funding boost for church

A GRANT of £10,000 has been awarded by the National Churches Trust for roof repairs at St Christopher's Church.

DISTRICT: Midsummer Ball raises £3,500

THE second Midsummer Ball in aid of the Breast Unit at St Margaret’s and Princess Alexandra hospitals raised over £3,500.

THORNWOOD: Garden centre homes plan

OUTLINE plans for 16 homes on the Happy Grow Garden Centre site have been submitted to Epping Forest District Council.

CHIGWELL: Police target estate

POLICE and partner agencies carried out extrapatrols on the Limes Farm estate in response to concerns about drug dealing.

EPPING: Chef  in national competition

THE Head Chef at Haywards Restaurant is through to the semi-final of the national Chef of the Year competition.

EPPING: MP visits Ashlar House 'street party'

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing visited a fundraising 'street party' at Ashlar House care home in Epping.

LOUGHTON: MP visits care home

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing visited Woodland Grove care home in Loughton to help mark national Care Home Open Day.

CHIGWELL: Students in Micro:bit initiative

STUDENTS at West Hatch High School are among some one million students taking part in the BBC's Micro:bit initiative.

EPPING: Council hosting continental markets

TWO continental markets organised by Epping Town Council are to be held in Epping High Street in the next month.

LOUGHTON: Davenant headteacher to retire

THE headteacher of Davenant Foundation School retires next month after 15 years at the helm.

THEYDON GARNON: Church flower festival

FLORAL arrangements on the theme of Gardens of the World are on display at All Saints Church, Theydon Garnon. PICTURES 

DISTRICT: MP pays tribute to Jo Cox MP

MP Eleanor Laing has paid tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox who died after being stabbed and shot.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Students vote for change

STUDENTS at King Harold Academy experienced a taste of democracy when they voted for new tutor group names.

EPPING: Town council backs cinema idea

EPPING Hall is set to host film screenings after the town council supported a proposal to use the venue as a community cinema.


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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)


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 - Epping Forest District Council area planning sub-committee (south)

- Epping Forest District Council asset management and economic development cabinet committee


Students at Debden Park High School took part in a 5km run to raise money for Skillforce and Cancer Research. 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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Epping St John's School
(updated June 28, 2016)
Chigwell School
(updated June 27, 2016)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated June 26, 2016)
West Hatch High School
(updated June 23, 2016)
The Dream Factory
(updated June 21, 2016)
Debden Park High School
(updated June 20, 2016)
(updated June 20, 2016)
Epping Town Council
(updated June 19, 2016)
King Harold Academy
(updated June 15, 2016)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated June 13, 2016)
Roding Valley High School
(updated June 13, 2016)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated June 1, 2016)

Hereward Primary School
(updated May 27, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated May 23, 2016)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated May 23, 2016)
Heart of Epping appeal
(updated May 21, 2016)
The Worshipful Company of Educators
(updated May 17, 2016)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated April 27, 2016)
bibic charity
(updated April 16, 2016)
Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated March 29, 2016)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated March 21, 2016)

Affordable Counselling Epping Forest
(updated March 15, 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)

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)


Heart of Epping reception hosted by Bradley Walsh
(added May 21, 2016)
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)

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Thornwood Festival
(added June 26, 2016)
Ongar Carnival
(added June 26, 2016)
Flower festival at All Saints Church, Theydon Garnon
(added June 17, 2016)
Queen's 90th birthday celebrations in Queen's Road, Buckhurst Hill
(added June 11, 2016)
Queen's 90th birthday celebrations at Ivy Chimneys Primary School
(added June 11, 2016)
West Hatch High School Year 11 Leavers Day fancy dress
(added May 23, 2016)
Heart of Epping reception hosted by Bradley Walsh
(added May 21, 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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