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WALTHAM ABBEY: School band performs in town centre

THE Year 10 'Function Band' at King Harold Academy raised over £200 when they performed in Harlow town centre.

LOUGHTON / BUCKHURST HILL: Man charged over burglaries and police pursuit

A MAN is charged over a series of burglaries and a police pursuit that ended after a car was driven the wrong way on the M11.

LOUGHTON: Children stage Wild West show

YEAR 6 children at Hereward Primary School ended their year in style by performing an end of year play, 'Ye-Ha'. 

EPPING: Long-serving doctor to retire

A LONG-serving Epping doctor has announced that she is retiring next month.

LOUGHTON: School purchases defibrillator

A DEFIBRILLATOR has been provided for Thomas Willingale School and Nursery after fundraising children, staff and parents.

CHIGWELL: 'Spirit of West Hatch' award

AN award recognising a student's commitment to West Hatch was presented at the Lower School Awards evening.

CHIGWELL: Students hold charity car wash

STUDENTS at West Hatch High School raised about £150 for their chosen charity Water Aid with a car washing session.

LOUGHTON: School holds Sports Day

CHILDREN at Thomas Willingale School and Nursery have taken part in the annual sports day. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Children enjoy 'Summer Bounce'

PROCEEDS from a Summer Bounce at Thomas Willingale School and Nursery raised money for the PTA.

NORTH WEALD: Air veterans fly in

NORWEGIAN Air Force veterans have flown in to North Weald Airfield ahead of tomorrow's Community Air Fete. PICTURES

ONGAR: New school building work underway

A 'BREAKING the Ground’ ceremony at The Ongar Academy has marked the start of building work on its new facilities.

LOUGHTON: School raises £2,000

CHILDREN at Thomas Willingale School raised about £2,000 for Cancer Research UK with a Race for Life day. PICTURES

CHIGWELL: Lower School Awards evening

WEST Hatch High School headteacher Frances Howarth presented the Lower School Awards. PICTURES

BUCKHURST HILL: Mount Snowdon climb

BUCKHURST Hill district councillor Gavin Chambers raised £900 for Help for Heroes when he climbed Mount Snowdon.

CHIGWELL: School stages summer concert

THE final musical event of the year at Chigwell School celebrated music from Stage and Screen. PICTURES

WALTHAM ABBEY: School gets 'Good' report

KING Harold Academy has been rated as ‘Good’ in all areas for the first time in the school’s 60-year history.

CHIGWELL: Cyclists complete 400km ride

FIVE staff at West Hatch High School have completed a 400km cycle ride to raise money for a school trip to Borneo.

CHIGWELL: Last concert for Head of Music

SOLOISTS, the school choir and KS3 and KS5 bands performed at the West Hatch High School summer concert.

DISTRICT: MP: Theresa May will be "really brilliant" Prime Minister

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing says she has "every confidence" Theresa May will be a "really brilliant" Prime Minister.


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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)


TUESDAY, JULY 26 - Epping Forest District Council council meeting

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 - Epping Forest District Council area planning sub-committee (south)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 - Epping Forest District Council licensing sub-committee


Athletes at King Harold Academy won nine medals at the first TKAT Games. Read more

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

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King Harold Academy
(updated July 22, 2016)
Hereward Primary School
(updated July 21, 2016)
Dr Diana Lowry
(updated July 20, 2016)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated July 20, 2016)
West Hatch High School
(updated July 18, 2016)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated July 18, 2016)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated July 13, 2016)
Chigwell School
(updated July 13, 2016)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated July 11, 2016)

Ongar Town Council
(updated July 11, 2016)
(updated July 11, 2016)
St Mary's Church, Loughton
(updated July 10, 2016)
Epping in Bloom
(updated July 4, 2016)
Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated July 4, 2016)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated July 2, 2016)
Epping Town Council
(updated June 30, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated June 28, 2016)
The Dream Factory
(updated June 21, 2016)
Debden Park High School
(updated June 20, 2016)
Roding Valley High School
(updated June 13, 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)
bibic charity
(updated April 16, 2016)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated March 21, 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)
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)

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West Hatch High School Sports Day
(added July 22, 2016)
Hereward Primary School Year 6 Leavers Show - 'Ye-Ha!'
(added July 21, 2016)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery Sports Day
(added July 18, 2016)
Norwegian Air Force veterans fly in for Community Air Fete
(added July 16, 2016)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated February 3, 2015)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
(updated February 10, 2014) 


Everything Epping Forest celebrated its sixth anniversary on November 17, 2015.
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Can't believe it's 7 years since Everything Epping Forest started. It was a brave decision of yours to start it up, and it has certainly proved to be very successful and keeps us all informed about what is happening in the area. All the best for many more great years - Tricia Gurnett, King Harold Day, Waltham Abbey

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