Men wanted after thefts from The Stow

THREE men walked into the Co-op Pharmacy, in The Stow, at about 5.30pm on January 20 and stole the items from the display. Anyone with information is urged to contact Pc Gemma Sandy, or her colleagues at Harlow, on 101. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Come and see what the 7th Harlow are doing

7th Harlow Scout group are holding a focus group meeting on Thursday 13th February 7.30pm at Snow Farm, (Turning into School Lane from First Avenue), for all parents/carers and friends of 7th Harlow. The aim of this focus group is to let you know what is happening with the building, and to help get ideas to shape the future of the group.

Hockey: Depleted Ladies go down at Upminster

HARLOW struggled for players this week due to a lot of injuries with only nine players against Upminster’s 13. Even some of the Harlow players that did turn up were already carrying previous injuries. The first half Harlow dominated the play which kept Upminster on their toes. Harlow had plenty of shots on goal, but due to the lack of players Harlow couldn’t find the back of the net.

Let’s celebrate 25 years of Canal-ability

IT IS 25 years since Stort-based Canalability registered as a charity! So they are going to celebrate. 2014 is going to be fantastic and they want to involve as many people as they can. They have announced a number of special offers and changes to their operation.

Shock as Princess Alexandra boss quits

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA boss, Melanie Walker has been appointed Chief Executive of the Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Melanie said, “There are very few jobs I would leave PAH for but this is one.” She said the effort that had been put in by everyone across the Trust during her time as Chief Executive at PAH was astounding.

Review: Moot House produce a devil of a performance

IT LOOKS like the Moot House Players continue to go from strength to strength as they produced a haunting production of Brian Clemen’s “The Devil At Midnight”. Some may know the work of Brian Clemens through Danger Man and The Avengers (those of us with long memories!).

Couple wanted after theft from Primark

It is alleged they entered the store in Broad Walk at around 7.45pm on December 19. They selected a jacket from the display, the man tried it on and the pair left with the man still wearing it, making no attempt to pay. The man is described as white, with short, fair hair and was wearing blue jeans and a white T shirt. The woman was white with very long dark brown hair and was wearing blue jeans and a green parka jacket.

New political party announced for Harlow

FORMER Conservative Councillor, Joshua Jolles has launched a new political party for Harlow. The Harlow Independent Party is the brainchild of the Great Parndon councillor who believes that local politics should be beyond party lines.

Council hatch a plan for The Hummingbird

HARLOW Council recommended plans to regenerate the area surrounding the Hummingbird pub at a meeting of the Labour cabinet on Thursday night. The recommendations came as part of a plan to also improve Slacksbury Hatch, Katherines Hatch and the Bushey Croft garages sites.

Latton Green Primary: Positive steps out of special measures say Ofsted

MANY changes in leadership and governance have occurred since the inspection in October. This limited the pace of improvement in the autumn term. The current leadership arrangements are producing more rapid change and you are working effectively alongside the executive headteacher to move the school forward. For example, you have changed the way in which the school day is organised so that the teaching of English and mathematics is prioritised.

Review: What is it about the night?

IT IS not often that you go to a performance at the Harlow Playhouse and you are led to the bowels of the building. That is intriguing and sure enough, the whole performance of What is it about the night by Catherine Ireton is a left of centre, brave and fascinating look at life in the theatre through the eyes of a backstage gopher.

Review: Accursed Kingdom build up their empire

ON a busy Saturday night, hard-core band Accursed Kingdom jumped onto the stage bursting with energy. Lead vocals, Dan Hounslow, screamed along to his song whilst the rest of the band all stood in a line and played their music proudly. Flashing lights shone down on them, making the atmosphere outstanding! Around 60 people bopped their heads to the music whilst the rest started a mosh pit in the middle of the crowd directed by Dan.

Man sought after assault at Fishers Hatch

POLICE want to hear from any members of the public who recognise a man who was caught on CCTV at the time that an assault took place at McColls, in Fishers Hatch, in Harlow. A man had entered the shop at 7.55pm on Sunday December 22, 2013 and approached a staff member at a checkout which was closed.

Hear about Bonzo’s War at Great Parndon library

IT is never just the human population who suffer in wartime. Clare Campbell has researched the fascinating details of what happened to the nation’s pets during World War II. Meet Clare and her husband, journalist Christy Campbell at Great Parndon Library,Staple Tye in Harlow on Friday 28 March to hear more.

Nishall’s Blog: Appreciation

PRACTICE appreciation by starting with yourself. If you have difficulty openly appreciating others, it’s likely you also find it difficult to appreciate yourself. Take a few moments at the end of the day to ask yourself this simple question: “What can I rightly feel proud of today?” If you are committed to constant self-improvement, you can also ask yourself, “What could I do better tomorrow?” Both questions hold your value.

Harlow residents sign up for Big Switch

OVER 1300 Essex residents, including many from Harlow, have already signed up for the Essex Energy Switch, a new scheme which aims to help cut the cost of gas and electricity bills. The scheme works by bringing together residents who want to switch providers and pay less for their energy. It is being run by Essex County Council in partnership with District, Borough and City councils, and delivered by iChoosr, an independent provider which specialises in collective energy switching.

Woman wanted after theft at Colt Hatch

POLICE want to identify a woman who was caught on CCTV at the time that food and wine, worth £63, were stolen from a shop in Harlow. The suspect had entered the Co-op store in Colt Hatch, Harlow at 5pm on January 11. She had then placed a number of items from the shelves into a bag and left the store without making any attempt to pay for them. She is described as white, aged in her late 30s to early 40s, with long dark brown hair in a ponytail.

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.