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AN exciting new Essex Coast Explorer activity booklet has just been launched encouraging visitors to travel more sustainably to the Essex Coast by using the train rather than the car. The booklet is packed with creative activities for children to become involved with on their…

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HARLOW Council paid tribute to individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to the local community at last night’s (Thursday 20 May) Annual Council meeting, which began with the 2021 Civic Awards. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the awards themselves were handed out on…

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A HARLOW women is set to walk from London to Brighton for a great local cause. Dorothy McBride is set to take on the challenge on Saturday May 29th. Dorothy said: “This will be my third 100k walk. I have previously completed the Isle of…

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TODAY parkrun UK has announced that it has been forced to delay the planned reopening of 5k events in England on Saturday 5 June. Although more than 250 events (including Harlow) do have landowner permission to return, this falls far short of the critical mass…

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A KIND-HEARTED Harlow girl is set to have her hair cut in order to help children with cancer. Nine-year-old Maisey Roberts decided she wanted to donate her hair to charity in order to help children who need a wig due to illness. Maisey, who attends…

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THE chief executive of Harlow Foodbank has highlighted the growing partnership between his organisation and local schools. Andy Thornton said: ‘Harlow Foodbank currently has a partnership with 20 of the 55 Harlow Schools, placing food in their premises for teachers to give without prejudice to…

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WITH local elections behind us and Covid restrictions beginning to ease, Harlow mp was out and about in his constituency on Friday. Robert Halfon said: “As Covid restrictions ease, I am really happy to be doing more regular Harlow community visits once again.  My first…

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New Charity Community Cafe Church Langley Field In my recent post to thank to the community volunteers who litter pick Church Langley field, made and planted the flower tubs I neglected to give thanks for the tremendous work done to refurbish the small pavilion by…

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HARLOW Art Trust today announced Barbara Hepworth’s Contrapuntal Forms sculpture will be included in the most expansive exhibition of the artist’s work in more than 45 years. Barbara Hepworth is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. The piece not only…

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PROMOTING a culture of kindness and care through a levy share. Timpson uses the Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service to fund apprenticeship training for care provider. Timpson have worked with Essex County Council to transfer their apprenticeship levy to fund apprenticeships for Essex care provider…

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A FEW weeks ago, whilst in Sumners, we bumped into three good ladies out for a walk. It looked like a practice walk and it was indeed. Michele Talbot (pic right) told us a little bit more. Michele said: “The MoonWalk is a yearly event…

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THERE is no greater reward than seeing your foster children develop into happy young people who are enjoying their childhood!” says fostering couple from West Essex. Over the past year, there has been much concern across the UK about the impact of Covid on children’s…

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A BENCH has been installed due to the diligence of a group of River Heroes in Old Harlow. The River Heroes have been cultivating their stretch of the River Stort for a number of years. However, they thought that there was a particular spot that…

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HARLOW Council has explained why a number of trees have been removed from a woodland near Fesants Croft. Readers had contacted YH after tree fellers removed a number of trees. A Harlow Council spokesperson said: “Two mature lime trees, which were over 20 metres in…

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VANDALS broke into children’s charity, Kids Inspire over the May bank holiday weekend. The break in occurred by smashing locks and glass, while the building itself was ransacked for petty cash and foreign change – which has long been an income stream for the charity.…