Harlow man sought in connection with Basildon nightclub rape

POLICE investigating an allegation of rape against a woman in a Basildon nightclub are looking to speak to two women helped her as well as man possible from Harlow.

The 18-year-old woman has reported she was sexually assaulted in a seating area behind the DJ stand between 1-2am on Sunday, June 30 inside Liquid, at the Festival Leisure Park.

Council launch Olympic legacy fund

AS we approach the first anniversary of the London Olympics, Harlow Council has launched an Olympic Legacy fund designed to help local not-for-profit organisations potentially discover the next generation of Olympic champions.

A decision was made after last year’s successful London Olympic and Paralympic Games to allocate a sum of money to promote sport and encourage participation in sporting activities locally. The grants that will be awarded as part of the fund will be used to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in sport, as well as bring new sporting activities not currently present in Harlow to the town.

Cricket: Harlow Town see off Basildon

HTCC lost the toss and took the field against a strong and confident B&PCC side. Dan Farmer (2 for 30) and Dan Calver (1-51) got the townies off to a good start taking wickets early to reduce the hosts to 62 for 4 after 15 overs. The middle order rallied a little but were kept in check by some impressive fielding and bowling from the Townies before a last wicket stand of 32 helped them post a below par but respectable 218 from 52 overs. All the bowlers picked up wickets but the pick was Ronnie Yates who took 4 for 22 from 7 valuable overs. J Bonnett top scored for B&PCC with 53.

Athletics: Mob no match for Harlow runners

At the Chelmsford Parkrun 5K on Saturday Roy Steven finished in 41st place out of 213 finishers and 1st Vet 60 in a superb 21min 12 sec. He was followed home by Dave Page (96th) in 24min 20sec and Janice Page(101st) 1st Vet 50 lady in an excellent personal best time for the distance of 24min 39sec.

Harlow Council: “Gone in five years?”

THAT WAS the question posed by the leader of the Harlow Conservatives, Andrew Johnson at a full council meeting in Harlow last night. The Church Langley councillor made the comment as council’s all across the country share services more and more.

Mystery of Harlow’s new school

A NEW HARLOW school with over 200 places is set to be built. But Essex County Council won’t reveal any details regarding where the school is, what the name of the school is, what type of school it is or anything else.

Portfolio: Heatwave in Harlow-July 2013

WE ARE sure we may look back on the heatwave of July 2013 with mixed emotions. It appears to have gone from one extreme to another. One minute it is the wettest spring in 30 years. And the next minute, the temp is on the 90’s for days.

Hear the experience of The Apprentice

Join in on 26 July to get the latest on how to engage with young employees and get the most from schemes that provide a win-win for the learner and the employer! (Enjoy FREE breakfast and meet like-minded businesses)

What if you brought on an apprentice with the understanding that he or she would work for you for xy hours a week for the next two years? And that this person would not be in an entry level job sorting mail and filing excess paper, but would sit beside you in meetings, and learn to do what you do. Not just general knowledge about your business, but what it takes to do what you do?

Harlow Gazette: July 24th 1983

Valerie Burns was the partner of Patrick Burns. She was never married to him as he was a married (but estranged) catholic and so could not be divorced). But she raised his children and even changed her name by deed poll. But when the partnership foundered, she went to the High Court to get her share of the house in Old Harlow. However, Judge Dillon ruled that despite the eighteen years together, she was not entitled to a fair share.

Damning report on Partridge Care Centre

A GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG has published a damning report on a care centre in Harlow. The Partridge Care Centre in Partridge Road, Harlow was inspected after concerns that one or more of the essential standards of quality and safety were not being met.

Council delighted to announce electronic bus stops

ON Thursday 25th July bus users across Harlow will see departure information on the electronic information signs at bus stops. The new system will initially show timetable information for all bus services, whilst operators equip their buses with technology to show live arrival information on the displays over the coming months.

Labour candidate claims delight over parking

SUZY Stride, Labour’s General Election candidate for Harlow, has been speaking to residents in Harlow and hearing their concerns about rising car parking fees. She raised these concerns with Mark Wilkinson and others. The Council have now decided not to introduce the 20p for the first hour of parking because of residents concerns.