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Fatal collision, Buckhurst Way, Buckhurst Hill (October 2021)
Palmers Grove, Nazeing - murder investigation (September 2021)
Grosvenor Drive, Loughton - murder investigation (August 2021)
VOTE 2021 (May 6)
Farm Hill Road hit-and-run, Waltham Abbey (April 2021)
Richard Okorogheye (March-April 2021)
Three Colts pub arson, Buckhurst Hill (February 2021)
Wake Arms roundabout - murder investigation (June 2020)
Audio news reports
(September 25, 2021) - Essex cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate, who lives in Epping, talks about his career and plans for the future after his decision to retire at the end of the 2021 season CLICK HERE

(September 11, 2021) - Epping Forest District Council chairman Helen Kane opens the new Buckhurst Hill Football Club stand on the day the club played the biggest match in its history CLICK HERE

(August 25, 2021) - A blue plaque is unveiled at one of the former Epping homes of 'Brambly Hedge' creator Jill Barklem CLICK HERE

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Chigwell Amateur Dramatics Society (CROADS)

CROADS is re-starting rehearsals for the wonderful, zany musical 'The Addams Family' with performances planned for Wednesday, March 30, to Saturday, April 2, 2022.
Do you fancy joining the friendly group to participate? CROADS rehearses every Wednesday evening.
For more details email or message 07803 128859.

For full details about Festival of Light events 
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(November 13, 2021) - More events added to Festival of Light
(November 11, 2021) - Still time to book Christmas market stalls
(November 7, 2021) - Festival of Light events
(November 1, 2021) - Cavalcade of Light preview
North Weald Bassett Parish Council

Vacancy for a caretaker/cleaner for
The Parish Hall, Thornwood Common.
Eight to ten hours a week (£10 per hour). To commence in January 2022.
Contact the clerk for a job description.
Tel: 07572 507591
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8.30pm - Tuesday, November 23

ONGAR: All set for Christmas lights switch-on event

Festive singing, a funfair and arts and crafts stalls will form part of Ongar Town Forum's Christmas lights switch-on event in the High Street on Friday (November 26).

The funfair in the Pleasance car park and craft stalls in the Budworth Hall start at 4pm.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Ongar Singers, local singer Leanne Hollington, and students from Academy Arts and Moreton Primary School who will be performing in Manor Square from 5.45pm.

Santa, in his sleigh, will leave Ongar Station accompanied by the fire engine at 6.30pm.

The lights will be switched on by James 'Lockie' Lock, from The Only Way Is Essex, and WBA female bantamweight boxing champion Shannon Courtenay at 7pm.
8.01am - Tuesday, November 23

EPPING: More than 50 stalls expected at Christmas Market

More than 50 Christmas gifts and food stalls are expected at Epping Town Council's Christmas Market in Epping High Street on Saturday, December 4.

The event will run from 10am until 4pm with social distancing and Covid-19 precautions in place.

A programme of entertainment will start at noon, following the Town Mayor’s opening speech, with music from school choirs, adult choirs and local singers.

The Christmas lighting in the town, annually installed by the town council, will add to the festive atmosphere with the displays including the lights on a 25ft Christmas tree, kindly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Epping, with the lights to be switched on by Town Mayor councillor Michael Wright during the event.

The Christmas Market will run alongside the Christmas Tree Festival at St John’s Church which starts at 1pm on the Friday (December 3) and runs until 8pm, and continues on Saturday, December 4 (10am to 5pm), Sunday, December 5 (11.30am to 4pm) and Monday, December 6 (10am to 2pm).

Santa will be visiting Epping Fire Station during the Christmas Market (between 10am and 4pm) while other attractions will include real reindeer (in the Market Garden) and a visit from Olaf, from Frozen.

The visit of the reindeer is being part-sponsored by Luxe Watches at 219 High Street.

Nicholas Hickey, Managing Director, Luxe Watches, said: "We are thrilled to be able to support this fantastic community event and hope everyone is able to enjoy the reindeers!"

Epping Town Council asks High Street businesses to support the event and join in the festive season by, for example, extending their opening hours, giving out free samples, offering a present-wrapping service or giving a promotional discount on the day.

Further programme information will be available on the town council’s website and on Everything Epping Forest's social media feeds nearer the time.

Limited free car parking, courtesy of Epping Forest District Council, will be available in the Cottis Lane car park from noon.

For further information, email Epping Town Council at or ring 01992 579444.  

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 - The Roding Players Orchestra 30th Anniversary Gala Concert, St Mary's Church, 201 High Road, Loughton, IG10 1BB (7.30pm). Tickets available on the door priced £8 (£7 concessions, free for under-11s). Card payment preferred. Refreshments included.
The orchestra is always looking for new players, especially brass.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 - Felicitas Chamber Choir presents 'Rejoice and Sing! A Christmas Celebration', the Abbey Church, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey (7.30pm). Music director: Simon Winters; harpist Rachel Bartels. Tickets £15 (£12 if purchased in advance - free for children and full-time students under 25).

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4.30pm - Monday, November 22

​FOOTBALL: Buckhurst Hill land home FA Vase Third Round tie after "proudest day" in club's history​

Buckhurst Hill FC have been given a home tie against Norfolk club Wroxham in the Third Round Proper - the last 64 - of the FA Vase after beating Gorleston 3-2 in the Second Round Proper - the "proudest day" in the club's 37-year history.

Buckhurst Hill went 2-0 up with goals from Sonny Shilling (32​ minutes) and ​Suley Zuhdu (63​ minutes) before Gorleston levelled the score at 2-2 in the 93rd minute.

But Buckhurst Hill sealed the tie when Sonny Shilling netted a free-kick in the 96th minute.

Gorleston, a Step 5 club in the football pyramid while Buckhurst Hill are Step 6, are currently top of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division with Buckhurst Hill top of First Division South.

Wroxham currently lie second in the Premier Division.

The third round tie will be another history-making occasion for Buckhurst Hill.

​Club chairman Simon Cornwell has described Saturday's result as "the proudest day in the club's 37-year history".

He said: "We have gone on one incredible journey over the last ten years with some incredible highs and some real lows, which we have got through together, but the achievement of Mark Williams (manager), JP Kent (assistant manager) and all the boys on Saturday will live long in Buckhurst Hill FC's history."

He added: "Saturday was an incredible day for the whole Buckhurst Hill FC family and the community. If you believe in your dreams and work hard and focus anything is possible.

"Thank you to everyone who believed and got behind us, and ​t​hank you ​to the ​boys​ who brought this latest success to our club​."

​On Saturday, Buckhurst Hill are back in First Division South league action when they host Frenford at Roding Lane (3pm kick off).
3.16pm - Sunday, November 21

COOPERSALE: 19m high phone mast opposed

A 19m high mobile phone mast proposed for Coopersale Common would be "completely unacceptable" and a have a "significant" visual impact on the area, it is claimed.

Hutchison 3G Limited (‘H3G’ also known as Three) wants to put up the mast at the location which it says "has been identified as being integral to the needs of H3G’s network in this area". 

However the mast is being opposed by The Epping Society which says the "sheer scale" of the mast is "completely unacceptable".

In a letter to Epping Forest District Council, society vice-chairman Roger Lowry added: "Coopersale Common is essentially a village within the Parish of Epping with a population of around 1,000 people. 

"The proposed site abuts the low wall surrounding the only community green space in the village centre, which contains the only retail outlets. 

"This modest area of low hedges, benches and walkways - lit by heritage style lampposts - is at the heart of the community and will be completely overshadowed by this mast."

Meanwhile, Epping Forest District Council trees and landscape officer Melinda Barham has said the mast and equipment cabinets would have a "significant" visual impact on the area with the top of the mast some seven metres higher that the tallest tree within the grassed area.

"This will be an imposing feature with the street scene and will be highly visible from both close and longer view points much of which is open countryside."

The Epping Society says it "strongly supports" Ms Barham's comments adding that choosing a location closer to the forest edge "might disguise it a little".

Mr Lowry added: "The Coopersale 'hilltop' is very flat-topped so moving the mast away from the village centre could be achieved with minimal coverage loss."

The society is also concerned that in its intended location, the mast "will be an all too obvious climbing challenge for local youth - so within months a barbed wire enclosure will be needed.

"How obtrusive / safe will that be?"

Mr Lowry concludes: "The excessive scale of the mast and position of the mast will have negative impact on the street scene. It will have a dramatic impact on the village green as a community amenity."

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'The Summer Queen'

Susan Burton, who lives near Hainault Forest, has a passionate interest in ancient history, archaeology, mythology and above all story-telling. After spending more than 20 years writing copy for other people she has decided to write for herself, drawing on her knowledge, imagination and love of a tall tale.

​Susan Burton speaks about the book.
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Demand Responsive Transport (DaRT) - an alternative way of providing access to key services in rural areas. DaRT customers book journeys with Epping Forest Community Transport in advance and are picked up from an agreed point, bus stop or local place of interest.
Passengers can use it to go shopping, attend a health appointment, visit friends, get to work, school or college.
The DaRT87 service operates by your bookings. Between Monday and Saturday 6.30am to 6.30pm. The service operates between Harlow and Epping. You become a member. Ring 01992 579556. Book your journey and return time at the same time. Pay contactless on bus.
Epping author Andy Scott has published two books:

'Tales of a Page' is about his late father’s time working as a Page (Bellboy) at The Dorchester Hotel, London, in the early 1950s and features exclusive images, some never before seen, provided by the hotel. £5 (plus £1.53 postage and packing). CLICK HERE
'London’s Loveable Villain' is the 236-page true-life story of Andy Scott's great uncle, Chick 'Cocky' Knight, Hammersmith-born wrestler and the only British sports person who was a triple lifesaver!
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Pixel Business Centre, Waltham Abbey

Serviced office space suitable for 2-20 people. On-site café, meeting rooms, manned reception, fully furnished and high-speed wi-fi are just some of the benefits available to our tenants.
For more details, email or ring 01992 667700.

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Ricky Paul Flowers Ltd,
Unit 3, 158 Queens Road,
Buckhurst Hill

Ricky Paul Flowers is a creative floral company established in 2010 offering fresh and faux flowers, balloons and creative floral installations for weddings, events and house parties and flower bouquets with a free local delivery service and weekly flowers for the home.

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Oakland Care

Oakland Care’s range of care homes include Lambwood Heights in Chigwell, Woodland Grove in Loughton and Elsyng House in Enfield. All our homes offer five-star facilities and state-of-the-art features for a fulfilling and purposeful stay within our homes.
To book a tour, ring 0300 303 5445.
Hammond and Smith

Epping’s newest estate agent offering a modern, fresh approach. We value our local community, providing a service with integrity and authenticity.
Tel: 01992 919007

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Stagecoach Performing Arts Loughton

At Stagecoach Performing Arts Loughton we love to bring out the best in every child through the wonderful world of Singing, Dancing and Acting. 
We work on developing Creative Courage For Life so our students can shine on whichever stage they choose to in life. 
We are proud to offer high quality live Zoom classes when our sessions cannot run in person.

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Campling Foods

Campling Foods 'Meals on Wheels' service delivers hot, freshly prepared meals daily to the elderly and vulnerable in our community. Developed by our talented team, we offer a choice of comforting and familiar meals that are not only nutritious but delicious too! We also include a tasty homemade desert with every order, all for a total price of £6.99 per day, delivered.
For more details ring or message 07507 763078. 

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Howe and Co
mobile fish and chips

Monday: Abridge 5pm-8pm
Tuesday: Toot Hill 4.30pm-5.15pm; Shelley 5.30pm-8.30pm
Wednesday: Coopersale 4.45pm-8.15pm
Thursday: Theydon Bois 4.45pm-8.30pm
Friday: Sheering 4.45pm-9pm
Saturday: High Ongar 4.45pm-5.30pm and Ongar 5.40pm-9pm
Sunday: Epping Green 4.15pm-5.25pm; Epping 5.30pm-8.30pm.

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DM Valeting

Professional mobile valeting and detailing based in Essex. 
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Silk'O Gourmet

Gourmet food for delivery or collection. Home-cooked French and English gourmet traditional dishes.
Deliveries made: Thursdays 4pm-10pm; Fridays noon-10pm; Saturdays 5pm-10pm; Sundays 4pm-9pm.
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BLT Catering, 224A High Street, Epping

BLT Catering is an independent catering company covering the London and Essex area providing a variety of homemade food. Home deliveries available.
Email or ring 07712 897723.

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The Merry Fiddlers, Fiddlers Hamlet, Epping

Tel: 01992 572142

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We offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food. The key to our success is simple: providing quality, consistent food that taste great every single time.
We pride ourselves on serving the finest dishes in Epping, using classic French and English techniques with a modern twist. We offer an à la carte menu every evening and are sure we can wow even the finest of palates. Why not come and try our five-course tasting menu accompanied by our perfectly selected wine flights.
Forest Skin Clinic

Tel: 01992 276376

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Skin Cancer and Mole Screening * Removal of unwanted skin tags, moles, cysts, lipomas, warts, verrucas * Opatra Dome Skin Analysis System Treatment of fine lines and wrinkles * SkinPen Microneedling * Thread vein treatment * Obagi Medical Grade Skin Care Products * Treatment of excessive sweating * Allergy testing * Medical rejuvenation with light * Scar treatment * Acne * Rosacea * Eczema * Psoriasis * Fungal Treatment
Trixia Magosara,
ceramic design student

Trixia Magosara is a ceramic design student from Central Saint Martins UAL.
She is starting to build a small business based at Thornwood Trout Fishery, Thornwood.
Her ceramics are hand-made and hand painted.
Prices range from £20 to £35.

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Essex Security Services Ltd
154-156 Church Hill, Loughton

Tel: 020 8502 1360

Protecting People and Property. Established in 1979. 24-hour emergency service. Approved contractors for electronic security systems - intruder and fire alarms, CCTV and access control systems.
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North Weald Village Pre-School

North Weald Village Pre-School is based at North Weald Village Hall and is a
term-time only setting.
We offer indoor and outdoor play and learning to children aged two to five years in a happy and fun learning environment that allows children to thrive in all areas of development using a wide variety of resources and activities.
Opening times are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am-3pm; Wednesday and Friday 9am-noon. For more information, email northweald_manager or ring Charlotte on 07767 607194.
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Old Station Road, Loughton, IG10 4PL

Tel: 020 8418 3333

New City College | Epping Forest (formerly Epping Forest College)
Offering a wide range of courses for 16 to 18-year-olds and adults. Epping Forest Campus achievement rates are higher than ever with a 13.6 per cent increase over 2018, making it one of the fastest and best improvements of all colleges in the country. Website

The Roding Players Orchestra

The orchestra is always looking for new players, especially brass.

For more details ring Shirley Fuller on 07713 113384 or 
Sanuk Thai Ongar, The Street, High Ongar
Sanuk Thai Ongar offers authentic Thai cuisine. Sanuk has been in High Ongar since 2003. Sanuk Thai Ongar is the place to experience authentic Thai food prepared with the finest ingredients. Sanuk's Thai talented chefs artistically combine the ingredients to achieve the ultimate aromatic flavour in their dishes. The experienced and award-winning chef and staff are committed to giving you the best food and service. Open seven days a week. 
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Paul Saggers Associates
Architects and Project Managers

A long established Epping-based architectural practice offering a cost-effective service to achieve planning permission and building regulations approval for a wide range of projects.
The company prides itself on offering an attentive and professional service.
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