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THE director of a major Catholic shrine in Norfolk has been appointed Bishop of Brentwood covering Harlow, Essex and east London. Walsingham shrine director Fr Alan Williams, a member of the Society of Mary known as Marist Fathers, was appointed to the post by Pope…

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THE successful Active Women ‘She Has Energy’ (SHE) project has now come to a close. The project has changed the lives of over 1500 women in some of Essex’ most deprived communities by enabling access to free or low cost fun, friendly physical activity sessions…

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GRAMMY-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, brings her new album, The Changing Lights, to Harlow Playhouse. The Changing Lights places Kent’s love for Brazilian music centre-stage, featuring Bossa Nova classics like How Insensitive alongside originals by the songwriting team of Jim Tomlinson and acclaimed novelist, Kazuo Ishiguro. …

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THE first Essex Energy Switch has secured total savings on gas and electricity bills of over £250,000 for Essex residents. Some 1,202 residents accepted offers to switch energy providers with the collective savings scheme, with average savings per household of £209. The Essex Energy Switch…

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IMPROVEMENT works to revitalise four of the county’s key town centre footway areas are already more than halfway underway. The £1m of improvement works have already helped to revitalise a number of town centre footways in Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow and Basildon, helping to create an…

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Friday 11th April- THE DEAD BETALS + Ugly Love + Young Minorities. The Dead Betas are a “Swirling storm of messy electro punk” – Kerrang! Originating in Devon they have just come back from their second UK tour with Mindless Self Indulgence and are ready…

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HARLOW BUSINESSES are encouraged to bid for €80 billion of European funding as Essex County Council marks European Supply Chain Day to boost the county’s logistics and supply chain sector. The logistics and supply chain sector in Essex is of major importance to the County’s…

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FRESH from his stunning appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, top comedy ventriloquist, Steve Hewlett, now embarks on a major theatre tour with his hilarious friends which comes to (Venue name) on (venue date) Steve shot to fame on last year’s BGT, winning over the public…

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AN exceptionally exciting session, featuring the brilliant, young Australian clarinettist, Duncan Hemstock and the world famous tenor sax / clarinettist, John Crocker promises sizzling, hot swing music at St John’s Arts Centre on Thursday 24th April @ 8PM. Inspired by the King of Swing, Benny…

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ONCE again, we dip into Old Harlow resident, Rob Tyler and his journey as a stay at home dad. WELL, Poppy started this week where she left off previously with asking a nice quiet girl why she has metal in her mouth and as we…

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A COBBLED area where a famous sculpture sits has been given a major facelift thanks to Harlow Council and Kier Harlow. The 400m2 public area in Glebelands, where the Barbara Hepworth Contrapuntal Forms sculpture is located, has been completely transformed in to a new landscaped…

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DETECTIVES have warned people in west Essex to be on their guard after further fraud attempts by a woman claiming to be a police officer. The woman, who calls herself Jennifer Clark, or Jennifer Lark, has phoned about 15 people in the south and north…

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THE last 30 tickets left for the show with Glenn Tilbrook, Mark Morriss and John Lennon McCullagh on Sunday 18th May at 7pm are on sale via www.thesquareharlow.com . If you havent got yours you need to get in quick, going to be a great…

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A HARLOW photography student needs the help of Harlow residents in order to help her with her university degree. Former St Marks student, Zoe Macleay is in her final year at the University of the South Bank in London. Her final project is entitled Pram…

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SPRING Watch is an initiative by Essex Neighbourhood & Home Watch, a voluntary network of schemes where neighbours, police and local partners come together to build safe and friendly communities. This year Spring Watch marks the launch of a new combined Forest Watch / Park…

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OVER the last month I have been working with Harlow Council’s Community Safety Team. It has been absolutely amazing and I can’t thank the whole team enough for letting me shadow them and for making me feel welcome. Harlow Council Community Safety Officers include Community…