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Former Harlow College student opens café at Stonards Park in Epping

By Emma Boys / 1st June 2019 / 0 Comments

AN EX-STUDENT of Harlow College has opened her own café in the Stonards Hill Recreation Ground in Epping, Essex. Julie Turrell had a soft opening for her café, named ‘Julie’s at Stonards’, on Good Friday (April 19). The dog-friendly café serves breakfast, lunch and snack items alongside hot and cold beverages.     The 19-year-old…

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Harlow College drama department produce performance of Broadway show Rent

By Ryan Hardie / 24th May 2019 / 0 Comments
College students during the production of Rent.

IMPORTANT topics such as AIDS, homosexuality and homelessness were tackled by Harlow College in their production of Broadway musical Rent. The students have been in rehearsals since February and for many of them it will be their final performance at the college. When asked about how difficult rehearsals have been, Marnie Rollison, who plays ‘Mimi’…

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Library closures are ‘heartless’ claims Save Our Libraries Essex campaigner

By Emma Boys / 24th May 2019 / 0 Comments

TWO of five libraries in Harlow are at risk of closure, following the publication of Essex County Council’s ‘Future Library Services Strategy’. The five-year strategy, announced in November 2018, plans to reshape library services around Essex by placing library shelves and study spaces in local community centres or other public buildings.     The council’s…

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Harlow College students tackle Identity at their annual ‘Runway’ fashion show

By Ryan Hardie / 23rd May 2019 / 0 Comments
Senior Lecturer and Fashion Course Leader Shelley Clarke pictured talking about the upcoming show.

HARLOW College is presenting its annual ‘Runway Fashion Show’ on June 20th 2019. When asked about the event, senior lecturer and fashion course leader Shelley Clarke said: “The theme for the show is ‘Identity’. The students can choose what they want to do from that and showcase that theme in their own way.” There are…

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Harlow Playhouse is helping young people talk about mental health

By Natalia Dabrowska / 14th May 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Playhouse is running a Graffiti Meditation class as a part of Mental Health Awareness week. Nowadays as people are more open about mental health, it comes as no surprise that the awareness week is supported and spread by more people and companies. Mental Health Awareness week always starts on the second Monday in May.…

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Santus Circus puts on the ‘greatest show’ at Harlow Town Park Showground

By Emma Boys / 7th May 2019 / 0 Comments

AERIAL acrobats, illusionists and clowns transformed Harlow Town park when Santus Circus came to town. The family-run circus proved that animals are not necessary when it comes to engaging an audience, as the international cast captivated an audience of all ages underneath the traditional big top.     Ruby Santus, known for her juggling and…

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Former teacher who lost his sight due to brain tumour inspires students at Roydon school

By Natalia Dabrowska / 2nd May 2019 / 0 Comments

CHILDREN from Roydon Primary Academy were left shocked when teacher James Shone described how he have lost his sight. James was a teacher for 16 years, but in 2012, discovered that he had a brain tumour when he went for an eye check. He had to have a 27-hour-long surgery and was in hospital for…

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Harlow College journalism student wins Jack Petchey award

By Andrew Impey / 26th April 2019 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW College journalism student has been presented with an achievement award from the Jack Petchey Foundation during a ceremony at the college. Willow Jacobs-Harding, currently studying for the NCTJ journalism diploma, was named as an outstanding achiever after being nominated by her teachers for completing a high standard of work despite difficult personal circumstances.…

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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 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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