Woman taken to hospital after crash

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on Epping Road, Roydon, Harlow. The head on collision happened at approximately 11.30am and caused chest injuries to one of the car occupants, as well as extensive damage to both cars.

Harlow artist to showcase African experience

REFLECTING on his African experiences of often extreme natural phenomena and boundless space, his perception became increasingly abstract as he sought equivalent forms and colours rather than literal representation.In Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of turbulent waters,Paul Cezanne’s patient constructins of forms in space with small rectandular brush marks, which in turn led on to cubism and Piet Mondrian with his so called plus and minus ( pier and ocean ) series, he found the basis for much of his future development.

Halfon makes “Most influential Britain’s” list

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is named one of Britain’s Top 500 most influential people for his work on apprenticeships. Mr Halfon was the first MP to employ a Parliamentary apprentice and set up the Parliamentary Academy which has led to 21 apprentices being employed in the House of Commons by MPs.

Football: Harlow crash out of cup

HARLOW Town crashed out of the Robert Dyas Cup, as high flying AFC Sudbury move on to the semi-finals. Both teams carried momentum going into the game, with Harlow just a point off the top spot in the league, and Sudbury not having lost a game since November.

Spy cars to focus on Harlow primary schools

WE HAVE ALL SEEN them. The cars parked on double yellow lines, on the pavements, on zebra crossings and all outside primary schools. From this week, the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) will be using a ‘Park Safe’ patrol vehicle at schools and other sites across the Harlow district.

Running: Kinney has a Canterbury Tale

HARLOW Running Club member Terry Ridge completed the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K in 6th position out of 107 finishers in an excellent 20min 30sec and he was followed home by Spencer Brooks 25th in a personal best time for the distance of 22min 43sec. Meanwhile at a very wet, windy and hilly Canterbury 10 Mile race Andy Kinney finished in 536th place out of 629 finishers in a commendable 1hr 40min 30sec.

Halfon to canvass whole of Harlow over new M11 junction

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is sending a survey to every home in Harlow asking residents their opinions on Essex County Council’s proposals on where a new junction linking the town to the M11 should be built. Some surveys have already been sent out, and more will be going out over the next few days.

Ambulance bosses stunned by over a thousand applications

AMBULANCE bosses say they are stunned by the sheer number of applications received so far for the new student paramedic programme. In a week, more than 1,200 people have applied to join the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) as part of a recruitment programme to train 400 student paramedics.

Labour claim Princess Alexandra “running out of beds”

NEW analysis by Labour shows that Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow had no available critical care beds on 31 out of 80 days between the 4th of November 2013 and the 22nd of January 2014 because all of them were full. Over that period five potentially life-saving urgent operations had to be cancelled at the hospital.

Harlow boy, assaulted in November, dies of unrelated condition

DETECTIVES in Harlow are renewing their appeal for information about an assault in Harlow which left a 17-year-old man with a broken ankle and facial injuries.
The victim, Jake Taylor, of Tithelands in the town, died on Wednesday, January 15 of natural causes from an unrelated medical condition but police are determined to carry on with the investigation into his assault.

Nishall scoops Inspirational Award

“Amongst his many achievements in post, he has helped to author a report and recommendations on tackling anti-social behaviour in his town. He is currently focusing on ways to provide more jobs, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities for local young people. He also supports a local GCSE study club and represents the interests of young people on a neighbourhood action panel.

Tales of the Resurrectionists……

WHEN Ruth Richardson started researching & writing in this field in the 1970s, the subject of body-snatching was more or less hidden – very little had been published on the history of the phenomenon, and the topic was regarded dimly as more or less fictional. It was almost an unspoken matter.

Cash boost for Harlow Citizens Advice

HARLOW people in need of help to tackle problems such as personal debt will get more support with funding provided to 12 Citizens Advice Bureaux from Essex County Council. The Council will give a £123,000 grant each year for up to three years subject to annual review. The total will be divided between the 12 bureaux across the county (including Harlow) according to need.

Essex County Council meetings

CORPORATE Scrutiny Committee, Tuesday 28 January, from 10am, Committee Room 2 Essex Police and Crime Panel, Wednesday 29 January, from 2.30pm, Committee Room 2 Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Wednesday 5 February, from 10am, Committee Room 1

Rush hour woes for Harlow commuters on M11

M1 – SEVERE delays on M11 northbound around J5, A1168 (Loughton), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder, recovery work and an oil spillage. Congestion to J4, A406 (Woodford) and on A406 North Circular Road to the the A12 junction.

Jazz coming to the Marigolds

THE Ted Beament Quintet are coming to the Marigolds Club in Old Harlow. Ted Beament keyboards, Colin Watling saxophone, Nick Page guitar, Murray Salmon bass and Les Cirkel drums. With the exception of Les on drums the band are no strangers to Marigolds having entertained our aficionados royally on a number of occasions in the past.

“Tornado” family thank the Harlow community after roof blown off house

A FAMILY left temporarily homeless after their roof was blown off by a tornado has thanked the Harlow community for rallying round.

Amanda Chandler and her family from Upper Mealines had the fright of their lives as a suspected tornado cut across from the north west of the town through the Pear Tree Mead school playing fields before blowing off the roofs of a number of houses in Upper Mealines.