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Harlow School of Journalism ‘best in the country’ – Robert Halfon

By Matthew Collings / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW is set to become the public health science capital of the world according to Robert Halfon, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Harlow and its MP until parliament was dissolved this month, November.   At a meeting with students from Harlow College School of Journalism he said “No-one does public health like we do. We are…

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Rising level of child poverty in Harlow

By William Spalding / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments

THE HARLOW child poverty rate for children is rising, with 31 per cent of all children in the area in poverty, according to a report conducted by Loughborough University. But Harlow Council chairman Clive Souter said “I don’t think Harlow has got a large child poverty area. There are certain areas that need improvement but…

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Harlow College prepares to train thousands at its new construction centre.

By Chloe Walpole / 24th October 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW has been given a huge jobs boost with the opening of a Construction Skills Centre, at the £450m Public Health England Pinnacles site . Set on a 40 acre site, the centre will teach people of all ages different courses within construction so they have an opportunity to go into full-time work and help…

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A whole new world for Harlow

By William Spalding / 19th October 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Town Council chair, Cllr Clive Souter, says that Harlow’s prospects are looking up. Speaking to Journalism students from Harlow College, Cllr Souter said:  “Wages are creeping up. There are more jobs. There are good parts of Harlow and bad parts but we are now getting back to the good parts.” Cllr Souter has lived…

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Harlow school pushes to help local community

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments

A SCHOOL in Harlow has taken a pledge to help the town by establishing multiple involvement projects.   Sir Frederick Gibberd College aims to increase its reputation within the community, beginning with litter-picking this half term.   A team of 37 students managed to collect a total of nine bags of rubbish and three bags…

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Harlow residents: Are you eligible to vote?

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments

THOSE who want to vote in any election or referendums are asked whether they are registered to vote. In order to be identified as an eligible voter, every household is sent a form of those who are believed to currently live at the address. People are encouraged to respond to these forms as soon as…

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Harlow primary pupils get artistic

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments

A GROUP of year five students at Freshwaters Primary Academy, Harlow, spent time creating art alongside a professional sculptor.   The students  spent a day working with professional artist and sculptor Jane Ackroyd.   The children had the opportunity to sketch out one of the artist’s famous pieces ‘the cat’ featured in the Gibberd Gallery and…

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Harlow’s young leaders visit Parliament

By Jack Perring / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments

THE JUNIOR leadership team at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy has visited Parliament. Harlow MP, Robert Halfon invited the students for a tour to see how leadership and governance is exercised at a higher level. Teacher Sarah Brennan said “We were keen for them to see how their adult counterparts operate in parliament and how important…

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Measles cases have dramatically increased in England

By Matthew Collings / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments

MEASLES has seen a drastic increase in recorded cases in England, demonstrated by a 27.6% increase from 2018 to 2019.   Statistics published by Public Health England found that in the first quarter of 2018, of 1195 people tested 187 cases of measles were present. However, this has shown a sharp increase in the first…

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Harlow to get new hospital

By Matthew Collings / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW is set to have a new hospital to replace the ageing Princess Alexandra as part of a £2.7 billion NHS overhaul.   A total of 40 new hospitals are being proposed for England over the next decade as part of a governmental plan to improve healthcare in England.   Last week, Prime Minister Boris…

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Students support Harlow Hospital in drive to improve NHS

By William Spalding / 11th October 2019 / 0 Comments

SIX students helped Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow with quality improvement projects. The Year 11 students, from BMAT STEM Academy, took part in improving patient outcomes and worked with hospital staff to learn about the skills of presentation. They presented their work to the staff of the hospital. A result of this the students are being…

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Harlow College students join in global climate change protest

By Alexander Beaney / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

Journalists Alexander Beaney, Chloe Walpole and Elana Xerri investigated when college students took part in a world-wide demonstration. Here is their report: FORGET Brexit. Right now, there’s only one political issue on students’ minds at Harlow College. And that’s climate change. And they’re demanding action immediately. In the same week that teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg…

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Roydon Academy supports working parents by launching After School care

By Elana Xerri / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

ROYDON Primary Academy has launched an after-school childcare provision in support of working parents in Roydon. Working families are now able to leave their children in the safe hands of their school until teatime. The after school programme is called Hedgehogs and is open to pupils in Reception. It is available for year six students…

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Harlow College Well Fair supports students and staff

By Chloe Walpole / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

REPRESENTATIVES from leading organisations are joining the Student Support Well Fair at Harlow College to raise awareness of the variety of support available for students and staff. In reception on Monday October 7 and Wednesday October 9, Gill Atkinson from student services, has organised representatives from different fields to come in between 10 am- 2…

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Bones discovered at Freshwater Primary, Harlow

By Chloe Walpole / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments

CURIOUS children from Freshwater Primary academy in Harlow arrived at school to find the remains of an archaeologist buried in the grounds. The children found a pile of bones along with artefacts including Roman coins, Egyptian trinket boxes, war medals, jewellery and decorated china pots all in the grounds of their primary school. The discovery…

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