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Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces

09

April 2021

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces


Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

In a statement shortly after midday, the palace said: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

The duke, who was the longest-serving consort in British history, had returned to Windsor Castle on 16 March after spending a month in hospital.

Boris Johnson said he "inspired the lives of countless young people".

The palace said further announcements would be made "in due course".

"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss," the statement added.

Speaking at Downing Street, the prime minister added: "He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life."

Mr Johnson said he received the news of the duke's death "with great sadness".

"Prince Philip earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world," he said.

Spring 2021 Local Police Update 1

Local Area

01

March 2021

Please see the Spring 2021 Newsletter from the Local Policing Team

Keeping Granny Safe - Epping Forest Youth Councillors

The Whole District

05

October 2020

Keep your granny safe

Epping Forest Youth Councillors have produced an emotive poster urging young people to be mindful of spreading COVID-19 to older family members.

The poster urges young people to ‘keep your granny safe’ and emphasises the requirement to wash hands, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing when out and about.

A lack of social distancing and gatherings of more than 6 were witnessed by youth councillors among their school friends, and so the post was born.

Revised Bus Timetable for SB09 Shopper Bus

Abridge- Epping, Abridge-Loughton

05

October 2020

As of 28th September, the Shopper Bus is now running from Abridge to Epping on a Monday and Abridge to Loughton on a Wednesday.

Both routes pick up from around the village with the Monday service going to St Margaret's Hospital with stops at Epping Tesco and High Street. The Wednesday service goes to Morrisons but also stops on Debden Broadway.

Please see the attached Timetable for details.