Police appeal for witnesses over Rectory Wood assault

THREE men were arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident in Rectory Woods, Harlow on July 2 where a man received serious, but not life threatening injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses. The injured man was found close to the cycle track off Fifth Avenue, Harlow, at about 3pm on July 2 and was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Harlow Council becomes first “Living Wage” employer

HARLOW Council has become the first Council in Essex and the first organisation in the town to be accredited a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate (currently £7.45 per hour) set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty.

Travellers illegally encamped on Second Avenue

THIS AFTERNOON, seven caravans and 13 vehicles have moved on to council land next to Netteswell Plantation off Second Avenue where the town’s helipad is located. Essex Police has served a section 61 notice for the travellers to leave by 12 noon tomorrow (Thursday).

Elliot scoops apprentice award

KIER Harlow mechanic apprentice, Elliot Shakeshaft, is celebrating winning ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the prestigious London Loves Excellence Awards. Fending off competition from across the London region, Elliot’s hard work and commitment were recognised at the ceremony where he was presented with the award by BBC presenter, Katie Derham reports Industry Today.

Now people in Thurrock ask: “Whatever happened to The Rent Team?”

On Friday night, a number of people were seen to remove all the fixtures and fittings from the lettings agency based in Orsett Road, Grays.

A member of the public happened to be passing by and was told by a person removing furniture that the office was now closed.
Last month the Rent Team in Harlow went into administration, leaving many landlords stating that they were collectively out of pocket to the tune of £250,000.

The pupils are outstanding! High praise for Stewards

THE FANTASTIC IMPROVEMENTS made by Stewards Academy were acknowledged by Ofsted after placing the school in the “Good” with outstanding features. The report made particular stress on the students behaviour and manners which the government watchdog rated as “Outstanding”. The comments made by Ofsted were: 1. Students achieve well. They reach average standards by the […]

Greater Anglia report high punctuality figures

TRAIN operator Greater Anglia has reported its latest punctuality results that show almost 95 per cent of trains have been on time in a four-month period.
The Abellio train operator has released figures showing that 94.5 per cent of all trains have been on time from May 26 to June 22, 2013. The Stansted Express, which passes Harlow Town, recorded 92.8 per cent of trains arriving on time.

The ASBO Three hit hard with five year ban

LEE Oliver, 24, from Abbotsweld in Harlow and Todd Bow, 23 of no fixed address but from the Harlow area were issued with the orders in their absence when they failed to attend court, Bow has been circulated as wanted by Essex Police. The third man is Steven Neal, also known as Scott Neal, from The Hides, Harlow, aged 24.

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye….

MONDAY was the first day for YourHarlow.Com. As we said in our editorial yesterday, it is all about tiny acorns and small steps.

Thank you to all those well-wishers and the 1,290 page views including viewers from as far afield as Sydney, Malta and Helsinki (all in the google analytics).

Welcome to YourHarlow.Com

WELCOME to www.yourharlow.com. We launch today (July 1st) having won a national award by the Carnegie Trust in their Neighbourhood News competition. This is a quiet start. Our sister paper, www.yourthurrock.com, launched five years ago. In the early days, we just produced four stories a day, slowly building up our stories and our contacts and our on-line presence.

July at the Playhouse: A whole lotta Jethro!

HERE at Your Harlow, we hope to keep you in touch with all that is going on in the thriving arts scene. At the very heart of this is the Harlow Playhouse.We will go into depth as we go along but for now, watch the video that will let you know of the highlights for July.

Harlow Mums set to talk business

ARE you a mum (four-footed fur babies/ bundles of joy with internal combustion engines count too) running your own business in the Harlow/ Epping Forest/ East Herts area? Do you work for a small-to-medium enterprise or considering turning a business idea into reality?

Driver trapped in car after crashing into a ditch in Old Harlow

FIRE crews were called to a car that had overturned and ended up on its roof in a ditch. One woman was trapped in the car and firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to release the casualty by 21:10hrs. The Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance were at the scene of the incident and the casualty was placed in their care.

Knife-wielding cyclists terrorise dogwalker

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a dog walker was threatened with a knife. The victim, a man in his sixties, was in Tendring Road, Harlow, with his dog when two men came over the hill on bicycles at about 10.15am to 10.30am on Thursday June 27.

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