STUDENTS from all years took part in a Curriculum Day on the final week before Christmas. They enjoyed a variety of activities in different departments throughout the Academy, including Science, ICT and Technology.
SOME of Harlow Council’s services including the Civic Centre will shut down between Christmas and New Year to help save over £150,000. Arrangements are in place for residents to still access services and information online at www harlow.gov.uk and the Council can be contacted in an genuine emergency by calling 01279 446666.
NOW WE ALL know that they wanted the pantomime to raise the roof but not quite literally! However, the Harlow Playhouse was one of the victims of the storms on Monday night as there was substantial damage to the roof.
AS musically impressive as a band like this might be, you can’t help feeling their sound might have missed the zeitgeist. That said, if they play their music industry cards right, keep gigging and get heard by the right people, they have the look and sound that could easily land them on ‘Later with Jools’ within the next year.
KIER Harlow has strengthened its commitment to resident safety by issuing a reminder to check the ID cards of doorstep visitors. Exercising caution is always recommended, but when the days are shorter and nights darker, the threat is more apparent. Residents are warned bogus callers could use a range of excuses to enter their home, such as needing to make an urgent phone call or asking for a drink of water, but they should not, under any circumstances, be let in without ID.
RESIDENTS from the Maunds Hatch area of the town asked Harlow Council on Thursday night: “Whatever happened to the Maunds Hatch money?” The money they refer to is the proceeds arising from the sale of land at Maunds Hatch which they believed was ring-fenced in order to provide the Staple Tye area with a new community centre
THE BEST of Harlow’s young musical talent was on display on Friday night as Harlow Rock School held their Christmas concert. A wide variety of acts performed a variety of numbers to a very appreciative audience.
A MAN has been charged with theft following a police media appeal. Nigel Cassell, 45, of Parsonage Leys, Harlow, was charged with stealing coffee from the Co-op in Tumbler Road, Harlow, on July 26.
HARLOW RAIL commuters face major disruption after Greater Anglia (GA) announced that no trains will run on its entire network on Christmas Eve before 10am. There will also be cancellations tomorrow (Monday) evening as a result of services – including those on the London Liverpool Street to Cambridge line through Bishop’s Stortford and Harlow – being run at reduced speeds from 6pm until the end of the day.
REALITY TV STAR, Joey Essex made a personal appearance at Flirt Studios in Harlow on Saturday morning. Joey was signing copies of his calendar as he makes a whistle stop tour of the UK.
HARLOW Town’s 13-match unbeaten run came to a halt as they were well beaten by Soham Town Rangers, 2-1 at the Harlow Arena. Harlow nearly scored from the kick-off as Alex Read ran onto a through ball but was just edged out by the Soham defender.
The attack happened when two men smashed their way through the back door of a house on Felmongers at 1:30pm on Friday, December 20th and stole a quantity of jewellery and cash. As they committed the crime, the male homeowner challenged them and was then punched in the face.
THE SEARCH for a woman who went missing in The Stow area on Saturday morning has ended after she was found safe and well in Hampshire. Police were contacted at 10.30 am on Saturday morning.
IF YOU THOUGHT you recognised Kitty, played by Yana Rodionova in the Harlow Playhouse pantomime, Dick Whittington, then you would be right. In 2003, Yana was the “victim” as knife thrower, Jayde Hanson attempted to break his world record of throwing knives on Good Morning on ITV.
POLICE are renewing their appeal for witnesses to a road crash in Harlow in which a man and his dog were killed. The collision happened when Andrew Wiggins was struck by a lorry on Second Avenue shortly after 4pm on Monday, December 16. The 50-year-old man from Great Brays in the town was certified dead at the scene. He had been out walking his dogs at the time. One dog died in the crash while another was injured.
HARLOW Running Club competed in the first round of the East Herts and West Essex Cross Country League on Sunday at a very muddy 5 mile course at Ware. The league consists of teams from Harlow, Bishop’s Stortford, Saffron Walden and Ware with the final league winners going on to compete in a national final.
HARLOW resident, Catherine Johnson, is heading for the mountains next year for charity. Catherine aims to scale the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis in Scotland.
ESSEX County Council is pleased to learn that the Department for Education has selected two preferred Academy sponsors for Braiswick School in Colchester and Rivermill Academy in Harlow, meaning that progress can continue on developing the two new builds funded through the government’s Targeted Basic Need bid.
A HARLOW teenager is wanted on warrant after failing to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court. Vinni Hunter, 18, last know address is only given as Harlow.
THE HEAVENS MAY have opened up outside but that did not put a dampner on the festive atmosphere as hundreds gathered together to sing carols at the Harvey Centre on Thursday night.
POLICE are appealing for information following a robbery in Harlow. The victim opened the door of his home in Shawbridge to three men at about 6.30pm on December 11.
IN just under a year Essex County Council has donated more than 700 computers worth over £34,000 to charities and voluntary groups across the county. The desktops and laptops have been given to community organisations for free under the Community Computing Scheme, showing support for the work they do to help local people through the provision of equipment which is very much in demand.
UKIP candidate for the East of England in the 2014 European Elections, Tim Aker appeared on ITV’s Daybreak on Wednesday morning. Harlow residents may well be hearing a lot more from Mr Aker in 2014.
RESIDENTIAL CARE home, Ashlyns will be holding a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday December 21st. The bazaar will be between 2pm and 5pm. Please come and support a care home that throughout the year puts on so much for its residents.