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Harlow College journalism students visit Chelmsford courts

By Andrew Impey / 15th February 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College NCTJ journalism students recently embarked on an educational visit to Chelmsford’s Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court, to support their recent studies in media law and court reporting. The students, accompanied by tutor Ken Eaton, were given an introductory talk before being shown around the cells beneath the Crown Court, with two students having…

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FE Colleges are underfunded claims Harlow MP

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 8th February 2019 / 0 Comments

ROBERT Halfon, MP of Harlow is campaigning for more funding and told the Harlow School of Journalism ‘we are falling behind other countries.’ FE funding has fallen by a fifth since 2010 due to declining investments in over 16’s education. Harlow MP and Chair of the Education Select Committee, Robert Halfon, has visited the college…

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Harlow Journalism students meet Mike Parker, producer of Don’t Tell the Bride, Geordie Shore and The Jump

By Willow Jacobs-Harding / 1st February 2019 / 0 Comments

  CELEBRITIES off-camera are often completely different to their public persona and can present quite a few surprises according to television producer and director, Mark Parker. Mike gave an insight into life behind the scenes working on some off the most popular celebrity shows, when he spoke to journalism students at Harlow School of Journalism…

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Harlow MP optimistic Theresa May can get backstop concessions from EU

By Andrew Impey / 1st February 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon believes the EU will agree to amendments to the Northern Ireland backstop, as Prime Minister Theresa May attempts to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement in the wake of its conclusive defeat in Parliament. This is despite the fact that authority figures in the EU have insisted that no renegotiation is possible. Mr…

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Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, earmarked as one of the top seven in the country for redevelopment

By Oliver Robinson / 1st February 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, has announced that the town is in the top seven in the country to be considered by the government for a brand new hospital. Mr Halfon said, “I’ve been trying to get a new hospital for years. It is literally falling down and there is sewage coming into the operating theatres.…

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Fight to stop Essex library closures

By Erin Rogan / 1st February 2019 / 0 Comments

THE FUTURE for Essex libraries is in danger, as consultation has begun on the possible closure of 25 libraries. The announcement comes after the decrease in use of library services. In the last ten years, over 100,000 people have stopped using the library and loaning a book has fallen by 52 percent. This is all…

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Harlow College teachers to go on strike!

By Jake Murphy / 25th January 2019 / 0 Comments

TEACHERS at Harlow College are going on a strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, claiming Further Education is the poor relation of the education sector. The College will remain open, but members of the University and College Union (UCU) will stage a walk out after more than 50 per cent of Harlow branch members voted for…

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Former editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, tells Harlow College students the future of the industry is in their hands

By Ryan Hardie / 25th January 2019 / 0 Comments
Alan Rusbridger comes back to Harlow College to speak to inspiring journalism students

TODAY’S journalism students can be a huge influence on the future of the industry according to former editor of the Guardian Alan Rusbridger. Alan spoke to journalism students at Harlow College about his recent book, Breaking News, and told them this was the most exciting time to enter the profession. A former journalism student at…

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Harlow MP Robert Halfon describes closure of Harlow Star Newspaper as a “huge loss of community news”

By Lucy Parish / 25th January 2019 / 0 Comments

THE HARLOW Star Newspaper, which has been in circulation since the 1980s has announced its closure as a result of ‘sustainability issues.’ The newspaper’s publisher Reach plc has claimed that the reason for the closure is a “continued decline” in local print advertising. However the publish states that no editorial redundancies will occur. Robert Halfon,…

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Little Parndon pupils given Community Values Passports to help gain life experiences

By Andrew Impey / 17th January 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy in Harlow have been given a special ‘Community Values Passport’ to help open the door to new life experiences. The passport lists various tasks for the pupils to complete at each age to ensure they have a wealth of knowledge and experience before they start secondary school. The tasks…

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Cats Protection charity speaks to Burnt Mill students about careers with cats

By Andrew Impey / 17th January 2019 / 0 Comments

CATS Protection, the UK charity dedicated to rescuing and rehoming cats, has visited Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow to talk to students about careers working with cats. Students from year 7 to 11 interested in working with animals attended the after-school talk from community education officer Jonathan Ramsden, which focused on avenues into a career…

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Cooks Spinney Primary Academy pupils take control of assemblies

By Andrew Impey / 11th January 2019 / 0 Comments

PUPILS at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy in Harlow are being given the opportunity to host their own ten-minute assemblies as part of a new initiative to increase their confidence in public speaking. From January, pupils will hold at least one assembly per week after pitching their ideas to head teacher Neil Stirrat in an application…

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Burnt Mill Academy Trust students fly to the moon and back

By Andrew Impey / 11th January 2019 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS attending Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) schools in Harlow recently had the opportunity to see actual samples of moon rock and meteorites in front of their very eyes. This chance was created after BMAT STEM Academy took part in the Lunar Rocks and Meteorites Loan Scheme, which enabled it to borrow NASA moon rock…

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MP and Police Commissioner hold meeting to tackle anti-social behaviour in Harlow

By Andrew Impey / 14th December 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon met local businesses and police, fire, and crime commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, at the Clock House pub in the town centre, in the hope of finding solutions to anti-social behaviour and drug problems. Speaking about whether he thought the meeting would be a success, Mr Halfon said: “The proof of…

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Burnt Mill Academy welcomes back award winning students

By Jake Murphy / 14th December 2018 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy, Harlow, invited last year’s students back to collect their GCSE certificates and other awards of excellence. Former student, Maddie Leadon, who is now a qualified doctor working in Westminster & Chelsea Hospital, returned to the school to inspire the year 11 leavers and their parents and previous teachers. She spoke about her…

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