Tim Hortons food chain brings welcome jobs boost for Harlow

By Daniel Luker / 7th May 2021 / 0 Comments
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ON WEDNESDAY (May 5) Essex’s first ever Tim Hortons opened in Edinburgh Way, Harlow, creating a major jobs boost for the town. Tim Hortons is an iconic Canadian multinational fast-food restaurant chain. More than 50 people have been employed already with around 30 of them being full-time and 20 part-time, with the potential for more…

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How football fans, from Premier League to grassroots, have coped during lockdown

By Daniel Luker / 30th April 2021 / 0 Comments

Harlow Harrier reporter Daniel Luker finds out how football fans have coped during the lockdowns and throughout the whole COVID-19 pandemic; how pleased they are that fans are starting to return to stadiums and how excited they are to attend their first Premier League match in over a year. AFTV (Arsenal Fan TV) icon and…

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Mark Hall Sports Centre preparing to reopen on March 29

By Daniel Luker / 26th March 2021 / 0 Comments
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  MARK HALL Sports centre in Harlow is set to reopen once COVID restrictions allow. The current lockdown roadmap allows outdoor sports and activities to continue from March 29. This means sports like football, athletics and netball are able to restart. This will allow the Norwich City Regional Devlopment Programme to host their first ever…

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England begin world cup campaign with 5 star performance

By Daniel Luker / 26th March 2021 / 0 Comments

ENGLAND began their World Cup qualification campaign by sailing to a comfortable 5-0 win over San Marino last night. San Marino are the worst National team in the world according to FIFA World rankings. This was the start of the truncated journey to Qatar 2022 and while the Germany team joined Norway the previous night…

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Teachers at Sir Frederick Gibberd to walk 100km to raise funds for MIND

By Daniel Luker / 26th March 2021 / 0 Comments
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TEACHERS at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, Harlow, look set to take on a 100km walk from London to Brighton to raise funds for mental health charity MIND. MIND offers Sir Frederick Gibberd talking therapy for children, helping them to understand their feelings and learn techniques and coping mechanisms as well as parent to parent support…

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Sir Frederick Gibberd College keeping students’ spirits high in lockdown

By Daniel Luker / 19th March 2021 / 0 Comments

SIR FREDERICK Gibberd College in Harlow launched the Activity of the Week initiative which gives students extra-curricular tasks to focus on. Amy Croucher, art, design and technology teacher, said: “Providing extra-curricular activities during lockdown has kept students’ intellectual curiosity alive. These challenges are a great way of advocating screen breaks. Most of the activities are…

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Little Parndon pupils win Collins reading competition

By Daniel Luker / 5th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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PUPILS at Little Parndon Academy, Harlow, won the Collins Big Cat 1000 book competition and have earned a visit from a published author Lisa Rajan. Year One pupils Molly, Milly and Oliver were challenged to decide what career a book character should have. Sian Cockman, assistant head at BMAT, said: “We are working very hard…

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MP Robert Halfon visits Harlow College for Holocaust Memorial Day

By Daniel Luker / 5th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow shared his thoughts on the Holocaust when he paid a virtual visit Harlow College on February 4. Halfon met the students at a webinar which included a Q8A with students and a performance on zoom filmed during lockdown by performing arts students. They presented physical theatre performances in their own…

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Parents thrilled with Harlow school’s effort over lockdown

By Daniel Luker / 15th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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PARENTS of children from Little Parndon Academy have labelled its remote learning package as “incredible.” Since returning back to school after Boris Johnson announced a third lockdown, only vulnerable children and children of keyworkers are still allowed to attend.  This means, the majority of students are now working from home. Parent, Natalie Wilsher said: “Excellent…

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Students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College are all set to change the world

By Daniel Luker / 6th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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TEN students have been elected as members of the school council at Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow. Every year, students are elected for roles on the student council. This is a big part of the school’s character development equipment programme as well as its British values. However, it was very different this year. The…

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Hashtag United’s rise to fame

By Daniel Luker / 22nd October 2020 / 0 Comments

SPENCER FC founded Hashtag United in March 2016 as a YouTube football team with a group of his friends as well as some other YouTubers. However, after participating in YouTube events like the Wembley Cup in 2017, Spencer wanted to make the step up to the non-league pyramid. Despite this, there was still time for…

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Huge Boost as local school gets a brand new Computer Suite

By Daniel Luker / 17th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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LITTLE Parndon Primary Academy has had a brand-new computing suite installed. This dedicated suite will allow the school in Harlow to complete the computing curriculum and will give the education of young children a huge boost Headteacher Mark Evans said: “Our computing and e-safety lead Paige Wakelin has created a really exciting, engaging and challenging…

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NCTJ student Clare to become a TV presenter?

By Daniel Luker / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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CLARE  has been fascinated by social media, online and television throughout her life and this has led to a desire to work in TV and presenting. Having always been a curious soul, Clare has a talent  for creative writing and deep questioning. Clare’s route to journalism was different to most people’s. She said: “Journalism was…

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