E-fit issued of street robbery suspect

POLICE officers in Harlow have issued an EFit of a man they want to identify in connection with a street robbery in Hodings Road, Harlow on April 9.

JUST before 11pm a man approached the 51 year old man from Sawbridgeworth near the Willow Beauty pub, demanding he hand over cash. After being threatened by the man with a pint glass the victim handed over £10.

Reachback reaching out at The Square

REACHBACK formed in 2009 and immediately set to work in writing fresh Pop-Rock tracks. After releasing their first single ‘Butterflies’ in 2010, which aired on Absolute Radio, Reachback went on to share the stage with acts including McFly, Scouting For Girls, Mayday Parade, Forever The Sickest Kids and many more. Reachback released two singles; Without You’ which went straight into the Total Rock Radio playlist, and resulted in Reachback being named Unsigned Band Of The Week by Sarah Champion of Absolute Radio, and ‘No One Else’ which caught the ear of Radio 1 and Kerrang! Magazine.

Greater Anglia improvement pledge welcomed

THE announcement includes the major refurbishment of intercity trains used on the Great Eastern Main Line (which runs between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford and London), including improvements to seats, lighting and toilet facilities. An additional 1600 standard seats are also being provided on weekday intercity services on the Great Eastern Main Line.

Ed Byrne draws St Clare’s raffle inside a big yellow ball!

COMEDIAN Ed Byrne dived into a yellow zorb to draw the winning ticket for the St Clare Spring Raffle, which has raised a record-breaking £32,251.
Submerged in more than 32,000 tickets, the Irish funnyman pulled Vera Morley’s name from the giant inflatable as St Clare staff, volunteers, patients and guests gathered in the Hospice courtyard to watch.

Cyclist mugged in Bush Fair

A 19-year-old man from Harlow was riding a mountain bike at around 5.45pm when he was approached by a man who pulled his jacket, knocking him off his bike. Whilst he was on the ground he was punched and kicked by another man. His wallet containing a large sum of cash fell out of his pocket. His attackers ran off with it as well as taking his blue and yellow mountain bike.

Police boss issues guidance on use of Tasers in Harlow

Mr Alston said: “Our police officers are selected and trained to exert authority and restore order to situations without the use of force, as far as possible. However, for our police to keep communities safe, there will be occasions when it is necessary for officers to use reasonable and proportionate force. Sometimes that force will be needed to protect the wider community.

Get back into sport at Paringdon Sports and Social Club

THE partnership has developed Get Back into Football which aims to get people aged over 25 and not currently playing football back into the game. Sessions only cost £1 and interested participants just turn up and play at Paringdon Sports and Social Club every Saturday morning from 10.30am until midday.

Appeal for witnesses after dispute on Tillwicks Road

DETECTIVES in Harlow are appealing for anyone who was in Tillwicks Road, Harlow around 2.30pm on Friday, April 4 and may have witnessed an incident where two women, one older than the other, with a two year old child, were in a dispute with two men who got out of a black medium sized car.

Harlow man wanted after non-appearance at court.

Ricky Sheridan, 34, was last known to be living in Upper Mealines, Harlow. He failed to appear at North Essex Magistrates Court on November 11, 2013, to answer a charge of theft. He is also suspected of committing other thefts in Harlow in September and October 2013 where goods totalling over £200.

An appeal to Harlow’s residents associations..

YOUR HARLOW was started up in 2013 through an award from the Carnegie Trust. Our mission statement was to increase the amount of news delivered to the residents of Harlow. It is going to take us a while but we would, eventually, like to get back to the halcyon days of the Harlow Gazette and Citizen which had over 100 stories a week.

Harlow man charged over six car collision on Harbert Road

A MAN from Harlow has been charged with driving offences following a collision in Harbert Road, Harlow on January 31 involving six cars. James DODGE, aged 39 from Felmongers, Harlow is charged with aggravated vehicle taking and property damage; using a motor vehicle without insurance and driving without a licence. He has been bailed to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on April 24.

Free East fun as the Harvey centre launches Kids’ club

STRUGGLING for ideas to keep the little ones entertained this Easter – without breaking the bank? Fear not – The Harvey Centre, Harlow’s top shopping destination, is launching its first ever Kids’ Club. Complete with new mascot, Harvey The Hippo, the Harvey Centre Kids’ Club will launch on 19 April with a host of free Easter workshops and activities – and continue with a programme of fun and educational events throughout the year.

A blizzard of fun at The Wizard of Oz

A PACKED Harlow audience was treated to a wonderful performance of The Wizard of Oz at the Harlow Playhouse. This reporter took their grand-daughter (aged five) along to the show and she loved every single minute of it.

Harlow woman fined over £500 for one dropped cigarette

LITTERING has proven costly for one Harlow resident who has been fined £200 and order to pay over £300 in costs. On the 25th November 2013 Natasha Watts of The Readings was caught throwing a cigarette butt onto the floor and failed to pick it up. She was approached by members of Harlow Council’s Community Safety Team and was given a fixed penalty notice of £80 for the offence.

Back to the Eighties for Midnight Walk

IT was the decade of shoulder pads, power dressing and big hair…and on Saturday, June 28 we will be going back to the 80s for St Clare Hospice’s annual Midnight Walk. Eighties mania took over the Hastingwood-based Hospice on Friday (April 4) when the fundraising team pulled on their neon tutus and leg warmers to […]

Residents and businesses urged to have say on Harlow’s future

RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged to have their say on where new homes and new jobs could be created for Harlow as part of the preparation of the new Local Development Plan. The consultation, which starts on Monday 14 April 2014, will ask for views on five different examples for how new housing developments could be accommodated within Harlow and possible locations outside Harlow. All examples protect Harlow’s existing green spaces as much as they can.

The first day of a new career for Harlow ambulance recruits

THE next generation of life-savers have begun their new careers in the classroom this week with the start of the student paramedic course. Twenty-two new recruits headed to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s (EEAST’s) Hellesdon offices in Norwich today (Monday) to begin their new lives as students.

“Domestic abuse is an absolute priority” says police boss.

THE ESSEX Police and Crime Commissioner, Nick Alston has pledged, in his annual report to continue to place domestic violence at the top of his agenda.
Mr Alston said: Every day, Essex Police deal with over 80 incidents of domestic abuse. Whilst real progress has been made over the past 12 months, nevertheless the HMIC report shows that more work needs to be done to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are identified earlier and kept safe from harm.

Halfon’s hundreds take to the streets in Harlow Road Trip

WELL, he said they would come and they certainly did. Legions of the Conservative Future from London, Manchester, Cambridge and Cardiff came to flood the town in support of Harlow MP, Robert Halfon. Mr Halfon spent the morning on the Broad Walk in the High, discussing matters and distributing the Harlow Sun. He was joined by Vicky Ford MEP.

Ofsted impressed by Abbotsweld’s progress

ABLY supported by the assistant headteachers, you have reviewed your raising attainment plan to reflect the key priorities identified during the inspection. The plan works in alignment with a clear monitoring timetable and detailed weekly plans. Together these ensure all staff know what is happening when and understand what is expected of them.