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THE UK Government is working on ‘vaccine passports’ which could allow British tourists to head off on summer holidays abroad in a matter of months, it was claimed today.  The Department for Transport, the Foreign Office and the Department of Health are all said to be developing…

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Potter Street Academy celebrates recognition at Harlow Educational Progress Awards  POTTER Street Academy is celebrating the success of one of its inspirational pupils who has won the Outstanding Student Progression Award for KS1 & 2 and was also voted the overall winner at Harlow Council’s…

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WILLIAM Martin Schools are celebrating that they have successfully continued to provide Parent workshops to their school community throughout both National Lockdowns. Bonnie Jones, Pastoral Manager, has worked tirelessly alongside Joanne Ingall, Adult Community Learning (ACL) to ensure that the ACL workshops, which support an increasing…

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EMMA WILLIS is back with a new series of Delivering Babies on W Channel, which will explore what it’s like to be pregnant and give birth during a global pandemic.  Filmed during the first lockdown last year, the TV presenter and fully qualified Maternity Care Assistant gets…

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BRILLIANT sixth formers have their sights set firmly on the country’s top universities. Year 12 students at BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, are taking part in The Scholars Programme, giving them access to university style learning. Working with University of Cambridge PhD researcher Anna Chaplin,…

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Message from: Mental Health Support Team WE are looking for young people from Harlow aged 13-18 who are interested in free suicide awareness training. In return we’d like to have your feedback and opinions on how to tailor the course to make it rewarding and…

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ESSEX County Fire and Rescue Service has honoured its long serving employees in a special awards presentation.  The event, which was held online for the first time due to Covid-19 restrictions, celebrated the long servicing fire service employees that have completed 20 years’ service and more.  Firefighters who have completed 20 years’ service were awarded The Fire Brigade’s…

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ESSEX-based housing association CHP has taken management of the 100th new property as part of its partnership with Legal & General Affordable Homes (LGAH). The 100th home to be handed over is a four-bedroom house for shared ownership located at the Newhall development in Harlow.…

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THE HARLOW Rugby Club Under 15s have been set a running and fund raising challenge. Their coach, Ian Rundall is raising money for Haven House Children’s Hospice in February by running 100Km.  They thought they would support him by running it with him in a…

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HARLOW pensioner Barry Allen has, like all of us, lived under the shadow of coronavirus for over a year. However, with the good news that people are now receiving the vaccine, Barry burst into song. Please listen as Barry sings (to the tune of Wild…

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NOMINATIONS for the Harlow Civic Awards, celebrating those who make the town a great place, are now open. Every year Civic Awards are presented by the Chair of Harlow Council. This is the first year that nominations for these awards are open to the public…

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WE MISS our local theatre, so it was good to see that The Laver’s Entertainers have still put on their New Year Pantomine. We asked key member, Chris Benton, how they went about it. Chris said: “There is a great tradition amongst our local Essex…

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A REVOLUTION in the use of electric vehicles and heat pumps could be firmly established in Essex within a decade, according to new research published by UK Power Networks. The electricity firm forecasts that by 2030 there could be 408,403 drivers in battery electric cars…

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HOLY Cross Catholic Church is continuing to live stream masses. There was a short break due to Covid-19 but now the Tracyes Road church is back on-line. We have been impressed in the way that all faiths have remained engaged with their communities both on…

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WE are always excited when we stumble across something different about Harlow on social media. This morning, we came across musician Anna Tam Recently, Anna visited Harlow Mill Lock to see its many waterways. Then went back to her boat for some 17th century tunes…

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LIDL is to give frontline store and warehouse staff a one-off £200 bonus in thanks for their ongoing work through the pandemic reports The Grocer. The payment recognises their “tireless efforts to keep the nation fed and provide a safe shopping experience for customers up…