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THIS morning, we published a report by Harlow MP Robert Halfon’s education committee called: “The forgotten: how white working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it” This afternoon, we went to Passmores Academy on Tracyes Road, Harlow to speak to the chief…

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SEVENTY-FIVE incredible young people from schools and colleges in Harlow received their prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards presented at a live digital event last night. The digital event celebrated Achievement Award winners aged 11-25 from Harlow for their contributions to their school/college community. Winners…

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ESSEX Police is investigating an attempted burglary that took place on Sunday 13th June at about 0400hrs. Two males were seen trying a door handle on an address within the area of Rushton Grove in Church Langley, #Harlow. They have a CCTV image of the…

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THE average premium paid to purchase a new build property compared to the price of an existing home in Britain is 29%, new research shows. Overall, the average price of a new build property in the UK is £323,667. The greatest difference in price between…

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WHITE working-class pupils have been badly let down by decades of neglect and muddled policy thinking and only a proper targeted approach will reverse the educational underachievement of this long forgotten disadvantaged group, MPs say today. The Education Committee’s report The forgotten: how White working-class…

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WITH questions hanging over the release from lockdown restrictions, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess…

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TODAY, a short, socially distanced ceremony was held to raise the flag for Armed forces Day, which falls on Saturday 26 June. Armed Forces Day falls on this date each year and both honours and commemorates all those who put their lives on the line,…

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PEREGRINE Livefoods, Europe’s largest specialist wholesaler of reptile products, has officially made the final payment towards becoming a fully independent employee-owned trust reports Pet Business World The latest development comes as founders and co-owners Tim Green and David Perry conclude their four-year exit plan. The…

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A HARLOW man is set to stand trial accused of dealing in heroin and crack cocaine. Connor Shand, aged 29, of Pennymead, Harlow was charged with the following. On March 18th, 2018 at Harlow was concerned in the supplying of a quantity of “crack” cocaine,…

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THE Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of fame, performed for the President of the United States and…

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A NUMBER of issues relating to Harlow and Gilston Garden Town (HGGT) were discussed at a meeting of the Conservative-led Harlow Council Cabinet on Thursday night. The agenda item was led by the portfolio holder for strategic growth, cllr Mike Hardware. The key words for…

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PUPILS are to be regularly weighed in primary schools in England for the first time in 18 months from this September amid fears the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the UK’s child obesity problem reports the Independent. The measurements, designed to alert parents that their children are at risk of…

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THE former portfolio holder for regeneration has welcomed the news that the first tenants are moving into Prentice Place in Harlow. The development and regeneration of the flats above the shops in Potter Street has taken a long time but the furniture lorries had been…

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PRIME Minister Boris Johnson is under pressure to abandon planning reforms after Conservatives at national and local level blamed them for the party’s shock defeat in the Chesham and Amersham by-election. Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Green overturned a 16,000 Conservative majority to win the seat…

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NEW national flexible rail tickets, matching modern working habits and saving passengers hundreds of pounds, will be available to commuters across England from next week. The launch of flexible season tickets is the first step in the reform of the railways, as part of the…

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TAYLOR Wimpey is bringing new homes to Sawbridgeworth this month with the launch of its latest development, Tudor Park.  Tudor Park will be a community of 140 homes, of which 40% will be classed as affordable homes. The new development will also provide a range…