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HUNDREDS of children and young people from across the Harlow area are to benefit from the development of an exciting partnership between Mark Hall Sports Centre and Norwich City Football Club’s Regional Development Programme (RDP). The partnership will see Mark Hall Sports Centre become an…

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A HARLOW pensioner is set to stand trial over an allegation of harassment. George Abraham, aged 78, of Rectory Field, Harlow has been charged with the following. Between July 21st, 2020 and November 25th at Harlow you pursued a course of conduct which amounted to…

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A NEW memorial has been unveiled in Harlow to remember the victims of the pandemic reports ITV News. The tribute was revealed to the public for the first time on Wednesday morning at Parndon Wood Cemetery.  It was designed by Camilla Fitzjohn who won a…

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Pizza, beer pong, music… The St Clare Summer Party is here! THURSDAY night is the new Friday night! On Thursday 29th July, we’re hosting our very own St Clare Summer party at the locally-loved and renowned nationwide Redchurch Brewery. You’re invited to come from 5pm! Please…

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THE Police Federation of England and Wales says it no longer has confidence in the Home Secretary after branding a bitterly opposed pay freeze for officers as “the final straw”. Priti Patel has confirmed police officers earning more than £24,000 would be hit by the freeze. Those…

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SUPERMARKET depot workers and food manufacturers will be exempt from quarantine rules as the government tries to prevent food supply problems. The move comes after the rising number of retail workers being forced to self-isolate was beginning to affect the availability of some products. The…

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ESSEX Highways’ crews have surfaced over 110 miles of road, the length of a return journey from West Mersea to Harlow, in the seven months of 2021 so far. Crews used a variety of different surfacing techniques appropriate to each road section. Various processes were…

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THE number of vaccines issued in Harlow improved after last week’s dip when just 866 were issued. There were 2,682 vaccines issued. Most weeks, the number of vaccines issued has been anywhere between 3 and 4,000. There were 647 first vaccines. There were 2,035 second…

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SUPERMARKETS Sainsbury’s, Iceland and Co-op have revealed they are suffering stock shortages as concerns grow about the impact of the so-called “pingdemic” reports Sky News. Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket, said it “might not always have” products customers want while Iceland revealed it was also…

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CORONAVIRUS rates are around a third higher in men – likely to be related to the impact of Euro 2020, says Essex’s director of public health. The average infection rate in Essex in men is 550 per 100,000 – compared to 420 per 100,000 in…

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By Local Democracy Reporter A MORE targeted vaccination programme is to be rolled out in west Essex given that the area has lower vaccination rates. Around 75 per cent of people have received their first dose in Harlow – with 57 per cent having received…

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By Local Democracy Reporter RETAIL buildings and offices in Harlow town centre will be protected against “horrendous” residential developments from next summer, the district council has announced. Cabinet and opposition members were united in their approval of new Article 4 directions for The Pinnacles, Templefields,…

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Update: 1030 hrs: Kerry-Louise has been found POLICE are appealing for the public’s help to trace a teenage girl who has gone #missing from #Sawbridgeworth. Kerry-Louise, known as Louise, aged 16, was last seen at her home address at around 10.30pm on Wednesday (21 July).…

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Nurses and other NHS workers in England have been offered a 3% pay rise by government ‘in recognition of unique impact of the pandemic’ on staff reports the BBC. It comes after heavily criticised proposals made by the Department for Health and Social Care in…

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A HARLOW man has been charged with stealing a vehicle. Jack Marks,, aged 27, of Sycamore Field, Harlow has been charged with the following. On 15th July 2020 at Harlow, without the consent of the owner or other lawful authority, took a Volvo for the…

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HARLOW’S paddling pools are gearing up for their official summer opening on Thursday 22 July as national restrictions are cautiously eased as part of the Government’s roadmap. What’s more, they are coming back with a number of important improvements, carried out by the HTS Group,…