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HARLOW Council is working in partnership with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (www.mymas.org) to offer businesses in the manufacturing and engineering industries an opportunity to learn about the help and support available to help them grow and secure their business. The Manufacturing and Engineering Forum will…

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Anything is possible at Freshwaters Primary Academy. THAT is the new positive ethos which has come with the appointment of acting headteacher Marios Solomonides. Teachers are learning that so long as their ideas benefit the children they are to go ahead, while pupils are being…

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STAFF and students were celebrating as Harlow College was awarded the prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for Innovation in Further Education. The college was presented with the award, sponsored by OCR, by Lord Willis, President of the AoC Charitable Trust, at the AoC…

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YOUNG up and coming bands have the chance to shine at a Young Bands Night at The Link next month. The first band is on at 7.30pm. The Link is in Parsloe Rd, Harlow A spokesperson said: “An entertaining evening of great songs suitable for…

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THE HERTS AND ESSEX Community Farm plans to transforming an ex-allotment site in Fold Croft but needs your help. On the 1st March they will begin clearing the ex-allotment site in Fold Croft, the land has become overgrown during the winter. Once the land has…

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IN JUNE it will be 70 years since the loss with all hands of HMS Sickle, the warship adopted by the towns of Epping and Harlow during warship week in 1942. The people of Epping, Harlow and villages raised £176,000 to sponsor the vessel, which…

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By Nishall Garala Happy Valentine’s Day!! So it Valentine’s day on Friday, so this week of course my blog will be about love, and what is it actually? So today I will try to explain what true love is from my “knowledge and understanding” of…

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By Jo O’Reilly IT’S another dreary rain sodden evening in the town centre, the glow from the Gibberd Gallery through the glass fronted civic centre looks inviting, as does anywhere inside. Tonight’s private viewing, the abstract paintings of Graham Boyd, promises to liven up the…

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MUCKY pups and their welly-wearing owners squelched through the mud at St Clare Hospice’s first Winter Walkies of 2014. The miserable weather could not put a dampener on Sunday’s event, which saw some 150 people and their canine companions brave the elements to enjoy a…

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WE haven’t dropped into Steve Hannam’s blog since Christmas, so this seemed to be a perfect opportunity. Steve’s blog reflects a life, living with autism. “So… Last week was a pretty crap week for us. I started off the week with a sniffy cold, which…

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HASTINGWOOD-based charity Accuro (Care Services), which supports people with a disability, is offering free training to people considering paid or voluntary work with children with a disability. Shared Care Co-ordinator Sam Lee said: “The main focus of the training will be for people wishing to…

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IT SEEMS TO go like this. You turn left into Southern Way from the the A414. You drive up and plan to turn right into Tracyes Road (where Passmores is). You approach the mini-roundabout and indicate right. If there is a vehicle coming down Southern…

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YH took its cameras down to the Moorhen area on Saturday morning (9am) to see how high the water levels have risen. The Moorhen is still inaccessible by car and as you can see the river offshoot from the Stort is flowing at quite a…

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EDUCATION watchdog, Ofsted has warned Abbotsweld Primary school that standards are not good enough and the school is required to improve. The school is yet another of the Harlow primary schools that has been deemed not good enough and mark a very worrying trend in…

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A PE teacher is preparing to play out her dream in South Africa, as she represents England in her sport. Kristina O’Hara, head of PE at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, has been selected for the INA England (Indoor Netball Association) squad to…

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AN after-school club has been saved from closure and offered a new base free of charge. Chillout Kids Club was set up 12 years ago by Tracey Watkins and provides a much-needed childcare service until 6pm each week day. When their previous arrangement came to…