Open verdict on tragic deaths of Shakoor family

THE DEATHS of six members of the same family in a house fire in Harlow could have been murder, an inquest heard.

Harvest Festival at Longwood Primary School.

JUST before the Autumn half term break Longwood Primary School held their annual Harvest Festival Service in school and all the donations were given to the Harlow Food Bank in thanks for the wonderful support they give us in providing essential items for their school Breakfast Club.

Plaque unveiled for Kathy Smith, one of Harlow’s unsung heroes

Kathy’s son, Gary Smith, said: “On behalf of Kathy’s family I would like to thank Harlow Council for the beautiful plaque that was unveiled at the recent renaming ceremony, Kathy would have been very proud to have been honoured in such an appropriate manner. Kathy supported the Potter Street local community and strove for facilities for the youth to have somewhere to meet and play and the Potter Street Splash Park was one of those areas where Kathy had wished for the local youth to be able to enjoy.”

“Tornado” family thank the Harlow community after roof blown off house

A FAMILY left temporarily homeless after their roof was blown off by a tornado has thanked the Harlow community for rallying round.

Amanda Chandler and her family from Upper Mealines had the fright of their lives as a suspected tornado cut across from the north west of the town through the Pear Tree Mead school playing fields before blowing off the roofs of a number of houses in Upper Mealines.

Man falls in building site in Potters Street

A WORKMAN WAS rescued from a construction site in Potters Street this morning (Thursday). The incident happened at Carters Mead. Crews were called to a construction site to rescue a man who had fallen off a ladder onto scaffolding and was injured. The crews worked with the ambulance service and the HART team and rescued the man by 10:04hrs.

Appeal after report of sex attack on teenage girl in Maunds Hatch

POLICE are appealing for any information after they received a complaint of a sexual assault on a teenage girl in a Harlow park. The incident is said to have occurred last night (Nov 17th) in the Maunds Hatch play park area near to Commonside Road.

Man involved in Haydens Road road traffic crash passes away

THE 54-YEAR-OLD man who was involved in a road traffic collision on Friday night has passed away. The collision occured on Friday afternoon on Haydens Road, close to Third Avenue in Harlow.

Shakoor tragedy: One year on…father makes fresh appeal

A YEAR on from a house fire that killed six members of the same family, the surviving father has issued a fresh appeal for information. The blaze tore through the family home in Barn Mead, Harlow, in the early hours of 15th October 2012, and although the deaths are being treated as murders, the cause of the fire remains a mystery.

Burst water main in Commonside Road

IF you live in the above area and are experiencing supply problems there is currently a burst water main on Commonside Road which may be affecting you. Unfortunately Affinity Water do not have a timescale for supplies to be restored at this stage.

Shoplifting suspect makes a dash for it on…..mobility scooter!

POLICE in Harlow want to speak to a number of people captured on CCTV following thefts at the M&S Simply food store within the BP garage on Southern Way in the town last month. Among the suspects, is a man who made off from the premises on his mobility scooter.


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