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DISTRICT: Twenty-four people arrested in major drugs operation

TWENTY-four people have been arrested in the Epping Forest district in one of the biggest drugs operations ever undertaken by Essex Police. 
Everything Epping Forest joined officers for the co-ordinated dawn raids on a number of properties in the area.

AUDIO: To listen to Everything Epping Forest's audio report on today's operation CLICK HERE
PICTURES: For pictures from today's operation CLICK HERE

LOUGHTON: Primary school marks Remembrance with week of events

PUPILS at Hereward Primary School took part in events and activities focused on the theme of 'remembrance' in relation to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

STANFORD RIVERS: "Massive" pile of flytipped waste reported to district council

A "MASSIVE" pile of flytipped waste has been reported to Epping Forest District Council by Stanford Rivers Parish Council.

#EEF999LIVE: HIGH ONGAR: Man in court over A414 incident

A MAN has appeared in court charged with using a firearm with intent to resist arrest, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of drugs following an incident in High Ongar.

DISTRICT: PICTURES: The district remembers on Remembrance Sunday

WREATHS have been laid and Remembrance services held across the district as hundreds of people gathered at war memorials and churches to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. 

For a slideshow of pictures from the services in Waltham Abbey, Theydon Bois, Loughton and Epping CLICK HERE

DISTRICT: Campaign launched to reduce amount of un-used prescription medicines

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to help reduce the 1m bill for medicines which are prescribed every year in west Essex but never used.

DISTRICT: High Sheriff visits Community Safety Partnership

THE High Sheriff of Essex, Bryan Burrough, visited the Epping Forest Community Safety Partnership at the Civic Offices to find out more about its work across the Epping Forest district.

DISTRICT: PICTURES: Children join civic leaders as the district remembers

WREATHS have been laid and poppy crosses placed across the district at the start of a weekend of remembrance.
Every student at Davenant Foundation School was involved in a special event while children from Bright Horizons Day Nursery and Epping St John's School joined civic leaders in Epping.
PICTURES - Davenant Foundation School CLICK HERE
PICTURES - Thomas Willingale School CLICK HERE

EPPING: Mayor to open Christmas Tree Festival

TOWN Mayor Nigel Avey will open the Christmas Tree Festival at St John's Church, Epping, at 1pm on Friday, December 7.

ONGAR: Two men arrested over collision

TWO men have been arrested following a head-on collision on Greensted Road, Ongar.

EXCLUSIVE: THEYDON BOIS: Ramraiders failed to get away with cash machine

RAMRAIDERS who targeted the Tesco Express store failed to take the cash machine after the stolen machinery pushed it too far into the building, Everything Epping Forest can reveal.

HASTINGWOOD: New councillor co-opted

BUCKHURST Hill  Parish Council has arranged for the placement of 100 poppies on lampposts along primary roads and key sites in Buckhurst Hill.

BUCKHURST HILL: Council displays remembrance poppies

BUCKHURST Hill  Parish Council has arranged for the placement of 100 poppies on lampposts along primary roads and key sites in Buckhurst Hill.

DISTRICT: MP thanked for ongoing support over calls for new hospital

EPPING Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing has been thanked for her continued support to the calls for a new hospital in Harlow.

#EEF999LIVE: DEBDEN: Man stabbed and naother hit with golf club at station

A MAN has been stabbed and another hit with a golf club at Debden Station.

#EEF999LIVE: DISTRICT: Four men arrested

FOUR men were arrested in the district during a day-long 'day of action' by police which saw ten people arrested by officers targeting organised crime groups and knife and violent crime.

THORNWOOD: Rugby club to hold remembrance service

MORE than 40 club members who lost their lives during the First World War will be remembered at a service at Epping Upper Clapton Rugby Club on Sunday.

NORTH WEALD: Council "unhappy" at GP surgery response

THE Limes Medical Centre has told North Weald Bassett Parish Council it has no confirmed date for North Weald branch surgery to reopen following refurbishment work.

NORTH WEALD: 'The Few' hero to be remembered at wreath-laying service

A REPRESENTATIVE of the family of Wing Commander Thomas 'Ginger' Neil will be laying a wreath at the Debt of Honour on Sunday.

ONGAR: New club premises licence granted for Jubilee Park Pavilion

A NEW club premises licence has been granted for the Jubilee Park and Pavilion as part of its transfer from Ongar Town Council to Ongar Community Sports Trust.

ONGAR: Barclays Bank to close on Friday

ONGAR'S Barclays Bank branch will close its doors for the last time on Friday.



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Ongar Health Centre Patient Participation Group (edition 2)
(issued October 2018)
Ongar Health Centre Patient Participation Group (edition 1)
(issued August 2018)
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)
(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)


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



Five Epping Town players have been named in the Essex Olympian League squad for a representative match against the Kent County League. Read more

Epping Town footballer Daniel Garfinkle has described his Essex County FA 'Fair Play' award as a "massive honour". Read more

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Twenty-four people arrested in major drugs operation in the Epping Forest district
(added November 13, 2018)

Argus Lighting managing director Humphrey Wheeler on the decision to close the Epping shop after 44 years
(added September 4, 2018)

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Hereward Primary School
(updated November 12, 2018)
Dame Eleanor Laing MP
(updated November 12, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated November 12, 2018)
Epping Forest Community Safety Partnership
(updated November 10, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated November 9, 2018)
Debden Park High School
(updated November 9, 2018)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated November 9, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated November 8, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated November 8, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated November 7, 2018)

Epping Town Council
(updated October 31, 2018)
Epping Town Football Club
(updated October 28, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated October 19, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated October 17, 2018)
Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated October 2, 2018)
Upholstery Skills Centre, Stapleford Abbotts
(updated July 23, 2018)
Epping in Bloom
(updated July 17, 2018)
Love Loughton
(updated July 6, 2018)
Stanford Rivers Parish Council
(updated June 21, 2018)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 5, 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)
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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Drugs operation targets homes in the Loughton and Chigwell areas
(added November 13, 2018)
Remembrance Sunday - Waltham Abbey, Theydon Bois, Loughton and Epping
(added November 11, 2018)
Remembrance - Friday (Epping)
(added November 9, 2018)
Ram raid at Tesco Express store, Theydon Bois
(added October 26, 2018)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
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Everything Epping Forest celebrates its tenth anniversary on November 17, 2018. 

Many thanks for all your messages.

Congratulations, it seems just like yesterday that you started. 'Everything Epping Forest' plays the crucial role of keeping us all informed about what is going on in our district. In this era of fake and partisan news your news outlet can always be relied upon for accurate and independent reporting which is vital in a healthy democracy. My warmest congratulations and thank you for all your hard work David, and heres to the next decade - Loughton district and town councillor and Loughton Town Mayor 2018-19 Stephen Murray

Happy 10th year! Thank you for supporting us over the years - Epping in Bloom

Doesn't seem possible it's ten years, David, but they've been ten good years. Well done - King Harold commemoration organiser Tricia Gurnett

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December 2017 and
February-March 2018

Many thanks for all your messages.

Always reliable and up-to-date reporting from your team! - Amanda Theodorou (on Eveything Epping Forest's Twitter feed)

Thanks for all your help David for bringing this all together, what would we do without you? - Christine Brooker (on Everything Epping Forest's Facebook group)

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