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THE HEAD of University College London (UCL) Michael Arthur was educated in Harlow. He was a student at Mark Hall Academy. Today, UCL has grown to 42,500 students with plans to recruit a further 4,000, making it the largest UK university apart from the Open…

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SHAREHOLDERS in Raytheon Company, which has a major division in Harlow, are set to share up to $20 billion in a return of capital as the business merges with fellow US giant United Technologies to create a $120 billion aerospace and defence power player. The…

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London Stansted helps MAG take home top prize at Better Society Awards LONDON Stansted owner MAG has won the coveted National Commitment to Skills and Training prize at the 2019 Better Society Awards. The UK’s largest airport group collected the honour at a gala presentation…

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HARLOW-manufacturer European WaterCare has been trading for two decades and now employs some 60 staff dedicated to providing customers with the water treatment solutions they require from its 55,000ft2 production facility in Harlow. Catering Insight caught up with sales and marketing director, Dan Twiss, to…

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LONDON Stansted is on course for what is likely to be one of the busiest weeks of the year as thousands of fans jet out to three major sporting events. The airport’s first Airbus A380 passenger flight is just one of 40 additional football flights,…

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A COACH and bus operator with a base in Harlow has been acquired for £320m by a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange reports Insider Media. Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) has been acquired by NFI Group Inc (NFI). ADL has more than 31,000 vehicles…

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THE American owner of Boots The Chemist is exploring the closure of hundreds of shops in the latest blow to Britain’s crisis-hit high streets reports Sky News. Sky News has learnt that Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has placed more than 200 outlets under review for…

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THE future of shopping in Harlow was the subject of a fascinating presentation at a Discover Harlow meeting on Thursday. Presentation were made by Chris Fluskey of the Harlow Study Centre, Leonie Tipton of Arrow Electronics and Simon Plumb from the Water Gardens. Film of…

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DELIVEROO is accelerating its UK operation by opening in 10 new towns including Harlow, as a study claimed expansion at the company could create 70,000 new jobs. Analysis by Capital Economics said the food delivery app had created 25,000 jobs in the UK restaurant industry…

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MCDELIVERY EXPANDS IN HARLOW MCDONALD’S McDelivery via Uber Eats is now available in even more restaurants in Harlow, as the service rolls out to the restaurants at Hastingwood and Staple Tye. Customers living within 1.5 miles of the restaurants can now get their favourite McDonald’s…

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CARIDON PROPERTY WINS BEST LETTING AGENT FOR TENANTS SOUTH EAST REGION AT THE ESTAS CARIDON Property, a Croydon-based property management and residential property specialist that has built, procured and supplied good quality homes to over 30 boroughs across London and the South East, has won…

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Breakfast at the Manor Breakfast networking meeting. Free to members of Harlow & Bishop’s Stortford Chamber of Commerce. Mark Prisk MP will chair a discussion about the benefits of recruiting disabled workers. There will be a chance for questions, both in the meeting and afterwards.…

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MAKING CONSTRUCTION SAFER ASSOCIATION FOR PROJECT SAFETY ROADSHOW COMES TO STANSTED PROPOSALS to make construction safer were on the agenda in Stansted today Wednesday 15 May 2019, when professional members of the Association for Project Safety [APS] met to discuss the future of the Construction…

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Young people are focusing on their futures with a wealth of careers guidance at school. BURNT Mill Academy is working with students in every year group to establish a pathway for them to follow to a successful future. Local and national company representatives are helping…

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SPECIALIST property lender Octopus Property will provide international property group Strawberry Star with a £10m 12-month loan to help acquire 110,000 sq ft of retail space in Harlow reports Mortgage Introductor. The borrower has secured planning consent to demolish the property and build 447 residential…

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SELECT, the womenswear retailer, has entered administration placing 1,800 jobs at risk. They have a store in the Water Gardens. The high street fashion chain, which has 169 stores, is continuing to trade in-store and online for now as attempts to find a buyer gather…