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More police needed to tackle rising crime, say councillors

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Helen Kane

6:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Councillors have united in calling for more police officers following a spate of criminal incidents in their area.

Nature park to hold Halloween festivities

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

6:44pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A nature park is set to hold a Halloween themed activity week.

Woman who helped build Second World War fighter bombers turns 100

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

6:19pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A woman who drove cars until the age of 98, took a flying lesson on her 80th birthday and built parts for fighter planes in the Second World War has celebrated turning 100.

Seven schools to debate voting age

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: West Hatch High School

6:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Students from seven of the district’s schools will battle it out next month to debate whether the voting age should be reduced.

New measures to tackle anti-social behaviour

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A new initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour was launched across Essex yesterday.

Slum challenge teenagers meet 'forest dweller'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Teenagers living in slum conditions as part of a project highlighting global poverty met a man sleeping rough in Epping Forest.

Suspended sentence paedophile admits child sexual exploitation

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Simeon Osen was described by a relative as "a monster"

12:52pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Simeon Osen avoided jail term despite admitting having sex with girl and possessing child pornography.

Thief posing as water board official burgles pensioner's home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A burglar posing as a water board official stole cash and jewellery from a pensioner during a spate of attempted burglaries at the weekend.

Weather warning over high winds

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Weather warnings issued over strong gales

8:06am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Travel disruption expected as tail of Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in south-east.

Police appeal after knife-point robbery

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

7:03am Monday 20th October 2014

Police want to find two men who rushed to the aid of a student being threatened with a knife.

Library to close for upgrades

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Cumbria the subject of library talk

4:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

A community library is set to close next week in a bid to introduce new technology.

60k theft trial postponed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chelmsford Crown Court

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

The trial of a woman accused of stealing almost £60,000 from her mother has been postponed.

Stable conversion approved

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

3:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

An application to convert a section of stables at an equestrian centre has been approved.

Police meeting to discuss town's crime and community safety issues

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Students at the entrance to Epping Forest College's new building

3:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

The meeting will cover topics such as new local policing plans, crime in the town and community safety issues.

Garage demolition plan rejected

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

3:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

Concerns raised over lack of detail in plans and noise.

Four-bedroom house plan approved

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

3:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

Permission has been granted to build a four-bedroom house next to a supermarket.

E-fit released of knifepoint robbery suspect

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

Two men intervened after man approached student in alley.

First poppies to go on sale this weekend

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Town Hall, Darlington  -  Pic to go with story about this year's poppy appeal. (10155165)

1:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

Shops, pubs, restaurants and businesses will this weekend begin collecting donations to remember all those who lost their lives in the service of their country.

Violence outside pub for second weekend

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:51am Monday 20th October 2014

Three hospitalised after fight outside Green Dragon pub in Waltham Abbey.

Spooky trains run on heritage railway

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:09am Monday 20th October 2014

A historic train line will be running ghost trains this Halloween.

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

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Buckhurst Hill

Forty-strong team in half marathon effort

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:26am Monday 20th October 2014

School team inspired by former staff, relatives and pupils has raised more than £25k for cancer research.

Quad bike rider in critical condition

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police officers rescue baby locked in car in the searing afternoon sun

7:10am Monday 20th October 2014

Man lifted to hospital by air ambulance.

Editor's View: Expect to be named if you appear in court

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Some do not understand the principle of open justice.

Boudica or Boadicea? The infamous queen from Horrible Histories reveals all

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Freetime catches up with Queen Boudica ahead of her appearance in Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain, at Chelmsford City Theatre.

Editor's View: Membership of political parties at historic low

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Smaller parties growing in popularity, but traditional ones declining.

Cafe owners fear racist campaign of vandalism

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

Waltham Abbey cafe owners vow not to leave, despite repeated attacks on their business.

Two men jailed for killing young father

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Two men have been jailed for a total of 18 years for killing a young father in a Costco car park last year.

Lessons offered after high number of serious dog bites

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: American Akita dog, for the dangerous dogs campaign. (7640007)

7:50am Friday 17th October 2014

A total of 209 people were hospitalised after being attacked by dogs last year.

Animation festival celebrates black superheroes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Magical Nigerian warriors, Anansi the West African folk hero, and Storm from the X-Men – all of these and more are celebrated in Black Superheroes, an animation festival taking place at Leytonstone Library.

Opinion: Councillors aren't doing much for us

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

4:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

Why can't local councillors be politically independent?

Campaign cuts litter loads in district

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

10:45am Monday 20th October 2014

A campaign aiming to reduce litter in the district has reduced branded rubbish loads by over 40 per cent.

Search on for previous not-so-careful owners

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

Appeal to readers to trace history of vintage 1930 MG Midget

Central line trespasser taken to hospital

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:25pm Friday 17th October 2014

A teenage girl has been taken to hospital after she was found trespassing on the track at a Central line station.

Sheltered housing scheme celebrates 20 years of care

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:14pm Friday 17th October 2014

Staff at Honey Tree Court held a party for 30 residents this morning to celebrate their second decade anniversary.

Marathon man completes 50km course after Norovirus recovery

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

Loughton accountant had barely eaten for two days before challenge.

Local authorities given new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Borough ranked amongst most energy efficient in the UK

7:01am Friday 17th October 2014

Criminal Behaviour Orders will be introduced on Monday.

Opinion: Lookalike is nothing like Rod Stewart

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

The real Rod Stewart is immaculately groomed

Landlord defends pub after mass brawl

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Proprietor said drunk customer attacked window before fight broke out.

Psychic forced to deny link to terror group ISIS

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:10am Thursday 16th October 2014

The Spirit of Isis in Waltham Abbey has been attracting attention following rise of extremist militia group.

Vote for the Stow Festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:02pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Organisers of the popular Stow Festival are celebrating after the community event was nominated in two categories at this year’s UK Festival Awards.

Four car collision on M25

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:17pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Emergency services have been called following a four vehicle collision on the M25.

District set to receive state-of-the-art ambulances

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:52pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Three district ambulance stations are set to receive new state-of-the-art ambulances as part of a fleet replacement programme.

Council appeal for 'poppy people' volunteers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Town Hall, Darlington  -  Pic to go with story about this year's poppy appeal. (10155165)

12:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Last year’s UK Poppy Appeal currently stands at just over £38 million which is an increase of over £1 million on the 2012 total.

Sheltered housing scheme to celebrate 20th anniversary

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:01pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Honey Tree Court will celebrate two decades of care this week by throwing a party.

M25 lanes reopen after van fire

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

All lanes closed yesterday have now reopened following emergency carriageway works due to fire damage.

Burglars steal watches with 'great sentimental value'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police issue appeal over break-in, which resulted in computer equipment, cash and jewellery stolen.

My First Term - out today

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: My First Term is free with this week's Guardian

11:01am Thursday 16th October 2014

Special schools supplement published today

Campaigners fight to 'save' historic airfield

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:07am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Residents fear development plans will spell the end of airfield, which was used as RAF base in First and Second World Wars.

Golden couple in desperate search for lost wedding album

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Plea after cherished photographs lost on night on golden wedding anniversary celebrations.






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