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A NEW pattern of wards is being developed for Harlow District Council.  The Local Government Boundary Commission has decided that the number of councillors in Harlow should be 33, the same as now. The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and organisations think about their local area.  A 10 week consultation inviting proposals will run until 18 July 2022.  Current wards…

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ON Sunday May 8th, a team of 23 very brave HTS Group Ltd and Rhodar employees abseiled down the ArcelorMittal Orbit. 80 metres above the ground! The team were very lucky with the weather as it was a beautiful sunny day. They jointly raised over…

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ST Clare Hospice is holding its first Palliative Care Conference on 14th September at the Manor of Groves Hotel in Hertfordshire. Dr Qamar Abbas, Medical Director at St Clare Hospice said, “We are delighted to be holding this exciting event and look forward to welcoming a…

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ESSEX Police has confirmed that they are investigating a report of a hate incident in Harlow. Police are investigating after a newly-elected Harlow councillor was accused of sharing “racist” comments on social media. An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We are investigating one report of a…

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TV STAR Jeff Brazier is set to host an Introduction to Wellness Picnic on on Saturday in Harlow. At the beginning of this year, Jeff made a pledge to commit 500 hours of his time to the community, offering free workshops in local venues. His…

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AS part of a catch up on different plans for Harlow, we turn our attention to Purford Green. Last year, plans were approved for 35 homes in Purford Green, on land that was formerly part of the school. Soon after, the lorries rolled in and…

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A HAUL of Class A drugs worth about £1m has been stopped from reaching the streets of Essex. Charlie Lancaster, 38, was driving a black Renault Master van on the A13 at Stanford-le-Hope on Tuesday 22 February when he was stopped by roads officers as…

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THE Women’s Tour, Britain’s longest running international stage race for women, will visit Harlow for the first time this June as the town hosts stage two of the race. Tuesday 7 June will see the second stage of the UCI Women’s WorldTour event starting and…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon is spearheading a new parliamentary campaign to end the increasingly long waiting times that consumers face when trying to get through to utility and service provider companies. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country wait upwards of 45 minutes to…

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A QUARTER of households in Harlow have less than £30 per month disposable income, Essex County Council data has concluded. A round table discussion partly prompted as a response to concerns from GPs in West Essex, heard of an increase in patients presenting with health…

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ATTENDEES at this week’s Opportunity Harlow event were given a fascinating, and somewhat startling, insight into data protection and cyber-attacks, including the methods used, and weaknesses exploited by hackers. Cyber-attacks are the single largest risk to businesses Our expert speakers from Raytheon UK and Digital…

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RESIDENTS will be given the right to vote on proposed extensions to properties in their area, as part of planning reforms aimed at giving communities more say reports then BBC. But the new Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, published on Wednesday, scraps controversial proposals to…

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THE Prince of Wales, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, has today opened a new session of Parliament and set out the Government’s agenda for the year ahead. The speech’s opening line stressed the Government’s commitment to “grow and strengthen the economy and help…

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Update: 1900 hrs Mr Lorenzini has stood down as a councillor. There will be a by-election in Bush Fair ward in due course. A Harlow Council spokesperson said: “Marco Lorenzini has resigned as councillor for the Bush Fair Ward with immediate effect”  ========================== A reminder of…

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A MAN is set to stand trial accused of the theft of over £3,000 from a house in Newhall. Michael Pandeli, aged 29, of Nursery Road, Nazeing has been charged with the following. On November 23rd, 2021, having entered as a trespasser, a dwelling on…

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ON Thursday 28th April 2022, Stewards Academy was delighted to hold the first Presentation Evening for three years. The evening celebrated the successes of pupils across all year groups. Tutor Awards were given in acknowledgement of pupils’ development, progress, commitment, and hard work. Subject and…