Everyone’s invited to celebrate official launch of Intu Lakeside

Everyone’s invited to join in the fun, whether they’re five or 95. From an urban beach to performances by Britain’s Got Talent’s Julian Smith and the UK’s top sports freestylers, to workshops with Marvin’s Magic School and face painting by Colchester Zoo, the phrase ‘there’s something for everyone’ has rarely been more apt. Local Rock Choir groups and the Essex Chordsmen have also be invited to showcase their talent as intu Lakeside brings the community together for one weekend.

Old Harlow: Women robbed in her home at gunpoint

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a burglary in Harlow in which four men burst into a house and threatened a woman with a firearm. The break-in happened between 10-11pm on Monday, July 8 when four men entered the property on Old Road and pushed a handgun to her face, before stealing cash and jewellery.

Harlow Labour celebrate 65 years of the NHS

LABOUR were out in force at the weekend to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the NHS.

Prospective parliamentary candidate, Suzy Stride was joined by a number of Labour councillors as well as union officials and health workers. Suzy Stride said: “We are here to celebrate the 65th anniversary of a wonderful, wonderful organisation. But at the same time, we have a number of concerns that extend from the the large numbers of nurses lost to the NHS to the horrendous waiting times at A and E depts.

Bush Fair assault: Police may arrest “witnesses”

Investigating Officer, Dc Ryan Burgess, said: “We have now looked through the CCTV evidence which clearly illustrates the extent of this quite violent attack. There were six young men and one woman in this crowd, but only three of the boys actually took part in the physical assault. The remain three boys, of whom was on a bicycle, and the woman were bystanders. Given that that is good-quality CCTV, I’m now looking for those bystanders to contact us as witnesses otherwise we will have to go to their homes and arrest them.”

Dean wows them at Linkfest

THE SUN finally appeared this week, just in time for Linkfest in the Harlow Town Park. Hundreds flocked to near the bandstand to hear a great variety of acts from across the area.

Harlow libraries set to have a creepy summer!

THIS summer, Essex Libraries will open the door of the Creepy House. Children can visit any Essex Library during the holidays to pick up a Creepy House poster and choose some exciting stories to start them on their spine-tingling journey around this house of unlikely inhabitants! To unlock the secrets of the house, all children need to do is read six books. There are stickers to collect along the way and some of them are stinky! Children who read six books will receive a medal. Everyone will receive a certificate.

Film: Business exhibition shows great enterprise

IT HAS been hailed as the template for how business exhibitions should be run and in many ways it shows why Harlow has such an increase in the number of start-up businesses as well as being chosen as an Enterprise Zone. Here is an excellent ten min film, made by SilverIsland TV on the days events.

E-fit of teen who threatened dog walker with a knife

A 67-year-old man was walking his dog on Tendring Road just before 10.30am on Thursday, June 27, 2013 when two men on bikes told him to get out of the way before pulling out a knife.The man with the knife is described as white, aged in his late teens and approximately 5ft 7ins tall with brown hair that is slightly curly.

Midnight Walk is the talk of the town!

LIKE many of the walkers, we see the event as a fantastic way to honour a loved one’s memory and give something back to the hospice based in Hastingwood. Pictured below is my step mother, Carole Pusey, and her two daughter’s Carley Ellis and Amy West with son Scott Patterson, who walked 10k in memory of a doting father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; Peter Adams, who passed in the month of March, 2005.

Crimson Ties…….red all about them!

SOMETIMES, you can sense that a band has something about them. YourHarlow met the Crimson Ties down at the Rock School tent on Saturday afternoon. Sometimes, when you say to bands: “Here is our card, we would, in the future, like to film an “in-session” piece”, you never hear from them again.

Grease Lightning at the Classic Car rally

THERE WAS a fascinating array of motor vehicles on display at the Harlow Classic Car rally down at the rugby club at Rams Gorse on Saturday afternoon. Some were your classic ‘american graffiti’ style cars whilst others harked back to a slower, gentler time.

Harlow: In touch with its heritage.

He told us that what impressed him about Harlow was how people were proud of their history and their heritage. He was particularly impressed with the people, who had moved to Harlow, whether it was post-war or into the sixties. There was a sense of self-improvement and motivation among many people. He felt that the Polymath quizzes was a shining example of this.

Update: Bush Fair attack: Thugs filmed assault

DETECTIVES  are appealing for information following an apparently mindless and unprovoked attack on a man in Harlow which was filmed by his young attackers on their mobile telephones. The assault happened at the back of the library off Tilegate Road in the Bush Fair area of the town at 9:30pm on Thursday, July 4. A […]

Essex Police get tough on Harlow drink drivers

A TOTAL of 94 drivers were found to be over the limit during Essex Police’s 2013 Summer Anti-Drink Drive campaign. This year’s campaign ran between June and June 30, 2013 and saw officers out in force across the county taking a zero tolerance approach to those who put lives at risk by choosing to drink and drive.

The Square team reflect on a great five years

THERE ARE A lot of towns that would die for a place like The Square but then again, not every town has people with the get up and go of Adam Smith, Richard Holgarth and the team. Sitting in the downstairs area where they have the open mic sessions, you cannot fail to be impressed by the posters of acts who have graced The Square, even over the last five years.

Singing workshop set for Stow

THE choir performs across the region and further afield raising money for charitable groups. Each year the choir travels to another part of the country for a long weekend, usually in October, singing and helping raise funds for local causes.

Harlow 5 Aid launches at the Water Gardens

Football teams from Harlow primary and secondary schools will take to the pitch at Harlow Town Football Club with Harlow Police FC, a team formed of local teachers and a celebrity 11 on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Negotiations are underway to secure some well-known celebrities to help raise money for The Abbotsweld Memorial Fund, No Child Without, Harlow Foodbank, The Cardiomyopathy Association Mitchell Cole Trust and Variety Club of Great Britain. As the event is supporting five charities, officers have named it Harlow 5 Aid.

Wiff Waff is coming to Harlow!

THE nations best table tennis players will be coming to Harlow over thenext six weeks.
Leyton Orient owner and snooker guru, Barry Hearn will be bringing the UK qualifying stage of the World Championships to the BATTS table tennis club, based at the Norman Booth Leisure Centre in Old Harlow.