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WE say confusion but a YH reporter rang the Churchgate Hotel on Wednesday afternoon and asked if they were closing. The receptionist said: “Yes, we are. On September 18th. So, we are not taking any bookings.” For a week now, there has been strong rumours…

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BURNT Mill Academy, in First Avenue, had to open up its playing fields for parking to accommodate the numbers of people who poured through the door. More than 500 welcome packs were handed out and two talks given by headteacher Helena Mills were full to…

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Mr Harris, a great-grandfather from Harlow, has been helping out at the hospital for the last ten years as a way of repaying the care they gave his late wife. And it was the turn of everyone on Fleming Ward, where cardiac patients are cared…

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POLICE went to the scene of an incident at a gym in West Gate in Harlow. They attended at around 1pm on Friday September 5 following a report from a member of the public of concerns for a man inside the premises. The male was…

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THE GAME OF cat and mouse has now morphed into my little pony as four wild ponies roamed the Harlow roads on Monday afternoon. Essex Police turned up in Tumbler Road. Didn’t do an awful lot and went away again. If they had strayed into…

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Incident: 0700hrs EDINBURGH Way is shut eastbound (towards Old Harlow) after a lorry over-turned shedding its load of wood. As you can see fom our film, the wood has spilled over onto a number of cars at the Peugeot garage on Edinburgh Way. There are…

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EAST ENDERS star Joe Swash and fellow stars from this year’s pantomime at Harlow Playhouse came to the Pets’ Corner Fun Day. Joe and the team came to judge the Best Fancy Dress section of the Dog Show. They all got into the spirit of…

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THE 7TH scouts Harlow raised over £800 at a family fun day at The Link in Parlsoe Road in Harlow. The monies will help in the building of the scout hut on Nicholls Field. The family day had a great atmosphere to it with face…

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MEMBERS of the Waterhouse Moor Residents Association, organised a litter pick recently. Eight people took part in a one hour session A spokesperson said: “I attach a picture of our collection which resulted in a total of 40 lbs of rubbish being removed, with some…

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PUPILS, parents and staff at Passmores Academy in Tracyes Road were in celebratory after an impressive set of GCSE results. Principal, Vic Goddard said: “Everyone at Passmores is delighted our second best results ever with 60% of students gaining 5+A*-C with English and maths and…

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IT WAS all smiles down at Tripton Road this morning as St Mark’s celebrated continued exam success at GCSE. 58% of students gained 5 or more GCSE’s at A* to C (inc. English and Maths). A 5% improvement on last year. This is even more…

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Mark Hall Academy is today celebrating an increase of 12% in its GCSEs results this year; reflecting the hard work by students and staff alike and significant progress the academy has made on its journey of recovery and revitalisation. Key highlights: Overall achievement up by…

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BURNT Mill Academy students have bucked the national trend and smashed all previous records with this summer’s GCSE results. An astounding total of 86% of students achieved five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths. A quarter (25%) of all students achieved…

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THE Marchioness disaster occurred on the River Thames in the early hours of 20 August 1989. The pleasure boat Marchioness sank after being run down by the dredger Bowbelle, near Cannon Street Railway Bridge. There were 131 people on the Marchioness, including members of the…

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Update: 1700 hrs A 22-month old boy who was injured following a collision with an ice-cream van in Harlow on Monday August 18 is recovering in hospital and his condition is now stable. ========= POLICE were called to Northbrooks in Harlow shortly before 5.30pm on…

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THE Essex Sound and Video Archive needs your help before a treasure house of fascinating local interviews can be copied digitally and shared more widely. To develop the You Are Hear: Sound and a Sense of Place project, the team needs permission from those interviewed,…