Halfon slams Tesco’s as Labour question employment practices

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon says Tesco’s new motto appears to be: “Pile the money high, sell the workers cheap”.The Harlow MP made the comments as part of the controversy stirred up by Labour’ shadow immigration minister, Chris Bryant, who, in a keynote speech, has slammed Tesco’s for their alleged employment policy in respect to “foreign workers”

Harlow becomes a ‘Pioneering Place’ for Early Intervention

THE EARLY Intervention Foundation (EIF) today announced that Harlow and Essex has been chosen as one of 20 Early Intervention ‘Pioneering Places’. The successful bid from Essex County Council and its partners will see Clinical Commissioning Groups, Police, the Police Crime Commissioner’s Office, District Councils, Public Health, Education and the Voluntary and Community sector, working together to provide real life, practical solutions to Early Intervention.

Harlow Outdoor Store Hosts ‘Basecamp’ Advice Event to Inspire Local Walkers

ON Wednesday 14th August GO Outdoors on Howard Way on Edinburgh Way in Harlow is hosting its first-ever inspiration and advice event for local walkers considering charity walking challenges this Summer. The free event – called the Basecamp – will offer an overview of the latest walking insights and equipment to help with safety and success for walkers of all abilities.

MP backs apprenticeship academy

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is supporting the new McKenzie Arnold Apprenticeship Academy. Based in Braintree, McKenzie Arnold is one of the UK’s leading event security providers having delivered more than 1,500 stewards/security officers at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Football: Hawks battle to draw at Soham

SOHAM is not the easiest place to go for a draw so Harlow Town will be pleased to have left the Fens with a point in their pocket. And Soham boss Steve Fallon and his young team were frustrated by a well organised and hard working Hawks.

Controversial preacher hits the streets of Harlow

A CONTROVERSIAL Australian evangelical preacher hit the streets of Harlow on Thursday afternoon.

Josh Williamson and his team took to the streets of the Broad Walk to preach his brand of religion. Josh describes himself as a “Reformed Baptist Pastor & Evangelist adhering to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith”.

Athletics: Osagie through to final of World Champs

IT HAS been an injury-ravaged season for Harlow AC’s Andrew Osagie so we should not expect too much from Andrew but nevertheless he cruised through his heat in the World Athletics champs in Moscow on Saturday morning. Running in the third heat, Andrew clocked 1.46.16 to finish third and qualify for Sunday’s semi-final.

Harlow History: The Obelisk

MANY PEOPLE pass by The Obelisk in the middle of the Broad Walk in Harlow but may well wonder, what it is and how it got there. It was one of the last pieces of sculpture by Sir Frederick Gibberd and was erected in 1980 to commemorate the establishment of Harlow New Town in 1947. […]

Cricket: Harlow Town win nail-biter at Epping

EPPING made a steady start with the bat and the opening pair managed to get past Towns opening bowlers, after a few chances were dropped in the field. Ramya Upadhyay was then introduced into the attacked and he made the breakthrough with the help of a sharp one handed catch from Ashley Alderson in close. Manni Bawa joined Epping captain Geoff Maynard at the crease and the pair went about building a partnership before Manni was dismissed by Ramya for 31.

Harlow Foodbank feeds 8,274 people!

THE foodbank collects donated food from its partners in Harlow and the surrounding area, who include 60 churches, 38 schools, 4 supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA & Waitrose), 2 banks (Santander & Halifax) and many individual people across the town. Great Parndon Parish and LOKnSTORE in Harlow provide FREE storage space for all of the donated food. St Paul’s Church in Harlow Town Centre provides a central location for the foodbank satellite service, based in the Upper Room, and Harlow Salvation Army provides cover for the foodbank service on Wednesdays at their Tendring Road location. The foodbank has a team of just over 60 local volunteers working at their warehouse, satellite centre and with supermarket collections.

Wacky days at the Harvey Centre

THE HARVEY CENTRE has a series of FREE Wacky Days events at popular shopping mall. The children of Harlow had fun planting their own cress seeds so that they can watch them grow into a yummy snack at home!

Bail extended for man arrested over Barn Mead fatal fire

A 20-YEAR-OLD man from Harlow, arrested earlier this year on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, arson and burglary, has had his bail extended until September 16th, this year. The suspect, who has not been named by police, has been questioned about his involvement in the suspected arson attack which claimed the lives of six members […]

The art of Richi Crypt

THROUGHOUT August Harlow Library is home to the latest exhibition by Harlow based cartoonist and Slam Comics illustrator Richi Crypt. The exhibition showcases some of his most recent work , ‘It’s a bit of everything really, some personal stuff, some portraits. A lot of the stuff you see in the exhibition is stuff I’ve drawn for fun.”

Isn’t it good: Parndon Wood

Parndon Wood Nature Reserve is among a record-breaking 1,447 parks and green spaces that has today received the national award handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Athletics: Hilly challenge in the Town Park

HARLOW Running Club held its first of three Ladies 5K Series of races last week on a hilly course through the town park. The winner of this first race was Rebecca White of Saffron Striders in an excellent 20min 26sec. She was followed home by HRC members Paula Reynolds (2nd) in 22min 08sec and Catherine Ridge (3rd) in a personal best time for the distance of 23min 24sec. Lyndsey Hodge (5th) also ran a PB in 24min 31sec, Janice Page (7th) was 1st Vet 50 in 25min 16sec and 13 year old
Laura Jephcott (22nd) was 1st Junior in 30min 23sec. Harlow Running Club won the team prize in this first race.

Summer school thriving at Burnt Mill

SCHOOL may be out for most, but for the newest recruits to Burnt Mill Academy, the learning was just beginning. For the second year, the academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, is holding its summer school for the new Year 7 intake. Instead of the new starters fretting during the long summer break about starting “big […]

New business morning to start up

LINK4COFFEE events are informal morning drop-in sessions, created to provide a regular opportunity to unwind, share knowledge and connect with – not just local business people – but all kinds of interesting individuals from your local community; artists, musicians, doctors, teachers, geeks, policymakers, students, chefs, lawyers, retailers – we even welcome traffic wardens and tax collectors!

Burlesque! at Latton Bush

WELL, who would have thought that a bit of Moulin Rouge would have come to Latton Bush but if you go down there on Tuesday night, you will have a fan-tastic time. Course leader Jem Ayres said: “Burlesque Jems dance classes are for ladies who enjoy a giggle and a wiggle! “Come and strut, shimmy […]