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EPPING: Hedgehog competition

PRIZES have been presented for Epping in Bloom's hedgehog competition which asked 'true' or 'false' questions about the little creatures.

DISTRICT: Weekend events in pictures

Everything Epping Forest has been out and about covering Waltham Abbey Town Show, the Ongar Carnival, Thornwood Festival and Epping Forest Band's President's Concert. 

Waltham Abbey Town Show pictures
Epping Forest Band President's Concert pictures
Ongar Carnival pictures
Thornwood Festival pictures

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DISTRICT: Hospice launches Children's Bereavement Service

ST Clare Hospice has officially launched its new Children’s Bereavement Service.

ESSEX: New Lord Lieutenant appointed

A DEPUTY Lieutenant of Essex, Jennifer Tolhurst, has been appointed by The Queen to replace Lord Petre as Lord Lieutenant when he retires in August.

LOUGHTON: Students take part in Bake Off

DOZENS of cup cakes were produced when students at Roding Valley High School took part in the latest Bake Off Challenge.

LOUGHTON: Woman cut free after collision

A WOMAN was cut free from a car following a two-vehicle collision on Rectory Lane, Loughton.

ONGAR: Councillors criticised for bypassing clerk over newsletter

ONGAR town councillors have been criticised for not following "due processes" after a Neighbourhood Plan newsletter was published without the approval of the town clerk.

NORTH WEALD: Play in the Park dates

YOUNGSTERS aged five upwards are invited to take part in Play in the Park sessions being run by Epping Forest District Council in Thornwood and North Weald.

EPPING: Firefighters to hold charity fire engine pull

FIREFIGHTERS based at Epping Fire Station will be pulling the fire engine along the High Street to raise money for charity.

EPPING: PICTURES: Students perform 'School of Rock, The Musical'

A PACKED hall watched the opening night of Epping St John's School's first musical - 'School of Rock'. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Deaf students invited to college open event

EPPING Forest College is encouraging deaf students or those who are hard-of-hearing who are leaving school this summer to attend its Open Event on Tuesday, June 27 (4pm-8pm).

LOUGHTON: School launches £5,000 appeal to buy trampolines

AN appeal has been launched by Debden Park High School to raise £5,000 to buy trampolines and associated equipment.

#EEF999LIVE: THEYDON BOIS: West Ham owner offers £25,000 reward after break-in

A £25,000 reward is being offered by West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan following a break-in at his palatial Theydon Bois home.

THORNWOOD: Parish council approves 'Wriggly Worm'

A 'WRIGGLY Worm' inflatable will be among the attractions at the Thornwood Festival after it was approved by the parish council.

DISTRICT: Organisations benefit from grants

FIFTEEN community and voluntary groups have been awarded a total of £30,329 in grants from Epping Forest District Council.

#EEF999LIVE: EPPING: Boy twice hit by car

A BOY suffered a broken wrist when he was twice hit by a car in Epping High Street.

LOUGHTON: Outdoor table tennis table vandalised

A TABLE tennis table on the Willingale Road playing fields has been vandalised just two months after being installed.



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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)


Bantham and Ongar Bowls Club has a new artificial green thanks to National Lottery and Sport England funding. Read more

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Chigwell School Sixth Form Centre - Headmaster Michael Punt and Dr Malvinder Sohi
(added September 18, 2016)

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Epping in Bloom
(updated June 26, 2017)
Roding Valley High School
(updated June 24, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated June 22, 2017)
Epping Forest College
(updated June 21, 2017)
Debden Park High School
(updated June 20, 2017)
Hereward Primary School
(updated June 19, 2017)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 15, 2017)
King Harold Academy
(updated June 15, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated June 14, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated June 13, 2017)
West Hatch High School
(updated June 9, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated June 6, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated May 30, 2017)
Harry Gardner - ITV's Britain's Got Talent
(updated May 28, 2017)
Epping Town Council
(updated May 27, 2017)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 13, 2017)

Davenant Foundation School
(updated May 12, 2017)
Theydon Bois Parish Council
(updated May 11, 2017)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated May 2, 2017)
Chigwell School
(updated April 6, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated February 20, 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)
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)
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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Waltham Abbey Town Show
(added June 25, 2017)
Epping Forest Band President's Concert
(added June 25, 2017)
Ongar Carnival
(added June 25, 2017)
Thornwood Festival
(added June 25, 2017)
Epping St John's School - 'School of Rock, The Musical'
(added June 21, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery sports day - Reception, KS1 and KS2
(added June 13, 2017)
Flower festival - St Mary's Church, Theydon Bois
(added May 27, 2017)
Chigwell Village Fete
(added May 1, 2017)
Flower festival - The Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach
(added April 29, 2017)
Swaines Green May Fayre
(added April 29, 2017)
Epping Town Council civic reception and awards
(added April 21, 2017)
Official opening of new Frampton Road play equipment and adult gym
(added April 18, 2017)
West Hatch High School Dance Show
(added March 28, 2017)

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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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