Rileys Harlow the first branch to be refurbished in the UK

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 23rd May 2019 / 0 Comments

RILEYS sports bar in Harlow has become the first branch to be refurbished due to it’s friendly atmosphere and strong customer support. The company hopes these investments will boost customer’s experience when playing pool, snooker and darts, watching the big game on the latest TV’s and grabbing a drink, as well as ordering food suitable…

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Lib Dem vote crashes in Harlow 

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 10th May 2019 / 0 Comments

WHILE the Liberal Democrats were celebrating their wins nationally in the local council elections, in Harlow they produced a dismal result.   For the first time in 10 years the Liberal Democrats have come out with good results. The party came out on top gaining 177 seats country-wide. Whilst Tories lost control of a string of councils, the Lib-Dems took control of Winchester and Cotswold as well…

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Lib Dem vote crashes in Harlow

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 5th May 2019 / 0 Comments

WHILE the Liberal Democrats were celebrating their wins nationally in the local council elections, in Harlow they produced a dismal result. For the first time in 10 years the Liberal Democrats have come out with good results. The party came out on top gaining 177 seats country-wide. Whilst Tories lost control of a string of…

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Harlow primary school signs up to National Breakfast Programme offering free meals for pupils

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 29th March 2019 / 0 Comments

EVERY child at Cook Spinney Primary Academy is being given the most important meal of the day when they arrive to school each morning. Since the school signed up to the National Breakfast Programme pupils will be given the choice of cereal when they arrive at 8:45. The scheme will not only ensure that children…

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BBC Look East editor gives Harlow students top tips on how to get into the industry

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 22nd March 2019 / 0 Comments

TELEVISION news editor Nikki O’Donnell told Harlow College journalism students they have an important role to play in shaping the future of the media industry. She visited Harlow College School of Journalism to speak to the current National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) students about what it is like to be both in…

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Harlow College students get a taste of Operation Sceptre

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 15th March 2019 / 0 Comments

ESSEX police visited Harlow college on March 15 as part of a safeguarding strategy to cut the rate of knife crime in young people. PS Keven Mayle, said: “We are here to reduce knife crime due to problems with stabbings on a daily basis across the UK. This is the countries initiative this week and…

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Harlow College students create dance performance to show the harrowing effects of cyber-bullying

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 15th March 2019 / 0 Comments

PERFORMING Arts students at Harlow college are addressing the dangers of bullying through their use of dance. The students created a devised performance based on the Giselle ballet. With the help of teachers and professionals they included digital technology within the show to stress how powerful social media can be. Head of Performing Arts, Natalie…

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Harlow College students go ‘Mad’ for MIND

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 8th March 2019 / 0 Comments

ART and design students staged a Mad Hatter’s tea party to raise money for mental health charity, MIND. Students set up a bake sale and decorated the college reception area with posters, invitations and table decorations linked to the Alice in Wonderland theme. All students researched and chose an organisation which they felt they should…

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Come and feel special for Mother’s Day at Harlow’s Skylight restaurant

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 1st March 2019 / 0 Comments

CATERING students at Harlow College Skylight restaurant are hoping to make their customers feel extra special for Mother’s Day. An event to celebrate Mother’s Day will take place on March 27 and 28, organised by all level three catering students and managed by their teachers. The students have spent the last four weeks preparing for…

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Harlow students create a unique way of tackling school litter

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 28th February 2019 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy head girl, Georgia Bailey and head boy, Matthew Hart have developed a way of reducing litter dropping after they felt their Harlow secondary school was becoming untidy. They decided to create a litter picking timetable to ensure all students will get involved and roll up their sleeves to clean up their surrounding…

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EastEnders stars work with Harlow drama students

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 28th February 2019 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy students in Harlow are taking part in a series of drama workshops with top soap actor Ricky Norwood to perform in the Rudolph Walker Inter-School Drama Award. The award-winning EastEnders actor Rudolph Walker OBE, founder of Rudolph Walker Inter-School Drama Award,s introduced his scheme to the students at the academy. The actor…

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FE Colleges are underfunded claims Harlow MP

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 8th February 2019 / 0 Comments

ROBERT Halfon, MP of Harlow is campaigning for more funding and told the Harlow School of Journalism ‘we are falling behind other countries.’ FE funding has fallen by a fifth since 2010 due to declining investments in over 16’s education. Harlow MP and Chair of the Education Select Committee, Robert Halfon, has visited the college…

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Harlow Journalism students meet Mike Parker, producer of Don’t Tell the Bride, Geordie Shore and The Jump

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 1st February 2019 / 0 Comments

  CELEBRITIES off-camera are often completely different to their public persona and can present quite a few surprises according to television producer and director, Mark Parker. Mike gave an insight into life behind the scenes working on some off the most popular celebrity shows, when he spoke to journalism students at Harlow School of Journalism…

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John Stapleton’s story – from dream to reality

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 23rd November 2018 / 0 Comments

AWARD winning television presenter, John Stapleton described his experiences about reporting from some of the world’s most dangerous hot spots, when he visited Harlow College this month, November. Best known for his work as a presenter and reporter on ITV Breakfast television, Good morning Britain, Watchdog and Nationwide, John, who is patron of Harlow School…

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Resources at Harlow hospital questioned after nearly 200 unexpected deaths revealed

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 19th October 2018 / 0 Comments

Reporter Willow Jacobs-Harding spoke exclusively to MP Robert Halfon about Princess Alexandra Hospital when he visited Harlow College. HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has praised staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital but said the building is no longer fit for purpose and needs to be replaced. Robert Halfon, Conservative, said, “The hospital is old and is not…

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