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THE trend for all things vintage has arrived at the St Clare Hospice shop in Harlow with the launch of a new department dedicated to retro clothes and accessories. Shoppers have been snapping up pre-loved bargains from every era, from the 1960s through to the…

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By Eric White PARENTS in Harlow have said they are “delighted” at Tesco’s decision to stop selling sweets and chocolates at checkouts at its smaller stores. The decision means the Tesco Metro Store in the Harvey Centre will now be restricted in what it can…

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WE LOOKED in on the very popular on-line blog of Old Harlow resident, Rob Tyler recently and suddenly saw that he had over 10,000 likes! Since Rob started the blog he has become very popular. We will be catching up with Rob soon but if…

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POLICE officers in Harlow have arrested a man on suspicion of theft of oil from St Clare’s Hospice in Hastingwood Road, following publication of a CCTV picture. The 20 year old man from Harlow was arrested on June 9, questioned and released on police bail…

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THE opening of a school allotment was celebrated by giving gifts – of strawberries grown by the children! Parents, pupils and teachers watched on as Epping Forest District Council chairman Mary Sartin cut the ribbon at Roydon Primary School, along with members of the school…

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ESSEX Police has put a number of policing operations in place in order to minimise an expected rise in domestic incidents during the World Cup. According to research published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (2013) police forces across the UK could…

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IF ONLY every street and every road had a resident such as Gary Edwards. Gary became concerned at the state of litter in areas near Tilbury Mead. He could, like many people just sit back and complain about Harlow Council or you could gather some…

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DETECTIVES have warned elderly people to be on their guard after a thief posing as a police officer tricked his way into a woman’s home in Harlow. The incident happened at Hare Street Springs, at about 5.15pm on Thursday June 5. The trickster stole a…

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A PERSISTENT noisy neighbour in Harlow has been ordered to pay a total of just over £3,000 in fines, costs, and victim surcharges, and had their music equipment seized after being found guilty of breaching a noise abatement notice for the second time in three…

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POLICE are asking for the public’s help in tracing a man and a woman they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a portable television from Maplin in Howard Way, Harlow. The theft happened just after 6.15pm on April 29. Anyone who…

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COOKS SPINNEY students ran and ran and ran as they took part in a mini-marathon recently. It was the perfect scene as hundreds of the students ran around specifically designed courses in the school grounds. What was also great to see was the vast number…

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THE Epping Forest Local Highways Panel has allocated the final £125,000 to the cost of a signal-controlled crossing on The Crooked Mile near to the junction with Saxon Way, Waltham Abbey. This follows a previous allocation of £52,000 from their 2012/13 budget for the scheme,…

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ACTIVE Essex is encouraging groups and clubs to apply for Sportivate Funding. Sportivate is a £56 million Lottery funded London 2012 legacy project that gives young people the chance to discover a sport that they love through six-to-eight weeks free or subsidised coaching. The funding…

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POLICE officers in Harlow have issued CCTV images of a heartless thief who stole more than £1000 worth of oil from the St Clare Hospice site in Hastingwood Road last month. Between May 14-15, the man removed the fuel which is used to provide the…

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A NEW sculpture titled ‘Port of Calls’ was unveiled this week in Harlow (UK’s first ‘Sculpture Town’) on the site of Barratt Homes ‘Belmont Place’ development, by Sculptor Jonathan Clarke a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ‘Port of Calls’ is the fourth…

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POLICE officers in Harlow have issued an Efit of a man they want to identify, who is believed to be responsible for several indecent exposure incidents in Harlow. A man has exposed himself of three occasions to a 16 year old schoolgirl in the Felmongers…