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DISTRICT: Funding boost for domestic abuse initiative

THE J9 domestic abuse awareness initiative run by Epping Forest District Council has received a £750 grant from the High Sheriff of Essex Fund.

DISTRICT: Council to take back management of car parks

THE district council is to take back management of its 18 car parks from April 1 saving the authority at least £58,600 a year.

LOUGHTON: High Road home receives council's design award

WORK carried out on a building in High Road, Loughton, has won the town council's Building Design award.

ONGAR: Plans for five homes opposed

PLANS for a terrace of five houses on the former Noble and Taylor builders' yard off Ongar High Street are being opposed by the town council.

#EEF999LIVE: EPPING: Two charged after police pursuit

TWO men have been charged following a police pursuit along the M25 near Epping.

LOUGHTON: Register for college news

EVERYTHING Local News - part of Everything Epping Forest - is now providing media support for Epping Forest College.

CHIGWELL: Students win £1,000 for hospice

STUDENTS at West Hatch High School secured £1,500 for three charities at the school's First Give final.

LOUGHTON: Sea of red for Red Nose Day

CHILDREN at Thomas Willingale School and Nursery were seeing red as they supported Red Nose Day.

LOUGHTON: Surprise assembly for school caretaker's 30th anniversary

SCHOOL caretaker Barbara Yarwood could not believe her eyes when staff and children marked her 30th anniversary. 

EPPING: Mayor "very impressed" with school

EPPING Mayor Les Burrows has praised the "positive attitude" of the headteacher and students at Epping St John's School.

DISTRICT: MP's shock at Westminster attack

MP Eleanor Laing has spoken of her shock at the terror attack on Westminster.

CHIGWELL: New traffic light junction branded "terrible idea"

THE introduction of traffic lights at Rolls Park Corner, Chigwell, has been branded a "terrible idea" by a county councillor.

#EEF999LIVE: STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS: Disturbance at golf club

POLICE are investigating a "large scale public order incident" at Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: Drone marks Ofsted success

DEBDEN Park High School enlisted the help of a drone to help celebrate its 'Outstanding' Ofsted judgement.

LOUGHTON: 'Magic Moments' at school

MAGIC Moments were aplenty at Hereward Primary School as it held a morning to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism.

LOUGHTON: MP "impressed" with plans

EPPING Forest MP Eleanor Laing is "most impressed" with plans in place for Epping Forest College.

NORTH WEALD: Council presents awards

A MAN who has written a book charting the history of Thornwood and who is described as "a keen supporter of everything that goes on in the village" has received North Weald Bassett Parish Council's Citizen of the Year award.

#EEF999LIVE: EPPING: Police praised for '15-minute' arrest

POLICE officers have been praised for a "great multi-team effort" after a man was arrested in Epping on suspicion of burglary just 15 minutes after an emergency call was made.

EPPING: New Team Rector appointed

THE new Team Rector for the Epping District Team Ministry has been appointed and will take up his new role in June.

LOUGHTON: Receive 'Love Loughton' news

THIS year's 'Love Loughton' family fun day organised by St Mary's Church will be held on Saturday, September 16.

DISTRICT: Civic Awards recognise those who "make a difference"

THOSE who "make a difference and inspire others to do the same" have been honoured with Epping Forest District Council civic awards. PICTURES

LOUGHTON: School Council at Westminster

MP Eleanor Laing met members of White Bridge Primary School's School Council when they visited Westminster. 

DISTRICT: Epping Forest Conservatives elect new president

EPPING Forest Conservatives have elected Valerie Metcalfe as their new President.

DISTRICT: Prince Harry visits Epping Forest

PRINCE Harry visited Epping Forest to view the Wood Pasture Restoration Project which is part of The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).


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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)


Year 8 West Hatch High School swimmer Ryan Davis was crowned county champion in the 200m Freestyle at the Essex County Swimming Championships. 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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West Hatch High School
(updated March 25, 2017)
Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(updated March 24, 2017)
Epping Town Council
(updated March 22, 2017)
Hereward Primary School
(updated March 21, 2017)
Debden Park High School
(updated March 21, 2017)
Eleanor Laing MP
(updated March 21, 2017)
King Harold Academy
(updated March 20, 2017)
Davenant Foundation School
(updated March 20, 2017)
Chigwell School
(updated March 15, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping
(updated March 12, 2017)
North Weald Bassett Parish Council
(updated March 8, 2017)
The Dream Factory
(updated March 6, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council
(updated February 20, 2017)
D&J Cemetery Care
(updated February 20, 2017)
Epping in Bloom
(updated February 12, 2017)
Buckhurst Hill Parish Council
(updated February 7, 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)
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)
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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North Weald Parish Council Citizen of the Year awards
(added March 20, 2017)
Epping Forest District Council civic awards
(added March 17, 2017)
Memorial tree planting at West Hatch High School
(added March 13, 2017)
Rotary Club of Epping 80th anniversary gala dinner and awards
(added March 12, 2017)
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing opens new teaching space at Loyola Preparatory School, Buckhurst Hill
(added March 10, 2017)
World Book Day at Thomas Willingale School and Nursery
(added March 3, 2017)
Loughton Town Council's Civic Celebration and Citizenship awards
(added February 26, 2017)
MP launches Jubilee Park defibrillator
(added February 10, 2017)
Waltham Abbey Town Council civic service
(added February 7, 2017)
The Princess Royal opens Citizens Advice Bureau offices in Epping
(added January 25, 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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