Operation Sceptre: Police in Harlow to focus on knife crime

Operation Sceptre: Police in Harlow to focus on knife crime

TACKLING knife crime and getting weapons off our streets will be the focus for Essex Police during a national crackdown, called Operation Sceptre, which starts today, Monday, 11 March. Operation Sceptre is a week of action that will see all 44 forces in England and Wales, including Essex Police, building on the current work officers […]

Harlow Council leader hits out at Robert Halfon’s “extraordinary hypocrisy” over education cuts

Harlow Council leader hits out at Robert Halfon’s “extraordinary hypocrisy” over education cuts

THE LEADER of Harlow Council has hit out at Harlow MP Robert Halfon over cuts to school funding. The National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) issued a press release detailing how a number of schools across the country had written to parents regarding the cuts. Our sister paper, YourThurrock was informed that 45 schools in that […]

Former Chair of Conservative Party calls Harlow Tory” bigot” over Islamophobic tweets

Former Chair of Conservative Party calls Harlow Tory” bigot” over Islamophobic tweets

Update: Peter Lamb has resigned from the Conservative Party. He will not be the candidate in Staple Tye for Harlow District Council elections. ============== A FORMER chair of the Conservative Party and member of the House of Lords has pointed to social media comments by a Harlow Conservative as examples of the institutionalised racism she […]

Website gives Brexit guidance for Harlow residents

Website gives Brexit guidance for Harlow residents

AS Brexit turmoil continues in the House of Commons, Essex County Council is attempting to provide residents some guidance through a dedicated section of their website. The ‘Brexit and you’ website outlines how EU citizens can register for the Settlement Scheme that will allow them to continue living in the UK, the rights of Irish […]

Harlow Labour Party member signs open letter apologising to Jewish community

Harlow Labour Party member signs open letter apologising to Jewish community

A HARLOW Labour Party Member is one of hundreds of signatories to an open letter apologising to the Jewish community for the party’s handling of antisemitism reports Labourlist.org. Luke Hawksbee joined others making the expression of solidarity following the suspension of backbench MP Chris Williamson, who is now being investigated by Labour for a “pattern […]

Harlow Council to discuss new traffic strategy with plans for Gilston Garden Town coming

Harlow Council to discuss new traffic strategy with plans for Gilston Garden Town coming

PLANS to cope with more traffic which is expected with the building of the new Harlow and Gilston Garden Town are set to be discussed tonight (Thursday). Harlow Council’s ruling Labour cabinet will be considering “a fully integrated public transport network that connects within and beyond the Garden Town” and will be “a place where […]