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TWO former Harlow College students are celebrating after winning the prestigious VTCT Certificate of Excellence for their outstanding Level 3 Beauty coursework during 2012/13. The award is nationally recognised by salons and employers and is considered a ‘fast track’ to the very top of the…

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CHILDREN who speak more than 40 different languages have been sharing an insight into their cultures with their Harlow school friends. Marisa Arnedo, Spanish teacher, said: “We had lots of students volunteer to put together presentations and give their classmates a taster of their language.…

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A YEAR on from a house fire that killed six members of the same family, the surviving father has issued a fresh appeal for information. The blaze tore through the family home in Barn Mead, Harlow, in the early hours of 15th October 2012, and…

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IT IS a tale of two schools in Paringdon Road. One, Milwards is good with elements of outstanding teaching. However, just up the road, Ofsted have painted a very different picture of St James’ Church of England primary. The school has always been classed in…

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MANY people say, why volunteer when you can get paid, I say otherwise. People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For…

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GET THE feeling you are going to be told. According to the 2011 Census, there are 330 Jedi Knights in Harlow. That is to say, 330 residents, when asked what religion they are, put down that they were Jedi Knights (it is a Star Wars…

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Sunday Comment NOT sure if we are paraphrasing W.H Davies or was it Ferris Bueller? Either way, some days, you need to take a minute, look around and appreciate what you see. Sunday October 6th was unseasonably warm. Clear blue skies on an autumn day.…

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THE GRAND finale of SoapSense – the drama competition for schools about mental illness took place at the Trust’s Annual Public Meeting recently. Over 300 people attended the event which was organised by North Essex Partnership at the Latton Bush Conference Centre in Harlow. The…

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MILWARDS primary school has been celebrating this week after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted. A year ago, the school was judged to be “Satisfactory” but just twelve months later, the school has made a great leap forward. By all accounts, the school, in a…

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PASSMORES Soul Band performed a 40 minute set at Bush Fair to celebrate the re-launching of the Lloyds bank. In the late summer sunshine, the gathering audience were treated to a top quality selection of songs including ‘Mercy’, ‘Warwick Avenue’, ‘I Can See Clearly Now’…

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POLICE would like to hear from anyone who recognises an image of a man who was caught on CCTV at the time of a theft from the One Stop Store, The Stow, in Harlow. On Monday August 26, between 8.30am and 9am, a suspect has…

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IMAGINE, one day, without any warning, you find yourself in a life-threatening situation and unable to communicate your wishes. Who would speak for you and make healthcare decisions on your behalf? From Tuesday, October 1, all the healthcare organisations in west Essex will be offering…

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THE HEDGEHOGS of Millwards now have a home after Harlow Council delivered houses to Millwards school. Becci Court from Community, Leisure and Cultural Services at Harlow Council was joined by councillor Nick Churchill as they presented the children from Millwards School with 21 bird boxes…

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THE SEPTEMBER sun shone for the Princess Alexandra Hospital Fun Day yesterday, the event opened by snooker ace Ronnie O’Sullivan included a coconut shy, teddy bear’s hospital, bouncy castles and a cake sale. The event also incorperated the Hospital’s AGM. Your Harlow spotted members of…

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ESSEX POLICE have taken to social media to warn of a new scam, posting the following video on their Facebook and YouTube pages, ‘In this video, we hear from an elderly man who was the victim of a telephone scam who claimed to be a…

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IF you live in the above area and are experiencing supply problems there is currently a burst water main on Commonside Road which may be affecting you. Unfortunately Affinity Water do not have a timescale for supplies to be restored at this stage. During this…