Council hatch a plan for The Hummingbird

HARLOW Council recommended plans to regenerate the area surrounding the Hummingbird pub at a meeting of the Labour cabinet on Thursday night. The recommendations came as part of a plan to also improve Slacksbury Hatch, Katherines Hatch and the Bushey Croft garages sites.

Latton Green Primary: Positive steps out of special measures say Ofsted

MANY changes in leadership and governance have occurred since the inspection in October. This limited the pace of improvement in the autumn term. The current leadership arrangements are producing more rapid change and you are working effectively alongside the executive headteacher to move the school forward. For example, you have changed the way in which the school day is organised so that the teaching of English and mathematics is prioritised.

Review: What is it about the night?

IT IS not often that you go to a performance at the Harlow Playhouse and you are led to the bowels of the building. That is intriguing and sure enough, the whole performance of What is it about the night by Catherine Ireton is a left of centre, brave and fascinating look at life in the theatre through the eyes of a backstage gopher.

Review: Accursed Kingdom build up their empire

ON a busy Saturday night, hard-core band Accursed Kingdom jumped onto the stage bursting with energy. Lead vocals, Dan Hounslow, screamed along to his song whilst the rest of the band all stood in a line and played their music proudly. Flashing lights shone down on them, making the atmosphere outstanding! Around 60 people bopped their heads to the music whilst the rest started a mosh pit in the middle of the crowd directed by Dan.

Man sought after assault at Fishers Hatch

POLICE want to hear from any members of the public who recognise a man who was caught on CCTV at the time that an assault took place at McColls, in Fishers Hatch, in Harlow. A man had entered the shop at 7.55pm on Sunday December 22, 2013 and approached a staff member at a checkout which was closed.

Hear about Bonzo’s War at Great Parndon library

IT is never just the human population who suffer in wartime. Clare Campbell has researched the fascinating details of what happened to the nation’s pets during World War II. Meet Clare and her husband, journalist Christy Campbell at Great Parndon Library,Staple Tye in Harlow on Friday 28 March to hear more.

Nishall’s Blog: Appreciation

PRACTICE appreciation by starting with yourself. If you have difficulty openly appreciating others, it’s likely you also find it difficult to appreciate yourself. Take a few moments at the end of the day to ask yourself this simple question: “What can I rightly feel proud of today?” If you are committed to constant self-improvement, you can also ask yourself, “What could I do better tomorrow?” Both questions hold your value.

Harlow residents sign up for Big Switch

OVER 1300 Essex residents, including many from Harlow, have already signed up for the Essex Energy Switch, a new scheme which aims to help cut the cost of gas and electricity bills. The scheme works by bringing together residents who want to switch providers and pay less for their energy. It is being run by Essex County Council in partnership with District, Borough and City councils, and delivered by iChoosr, an independent provider which specialises in collective energy switching.

Woman wanted after theft at Colt Hatch

POLICE want to identify a woman who was caught on CCTV at the time that food and wine, worth £63, were stolen from a shop in Harlow. The suspect had entered the Co-op store in Colt Hatch, Harlow at 5pm on January 11. She had then placed a number of items from the shelves into a bag and left the store without making any attempt to pay for them. She is described as white, aged in her late 30s to early 40s, with long dark brown hair in a ponytail.

Woman taken to hospital after crash

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on Epping Road, Roydon, Harlow. The head on collision happened at approximately 11.30am and caused chest injuries to one of the car occupants, as well as extensive damage to both cars.

Harlow artist to showcase African experience

REFLECTING on his African experiences of often extreme natural phenomena and boundless space, his perception became increasingly abstract as he sought equivalent forms and colours rather than literal representation.In Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of turbulent waters,Paul Cezanne’s patient constructins of forms in space with small rectandular brush marks, which in turn led on to cubism and Piet Mondrian with his so called plus and minus ( pier and ocean ) series, he found the basis for much of his future development.

Halfon makes “Most influential Britain’s” list

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is named one of Britain’s Top 500 most influential people for his work on apprenticeships. Mr Halfon was the first MP to employ a Parliamentary apprentice and set up the Parliamentary Academy which has led to 21 apprentices being employed in the House of Commons by MPs.

Football: Harlow crash out of cup

HARLOW Town crashed out of the Robert Dyas Cup, as high flying AFC Sudbury move on to the semi-finals. Both teams carried momentum going into the game, with Harlow just a point off the top spot in the league, and Sudbury not having lost a game since November.

Spy cars to focus on Harlow primary schools

WE HAVE ALL SEEN them. The cars parked on double yellow lines, on the pavements, on zebra crossings and all outside primary schools. From this week, the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) will be using a ‘Park Safe’ patrol vehicle at schools and other sites across the Harlow district.

Running: Kinney has a Canterbury Tale

HARLOW Running Club member Terry Ridge completed the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K in 6th position out of 107 finishers in an excellent 20min 30sec and he was followed home by Spencer Brooks 25th in a personal best time for the distance of 22min 43sec. Meanwhile at a very wet, windy and hilly Canterbury 10 Mile race Andy Kinney finished in 536th place out of 629 finishers in a commendable 1hr 40min 30sec.

Halfon to canvass whole of Harlow over new M11 junction

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is sending a survey to every home in Harlow asking residents their opinions on Essex County Council’s proposals on where a new junction linking the town to the M11 should be built. Some surveys have already been sent out, and more will be going out over the next few days.

Ambulance bosses stunned by over a thousand applications

AMBULANCE bosses say they are stunned by the sheer number of applications received so far for the new student paramedic programme. In a week, more than 1,200 people have applied to join the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) as part of a recruitment programme to train 400 student paramedics.