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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. 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 Alexandra Hospital figures; the…

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HARLOW College officially opened its new town centre Salon to the general public with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by local MP Robert Halfon. The Salon is situated on East Gate in the former Citizens Advice Bureau building. Robert, along with members of the public,…

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THE family of a Harlow father-of-two who died from asbestos-related cancer are continuing to appeal to his former workmates for information that may help determine how he fell ill. Terry Coombes was diagnosed with mesothelioma in October 2019. A terminal cancer of the lining of…

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HARLOW Council has agreed a plan to deal with the issue of street drinking in Harlow. The issue of street drinking is one that has negatively affected the perception of the town centre and other areas within Harlow. It is a complex problem, which is…

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PATIENTS who have been diagnosed with a fracture will be reviewed at the new virtual fracture clinic at The Princess Alexandra Hospital. Some patient injuries will require a specialist follow-up review at our virtual fracture clinic, following their initial attendance at the emergency department with…

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A CHELMSFORD man has been jailed for six months after admitting to racially abusing a vulnerable member of the Harlow community.  Officers responded to reports of a hate crime, where a man had been verbally and racially abused at the Water Gardens shortly before midnight…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has slammed universities for not preparing students for the world of work, as he backed calls for tuition fee refunds if students did not receive face-to-face teaching. Speaking at a fringe event hosted by the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) at…

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ONE hundred and ninety young footballers from all over the county braved the wind and rain on Saturday to take part in [email protected], a tournament organised by Essex Police. The 19 teams faced off in two 7-a-side competitions for 13 to 14-year-olds and 15 to…

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THE £20-a-week increase to universal credit, brought in to support those on low incomes during the pandemic, is being withdrawn today (Wednesday). The government says that higher wages, rather than taxpayer-funded benefit rises, will be the better option as the country emerges from Covid restrictions.…

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A MAN is set to stand trial over a number of alleged indecent assaults from thirty years ago. Gary Staines, aged 65, of Marks Hall, Mark Hall Lane, Essex faces ten charges. They include: Between May 10th and July 10th, 1991, in Harlow, indecently assaulted,…

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A HARLOW man has pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs. Michael Underwood, aged 41, of Pennymead, Harlow pled to the following at Chelmsford magistrates court. On March 2nd, 2021, in Harlow on the A414, drove a Ford Transit van when…

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ESSEX Police are set to host an Open Day for Harlow Police Cadets. The event is set to take place on Saturday October 9th between 11am and 2pm at the Harlow Study Centre off Waterhouse Moor in Harlow. There will be free parking in St…

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MEMBERS of Harlow Labour have expressed their outrage that the company that runs Terminus House is one of sth main sponsors of the Harlow Town Centre Awards. There are 14 award categories varying from Retailer of the Year, Community & Voluntary Organisation or Project of…

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WHILE thousands of parents and guardians were waving off their young adults to university last month, it reminded Mick and Pauline Davis of their own situation. They started fostering after their own children left the family home but regret not fostering sooner. Essex County Council…

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COUNCILS across Essex are making progress in securing homes for Afghan refugee families now resident in the county, a new Afghan Refugee Housing Task Force has heard. The Task Force was set up last month to ensure that suitable, sustainable housing is found for Afghan…

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PEOPLE most at risk from COVID-19 in Hertfordshire and west Essex are being invited by the NHS to have a ‘booster’ vaccine.   Following new guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), booster vaccines are being offered to people who had their…