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LABOUR were very upset at losing the seat of Mark Hall last year. The Conservatives won by a majority of 494. Six months later, there was a by-election. The Conservatives won again but this time with a majority of just 56. Labour veterans have seen…

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MOST months, Harlow Alliance Party members, Nicholas Taylor and Alan Leverett attend Harlow Council meetings and ask a series of questions. In many ways, Harlow Council should be received that the other 87,298 residents don’t turn up and ask a tricky question of two. But…

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LABOUR MP Liam Byrne has been found to have bullied a former member of staff and will be suspended from the Commons for two days reports the BBC. The ex-Cabinet minister and MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill ostracised a former assistant after a minor office…

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A MURDER investigation has been launched after a young man, possibly in his teens, was stabbed to death in the food court at Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock this afternoon (28 April). Police were called to reports of a man being injured in an assault…

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A VIDEO filmed from inside a bus in Harlow has revealed the possible damage that potholes are doing to vehicles in our town. The video was filmed by transport enthusiast Tendring Trains and Buses. It was titled “Loud Thrash” It seems like a simple journey…

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SAFER Places has been awarded £9,000 to help promote wellbeing through physical activity.  The application was made to the Hertfordshire County Council Physical Activity Grants Programme which offered charities grants of up to £10,000 for projects that support wellbeing through innovative physical activity.   Janet Dalrymple,…

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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…