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ONGAR: Lifesaver receives town council's Citizen of the Year award

AN off-duty firefighter who saved the life of a footballer who suffered a heart attack has been presented with Ongar Town Council's Citizen of the Year award.

#EEF999LIVE: EPPING: Four men arrested over Boots break-in

FOUR men have been arrested in connection with a break-in at the Boots store in Epping High Street.

LOUGHTON: MP tours Debden Park High School's Sixth Form facilities

THE purpose-built facilities for Sixth Form students at Debden Park High School have been praised by MP Eleanor Laing.

DISTRICT: Chief executive leaving hospice

TANYA Curry is leaving her position as chief executive of St Clare Hospice.

WALTHAM ABBEY: King Harold memorial stone restored

THE King Harold memorial stone at the Abbey Church has been restored with a new inscription.

LOUGHTON: Two charities to benefit from town council fun run

TWO charities will be supported by runners taking part in the Loughton Town Council fun run.

VOTE 2017: District council cabinet member shortlisted for Brentwood and Ongar seat

EPPING Forest District Council cabinet member Gagan Mohindra is on a shortlist of three to be the Conservative candidate in Brentwood and Ongar. VOTE 2017 page.

VOTE 2017: Liberal Democrats select Brentwood and Ongar candidate

A BRENTWOOD borough councillor has been selected as the Liberal Democrats General Election candidate in Brentwood and Ongar.  VOTE 2017 page.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Mayor opens new-look McDonald's restaurant

THE new-look McDonald's restaurant on the Highbridge Retail Park has been reopened by mayor Helen Kane.

NORTH WEALD: Developer promises to listen to villagers over Garden Village plans

THE chairman of the developer behind proposals for a Garden Village-type development has promised to listen to local people and incorporate their views in the planning application.

LOUGHTON: College launches 'Fruity Friday'

EPPING Forest College has introduced 'Fruity Friday' which offers a free piece of fruit to students and staff.

EPPING: Second community cinema details

EPPING at the Movies is holding its second screening day on Sunday (April 30).

LOUGHTON: Students to build house

EVERY aspect of housebuilding is being covered in a new construction project launched at Epping Forest College.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Cash prizes at this year's Cavalcade of Light

PLANNING is underway for Waltham Abbey Town Council's Cavalcade of Light  with cash prizes to be given for the first time.

LOUGHTON: Hate Crime highlighted

STUDENTS at Epping Forest College have been able to learn more about Hate Crime and the support available for victims.

VOTE 2017: Ongar MP to stand down

SIR Eric Pickles is to stand down after 25 years as Brentwood and Ongar MP. Full details on the VOTE 2017 page

LOUGHTON: Praise for college staff over turnaround efforts

THE efforts of staff in transforming Epping Forest College following a critical Ofsted inspection have been praised.

EPPING: Town council presents awards

THE chairman of the Epping in Bloom group has received Epping Town Council's Townsperson of the Year award.

DISTRICT: Youth councillors learn about Fearless project

EPPING Forest youth councillors have met with Crimestoppers to talk about its Fearless project.

LOUGHTON: Davenant among country's best

DAVENANT Foundation School has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2016 performance.

VOTE 2017: MP "very pleased" about early General Election

MP Eleanor Laing says an early General Election is "the right way to provide stability" for the country after the EU Referendum.

EPPING: Mayor opens new-look play area

NEW play equipment and an adult gym has been officially launched at the Frampton Road recreation ground.

#EEF999LIVE: EXCLUSIVE: Man attacked and robbed of Rolex watch

A MAN says he fears for the safety of his family after he was attacked with a metal bar and robbed of his Rolex watch.

BOBBINGWORTH: Parents pay tribute

THE parents of the 18-year-old driver who died in a crash on the A414 have paid tribute to their "fun loving, vivacious" daughter.


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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)


Year 8 West Hatch High School swimmer Ryan Davis was crowned county champion in the 200m Freestyle at the Essex County Swimming Championships. 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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Debden Park High School
(updated April 27, 2017)
King Harold Academy
(updated April 27, 2017)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated April 27, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated April 25, 2017)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated April 25, 2017)
Epping Forest College
(updated April 23, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated April 23, 2017)
Epping Town Council
(updated April 23, 2017)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated April 21, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated April 7, 2017)
Chigwell School
(updated April 6, 2017)
Hereward Primary School
(updated March 28, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated March 27, 2017)
West Hatch High School
(updated March 25, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated March 24, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated March 6, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated February 20, 2017)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated February 7, 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)
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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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)
North Weald Parish Council Citizen of the Year awards
(added March 20, 2017)
Epping Forest District Council civic awards
(added March 17, 2017)
Memorial tree planting at West Hatch High School
(added March 13, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping 80th anniversary gala dinner and awards
(added March 12, 2017)
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing opens new teaching space at Loyola Preparatory School, Buckhurst Hill
(added March 10, 2017)
World Book Day at Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(added March 3, 2017)
Loughton Town Council's Civic Celebration and Citizenship awards
(added February 26, 2017)
MP launches Jubilee Park defibrillator
(added February 10, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council civic service
(added February 7, 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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