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A-LEVELS: West Hatch results down to "huge amount of dedication"

WEST Hatch High School A-Level results saw half of all grades awarded being at A* to B, 79 per cent were A* to C with an overall pass rate of 98 per cent.

A-LEVELS: Debden Park results "testament to outstanding teaching"

DEBDEN Park High School students have achieved another set of outstanding A-Level results, further improving on the successes of last year.

A-LEVELS: Davenant Foundation School celebrates "exceptional" results

STUDENTS at Davenant Foundation School are celebrating after receiving their A-Level results. 

EPPING: Students try out bowls

STUDENTS at Epping St John's School tried their hand at bowls when they visited Epping Bowls Club. 

#EEF999LIVE: LOUGHTON: Woman due at crown court to face 12 charges

A WOMAN from Loughton is due in court charged with eight burglaries, three frauds and robbery.

EPPING: Council thanks Plan responders

EPPING Town Council has thanked everyone who has completed and returned its Neighbourhood Plan consultation form and comments.

NORTH WEALD: Silhouettes for Remembrance

NORTH Weald Bassett Parish Council is to receive six silhouettes for display at remembrance events after making a grant application to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.

THORNWOOD: Council opposes house plan

PLANS for a house behind the homes built on the former Carpenters Arms pub site is "not a clever idea", a councillor has said.

ONGAR: Tributes to former councillor

DISTRICT councillors have paid tribute to former Ongar district councillor Frank Love.

DISTRICT: Council to spend 500,000 to ensure no recycling waste goes to landfill

EPPING Forest District Council is to spend 500,000 on ensuring that none of its recycling waste ends up in landfill.

DISTRICT: District to get Holocaust Memorial

A HOLOCAUST Memorial is to be installed in the Epping Forest district.

DISTRICT: Council awards community grants

COMMUNITY and voluntary groups have been awarded 19,060 in grants by Epping Forest District Council.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Council opposes Next warehouse plans

RETAIL giant Next's plans for a warehouse near Dowding Way are being opposed by Waltham Abbey Town Council.

WALTHAM ABBEY: New councillor co-opted

A FUNDRAISING champion who has received various awards has been co-opted onto Waltham Abbey Town Council..

EPPING: Deadline for Plan views extended

THE deadline for comments to be made on the Epping Town Neighbourhood Plan has been extended by two weeks, until Tuesday, August 14.

NAVESTOCK: ATM found in burnt-out car

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a cash machine believed to have been stolen from the Aldi store on Epping Forest Shopping Park was found in a burnt-out car at Navestock.

LOUGHTON: Council thanks grounds team

LOUGHTON Town Council has thanked the district council's Grounds Maintenance Team for their work at Roding Valley Recreation Ground.

ONGAR: School delighted with SATs results

SATs results by pupils at Ongar Primary School exceed the national average in all subjects.

LOUGHTON: Police suspend search for missing man after body found

POLICE have suspended the search for 70-year-old Geoffrey Lawton who was missing from his home in Tottenham after a body was found in Epping Forest.

THORNWOOD: Support grows for club plans

MORE than 1,000 people have pledged support to Epping Upper Clapton Rugby Club's plans for ten homes as part of development proposals for the club.

DISTRICT: MP presents upholstery awards

THE skills of upholsterers were highlighted when Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing presented awards to students at the Upholstery Skills Centre in Stapleford Abbotts.

ONGAR: Language centre talk to ladies group

A TALK from Alison Woollard, a volunteer for a language centre that helps foreign women speak and understand English, was given to Ongar and Shelley Ladies Thursday Group.

DISTRICT: Anyone for a skydive?

FUNDRAISERS with a head for heights can raise money for St Clare Hospice by taking part in a tandem skydive challenge.

LOUGHTON: Four trapped in collision

FOUR people were trapped following a two-vehicle collision on Chigwell Lane, Loughton.

CHIGWELL: Students become 'pen pals' with care home residents

STUDENTS at West Hatch High School have become 'pen pals' with residents at Sherrell House residential care home.



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West Hatch High School (edition 13)
(issued July 18, 2017)
West Hatch High School (edition 12)
(issued March 28, 2017)
West Hatch High School (edition 11)
(issued February 7, 2017)
West Hatch High School (edition 10)
(issued December 14, 2016)
West Hatch High School (edition 9)
(issued October 18, 2016)
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)


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Skydive for Heart of Epping appeal 
(updated October 9, 2017)



International triple jumper Daniel Lewis visited Roydon Primary Academy to put pupils through their paces with a morning of circuit training. Read more

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DI Mark Barber speaks about the investigation into the rape of a teenage girl in Thornwood
(added April 23, 2018)
DC Ben Rushmere reads an extract from a family statement in relation to the Thornwood rape investigation
(added April 23, 2018)

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West Hatch High School
(updated August 16, 2018)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated August 16, 2018)
Debden Park High School
(updated August 16, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated August 15, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated August 10, 2018)
Dame Eleanor Laing MP
(updated August 5, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated August 4, 2018)
Upholstery Skills Centre, Stapleford Abbotts
(updated July 23, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated July 20, 2018)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated July 23, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated July 19, 2018)
Epping in Bloom
(updated July 17, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated July 13, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated July 9, 2018)
Love Loughton
(updated July 6, 2018)
Epping Town Football Club
(updated July 4, 2018)
Stanford Rivers Parish Council
(updated June 21, 2018)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 5, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 15, 2018)

Cockney charity night - Janice Whitehead
(updated April 25, 2018)
Epping Youth Football Club
(updated April 25, 2018)
Loughton Music Academy
(updated April 17, 2018)
Epping Forest College
(updated March 29, 2018)
Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated March 20, 2018)
Dennis Wood
(updated February 13, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
(updated October 29, 2017)
Essex Association of Local Councils
(updated September 25, 2017)
Epping WI
(updated September 14, 2017)
Ongar Music Club
(updated September 4, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated August 31, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated July 11, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated July 8, 2017)
Harry Gardner - ITV's Britain's Got Talent
(updated May 28, 2017)
Theydon Bois Parish Council
(updated May 11, 2017)
Chigwell School
(updated April 6, 2017)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated January 20, 2017)

Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated December 21, 2016)
(updated December 19, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated November 25, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated November 23 , 2016)
Ongar Club for the Handicapped
(updated November 19, 2016)
Treetops Care Home, Epping
(updated September 12, 2016)
Andrew French - Epping Foresters Cricket Club
(updated August 21, 2016)
Thornwood Festival
(updated August 11, 2016)
Heart of Epping appeal
(updated August 5, 2016)
Dr Diana Lowry
(updated July 20, 2016)
St Mary's Church, Loughton

(updated July 10, 2016)
The Worshipful Company of Educators
(updated May 17, 2016)
bibic charity
(updated April 16, 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)
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)
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)
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)


Debden Park High School student beats cancer and gets record 12 A* GCSEs
(added August 25, 2016)

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A-Level results - Davenant Foundation School
(added August 16, 2018)
A-Level results - West Hatch High School
(added August 16, 2018)
A-Level results - Debden Park High School
(added August 16, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery says goodbye to site manager Barbara Yarwood
(added July 20, 2018)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
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M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
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