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By Siobhan Wood Photo courtesy of Harlow College. STAFF and students at Harlow College observed a two-minute silence at 11am today to commemorate Armistice Day. All staff were encouraged to mark the moment in an appropriate way and given the freedom to do so. For…

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ESSEX Trading Standards officers are warning people not to buy mobile phones from pubs or market stalls after they seized £35,000-worth of fake phones and accessories. A selection of 68 counterfeit Samsung Galaxy phones and accessories were found at a parcel hub in the west…

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ST Mark’s pupils and staff have recently returned from the Modern Foreign Language Department’s annual trip to Berlin. “It honestly is the best trip I’ve been on with the school,” said Year 13 pupil James of the four-day visit to Berlin. “I loved the trip…

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FROM TODAY (Monday 10 November), eye emergency patients who attend Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Eye Unit will be seen in A&E.  Those who require urgent treatment from a doctor will be referred back to the Eye Unit’s emergency clinic.  The remainder will be directed elsewhere to…

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WEST Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to use their pharmacies in support of NHS England’s ‘Feeling under the weather campaign’. Protecting against seasonal illness, making healthy choices and choosing the right service for your needs is very important, particularly in winter. Your…

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POLICE are appealing for information after a teenage boy was robbed in Harlow. A 17-year-old boy from the town was walking along Tripton Road, Harlow, at about 9.15pm on November 1, when he was approached by two men who demanded his mobile phone and threatened…

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PEOPLE are to be banned from releasing Chinese lanterns or any other form of sky lanterns from any Essex County Council-owned building or land with immediate effect. The move has been introduced to prevent the threat of fires, danger to wildlife and unnecessary litter. It…

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A HARLOW tooth-whitening business, that used “The Only Way is Essex” cast members in adverts, is being run illegally by its mother and son owners, a court heard. Joanne Wheatley, 43, The Maples and son Cane, 23, Berecroft, lied to customers that Essex Smiles in…

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FOLLOWING a month long appeal, the Harlow Town Centre Partnership and Harlow Council has secured funding which will help light up Harlow Town Centre this Christmas. This year the Partnership listed the project on Spacehive, the world’s first funding platform for civic projects to help…

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A HARLOW estate agent has helped bring football home to St Clare Hospice as part of a fundraising initiative that kicked off during this year’s World Cup. The Hastingwood-based charity has netted a £1,000 donation from Reyland Johnson after the company pledged to donate 10%…

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Update: 1430 hrs Road is clear. Update from Essex Fire Service Working crews have freed a woman trapped in her vehicle following a road traffic collision. The incident involved two vehicles and happened close to the Harlow Service Station. At 12:53 hrs, the incident commander…

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POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a man they want to speak to in connection with damage caused to the window of the Phoenix Resource Centre in East Gate, Harlow. The front window to the shop front was kicked at about 2.39am on October…

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HARLOW and District dog training club lost a well loved figure this week. Peter Dangerfield 78 years died following a short illness at St Margaret’s hospital on Tuesday morning. He had been one of the leading trainers at the club and will be sadly missed.…

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CHILDREN from families supported by Harlow’s Safer Places, the independent domestic abuse charity, were entertained with a few tricks and a whole load of treats at a special Halloween Party organised by Free Cakes for Kids Harlow. Twenty five children from 9 months to 11…

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a series of incidents that took place during Wednesday evening, October 29. Three incidents happened between 7.15pm and 8.40pm across Broxbourne and Harlow which detectives are linking. Three men with covered faces entered the staff area of The Moorhen…

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POLICE are releasing a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of money from The Range in Harlow on September 27. A cashier was distracted just before 11.15am and a three-figure sum of cash was stolen from…