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LOUGHTON: College principal to leave

EPPING Forest College CEO and principal Saboohi Famili is to leave the college on July 31 "due to merger plans".

#EEF999LIVE: BUCKHURST HILL: Three arrested over drugs offences

THREE teenagers have been arrested for drugs offences after police stopped a vehicle in Brook Road, Buckhurst Hill.

EPPING: Driver dies after car hits tree

A MOTORIST has died after a car left the road and hit a tree along Thornwood Road, Epping.

EPPING: Town council opposes Conservation Area apartments plan

PLANS to demolish a house in a conservation area off Epping High Street and build a three-storey block of nine apartments on the site are being opposed by the town council.

LOUGHTON: Colleges agree to merge

THE Corporations of Epping Forest College and New City College have agreed to go ahead with their proposed merger.

LOUGHTON: Street collection for RNLI

A STREET collection by the Loughton and Woodford branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution raised 427.80.

LOUGHTON: Final shopping park units let

THE last units on Epping Forest Shopping Park have been let with outlets for Mountain Warehouse and Home Bargains being fitted out.

ONGAR: Town's first female firefighter

ONGAR Fire Station has welcomed Dita Kotoulova - the town's first female firefighter.

LOUGHTON: School holds Race for Life day

PUPILS and staff at Thomas Willingale School raised over 1,400 for Cancer Research UK with a Race for Life day.

DISTRICT: Youth council marks anniversary

EPPING Forest Youth Council marked its ten-year anniversary with a reception at the Houses of Parliament.

#EEF999LIVE: HASTINGWOOD: Fifteen people held over immigration offences

FIFTEEN people have been detained on suspicion of immigration offences after they were seen leaving a lorry on the B1393 Epping Road near Thornwood.

ONGAR: Pianist wins Young Musician prize

PIANIST Jamie Cochrane has won Ongar Music Club's Young Musician of the Year competition.

EPPING: Club has new home kit sponsor

THE traditional Turkish barbers VIP Grooming Lounge is Epping Town Football Club's new home kit sponsor.

UPSHIRE: Homes evacuated during blaze

THIRTY-eight people were evacuated after a blaze broke out in a bungalow in Avey Lane and spread to industrial units. 

EPPING: Bumper turnout at Town Show

A BUMPER crowd turned out for the Epping Town Show PICTURES

EPPING: Club receives Tesco support

EPPING'S Tesco store will be providing hospitality at some Epping Town FC  first team home matches this season.

LOUGHTON / BUCKHURST HILL: Police believe robberies may be linked

POLICE believe a series of robberies in Loughton and Buckhurst Hill may be linked..

LOCAL PLAN: Court dismisses Plan challenge

THE High Court has dismissed the legal challenge to the Local Plan paving the way for the council to submit the document to the Secretary of State.

LOCAL PLAN: Action group welcomes ruling

THEYDON Bois Action Group says it is "delighted" that the challenge brought by property development company CK Properties (Theydon Bois) Ltd has been dismissed.

LOCAL PLAN: Decision "hardly good news" for Loughton residents

THE High Court's decision to dismiss a legal challenge against the Local Plan is "hardly good news" for Loughton residents, according to Independent councillor Stephen Murray.

CHIGWELL: Academy gets 'Good' report

CHIGWELL Primary Academy is celebrating an Ofsted judgement of 'Good' following an inspection last month.

COOPERSALE: Housebuilder gives gardening equipment to school

PUPILS at Coopersale and Theydon Garnon Primary School have been given a helping hand with a donation of a gardening kit to encourage more of them to get outdoors.

HASTINGWOOD: Investigation into blaze

AN investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of a major blaze which broke out at a scrap yard at Hastingwood.

DISTRICT: Cheque boost for Diabetes UK

A CHEQUE for 2,388 has been presented to Diabetes UK by last year's district council chairman Dave Stallan.

ONGAR: Eight musicians chosen for Ongar Music Club competition semi-final

EIGHT musicians will compete in the Essex Young Musician of the Year semi-final.

ONGAR: PICTURES: Ongar Carnival

A SLIDESHOW of pictures from the Ongar Carnival procession can be viewed HERE



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West Hatch High School (edition 10)
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The Dream Factory (edition 3)
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Skydive for Heart of Epping appeal 
(updated October 9, 2017)



Epping Town FC will help commemorate one of the first mixed heritage footballers to play in top flight football. Read more

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DI Mark Barber speaks about the investigation into the rape of a teenage girl in Thornwood
(added April 23, 2018)
DC Ben Rushmere reads an extract from a family statement in relation to the Thornwood rape investigation
(added April 23, 2018)

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King Harold Academy
(updated July 13, 2018)
Epping Town Council
(updated July 11, 2018)
Roding Valley High School
(updated July 9, 2018)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated July 9, 2018)
West Hatch High School
(updated July 6, 2018)
Love Loughton
(updated July 6, 2018)
Epping Town Football Club
(updated July 4, 2018)
Debden Park High School
(updated July 3, 2018)
Hereward Primary School
(updated June 25, 2018)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated June 25, 2018)
Stanford Rivers Parish Council
(updated June 21, 2018)
Epping in Bloom
(updated June 11, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated June 8, 2018)
North Weald Park (Quinn Estates)
(updated June 5, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated June 1, 2018)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated May 15, 2018)

Davenant Foundation School
(updated May 4, 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)
Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
(updated March 20, 2018)
Dennis Wood
(updated February 13, 2018)
North Weald Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
(updated October 29, 2017)
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 Town Show
(added July 2, 2018)
Ongar Carnival
(added June 24, 2018)
Waltham Abbey Town Show
(added June 23, 2018)
Britain's Got Talent winner at Jubilee Lodge
(added June 20, 2018)
'Freedom of the District' parade and community picnic - North Weald
(added June 10, 2018)
Bench dedication - Parish Hall, Thornwood
(added June 8, 2018)
Roding Quilters exhibition
(added May 28, 2018)

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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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