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LOUGHTON: PICTURES: School supports 'Wig Wednesday'

CHILDREN at Hereward Primary School, Loughton, participated in the national 'Wig Wednesday' charity event. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Planning committee chairman decision "unfair"

A DECISION not to elect a councillor from Loughton - the biggest town served by the district council's area planning sub-committee (south) - as committee chairman or vice-chairman has been described as "unfair".

DISTRICT: Tories slammed over scrutiny role

THE controlling Conservative group on Epping Forest District Council has been criticised for pushing through one of its own members as the chairman of the committee which scrutinises council decisions.

DISTRICT: Council makes cabinet changes

THREE changes have been made to Epping Forest District Council's cabinet.

DISTRICT: Outgoing district council chairman "proud and honoured"

OUTGOING Epping Forest District Council chairman Liz Webster has handed over the chain of office saying she was "very proud and honoured" to have held the post for the last year.

CHIGWELL: Fourth ex-West Hatch student in BGT final

MAGICIAN Richard Jones has become the fourth ex-West Hatch High School student to reach the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent in the last five years.

CHIGWELL: Court action over speeding

A CHIGWELL man who pretended not to be the registered keeper of a vehicle to avoid prosecution has been dealt with at court.

DISTRICT: MP attends Speakers' Conference

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing, in her capacity as Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, attended the Conference of Speakers of the European Union Parliaments in Luxembourg.

THORNWOOD: Autism award for nursery

LITTLE Flyers Day Nursery in Thornwood has been officially recognised as a specialist in caring for children with autism.

DISTRICT: Hettie calls it a day after 26 years

THE organiser of Epping Forest District Council's 'Stepping Out Club' outiings has retired after 26 years.

NORTH WEALD: Official opening for garden

THE new garden area outside the parade of shops in High Road, North Weald, will be officially opened on Tuesday, June 7.

CHIGWELL: Man seen fleeing arson scene

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was seen running away from a property in Chigwell after the front door was set alight.

ONGAR: Five councillor vacancies to be filled

ONGAR Town Council currently has two vacancies for the Marden Ash Ward, one for Shelley Ward, one for Greensted Ward and one for the Chipping Ongar Ward.

EPPING: TV star backs Heart of Epping plans

TELEVISION celebrity Bradley Walsh has said the Heart of Epping project will be a massive boost for the "sensational" St John's Church and for the Epping community as a whole.
PICTURES:  For a slideshow pf pictures from the reception and presentation CLICK HERE
VIDEO: Mark Sowerby, leader of the St John's Church planning committee, and entertainer Bradley Walsh talk about the Heart of Epping CLICK HERE

ONGAR: Event to mark Queen's 90th birthday

CREAM teas and Prosecco cocktails will be on offer when Ongar Town Council and its Jubilee Park facilities celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

ONGAR: Council facing additional salaries for Jubilee Park staff

THE additional workload on Ongar Town Council's Jubilee Park staff following the manager's redundancy will cost the council £2,000 to £3,000 a year in increased salaries.

ONGAR: No objection to barns development

PLANS to replace three redundant farm barns off Stondon Road, Ongar, with three dwellings have met with no objections from the town council.

ONGAR: New patio at Jubilee Pavilion

A NEW patio has been installed at the Jubilee Pavilion with grant funding from Essex County Council's Community Initiatives Fund.

THEYDON BOIS: Council chairman and vice-chairman

THEYDON Bois Parish Council has elected councillor John Philip as chairman for the coming council year with councillor Peter Gooch elected as vice-chairman.

CHIGWELL: Teacher completes skydive

A TEACHER at West Hatch High School has taken part in a charity tandem sky-dive.


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West Hatch High School (edition 7)
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West Hatch High School (edition 6)
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The Dream Factory (edition 3)
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West Hatch High School (edition 5)
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The Dream Factory (edition 2)
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West Hatch High School (edition 1)
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The Dream Factory (edition 1)
(issued February 18, 2015)


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 - Epping Forest District Council's area planning sub-committee (south)

THURSDAY, JUNE 2 - Ongar Town Council's planning and environment and public relations committee


Ex-Davenant students held a charity football match to raise money in memory of their friend Peter Cross who died of leukaemia. 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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Hereward Primary School
(updated May 27, 2016)
West Hatch High School
(updated May 26, 2016)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated May 26, 2016)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated May 26, 2016)
The Dream Factory
(updated May 26, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated May 23, 2016)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated May 23, 2016)
Heart of Epping appeal
(updated May 21, 2016)
King Harold Academy
(updated May 18, 2016)
The Worshipful Company of Educators
(updated May 17, 2016)
(updated May 17, 2016)
Debden Park High School
(updated May 16, 2016)
Chigwell School
(updated May 16, 2016)
Epping Town Council
(updated May 13, 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)

Roding Valley High School
(updated March 19, 2016)
Affordable Counselling Epping Forest
(updated March 15, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated March 15, 2016)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated March 11, 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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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)
Chigwell Village Fete
(added May 2, 2016)
Rotary Club of Harlow Tye Church Langley water tower abseil (Sunday)
(added May 1, 2016)
Swaines Green May Fayre
(added April 30, 2016)
'Cissie' Emery's 100th birthday at Treetops Care Home, Epping
(added April 28, 2016)
Queen's 90th birthday beacon - Epping
(added April 21, 2016)
Loughton Town Council fun run
(added April 17, 2016)
Epping Town Council 'At Home'
(added April 16, 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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