The system in Harlow is failing victims of domestic violence

SUZY Stride, the Labour candidate in Harlow, has claimed fewer offenders are being prosecuted because of police cuts. New figures, published in the House of Commons, reveal that the number of cases of domestic violence being handed to the CPS in England has fallen by 13% since 2010 reversing the trend of previous years.

Halfon secures “Free school meals” debate

SEVENTY-five MPs back Harlow MP Robert Halfon’s debate on free ‘school meals’ for Further Education students. Over the past year, Harlow MP Robert Halfon has been campaigning for disadvantaged Harlow College students to receive free school meals.

Rugby: Harlow rampant in final friendly

HARLOW had looked forward to a hard challenge in their last warm up game before the start of the league campaign. Early in the first half however they found they had the edge over the visitors. They took full advantage of the situation and at every opportunity put moves from the training field into practice. Eight minutes into the game they took clean ball from a lineout inside the visitors 22 and immediately set up a rolling maul. Kain Claridge the No8. peeled off with the ball and touched down for an unconverted try.

Athletics: From Dunmow to Tallin for Harlow road runners

HARLOW Running Club members contested a number of events over the weekend, both at home and abroad. At the Maidenhead Half Marathon in Buckinghamshire Jamie Jephcott finished in 197th position out of 1672 finishers in a superb 1hr 30min 43sec. He was followed home by Steve Ambrose (294th, 1.35.09), Sean
Flynn (495th, 1.42.01), Janice Page (774th, 1.50.00), David Page (964th, 1.55.48), Karen Moir (1238th, 2.05.08) and Debbie Smith (1239th) in a personal best time for the distance (PB) of 2hrs 05min 09sec.

Upwards To Fun Day In Old Harlow This Saturday

THIS Saturday, Harlow charity ‘Upwards with Downs’ are hosting a fun day to raise money for their support group for children with Downs Syndrome. The day will be held at The Queens Head Inn, located in Old Harlow with activities from Owl Handling to Face Painting.

Health Secretary Announces £5.7m Funding Boost for Harlow A&E

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced £5.7m extra funding for Princess Alexandra Hospital ensuring it will be ready for any additional demand on services that might occur this winter. The extra funds, in addition to £470,000 in funding for St Clare Hospice, should ensure it can provide a good service to everyone that needs it […]

Essex Police “A message in an FOI”

ESSEX POLICE paid more than £10,000 in the past year, so that staff can listen to music.
Whilst many believe that they spend every breathe you take, fighting crime, others have wondered why there is a need, in difficult times, to pay out for music.

Bushfair NAP meeting update.

The Bushfair Neighbourhood Action Panel met this Tuesday, Nishall Garala sent us this update: Anti-social behaviour with a moped in Waterhouse Moor has been reported by a resident, as it is currently getting better, residents will continue to monitor the problem. PC Rob Hance will be attending St Mark’s school on Wednesday to work with […]

Council Leader Dispels Migrant Myths

FIGURES released by Oxford University this week have found that one in 10 residents of Harlow is a foreign national. Mark Wilkinson, Leader of Harlow Council, was keen to dispel any myths surrounding this figure and its impact on the town.

Blog: Perry Williams on Young People

YOUNG people are really bearing the brunt at the moment, don’t you think? As a recent graduate I surely am feeling the effects of living within “Broken Britain” and there are many young teens living within Harlow who I know for a fact that are having a hard time of it all.

An American Vision for Harlow Labour Party

The man described as Obama’s mentor throughout his campaign for presidency in America, Arnie Graf, has made a third visit to Harlow. Graf was brought in by Ed Milliband shake up to Labour’s grassroots campaigning leading up to the next general election.

Police Crime Commissioner Spending Revealed

ESSEX police and crime commissioner Nick Alston spent more than £36,000 in the four weeks leading up to last November’s election. Mr Alston, who won the seat for the Conservative Party, spent three times as much as second-placed Independent candidate Mick Thwaites, who spent £12,185. Labour candidate Val Morris-Cook spent £4,475, Ukip candidate Andrew Smith […]