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WALTHAM ABBEY: Beer and wine festival

BEERS and wines from around the world will be on offer at a Beer and Wine Tasting Festival in Waltham Abbey.

DISTRICT: Man charged with 22 burglaries

A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with 22 counts of burglary in connection with incidents across Essex.

EPPING: 42-inch television stolen

A 42-INCH plasma television, Dyson vacuum cleaner and two Swindon Town football shirts were stolen in a burglary in Epping.

DISTRICT: Grave-tending service launched

A GRAVE-tending service for people who live some distance away or are unable to care for their loved ones' graves has been launched.

LOUGHTON: Closure notice on NuBar

POLICE issued an immediate closure notice on Nu Bar after it advertised a 'bring a bottle' event a week after its licence was suspended.

EPPING: Police increase foot patrols

REPORTED incidents of anti-social behaviour in Epping have reduced since dedicated police foot patrols were introduced.

ESSEX: Police chief in running for Met job

THE Chief Constable of Essex is said to be "doing very well" in the recruitment process to find a replacement for the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

EPPING: Anti-social behaviour working party

A WORKING group of town councillors is to look into ways to target anti-social behaviour following a complaint about youths congregating in the High Street.

EPPING: Council debates parking schemes

A RESIDENTS' parking scheme for Ivy Chimneys Road is being opposed by councillors who believe it would not solve the problem.

EPPING: No objection to dental surgery

PLANS for a dental practice over 'Rehab' at 114A High Street have met with no objections from town councillors.

NAVESTOCK: Deer 'run down' in field

POLICE appealing for information after a deer was found dead in a field believe it was hit by a vehicle which also damaged crops.

LOUGHTON: NuBar licence suspended

THE Nu Bar has had its licence temporarily suspended pending a full district council licensing committee hearing.

ONGAR: Residents group admits form-filling error ahead of town council election

ONGAR Residents Association's candidate for the Ongar Town Council by-election will not be described as such on the ballot paper because of an incorrectly completed nomination form.

EPPING: Academy Arts seals O2 date

THE Epping-based Academy Arts Theatre School is through to the Grand Final of the Jack Petchey ‘Glee Club Challenge’.

DISTRICT: Registration open for abseil

REGISTRATION is open for Harlow Tye Rotary Club's annual charity abseil from the top of the Church Langley water tower.

NORTH WEALD: Care home garden facelift

VOLUNTEERS from the Epping in Bloom group are working to transform the garden at the Cunningham House care home.

EPPING: MP presents debating trophies

MP Eleanor Laing visited Epping St John's School to present the Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition trophies.

EXCLUSIVE: ONGAR: Man who saved footballer's life: "I just did it"

AN off-duty firefighter has recounted how he saved the life of a fellow footballer at Jubilee Park after he suffered a heart attack.

DISTRICT: Hospice launches £50 challenge

ST Clare Hospice is calling on businesses and schools to take up the St Clare ‘£50 Challenge’.

CHIGWELL: Speed dating-style interview

A WEST Hatch student has taken part in a new speed dating-style session as part of her preparation for a medical school interview.

NORTH WEALD: Council agrees fees rise

NORTH Weald Parish Council has agreed a 5% increase in cemetery fees for 2017-18 and 10% rise in allotment fees for 2018-19.

THEYDON GARNON: Scouts win challenge

THE 1st Theydon Garnon Scout Troop is celebrating after returning victorious from an adventure challenge weekend.

EPPING: Rotary club presents cheque

ROTARIANS visited Epping St John's School to present money raised at the Carols on the Green on Christmas Eve.

DISTRICT: Council set for income boost

THE district council's coffers will be boosted by some £2.7m a year when the Epping Forest Shopping Park opens.

THORNWOOD: Flats idea for High Road site

THE owner of the Popplewells Coachworks site is considering submitting plans for a housing development on the land.

EPPING: Police public meeting

QUESTIONS can be put to Police and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst at a meeting in Epping on Thursday (February 16).


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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)


Waltham Abbey racing driver Ben Green has been signed by Century Motorsport for the GT4 Supercup 2017 following a successful first year. Read more

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Chigwell School Sixth Form Centre - Headmaster Michael Punt and Dr Malvinder Sohi
(added September 18, 2016)
Chigwell School Sixth Form Centre - Television presenter and Old Chigwellian Ben Shephard
(added September 18, 2016)

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Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated February 20, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated February 20, 2017)
Epping Town Council
(updated February 15, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated February 12, 2017)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated February 11, 2017)
West Hatch High School
(updated February 10, 2017)
King Harold Academy
(updated February 10, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated February 7, 2017)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated February 7, 2017)

Hereward Primary School
(updated February 6, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated February 5, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated February 3, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated January 31, 2017)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated January 20, 2017)

Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated December 21, 2016)
(updated December 19, 2016)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated December 15, 2016)
Chigwell School
(updated December 10, 2016)
Debden Park High School
(updated December 4, 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)
Roding Valley High School
(updated August 25, 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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MP launches Jubilee Park defibrillator
(added February 10, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council civic service
(added February 7, 2017)
The Princess Royal ooens Citizens Advice Bureau offices in Epping
(added January 25, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School Christmas show - 'Christmas with the Aliens'
(added December 15, 2016)
West Hatch High School Christmas concert
(added December 14, 2016)
Thomas Willingale School - Nursery  and Reception children perform 'Whoops A Daisy Angel'
(added December 9, 2016)
Hereward Primary School Years 1 and 2 children perform 'Born in A Barn'
(added December 8, 2016)
Hereward Primary School reception children perform 'Happy Birthday Jesus'
(added December 5, 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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