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LOUGHTON: 'Happy Birthday Jesus'

THE Reception children at Hereward Primary School sparkled in their first ever Christmas nativity show.

DISTRICT: Police step up patrols

POLICE have stepped up patrols and are urging residents in Loughton, Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill to be vigilant following 20 burglaries in the area since the end of October.

BUCKHURST HILL: Man arrested

A MAN has been arrested following a fail-to-stop collision in Buckhurst Hill where a cyclist died.

LOUGHTON: School fair raises £6.450

THE Davenant Foundation School Christmas Fair raised £6,450 for school funds.

ONGAR: Jubilee event proceeds presented

MONEY raised at Ongar's special event to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 has been presented to two local organisations.

BUCKHURST HILL: Hit-and-run victim dies

POLICE are continuing to appeal for information after a cyclist who was seriously injured in a fail-to-stop collision in Buckhurst Hill died.

LOUGHTON: Woman injured in "altercation"

THE Beauty Skin and Eyelash Lounge has received Epping Town Council's best Christmas window award for the second successive year.

CHIGWELL: Driver jailed over death crash

THA teenager who killed a jogger while driving at more than double the speed limit has been jailed for four years.

EPPING: Christmas window winners

THE Beauty Skin and Eyelash Lounge has received Epping Town Council's best Christmas window award for the second successive year.

ONGAR: Three councillors co-opted

THREE new town councillors have been co-opted onto Ongar Town Council.

BUCKHURST HILL: Appeal after hit-and-run

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a fail to stop collision.

ONGAR: Deputy town council clerk resigns

ONGAR Town Council deputy clerk Judith Farr has tendered her resignation and will leave the council at the end of January.

NAZEING: Six homeless after blaze

SIX people have been left homeless after a blaze which destroyed two static caravans and two outbuildings at Sedge Green.

ONGAR: Council rejects Code of Conduct

ONGAR Town Council has voted not to adopt the new councillors' Code of Conduct, until the next council year.

ONGAR: Jubilee Park transfer "on hold"

ALL work over the proposed transfer of the management of the Jubilee Park facilities from Ongar Town Council is being put on hold until a "full legal opinion" has been received.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Action plea over road

WALTHAM Abbey Town Council is to continue to put pressure on Essex County Council for action on Crooked Mile.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Fight to save phone box

THE proposed removal of the phone box outside the Volunteer pub is being opposed by Waltham Abbey Town Council.

LOUGHTON: "Distinct new village" planned

DEVELOPERS behind a proposed 600-plus home 'Garden Village' on the border of Loughton and Chigwell say it would provide a "distinct new village".

LOUGHTON: 'Garden Village' plan revealed

THE idea of a 'garden village' of 600 homes on the Woolston Manor Golf Course site will be assessed as part of the Epping Local Plan process, the district council has said.

LOUGHTON: Council to fight for green areas

THE importance of Loughton's green spaces are being highlighted in the town council's Draft Local Plan response.

DISTRICT: Hollywood Ball raises £100,000

A STAR-studded Hollywood Ball made a profit of £100,000 for The Dream Factory charity with £76,000 raised on the night.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Museum takeover

TWELVE King Harold Academy students took over Epping Forest District Museum for the day.

PLAN: Council hails "fantastic" response

EPPING Forest District Council has received more than 450 responses at the halfway point of its Local Plan consultation.

ONGAR: Man arrested over racial abuse

A 57-YEAR-OLD man from Ongar has been arrested over a racially aggravated public order incident in Harlow.

EPPING: School holds awards evening

A PACKED hall of parents, staff and students at Epping St John's School gathered for its GCSE awards evening.


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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)


Triathlete Ali Trauttmansdorff is being sponsored by Everyone Active at Loughton Leisure Centre as part of its Sporting Champions scheme. 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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Hereward Primary School
(updated December 5, 2016)
West Hatch High School
(updated December 5, 2016)
King Harold Academy
(updated December 5, 2016)
Debden Park High School
(updated December 4, 2016)
Epping Town Council
(updated December 3, 2016)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated November 30, 2016)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated November 30, 2016)
The Dream Factory
(updated November 27, 2016)
Epping St John's School
(updated November 25, 2016)
Ongar Town Council
(updated November 23 , 2016)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated November 23, 2016)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated November 23, 2016)

Ongar Club for the Handicapped
(updated November 19, 2016)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated November 18, 2016)
(updated November 14, 2016)
Chigwell School
(updated November 12, 2016)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated October 4, 2016)
Epping in Bloom
(updated October 1, 2016)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated September 23, 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)
Epping Forest Community Transport
(updated August 2, 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)
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)
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 reception children perform 'Happy Birthday Jesus'
(added December 5, 2016)
Epping Christmas Tree Festival and Christmas Market and 'Christmas in Queens Road', Buckhurst Hill
(added December 3, 2016)
Official opening of Hastingwood Village Hall extension
(added November 20, 2016)
The Dream Factory's Hollywood Ball
(added November 19, 2016)
Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition
(added November 18, 2016)
Epping St John's School awards evening
(added November 17, 2016)
Remembrance Sunday
(added November 13, 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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