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HARLOW council tax bills may bear set to soar. The average Band D household will pay £250 a year more in council tax by 2027-28 because of the government decision to allow local authorities to increase it by 5% without referendum. Harlow’s Council tax bills…

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WITH the chancellor of the exchequer, Jeremy Hunt issuing his November statement, YH is inviting Harlow businesses’ to respond. Firstly, Emma Robson of Stort Valley Spirits AS a small, Harlow based company, it is disappointing that today’s budget announcement doesn’t specifically offer support to small…

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HELP with energy costs has been extended for all households, but at a less generous level, meaning millions will still face higher bills reports the BBC. The bill for a typical household will rise to £3,000 in April, from £2,500 now, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced.…

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JEROUNDS Primary Academy has been praised by Ofsted as a school that is Good in all areas – confirming its transformation since joining NET Academies Trust. The school was known as Jerounds Community Primary School when it was last inspected by Ofsted in 2017, when…

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A UKRAINIAN refugee who moved to Harlow has made an appeal after her daughter lost her phone. Lyna said: “On Saturday 12th of November, my 14-year-old daughter Kate lost her smartphone Samsung Galaxy J6. It is white and in white plastic case. That day in…

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ENTERPRISE Rent-A-Car will recruit 1,454 graduates across its regional network of more than 450 UK rental branches over the next 12 months. It is also recruiting 450 undergraduates for 12-month industrial placements in retail, HR, revenue management, legal and marketing teams. The campaign has been…

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0730 hrs: Disruption between Stansted and Liverpool Street after lorry hits level crossing at Cheshunt https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-information/live-departure-arrival-boards?station=HWN

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AS part of the ongoing work to tackle the threat of knife crime officers from Harlow’s Community Policing Team joined staff at Harlow College to raise awareness as part of Operation Sceptre week.  Operation Sceptre is a week-long targeted approach across all 44 police forces in England and Wales…

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THE Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex is shining the spotlight on Restorative Justice next week to as part of Restorative Justice Week 2022. The Essex Restorative and Mediation Service, based within the PFCC’s office, works with people who have been involved in conflict,…

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FOOD prices are rising at their fastest rate for 45 years, with the cost of basics such as milk, cheese and eggs surging reports BBC. Food price inflation hit 16.2% in the year to October, up from 14.5% in September, latest figures show. Energy and fuel…

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FIVE Acres residents were celebrating a major victory after it was announced that Harlow Council has made the decision to stop major refurbishment works to flats at Five Acres. The issue has been the subject of public questions at the council’s Cabinet and Full Council…

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LAST week, we told you all about brave Quinn’s battle against cancer (see below). As part of the on-going fundraising, there is now a charity fundraiser at The Cock Inn Pub in Harlow. Please help us out to raise donations to support the event or…

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ESSEX Police is appealing for witnesses following a theft at the EE phone Store in Harlow yesterday. A spokesperson: “We were called to the store on Edinburgh Way shortly before 1pm yesterday (15 November) following reports of a theft. The suspects entered the store and…

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START: Thurrock is seeking a part time Marketing and Communications Manager to develop and deliver a compelling communications strategy that conveys our vision for a community-led cultural programme and fosters wide-spread public engagement in culture.    This role is about growing local audiences for culture and…

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WHEN four Harlow power workers decided to raise money with a charity walk they aimed high – as high as the top of a mountain!! The UK Power Networks colleagues enjoyed taking part in a 22-mile walk two years ago, but they felt they needed…

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ADULT education provider, ACL Essex, is launching a range of Christmas courses this December, from wreathmaking to festive pottery classes to help people of Harlow get crafty and make their own presents and decorations. For a chance to develop pottery skills and make small Christmas…