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HARLOW COUNCIL has sent congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge over the birth of their son, George. The announcement by the chair of Harlow Council, cllr Linda Pailing, was made at a meeting of the full council in Harlow on Thursday night.

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1. Mistress in distress Valerie Burns was the partner of Patrick Burns. She was never married to him as he was a married (but estranged) catholic and so could not be divorced). But she raised his children and even changed her name by deed poll.…

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EARLIER THIS month, YH went to Tempest Mead in North Weald. In the window of one of the houses was a notice with information relating to the closure of the Rent Team offices in Harlow. The notice made it plain that any of the alleged…

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IT IS NOT going to be easy but Harlow commedienne, Claire Harrison is making the 400 mile journey to the Edinburgh Festival next month. Claire is playing at the Three Sisters comedy showcase in the Cowgate and is undaunted by the prospect of performing in…

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STAFF, governors, parents and students were celebrating today after achieving a remarkable turnaround in their fortunes. Just a few months ago, Ofsted had slammed the school, putting them into the special measures category. But according to sources, the report galvanised the school and they have…

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AT Essex County Council’s Cabinet Meeting today (16 July 2013), the decision was taken to move forward to the next step of the Superfast Broadband project which means that Essex County Council will be in a position to announce a preferred bidder and sign a…

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EACH WEEK, we will be dipping back into the news archive to see what was happening thirty years ago. Here is the news from the Harlow Gazette. HEATWAVE! Harlow was enjoying a heatwave (nothing new there) with temperatures topping 30 degrees. But a few of…

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YOUNG Concern Trust, a Harlow based charity supporting children and young people, celebrated it’s 25th-anniversary with a fund-raising garden party in the beautiful grounds of Gaston House in Little Hallingbury. Guests include agencies from across the region as well as families and friends who have…

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IT WAS a beautiful day as the temperatures soared to over 90 degrees. But this made for perfect conditions on the Church Langley playing fields on Sunday afternoon. Barbeques sizzled away as kids participated in games as well as bouncy castles. Among the stall holders…

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FOUR INTREPID walkers who are also partial to being talkers raised over two thousand pounds on a 50 mile trek for MedEuip4kids. Terri Howard, Veronoca Johannsen, Tina Fawcett and Tanya Batram made the 24 hour trk. In the ladies own words. “WOW we made it…

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A SCHOOL that suffered a dramatic downturn in its standards, is moving back in the right direction, according to Ofsted, In 2009, Roydon primary school attained a “Good” report. But in June 2012, it received a damning “special measures” report with bottom marks across the…

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By Sarah Pusey HUNDREDS OF “VISIONS IN PINK”, lit up the Harlow sky-line on Saturday as the Moonlit Walk took place. YourHarlow reporter, Sarah Pusey took part and reported from the scene. “Donned in pink, myself and 864 walkers took to the streets of Harlow…

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THERE WAS a fascinating array of motor vehicles on display at the Harlow Classic Car rally down at the rugby club at Rams Gorse on Saturday afternoon. Some were your classic ‘american graffiti’ style cars whilst others harked back to a slower, gentler time. We…

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THE COMMUNITY WAS out in force last weekend as Harlow 5 Aid was being promoted at The Water Gardens. YourHarlow spoke to Harlow Town’s Jill Dumoulin about the event. Football teams from Harlow primary and secondary schools will take to the pitch at Harlow Town…

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TAKING part in the St Clare Hospice Midnight Walk has become an annual event for Theresa McKeown ­Field who has taken part in each of the five previous fundraising nights. Theresa will be maintaining her record of having never missed a St Clare Hospice Midnight Walk when she takes part in the sixth walk this year with her sister, Caroline McKeown and friends Julie Dickson and Ann Buck. Theresa, of Great Plumtree, Harlow, said: “I’ve done every one of the Midnight Walks. It’s all for such a good cause. I enjoy walking and it’s a great way of raising money doing something that I like doing.” Like hundreds of the other walkers, who can chose between a 5km or 10km route, Theresa and the others will be entering into the spirit of the evening – Saturday, July 6 – when walkers set off from the Water Gardens, Harlow, at 10.30pm. “We dress up in pink – hats and scarves and ears! It’s all part of the night and gets you into the spirit of the night.” Theresa, who works as a teaching assistant at St Alban’s Catholic Primary School in Harlow. has already received about £70 in sponsorship thanks to the support of work colleagues, family and friends. She says she usually raises about £150 on average for the Hospice by taking part in the walk. “The work the Hospice does is fantastic,” Theresa added. “They rely on fundraising. I’ve known people who have gone into the Hospice and know what marvellous work they do. “It’s nice being able to do something for them.”

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HARLOW Fire Station is set to have an open day this weekend. The station on fourth avenue will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 6th July. It’s a free and fun family day out where you will meet your local crew, have a…