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THE Government is giving £100 million to Enterprise Zones, including the one in Harlow, to help them attract new businesses and create jobs. It is hoped this will unlock areas that are currently unused and turn them into “prime economic sites” that will “bring home…

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DRAGON’S Den could soon be seeing a few new faces appearing as The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme saw a successful end to its first course in Harlow, with nine enthusiastic young entrepreneurs graduating. The free course, aimed at 18- to 30-year-olds who are either unemployed…

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ESSEX County Council (ECC) has warned the government’s expert Commission on aviation that it must not submit proposals for an “unwanted and unviable” giant super airport at Stansted and has called instead for greater focus on realistic, affordable and practical options that will allow “sensible…

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ONE Year after China’s biggest publishing company set up their UK Head Office in Essex, they start new business venture in the county In April 2012, China’s biggest publishing company, Phoenix Publishing & Media Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Essex County Council…

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By Jo O’Reilly Image courtesy of Evoque photography YOUR HARLOW met with local inventor Steven Tisseyre to discuss his new creation. The former engineer took his passion for photography to new heights when he realised he wanted to be able to take photos, from the…

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BUILDING  work  is  to begin next  Monday on the first phase of a £10m scheme to add a new leisure complex to the existing Harvey Shopping Centre. The work on phase one will concentrate on the first-floor of the centre, where a number of units have…

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Jo O’Reilly SMALL businesses in Essex, including Harlow and the surrounding villages, are set to receive a faster broadband service following a £24.6 million deal to deliver high-speed fibre broadband to thousands more properties. The project by Essex County Council and BT builds on BT’s…

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TRADES and professional recruitment agency 2B Interface has opened its fourth UK office in Harlow, Essex. This comes after the firm launched its franchising model in April, with a company spokesperson telling recruiter.co.uk that while the Harlow base is currently company-owned, the intention is to…

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YH will be going down to interview the manager of the Greenway Centre, Lorraine King in Harlow soon. In the meantime, here is a blog piece taken from the www.spaceforgrowth.co.uk in which Lorraine extols the virtues of the apprenticeship system. ” “As the Centre Manager…

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HARLOW COMMUTERS face a 4.1 per cent increase in their rail fares next year. The retail price index (RPI) inflation decreased to 3.1 per cent in July. Down from 3.3 per cent in June. This means that Harlow commuters must expect a sharp rise in…

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LINK4COFFEE events are informal morning drop-in sessions, created to provide a regular opportunity to unwind, share knowledge and connect with – not just local business people – but all kinds of interesting individuals from your local community; artists, musicians, doctors, teachers, geeks, policymakers, students, chefs,…

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ESSEX County Council (ECC) has submitted a formal response to Transport for London’s consultation on Crossrail 2, expressing strong support for the scheme and the economic benefits that it could bring to Essex. Crossrail 2 would create a new high-frequency rail line running between south…

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THE HARLOW District Chamber of Commerce and the Harlow Star have joined forces to re-launch the Harlow Business Awards. Nominations open on Augusst 1st and close on August 31st. The categories are: Business Innovation Which company’s initiative in terms of innovation, research and development has…

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KIER Harlow has achieved an impressive one million accident free man-hours as part of its ongoing zero AIR (accident incident rate) initiative, designed to send every operative home safely at the end of each working day. The company has a long-standing focus on health &…

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WHAT if business owners really trained people for their future careers? And, what if you started hiring apprentices? Join in on 26 July to get the latest on how to engage with young employees and get the most from schemes that provide a win-win for…