Tour de France excitement, tea hut update and good news for four schools

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Stories of the week: Epping Forest Stories of the week: Epping Forest

A selection of stories from Epping Forest over the past week. Click on the text to read more...

We started the week with coverage of the Tour de France as thousands of people gathered along the route through Epping Forest to cheer on the world's top bike racers.

A 33-year-old man was jailed for his part in a plot to sell cocaine with a street value of more than £5million.

A teenager must raise £4,000 in his bid to travel to Kenya to volunteer for a charity.

It has been announced that the owner of the High Beach tea hut, who is facing an uncertain future, will learn his fate in August.

And finally, good news for four of the district's schools, which have been told their bids to open new sixth forms have been approved.











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