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IF you think you’ve got what it takes visit the Specials Recruitment stand at the Harvey Centre, Harlow, on Saturday, January 18, for information. Special Constables have full police powers, uniforms and equipment but sacrifice their free time on a voluntary basis, organising their busy…

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VEHICLE breakdowns caused several areas in Harlow to miss their recycling collections. Bins all over the town are still sitting out on Saturday morning after the mechanical failures. Portfolio holder for the environment, cllr Phil Waite said: “There has been some disruption to recycling collections…

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POLICE want to identify a man who was caught on CCTV close to the time that a security guard was assaulted in Harlow. The victim, a 26-year-old man from Harlow, had approached the man as part of his duties, when he was struck with a…

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HARLOW Foodbank will be supporting six local schools “Breakfast Clubs” from January 2014. They will be providing cereals, fruit juices and spreads like jam, marmalade, honey, peanut butter, marmite etc. It is hoped that this will be extended to more schools later in the year.…

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AS part of the Harlow Community Builder Trial, residents in the Katherines ward of Harlow have been consulted to find out what concerns them in their area and what they would be willing to get involved in improving. As a result of this consultation Kelly…

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THE highly successful show, Live at the Playhouse returns with another phenomenal line-up of cutting edge comedy on Saturday 8th February 2014. The unique line-up includes the legendary Adam Bloom, unconventional Keith Fernan, magician and comedian Pete Firman, and the fantastic Matthew Osborn. The evening…

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AN EXHIBITION of the work of artist, James Smith is set to be launched tonight (Jan 9th) at the Gibberd Gallery. Harlow is the third architectural context surveyed by artist James Smith as part of London Overspill. Having already taken in the hybrid cityscapes of…

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OVERHEAD wire problems are causing delays of up to an hour for passengers on trains between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge through Harlow this morning (Thursday, January 9). The wires are down between Great Chesterford and Whittlesford Parkway stations north of Bishop’s Stortford. Greater Anglia…

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HARLOW Council is now accepting applications for the second round of grants from the Olympic Legacy fund, which is designed to help local not-for-profit organisations potentially discover the next generation of Olympic champions. Following the London Olympic and Paralympic Games a decision was made to…

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“Why Green? By Hannah Ellen Clare” YH welcomes Hannah Ellen Clare to our growing band of bloggers. In 2009, upon re-election to the Young Essex Assembly, I then stood as a member of Youth Parliament and represented the town at two annual sittings of Youth…

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Detectives are renewing their appeal for witnesses following an attack which left a man with devastating injuries. The victim, a 28-year-old man, is facing further surgery to repair some of the damage caused when he was attacked outside the Joy Fook Chinese restaurant, in Ongar…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon appeared on BBC’s Newsnight on Wednesday night to back calls for an increase in the minimum wage. Mr Halfon said: “Last night, I appeared on BBC Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman to talk about the National Minimum Wage and the merits of…

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HARLOW Climbing Wall officially relaunches as The Lock this weekend, 11-12 January, at a free launch event open to all, featuring legendary climber Johnny Dawes. The facility has been fully renovated to include: • A new heating and air-conditioning system, maintaining an optimum comfortable temperature…

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HARLOW MP rose on the floor of the House of Commons to extol the virtues of university technical colleges. Mr Halfon said: “Does my hon. Friend agree that university technical colleges will make a huge difference to apprenticeships? May we have a commitment from the…

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MEMBERS of the RMT rail union on Greater Anglia’s West Anglia route, which serves Harlow, have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over procedures. The union has accused the train operator of attempting to remove the…

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THE world of Formula 1 racing is in mourning following the death of Brian Hart, whose engine building company was based in Harlow. Having enjoyed a relatively successful career as a driver, Hart moved into engine building in the late 1960s when he prepared Ford…