Caridon claims Terminus House is a “solution to the housing crisis” despite soaring crime figures

By Oliver Robinson / 5th April 2019 / 0 Comments

CARIDON Property Group has been accused of cramming ‘vulnerable people’ into ‘rabbit hutch’ flats by politicians and officials in Harlow. Since residents were allowed to move into the building in April 2018, there has been an increase in crime in the area. The ‘Police.UK’ website reported 21 violent or sexual offences in January 2019 in…

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Stansted FC – What a difference a year makes.

By Jake Murphy / 5th April 2019 / 0 Comments

TWELVE months ago Stansted FC was preparing for relegation from the Essex Senior League (ESL) and faced possible closure. However, the club has had a dramatic turnaround during the last season and is now in with a chance of promotion to the Isthmian North Division. Stansted FC  play in the ESL the ninth tier of…

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Harlow College Head of HAMEC to support Brain Tumour Charity by completing Jurassic Coast Challenge

By Andrew Impey / 5th April 2019 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW College staff member will be completing a 58km hike to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity, the world leader in brain tumour research, in memory of his brother. Tom Stokes, Head of the Harlow Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) at the college, will take part in the Jurassic Coast Challenge on…

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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 Guardian editor optimistic new newspaper can succeed

By Andrew Impey / 16th March 2019 / 0 Comments

THE AUDIENCE and content editor for the newly launched Harlow Guardian is optimistic that the paper can succeed, despite the obstacles in the way of print newspapers in the modern day. Milo Boyd, who works for Newsquest and also covers Epping Forest, said: “I don’t think any newspapers have sufficient resources any more, anywhere 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 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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Harlow College lecturer disappointed by tennis court closure at Leisurezone

By Andrew Impey / 28th February 2019 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW College lecturer has expressed his disappointment over Harlow Leisurezone’s decision to remove access to tennis facilities at the centre. Ken Eaton, who teaches media law and public affairs to journalism students at the college, said: “I’m disappointed that there’s no more tennis there because there was an assurance given some years ago when…

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Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, earmarked as one of the top seven in the country for redevelopment

By Oliver Robinson / 1st February 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, has announced that the town is in the top seven in the country to be considered by the government for a brand new hospital. Mr Halfon said, “I’ve been trying to get a new hospital for years. It is literally falling down and there is sewage coming into the operating theatres.…

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Fight to stop Essex library closures

By Erin Rogan / 1st February 2019 / 0 Comments

THE FUTURE for Essex libraries is in danger, as consultation has begun on the possible closure of 25 libraries. The announcement comes after the decrease in use of library services. In the last ten years, over 100,000 people have stopped using the library and loaning a book has fallen by 52 percent. This is all…

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Harlow College teachers to go on strike!

By Jake Murphy / 25th January 2019 / 0 Comments

TEACHERS at Harlow College are going on a strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, claiming Further Education is the poor relation of the education sector. The College will remain open, but members of the University and College Union (UCU) will stage a walk out after more than 50 per cent of Harlow branch members voted for…

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Former editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, tells Harlow College students the future of the industry is in their hands

By Ryan Hardie / 25th January 2019 / 0 Comments
Alan Rusbridger comes back to Harlow College to speak to inspiring journalism students

TODAY’S journalism students can be a huge influence on the future of the industry according to former editor of the Guardian Alan Rusbridger. Alan spoke to journalism students at Harlow College about his recent book, Breaking News, and told them this was the most exciting time to enter the profession. A former journalism student at…

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Harlow MP Robert Halfon describes closure of Harlow Star Newspaper as a “huge loss of community news”

By Lucy Parish / 25th January 2019 / 0 Comments

THE HARLOW Star Newspaper, which has been in circulation since the 1980s has announced its closure as a result of ‘sustainability issues.’ The newspaper’s publisher Reach plc has claimed that the reason for the closure is a “continued decline” in local print advertising. However the publish states that no editorial redundancies will occur. Robert Halfon,…

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Harlow netball star returns to England squad for Quad Series

By Andrew Impey / 11th January 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW-born netball player Jo Harten will return to the England squad for the upcoming Quad Series after being out since September with a knee injury. The England shooter returns for the tournament that sees the Vitality Roses pitted against Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa in a round-robin format to be hosted in this country.…

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MP and Police Commissioner hold meeting to tackle anti-social behaviour in Harlow

By Andrew Impey / 14th December 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon met local businesses and police, fire, and crime commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, at the Clock House pub in the town centre, in the hope of finding solutions to anti-social behaviour and drug problems. Speaking about whether he thought the meeting would be a success, Mr Halfon said: “The proof of…

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