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DISTRICT: MP meets Christmas card competition winner

MP Dame Eleanor Laing visited Braeside School to thank the winner of her annual Christmas card competition, which was again sponsored by Haslers. 

CHIGWELL: Police renew murder appeal

FIVE years on from the murder of a teenaged boy in Chigwell, detectives are renewing their appeal for information. 

EPPING: Festive Friday in Epping

CROWDS descended on Epping High Street for the town council-organised Christmas Market which featured some 70 stalls and festive entertainment, and the Christmas Tree Festival at St John's Church. PICTURES

BUCKHURST HILL: PICTURES: Crews tackle blaze at David Lloyd Centre

AN investigation has been launched into the blaze at the David Lloyd Centre, Buckhurst Hill. PICTURES

EPPING: Rotarians seek award nominations

THE Rotary Club of Epping is seeking nominations for its annual Service Above Self award. 

LOUGHTON: School's Foodbank collection

HUNDREDS of tins and packets of food have been collected by Roding Valley High School for Epping Forest Foodbank. PICTURE

DISTRICT: Sports clubs support Foodbank

A CHRISTMAS appeal by Epping Upper Clapton Rugby Club, Epping Youth FC and Epping Netball Club collected 80kg of goods for Epping Forest Foodbank. 

DEBDEN: Santa Run raises £6,500

MORE than 150 people dressed as Father Christmas for the Debden Santa Run which raised about £6,500 for St Clare Hospice. PICTURES

NORTH WEALD: Council plans campaign

A WIDESPREAD campaign to fight for North Weald Library is being proposed by North Weald Bassett Parish Council.

NORTH WEALD: Councillor compares barbers' shop signage to a "fairground"

ILLUMINATED signage at a new Turkish barbers in North Weald is being questioned by the parish council.

COOPERSALE: Police called to 'armed' men

ARMED police were called to forest land between Epping and North Weald when they responded to a report that men thought to be armed were seen in the area.

DISTRICT: District council relocation plans could involve town and parish councils

THE prospect of the majority of Civic Offices staff moving to North Weald "presents opportunities" to discuss office needs with Epping town and North Weald parish councils, the district council has said.

EPPING: More than 50 homes and public cafe in plans for Civic Offices redevelopment

MORE than 50 homes could be built on part of the Civic Offices site with changes to the newer part of the main building set to include a public cafe and offices for local businesses.

EPPING: Epping in Bloom lights switch-on

SOME 2,000 festive lights at the Market Garden Terrace were switched on by Epping in Bloom member Holly Lucken.

LOUGHTON: VAT man in Ironman challenge

A VAT executive at accountancy firm Haslers has completed a long-distance triathlon in Copenhagen.

DISTRICT: Recycling scheme reaps rewards

A SCHEME that rewards residents for recycling and boosts local charities has been operating in the district for over a year. 

PICTURES: Christmas in Debden and Waltham Abbey

Everything Epping Forest attended the 'Countdown to Christmas' in The Broadway, Debden, and Waltham Abbey's Cavalcade of Light.

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#EEF999LIVE: BUCKHURST HILL: Police recover stolen car

A VW Golf stolen during a burglary in north London in October was recovered by Epping Forest Community Safety Team police officers.

#EEF999LIVE: EPPING: PICTURES: Raiders use gas to 'blow up' Santander cash machine

A BANK and three shops in Epping High Street remain cordoned off after raiders 'blew up' the cash machine outside the Santander branch in the early hours. PICTURES

NORTH WEALD: Group to reveal findings

NORTH Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is holding three drop-in events to share consultation responses.

LOUGHTON: Mayor opens exhibition

THE Lopping Hall Gallery's Christmas exhibition has been officially opened by mayor Stephen Murray.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Youth charity benefits from book sales

THE WAY 2000 charity has received £155 from Tesco, thanks to second-hand book sales at its Waltham Abbey store

LIBRARY PROPOSALS: Bid to get 'listed' status for under-threat library building

A COUNCILLOR has submitted an application for the Buckhurst Hill Library building to be given listed building status.

LIBRARY PROPOSALS: Councillor backs no-confidence call over library closures

A LOUGHTON councillor is one of six behind a motion of no confidence in county council leader David Finch and cabinet member Susan Barker over proposals to close four of the district's eight libraries.

#EEF999LIVE: BUCKHURST HILL: Two due in court over cannabis plants

TWO men are to appear at court for producing a controlled drug after 150 cannabis plants were found in Buckhurst Hill.



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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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You can also view the footage via the links below. 

Police gain entry to a property during a major drugs operation in the Epping Forest district 
(updated November 13, 2018)

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



Epping Town Football Club will welcome MP Dame Eleanor Laing to their home Essex Olympian League match against Lakeside Reserves. 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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Dame Eleanor Laing MP
(updated December 10, 2018)
Debden Park High School
(updated December 6, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated December 6, 2018)
King Harold Academy
(updated December 5, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated December 4, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated December 3, 2018)
Epping Town Football Club
(updated December 3, 2018)
Epping in Bloom
(updated December 2, 2018)
Epping Forest Community Safety Partnership
(updated November 30, 2018)
Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated November 23, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
(updated November 19, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated November 19, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated November 14, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated November 9, 2018)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated November 9, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated November 7, 2018)

Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated October 17, 2018)
Upholstery Skills Centre, Stapleford Abbotts
(updated July 23, 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)
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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Epping Christmas Market and Tree Festival
(added December 8, 2018)
Debden Santa Run
(added December 2, 2018)
Cavalcade of Light in Waltham Abbey
(added November 30, 2018)
Christmas event in Debden
(added November 30, 2018)

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The Nags Head, Moreton
(updated February 3, 2015)
M25 Business Centre, Waltham Abbey
(updated February 10, 2014) 


Everything Epping Forest celebrated its tenth anniversary on November 17, 2018. 

Many thanks for all your messages.

Congratulations to David Jackman on the tenth anniversary of his brilliantly successful Everything Epping Forest. We could not manage without it! - Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing

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 here’s to the next decade - Loughton district and town councillor and Loughton Town Mayor 2018-19 Stephen Murray

Happy 10th birthday! You do a wonderful job on communicating local news - very quickly and accurately. Best of luck for the next ten years - Epping district and town councillor Holly Whitbread

Congratulations on ten years working with the local community. We need what you do! - Epping Upper Clapton Rugby Club chairman Paul Donnelly

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

Congratulations David. It doesn't seem possible it is 10 years although on the other hand EEF seems always to have been around! Many thanks for coverage over the years and being the first source of information about the area - King Harold commemoration organiser Tricia Gurnett

Well done David, we love your (Everything Local News) media releases. Keep up the good and informative work - North Weald Bassett Parish Council clerk Sue De Luca

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