ON Thursday 19th October, it’s Diwali, so I thought being a Hindu I would share this festival with you.
Dear Editor, When it comes to unauthorised traveller camps, the Labour run Harlow Council are a bunch of credit snatchers. There is a difference between them and myself. Since being elected in 2014, I have been and always will be the voice for people of Bush Fair and Harlow, unlike this Labour administration party, who […]
WITH party conference season all packed up for another year, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on my first ever experience of a political party conference
ON Monday, our editor spent over three hours with a number of Harlow residents. In the end, not one of the meetings may end up as stories but, we thought we would take this opportunity to reflect upon that experience.
WE are very excited at the plans for Harlow that are becoming a reality. Public Health England (PHE) bringing a £350 million development to Harlow, the M11 Juction 7a, the Enterprise Zone to name just three. But what of the town centre? Our editor thinks it cannot come fast enough. Tweet
HOW about taking it easy this weekend with a relaxing head massage, a mindfulness session or a yoga or tai-chi class? All these and lots more, including sessions by speakers from Mind, Carers in Herts, Isabel Hospice and others will be taking place from 10am-4pm at the Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop’s Stortford this Sunday September 17.
Halfon’s Hypocrisy on Affordable Housing By Jake Shepherd OUR MP’s outcry over affordable housing, recently picked up by local press, has struck many people as hypocritical. Whilst Robert Halfon MP and Cllr Joel Charles appear to be relishing the opportunity to scrutinize the revised planning application for the Churchgate Street development, they seem to have […]
Sir, Having read Mr Aicken’s letter I have to say that he has spectacularly missed the point of my blog post, not surprising really but let me address his comments. Yes, Bees and other pollinators are important, as a volunteer at Pets Corner I support the Friends of Pets Corner who keep hives in the […]
Nishall’s Blog How to Become an Optimist: Three Daily Habits to Help You Get Started “I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha It is true that optimists, […]
Having seen Cllr Churchill’s piece on your website (Harlow is really scruffy and it’s all labour’s fault, 28 August 2017) I wanted to respond to the claim that overgrown verges are not a ‘clean and green environment’.
Blogspot by Andrew Johnson I’ve been vaguely aware of Ladies football since the 2002 comedy film Bend it like Beckham catapulted it onto the big screen but honestly never really showed much interest. But recently female football has taken centre stage in our house. I have an 11 year old daughter, who is falling in […]
IT has been a while since we dropped in to Steve Hannam’s blog called Living with Luke. If you have not read any of the blogs, it is a wonderful intimate and warm series of writings that touch upon a “Dad’s view of life with his autistic child”. I am sure there is many a […]
WE have dipped into the website of Harlow councillor, Nick Churchill in order to see what is on his mind.
How to Improve Your Mood Right Now: Three Simple Habits I sometimes write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general. A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the context for your day. But on some days you may not get a good start […]
IT is often that current things around us discourage us. It’s hard not to be when people constantly say things like that our generation is going to have a hard time finding jobs and that everyone is getting fat and lazy and that we practically need PHDs to be successful.
OVER the last few days I was reflecting on the time when I went to the One Young World in Dublin in 2014, and for this blog, I just wanted to share a few inspirational quotes that I picked up during my time there
There once was a man who had a dog. The dog didn’t have a name, it was just ‘the dog’, but it followed its master everywhere he went. Which was weird, because The Man didn’t even like dogs.
In a few weeks the people of Harlow will have an important decision to make, whether or not to return Robert Halfon as their MP.
IT all began one Thursday morning 10 years ago and 10 days after my 26th birthday (on 10th May 2007), when I was cycling to work. I started to experience what I can only describe as weird sensations which lasted for about 20 seconds, before I suddenly collapsed, fell down in the middle of the road and then blacked out.
AS the election campaigns have started for the General Election on 8th June, I have seen one thing, most candidates standing for MP only talk about their party manifesto and not what they will do for the constituency they will be elected for specifically,
IN the spring edition of the Council’s publication Harlow Times. The Leader of Harlow District Council said ‘I am proud that once again the council’s budgets for 2017/18 will see no services closed or cut’ . At the time I asked ‘why then the increase in council tax and where will the money go’.
I am sure that very many residents of Harlow will be as surprised as me to learn that the Labour administration at Harlow Council have agreed to the plans being produced by Epping Forest District Council to allow the building of thousands of homes on Harlow’s southern and western borders.
THE Harlow and Epping Forest National Union of Teachers (NUT) delegation has just returned from the Annual NUT Conference in Cardiff.
FOR many it is exam season, and for many revision would have started or will start very soon. Therefore this week’s blog is going to be on exam tips, to prepare yourself. I know how hard GCSE, A-levels and Degree exams can be and how stressed people can get. So if you start your revision off in a positive way, the exam season can be a lot more of an easier journey, with hopefully less stress.