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Staff Reporter

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SAFER Internet Day 2015 on Tuesday 10th February has received the full backing of the Essex County FA as the UK unites ‘to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people’ through an online presence at www.saferinternet.org.uk.…

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FUNDING to maintain a safety net for vulnerable people in crisis situations and to encourage communities to help deliver solutions to the challenges faced by the county’s public services have been announced today (Tuesday) by Essex County Council. The Leader of the Council, Cllr David…

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0700 hrs Epping High Road South Bound – slow moving traffic from the M11` J7 Harlow Roundabout to Bury Lane – People diverting from the M11 M11 Londonbound –accident blocking one lane between J7 (Harlo) and J6 (M25) – long delays back towards J8 (Stansted).…

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THE newly-elected Young Essex Assembly (YEA) sat for the first time at the weekend, electing the county’s UK Youth Parliament members in the process. Some 75 young people from across Essex were elected to the YEA – the county’s youth council – in December. The…

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SCHOOLCHILDREN in Harlow will perform alongside a professional orchestra as a music project comes to a spectacular conclusion. Over 100 pupils from Stewards Academy, Burnt Mill Academy, St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School, Passmores Academy and Mark Hall Academy have taken part in a series…

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MP Hilary Benn visited Harlow College in order to urge young voters to register and vote. Mr Benn then went on to visit social housing in Church Langley. YH spoke to him afterwards to assess how the session at the college went.

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SUZY Stride, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Harlow has spoken of her concern on the quality and quantity of apprenticeships created under the Tory-led government as the Business Department’s own research has found almost four in 10 firms offering apprenticeships don’t even realise they are doing…

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ESSEX Libraries are recruiting for a paid internship as part of a national scheme to help young people into jobs in the arts and creative industries. The internship is one of 50 across the country. It has been created by the Society of Chief Librarians…

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WEST Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and buys health and care services on behalf of people in Harlow, Epping Forest and Uttlesford, is asking local people to share their thoughts on local varicose veins services. Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins –…

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THE Ukip candidate for the Mark Hall ward is determined to retain the ward for the up and coming party. The seat was left vacant due to the Ukip councillor, Jerry Crawford standing down due to ill health. Mr Gough, who was formerly a Conservative…

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THE region’s ambulance chief has hailed the success of a major recruitment drive, which will see more than 400 student paramedics working on the front-line by the end of next month. Plans to hire hundreds of new student paramedics were set out by chief executive…

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Ryman Div One North AFC Sudbury 1 v 1 Harlow Town AN injury time penalty denied Harlow Town the three points as they drew 1-1 against AFC Sudbury. Harlow had taken the lead through a 57th minute free kick from David Cowley. But even though…

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POLICE investigating a number of burglaries in Harlow have today appealed for witnesses to come forward. The first happened at a flat in Alexandra Road, Newhall, on Saturday, January 24 sometime between 8.40am and 5.10pm. The letter box cover was removed from the front door…

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BURNT Mill Academy, in First Avenue, has already been awarded £5,000 for its success in closing the gap between the achievements of children from poor and affluent backgrounds. They are among just 16 schools in the eastern region to be awarded the Department for Education…

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POLICE are making enquiries after a man was found in Harlow with face and head injuries. Officers were called by the ambulance service at around 11.35pm on Friday, February 6, following reports paramedics were treating a man, believed to be in his 60s, who had…