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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Harlow journalism students meet top industry professionals at conference hosted by the college

By Lucy Parish / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

Journalism students Lucy Parish and Rebecca Edwards report on the event held on November 29 and 30. AN NCTJ journalism skills conference took place at Harlow College to discuss the future of journalism and how the media industry is developing in the modern age. Chairman of the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists)…

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Public affairs and local democracy reporting are debated at Harlow College NCTJ conference

By Andrew Impey / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

A PASSIONATE discussion has taken place among journalism professionals on the subject of public affairs and local democracy reporting, as part of the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ annual Journalism Conference at Harlow College. The break-out session was chaired by Mike Hill, course director of MA news journalism at Cardiff University, and Nicole…

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Journalists discuss the top stories of 2018 at the NCTJ conference

By Ryan Hardie / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

Report by NCTJ trainee journalists Emma Boys and Ryan Hardie FOUR industry professionals spoke about the big stories of 2018 and the challenges they face, during the annual NCTJ conference at Harlow College. Branwen Jeffreys, education editor at BBC, chaired the panel alongside journalists  Alex Marrow, Rebecca Hudson, Stephanie Finnegan and Sarah Whitehead. Stephanie Finnegan,…

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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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Policing in Harlow is ‘absolutely abysmal’ claims councillor

By Andrew Impey / 5th October 2018 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW town councillor claims policing in the town is “absolutely abysmal”, following cuts in the service. Councillor Mike Danvers has accused the police of failing to provide the town council with sufficient information regarding the recent burglaries in the area. Harlow Community Policing Team tweeted on October 4 that there have been four burglaries…

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Former Harlow College student has the ‘X Factor’

By Emma Boys / 21st September 2018 / 0 Comments

EX-STUDENT Bella Penfold received top marks from all four of The X Factor judges after auditioning on September 16. Currently working as a hotel singer, the 19-year-old appeared on the talent show in hopes of furthering her singing career. Before the audition, Bella told reporters: “I’m actually really excited to perform in front of 3,000…

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Gas leak causes traffic chaos in Harlow

By Oliver Robinson / 21st September 2018 / 0 Comments

EDINBURGH Way, Harlow was evacuated after a gas leak was reported this week (September 20). Police evacuated the surrounding shops and the Esso garage yesterday (20) with the garage still remaining closed the following day to allow Cadent, the gas company responsible for the repairs, to start work. Cadent press office could not identify the…

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Essex police crack down on reckless motorcyclists

By Z Betton / 21st September 2018 / 0 Comments

RECKLESS motorcyclists are being targeted by Essex police and Harlow council. A high number of people have been killed in accidents involving illegal motorcyclists. As a result, Harlow Town Council has decided to take serious action and work in partnership with Essex police to combat illegal motorcycling, and to make the roads of Harlow safer.…

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