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BUSINESSES from Harlow have been recognised by Essex County Council at a special celebration event. The event, held at County Hall on Tuesday 14 January 2014 saw 27 businesses recognised for the support they have provided to the Essex Education and Industry STEM (science, technology,…

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TWO MEN, arrested in relation to the deaths of the Shakoor family in a fire in Barn Mead in October 2012 have been re-bailed until March 19th.

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ON Saturday 8th February at 2.30pm, all the family are in for a great treat when Comedy Club 4 Kids returns to the Playhouse. Featuring cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old, they bring with them the best comedians from the UK and world…

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NEW YEAR resolutions take many shapes and forms. YH contributor, Jim O’Sullivan tells us why giving blood is more important than ever. “ON Sunday I went along for my regular three monthly appointment to donate blood. If I were to ask you to guess the…

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WHEN Gladys Fleet takes to the stage with the Herts and Soul Community Choir for a fundraising concert in aid of St Clare Hospice she will be singing loud and proud for her husband Peter. Since encouraging her to join the choir when it was…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has pledged to campaign for a fair deal for bingo clubs. Mr Halfon said: “I’m campaigning for a fair deal for Bingo Clubs. “Inexplicably, bingo clubs are currently subject to a Gross Profit Tax of 20%, whereas other forms of gambling…

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POLICE would like to speak to this man about the theft of meat from a shop in Harlow. Officers are investigating the theft which happened at the Co-op, in Maunds Hatch at about 1.35pm on Sunday, January 12. Anyone with information is urged to contact…

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TICKETS began selling fast when the Essex Book Festival Box Office opened on 6 January. Appearances by big names such as Joanna Trollope and Rageh Omaar, Terry Waite and Ann Widdecombe are very popular and once more Essex is proving itself to be a county…

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A SMALL BUT significant group of protestors continue to put pressure against Harlow Council regarding those who have not paid their council tax. A spokesperson who calls himself Wat Tyler has made it clear that they will continue to lobby, petition and protest through 2014.…

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POLICE officers investigating a fatal crash in the Ongar area, that happened last year, are warning motorist of potential delays on the A414 between the Four Wantz roundabout, Ongar and The Talbot roundabout, North Weald tomorrow (January 17) as they undertake a reconstruction at the…

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POLICE would like to speak to this man and woman about a theft from a Tesco store. Officers are investigating the theft of headphones and SD cards from the store in the Harvey Centre, Harlow, at about 2pm on December 11, 2013. Anyone with information…

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THERE ARE always hidden treasures in the St John’s ARC. This month the works of art of Peter Abbott plus Alan and Jennifer Peel are on display. It is all free, so take a wander in and have a look.

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Blog-post by Hannah-Ellen Clare “THIS WEEK, the Government have announced that councils are able to gain 100% of business rates from fracking operations in their area. As the UK goes ‘all out for shale’ [1] many, including myself, are concerned about the impact of the…

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EAST Herts Council is to move forward with development plans for up to 10,000 homes in the Gilston area. The district council’s draft development plan stresses that Bishop’s Stortford’s projected need is for 5,380 homes by 2031. Of these, the document says, 4,634 can be…

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FRESH from total sell-out tours of Australia and New Zealand, as well as winning The Critics Award 2013 at the Perth International Festival, Stephen K Amos is back on the road throughout the UK this year with his brand new show The Spokesman. He will…

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging high-income Child Benefit parents who have not yet submitted their tax return to take action now, or face penalties. Parents with incomes above £50,000 who continued to receive Child Benefit after 7 January 2013 have to pay a…