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ESSEX Police is investigating an incident which took place in Harlow today, Wednesday 24 July, and involved a group of people threatening a man with a weapon. A spokesperson said: “We were called to The Water Gardens shortly after 4.10pm.  When officers arrived, they found…

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A HARLOW has been charged with the rape of a woman and a number of other alleged acts of violence. Daniel Doe, aged 22, of Taylifers, Harlow has been charged with the following. Between December 1st 2022 and February 28th, 2023 at Harlow, assaulted a…

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THE Department for Work and Pensions will shift its focus from welfare to work under a Labour government, the department’s new minister has said reports the BBC. In a speech in Barnsley, Liz Kendall said more attention needed to be given to the factors affecting…

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A NEW approach to reducing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is backed by Harlow Council as it looks to pursue more opportunities to strengthen crime prevention in the town. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has released a statement calling for a whole-system approach…

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WITH a further increase in shoplifting across the East of England – Usdaw welcomes the Labour Government’s commitment to tackle retail crime Retail trade union Usdaw is deeply concerned by today’s police recorded crime statistics showing that in the year to March 2024, there were…

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ON Saturday, an audience of over 200 were treated to an unforgettable summer evening of exceptional music from the Essex Jazz Collective with top saxophonist Zak Barrett, at the historic riverside setting of Parndon Mill – A Hub of Creativity. It was a wonderful evening…

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WE HAVE joined up with our friends at the Epping Forest Cat Protection League to try and help our furry friends find new homes. Introducing pretty and playful Lola, with the magnificent tail and eyes, who as you can see, is sitting up straight for…

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Dear Editor, HARLOW’S new Labour MP Chris Vince has voted in favour of retaining the two-child limit on child tax credits, and in doing so he has demonstrated that on this issue he could be described as the “continuity Halfon”. For both the former Conservative…

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MARK Hall Sports Centre is set to host a charity sports day in order to raise money for Haven House. Free sports activities featuring basketball, football, dance workshops and more. More information about Haven House Foundation: Since 2003, Haven House Childrens Hospice in Woodford Green…

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ANNOUNCEMENT – from Monday 29th July the Harlow Foodbank and the Bounty Club will be operating from St Paul’s Church as previously. This will only be for a few short weeks until they move into the former Wilko building in the Harvey Centre! Fresh food…

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ESSEX Police is investigating reports of dangerous driving on the M11 in Loughton at around 5pm today (Tuesday 23 July). We were alerted to several brightly coloured sports cars, believed to be Lamborghinis, coming to a complete stop on the northbound carriageway of the motorway,…

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A SELF-proclaimed social butterfly, English graduate Clare worked in the banking industry, progressing from cashier to area director, she loved quizzes, languages, music and was a West Ham FC supporter. Her life changed forever in 2016, at the age of 33, when a fall down…

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Third Space, an evening of Poetry from the South Asian anthology Third SpaceGibberd Gallery, Civic CentreThursday 1 August 6.30pm – 8.30pm JOIN them for the much-anticipated launch of the Third Space Poetry Festival at the Gibberd Gallery in Harlow! British South Asian poetry is flourishing…

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TWO senior Labour councillors have issued a joint statement following a police report on the “epidemic” of violence against women and girls. Councillors Kay Morrison and Lanie Shears said: “We’ve talked about this and written about it. It’s become clear that we’ll have to keep…

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HARLOW’S popular free-to-use paddling pools and splash parks are now open as planned for the start of the school summer holidays. As part of the council’s mission to deliver high-performing services, further upgrades have been made to the facilities this year including: Improvements to the…

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URBAN and Civic has been named as the buyers of L&Q Estates in a deal that will be completed shortly reports Inside Housing. L&Q described the major development and investment firm as “a logical purchaser to keep faith with the intention of boosting housing output…