Harlow and Saffron Walden Men’s Sheds develop skills and give members a purpose

By Jack Perring / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments

In Harlow Town Park, hidden behind Pet’s Corner an inconspicuous shipping container could easily go unrecognised as Harlow’s very own Men’s Shed. Reporter Jack Perring ventured down to find out more and learned of a similar project in Saffron Walden. The late civil rights activist Coretta Scott King once said, “The greatness of a community…

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Harlow residents to be consulted on town centre revitalisation

By Matthew Collings / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments

HARLOW residents are soon going to be asked for their opinions on plans to revolutionise the town centre, as the council moves into the next stage of bidding to secure funding.   Harlow Council has announced that after a successful bid for a share of the Government High Streets Fund, Harlow has been shortlisted for…

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Fire destroys multiple vehicles in car park

By Antonio Baidoo / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments

  A FIRE in a Harlow multi-storey car park is believed to have been started deliberately. Essex Police and Fire Service are carrying out investigations to determine the cause. Fire crews were called to Terminus Street, Harlow, on Monday (January 6) at 12:06pm. Multiple fire service crews attended the fifth level of the car park…

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Harlow College principal reveals the challenges of being a woman in education

By Elana Xerri / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments

KAREN Spencer, principal of 7,000 student Harlow College, has never found being a woman a disadvantage in further education. As far as Karen is concerned it was ageism that held her back when she first started working in a Sixth Form College – at one point she was told to ‘wait a few years’ before…

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Harlow primary school launches pop-up library scheme

By Jack Perring / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments

HARLOW’S Freshwaters Primary Academy is looking to ensure pupils are exposed to as many reading opportunities as possible. A planned expansion this year should provide a new block to the school which will contain a new library. Until work is completed this autumn, head teacher Jackie Diggle is creating pop-up libraries to spark the children’s…

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BMAT Sixth Form opens its doors to new students

By Leah Grace / 10th January 2020 / 0 Comments

BMAT Sixth Form has launched its new curriculum package to cater for any path students want to take after they finish GCSE’s. Families flocked to Epping St John’s and BMAT STEM during their open events to hear more about how the unique sixth form gives young people the opportunity to study both academic and vocational…

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Harlow students inspired by puppy

By Chloe Walpole / 10th January 2020 / 0 Comments

A VISIT from a small puppy has made a big impact on the students and staff at Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow. The students at the school are fundraising to donate towards a training for puppies run by Guide Dogs for the Blind, after a visit from one of their little helpers, Thor. An…

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Brilliant Burnt Mill Academy students go to Cambridge

By William Spalding / 10th January 2020 / 0 Comments

YEAR  Nine students at Burnt Mill Academy Harlow got an insight into life at Cambridge University and discovered they are ‘Brilliant’. The students were selected to take part in the ‘Brilliant Club’ at Cambridge. The club is a charity which strives to enable young people from under-represented backgrounds to gain access to highly selective institutions.…

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Harlow Playhouse’s ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ brings high end theatre to Harlow this Christmas.

By Chloe Walpole / 17th December 2019 / 0 Comments

ALL the fun of a traditional panto has come to Harlow Playhouse, with men dressed as women, a woman disguised as a cow and lots of classic humour fit for all ages. The theatre’s production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ had imaginative props, music and acting to bring the story to life. The audience was…

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Meet Santa at the Great Christmas Cake Off: Harlow Playhouse

By Elana Xerri / 17th December 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Playhouse is staging an extra special show for children aged two to six years. Entitled the Great Christmas Cake Off this is a new fun interactive show in which every child gets a chance to meet Santa and receive a special gift. Written by Kevin James the brilliant cast includes Samantha Harper who plays…

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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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