The horse sanctuary galloping through the most difficult time in its history

By Callum Wells / 8th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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REDWINGS Horse Sanctuary, a registered charity, has been a place of refuge for 1,500 previously neglected and ill-treated horses, ponies, donkeys and mules since 1984. The animals are given a safe place to live at one of five centres across the UK, including Ada Cole in Roydon, and are provided with essential veterinary treatment, rehabilitation…

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Harlow Playhouse forced to shut and cancel shows – but the curtains will open again!

By Adriana Kussova / 17th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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WITH Harlow being put into tier 3, the Playhouse has been forced to shut and cancel its Christmas pantomime. The creative director, Rory Davies, has sent out letters to Playhouse customers, informing them of the Playhouse having to shut. “It is with a heavy heart that we will now have to cancel all remaining shows…

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Is it a bird, is it a plane? It’s Burnt Mill Academy’s Santagirl!

By Adriana Kussova / 17th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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THIS year Harlow’s Burnt Mill Academy students and staff have put together an action-packed pantomime, Santagirl – a Superman spoof – performed and rehearsed using video conferencing. Despite lockdown restrictions and other struggles everyone is facing this year, Burnt Mill Academy has managed to find a way to give some joy with their Santagirl production.…

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Harlow College Coding Club is open to new members

By Kian Foster / 23rd October 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College is inviting students to become a member of the Coding Club. I spoke to Coding Club founder Kelly Herbert who works in the college as a senior tutor for media & gaming and is also an Apple Distinguished Educator. Kelly stated “Coding club is something I started up to teach anyone who wants to…

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Rockstar runs arts and media centre in Saffron Walden

By Lloyd F M Evans / 16th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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LEADER OF DOWN bass player, Tim Atkinson, has transformed an old council building into a centre for music and the arts. In 2014 Fairycroft House, Saffron Walden, was bought from Essex County Council and turned into a community interest company (CIC); the 190 year old building then became the home of an arts and media…

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The purr-fect support puppy

By santynamarchesi / 15th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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Reporter Santyna Marchesi is an avid dog lover. She has a pup of her own. It is a Cane Corso named Boo, so she couldn’t wait to meet Lula. THE LATEST student to join Harlow college is the most popular there has even been. Lula is a black Cockapoo from Harlow, only nine months old…

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Award winning Manuden artist celebrates 15 years developing artwork .

By William Spalding / 28th May 2020 / 0 Comments
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KAREN Adams has been producing artwork from her home in the village of Manuden near Bishop’s Stortford since 2005. This year she celebrates her 15th anniversary of being a professional artist. She started in 2005 and has not stopped since from pursuing her dream of becoming a world renowned artist. “After 15 years, people  are…

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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
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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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