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NORTH WEALD: Village to feature in new BBC drama series

SCENES for a new BBC ONE drama series have been filmed in North Weald - the latest occasion that the village will feature on the small screen.

#EEF999LIVE: CHIGWELL: Police hunt gang over attempted kidnap

POLICE are hunting for up to five men following the attempted kidnap of a woman and the theft of her Land Rover in Chigwell.

#EEF999LIVE: WALTHAM ABBEY: Man jailed for sexually assaulting girl, 16

A 59 YEAR-OLD Waltham Abbey man has been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenaged girl.

DISTRICT: Police already planning for Halloween next year

POLICE are already drawing up plans to cope with Halloween next year after hundreds of youths used social media to arrange a gathering in Epping this year.

EPPING: Executive headteacher meets Archbishop of Canterbury

EXECUTIVE headteacher Allan Osborne met the Archbishop of Canterbury after Epping St John's School was highlighted as one of the most improved faith schools in the country.

CHIGWELL: School plans recommended for refusal

PLANS for the "complete refurbishment" of Chigwell Primary Academy with 59 homes built as an "enabling development" are being recommended for refusal by planning officers.

#EEF999LIVE: HASTINGWOOD: Ramraiders' vehicle found

A VEHICLE used by ramraiders to steal a cash machine from a Harlow store has been found near Hastingwood.

BUCKHURST HILL: Man jailed over death

A MAN has been sentenced following a collision between a lorry and a cyclist in Buckhurst Hill.

#EEF999LIVE: Armed gang rob man

FIVE men wearing balaclavas and armed with a knife robbed a man in South View Road, Loughton.

DISTRICT: District faces higher new homes figure if Local Plan deadline is not met

THE Epping Forest district will have to accommodate 8,000-plus more new homes than currently anticipated if the Local Plan is not submitted by the end of March.

ONGAR: Evacuee talk to ladies group

A TALK on her time as a Second World War evacuee was given by Pat Gunn to Ongar and Shelley Ladies Thursday Group.

EPPING: Police station for sale

THE Epping Police Station building is up for sale, 17 months after the front counter closed to the public.

WALTHAM ABBEY: Rainforest creatures

YEAR 7 students at King Harold Academy met creepy crawlies and reptiles found in rainforests. PICTURES.

DISTRICT: Roding Valley team wins debate

RODING Valley High School won the Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition with Davenant runner-up.

DISTRICT: MP appointed to Privy Council

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing has said it is a "great honour" to have been appointed a member of the Privy Council.

EPPING: Warning after house fire starts in logs stored next to fireplace

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house at Bell Common after logs stored beside a fireplace caught alight.

DISTRICT: The district remembers

SERVICES of Remembrance and wreath-laying ceremonies have been held across the district. 
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#EEF999LIVE: Police appeal over 'deaf charity' doorstep callers

POLICE are appealing for information after two incidents where property has been stolen after a doorstep caller claimed to be from a deaf charity.



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



Bantham and Ongar Bowls Club has a new artificial green. Read more

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Chief Superintendent Sean O'Callaghan speaking at Command Team awards
(added November 8, 2017)

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Debden Park High School
(updated November 22, 2017)
West Hatch High School
(updated November 20, 2017)
King Harold Academy
(updated November 18, 2017)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated November 17, 2017)
Roding Valley High School
(updated November 17, 2017)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated November 17, 2017)
Epping Town Council
(updated November 9, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated November 8, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated November 6, 2017)
Hereward Primary School
(updated November 4, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated October 30, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
(updated October 29, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated October 18, 2017)
Epping Forest College
(updated October 11, 2017)
Essex Association of Local Councils
(updated September 25, 2017)
Love Loughton
(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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Schools parliamentary debating competition
(added November 17, 2017)
Remembrance Sunday - Epping
(added November 12, 2017)
Remembrance Sunday - Loughton
(added November 12, 2017)
Remembrance Sunday - Chigwell
(added November 12, 2017)
Remembrance Sunday - Waltham Abbey
(added November 12, 2017)
Remembrance - Epping (Friday)
(added November 10, 2017)
West Hatch High School Sixth Form open evening
(added November 9, 2017)
Command Team police awards
(added November 8, 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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