Conservative Julie Marson wins Hertford and Stortford in General Election

By Matthew Collings / 13th December 2019 / 0 Comments

THE CONSTITUENCY of Hertford and Stortford has voted for Julie Marson of the Conservative party as its MP in the 2019 general election.   Nationally, the Conservatives achieved a majority with 364 seats – 47 seats more than they needed to achieve the 325 winning threshold.   Julie Marson won with 33,712 votes and a…

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Robert Halfon discusses Brexit and the election with Harlow school children

By Matthew Collings / 1st December 2019 / 0 Comments

  HARLOW Conservative parliamentary candidate, Robert Halfon, visited pupils at Roydon Prmary Academy to explain Brexit and the approaching election. The school invited Robert Halfon and Sky Yarlett, from the Houses of Parliament,  to talk to Key Stage 2 students  about Brexit, democracy and the role of an MP. Mr Halfon met with the school’s…

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Sajid Javid Visits Harlow College’s “Incredible” HAMEC

By Matthew Collings / 22nd November 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College’s £11million engineering facility was described as “incredible” by Sajid Javid, Chancellor of Exchequer, when he visited staff and students.   During the visit, Mr Javid saw the marvels that the £11 million facilities brought to its students. On whether the funding for FE colleges was enough, Mr Javid said “Well, I went to…

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Harlow College’s reverse advent calendar and how you can donate

By Matthew Collings / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments

AS THE holiday approaches, Harlow College is holding a reverse advent calendar day, to raise bare essentials and food.   Staff and students will donate food or toiletry items each day to the calendar. These will then be split between the college student food cupboard and Harlow Food Bank.   Any donations will be appreciated…

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Harlow School of Journalism ‘best in the country’ – Robert Halfon

By Matthew Collings / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW is set to become the public health science capital of the world according to Robert Halfon, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Harlow and its MP until parliament was dissolved this month, November.   At a meeting with students from Harlow College School of Journalism he said “No-one does public health like we do. We are…

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Harlow school pushes to help local community

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments

A SCHOOL in Harlow has taken a pledge to help the town by establishing multiple involvement projects.   Sir Frederick Gibberd College aims to increase its reputation within the community, beginning with litter-picking this half term.   A team of 37 students managed to collect a total of nine bags of rubbish and three bags…

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Harlow residents: Are you eligible to vote?

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments

THOSE who want to vote in any election or referendums are asked whether they are registered to vote. In order to be identified as an eligible voter, every household is sent a form of those who are believed to currently live at the address. People are encouraged to respond to these forms as soon as…

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Harlow primary pupils get artistic

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments

A GROUP of year five students at Freshwaters Primary Academy, Harlow, spent time creating art alongside a professional sculptor.   The students  spent a day working with professional artist and sculptor Jane Ackroyd.   The children had the opportunity to sketch out one of the artist’s famous pieces ‘the cat’ featured in the Gibberd Gallery and…

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Measles cases have dramatically increased in England

By Matthew Collings / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments

MEASLES has seen a drastic increase in recorded cases in England, demonstrated by a 27.6% increase from 2018 to 2019.   Statistics published by Public Health England found that in the first quarter of 2018, of 1195 people tested 187 cases of measles were present. However, this has shown a sharp increase in the first…

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Harlow to get new hospital

By Matthew Collings / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW is set to have a new hospital to replace the ageing Princess Alexandra as part of a £2.7 billion NHS overhaul.   A total of 40 new hospitals are being proposed for England over the next decade as part of a governmental plan to improve healthcare in England.   Last week, Prime Minister Boris…

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Leah Grace

By Matthew Collings / 20th September 2019 / 0 Comments

Written by Alex Beaney   HARLOW College student Leah Grace has dreams of following in TV presenter Erin Lim’s footsteps and working at E! Entertainment.   As she begins her one-year NCTJ course in Newspaper Journalism, the 18-year-old has set her heights high. Coming off the back of her two-year journalism course from the University…

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William Spalding

By Matthew Collings / 20th September 2019 / 0 Comments

WILLIAM Spalding is an eccentric character with a vibrant personality and many polarising views varying from politics, economics and even the reality of utopia. Born in Bishops Stortford, he was raised by a single mother but believes many of his opinions are “the polar opposite of his upbringing”. This would make sense as he begins…

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