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THESE ARE clearly exciting times for education in Harlow. The Sir Charles Kao UTC (SCK UTC) is a brand new University Technical College for students aged 14 – 19 opening in Harlow in September 2014. Located within the grounds of the award winning Harlow College,…

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MORE than 15,000 people descended on Harlow Town Park last night (3 November 2011) for Harlow’s annual firework night celebrations. The night’s celebrations got underway at 6pm with the Heart radio road show featuring breakfast show hosts Martin and Su and artists James McQueen, Jazz…

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AS PART of our Harlow histories series, the YH camera went down to Waterhouse Moor and visited St Andrews church. It is fascinating to think that this church is over 700 years old. It was given by our last Saxon king to the abbey of…

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ALL around the town, there are organisations that meet, week in and week out, helping the people of Harlow. One such organisation is Breathe Easy that meets at the Purford Green community centre once a month on a Tuesday. YH went along to speak to…

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FOUR people who were on bail having been arrested in connection with a fire at an Islamic centre in Harlow have been released with no further action to be taken against them. This development in the case has prompted detectives to issue a renewed appeal…

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DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster is to go into administration for a second time, says its owner, private equity firm Gordon Brothers Europe. Blockbuster has a store in Staple Tye. Blockbuster collapsed for the first time in January, after losing business to online firms…

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THERE is a Harlow Neighbourhood Watch meeting on Wednesday, 30th October in Room CR2A at the Civic Centre, 6.45 for 7.00 pm start. For further details go to: www.harlowneighbourhoodwatch.co.uk

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ABOUT 95 per cent of “hoax calls” made to Essex Police each year are from people with special needs claims the county’s crime commissioner. Police and crime commissioner Nick Alston said fewer than 100 callers of about 1,700 a year are actually people playing a…

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POLICE are appealing for assistance in identifying the man pictured they want to speak to in connection with the theft of bolts from a bike. The bike was parked at the Passmores Academy school in Tracyes Road, Harlow, and the parts were believed to have…

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ESSEX County Council’s trading standards team is warning people not to fall prey to rogue traders looking to take advantage of Monday’s (28 October) storm force winds across the town. The council itself has been working to clear roads and paths and legitimate traders will…

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HARLOW’S Youth Council have arranged for young people ages 12-17 to take part in a selction of activities at Harlow Leisurezone this Frday for free. The day was devised after the Youth Council were granted funding from the Olympic Legacy to promote sports activities and…

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LATEST figures released by Essex County Council (ECC) show an improvement in the overall condition of the county’s primary road network, when compared with last year. ECC’s annual Road Condition Survey looks at how much of the county’s road network is in need of structural…

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PARENTS and carers of Year 6 children yet to apply must do so by 31 October 2013 to secure a year seven secondary school place. Applications can be made via the website at www.essex.gov.uk/admissions. The website also enables parents to search for school information, read…

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RICHARD Pearson, ResourceBank Managing Director, and Simon Gomez, ResourceBank Key Account Manager for Pitney Bowes were delighted to attend the opening ceremony of Langland’s House, Pitney Bowes’ new office in Harlow on 8th October. Langland’s House is the new home for 175 telesales, customer loyalty…

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GREATER Anglia has won an award for achievement in customer satisfaction. The company responsible for services on the West Anglia line through Harlow was awarded the 2013 Achievement in Customer Satisfaction award at the British Quality Foundation’s UK Excellence Awards. They recognise excellence and achievement…

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IT SEEMS fitting that in the week Morrissey released his autobiography, Harlow residents have been judged some of the unhappiest in the country. The government has been trying to measure how happy we are as a nation and Harlow has some of the unhappiest people…