Intu Lakeside launch their #Twishlist

During the first two weeks of December, and in no more than 140 characters, intu shoppers will be asked to take to Twitter and reveal, using #Twishlist, what they would most like to receive on the 25th December, via @intuLakeside. Their Christmas Twishlist can include gifts that are available at intu shopping centres across any category (including travel, fashion, beauty, garden, home and technology), online at and can include Twishes for friends and family too.

Man charged with GBH over teen attack

A MAN has been charged, and another arrested, following an incident in Harlow where a 17-year-old boy was assaulted. Dean Neil, 20, of Altham Grove, Harlow, was charged with grievous bodily harm without intent and assault in connection with the incident in Woodwards, Harlow, on the evening of Friday November 22.

Police appeal after woman assaulted near church

POLICE are appealing for information following the assault of a woman in Harlow. At about 6.50am on November 20, a 52-year-old local woman was walking in Tawneys Road near to St Stephens Church when she was approached by a man who punched her in the face causing bruising around her right eye.

Man robbed next to Dads Wood

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a man had his wallet stolen in Harlow. The victim, who is in his 20’s, was on the track leading from Dads Wood and Playhouse Square, at around 2.45am on Friday November 15 when he was approached by two men.

Arsenal Soccer Schools to host free trials at Passmores

ARSENAL Soccer Schools Essex has announced that they will be holding a free trial at Passmores academy on Saturday 30th November 2013. They will be looking for players aged 5-15 who believe they have what it takes to play at a higher standard and will benefit from the advanced coaching sessions Arsenal Soccer Schools are offering.

Police dog unit in crash on M11

AT 7pm on Sunday, November 24, there was a two vehicle collision on the M11 Southbound track between the M25 intersection (J6) and the Loughton junction (J5). One of these vehicles was an Essex Police dog unit on an emergency response, the other was a black Vauxhall Zafira.

Firearm cops on patrol after reports of armed man

POLICE WERE called to Old Harlow on Sunday morning after reported sightings of an armed man. Armed police response units along with the police helicopter searched the High Street area of Old Harlow but there was no trace. Units searched other areas of the town such as The Stow and Bush Fair.

Teen left with head injuries after assault

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following an attack where a teenager was punched unconscious and kicked while on the ground.
The 17-year-old victim was in Woodwards, Harlow (near to Abercrombie Way) on the evening of Friday November 22 when he was attacked.

Gritting lorries ready to deal with icy weather

ESSEX County Council (ECC) is urging residents to travel with caution over the next few days as freezing conditions are expected in the county. The Essex Highways fleet of 63 winter gritting lorries are ready to treat roads across the county, and decisions on whether to send the gritters out will be taken based on the latest weather forecasts.

Holly and Belle help promote Santa Run

TWO furry friends have been helping bring some extra Christmas magic to St Clare Hospice’s annual Santa Run. Their team of Santas recently went along to Harlow’s Pets Corner to meet their resident reindeer, Holly and Belle, to help promote the family-friendly event taking place on Sunday, December 8.

Man wanted over theft from Maplins

IT is alleged the man went into Maplin Electronics in Howard Way at around 1.30pm on Thursday October 24 with another man and took two sat navs and a mini projector and left the store without making any attempt to pay. Anyone who recognises him is asked to call Pc Mark Smith at Harlow Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

New M11 junction roadshow to come to town

A SERIES of public exhibitions about the proposed motorway junction on the M11 at Harlow comes to town next month. The exhibitions will be the first opportunity for householders, drivers, businesses and other interested parties to view proposals for the Junction 7a scheme and offer feedback.

Theft from Boots on Broad Walk

POLICE would like to speak with this man about a theft from Boots in Harlow. A man walked into the store, in Broad Walk, at about 1pm on November 9 and selected some aftershave from the display.

Women trapped in vehicle on Fourth Avenue

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a road traffic collision (rtc) in Harlow at lunchtime today (Nov 19th). The rtc involved two vehicles and occurred at 1pm on Fourth Avenue. Crews were able to assist the woman from her vehicle and place in the care of Essex air ambulance.

Vote, vote, vote for St Clare’s

PSST Have you heard? St Clare Hospice is a finalist in ITV’s People’s Millions – and we need YOUR help to win £50,000 for our Space to Breathe family garden! We are calling on our supporters to pick up the phone and vote for the Hospice when we appear on the People’s Millions during the ITV Anglia News bulletin on Wednesday, November 27 at 6pm.

Appeal after thefts at shops on Howard Way

A group of people walked into the B& M Bargains Store, in Princes Gate, Howard Way, and selected goods from the display including an electric heater, a wicker basket, a steam mop and some small electrical items. These were loaded into a shopping trolley before they left, making no attempt to pay.

Pitney Bowes do the double at national sales awards

HAVING been invited on stage, Mr Cleghorn collected his award at the National Sales Awards after party, where he was congratulated on winning one of the most notoriously difficult categories. The committee was highly impressed with Mr Cleghorn’s work, acknowledging him as an “outstanding” Telesales Executive.

Three men sought after women robbed at bus stop

THEY approached the victim and then rifled through her pockets and took her money. The woman was not physically harmed but she was left very distressed by the incident. The first suspect is described as black, in his late 30s, 5ft 9in tall, of stocky build, with short hair and a line beard and moustache. He was wearing a cream jumper and blue jeans. The second man was black, in his mid 20s, with wavy hair which was shorter on the sides. He was 5ft 6in tall, of chubby build, and was wearing a shiny black adidas top and blue jeans.

Stewards Academy praised for Shakespeare performances

STEWARDS Academy excelled itself this year with a sensational double bill at the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival. A cast of 40 pupils brought Macbeth and Julius Caesar to life. Directors Di Johnson, Karen Batterham and Sam Ramsey were delighted with the manner in which pupils threw themselves into these roles and brought their characters to life on stage at Broxbourne Civic Hall.