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GCSEs: PICTURES: Final GCSEs for retiring headteacher

YEAR 11 students at Davenant Foundation School are celebrating another set of excellent GCSE results. PICTURES

GCSEs: VIDEO and PICTURES: Student beat cancer and nets record 12 A* grades

A DEBDEN Park High School student who missed a year of her studies while she fought bone cancer is celebrating a school record 12 A* grades in her GCSE exams. VIDEO  PICTURES

MORETON: Bridge repairs to last six weeks

WORK to repair Moreton Bridge starts on Tuesday with Bridge Road to be closed for about six weeks.

DISTRICT: Council joins litter campaign

PEOPLE who throw litter from their vehicles or drop litter on the streets can expect a £75 fine.

EPPING: Colchester talk to Probus club

A TALK on Colchester was given by historian and town guide Jess Jephcott at the last meeting of the Probus Club of Epping.

NORTH WEALD: Horticultural society show

ENTRIES at North Weald Horticultural Society's show ranged from preserves and marmalade cakes to floral arrangements. PICTURES

EPPING: Market Garden area transformed

THE Epping in Bloom group is creating a community herb garden at the Market Garden area in Epping. PICTURES

CHIGWELL: Witness appeal after sex assault

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Chigwell.

A-LEVELS: Chigwell School celebrates results

CHIGWELL School A-Level students have been celebrating their exam results.

A-LEVELS: Success for Bancroft's students

TWENTY-one students at Bancroft's School achieved three or more A* grade - a fifth of the year group.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Plans submitted for leisure centre and health centre

PLANS have been drawn up for a leisure centre, health centre and 60 Independent Living homes on the Ninefields estate.

ONGAR: Shopfronts "do not fit in" with town's character

ONGAR Town Council is set to write to shop owners urging them to use "traditional" colours when redecorating their premises.

EPPING: Commendation for student who saved drowning man

AN Epping schoolboy who saved a swimmer in trouble off the Norfolk coast has received a Certificate of Commendation.

EPPING: Afternoon tea supports charities

AN afternoon tea raised over £1,000 for the charities supported by the Epping mayor and Rotary Club of Epping president.

A-LEVELS: Davenant Foundation School celebrates "excellent" results

DAVENANT Foundation School's A-Level results have again placed the school among the top performing in Essex. PICTURES

A-LEVELS: Best ever results for West Hatch

WEST Hatch High School is celebrating its best ever A-Level results. PICTURES

BUCKHURST HILL: Work progressing on school building

WORK is progressing on a new two-classroom art and technology block at Loyola Preparatory School.

ONGAR: Cafe shuts as council takes further steps towards Jubilee Park charitable trust

THE Jubilee Park cafe is to shut during the week as Ongar Town Council takes further steps towards transferring the site to a charitable trust.

DISTRICT: Redundancies "likely" in health trust merger

REDUNDANCIES are "likely" with discussions over the merger of two health trusts at an "advanced" stage.

EPPING: 'Toddlerthon' supports charity

CHILDREN at Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Pre-school raised over £1,000 for charity with a ‘toddlerthon'. 

THORNWOOD: Festival supports hospice

A CHEQUE for £4,000 has been presented by the Thornwood Festival organisers to St Clare Hospice. CLICK HERE


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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)


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 - Epping Forest District Council area planning sub-committee (south)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - Epping Forest District Council's cabinet


Epping Foresters Cricket Club batsman Andrew French hits six sixes in an over. Read more

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Assistant Divisional Fire Officer Craig McLellan speaks about the fire at commercial premises off Pick Hill, Upshire
(added August 7, 2016)

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Davenant Foundation School
(updated August 25, 2016)
Debden Park High School
(updated August 25, 2016)
Andrew French - Epping Foresters Cricket Club
(updated August 21, 2016)
Epping in Bloom
(updated August 20, 2016)
Epping Town Council
(updated August 20, 2016)
Chigwell School
(updated August 19, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated August 18, 2016)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated August 18, 2016)
West Hatch High School
(updated August 18, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated August 12, 2016)
Thornwood Festival
(updated August 11, 2016)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated August 8, 2016)

King Harold Academy
(updated August 6, 2016)
Heart of Epping appeal
(updated August 5, 2016)
Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated August 2, 2016)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated August 1, 2016)
The Dream Factory
(updated July 29, 2016)
Hereward Primary School
(updated July 21, 2016)
Dr Diana Lowry
(updated July 20, 2016)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated July 20, 2016)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated July 18, 2016)
(updated July 11, 2016)
St Mary's Church, Loughton
(updated July 10, 2016)
Roding Valley High School
(updated June 13, 2016)
The Worshipful Company of Educators
(updated May 17, 2016)
bibic charity
(updated April 16, 2016)
Boots Opticians, Loughton
(updated March 21, 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)
Ongar Club for the Handicapped
(updated April 8, 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)

For earlier video news items click here


GCSEs - Davenant Foundation School
(added August 25, 2016)
GCSEs: Debden Park High School
(added August 25, 2016)
North Weald Horticultural Society show
(added August 20, 2016)

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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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