Letter to Editor: “Tories have devalued the teaching profession” By Chris Vince: Labour candidate for Little Parndon and Hare Street In response to Cllr Hardware’s letter I would like to point out to him that having been a teacher for nearly thirteen years I have a great deal of experience of the changes caused by […]
Listening to Church Langley’s Residents: LAST Wednesday (07/02) in the House of Commons the annual Police Grant, which approves central police funding for each financial year, was voted on and subsequently passed. Since 2014, Essex Police’s allocation of funds from the national police grant has been cut by £11.7m between 2014/15 – 2017/18. Is it […]
HARLOW’S problem with school places is not dissimilar to many other places around the country. It is not helped here by the uneven spread of schools across the town.
Editorial Comment THIRTY years ago, the city of Edinburgh was asked to have a long hard look at itself and ask itself a question: Did it want to remain being seen as an east coast county town like Canterbury, York and Durham. Or did it want to be seen as a modern european capital city. […]
ON 25 January Harlow Council at last produced its “Harlow Local Development Plan” which outlines it’s vision for future development in Harlow and includes a list of 21 sites which it believes should be designated for future housing development.
40 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude Gratitude is such a powerful emotion, one that can make your life better in so many ways. It’s quite difficult to feel depressed or sorry for yourself when you are feeling gratitude. In a study carried out in 2003, there was a multitude of benefits from keeping a gratitude […]
I have always been a cynic of the programme to turn schools into academies. I understood the reason that the last Labour government introduced them and even recognise that some inner city schools did benefit from an injection of funds in the short term,
MOST people’s New Year’s resolutions are around making goals about changing themselves for the better, but not many people make resolutions to accept themselves as they are.
NOW and again, we drop into the blog written by Harlow playwright, Steve Hannam.
IT’S that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, dinners with family and friends, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of “Merry Christmas” to those who pass us in the streets? Is this really Christmas?
Blogspot by Nishall Garala The Importance of Family FAMILIES are much more than groups of individuals. They have their own goals and aspirations. They also are places where every child and adult should feel that he or she is special and be encouraged to pursue his or her own dreams; a place where everyone’s individuality […]
I find it very strange but frustrating that all the things that I pledged back 2014 in my pre election.
Opinion piece By Michael Casey BEFORE I start, can I just declare that I have no axe to grind regarding other newspapers. I try to avoid criticising others as I’m a right old prima donna and a good old St Marks education teaches you something about planks and splinters (Matthew 7:3). But nearly every day, […]
TAKE a minute to think about someone who has inspired you to have confidence in yourself.
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’.