Don't judge Rod Stewart impersonator

This Is Local London:

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Comments about rock star's lookalike were hurtful, say readers

Speaking Out: Vernon Gurtner on pioneering stem cell research

This Is Local London: Vernon Gurtner

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A disabled Waltham Abbey resident has spoken of the pioneering therapy that allowed a paralysed man to be able to walk again after transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Speaking Out: Peter Burke on the search for King Harold's remains

This Is Local London:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Peter Burke of Chigwell is speaking out about the recent hunt for King Harold's remains.

TV star Bradley Walsh blasts potholes in Epping Forest

This Is Local London:

3:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

Actor, comedian and game show host said roads in Chigwell and Theydon Mount were "shockers" when he appeared on BBC One's The One Show.

Reader's letter: Sorry to everyone I've insulted, especially Craig Revel Horwood

This Is Local London:

4:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

Reader makes public apology for past offences

Editor's View: Why ban smoking when alcohol is costing us billions?

This Is Local London: A man drinking beer

1:46pm Friday 24th October 2014

Alcohol related crime costs us £11 billion a year in policing costs.

Missing 14 year old girl returns home

This Is Local London: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

3:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

A 14-year-old girl who had been missing from Monday has returned home police have said.

Spike in people using food bank

This Is Local London: Heather Dent, far left, with volunteers at the official opening of the Loughton food bank

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

More people sought emergency help from a food bank in three months than in the previous 12 months.

Care home to participate in global celebration

This Is Local London:

2:22pm Friday 24th October 2014

A care home is set to host an annual party for residents next month as part of a global celebration.

Police to hold community meetings

This Is Local London: Essex Police have closed the road

11:54am Friday 24th October 2014

Chance for residents to meet community officers.

Water company warning following series of burglaries

This Is Local London: Thames Water claims the Thames Tunnel will significantly reduce sewage discharges into the River Thames

10:26am Friday 24th October 2014

Thames Water is warning customers to be vigilant following a series of burglaries by bogus workmen claiming to be from the company.

£1.5 million cannabis farm accused appear in court

This Is Local London:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Arrests followed raid on industrial unit in Waltham Abbey.

Are you the best dressed pumpkin?

This Is Local London:

9:49am Friday 24th October 2014

Hallowen event to raise cash for children's hospice

Tributes to popular teenager after sudden death

This Is Local London:

3:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Paramedics battled in vain to save Year 10 student Karlysle Bryan

Man taken to hospital after assault

This Is Local London: Debden Broadway.

12:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man was taken to hospital after being assaulted yesterday afternoon.

Phone scam victim handed over 30k after being threatened with arrest

This Is Local London:

12:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A fraud victim was tricked out of £30,000 after a conman posing as a police officer warned he would be arrested if he failed to hand over cash.

Commissioner hits back over police chief child porn claims

This Is Local London: Nick Alston

1:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Essex’s Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has hit back at the boss of the National Crime Agency (NCA) after he said it was “unrealistic” to expect all allegations of child porn offences to be investigated.

Town council launches annual Christmas window competition

This Is Local London: Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A town council has launched this years Christmas window competition in commemoration of The Great War.

Spurs and college offer new football course

This Is Local London:

7:31am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tottenham Hotspur and Epping Forest College have joined forces to provide a course which combines academic study with elite football coaching.

1,765 cannabis plants seized during raid

This Is Local London:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Officers seized 1,765 plants during operation on Watham Abbey industrial estate

MP to meet police over street patrols

This Is Local London: Eleanor Laing has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela

8:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Eleanor Laing vowed to raise concerns over crime and anti-social behaviour in Waltham Abbey.

Police respond to residents' concerns over police numbers

This Is Local London: Waltham Abbey police station

4:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police have responded to accusations from residents and councillors that the closure of a police station in 2011 has led to an increase of crime.

Police search for teenage girl

This Is Local London:

3:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenage girl who went missing from her home on Monday.

New trial date set for woman accused of stealing £60k from mother

This Is Local London: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Gina Matthews is charged with stealing £60k from her mother.

Commissioner and chief inspector to answer questions on crime

This Is Local London: Students at the entrance to Epping Forest College's new building

2:14pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Nick Alston and Chief Inspector Denise Morrissey will field questions from the public.

Church to host recitals

This Is Local London: Waltham Abbey Church

1:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Free events until the end of November

Man held in dog stabbing enquiry fined in court

This Is Local London:

2:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man charged with possessing a controlled class B drug following a stabbing probe has been fined in court.

Woman who dedicated decades to community turns 80

This Is Local London:

11:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A woman who has dedicated almost 60 years of her life to a town celebrated her 80th birthday last week.

Two charged following £1.5m cannabis raid

This Is Local London:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two men have been charged after police seized 1,765 cannabis plants in an industrial unit

Council launch skate festival

This Is Local London: Skate Loughton has organised five more events this year

8:58am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A town council is set to hold its annual skateboarding festival ahead of plans to build a permanent skate park in the area.

M25 delays warning

This Is Local London:

7:43am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Severe delays are expected overnight as M25 traffic is set to be diverted due to uncompleted verge works.

Your views: Crime and anti-social behaviour in Waltham Abbey

This Is Local London:

6:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Following reports of regular crime and anti-social behaviour in and around Market Square in Waltham Abbey, the Guardian asked people in the town for their views on the causes and possible solutions.

Call for action over fallen tree

This Is Local London:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Tree hanging over busy footpath.

More police needed to tackle rising crime, say councillors

This Is Local London: 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

This Is Local London:

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

This Is Local London:

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

This Is Local London: 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

This Is Local London:

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'

This Is Local London:

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

This Is Local London: 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

This Is Local London:

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

This Is Local London: 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

This Is Local London: 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

This Is Local London: 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

This Is Local London: 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

This Is Local London: 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

This Is Local London: 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

This Is Local London: 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

This Is Local London: 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.

Attempted murder suspects rebailed

This Is Local London:

1:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 31-year-old from London was stabbed in the chest at just after 4am on September 6.



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