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LAST YEAR, in one of many surprises, the Conservatives took the ward of Netteswell. They won with a majority of 177. But twelve months is a long time in politics and this is now a government under pressure for a variety of reasons. Netteswell has…

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THE NSPCC has today released data and research that paints a worrying picture of the abuse and neglect faced by children. The charity is calling for all of us to get involved in preventing abuse as it reveals details of Childhood Day 2022. In 2021/22…

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CAMPAIGN group Save Our Libraries Essex, SOLE, has responded to Essex County Council’s cabinet last week signing off its new strategy for libraries. The group came together in the autumn of 2018 and successfully campaigned against plans to close a third of Essex’s seventy-four libraries,…

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EVERGREEN Harlow Running and Tri Club member Paulene Galoppi completed the Shakespeare Marathon, at Stratford-upon-Avon, finishing in 365th place out of 377 finishers and 2nd Female Vet 70 in a magnificent 5hrs 35min 16sec, which is a new Female Vet 70 Club Record. In the…

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AT a recent council meeting, it took Toddbrook councillor Tony Edwards around two minutes to ask a supplementary (follow up) questioned. He got heckled but stood his ground. Cllr Edwards was asking the question on behalf of a 92-year-old resident and wanted to do “right…

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A STRONG 3rd X1 welcomed Hornchurch Athletic 3rd X1 to Ash Tree Field on Saturday 23rd April for a 40 Over game. The weather was fair but a bit of wind going across the pitch. As the two captains walked out to the wicket they…

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THE OWNERS of a Church Langley nursery have complained to Ofsted after they branded them “inadequate” after an inspection. The group’s Kiddi Caru Nursery was inspected in February and found to be inadequate due to ‘significant weakness in leadership and management, putting children’s health, safety…

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OVER the last couple of years, we have seen a lot of posts on social media regarding the Harlow Rocks. When you walk around town, you may see these rocks, dotted about the place. So we asked a member of the Harlow Rocks to tell…

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ALL Stories, the mentorship for under-represented writers will be working with Essex & Thurrock Libraries and Essex Book Festival to deliver creative writing workshops to aspiring authors who are interested in writing for children and young adults, during May 2022.  Catherine Coe of All Stories will be…

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New Sculpture Walk for Spring on 30 April HARLOW Arts Trust are delighted to launch our 2022 season of Sculpture Walks by celebrating the return of Barbara Hepworth’s seminal Contrapuntal Forms with a  new guided sculpture walk starting and ending at the Harlow Museum. The walk will…

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LABOUR is calling for an emergency budget to bring forward more measures to tackle the cost of living crisis. Surges in fuel, energy and food prices are hitting people’s pockets, with inflation running at a 30-year high. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told the BBC’s…

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HARLOW 1st XI comfortably overcome the challenge of HEBL Premier Division side Matching Green at Marigolds on Saturday in their final pre-season fixture. A hugely positive performance saw a glut of run scoring from the batsmen whilst Sarfaraz Ahmed once again grabbed the headlines with…

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NOW this is an interesting ward. Last year, it went Conservative. It saw young Dan Swords take out the leader of Harlow Council, Mark Ingall. In our opinion that was down to two reasons: One reason was the Boris bounce and the second was the…

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Sir, I READ with interest the story about Barbara Castle HC and the uninformed comments by the Labour Party Candidate that you also published. One of the major problems that patients of the Barbara Castle HC have had is the lack of communication about what…

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THE OWNER of a popular Indian restaurant has thanked his staff after they attained a Five Star hygiene rating for the eighth year in a row. The Food Hygiene rating is called the Scores on The Doors. The Moonlight Tandoori in Staple Tye got the…

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CAN you help find Elly-May Harvey who is missing from Uttlesford? Elly-May was last seen in the Takeley area at 11.30am on Wednesday 20 April, but she has not been in touch with anyone since. The 14-year-old is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, slim…