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Expansion plans for Stansted Airport have been rejected by councillors. OFFICERS at Uttlesford District Council had recommended approval of proposals to increase the Essex airport’s passenger cap to 43 million a year reports the BBC. But at the council’s special planning committee, members rejected the…

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MOTHER, wife and friend to so many, Gill Bater, sadly passed away on Saturday 18th January. Gill’s heart of gold, kind and gentle ways and beautiful warming smile will be missed dearly. Family and friends are left heart broken. For those wanting to pay respects…

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New firefighter apprentices make history at London Stansted TWO women are blazing a trail at London Stansted after becoming the first female firefighters to join the ranks of the airport’s fire and rescue service. Hannah Inggs and Amber Popham, join Finn Edwards and Charlie Fry…

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BUSINESSES have warned that food prices may rise and jobs may be affected after the chancellor vowed to end alignment with EU rules after Brexit. Sajid Javid told the Financial Times the UK would not be a “ruletaker” after Brexit, urging businesses to “adjust”. The…

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A decade of bizarre excuses and expense claims EVERY year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives some imaginative excuses and expense claims following the 31 January Self Assessment deadline. To wrap up the decade and with two weeks to the deadline, HMRC has highlighted 10…

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SPORTS equipment store, Decathlon has explains why they have decided to close their store in Harlow. The store based off Edinburgh Way will be closing at the end of March. A spokesperson said: “Decathlon UK has seen a rapid expansion of over 20 stores across…

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THE HARLOW District Chamber of Commerce have three key speakers at their annual “what’s happening in Harlow” meeting. The speakers are: Brian Keane, Chief Executive of Harlow Council, will talk about what’s happening in Harlow. Kevin Steptoe from Harlow & Gilston Garden Town on their…

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ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow, has called for answers from national sports retailer, Decathlon, following news of their decision to close the Harlow branch, located on Edinburgh Way. After hearing from Harlow residents, Robert Halfon immediately demanded answers from the CEO of Decathlon, Michel Aballea.…

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RECRUITMENT AND JOB VACANCIES LAND SHERIFFS JOIN THE TEAM ARE you an outgoing, enthusiastic, individual who enjoys working at an award winning security company, in a multi-skilled role. We are looking for individuals to provide cover for a variety of shifts over Days, Nights, and…

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SPORTS store Decathlon is set to close its shop in Harlow. The shop based at the Queensgate Centre off Edinburgh in Harlow has been opened for over five years but a statement issued on social media announced that it will be closing at the end…

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THIS is the month of “new year, new me” but if you want to be in good hands all year round then may we introduce you to Body Fresh Fitness, a new gym in the grounds of Harlow Rugby Club. We went down to Latton…

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A RESDIENTIAL property management company has secured a £8.5m funding line from Santander Corporate & Commercial. Warwick Estates is based in Harlow and has offices in Grays, Cheltenham, Warrington, Portsmouth, Cardiff and London. Founder and chief executive Dr Craig Stevens said the cash injection is…

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London Stansted Airport outlines £35 million investment to drive improvements in Uttlesford’s transport, public services and quality of life Broad range of measures will be delivered alongside granting of final planning approval for airport’s sustainable growth to 43 million passengers per annum LONDON Stansted Airport…

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A HARLOW construction company based in Harlow has pledged thousands to West Essex and East Herts charity St Clare Hospice for the 5th year in a row. Oakmont Construction (at River Way, Harlow) have sponsored St Clare’s Memory Tree since its relaunch in 2016, and…

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RETAIL sales fell for the first time in 25 years last year, according to the leading UK retail industry body reports the BBC. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said total sales fell 0.1%, marking the first annual sales decline since 1995. SaleS in November and…

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THOUSANDS of Greggs staff are set to get a £300 one-off payment after a “phenomenal year”, the firm said. Sales growth had been helped by Greggs’ “now iconic” vegan sausage rolls and strong demand for its traditional snacks, the bakery chain said. Greggs staff will…