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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St Clare Hospice to launch ‘Cutest Canine Competition’ in Harlow

By Jack Perring / 13th December 2019 / 0 Comments

ST CLARE HOSPICE will be launching the much loved ‘Cutest Canine Competition’ in January. Dog owners around the Harlow area are encouraged to send in their best photos of their beloved pets for the chance of winning a dog hamper. They will also get to ‘lead the pack’ at next year’s annual 5km ‘Winter Walkies’…

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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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Candidates grilled at Saffron Walden Youth Hustings

By Alexander Beaney / 6th December 2019 / 0 Comments

CONSERVATIVE candidate, Kemi Badenoch, was unable to attend the youth Hustings event at Saffron Walden Youth Club last week (November 22). Youngsters from Saffron Walden were only able to grill election candidates from the Labour (Tom van de Bilt), Lib Dems (Mike Hibbs) and Green (Coby Wing) parties. The two hour-long event saw candidates questioned…

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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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Robert Halfon discusses Brexit and the election with Harlow school children

By Matthew Collings / 1st December 2019 / 0 Comments

  HARLOW Conservative parliamentary candidate, Robert Halfon, visited pupils at Roydon Prmary Academy to explain Brexit and the approaching election. The school invited Robert Halfon and Sky Yarlett, from the Houses of Parliament,  to talk to Key Stage 2 students  about Brexit, democracy and the role of an MP. Mr Halfon met with the school’s…

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Citizens Advice Bureau supports Harlow residents

By Elana Xerri / 30th November 2019 / 0 Comments

CITIZENS Advice Harlow is a charity that helps thousands of people in the community to resolve their legal, money and a huge variety of other issues by providing free and supportive advice. The Charity is run by both paid workers and volunteers, who all work hard together to ensure that everyone’s needs are hopefully resolved.…

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Roydon Primary students take to the stage at Harlow Playhouse

By Elana Xerri / 29th November 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS from Roydon Primary Academy got the chance to perform on the professional stage when they took part in the Shakespeare schools festival. Year 4 pupils performed Romeo and Juliette at the Harlow Playhouse in front of an audience of almost 400 people. Archie Jones, who played Lord Montague, said: “This show helped me to…

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Sajid Javid Visits Harlow College’s “Incredible” HAMEC

By Matthew Collings / 22nd November 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College’s £11million engineering facility was described as “incredible” by Sajid Javid, Chancellor of Exchequer, when he visited staff and students.   During the visit, Mr Javid saw the marvels that the £11 million facilities brought to its students. On whether the funding for FE colleges was enough, Mr Javid said “Well, I went to…

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Burnt Mill Academy students build wells in Cambodia

By Antonio Baidoo / 15th November 2019 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS from Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow, raised thousands of pounds to travel to Cambodia and do charity work.  The Year 11 students joined with Epping St John’s Church of England School, they spent four weeks at the end of the term learning about the culture and the daily hazards of walking and travelling in and…

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Harlow pupils travel the world to learn about religion and culture

By Elana Xerri / 15th November 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, are travelling the world as part of their Culture Vultures project. They have taken virtual visits to Australia, New Zealand, Africa, India and Pakistan, to celebrate different religions and cultures. The school’s next trip will be to Romania. Pupils have also been taking part in several different activities,…

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Harlow Council Electoral Team share bleak insight into voting behaviour of the young

By Jack Perring / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments

ELECTORAL registration officer, Simon Hill as well as members of the Harlow Council Electoral Team visited Harlow College to help encourage young students to register for the upcoming General Election. Emphasising the importance of voting in a democratic society Mr Hill commented “The youth vote really has the power to affect the overall outcome; how…

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Harlow College dance students perform emotional show ahead of Anti Bullying Week.

By Chloe Walpole / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College prepared for Anti Bullying Week by showing a riveting performance by the dance students. The Glass Box Studio at the college hosted the performance (directed by Rob Anderson) which used dance and monologue to highlight the dangers of cyber bullying and importance of staying safe on the internet. The show followed the life…

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Sir Frederick Gibberd College prepares students for the world of work

By Jack Perring / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments

YEAR 7 students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College have been practising vital skills for a life of work after education. A host of new job advertisements have been created to offer students a chance to get a taste of employment. Taking on roles from librarians to playground monitors, pupils went through the processes of applications…

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