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THOUSANDS of people who bought leasehold homes from the housing developer Countryside Properties will be freed from costly contract terms, following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority reports The Guardian. The CMA, which has been looking into the practice by Countryside and other property…

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IT was a quiet week for Harlow with a total of 798 vaccines issued in the past seven days. That brings a total of 114,899 compared to 114,101 vaccinations the previous week. Once again well done to all those involved in the whole operation. The…

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THE HARLOW Wombles are wombling down to Nicholls Field on Saturday morning. There are two big fields and copses to clean up so all help would be much appreciated. They do a great job and recently won the latest round of Harlow Soup. Hopefully, see…

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THE first Covid booster vaccines have been given to NHS staff in England and Wales as part of plans to extend protection for millions this winter. Jabs will be offered to the over 50s, health and care workers and younger adults with certain health conditions.…

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AT the Full Council meeting this evening, the new Conservative Council is set to deliver on their long standing pledge about development on the border of Harlow.  The Harlow Conservatives have campaigned against development to the south and west of Harlow since the idea was first posed…

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A PLANNING application for 82 new homes in Wych Elm has been rejected by the Harlow Council’s planning committee. The crux of the matter for councillors seemed to be the lack of parking bays for residents. The agenda item began with a general overview presented…

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COMPETITIVE school sport has made a welcome return in Harlow as St Mark’s travelled to St Nicholas’ for a Netball tournament in Old Harlow on Wednesday afternoon. There was a great atmosphere down at St Nicholas’ as the teams played a number of very competitive…

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THE HARLOW Wombles have been given a cash boost after winning funds at Harlow Soup. Harlow Soup basically works like this: Four organisations make representations as to why they would like a little bit of funding. They do this in first of an assembled group…

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ONE of the most ambitious aspects of the new Sir Frederick Gibberd College (SFG) is their sixth form. It really signifies the ambition in the school and will surely herald a new era in sixth form education in Harlow. Earlier this week, we sat down…

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A MAN and two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a collision in Harlow. An Audi was reported to have been seen driving at speed in the drive-thru outside McDonald’s in Edinburgh Way, just before 11.30pm on Saturday 28 August. It is believed a…

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HARLOW Running Club had 14 runners at the Takeley 10k, a hilly trail race around the Essex village. First home was Rob Scott in 26th place out of 351 finishers in 45min 12sec. He was followed by Vicky Steadman 57th in 48.08, Paul Dixon 62nd…

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Southern League Central Division Harlow Town 4 v 1 Biggleswade HARLOW Town made it three victories in a row with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Biggleswade. Goals by Junior Dadson (17), Marcus Marku (17), Joshua Steele (38) and Hector Mackie (58) secured all three points…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital figures; the…

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HARLOW Council would like to hear residents’ views on new planning policies it wishes to adopt as it consults on its Design Guide. In particular, views are invited on building heights in the town centre, privacy and overlooking, amenity space, householder guidance and climate change.…

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THE Government’s plan to ban the installation of new gas boilers will leave 2.1 million East of England homes with huge bills and potentially weeks of disruption, says GMB Union.  The Government is reportedly planning on banning new gas boiler installations from 2035 – although it is rumoured that the…

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YOGA on Prescription is a programme which supports NHS patients to gain self-care skills by learning yoga breathing, relaxation and mindfulness techniques. For NHS patients: • with stress, anxiety or mild to moderate depression • at risk of Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease •…