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A WAR HERO RETURNS HOME Albert and Elsie Rodriguez celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August 1983. Many may remember Albert from Rods Cycle and Toys in The Stow but Albert had a remarkable story. He fought for the French resistance in WW2. He was…

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A HARLOW councillor joined members of Harlow Trades Council (HTC) to picket the Mead Park depot of Kier Harlow in their dispute with Kier Services over a dispute over alleged delays to salary payments. Councillor Waida Forman, a Unison branch secretary, joined the picket line…

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ON SUNDAY 28 July, Tim Harrold of Thurrock Arts – who recently showed his ‘assemblage’ sculptures at the High House Barns in Purfleet as part of the local Art Trail – visited the Parndon Mill artists’ studios in Harlow with his wife Vera. This open…

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A PREGNANT woman was involved in a road traffic collision involving an ambulance. The collision took place on the Epping Road near to the Hastingwood roundabout on Friday morning. Update: Firefighters released the woman by 11:12hrs using one set of cutting equipment. Crews also gave…

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TRAVEL plans for commuters were thrown into chaos on Friday morning due to an overhead line fault in Cheshunt. From 0600 onwards, trains from Harlow cannot get any further than the Hertfordshire station. The disruption was expected to last until 1530 hours. A spokesperson for…

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THE HARLOW District Chamber of Commerce and the Harlow Star have joined forces to re-launch the Harlow Business Awards. Nominations open on Augusst 1st and close on August 31st. The categories are: Business Innovation Which company’s initiative in terms of innovation, research and development has…

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MAY Bell, a shopper from Deal in Kent, has been crowned as the winner of the Elite Model Look UK Competition 2013, a nationwide search to find a new modelling superstar. Having attended an open casting day at intu Lakeside, May has won an Elite…

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POLICE would like to speak with this man about a theft from a shop in Harlow. A man walked into the Co-op, in the High Street, and taken some meat from the fridge. He has then left making no attempt to pay at about 12.45pm…

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By Jo O’Reilly AS we come to the end of out first month at YourHarlow, we thought we stop for a minute and look at: Five reasons to be grateful you live in Harlow. Access to Nature If you want to get away from it…

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KIER Harlow has achieved an impressive one million accident free man-hours as part of its ongoing zero AIR (accident incident rate) initiative, designed to send every operative home safely at the end of each working day. The company has a long-standing focus on health &…

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ESSEX County Council (ECC) had a very positive and constructive meeting with the Highways Agency this week, in which the development of the major trunk roads across Essex was discussed. ECC and the Highways Agency have agreed to establish regular meetings with other partner organisations,…

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IN AN echo of (the then) prime minister Gordon Brown’s statement of ‘British jobs for British workers”, Harlow Council leader, Mark Wilkinson told the full council meeting on Thursday night that he was committed to a policy of ‘Harlow homes for Harlow people.” Cllr Wilkinson…

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OF ALL THE bad luck in the world! We have had a heatwave for two weeks apart from a two hour window when the heavens opened in Harlow. That happened to be the two hours that rained on Mamma Mia’s parade in the town park.…

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THE SUN SHONE AND the crowds flocked to Barrows Farm for a fantastic day of entertainment. The event saw the launch of the new 3G pitch but in many ways, it was also laying great community roots in the town as young footballers, star footballers,…

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POLICE are renewing their appeal for information following a series of indecent assaults against young women in Harlow. Two sexual assaults on Kiln Lane in the Church Langley area of the town were originally reported to police, with the first happening at 12:30pm on Monday,…

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THE Year 7 and 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, have seen their work published in a book which has now gone on sale. The second Burnt Mill Academy anthology features work from those students who could benefit from some extra…