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TICKETS began selling fast when the Essex Book Festival Box Office opened on 6 January. Appearances by big names such as Joanna Trollope and Rageh Omaar, Terry Waite and Ann Widdecombe are very popular and once more Essex is proving itself to be a county…

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FRESH from total sell-out tours of Australia and New Zealand, as well as winning The Critics Award 2013 at the Perth International Festival, Stephen K Amos is back on the road throughout the UK this year with his brand new show The Spokesman. He will…

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THE ESSEX WINTER Games are coming to Harlow. The event at Harlow Leisure Zone will see one thousand young people from Essex compete across a range of sports including Badminton, Indoor Rowing, Table Cricket, Basketball and Table Tennis. THE festival will be opened by Rio…

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THE LOCK Climbing Wall at Harlow held its official relaunch to the public over the weekend (11-12 January) – with help from star climber Johnny Dawes. The ‘stone monkey’, as he is nicknamed, held climbing masterclasses throughout the day and delivered a talk in the…

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Beccles 15 v 5 Harlow HARLOW have had a weak away record all season and again on Saturday they lost a game which was well within their reach. They were handicapped by a number of team changes. Although the players who came in were all…

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PUPPY love is in the air at St Clare Hospice now that registration is officially open for our annual Winter Walkies. St Clare housekeeper Zoe Almond, husband Michael and their seven adorable mutts will be among the walkers and their canine companions taking part in…

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HARLOW Running Club hosted the second round of the East Herts and West Essex Cross Country League on a cold Sunday morning over a five mile course on the fields and woods between Newhall and Church Langley. After a clear night there were some icy…

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SCHOOLCHILDREN will be swapping their usual uniform to snuggle in their sleepwear for St Clare Hospice’s second annual Onesie Week. As part of the fundraising campaign from February 10 to 16, we are once again inviting local schools and youth groups, such as the Brownies…

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WHAT memories I have of Harlow town centre, and oh my! how it has changed since being taken up there as a little boy around the late 1960′s and early 70′s! Well, for starters one massive change I think that strikes you now, is the…

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By Nishall Garala Working life YES, it is incredibly important to have a job, so you can pay the bills, buy necessary items, and most importantly to enjoy yourself. Many people have a job for the sake of for a long term period, and I…

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SOMEWHERE in Harlow, six houses are happily sitting down to watching black and white television. Figures released by TV Licensing have revealed that there are still six licences in existence in Harlow. There are now fewer than 12,000 sets now in use nationwide. In 2000,…

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RSPCA Stort Valley Branch is launching a free spaying scheme in an effort to reduce the huge number of stray and unwanted pregnant cats. The charity says last year was one of the worst on record and the situation is now at “crisis point”, with…

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by Jo O’Reilly ON Thursday night the Gibberd Gallery hosted a private viewing of British photographer, James Smith’s latest photography collection ‘London Overspill’. Guests were invited to look around the exhibition before The Gibberd Galley’s Corrina Dunlea, introduced Harlow MP Robert Halfon to say a…

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THE highly successful show, Live at the Playhouse returns with another phenomenal line-up of cutting edge comedy on Saturday 8th February 2014. The unique line-up includes the legendary Adam Bloom, unconventional Keith Fernan, magician and comedian Pete Firman, and the fantastic Matthew Osborn. The evening…

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AN EXHIBITION of the work of artist, James Smith is set to be launched tonight (Jan 9th) at the Gibberd Gallery. Harlow is the third architectural context surveyed by artist James Smith as part of London Overspill. Having already taken in the hybrid cityscapes of…

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HARLOW Climbing Wall officially relaunches as The Lock this weekend, 11-12 January, at a free launch event open to all, featuring legendary climber Johnny Dawes. The facility has been fully renovated to include: • A new heating and air-conditioning system, maintaining an optimum comfortable temperature…