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Phone fraudsters con residents out of £15k

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:44am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The pair from Loughton were two of seven residents in the district that were targeted by police-posing fraudsters yesterday.

M25 delays following overnight diversion

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Traffic tailbacks on the M25 near the Bell Common Tunnel

3:27pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Severe delays are expected overnight as M25 traffic is set to be diverted via the M11 due to uncompleted verge works.

Children dress up as Roald Dahl characters for charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:52pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Children and teachers dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl book characters to raise nearly £200 for charity.

Art exhibition showcases work of amateur artists

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:13pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

The Autumn Art Exhibition by Loughton Art Group has 64 handcrafted watercolour, pastel and acrylic pieces for sale.

Fundraiser raises £4k for cancer unit

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:02pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A charity dinner and dance raised almost £4,000 for a breast cancer clinical trials unit at the weekend.

Central line apology for 'major disruption'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Normal service resumes on Central line

9:47am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Chris Taggart, general manager of the Central line, has apologised for disruption yesterday.

Severe Central Line delays over weekend

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Central line has good service after delays

9:29am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Severe delays are expected this weekend following planned part closures on the Central line.

Ex-Hong Kong Police officer becomes Lib Dem councillor

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:26pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Newly elected councillor and ex-police officer Kim Adams is ‘honoured’ to be representing the residents that voted for him.

Neighbourhood meeting must decide it's own future

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Potentially the last Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting will be held tomorrow after police announced they would no longer be attending.

Diversity stars open new dance studio

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:42pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Hundreds of people gathered at the weekend to watch Diversity stars open a new dance studio.

Charity open larger store after high street success

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

An environmental charity has celebrated its success with the opening of a larger premises today.

Pubs "could be thing of the past within 20 years"

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:22am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Nail in coffin for two more Epping boozers

Town council launches annual Christmas window competition

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Christmas Pamper Evening

11:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The town council competition is giving creative businesses the chance to win £100 for their chosen charity.

Pub closures: What do you think?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:05am Wednesday 1st October 2014

After two traditional pubs across Epping Forest district closed and with 8 pub closures per week in London and the South East, The Guardian has asked people what they think of pub closures and the effect they have of on the community.

Severe delays on Central line

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Central line has good service after delays

9:02am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Central line is currently reporting severe delays in both directions after part of the line is suspended. 

Severe delays as M25 lanes and exit close overnight

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Highways Agency will close lanes both anti-clockwise and clockwise tonight.

MP lays foundation stone for new build

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:43am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A foundation stone for a bungalow being built by a housing trust has been laid by MP Eleanor Laing

Historic trains defiled in "pointless graffiti" attack

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Volunteers at the vandalised Epping Ongar railway have vented their frustration at the perpetrators.

Ambulance trust appeal for local lifesavers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:21am Wednesday 1st October 2014

An ambulance trust is appealing for new recruits to help save lives.

Police appealing for witnesses following two robberies

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Essex Police believe the two knifepoint robberies may be linked.

Application for new secondary school approved

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The school is set to become the town's first secondary school in 25 years.

Annual school festival to educate Olympic hopefuls

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Launch of the Lee Valley VeloPark (the former London 2012 cycling venue) with ambassadors Laura Trott OBE and Mark Colbourne MBE. The venue  includes Velodrome, Road Circuit, BMX track and MTB skills section. (12/3/2014) EL75635_1

3:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Students from two Epping Forest schools will experience training in cycling, tennis and hockey next month.

High school celebrates launch of 2015 sixth form

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Christian Cavanagh outside Debden Park High School

2:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The school is one of four in the district to have been given the go-ahead in July.

Essex Highways rejects calls for barrier at 'dangerous junction'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Patricia Eustace was killed in 2008 after being struck by an out of control car.

Primary school unveil stained glass window

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The window was a gift from headteacher Linda Wiskin.

New scheme to benefit landlords and tenants

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Flags werev flown at half mast outside the Epping Forest District Council offices in High Street, Epping

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A scheme supporting landlords across the district was launched last week.

Historic trains vandalised by graffiti gang

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Epping-Ongar Railway.

9:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Graffiti vandals have attacked the Epping Ongar Railway by "tagging" the sides of three of their historic trains.

Petition for street lights to stay on all night handed to MP

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Residents concerned at a perceived rise in crime handed a petition to keep street lights on from ‘dusk-til dawn’ to their MP.

Pub could be demolished for new apartment block

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

A pub could be demolished to make way for a new apartment block after developers made their plans public.

M25 delays as lanes close overnight

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Motorists face delays on M25

3:13pm Monday 29th September 2014

Two lanes will close overnight for the next month.

Successful litter pick retrieves supermarket trolleys

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:53pm Monday 29th September 2014

The council called for volunteers last week after discovering an 'alarming' amount of litter in the town.

Pub wins floral award for second time

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

A picturesque pub has taken the coveted crown in an annual flower contest.

School confirms significant GCSE results drop

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Denice Halpin

1:12pm Monday 29th September 2014

Confirmation follows the resignation of headteacher Denice Halpin last week.

Spiritualist church raise £1k for air ambulance trust

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

The event consisted of three mediums sharing clairvoyance messages with audience members.

Search for King Harold's remains approved

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: WALTHAM ABBEY: Spotlight on abbey church

11:19am Monday 29th September 2014

Date for start of search to be set next month

Council appoints new manager for sports centre

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:51am Monday 29th September 2014

The club has faced controversy since plans were revealed in July.

Car crash leaves passenger with spinal injuries

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:27am Monday 29th September 2014

A car accident has left one passenger with serious spinal injuries.

Retirement home pays homage to Hollywood for charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:27am Monday 29th September 2014

Retirement home staff paid homage to stars of Hollywood by dressing up for charity

Tube returns to station after 20 years

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:37am Monday 29th September 2014

A Tube service returned to Ongar for the first time in two decades over the weekend.

Council house building project to get under way next month

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Flags werev flown at half mast outside the Epping Forest District Council offices in High Street, Epping

8:44am Monday 29th September 2014

Building work to start in the first council houses to be built for 30 years.

Woman cut from car after early hours crash

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Blue lights, bruised boys and drunks - a night out with a Sutton ambulance crew

7:28am Monday 29th September 2014

Four people were treated by the London Ambulance Service following a crash.

Office destroyed in fire

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:13am Monday 29th September 2014

Thirty-five fire fighters called to scene late last night.

Police scrap public meetings claiming lack of resources

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

4:13pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Police have scrapped  the way they will meet with the community due to "shrinking resources".

Speaking Out: Vimal Ohrie on street lighting in Epping Forest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Vimal Ohrie lives in Tomswood Road in Chigwell and is supporting a petition asking councillors' to turn back on street lights and prevent vandalism.

Fire stations to hold open days

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

The Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is opening a number of its stations to the public this weekend so people can see what it takes to be a firefighter.

Volunteers making progress on new nature trail

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

A group of volunteers are busy transforming an overgrown allotment site into a nature trail.

Pub stops serving after more than 100 years

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

A pub that has stood since the end of the 19th century has closed for business.

Pharmacy to offer free blood pressure checks

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:48pm Friday 26th September 2014

The free checks will be available from October 1.

Supermarkets could be charged local tax

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:15pm Friday 26th September 2014

Large supermarkets in the district may be asked to pay extra in a bid to help smaller shops survive.

Headteacher resigns following rumored GCSE results drop

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Denice Halpin

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

The school is rumoured to have dropped 20 per cent in A* to C grades since last year.






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