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  • EPPING FOREST: Campaigners call for more affordable homes East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Michael Chapman is one of the trustees of the Epping and Theydon Garnon Joint Charities Trust

    CAMPAIGNERS have emphasised the urgent need for more affordable housing in the area, after only a fraction who responded in a recent survey said it should be one of the district’s priorities. read more

  • STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS: Coroner slams lack of street lighting

    A CORONER vowed to try and halt the council’s policy of turning off street lights after hearing how a man was run over on a pitch-black road in the middle of a village. read more

  • Chelsea plan double Porto swoop

    Chelsea are looking into making a double swoop for Porto’s Alvaro Pereira and Joao Moutinho. read more

  • Promotion for Loughton Tennis Club Boys side

    Loughton Tennis Club Boys first team have won promotion to division one in the Essex County Lawn Tennis Association League. read more

  • Modric move could fund signings

    Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has admitted Luka Modric could be sold in the transfer window with the funds used to improve the squad. read more

  • WOODFORD GREEN: New football pitches approved

    PLANS for 10 floodlit football pitches have been given the go-ahead. read more

  • Nasri to leave Gunners in next 24 hours

    Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri is expected to leave the club for Manchester City inside the next 24 hours. read more

  • CHINGFORD: Rival Stow bid 'is not a formal planning application'

    WALTHAM Forest Council has moved to clarify the status of a planning bid to return dog racing to Walthamstow Stadium, saying its officers will only offer "informal" views on the proposals at this stage. read more

  • LEYTON: Man accused of manslaughter East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A total of 12 people have been arrested by police within the past 24 hours as part of 'Operation Quizzer'

    A LEYTON man has been accused of killing a 43-year-old outside a nightclub in Norwich. read more

  • WALTHAM FOREST: Water pipe works to cause four months of disruption

    WORK to lay 1.8 kilometres of new water pipes will cause disruption in one of the borough's busiest roads for the next four months. read more

  • REDBRIDGE: £50,000 fund for shops hit by riots

    BUSINESSES in Redbridge have been invited to apply for a share of a £50,000 fund to help them back on their feet following the riots. read more

  • Fulham monitoring Porto defender Lopes

    Fulham are interested in bringing Porto right-back Miguel Lopes to Craven Cottage. read more

  • Aldersbrook Bowls Club victorious in Jubilee Cup

    Aldersbrook Bowls Club players were in cup duty this week and will be pleased with their overall performance as they came away with the Jubilee Cup. read more

  • CHINGFORD: Hidden beauty spot finally re-opens East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Peter Read and Mike Freeman in the newly opened Hawkswood nature reserve

    A COMMUNITY group has finally struck a deal to re-open a beauty spot which was closed for eight months due to council bureaucracy. read more

  • EPPING: Scout conquers mountain in wheelchair

    A YOUNG scout with cerebral palsy conquered a 1,500ft peak in the Lake District with a little help from his friends. read more

  • QPR enter Wright-Phillips race

    Queens Park Rangers have entered the race to sign Manchester City and England international Shaun Wright-Phillips. read more

  • EPPING FOREST: Pupils celebrate exam success East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chigwell school pupils Nicole Abbott, Tom Kennedy, Charlie Spencer, Jamie Hoffman, and Ashneel Dubb celebrate exam success

    AS exam results poured in this morning schools across the district gained record results. read more

  • Masters Academy to hold open day

    A martial arts school is set to hold an open day for residents on Bank Holiday Monday. read more

  • ONGAR: Volunteers needed to represent patients

    NEW members are being sought for a group representing patients in Ongar. read more

  • WALTHAM FOREST: "Gangs truce" during riots

    WARRING gangs in Waltham Forest called a truce during the recent riots to share information, according to Chingford MP Iain Duncan Smith. read more

  • Chelsea Mata bid rejected

    Chelsea have seen a bid for Valencia midfielder Juan Mata rejected by the Spanish club, but the Blues are set to go back with an improved offer. read more

  • Water skier is European Champion

    A member of Redbridge Sports Centre is celebrating after winning the senior category of the European Water Ski Championships. read more

  • Chat from the back of a London cab

    Ever been in a black taxi putting the world to rights with the cabbie? Your words of wisdom might be in Mark Solomon’s book Black Cab Wisdom, writes Melanie Dakin read more

  • WHIPPS CROSS: Community groups invited to appear on hospital radio

    SOCIETES, groups and charities are being invited to appear on Whipps Cross Hospital Radio to discuss their work in the borough. read more

  • STAPLEFORD ABBOTTS: Football star fined for fly tipping East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Frederic Piquionne

    A FOOTBALL star has been fined for fly-tipping after dumped rubbish was traced back to his home following complaints from neighbours. read more

  • WALTHAM FOREST: Pupils celebrate A Level results East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3153255

    HUNDREDS of pupils across Waltham Forest are receiving their A and AS Levels this morning, with the national pass rate rising for the 29th year in a row. read more

  • Young golfer wins World Championship

    Talented young golfer Sophie Madden defeated players from around the globe to win the US Kids’ Golf World Championship. read more

  • Entrepreneurs sell students sack of student 'essentials'

    AS ‘A’ level results are released across the country today, local entrepreneurs are hoping to cash in on the many thousands of new students starting university this September. read more

  • CHIGWELL: Tennis players make a racket over loss of courts

    TENNIS players are speaking out against their courts being taken over by a game few of them have even heard of. read more

  • WOODFORD GREEN: Support staff made redundant at high school

    TWO support staff at a cash-strapped school have been made redundant while others face changes to their work hours and nature of their roles. read more

  • Mary Mulrooney

    Mary Mulrooney Thank you to all those who attended Mary's Requiem Mass on 19th July. A collection was made by the congregation of £118 which has been donated to Cancer Research UK via /0001632. Monies donated with sympathy cards have also been donated to Cancer Research UK. Also thank you to everyone who expressed their sympathies, this has been a great support to her family. read more


    DOHERTY, Mary In Loving memory of Mary Doherty who passed away peacefully 6th August 2011. She was a loving Sister, Auntie, Cousin and friend and will be greatly missed by us all. Mary was a lady of immense love, fun and courage who touched all who new her; she will always hold a special place in our hearts. . Funeral Service is to take place at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Epping on Monday 22nd August 11.00 am. The family will be accepting donations to Mary’s chosen charity in lieu of flowers at the service. read more

  • Evelyn (Betty) ELDRED

    EVELYN ELDRED (Betty) Formerly of Greenstead Avenue, Woodford. Passed away peacefully in Tye Green Lodge Care Home, Harlow on Thursday 11th August, 2011, aged 92 years. A dearly loved Mum, Nan and Great Nan who will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Parndon Wood Crematorium on Monday 22nd August, 2011 at 2.30pm. Flowers, or donations made payable to "Alzheimers Society, Harlow" may be sent c/o Daniel Robinson & Sons, Wych Elm, Harlow, CM20 1QP Tel: 01279 426990 read more

  • Gerald Calver

    CALVER, Gerald Peacefully passed away on 9th August, 2011 aged 78 years. Sadly missed by his wife Jean, sons Peter and Paul, also a loving father-in-law, Grandad and Great Grandad Funeral service to be held at St Andrews Church, North Weald on Monday 22nd August at 11am. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired payable to 'St Clare Hospice' or 'Macmillan Cancer Support' may be sent c/o Daniel Robinson & Sons, 146 High Street, Epping, CM16 4AG. Tel: 01992 560890 read more

  • Clive Belsham

    BELSHAM, Clive Died peacefully at home 4th August 2011 aged 50. Everyone very welcome to attend his Thanksgiving service to be held Tuesday 23rd August 2011 at 12.15pm at Forest Park Crematorium, Forest Road, Hainault. Chapel Of Rest Telephone 020 8500 7475 read more

  • MASKELL, Daniel Anthony Your first anniversary is approaching, miss you so much. Your daughter Kerry. xxx read more

  • Roger Brown

    BROWN, Roger 18th April 1954 - 23rd August 2008. Thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday. and the day before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. All we have are memoriesand a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake which we will never part. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts. We love you Jane, Laura, Olivia, James, Adam, Lee and your new grandson Ted. xxxxxxx read more

  • Peter Goodey

    GOODEY, Peter 1927 -2010 Remembering my Dear Dad, who joined Mum on the 20th August last year. Miss you terribly,my main Man and my Rock. Both of you loved beyond love. Love Jan,Gal and Girls. XXXXX read more

  • Kenneth Arthur Bass

    BASS, Kenneth Arthur (KEN-KB) Sadly passed away 2nd August 2011 Aged 85 Years Funeral service to be held at St Edmunds Church, Abbess Roding on Tuesday 23rd August at 11.30am Family flowers only. Donations, if desired to Parkinson's UK All enquiries c/o Stuart Poulton Ltd "The Family Funeral Directors" Stuart Poulton House, High Road, North Weald Bassett, Essex, CM16 6BU 01992 522607/ 572607 "A Gentlemen Remembered with Love" read more

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