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CHIGWELL: Britain's Got Talent winner performs at Jubilee Lodge

THE winner of this year's Britain's Got Talent, 'Lost Voice Guy', has given a special performance to guests at the Revitalise charity's Jubilee Lodge holiday centre in Chigwell. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Fun day will celebrate church anniversary

LOVE Loughton day on Saturday, July 7, will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the building works that opened out the front of St Mary's Church and the Cafe Hope and Little Lambs nursery opening.

ONGAR: Musicians prepare for competition

FOURTEEN musicians will compete in this year's Ongar Music Club 'Essex Young Musician of the Year' competition.

NORTH WEALD: No objection to plans 'if housing numbers remain within Local Plan figure'

PLANS for up to 690 homes and community facilities on the former North Weald Golf Club site have met with no objection from North Weald Bassett Parish Council, provided the homes are not in addition to the 1,050 earmarked for the North Weald Village ward in the district Local Plan.

#EEF999LIVE: HIGH ONGAR: Four arrested after drugs and cash found

FOUR people have been released under investigation after a "large" sum of cash and drugs were found in High Ongar.

EPPING: Plenty on offer at Town Show

A FUN dog show is one of the new attractions at the Epping Town Show on Sunday, July 1.

ONGAR: Primary schools join academy trust

THREE Ongar primary schools are to join a local multi-academy trust.

DEBDEN: MP visits Restore centre

MP Dame Eleanor Laing visited the Restore Community Centre in The Broadway ahead of its move out of the premises.

EPPING: Neighbourhood Plan - next stage

THE views of Epping residents are to be sought in the next stage of the Epping Neighbourhood Plan process.

EPPING: Garden picnic to be held every year

A COMMUNITY Picnic held by Epping in Bloom at the Market Garden is to become an annual event. PICTURES

NORTH WEALD: 'Freedom of District' parade

HUNDREDS of people lined North Weald High Road as the district celebrated the honour of Freedom of the District which has been bestowed on 56 Squadron. PICTURES

DISTRICT: MP made a Dame in Honours List

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing has been made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. 

THORNWOOD: Bench for 'Mr Thornwood'

A BENCH at the Parish Hall has been dedicated to the late chairman of North Weald Bassett Parish Council Cyril Hawkins. PICTURES

THORNWOOD: No objection to pitch plans

NORTH Weald Bassett Parish Council has no objection, subject to a number of comments regarding infrastructure, to plans for an all-weather pitch to replace the grass pitch at Upper Clapton Rugby Club.

DISTRICT: Two more parades for Pipe Band

THE Epping Forest Pipe Band was part of the annual Sunset Parade with the Chingford Branch of the Royal British Legion.

THEYDON BOIS: Care home "outstanding"

THE Frank Foster House care home has been ranked "outstanding" following an unannounced visit by inspectors.

#EEF999LIVE: EPPING: Woman knocked unconscious in home

A WOMAN was knocked unconscious when she confronted a man in her Epping home.

DISTRICT: MP backs new hospital calls

MP Eleanor Laing is giving her support to calls for a new Harlow hospital.

NORTH WEALD: Airfield memories wanted

NORTH Weald Bassett Parish Council is inviting people with memories of North Weald Airfield to share them at the council's stand at  Sunday's Freedom of the District Parade and Community Picnic.

NORTH WEALD: Events firm eyes up airfield

AN outdoor events company has earmarked North Weald Airfield as a potential venue for a family-orientated weekend event and a classic car event.

EPPING: Petition over sports centre

A 1,790-NAME petition calling for the retention of a sports centre in Epping has been sent to Epping Forest District Council.

LOUGHTON: School Council meets MP

HEREWARD Primary School's Student Council toured of Parliament and met MP Eleanor Laing when they visited Westminster.

LOUGHTON: Burglar jailed for three years

A BURGLAR who was caught on CCTV breaking into a house in Loughton has been jailed for three years.

LOUGHTON: MP opens Open Door Friendship Group

A GROUP where adults with mental ill health can meet has been officially opened by Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing.



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



The chairman of Epping Town Football Club speaks about the dawn of a new era for the club. 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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Love Loughton
(updated June 20, 2018)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated June 18, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated June 15, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated June 14, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated June 12, 2018)
Epping Town Football Club
(updated June 11, 2018)
Epping in Bloom
(updated June 11, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated June 8, 2018)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 5, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated June 1, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated May 25, 2018)
Debden Park High School
(updated May 24, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 15, 2018)

Davenant Foundation School
(updated May 4, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated April 30, 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)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated March 6, 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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Britain's Got Talent winner 'Lost Voice Guy' performs at Jubilee Lodge, Chigwell
(added June 20, 2018)
'Freedom of the District' parade and community picnic - North Weald
(added June 10, 2018)
Bench dedication - Parish Hall, Thornwood
(added June 8, 2018)
Roding Quilters exhibition
(added May 28, 2018)
Ongar Town Festival
(added May 6, 2018)
Rededication of Epping war memorial
(added April 25, 2018)
Epping Town Council's civic reception and Townsperson of the Year award presentation
(added April 21, 2018)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
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