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WALTHAM ABBEY: Baby rescued after falling into river

FIREFIGHTERS tended to a mother and six-month-old baby after the baby, who was strapped into a pram, fell into the River Lee off Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Bus cuts 'could cut off town'

WALTHAM Abbey could be virtually cut off from neighbouring towns if evening cuts are made to the 250 and 251 bus services, the town council fears.

EPPING: Council seeks votes for Christmas lights funding

EPPING Town Council is bidding for cash from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme to help pay for this year's Christmas lights.

SHEERING: Award for work on The Copse

EPPING Forest Countrycare and Sheering Parish Council have won the Essex Wildlife Trust Living Landscapes Award for their work restoring and managing The Copse in Sheering.

ONGAR: Community Agents talk to ladies group

A TALK on the role of Community Agents was given by Glenda Templeman to Ongar and Shelley Ladies Thursday Group.

NORTH WEALD: Horticultural society holds last ever show

THERE was a wide selection of flowers, vegetables, homemade cakes and handicraft entries at the 87th - and last ever - North Weald Horticultural Society show. PICTURES

DISTRICT: Council awards grants

NINE community and voluntary groups have been awarded a total of £24,474 in grant aid from Epping Forest District Council.

EPPING: Liberal Democrats gain council seat

THE Liberal Democrats have gained a seat on Epping Town Council, in the Hemnall ward by-election.

#EEF999LIVE: Man attacked with crowbar

A MAN needed stitches to arm and head cuts after he was attacked with a knife and crow bar in Epping High Street.

#EEF999LIVE: Man charged over fatal crash

A MAN has been charged after an investigation into a collision between a lorry and a cyclist in Buckhurst Hill.

#EEF999LIVE: Appeal after dog snatch bid

POLICE are appealing for information after two men tried to entice a family's dog into a silver Mini car in Matching Green.

DISTRICT: Travelodge seeks new sites

BUDGET hotel chain Travelodge is seeking sites for new hotels in Epping and Waltham Abbey, the company has confirmed.

THORNWOOD: VIllage event raises £7,500

A CHEQUE for £7,500 has been presented by Thornwood Village Festival to St Clare Hospice.

A-LEVELS: ESJ hails "amazing achievement"

RESULTS at Epping St Johns School are above the national average with students praised for their "amazing achievement".

A-LEVELS: Roding Valley celebrates "incredible" results

RODING Valley Sixth Form is celebrating its first A-Level results with an "incredible" 98 per cent pass rate.

A-LEVELS: College celebrates results

EPPING Forest College is celebrating outstanding A-Level results after it recorded a pass rate of 98.7 per cent.

#EEF999LIVE: Two men sought over assault

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Jessel Drive, Loughton.

CHIGWELL: Three injured in collision

THREE people have been injured - one seriously - in a two-car collision on Abridge Road.

A-LEVELS: "Impressive" Debden Park results

THE first cohort of Debden Park students in the Epping Forest District 6th Form Consortium achieved 100 per cent pass rates.

A-LEVELS: Davenant's "outstanding" results

DAVENANT Foundation School is celebrating "another outstanding set of results" with students.



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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)
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West Hatch High School (edition 9)
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West Hatch High School (edition 8)
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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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West Hatch High School (edition 4)
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West Hatch High School (edition 3)
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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)
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Marathon drum challenge at King Harold Academy
(added July 10, 2017)

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Epping Town Council
(updated August 21, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated August 21, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated August 18, 2017)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated August 18, 2017)
Roding Valley High School
(updated August 17, 2017)
Epping Forest College
(updated August 17, 2017)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated August 17, 2017)
Debden Park High School
(updated August 17, 2017)
West Hatch High School
(updated August 1 7, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated July 27, 2017)
King Harold Academy
(updated July 21,  2017)
Hereward Primary School
(updated July 20, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated July 11, 2017)
Ongar Music Club
(updated July 11, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated July 10, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated July 8, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated July 6, 2017)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 15, 2017)
Harry Gardner - ITV's Britain's Got Talent
(updated May 28, 2017)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 13, 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)
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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North Weald Horticultural Society show 
(added August 19, 2017)
Hereward Primary School - Leavers' Show 
(added July 20, 2017)
Flower festival - St Mary and All Saints Church, Lambourne 
(added July 15, 2017)
Marathon sponsored drum challenge at King Harold Academy 
(added July 10, 2017)

Unveiling of plaque to mark home of former Loughton Bus Garage
(added July 10, 2017)
West Hatch High School Summer Concert (added July 7, 2017)
Hereward Primary School - Years 1 and 2 Sports Day
(added July 7, 2017)
Hereward Primary School - Reception Sports Day
(added July 7, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery - Race for Life day
(added July 6, 2017)
Epping Town Show
(added July 2, 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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