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VOTE 2014: Election coverage on EEF

The VOTE 2014 page features news and views for the local and European elections on Thursday, May 22.

Charity patrons leaving EastEnders

LOUGHTON-based actor Terry Alderton has announced that he is leaving the BBC drama EastEnders in July.

Police appeal over theft from yard

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of tools from a yard in Waltham Abbey.

Rare election held at Lopping Hall

THE Annual General Meeting of the Lopping Endowment - which runs the Lopping Hall, Loughton - was attended by 55 people.

PICTURE: Molly, 13, raises 500 for charity

A 13-YEAR-OLD pupil at Epping St John's School raised 500 for The Dream Factory with a sponsored swim. PICTURE

Couple sought over Co-op theft

POLICE seek help in identifying a couple they want to speak to in connection with a theft from the Co-op store in Waltham Abbey.

Police appeal over cashpoint thief

POLICE are appealing for help in identifying a man in connection with the theft of money from a cash machine in Buckhurst Hill.

Award for airfield firefighter

A MEMBER of the North Weald Airfield Operations Team has received a prestigious award.

Lifeboat collection nets 1,445

THE Loughton and Woodford RNLI branch has raised 1,445.16 during its annual Loughton area Lifeboat week.

Neighbour raises alarm over house fire

A NEIGHBOUR raised the alarm after seeing smoke pouring from a terraced house in Willingale Close, Loughton.

Hospice marathon runners raise 40,000

NINETEEN runners raised 40,000 for Haven House Hospice when they took part in the London Marathon.

Hospice raffle raises record sum

THE St Clare Hospice Spring Raffle, which was drawn bv comedian Ed Byrne, raised a record 32,251.

Police appeal in hunt for man

POLICE are appealing for information to trace a man, from the Epping area, wanted after he failed to appear in court.

Funeral date set for plane crash victim

THE funeral of Simon Chamberlain, who died when a Yak plane crashed in a field off the A414 last month, will be held on Wednesday, April 30.

Paralysed man to take part in charity abseil

A MAN paralysed from the neck down will be  taking part in the annual charity abseil from the 110ft Church Langley water tower.


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Latest edition: April 2014

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Theydon Bois Drama Society, Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois (June 5-7). Events - What's On Diary

Drama Toolkit with Riding Lights Roughshod Theatre Company, LifeWorks, Loughton Methodist Church, High Road, Loughton (May 10). Events - What's On Diary


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Final part of route from Epping confirmed
(added |April 10, 2014)
Stallholders say 'no' to car park market
(added |April 6, 2014)
Possible reprieve for Epping market
(added March 26, 2014)

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A 12-year-old student at Epping St John's School has been celebrating after winning a title at the England Schoolboys' Boxing Championships. Read more

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Energy Minister talks about the work of the ECCO environmental charity
(recorded March 17, 2014)
Epping St John's School headteacher George Yerosimou speaks about break-in
(recorded December 2, 2013)

For earlier audio items click here
For audio news (September 2009 to March 2012) click here


Woman's lucky escape as car bursts into flames on A414
(recorded February 1, 2014)

For earlier video news items click here


The Dream Factory charity's Easter party
(added April 17, 2014)
Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society spring show
(added April 12, 2014)
Avon House School - Easter bonnets
(added March 28, 2014)

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Media service news releases

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local releases issued by the 
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media service.

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The Dream Factory
(updated April 23, 2014)
Chigwell School
(updated April 18, 2014)
Ongar Town Council
(updated April 17, 2014)
Robert Halfon MP
(updated April 17, 2014)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated April 14, 2014)

Eleanor Laing MP
(updated April 14, 2014)
Ongar Club for the Handicapped
(updated April 8, 2014)
West Hatch High School
(updated April 7, 2014)
Operation Market Garden 2014
(updated March 25, 2014)
Epping Forest District Sixth Form Consortium
(updated March 17, 2014)

Davenant Foundation School
(updated March 17, 2014)
(updated March 14, 2014)
Avon House Preparatory School
(updated March 12, 2014)
Roding Valley High School
(updated February 23, 2014)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
(updated February 10, 2014)
Epping Town Council
(updated February 5, 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)
Love Loughton
(updated March 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)
Ongar and District Healthcare
League of Friends
(updated October 9, 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)

Family Care Counselling Service - newsletter (December 2011)

Epping Forest District Neighbourhood Watch Executive Committee

The committee was established in 2011 to provide an information point and support for Neighbourhood Watch groups in the Epping Forest district.

For more information, ring 01992 561530 or email efdnWatch@hotmail.co.uk 

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Why not set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme where you live? click here

Annual General Meeting minutes (meeting, August 21, 2012) click here
Annual General Meeting minutes (meeting, September 17, 2013) click here

News from the Neighbourhood Watch Committee click here (added July 2012)

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