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Man in serious condition after falling 15 feet from ladder

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2:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The man was left with serious chest injuries after he landed on concrete steps.

Epping Ongar railway back in service

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:05pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Ongar station, once the ‘start of the underground universe’,  has been closed for 20 years but thanks to the hard work of restorers it is back in action.

Council to hold Halloween workshop

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Halloween: Where did it come from?

3:05pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The workshop will run over one week for youngsters aged five to 11.

Charity 'ghost walk' through forest

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1:48pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The hike will guide people through what is rumored to be one of the most haunted spots in the UK.

Latest planning applications for Epping Forest

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

12:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Applications made in the week ending September 19.

Town council appeals for litter-picking volunteers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Litter pick in the Arboretum on Saturday

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A town council is appealing for volunteers to help clean the streets after discovering an 'alarming' amount of litter.

Parish councils apply for more powers on development

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: In August services will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays

10:41am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A new neighbourhood plan will allow a community to have a say on how their own area develops.

Gas works to close road

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10:42am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Gas repairs will take place from Monday to Friday next week in Forest Lane, between Woodford Bridge and Chigwell.

Deputy town clerk helps reunite man with long-lost family

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:45am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A family mystery separated the families for over 70 years.

Man re-bailed following Epping school raid

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9:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A 28-year-old man accused of burglary during the raid of a school has been rebailed.

Woman 'lucky to be alive' after crash at accident black spot

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:52am Monday 22nd September 2014

A woman was taken to hospital last night after crashing her car into a bank, flipping it twice in the air.

Centenarian was 'match' girl' in East End

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4:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A nursing home threw a party to celebrate Irene Reynolds's birthday.

District's schools dress down to raise money for genetic charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hereward County Primary School in Loughton

3:52pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A host of primary schools in Epping Forest asked their pupils to dress down in denim on Friday.

Long jump pit to inspire Olympic hopefuls

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3:45pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Government grant awarded to school to improve sports

Fundraiser, 96, raises half a million for cancer cause

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Marjorie Chapman was awarded with the charity's 'Flame of Home' award this year.

Organiser expands family-fun Halloween event

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Organiser Irene Bull with her granddaughter Jessica

2:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The organiser of a free annual village festival has decided to expand her annual children's Halloween event following demand from parents. 

Mysterious package found at council offices

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2:11pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Police were called following the discovery this morning.

Students grow 15 stone pumpkin

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1:49pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Youngsters have been growing the enormous fruit since February.

£1.2m flood defence launched

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12:51pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The defence was launched after a successful 13-year campaign by residents.

Meerkats to move into new luxury apartments

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4:33pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Plans have been unveiled for brand new luxury homes for a family of Meerkats at a nature park.

Brownies hold double anniversary celebration

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9:53am Monday 22nd September 2014

Past and prsent members were invited to the celebration alongside parish councillors and Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing.

Students' IQ in world's top two per cent

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:29am Monday 22nd September 2014

The eight High School students were invited to join MENSA after obtaining above average scores.

Father hit by car

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:40am Sunday 21st September 2014

Michael Philpott was left with a fractured kneecap, tissue damage and a chipped tibia after being hit by a car yesterday morning.

AGM to elect new chairman

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:40am Sunday 21st September 2014

The annual general meeting will also elect a new deputy chairman and treasurer this month.

Latest planning applications for Epping Forest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A summary of planning applications submitted to Epping Forest District Council in the week up to September 26th are listed below.

Apology over Central line disruption

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Minor delays reported on the rest of the line

3:25pm Friday 19th September 2014

London Underground has apologised to commuters following disruption on the Central line this week.

Floral artistry in show at hall

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

A floral artistry show will take over Chigwell Hall for two days next week.

Firefighters appeal for new recruits

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:56am Friday 19th September 2014

A fireman celebrating over 40 years service is appealing for new recruits to help save lives.

Appeal launched to find district's Citizen's of the Year

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

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

Winners will be presented their award at the civic awards ceremony in February 2015.

Retirement home to add hollywood glamour

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

Retirement home will pay homage to their favourite hollywood stars.

TOWIE's James Argent to sing at charity boxing match

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:03am Friday 19th September 2014

TOWIE’s James Argent is to perform at a charity boxing match held to raise money for the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Travellers evicted from leisure centre

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:04am Friday 19th September 2014

A traveller community escorted from public land by police.

Tube stations could lose high percentage of staff

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A total of 588 staff could be cut from London Underground stations from January next year, it has emerged.

Gangster link to Chigwell shooting

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Gangland boss Dave Hunt owns land where shooting took place

Apology over home exchange 'misunderstanding'

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

6:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

Council back down over partition wall claim.

District sport centres to offer free activities

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Image of racket and shuttlecock for badminton for sport

3:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The four centres will offer a variety of activities to mark the largest celebration of physical activity in the UK.

High School plant tree in memory of student killed in car crash

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12:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

'Mandy' Padda was killed on the Epping New Road this year.

Trial date set for assault accused

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The new Chelmsford Magistrates' Court

10:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

David Sullivan was arrested in July on suspicion of attacking a woman.

Town council launch annual Christmas card competition

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Loughton Town Council ask councillors to make it clear they are speaking in a personal capacity when talking to the press

1:59pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The overall winning design will be chosen for the town's official Christmas card.

Charity to launch art club

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Zinc Arts helps people with disabilities and mental health problems.

M11 delays after three-car collision

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

The M11 Southbound is blocked with stationary traffic due to accident involving three vehicles.

Stroke victim becomes fitness instructor

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Lee Cartwright, 41, collapsed as he got out of bed in 2011, leaving him with no movement on his left side.

Disabled three-year-old set to sit with friends after wheelchair target me

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The family began fundraising for 'Sophie's new wheels' in August.

Boy shoots hedgehog with ebay crossbow

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Teenager arrested after neighbours spot him shooting illegal weapon.

MP questions late opening hours after knife attack

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Eleanor Laing could push for nightclub opening hours to be restricted after the stabbing of a man in Epping.

Man to have 'leg straightened' following crash

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:54pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The man suffered a serious leg injury following a collision this morning.

Travellers eviction underway

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:46pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police and council officers attend site in Waltham Abbey.

Man treated at scene of accident

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:59am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Crash involving car and motorcycle.

Accident closes road

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:14am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Motorbike believed to be involved.

Central line services returning to normal follow disruption

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Central Line trains at Leyton, one of the stations experiencing delays.

8:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Earlier severe delays when overnight engineering works finished late.






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