A family view on lockdown: short video documentary.

By William Spalding / 27th August 2020 / 0 Comments
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This documentary was filmed over a period of three days between August 11th and 14th. This is roughly four months after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the country under lockdown. Both interviews were filmed in person and complied with government regulations at the moment of filming. The two interviewees vary in age from 30s to…

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Talking in the Skylight

By William Spalding / 27th August 2020 / 0 Comments
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  This is an interview with Jenny Reynolds,  the manager of the Skylight Restaurant, a student-run establishment in the heart of Harlow College.  It serves high quality gourmet food, all with affordable prices. Students who have enrolled in cookery courses and hospitality may be allowed to be part of running Skylight. More can be found…

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Award winning Manuden artist celebrates 15 years developing artwork .

By William Spalding / 28th May 2020 / 0 Comments
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KAREN Adams has been producing artwork from her home in the village of Manuden near Bishop’s Stortford since 2005. This year she celebrates her 15th anniversary of being a professional artist. She started in 2005 and has not stopped since from pursuing her dream of becoming a world renowned artist. “After 15 years, people  are…

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Stats reveal rising crime in Harlow

By William Spalding / 30th January 2020 / 0 Comments

POLICE data highlights the rise in violent crime in Harlow and the surrounding areas last year. From December 2018 to November 2019, there has been a general increase in the numbers of crimes reported, according to official police data. The highest crime-ridden month in 2019 was May, with 1,278 crimes reported. The highest rising category…

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Brilliant Burnt Mill Academy students go to Cambridge

By William Spalding / 10th January 2020 / 0 Comments
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YEAR  Nine students at Burnt Mill Academy Harlow got an insight into life at Cambridge University and discovered they are ‘Brilliant’. The students were selected to take part in the ‘Brilliant Club’ at Cambridge. The club is a charity which strives to enable young people from under-represented backgrounds to gain access to highly selective institutions.…

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Harlow votes Conservative, Halfon returns

By William Spalding / 13th December 2019 / 0 Comments

CONSERVATIVE Robert Halfon increased his vote share by 9.4 per cent in the General Election, adding up to his total share of 63.5 per cent of the vote in Harlow.   This result comes after weeks of hard campaigning from the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrat candidates with Hustings across the constituency. However, the…

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Aspiring Harlow footballers experience the big game in London

By William Spalding / 15th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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STUDENTS and parents at a Harlow school were able to watch a professional football game for free. Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) organised the trip, in which 55 student watched a West Ham vs. Tottenham Hotspur women’s game. The aim of the trip was to encourage people, especially young people, to take an interest in…

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Rising level of child poverty in Harlow

By William Spalding / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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THE HARLOW child poverty rate for children is rising, with 31 per cent of all children in the area in poverty, according to a report conducted by Loughborough University. But Harlow Council chairman Clive Souter said “I don’t think Harlow has got a large child poverty area. There are certain areas that need improvement but…

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A whole new world for Harlow

By William Spalding / 19th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW Town Council chair, Cllr Clive Souter, says that Harlow’s prospects are looking up. Speaking to Journalism students from Harlow College, Cllr Souter said:  “Wages are creeping up. There are more jobs. There are good parts of Harlow and bad parts but we are now getting back to the good parts.” Cllr Souter has lived…

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Students support Harlow Hospital in drive to improve NHS

By William Spalding / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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SIX students helped Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow with quality improvement projects. The Year 11 students, from BMAT STEM Academy, took part in improving patient outcomes and worked with hospital staff to learn about the skills of presentation. They presented their work to the staff of the hospital. A result of this the students are being…

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Roydon School gets new computer suite

By William Spalding / 1st October 2019 / 0 Comments

ROYDON Primary Academy has refurbished a former break out space into a 20 computer strong IT room. The academy used to outsource its IT needs to BMAT STEM, but now students can do the IT curriculum in house. Head teacher Michael Clark said: “It is wonderful to have a tool Roydon has never had before.…

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