Review of the Year: 2016

History / Sat 31st Dec 2016 am31 06:32am

AS 2016 ends, we had a quick look back at the year and the 2133 stories that we covered. There was plenty of good news for Harlow but it will always feel that the news in Harlow was dominated by two events: The tragic death of Summer Grant in a bouncy castle in the Town Park and the death of Arek Jozwick at The Stow shopping precinct.

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1. Rents set to go down for Harlow tenants

2. Athlete Canaan Solomon selected for England

3. Burnt Mill’s art adorns walls of PAH.

4. The future of The Square was before the Planning Committee

5. Robert Halfon in a top 100 of influential people.

6. Three Harlow bus companies have licences revoked.

7. Inquest after PAH nurse found dead

8. Brantano goes into administration


1. Harlow Town are on red hot form

2. Who murdered Beverley Brinkley in 2003?

3. Demand on A and E at PAH grow

4. We continued to enjoy Nishall’s Blogs

5. Concerns over job cuts in Harlow schools

6. Housing minister hosts summit in Harlow

7. Pixie’s Barber Shop opens in The Stow

8. T Rextasy get it on at the Playhouse


1. Andy Kinney ran 100 marathons

2. Occasio House set to close down

3. Murder investigation after man found dead near Staple Tye

4. Marcel Jayden dies

5. Mark Hall continues to grow in popularity

6. Sir Charles Kao UTC impress with Smart Room

7. The death of Summer Grant in Harlow Town Park

8. A town mourns as the story gains global attention


1. Jeremy Corbyn came to Harlow

2. We enjoyed the Lady in the Van

3. The saga over Prentice Place continued

4. Bush Fair’s Mehmet cycled to Turkey

5. Councillors campaign for local elections

6. Golden Swift gets heritage protection


1. Heart4Harlow event again popular

2. Athletics coach Nat Fisher passes away

3. St Marks is 50

4. Labour retain control of Harlow Council

5. Handle with Care was at the Lok Store

6. Harlow Town are promoted!

June 192

1. UKIP cllr Dan Long performs heroics at Bush Fair

2. The Effect diaries were fascinating

3. Berecroft Residents Assoc win Queens Award

4. Death of Harlow man after grooming arrest

5. Harlow Rugby Club set for big move

6. Pets Corner celebrates 50 years

7. Fire at the Crystal Palace

8. Euro Referendum……

July 128

1. The Last King of Rwanda visits Harlow

2. Man jailed after on line threats to Robert Halfon

3. Harlow Judo continue to brig back medals

4. The sun shone at Linkfest

5. Blackadder was very entertaining by Harlow Theatre Co.

6. BHS set to close in Harlow

August 161

1. Paw Patrol come to the Harvey Centre

2. Council curb estate agent signs

3. Robert Halfon has new role in education

4. Russian State Opera at the Harlow Playhuse

5. A hotel in Church Langley

6. Field Fire in Spruce Hill

7. Herts and Essex Community Farm continues to grow

8. Students celebrate GCSEs

9. Death of Arek Jozwik in Harlow

September 202

1. Murder becomes an international story.

2. Junction 7a of M11 voted through.

3. Harlow Council vote against developments south

4. Record temperatures for September

5. Mystery surrounds PAH website

6. Jewellers F Hinds opens at Harvey Centre

7. We enjoyed interviewing Angie Chan

8. Burnt Mill get green light for new school

9. We loved Re-arranging the Furniture

10. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Stewards Academy

October 207

1. Bail extended over Bouncy Castle

2. Illegal immigrants arrested in Church Langley

3. Garden of India nominated for Heart4Harlow

4. Junior Park run starts

5. Comedian Gary Shaw shaves his head for charity

6. BBC Introducing comes to the Harlow Playhouse

7. PAH rated as “Inadequate” by CQC

8. Super-mums give Cooks Spinney a makeover

November 170

1. We learned about the Last Slave of Harlow

2. Tragic death of Harlow rugby player

3. Businesses plead “Save Our Stow”

4. Bumper crowd for Fireworks Night

5. Ballet Black impressive at Playhouse

6. We interviewed Ron Bill on Harlow’s Civic History

7. Harlow students lauded at Education Awards

9. Burnt Mill star at Shakespeare Festival

December 195

1. Harlow Rugby Club on great winning run

2. Man stabbed on Christmas Day

3. Teenager charged with manslaughter over Stow

4. Passmores students taught rugby by Eddie Jones

5. Saul wins Active Essex Awards

6. Cineworld opens at the Harvey Centre

7. Guy Mitchinson passes away

8. Politicians clash over housing plans

9. Former chair of Harlow Council sentenced over child abuse images

10. Purford Green win literacy award.

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