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Waltham Abbey pensioner talks about his experience in the Armed Forces

By Z Betton / 14th June 2019 / 0 Comments

Journalism student Z Betton went behind the scenes with a retired councillor to hear his thrilling story about serving in the Armed Forces. A PENSIONER from Waltham Abbey opens up about his experience in the army during his much younger years. Graham Sinclair-Pilch, 64, served eight years in the Armed Forces, he volunteered to join…

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Tamara’s signed songs is helping the deaf community every day.

By Lois Barker / 7th June 2019 / 0 Comments

Growing up in Tamara Hudson’s childhood home was quiet. Yet did not lack fun and heart-felt family communication.  BEING the only hearing person in her family Tamara took on a lot of responsibility from a young age, she talks about the times she has had to interpret for her parents and to this day she…

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Cook Spinney Primary Harlow launches after school club that lends parents a hand

By Rebecca Edwards / 7th June 2019 / 0 Comments

COOK Spinney Primary, Harlow, is helping working families with the launch of an after-school care club that allows parents to leave their children in school until teatime. The school has launched the Star Club, where children are looked after by members of staff. This will take place from 3:15pm until 5:30pm all week long.  The…

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Essex teen opens up about her near death experience

By Z Betton / 7th June 2019 / 0 Comments

Journalism student Z Betton interviewed a 19-year-old student about a horrific moment that she thought would be the end of her life. A TEENAGER from Essex has gone into detail about the terrifying night that she thought would mark the date of her death. Fucshia Dyvontae, 19, was involved in a dangerous car crash at…

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Harlow College “Rent” performance review

By Z Betton / 7th June 2019 / 0 Comments

ON THURSDAY, May 16, I had the pleasure of watching Rent, a show effortlessly performed by the college’s talented Performing Arts students. Rent was about a tight-knit group of friends who each had different passions for different things, and throughout the play they end up hurting and forgiving each other. They also each lose somebody…

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Roydon Primary Academy pupils take on various leadership roles

By Z Betton / 7th June 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS at Royden Primary Academy have been appointed as leaders across their school, and have taken on new responsibilities. Posts to be leaders in writing, reading, maths, science, PE and house champions launched at the academy last year. Eager and dedicated pupils have gone through an application process this year, completing a form to list…

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Harlow Town Park receives a ‘facelift’ from Harlow Council Volunteers

By Oliver Robinson / 6th June 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Council volunteers are transforming Harlow Town Park, meeting once every week at the Walled Garden to give the town a ‘facelift’. Mike Levett, education and volunteer officer, and his group of volunteers began their work in 2014 when the Heritage Lottery Fund put money into the park. Mr Levett spoke of the growth in…

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The NHS changes prescription rules to focus on patients with more serious health concerns

By Natalia Dabrowska / 6th June 2019 / 0 Comments

THE RULES for over-the-counter medicines have changed. The NHS has decided to reduce the number of prescriptions for drugs which can instead be purchased in any supermarket or a pharmacy. Your GP will no longer prescribe you any medication which you can consult about with a pharmacist. Francesco Fumera, a pharmacist who works for Boots…

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Pupils can learn judo for free at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy in Harlow

By Emma Boys / 5th June 2019 / 0 Comments

FREE judo lessons have been organised for students at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy in Harlow. The classes are aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils at the academy and have been arranged to provide students with a different form of exercise to participate in, as opposed to football. Neil Stirrat, headteacher of the academy, said: ““The…

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STEM Academy students on mission to reduce plastic waste in their Harlow school

By Emma Boys / 5th June 2019 / 0 Comments

CONCERNED students at a Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) school in Harlow are on a mission to make their school more eco-friendly. The five pupils – Courtney Loft; Jessica Bediako; Alan Delciampo; Brooke Nelson and Juliet Orton – who study at BMAT’s STEM Academy, have created the ‘STEM Academy Green Army’ (SAGA) in hopes of…

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Mysterious egg appears at Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow

By Emma Boys / 1st June 2019 / 0 Comments

SURPRISED students at Freshwaters Primary Academy discovered a gigantic egg at their Harlow school. A large nest, holding the mystery egg, was found hanging in the grounds of the school, with year 2 students discovering more nests in their classroom. The activity was designed in hopes of creatively inspiring and improving the vocabulary of reception…

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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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Rileys Harlow the first branch to be refurbished in the UK

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 23rd May 2019 / 0 Comments

RILEYS sports bar in Harlow has become the first branch to be refurbished due to it’s friendly atmosphere and strong customer support. The company hopes these investments will boost customer’s experience when playing pool, snooker and darts, watching the big game on the latest TV’s and grabbing a drink, as well as ordering food suitable…

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