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MAUREEN Cushing, from Harlow, the longest serving foster carer (45 years) in the West Essex region, with her award. A special ceremony was organised at St John’s ARC, Harlow to recognise the hard work and dedication of foster carers in West Essex who have given…

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AS part of our Harlow histories piece, we went down to Old Harlow to cast our camera over this fascinating piece of sculpture called “Help”. It was unveiled in 1977 in The Stow but has been moved for the obvious reasons.

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ALTHOUGH YH is only five months old, you soon get a feel for those organisations that have a passion, drive and ambition. One such organisation is Pact for Autism. YH went down to speak to Sam Fancett and Harlow MP, Robert Halfon about the work…

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THEY HAVE probably been here for over three years however, we first published our film on the dreadful state of the potholes of Great Brays on November 21st. So today is Day Ten and Essex County Council have yet to repair them. We will keep…

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OVER 20 local volunteers planted 450 trees in Jean McAlpine Park on Sunday 24 November 2013 as part of National Tree Week* which runs from 23 November to 1 December 2013. Trees, which were supplied by The Conservation Volunteers through their Big Tree Plant** campaign…

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A WALL was completely demolished and three cars involved in a collision outside the doctors surgery in Bush Fair on Friday. Part of Southern Way between Tillwicks Road and Tawneys Road was closed for a time on Friday afternoon. The collision happened at 1pm. The…

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THEY did it! Everyone at St Clare Hospice is absolutely thrilled to announce that they have won our £49,832 grant from the People’s Millions. ITV reporter Kate Prout returned to the Hastingwood-based Hospice to surprise staff, patients and volunteers with the good news this afternoon…

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A WORKMAN WAS rescued from a construction site in Potters Street this morning (Thursday). The incident happened at Carters Mead. Crews were called to a construction site to rescue a man who had fallen off a ladder onto scaffolding and was injured. The crews worked…

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was injured in a road collision in Harlow. The teenager’s mum contacted officers on Thursday November 14 to say her son had been struck by a car in Tripton Road at the junction with Tendering Road…

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PASSMORES ACADEMY is starting to look like New York City in that it appears to be the school that never sleeps! From the break of day to last lights, it is a hive of activity. In many ways, as we found out in the second…

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SHOPPERS will be able to park for free on Saturdays in the district’s council-owned car parks in the run-up to Christmas. Leader of the council, councillor Chris Whitbread said: “We understand that the Christmas trading period is one of the most important and busiest times…

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IT WAS a cold but clear evening as hundred of revellers and shoppers flocked to various parts of the town centre in Harlow to see the lights come on and Christmas festivities begin. It was a very well organised evening with events going on all…

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A NEW online quiz doing the rounds on social media asks participants, “How Harlow Town are you?” The quiz, created by local resident Jay Petty gives participants a score out of 100 depending on how many questions about the town they can answer correctly. Questions…

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We have divided the interview into two parts. In the first part, we discuss the recent Ofsted report. The school was given an Outstanding in 2008. This time it was graded as “Good”. The report stated: 1. The headteacher’s leadership is excellent. He works successfully…

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STEWARDS Academy has excelled itself in recent weeks with the money it has raised for charity. Over £1000 was raised for Children in Need by having a non-uniform day and staff dressing as fictional book characters. Poppies were sold around school for Remembrance Day as…

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A TEAM of 22 runners, including Harlow business woman Ruth O’Connor, have raised over £6,500 for Motability in the mud-filled obstacle race, Lactic Fallout.The team completed the 12km course earlier this month, which consisted of 33 natural and man-made obstacles on undulating farmland, rivers, lakes,…