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A FORMER St Luke’s schoolboy was today confirmed dead in the Philippines after his body was discovered by rescuers in the aftermath of the typhoon. Jairo Ducusin from Harlow in Essex had been missing since the disaster struck 12 days ago. His father Jeffrey and…

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HARLOW College was announced winner of the 2013 AoC Beacon Award for Innovation in FE at the AoC Annual Conference at ICC Birmingham today (19 Nov). The award is sponsored by OCR and the announcement was made by Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for…

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POLICE are looking to reunite a final few stolen items with their rightful owners after they were stolen during a series of burglaries in north-west Essex earlier this year. Seventy-nine items of stolen property were returned to their rightful owners at a two-day event held…

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THERE IS something about the Clock Tower that somehow straddles decades of Harlow history. Perhaps it is the image of the clocktower striking 6 0’clock in the late 19th century, a time that would tell those working in the fields that it was the end…

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STEWARDS Academy celebrated their first “Reading Week” last week. The week’s activities ran alongside the other reading schemes that are in operation at Stewards and were intended to highlight the benefits of reading to students of all ages and at all stages of school life.…

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POLICE are appealing for any information after they received a complaint of a sexual assault on a teenage girl in a Harlow park. The incident is said to have occurred last night (Nov 17th) in the Maunds Hatch play park area near to Commonside Road.…

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THEY CAME in their hundreds to Parndon Crematorium to pay their respects to Mick Stock. The size of the congregation and the warmth of the eulogies illustrated how fond everyone was of Mick. His wife Dee and sons Thomas, Jamie and Jordan were joined by…

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POLICE in Harlow have issued a warning following a number of incidents in The Dashes area of Harlow where a woman and child have duped residents to allow them to use a toilet and then items have been stolen from their home. Two people have…

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A RUGBY loving Harlow man has suddenly passed away. An announcement was made on the Harlow Rugby Club website. A spokesperson said: “It is with deep regret that we have to inform club members and their friends of the sudden and tragic death of Rhys…

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TO celebrate the festive season and the launch of Thursday Late Night Shopping, the town centre’s Christmas lights will be officially switched on next Thursday, 21 November 2013. The Harlow Town Centre Partnership has organised an extravaganza with three events taking place in one evening,…

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THE future of Harlow Homework Club has been secured following the intervention of Harlow MP Robert Halfon who met with Essex County Council libraries, communities and planning cabinet member John Jowers to resolve funding issues. It was feared the club – which runs during after-school…

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THERE are reports that a former nurse at Princess Alexandra hospital has died in the Philippines typhoon. Jeffery Ducusin, worked as a staff nurse at the hospital for 10 years but he returned to the Philippines earlier this year. His six-year-old son Jiro, a former…

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By Jo O’Reilly FOR A long time, Burnt Mill had a reputation as the school that battled with Mark Hall for top spot in the town. Both schools saw a decline in their fortunes. In 2009, Burnt Mill’s nadir was the fact that only 27%…

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HARLOW residents are being urged to do everything they can to cut down on avoidable food waste, following the publication of a new report which found that UK households are throwing away £60 worth of food a month. The new report from WRAP (Waste &…

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A NEW initiative to stimulate interests in education, training and employment amongst youth. The one-day shop will host a variety of taster sessions and talks from industry professionals in sectors such as catering, fashion, design, sport, music and more. The shop aims to inspire and…

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HARLOW Town centre came to a virtual halt on Thursday evening as Velizy Avenue filled with vehicles trying to get into Harlow College. The carpark was unable to cope with the sheer volume of vehicles, leading to long tailbacks. Fortunately most visitors were undeterred and…