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LAST WEEK, we conducted a long interview with the chief executive of the Princess Alexandra hospital, Melanie Walker. We covered a large number of issues, including the pressures on the Accident and Emergency Department. Mrs Walker took this opportunity to make an appeal to people…

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HARLOW Running Club member Jamie Jephcott completed the Bedford Half Marathon in 115th place out of 1232 finishers in an excellent 1hr 28min 53sec, followed by son Daniel 597th in a superb 1hr 49min 19sec. At the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K at Waltham Abbey Richard Solomons…

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Harlow 0 v 3 Basildon 2nds A MUST win game for Harlow facing Basildon on home turf for the last game this half of the season. Harlow ladies started with some good play after winning the toss and had some early breaks. Undeterred, Basildon had…

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FIREFIGHTERS from the Fire Brigades Union are set to strike this weekend in the latest action over pension reforms. FBU members are set to strike between 6pm and 10pm on Friday, 13 December and Saturday, 14 December. The industrial action is part of a national…

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Dear Editor, Congratulations on publishing the fact that Harlow Council really couldn’t care whether or not people apply for permission to undertake development, and that at least 10 retrospective applications have been approved over the last year or two. The statement from council “leader” Mark…

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Update: 1000 hrs M11 Essex – Queueing traffic on the exit slip road on M11 southbound in Hastingwood at J7, A414 (Harlow). Congestion to J8, A120 (Bishops Stortford). A THICK shroud of fog caused headaches for Harlow commuters this morning as they tried to get…

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A ‘Stop the Hate ’ initiative has been launched today as part of a concerted effort to find new ways to tackle hate crime in Essex. The launch was marked by a conference in Chelmsford, hosted by Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh, which brought together 220…

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MEDITATION is an ancient tradition that has been scientifically studied and shown to have a big positive impact on our minds and bodies. It’s easy to learn, but needs regular practice. It’s worth trying – as once you’ve learnt it, you’ll truly have a skill…

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HARLOW police would like to hear from anyone with information about the current whereabouts of a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with an assault. Lee Oliver, aged 24, is being sought by police after a man was assaulted in School Lane in…

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A ground-breaking ceremony took place last week to symbolise major construction work beginning on the new multi-million pound University Technical College opening in Harlow. Mike McKeaveney, Principal of Sir Charles Kao UTC, led the ceremony on Friday 6th December 2013 accompanied by Robert Halfon MP,…

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AT the start of the Pop Up Talent project, I could see the potential this project has and how lucky I am to be involved, and how lucky those that would be part of it are. When I was their age, there was nothing like…

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THIS sunday Kingsmoor Christian Centre on Parndon Wood Road will be hosting a celebration of the life of the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela. The celebration4Mandela is to be held on Sunday 15th December at 6:30pm.

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THE HARLOW community gathered together at St Paul’s church to give thanks for the work of the community. The Heart for Harlow community carol service was organised by Heart for Harlow chaplain Robert Findlay, This was a service to thank those who work incredibly hard…

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A COUPLE OF weeks ago, former Harlow MP, Stan Newens launched his autobiography, In Quest Of A Fairer Society: My Life and Politics. YH went down to his Old Harlow home to speak to Stan about his life in politics, his work for Harlow and…

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EAST of England’s ambulance service has set out the steps it needs to take to deliver safe, high quality and sustainable services over the coming years. At their public board meeting more was heard about the challenges facing the service and how these were being…

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ESSEX police have advised they are to cut the number of police dogs on the beat across the county. A spokesperson on the Essex police website said, “The number of dogs will be reduced from an establishment of 52 to 40. The dog section will…