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#EEF999LIVE: LOUGHTON: Man jailed after police find samurai sword in his car

A MAN has been jailed for possession of an offensive weapon after police found a samurai sword on the back seat of his car.

LOUGHTON: Year 6 Leavers' Show

YEAR 6 children at Hereward Primary School ended their year by performing 'Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies'.

#EEF999LIVE: LOUGHTON: Four men arrested during knife crime crackdown

FOUR men have been arrested in Loughton on suspicion of possessing a knife as Essex Police continues its crackdown on knife crime.

LOUGHTON: Collection raises £494

A COLLECTION in Loughton High Road raised £494.28 for Action for Children.

EPPING: Appeal to find 'Monkey'

AN appeal has gone out to find 'Monkey' who disappeared while out shopping with his young owner in Epping.

ONGAR: Council suspends meeting schedule

ONGAR Town Council has suspended its meeting schedule until further notice because of a shortage of staff.

LOUGHTON: Thanks follow lifeboat collection

THE annual street collection by the Loughton and District part of the local RNLI branch raised £437.03.

NORTH WEALD: Race for Life raises £35,000

SOME 700 women of all ages raised over £35,000 for Cancer Research UK at this year’s Race for Life.

#EEF999LIVE: Knifepoint robbery

A MAN has been robbed of his moped at knifepoint while he was riding along Chigwell Lane, Loughton.

LAMBOURNE: PICTURES: Flower festival

FLORAL displays were on show at St Mary and All Saints Church, Lambourne. PICTURES

THEYDON MOUNT: Crews tackle field fire

FOUR fire crews have dealt with a  fire which spread across two square miles of land bordering the M25 near Theydon Mount.

DISTRICT: Open gardens raise £5,000

TWENTY-one gardens in Harlow, Hastingwood and Epping were opened to the public raising £5,000 for St Clare Hospice.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Seven-hour drum event

KING Harold Academy held a seven-hour Drumathon featuring a continuous barrage of rhythms and beats.

DISTRICT: Midnight Walk raises £60,000

ORGANISERS of the St Clare Hospice Midnight Walk hope the event will have raised some £60,000.

DISTRICT:Cost-cutting prescription changes

HEALTH bosses are proposing to limit the issuing of routine prescription for medicines and products that can be bought without prescription for short-term conditions and minor ailments as part of cost-cutting moves.

HARLOW: Hospital could be smoke-free

BOSSES at Princess Alexandra Hospital are asking for comments over proposals to make the site smoke-free.

LOUGHTON: Concert a "great success"

A RANGE of music was performed at Roding Valley High School's concert by Year 9 and Year 10 GCSE music students.

NORTH WEALD: Residents highlight parking

RESIDENTS in North Weald have taken their campaign over "inconsiderate" parking in their road to the parish council.

ONGAR: School celebrates SATS results

ONGAR Primary School is celebrating its latest set of SATS results which are "significantly" above the national average.

DISTRICT: Cemetery care initiative to expand

A CEMETERY care initiative started by former Ongar Town Council deputy clerk Judith Farr is set to expand.

ONGAR: Soprano takes young musician title

A SOPRANO has won the Essex Young Musician of the Year competition held by Ongar Music Club.

LOUGHTON: Former party leader at school

FORMER Green Party leader Natalie Bennett visited Roding Valley High School's Sixth Form.

#EEF999LIVE: Police hunt men after collision

POLICE want to trace four men who failed to stop after a road collision at Tysea Hill, Stapleford Abbotts.



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West Hatch High School (edition 11)
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West Hatch High School (edition 10)
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Teacher Stuart Springthorpe and student Ryan Locke speak about the marathon drum challenge at King Harold Academy
(added July 10, 2017)

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King Harold Academy
(updated July 21,  2017)
Roding Valley High School
(updated July 20, 2017)
Hereward Primary School
(updated July 20, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated July 19, 2017)
Debden Park High School
(updated July 11, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated July 11, 2017)
Ongar Music Club
(updated July 11, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated July 10, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated July 8, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated July 8, 2017)
West Hatch High School
(updated July 7, 2017)
Epping Town Council
(updated July 7, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated July 6, 2017)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated July 4, 2017)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated July 3, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated June 26, 2017)
Epping Forest College
(updated June 21, 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)
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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Hereward Primary School - Leavers' Show 
(added July 20, 2017)
Flower festival - St Mary and All Saints Church, Lambourne 
(added July 15, 2017)
Marathon sponsored drum challenge at King Harold Academy 
(added July 10, 2017)

Unveiling of plaque to mark home of former Loughton Bus Garage
(added July 10, 2017)
West Hatch High School Summer Concert (added July 7, 2017)
Hereward Primary School - Years 1 and 2 Sports Day
(added July 7, 2017)
Hereward Primary School - Reception Sports Day
(added July 7, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery - Race for Life day
(added July 6, 2017)
Epping Town Show
(added July 2, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping - Youth Makes Art presentations
(added July 2, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Show
(added June 25, 2017)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated February 3, 2015)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
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