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IT was a so-so week for the number of vaccinations issued in Harlow. There were 1,245 issued. Last week there was 2,682 and the week before that there was just 866. Most weeks, the number of vaccines issued has been anywhere between 3 and 4,000.…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has continued his offer of support to residents who have been impacted by the devastating flooding over the weekend.  Mr Halfon has been in contact with a number of residents across the town who have been affected. He had been in…

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HARLOW Running Club member Darren Coates completed the Lakeland 100 trail race at the weekend, which turned out be a total of 105 miles. The ‘Ultra Tour of the Lake District’ is the most spectacular long distance trail race which has ever taken place within…

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THE Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has responded to increase of assaults on police officers following an article in national press. Roger Hirst said: “This increase of assaults on our police officers saddens me and we really must do more as a society to protect…

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A STUDY by the University of Oxford has found that daily testing of secondary school students who were in contact with someone with COVID-19 was just as effective in controlling school transmission as the current 10-day contact isolation policy.  Burnt Mill Academy took part in…

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A NEW plan to reduce crime, protect victims and make the country safer has been announced by the Prime Minister and Home Secretary. Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, has long campaigned for more investment into the police and tougher sentencing and has strongly welcomed the new…

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A HARLOW resident has been banned and fined after being found five times over the legal limit for driving. Alexander Moskalev, aged 54, of The Chase, Harlow was guilty of the following at Chelmsford magistrates court. On May 29th, 2020 at Harlow drove a motor…

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OVER two-thirds (67%) of East of England-based paramedics who took part in a major UK-wide survey by their professional body, the College of Paramedics, said they had feared for their safety or felt threatened while carrying out their duties.  This is slightly below the UK-wide figure…

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LUNCHTIME music is set to return to The Gibberd Garden. Local Musicians Mary Evans (flute) and David Burles (piano) will be our guests and their programme will include Bach – Minuet and BadinerieMozart – Theme from Piano Concerto 21 – ‘Elvira Madigan’ Gershwin – Embraceable…

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AFTER a sixteen month hiatus, Harlow parkrun resumed on Saturday morning. It had been quite a wait, but despite the weather, 181 runners, joggers, walkers, strollers took part in the 5k journey round the town park. This would not have been possible without the core…

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RECRUITMENT is underway for the 2021/22 Essex County FA Youth Forum, who are looking for young people between the ages of 15-24 to represent children and young people and help to shape and develop football within the county. Formed in 2014 with a mixture of…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has supported a controversial new Bill brought forward by the Home Secretary to tackle crossings over the British Channel. The new legislation will make it far harder for those who have entered illegally to stay in the UK, whilst helping those…

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A NUMBER of objections have been made to an application to change a Harlow coffee shop into a restaurant. The application refers to Esquires coffee shop in the Water Gardens. This application intends for the change of use of the E(a) Use Class (Café) into…

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A HARLOW woman has been banned from driving for refusing to take a breath test. Diane Wake, aged 56, of Great Brays, Harlow was banned for the following at Chelmsford magistrates court. On June 30th, 2021 at Harlow when suspected of having driven a vehicle…

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A HARLOW pensioner is set to stand trial over an allegation of harassment. George Abraham, aged 78, of Rectory Field, Harlow has been charged with the following. Between July 21st, 2020 and November 25th at Harlow you pursued a course of conduct which amounted to…

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BODY Fresh Fitness based at Latton Park, the home of Harlow Rugby Club hosted a Throwdown at the weekend. Throwdowns are basically a series of physical challenges done in teams. They test the individual but also encourage team work. As you can see from the…