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EPPING: Celebrity chef visits school

CELEBRITY chef Lorraine Pascale responded to a social media campaign to visit students at Epping St John's School.

EPPING: Sister of Royal Marine killed in action raising money for Royal British Legion

THE sister of a Royal Marine killed in action in Afghanistan is raising money for the Royal British Legion ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

#EEF999LIVE: BUCKHURST HILL: Man jailed over Lixe Watches raid

A MAN charged in connection with a robbery in Buckhurst Hill has been jailed for a total of 12 years.

#EEF999LIVE: HIGH BEACH: Cyclist seriously injured in collision

A CYCLIST has suffered multiple injuries in a road crash in High Beach.

CHIGWELL: Doctors' surgery plan revealed

OUTLINE plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of the Victory Hall site in Chigwell.

NORTH WEALD: Residents demand road repairs - or reduced council tax bills

RESIDENTS of a North Weald street are calling for their "forgotten and neglected" pot-holed road to be repaired - or for a reduction on their council tax bills. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Firefighters called to crash involving three vehicles

ONE person has been freed after a three-vehicle collision on Valley Hill, Loughton.

WALTHAM ABBEY: New £9.5m leisure centre

WORK on Waltham Abbey’s new state-of-the-art leisure centre was officially launched at a special ceremony.

LOUGHTON: Children hold Poetry Week

CHILDREN at Hereward Primary School celebrated National Poetry Day with a series of events.

DISTRICT: Hog roast raises £3,500

SUPPORTERS of the Friends of Revitalise Jubilee Lodge hosted a Hog Roast which raised £3,500.

DISTRICT: No decision over homes which will "ruin village feel"

A DECISION over controversial plans for eight houses has been deferred until district councillors have visited the site.

LOUGHTON: College holding open day

THE progress made at Epping Forest College in the past year will be highlighted at a special open day on Saturday.

EPPING: Date set for Town Show

NEXT year's Epping Town Show will be held at the Stonards Hill recreation ground on Sunday, July 1.

EPPING: Tree survey planned

ACTION to try and protect trees which could be under threat from developers is to be taken by Epping Town Council.

EPPING:  £7,000 by-election bill highlighted

THE £7,000 cost of a council by-election has been highlighted as town councillors begin their budget talks for 2018-19.

EPPING: "Mayfair of Epping" flats opposed

NEW plans for five flats in a road dubbed "the Mayfair of Epping" are worse than previous proposals, the town council says.

WALTHAM ABBEY: CV writing workshops

EMPLOYABILITY was the theme for King Harold Academy students when Barclays Bank staff held CV writing workshops.

DISTRICT: Hospice golf day raises £110,000

HOUSEBUILDER Weston Homes raised a record £110,000 for St Clare Hospice at its 23rd annual golf day.

ONGAR: Paramedic talk to ladies group

A TALK on his 26 years as a paramedic was given by Bob Harding-Jones to Ongar and Shelley Ladies Thursday Group.

DISTRICT: Baby Loss Awareness Week

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing is giving her support to Baby Loss Awareness Week.

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Premier League star fights homes plan

FORMER Premier League star Paul Konchesky fears a development of eight houses will "ruin the village feel".

LOUGHTON: Card Factory at shopping park

GREETINGS card retailer Card Factory has opened a store - its 900th in the UK - at the Epping Forest Shopping Park.

EPPING: Skydivers supports Heart of Epping

EIGHT daredevil fundraisers took part in a tandem skydive to raise money for the Heart of Epping appeal. PICTURES



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West Hatch High School (edition 11)
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West Hatch High School (edition 10)
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West Hatch High School (edition 4)
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Skydive for Heart of Epping appeal 
(updated October 9, 2017)



Bantham and Ongar Bowls Club has a new artificial green thanks to National Lottery and Sport England funding. Read more

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New West Hatch High School headteacher on his new job and the school's expansion
(added September 11, 2017)

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Hereward Primary School
(updated October 12, 2017)
Epping Forest College
(updated October 11, 2017)
Epping Town Council
(updated October 11, 2017)
King Harold Academy
(updated October 10, 2017)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated October 10, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated October 6, 2017)
Debden Park High School
(updated October 4, 2017)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated October 2, 2017)
West Hatch High School
(updated October 2, 2017)
Roding Valley High School
(updated September 27, 2017)
Essex Association of Local Councils
(updated September 25, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated September 15, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated September 15, 2017)
Love Loughton
(updated September 14, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated September 14, 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)
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)
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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Skydive for Heart of Epping appeal
(added October 9, 2017)
Laying of flowers at King Harold's memorial stone, Waltham Abbey 
(added October 7, 2017)
Opening of John Scott Court, Waltham Abbey 
(added October 6, 2017)
West Hatch High School Year 7 Open Evening 
(added October 2, 2017)
Opening of new 3G pitch at Roding Valley High School 
(added September 27, 2017)
Debden Park High School Year 7 Open Morning 
(added September 24, 2017)
Wreath-laying at Battle of Britain service, St Andrew's Church, North Weald 
(added September 17, 2017)
Love Loughton and opening of Hope Centre at St Mary's Church 
(added September 16, 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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