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HARLOW Art Trust today announced Barbara Hepworth’s Contrapuntal Forms sculpture will be included in the most expansive exhibition of the artist’s work in more than 45 years. Barbara Hepworth is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. The piece not only…

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THERE is a far corner of Harlow that never forgets those who gave their lives in all the wars. Saturday marked the 76th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. We will all be aware of the tremendous celebrations in Harlow last year as it…

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DURING lockdown, the Heads of the Ethnic minority pupil voice (EMPV) group and Ms. Mohamed launched the Show Racism the Red Card Competition.  The competition encouraged young people from Stewards Academy to produce creative work with an original anti-racism theme. Students produced work in a wide…

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COMPOSER and singer, Eliza Flower was born in Harlow on April 19th, 1803. Her most famous work is The singer and composer is best known for writing the music for “Nearer, My God, to Thee”. The hymn is well known, among other uses, as the…

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WITH all students returning to Stewards Academy this week, staff decided it was time to give the corridors a spring clean. As you can see from the photos, they have created an EMPV (Ethnic Minority Pupil Voice) display; a Remembrance display to remember the brave…

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THE Chair of Harlow Council, Councillor Maggie Hulcoop, has written to Buckingham Palace expressing Harlow’s condolences and sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family following the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The letter, which has been…

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Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, has paid a special and personal tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, in a ‘Humble Address to be presented to Her Majesty the Queen’ in the House of Commons. Mr Halfon said he “felt real sadness at the passing…

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A HARLOW resident write to us as he wanted to pay tribute to Harlow Scouts. George Burnside said: “I walked past the scout hut at the top of School Lane earlier today and saw that they were taking their Easter fence display down. 1st Great…

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THE Duke of Edinburgh will be transported to his funeral in a Land Rover he helped to design, and believed to have been sold by a specialist dealership in Harlow reports cardealermagazine.co.uk The vehicle is believed to be a modified Defender 130 Gun Bus, which…

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AT MIDDAY today, the bells rang out across the country to mark the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Small groups gathered outside a number of churches around Harlow to mark the occasion of his death at the age of 99. YH filmed the ringing…

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WE think the Duke of Edinburgh visited Harlow on at least two occasions. Both tours appeared to be an opportunity to showcase the virtues of the New Town. This would be only seven years after the New Towns Act. By 1952, much of Harlow was…

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TRIBUTES have been paid after the Duke of Edinburgh passed away, aged 99. Councillor Maggie Hulcoop, Chair of Harlow Council, said: “Today is a sad day for our country. Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt sympathies go out to Her Majesty and the Royal Family following…

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TODAY Essex Police joins the country in mourning following the sad passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. As a mark of respect to The Duke, flags on all police stations across Essex will fly at half-mast in tribute to The Duke, who…

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WITH gratitude to God almighty, the entire Abraham family and extended family, with regret, announce the summoning to glory, the passing of their patriarch and mentor Mr Olivert Kwesi Anfo Abraham of Harlow, aged 81 years. Mr Olivert Abraham passed away peacefully in Princess Alexandra…

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STEWARDS Academy are currently developing a small outside area of the school into a Remembrance Garden to remember past staff and students.  Their amazing site staff have excavated the area and removed around 30 tonnes of soil. They have created a trench around the outside…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has paid tribute to the former chair of Harlow Council Tony Hall, who has p[assed away. Mr Halfon said: “I am so very sad to hear that former Harlow Conservative Councillor Tony Hall has passed away. When I was selected as…