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CHIGWELL: Church holding flower festival

MORE than a dozen floral arrangements are on display at St Winifred's Church, Chigwell. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Two men suffer serious head injuries during nightclub disturbance

TWO men suffered serious but not life-threatening head injuries during a disturbance at Luxe Essex nightclub in Loughton.

DISTRICT: Council apologises over missed waste collections

EPPING Forest District Council has apologised to residents where scheduled collections did not take place this week.

LOUGHTON: Rock musicians visit school

CHILDREN at Thomas Willingale School played the electric guitar and drums when Livewire Rock Academy visited. PICTURES

ONGAR: It's 'Arise Sir Eric!'

BRENTWOOD and Ongar MP Eric Pickles is to be knighted, Downing Street has said.

CHIGWELL: Girls take babies home for weekend

TWO West Hatch High School girls were the first Child Development students to take home RealCare Virtual Babies for a weekend of sleep deprivation and hard work.

ONGAR: Council elects new chairman

NEW Shelley town councillor James Browning has been elected the new chairman of Ongar Town Council. PICTURE

EPPING: Girl found safe and well

POLICE say a 16-year-old girl reported missing from her home in Epping has been found safe and well in Colchester.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Drone wanted for human chain event

AN appeal has been made for a photographer with a drone who can help film a human chain event in Waltham Abbey.

LOUGHTON: Opticians recognised for focusing on customer care

LOUGHTON’S Boots opticians has been recognised for its customer care with a national award. PICTURE

EPPING: New town mayor elected

COUNCILLOR Michael Wright has been elected as the new mayor of Epping with councillor Les Burrows deputy mayor.

BUCKHURST HILL: Council looking to improve youth services

BUCKHURST Hill Parish Council is looking to improve youth services locally by providing facilities at Buckhurst Hill Library.

ROYDON: Money raised for quake victims

CHILDREN at Roydon Primary School covered the outline of a map of Nepal with coins to raise money for the area following the two recent earthquakes.

BUCKHURST HILL: Outdoor gym planned

NEGOTIATIONS are underway to provide an outdoor gym at the disused playground at Hornbeam Road, Buckhurst Hill.

BUCKHURST HILL: Training session raises awareness of dementia

A DEMENTIA awareness training session has been jointly organised by Buckhurst Hill Parish Council and Waitrose.

CHIGWELL: New head boy and head girl

WEST Hatch High School has elected Sharaf Shiekha and Gemma Curtiss as the new Head Boy and Head Girl.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Two treated after fire

TWO people suffered from smoke inhalation in a fire at a house in Waltham Abbey.

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West Hatch High School (spring 2015)
(issued May 20, 2015)
The Dream Factory (winter 2015)
(issued February 18, 2015)


JOB VACANCY: Town and community development officer - Loughton Town Council Jobs Page

Family Fun Day, Buckhurst Hill Sports and Social Club (July 26). 
Events - What's On Diary

Flower festival, St Mary’s Church, Stapleford Tawney (June 27-28).
Events - What's On Diary


TUESDAY, MAY 26 - Epping Town Council planning and general purposes committee agenda

- Loughton Town Council recreation committee agenda

- Epping Forest District Council annual council meeting agenda

THURSDAY, MAY 28 - Ongar Town Council's planning and environment committee agenda

- Epping Forest District Council council housebuilding cabinet committee agenda


Five Chigwell School pupils recorded personal best times - and one came home as a national champion - in the Independent Association of Prep Schools National Swimming Finals. Read more

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The UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry visits Hereward Primary School, Loughton
(added May 8, 2015)
Hereward Primary School music teacher Alex Larke speaks about being chosen as the UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry
(added March 11, 2015)
A van driver speaks about being stopped during 'Surround A Town' police operation
(added January 28, 2015)

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Thomas Willingale Primary School and Nursery
(updated May 22, 2015)
West Hatch High School
(updated May 22, 2015)
Ongar Town Council
(updated May 22, 2015)
(updated May 21, 2015)
Epping Town Council
(updated May 21, 2015)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated May 20, 2015)

Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 19, 2015)

Avon House Preparatory School
(updated May 16, 2015)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated May 14, 2015)
Chigwell School
(updated May 13, 2015)
Jubilee Park, Love Lane, Ongar
(updated May 13, 2015)

Hereward Primary School
(updated May 9, 2015)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated May 8, 2015)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated May 8, 2015)
Heart of Epping fundraising appeal
(updated May 8, 2015)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated April 28, 2015)
The Dream Factory
(updated March 31, 2015)
Debden Park High School
(updated March 23, 2015)
Roding Valley High School
(updated March 12, 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)

Love Loughton
(updated July 8, 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)

Epping Forest Chamber of Commerce
(updated April 23, 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)
Rotary Club of Epping

(updated October 8, 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)


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The UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry performs at Hereward Primary School
(added May 8, 2015)
Eleanor Laing's speech after retaining the Epping Forest seat with an increased majority
(added May 8, 2015)
Returning officer Glen Chipp announces the 2015 Epping Forest general election result
(added May 8, 2015)

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Flower festival - St Winifred's Church, Chigwell
(added May 23, 2015)
The UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry performs at Hereward Primary School
(added May 8, 2015)
Rotary Club of Harlow Tye Church Langley water tower charity abseil (Sunday)
(added May 3, 2015)
Rotary Club of Harlow Tye Church Langley water tower charity abseil (Saturday)
(added May 2, 2015)
Chigwell School Young Musician of the Year competition
(added May 1, 2015)
Loughton town mayor's fun run
(added April 19, 2015)
Epping mayor's 'At Home' - presentation of Freeman of the Town award and Townsperson of the Year award
(added April 17, 2015)
Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society spring show
(added April 11, 2015)

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