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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…

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Ambitious children have earned their classmates a visit from a published author. PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, entered the Collins Big Cat 1000 book competition which challenged them to decide what career a book character should have. The competition sparked discussion around…

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SELF Assessment customers will not receive a penalty for their late online tax return if they file by 28 February, HM Revenue and Customs’ Chief Executive Jim Harra has announced. More than 8.9 million customers have already filed their tax return. HMRC is encouraging anyone…

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MUSICAL children are rediscovering their voices as they sing once again to take care of their mental health. Since March last year, schools have been unable to run extra-curricular singing or music clubs due to Covid-19 safety restrictions. Realising the impact this had had on…

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Community Builder: Reducing loneliness in Harlow Full details on poster.

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WE do like to drop in on Cooks Spinney Primary Academy and see what they are doing on social media. They have a fabulous presence on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Today we drop in as they teach pupils to draw Ray the Pilot Snail. https://www.youtube.com/embed/PR4vfBvQgpQ

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COMMISSIONERS, who met last week to hear from its Land Use working group, discussed their ambitions for Essex to become a leading county in taking climate action. Commissioners heard proposals to make 30% of the county a ‘Climate Focus Area’ to lead the way on…

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There’s not long left to register for the Essex Energy Switch to save money “The Essex Energy Switch is about local communities coming together, supporting renewable energy and saving money on their gas and electricity bills – the more people that register, the bigger the…

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A message from Harlow Council WE are going to be lighting up the Civic Centre in purple this Wednesday 27 January to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on 27 January. The theme this year’ Holocaust Memorial Day is…