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A FUNDRAISING page has been started up after a Harlow families home was partly destroyed by fire. Charlotte Hardy’s sister, Katy returned home on Tuesday to find the fire brigade had put put a fire in their first floor bedroom of their home in The…

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IT seems to have started with one man concerned with litter in Rectory Field but now there are Harlow Wombles all over town! Community-minded Barry Beaton started to do regular litter picks near his home. He then started a Facebook page called Harlow Wombles, where…

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ALMOST two thirds of adults in Essex are living with obesity or are currently overweight, but one local weight management programme provider has been recognised with a national award for its innovative approach to tackling the obesity challenge. MoreLife was crowned Primary Care Network, GP…

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IN the hope of attracting new players for the coming season, Harlow Tekkers Football Club are hosting a free open day for players of all abilities in school year 5.  Football Open Day Sunday 4th April10am – 12pm School Year 5 Free of chargeLocation: St…

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THE transgender flag is flying outside our Chelmsford Headquarters today (Wednesday 31 March) to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility. Chief Constable of Essex Police, BJ Harrington, said: “This is a really important day to celebrate our transgender colleagues and the diversity of Essex’s local…

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BARRINGTON’S Funeral Directors are a relatively new company but in a short space of time, they have shown a great commitment to the local community. You may recall their wonderful Santa sleigh ride through Harlow at Christmas. They now have an Easter Bunny Competition. Full…

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THE success of the UK’s vaccination programme means the number of countries on the travel ‘green list’, could be more than doubled without putting public health at risk, research ahead of the Government’s Global Travel Taskforce report shows. A study carried out by Oxera and Edge…

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IT was great to travel around the town and see so much sport being played in Harlow. This was being done as Monday March 29th was one of the key stepping stones in the government’s route map out of lockdown. There was plenty of new…

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TWO midwives from The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust have taken part in Giovanna Fletcher’s, Happy Mum, Happy Baby: The Virtual Meetup. Gloria Annor Machado, Labour Ward manager (top left), and Anna Croot, fetal monitoring midwife (top right) joined star Emma Willis in a virtual…

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WEST Essex and East Herts charity, St Clare Hospice, is inviting supporters to get involved in their range of activities this Spring. From their events and volunteering opportunities; to playing their Lottery, taking on a challenge, or connecting through your business – there are so…

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TWO households or groups of up to six people are now able to meet outside in England again as the stay-at-home Covid restrictions order comes to an end reports the BBC. Outdoor sport facilities including tennis courts and golf courses are also reopening, and organised…

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1st Great Parndon Scout Group have once again done Harlow proud withanother colourful fence display. This is their 8th display since scouting ceased face to face meetings a little over a year ago and shows everyone who passes that Scouting is still going strong in our town. Over 100 eggs, decorated by the groups members and their families, are displayed along two sections of their First Avenue base at Snow Farm.  To add a bit of fun to this display they have added questions relating to the designs and yes the answers are there too. This is a great way to entertain adults and children alike whilst taking a walk during the Easter Holiday.

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AS we begin this journey through Holy Week, once again Covid restrictions prevent Heart 4 Harlow from holding it’s annual “Walk with the Cross” through the town centre. However, Hope is on the horizon and many of the town’s churches will be, once again, opening…

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A VERY encouraging question and answer session on the re-opening of Mark Hall Sports Centre was held on Thursday night. It was chaired (remotely) by Harlow MP Robert Halfon but mainly led by BMAT Head of Operations Lucia Glynn. Mrs Glynn was able to lay…

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ON MONDAY night, Arriva cleaners found abandoned fish in a bag on the back of the bus. Like salmon, the staff leapt into action to rescue the two carp. Sadly, one of the carp died but the other survived, in part to the swift action…

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HOLY Cross Academy are fundraising for Brain Tumour Awareness by wearing hats. One of their year 1 students was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour so they thought it would be a great idea to participate in this amazing day by wearing a hat. Lots…