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Applications open for the Gannett Foundation grants

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Grants between £5,000 and £10,000 will be given to projects based in the areas covered by the East London and West Essex Guardian Series.

Residents and businesses invited to turn out lights to mark start of Great War

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

11:54am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The nationwide event will take place on Monday between 10pm and 11pm.

School seeking to establish alumni network

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Davenant Foundation School in Chester Road, Loughton.

10:31am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Former Davenant Foundation School pupils asked to get in touch.

New bishop consecrated at cathedral

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:46am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A football supporting bishop has been ordained in a ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Afternoon tea for cancer charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:59am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Woodredon Riding School in Waltham Abbey hosted the event which raised £685.

Man charged in connection with shopkeeper killing case

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Shammi Atwel was pushed under a lorry after trying to protect his wife and business

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police have charged a seventh man in connection with the death of a businessman killed trying to defend his livelihood.  

Spurs' foundation launches new development centre

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Striker Emmanuel Adebayor wearing Spurs foundation shirt for Sunday's game

2:52pm Monday 28th July 2014

The partnership will see an elite squad formed and entered into national competitions

Woodland plot placed on market

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Bluebells in Claybury Woods, Woodford Green

1:02pm Monday 28th July 2014

Land valued at £350,000

Festival goers dress up to commemorate war dead

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:04am Monday 28th July 2014

Residents enjoyed exhibitions, classic cars and a drone display

Green-fingered villagers show their talents

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:26am Monday 28th July 2014

A total of 12 prizes were awarded to entrants

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Pictures of the week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

Guardian chief photographer Ken Mears picks his favourite shots of the week

Harassment accused wanted by police

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Police have renewed an appeal for information to trace a wanted man.

Festival goers to remember war dead

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: I Love Epping festival in full swing

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

There will be chances to climb aboard the Tresor Paris bus, marvel at a supercar and a vintage Rolls Royce

Park authority boasts award winning green spaces

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Green Heritage accolade also awarded to historic site

Stories of the week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Here is a selection of the week's best stories from the Epping Forest Guardian. Click on the text to read more...

Latest planning applications

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The district council offices in Epping High Street.

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Planning applications submitted to Epping Forest Council up to July 18

Driver arrested after pedestrian injured in early morning collision

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A pedestrian has been hospitalised with head injuries following a collision with a car in Loughton this morning. 

Collision between car and pedestrian closes road

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:20am Friday 25th July 2014

A road in Loughton has been closed by Essex police after a serious road accident involving a car and a pedestrian. 

Building evacuated in thunder storm "chaos"

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:21pm Friday 25th July 2014

Ceilings collapse at office building and car is crushed by tree

TOWIE-themed fish and chip shop wins battle to keep name

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:38am Friday 25th July 2014

The Only Way Is Fish was threatened with legal action by Lime Pictures.

Correction: Hitchcock's Blackmail to be shown at Walthamstow Assembly Hall

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:41am Friday 25th July 2014

Correction: Blackmail is showing at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow and not Orford House Social Club, which was incorrectly printed in our newspaper.

'Hundreds more traveller sites needed in Essex to meet demand'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The new travellers site beside the A406.

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

An estimated 786 new sites needed by 2033.

Hospital trust's £16.5m deficit under scrutiny

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Princess Alexandra Hospital has a planned deficit of £11.5m this year

Legal threat after reports of youths terrorising neighbourhood

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

7:43am Friday 25th July 2014

Claims young people climb onto residents' balconies and abuse shopkeepers.

Teenager charged over scam

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: PHONE THREATS: Scam callers can turn nasty

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Abu Syed, 18, charged in connection with scam on elderly Buckhurst Hill man.

Council to improve sports centre to encourage users

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: bowls - cxz

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Town council to take over lease in February

Couple's engagement plans cancelled due to sewage flooding

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Lee Emery and Danielle Fenn could face six months out of their home

Nigerian artist marks 100 days since schoolgirls kidnapping

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Epping Forest was chosen as it was evocative of the forest where the girls were last seen

Weekly 350-mile round trip for award winning fishmonger

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Ian McClean comes from Grimsby every Monday to sell fish in Essex

Schoolboy racers claim top prize

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:28am Thursday 24th July 2014

Ben Green, Olliver Longshaw and Jaiden Fenton won the British Schools Karting Competition

School and homes plan for former Spurs training ground

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:53am Thursday 24th July 2014

Plans for school for children with autism.

'Firecar' deployed to reduce road collisions

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:06am Thursday 24th July 2014

The 'Firecar' will be used to engage with young drivers

Hospital trusts referred to government over debt

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: King George Hospital

8:01am Thursday 24th July 2014

Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust faces closer Whitehall scrutiny after improvement plan deemed inadequate.

Pupils go on 'sensory safari'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:47am Thursday 24th July 2014

Students encouraged to use all five senses to explore their surroundings

Lanes to reopen after fuel spillage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Highways Agency expect all lanes to reopen at 4.30pm

Third hospital death inquest without jury 'unthinkable'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Carmel Bloom died following a routine operation in 2002

3:08pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The third inquest into the death of Carmel Bloom has been recommended to be heard without a jury due to complex medical evidence

Car and lorry collide on M25

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Two lanes are closed on anticlockwise carriageway after fuel spil

Co-op joins Sainsbury's in bid for new store

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Local residents and buisnesses are unhappy about plans proposed for a Sainsbury's local and six flats on the old Church Hill Car Park in Loughton.

12:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Co-op will contact residents about the plans shortly

Pupils create award winning safety posters

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:19am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Winners received £100 vouchers and the school was awarded £200 for books

Seventh arrest in shopkeeper killing case

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Shammi Atwel was pushed under a lorry after trying to protect his wife and business

8:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Shammi Atwal was killed after trying to defend his business from robbers.

Car salesman, 75, to open Nando's

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Joe Higgins worked for Brown's on the site of new restaurant for almost 60 years

M25 to close overnight for emergency repairs

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

No access to anticlockwise carriageway between junctions 25 and 27 from 10pm

Epping cinema development moves closer

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Epping Town Council is happy for councillors to speak with journalists

4:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A plan for a major development of a seven-acre site in Epping, which could include a cinema, homes and office space, has moved a step closer.

Reward tripled for footage of deadly nightclub incident

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Adam Hird

11:11am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Adam Hird died on June 17 following an incident outside a nightclub two days earlier

Motorway reopens following lorry crash

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:35am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Traffic is still queuing anticlockwise back to junction 28 from junction 26

M25 crash causing widespread delays

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:28am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A crash on the M25 involving two lorries is causing widespread delays on rush hour roads.

12.8 tonnes of fireworks could have caused 'death or serious injury'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The fireworks display at Oakleaf Sports Complex in Newton Aycliffe could be brought back as a ticketed event

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Steven McLaren pleaded guilty to offences relating to the storage of explosives

Wanted man arrested and charged

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:05pm Monday 21st July 2014

Jamie Happer is charged with two counts of assault and one of stealing a television from Tesco

Elderly targeted by taxi fare fraudster

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

Police urge residents to remind elderly relatives not to let strangers into their homes or hand over cash






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