Police appealing for witnesses following two robberies

This Is Local London:

4:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Essex Police believe the two knifepoint robberies may be linked.

Application for new secondary school approved

This Is Local London:

3:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The school is set to become the town's first secondary school in 25 years.

Annual school festival to educate Olympic hopefuls

This Is Local London: Launch of the Lee Valley VeloPark (the former London 2012 cycling venue) with ambassadors Laura Trott OBE and Mark Colbourne MBE. The venue  includes Velodrome, Road Circuit, BMX track and MTB skills section. (12/3/2014) EL75635_1

3:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Students from two Epping Forest schools will experience training in cycling, tennis and hockey next month.

High school celebrates launch of 2015 sixth form

This Is Local London: Christian Cavanagh outside Debden Park High School

2:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The school is one of four in the district to have been given the go-ahead in July.

Essex Highways rejects calls for barrier at 'dangerous junction'

This Is Local London:

12:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Patricia Eustace was killed in 2008 after being struck by an out of control car.

Primary school unveil stained glass window

This Is Local London:

10:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The window was a gift from headteacher Linda Wiskin.

New scheme to benefit landlords and tenants

This Is Local London: Flags werev flown at half mast outside the Epping Forest District Council offices in High Street, Epping

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A scheme supporting landlords across the district was launched last week.

Historic trains vandalised by graffiti gang

This Is Local London: The Epping-Ongar Railway.

9:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Graffiti vandals have attacked the Epping Ongar Railway by "tagging" the sides of three of their historic trains.

Petition for street lights to stay on all night handed to MP

This Is Local London:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Residents concerned at a perceived rise in crime handed a petition to keep street lights on from ‘dusk-til dawn’ to their MP.

Pub could be demolished for new apartment block

This Is Local London:

12:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

A pub could be demolished to make way for a new apartment block after developers made their plans public.

M25 delays as lanes close overnight

This Is Local London: Motorists face delays on M25

3:13pm Monday 29th September 2014

Two lanes will close overnight for the next month.

Successful litter pick retrieves supermarket trolleys

This Is Local London:

4:53pm Monday 29th September 2014

The council called for volunteers last week after discovering an 'alarming' amount of litter in the town.

Pub wins floral award for second time

This Is Local London:

1:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

A picturesque pub has taken the coveted crown in an annual flower contest.

School confirms significant GCSE results drop

This Is Local London: Denice Halpin

1:12pm Monday 29th September 2014

Confirmation follows the resignation of headteacher Denice Halpin last week.

Spiritualist church raise £1k for air ambulance trust

This Is Local London:

1:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

The event consisted of three mediums sharing clairvoyance messages with audience members.

Search for King Harold's remains approved

This Is Local London: WALTHAM ABBEY: Spotlight on abbey church

11:19am Monday 29th September 2014

Date for start of search to be set next month

Council appoints new manager for sports centre

This Is Local London:

10:51am Monday 29th September 2014

The club has faced controversy since plans were revealed in July.

Car crash leaves passenger with spinal injuries

This Is Local London:

10:27am Monday 29th September 2014

A car accident has left one passenger with serious spinal injuries.

Retirement home pays homage to Hollywood for charity

This Is Local London:

10:27am Monday 29th September 2014

Retirement home staff paid homage to stars of Hollywood by dressing up for charity

Tube returns to station after 20 years

This Is Local London:

9:37am Monday 29th September 2014

A Tube service returned to Ongar for the first time in two decades over the weekend.

Council house building project to get under way next month

This Is Local London: Flags werev flown at half mast outside the Epping Forest District Council offices in High Street, Epping

8:44am Monday 29th September 2014

Building work to start in the first council houses to be built for 30 years.

Woman cut from car after early hours crash

This Is Local London: Blue lights, bruised boys and drunks - a night out with a Sutton ambulance crew

7:28am Monday 29th September 2014

Four people were treated by the London Ambulance Service following a crash.

Office destroyed in fire

This Is Local London:

7:13am Monday 29th September 2014

Thirty-five fire fighters called to scene late last night.

Police scrap public meetings claiming lack of resources

This Is Local London: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

4:13pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Police have scrapped  the way they will meet with the community due to "shrinking resources".

Speaking Out: Vimal Ohrie on street lighting in Epping Forest

This Is Local London:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Vimal Ohrie lives in Tomswood Road in Chigwell and is supporting a petition asking councillors' to turn back on street lights and prevent vandalism.

Fire stations to hold open days

This Is Local London:

3:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

The Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is opening a number of its stations to the public this weekend so people can see what it takes to be a firefighter.

Volunteers making progress on new nature trail

This Is Local London:

2:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

A group of volunteers are busy transforming an overgrown allotment site into a nature trail.

Pub stops serving after more than 100 years

This Is Local London:

2:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

A pub that has stood since the end of the 19th century has closed for business.

Pharmacy to offer free blood pressure checks

This Is Local London:

1:48pm Friday 26th September 2014

The free checks will be available from October 1.

Supermarkets could be charged local tax

This Is Local London:

12:15pm Friday 26th September 2014

Large supermarkets in the district may be asked to pay extra in a bid to help smaller shops survive.

Headteacher resigns following rumored GCSE results drop

This Is Local London: Denice Halpin

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

The school is rumoured to have dropped 20 per cent in A* to C grades since last year.

Liberal Democrats win by-election

This Is Local London: European election results

7:47am Friday 26th September 2014

Conservative councillor Ken Avey died in June.

Police commissioner inviting public to Q&A

This Is Local London: Nick Alston

7:22am Friday 26th September 2014

Essex Police commissioner Nick Alston will answer questions at Epping Forest College on October 22.

Vandals wreck memorial garden

This Is Local London:

3:05pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Vandals have damaged part of a memorial garden dedicated to a treasured member of the community in the latest vandalism incident in Ongar.

Baseball champions to celebrate 30th anniversary

This Is Local London: The Essex Arrows in action.

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The Essex Arrows Baseball Club will open their doors to the community next month.

Council urges motorists to 'remain vigilant' as deer rutting season begins

This Is Local London: Wild deer are causing problems

4:19pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The mating season often sees an increase in accidents involving deer on forest roads.

Canine 'race for life' to raise funds for dogs home

This Is Local London:

2:42pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Each dog will receive a 'lumitube' light up collar donated by Dapper Pets

Woman hit by van in Sainsbury's car park

This Is Local London: SUPERSTORE: A new Sainsburys store will form part of the flagship Cross Hands West development.

2:10pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A woman was taken to hospital after being hit by a van in a Sainsbury's car park this morning.

Pub to support children's charity

This Is Local London:

11:48am Thursday 25th September 2014

A pub will host a beer festival this weekend to raise money for terminally ill children and young adults.

Council offers free testing in a bid to prevent fire fatalities

This Is Local London:

10:19am Thursday 25th September 2014

Essex Fire and Rescue Service will offer a free home fire safety visit at the same time.

Future of Gunpowder Mills in doubt

This Is Local London: Explosive Easter at Royal Gunpowder Mills

9:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

The future of the 300-year-old Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey has been thrown into doubt after rumours of its impending closure

Family pay tribute to father killed in helicopter crash

This Is Local London:

8:27am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Brian Bridgman was killed alongside his close friend in the incident last Tuesday.

Man jailed following pie and mash shop burglary

This Is Local London: Chelmsford Crown Court

7:47am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Charity box, engagement ring and money worth a combined total of £7,000 were stolen.

Tube to operate 24-hour weekend service

This Is Local London: Unions have confirmed that there will be no repeat of last week's Tube strikes which caused major travel disruption across London

9:31am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Late night revellers will find it easier to get home after 24 hour "night tube" trains were announced to start from next year.

M25 delays until end of 2014

This Is Local London:

3:39pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Minor delays are expected up until December due to uncompleted verge works.

A fungi tour of the forest will explore myths of the organism

This Is Local London: Colourful fungi growing on a dead tree captured by camera club member Tony Horsfield

2:43pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A walk through the forest will discover the folklore and myths surrounding forest fungi.

Guide returns from teaching in Peru

This Is Local London:

12:06pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A Girlguiding leader braved a travel illness to help develop the movement in Peru

Council advises man worried about zombie invasion to call Ghostbusters

This Is Local London: Essex County Council

12:10pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Councillors responded to the FOI which requested information on zombies, UFO's and paranormal activity.

Mums to open £40k children's park

This Is Local London:

2:30pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A group of mums are set to open the new play park next month.

Man in serious condition after falling 15 feet from ladder

This Is Local London:

2:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

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

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