Council and Princes Trust give help to young dragons

HARLOW Council is working in partnership with The Prince’s Trust to offer a free opportunity to 18- to 30-year-olds to take part in The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme which will help create future entrepreneurs. Aimed at 18- to 30-year-olds either unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours per week, the programme offers training, mentoring and potential access to finance to allow individuals to explore and decide if self-employment or setting up a business is right for them. It also helps guide them through the steps of taking their business ideas and making them a reality, and provides them with skills and knowledge necessary to succeed.

Harlow Labour backs Chris Bryant over Tescos

SUZY Stride, Labour’s General Election candidate for Harlow, said: “There have been problems with recruitment practices at Tesco site for some years, and Suzy Stride, and former MP Bill Rammell, have worked hard with USDAW in try to protect the employment terms and conditions of local workers. Tesco’s decision to close down its depot here and move to Dagenham was a massive blow to workers in Harlow, many of whom simply cannot make the move. We need reassurances that everything is being done to help local people.

D-Day for Aldi planning application

AN APPLICATION to erect an Aldi’s supermarket in The Stow is set to go before the Harlow Council planning committee tonight (Wednesday). The application has been before the committee before but the siting, next to the Howards Way roundabout has seen the application rejected due to “design, layout and parking.”

Sophia the pop princess set to star with Streep and Depp in Disney

HARLOW’S pop princess, Sophia Grace Brownlee has landed her first Hollywood role as she has been cast with Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in the forthcoming Disney film Into The Woods. Old Harlow’s Sophia’s rise to the top has been well documented but for those who do not know: Sophia Grace Brownlee, became a youtube sensation after a video of her singing Nicki Minaj hit Super Bass attracted more than 40 million views worldwide.

Blogpost: A widening circle for holistic therapists

THE Circle is unique in offering industry-specific networking for therapy, salon and health professionals, plus those involved in supplying and promoting nutritional and beauty products. The group holds regular events in Essex and Hertfordshire, which are lively gatherings and feature a mixture of speakers as well as networking – members of the group give demonstrations of their area of expertise, associate members showcase their services such as branding, design and administration, and guest speakers outline business development opportunities.

Health group to launch information guide

DO you want to know who plans and buys local health services on your behalf and how you can have your say? If you do then a new information guide is for you.
It tells you all about the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation that is responsible for helping you to maintain and improve your health, as well as ensuring you can access the right service at the right time when you or your family are unwell.

Huge turnout for Country and Western Festival

THEY TURNED out in their droves (and many in their stetsons) for a wonderful afternoon of country and western in the Harlow Town Park. Superbly organised: from the car park at Pearsons, food and refreshments, to lots of things for the kids to do near Pets Corner. Our cameras popped in and saw Kevin Barry plucking his stuff.

Wacky days at the Harvey Centre

THE HARVEY CENTRE has a series of FREE Wacky Days events at popular shopping mall. The children of Harlow had fun planting their own cress seeds so that they can watch them grow into a yummy snack at home!

Bail extended for man arrested over Barn Mead fatal fire

A 20-YEAR-OLD man from Harlow, arrested earlier this year on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, arson and burglary, has had his bail extended until September 16th, this year. The suspect, who has not been named by police, has been questioned about his involvement in the suspected arson attack which claimed the lives of six members […]

The art of Richi Crypt

THROUGHOUT August Harlow Library is home to the latest exhibition by Harlow based cartoonist and Slam Comics illustrator Richi Crypt. The exhibition showcases some of his most recent work , ‘It’s a bit of everything really, some personal stuff, some portraits. A lot of the stuff you see in the exhibition is stuff I’ve drawn for fun.”

Summer school thriving at Burnt Mill

SCHOOL may be out for most, but for the newest recruits to Burnt Mill Academy, the learning was just beginning. For the second year, the academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, is holding its summer school for the new Year 7 intake. Instead of the new starters fretting during the long summer break about starting “big […]

New business morning to start up

LINK4COFFEE events are informal morning drop-in sessions, created to provide a regular opportunity to unwind, share knowledge and connect with – not just local business people – but all kinds of interesting individuals from your local community; artists, musicians, doctors, teachers, geeks, policymakers, students, chefs, lawyers, retailers – we even welcome traffic wardens and tax collectors!

Burlesque! at Latton Bush

WELL, who would have thought that a bit of Moulin Rouge would have come to Latton Bush but if you go down there on Tuesday night, you will have a fan-tastic time. Course leader Jem Ayres said: “Burlesque Jems dance classes are for ladies who enjoy a giggle and a wiggle! “Come and strut, shimmy […]

Women trapped in crash on London Road

FIRE CREWS were called to an RTC involving one vehicle which had left the roadway and was on its side.The incident occurred at 0830 hrs . One woman was trapped and fire crews used specialist cutting equipment to remove the roof of the vehicle.

Cash boost will help Harlow commemorate World War One

MARKING the 100th anniversary of the First World War on August 4th 2014, Essex County Council has been successfully awarded £65,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the ‘Now the Last Poppy has Fallen’ project. The ‘Now the Last Poppy has Fallen’ project, launching in September this year through to December 2015 and beyond, will focus on the lives of families, individuals and communities during the First World War in Essex.

Veteran councillor still passionate about Harlow

THE EDITOR OF YourHarlow left the town in April 1981. At that time, he recalls “Vote Danvers” posters in the windows of the houses in Harlow. He returned some twenty five years later to see the veteran former Labour leader of the council, is still going strong.