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Vital Harlow project faces threat of closure

By Matthew Collings / 31st January 2020 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW project working with young people to combat violent crime could close by April if it doesn’t get more funding. Changing Lives in Harlow was created by former teacher David Simmons, and Ben Doyle, who is experienced in delivering sporting expertise within the community. Both run independent businesses; David Simmons runs Flick Trick Sports and…

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Harlow is prepared should Coronavirus hit

By Matthew Collings / 26th January 2020 / 0 Comments

HARLOW residents are being warned by GPs not to visit surgeries if they have recently returned from Wuhan, China and feel sick. Instead they should contact NHS 111 for advice. This warning comes after the Coronavirus outbreak was reported in China in regions like Wuhan, Hubei and Beijing – spreading to all other provinces in…

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Spotlight on Stratton: former Iron Maiden guitarist celebrates more than half a century living the dream

By Chloe Walpole / 24th January 2020 / 0 Comments

FORMER Iron Maiden guitarist, Dennis Stratton, has performed on stage with some of the world’s leading musicians. Today he is a father and grandfather and lives with his partner Julia in a quiet Essex village near Harlow. He has not forgotten his roots however and still delights fans by touring the UK and Europe playing…

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‘Queen of the Rooms’ Keely Nickolds helps to house Harlow’s vulnerable residents

By Alexander Beaney / 24th January 2020 / 0 Comments

When you think of a letting agent, you might have a stereotypical image in your head. However, when you meet Keely Nickolds, 34, everything is positively different. Nickolds Property Management, her family-run business, is a letting agency like no other. Uniquely positioned to attract anyone from young professionals and doctors, to people who might be…

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Fire destroys multiple vehicles in car park

By Antonio Baidoo / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments

  A FIRE in a Harlow multi-storey car park is believed to have been started deliberately. Essex Police and Fire Service are carrying out investigations to determine the cause. Fire crews were called to Terminus Street, Harlow, on Monday (January 6) at 12:06pm. Multiple fire service crews attended the fifth level of the car park…

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Harlow College principal reveals the challenges of being a woman in education

By Elana Xerri / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments

KAREN Spencer, principal of 7,000 student Harlow College, has never found being a woman a disadvantage in further education. As far as Karen is concerned it was ageism that held her back when she first started working in a Sixth Form College – at one point she was told to ‘wait a few years’ before…

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Harlow primary school launches pop-up library scheme

By Jack Perring / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments

HARLOW’S Freshwaters Primary Academy is looking to ensure pupils are exposed to as many reading opportunities as possible. A planned expansion this year should provide a new block to the school which will contain a new library. Until work is completed this autumn, head teacher Jackie Diggle is creating pop-up libraries to spark the children’s…

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Harlow students inspired by puppy

By Chloe Walpole / 10th January 2020 / 0 Comments

A VISIT from a small puppy has made a big impact on the students and staff at Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow. The students at the school are fundraising to donate towards a training for puppies run by Guide Dogs for the Blind, after a visit from one of their little helpers, Thor. An…

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Brilliant Burnt Mill Academy students go to Cambridge

By William Spalding / 10th January 2020 / 0 Comments

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 Playhouse’s ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ brings high end theatre to Harlow this Christmas.

By Chloe Walpole / 17th December 2019 / 0 Comments

ALL the fun of a traditional panto has come to Harlow Playhouse, with men dressed as women, a woman disguised as a cow and lots of classic humour fit for all ages. The theatre’s production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ had imaginative props, music and acting to bring the story to life. The audience was…

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Meet Santa at the Great Christmas Cake Off: Harlow Playhouse

By Elana Xerri / 17th December 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Playhouse is staging an extra special show for children aged two to six years. Entitled the Great Christmas Cake Off this is a new fun interactive show in which every child gets a chance to meet Santa and receive a special gift. Written by Kevin James the brilliant cast includes Samantha Harper who plays…

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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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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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Conservative Kemi Badenoch increases majority in Saffron Walden

By Alexander Beaney / 13th December 2019 / 0 Comments

KEMI Badenoch was re-elected as the Saffron Walden Conservative MP in the 2019 general election, with a total vote share of 63 per cent. Just under 40,000 voters (an increase of 1.2 per cent from 2017) voted for the Conservative party in the Essex constituency which has been Tory since the 1930s. In a Twitter…

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Harlow College students grill parliamentary candidates.

By Chloe Walpole / 6th December 2019 / 0 Comments

LOWERING the voting age and making housing affordable for young people were just two of the topics that parliamentary candidates were questioned about by Harlow College students at a Hustings on Thursday. The three parliamentary candidates for the Harlow consistency were Charlotte Cane Lib Dem, Robert Halfon Conservative and Laura McAlpine Labour. Mr Halfon is…

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