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THE STREET lights in Harlow are set to be switched back on after Labour run Harlow Council pushed it through as part of their budget last night. Since last year, the street lights go off from midnight until 5am. The lights were just one of…

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TWO landowners have been ordered to pay over £70,000 for not having planning permission to install two chalets on private land at Skins Farm, Roydon in Harlow. In March 2012 David Ray Development Ltd and Henry Simmons installed two chalets on plots 13 and 14/15…

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PATIENTS across Harlow are set to benefit from extra support to help prevent repeated diabetes emergencies. The Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) has teamed up with the region’s ambulance service to help people with diabetes when they experience a ‘hypo’ caused by very low…

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ALL political parties in Harlow have praised the findings of a Local Government Challenge report for Harlow Council. All councillors were at pains to praise the work and commitment of Harlow Council officers. The full debate can be seen here.

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THE LABOUR candidate for the Mark Hall ward by-election on February 12th has been out in all weathers trying to secure votes. YH caught up with Danny Purton as the snows came down on a bitterly cold day. We asked Danny to let us now…

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LIBRARIES across Harlow will be celebrating National Libraries Day on Saturday 7 February. Visit your local library and discover the wide range of not just books, but magazines, online courses and advice services they offer. Sign up to become a member for free and have…

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A MAJOR initiative aimed at making country lanes safer and calmer by turning them into ‘Quiet Lanes’ is being adopted by Essex County Council. Although cars would not be banned, Quiet Lanes will encourage traffic to proceed cautiously. ECC will initially ask each of the…

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ESSEX County Council is pleased to announce the winners of the second Essex Teaching Awards following an awards ceremony hosted at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University. Essex County Councillor Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning said: “I…

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By Siobhan Wood LIVING With Luke, the play based on a father’s blog about his relationship with his autistic son, put on two sold-out performances at Burnt Mill Academy with UK autism ambassador Anna Kennedy in attendance. The return of the play was made possible…

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Coldharbour Road (land owned by Essex County Council): THERE are six caravans in this encampment. Essex County Council obtained possession of the land in the county court on Monday 2 February 2015 and have served the encampment with an order to leave. If the travellers…

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DETECTIVES investigating a burglary in Harlow have released CCTV footage of two people they want to identify. Two mobile phones, an iPad, camera and purse containing cash, bank cards and a driving licence were stolen from a property in Monkswick Road, Harlow between 2.30am and…

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ESSEX County Council’s Cabinet has supported plans proposed in the 2015/16 budget report to spend almost £70m on school projects, of which approximately £55m will be spent on creating new school places. The budget report, which needs to be agreed by Full Council next month,…

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Update 1045 hrs M11 Essex – Very slow traffic on M11 northbound between J6 M25 and J7, A414 (Harlow), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. M25 Greater London – One lane blocked on M25 clockwise before J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout), because of an…

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TWO HARLOW men went on a joyriding trip on golf buggies before hiding from police in a tractor tyre. James Alexander Seaton, 21, and Darrel Swann, 18, both from Harlow, ripped the roof off one of the buggies as they rode around Canons Brook Golf…

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IT WASN’T a totally smooth passage and at times, Harlow Council leader, cllr Jon Clempner had to remind both Conservative and Labour councillors that he would not “have electioneering in the middle of the budget.” As you may not want to wade your way through…

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The Herts and Soul Community Choir And Toby Heath’s Soulster Band ‘Big Hearted’ – a Valentine’s Evening of Song in support of St. Clare Hospice. Saturday 14 February, 7.30pm All tickets £14 “Anyone who has attended a Herts and Soul concert will know that the…