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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…

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GROW Harlow is a networking group run by Harlow Chamber of Commerce and the Greenway Business Centre. This FREE meeting will focus on the benefits of having an Apprentice. Among the speakers will be Aaron Farrell, Robert Halfon’s Apprentice This is a great opportunity to…

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COLIN Crooks, Author of “How to make a million jobs”, will talk about his vision of 1,000 Social Enterprise Areas across the UK extra generating 1,000 new jobs. In particular, he will describe his ideas for helping the long-term unemployed back into work through a…

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THE FINAL DAY for deliveries from Tesco’s is now set for Monday. The final day was due to be August 25th but one of the final nails in the coffins is now July 15th. Many of the 800 workers have either taken redundancy or moved…

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HARLOW Council are hosting ,in partnership with One Nucleus, a free event for Medtech businesses on 15th July between 5pm and 7.30pm at the Harlow Civic Centre on the theme of “Commercialising Technologies and Products for an Ageing Population”. At the meeting representatives from the…

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A CLUB that has been synonymous with the history of the Harlow may well have closed its doors for the last time. Staff and members of the Maypole Club in London Road, Harlow were informed yesterday (Tuesday) by Pearson and Synthomer (formerly Yule and Catto)…

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IT HAS been hailed as the template for how business exhibitions should be run and in many ways it shows why Harlow has such an increase in the number of start-up businesses as well as being chosen as an Enterprise Zone. Robert Halfon MP officially…