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A KIND-hearted Harlow schoolboy has since again helped the Harlow Foodbank. Harlow Foodbank’s Andy Thornton takes up the story. Andy said: “I can’t resist sharing this story. Here is young Adiyat Kabir on his 15th birthday. Last year, we told you about him collecting money…

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THE Potter Street Wombles are very much a community-minded group and this was reinforced as they raised hundreds for St Clare Hospice with a special Christmas womble. Last Saturday, they walked the length and breadth of Potter Street in festive costume and fund-raising buckets in…

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THE children’s Christmas party organised by the Berecroft Residents Association, was a great success, with a great turn out.  Music was playing, with food and a bit of dancing to Christmas songs.  Santa and Mrs Claus made an appearance for the kids to meet. Gifts were…

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HEART 4 Harlow are sad to confirm that we have decided to postpone the Heart 4 Harlow Awards Celebration due to the current uncertainty around the COVID 19 pandemic. Although we hope and pray that this latest wave of infections will not be as severe…

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THE local community in Ridgeways has been provided with a generous selection of paint and equipment for the construction of the yearly Christmas grotto, thanks to a donation from home improvement business Wickes and its store in Harlow.  The donations were provided as part of…

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ORDER from GoGetters on the 20th-24th December for your chance to receive a present from Santa. They have gifts such as the new PS5, Smart Watches, Laptops & much more exciting goodies! The wonderful GoGetters drivers will be dressed up as Santa, giving away the…

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FOR the last three years Changing Lives have been supporting the Harlow Community by providing food parcels and food for people over the Christmas Period. They will be collecting from M&S, Aldi and Sainsbury’s this Christmas Eve. Please make sure you come to the Community…

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TOTTENHAM Hotspur Football Club (THFC) brought festive joy to the children’s ward at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) earlier this week. Harry Kane MBE, star striker for THFC and captain for the England national football team, held a surprise video call for children…

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THIS Christmas, at The Rent Guarantee Company they decided to make donations to four local charities in Harlow, aligned with the work they do supporting local families. They responded recently to a call to action to provide nappies (not newborn) from Bump to Five and…

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A HARLOW man’s Christmas lights are once again wowing residents and all for three great causes. Paul Blake has been putting on his display in Woodcroft, off Abercrombie Way, for many years but they look bigger and better than ever. Paul’s three causes are St…

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HERE are the details of the Christmas and New Year bin collections for Harlow beginning on December 27th until January 22nd. Remember, they will collect 1 extra bag of non-recycling per household on the 1st collection after Boxing Day. Be sure to keep a note…

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A FUNDRAISER has been set up to help the family of a man who died in a road traffic incident on Thursday night. Matthew Lavell’s sisters Emma and Rachel have set up the page following the tragedy which took place at Abercrombie Way. Rachel said:…

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A HARLOW woman has crocheted the face of Sir David Attenborough into a blanket to honour his work as a naturalist reports the BBC. Reka Kohegyi, 40, from Waterhouse Moor said she “adores” the broadcaster and campaigner and wanted to use her crochet skills to…

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STUDENTS at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School have made an invaluable contribution to the Harlow Foodbank. The school council members helped with collecting the items from form rooms, put the items in boxes, packed the school mini bus, all ready for delivery. The contributions…

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ORGANISATIONS across the county are today welcoming good news from the Essex Violence and Vulnerability Unit (VVU) as the VVU confirms the recipients of its community grant programme. Over 50 applications were received and after evaluation 20 organisations were awarded a combined total of £370,499.…