The Effect Rehearsal Diary – Week 4

The Effect is the production currently in rehearsal by the Moot House Players, directed by Harry Tennison. This diary covers their rehearsal process from the first week of rehearsals to the final night. The Effect follows Connie and Tristan as they are involved in a clinical drugs trail for a new antidepressant drug. The production […]

Late of this Address: Review

IAN Hornby’s comedy, Late of this Address, opened as the fourth production of the Moot House Players’ season last night. This light hearted offering, directed by Jon McNamara, told of the two newlyweds moving into their first house – however, they do not realise it is still haunted by the previous occupants from twenty years ago!

Apple day at Cooks Spinney thrills students to the core

CHILDREN spent a whole day improving their reading, writing, drawing and cooking when they took part in an apple themed day.

Lorry crashes into Peugeot garage on Edinburgh Way, Harlow

EDINBURGH Way is shut eastbound (towards Old Harlow) after a lorry over-turned shedding its load of wood. As you can see fom our film, the wood has spilled over onto a number of cars at the Peugeot garage on Edinburgh Way.

Mark Hall Academy celebrates being on the road to success

MARK Hall have made a considerable improvement. 38 per cent of students achieved five A*-C grades including English and mathematics. Last year, only 27% did so. Even though, they are some way behind the government benchmark, new principal, Corinne Franceschi and her team must be congratulated for their improvement.

Harlow academies honoured at Trust awards

MORE than 50 pupils, parents, staff and guests gathered to celebrate the fantastic achievements from across the Academy Transformation Trust family of academies at a presentation afternoon held recently (10 July) at the prestigious House of Commons.

New Cooks Spinney head on a mission to make school “Outstanding”

THE links with the Ofsted-rated outstanding secondary school means the primaries are able to now offer lessons in music and sport with expert teachers, out of reach for most primary schools. Backroom support of finance and HR is now also available to the primaries from Burnt Mill.

Tany’s Dell primary praised by Ofsted

TANY’S Dell Community primary school has received a glowing report by Ofsted. The school’s report is graded as Good and has a large number of positive comments by the government watchdog.

It’s a Bugs Life at Cooks Spinney!

THE visit was part of the young pupils’ project on mini beasts, where they have been going on insect hunts, role playing in a science lab and reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar as part of their studies. They will also watch their own classroom caterpillars turn into butterflies before releasing them in the summer.

Appeal set up for mother made homeless by Churchfield fire

Robyn Ellis Jeffrey and her baby were rescued on Thursday morning after fire swept through their council property. Robyn and the rest of her family have been staying at a local hotel until the council can find her new accommodation. In the mean time, she must now rebuild her life after all her worldly goods were incinerated in the fire.

Scaffolding is killing business says The Stow businessman

A STOW businessman has appealed to Harlow Council for help as he claims that scaffolding, erected after the gales, is killing his business in The Stow. David Barnes runs DBS Computers in The Stow, just next to the library. But over the last few weeks he has seen profits plummet as many people think, his shop is closed.

Mark Hall becomes first community partner with Accuro

ACCURO provides a range of services for local children and adults with a disability and their families and is now entering its 30th year of successfully delivering services. The charity is keen to develop Community Partnerships with a range of local organisations and businesses to help establish stronger links with the wider community that will be of mutual benefit to the charity and its community partners.

Former Mark Hall student named as driver who died in Hatfield Heath crash

A DRIVER who died following a road crash at Hatfield Heath has been named as former Mark Hall student Connor Ashmore, who was 19 and lived in Sheering.
The crash happened at Pond Lane at about 11.10pm on Friday November 29 when Mr Ashmore’s green Vauxhall Corsa left the road and collided with a tree stump.

Ofsted: Cooks Spinney moving in the right direction

The government watch-dog has said the school requires improvement (the term used to be satisfactory) but many seasoned Ofsted observers believe that newly amalgamated schools find it very tough to get more than this grade. The junior school was in special measures in 2010. Under the leadership of headteacher, Lella Yates, the school had made significant progress.

Man remanded after racial attack in Ladyshot

A MAN has been remanded in court custody having appeared in connection with the serious assault of a man in Harlow. Kieron Mulkay, 20, of Churchfield, Harlow, was charged with GBH with intent in connection with the assault of an 18-year-old man from Harlow which happened in Ladyshot just after 7pm on October 3.

Mark Hall make “SoapSense” at mental health conference

THE GRAND finale of SoapSense – the drama competition for schools about mental illness took place at the Trust’s Annual Public Meeting recently. Over 300 people attended the event which was organised by North Essex Partnership at the Latton Bush Conference Centre in Harlow.

Cops want to stop One Stop suspect

POLICE would like to hear from anyone who recognises an image of a man who was caught on CCTV at the time of a theft from the One Stop Store, The Stow, in Harlow. On Monday August 26, between 8.30am and 9am, a suspect has entered the store and placed a number of items from the displays into a box he was carrying before leaving without paying for them.

First day of school….for the little ones!

ALL ACROSS town, all during the week, the sight of slightly over-sized uniforms have been seen scuttling down the streets as they head towards their new school. But today has been a special day for those going into their reception year.


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