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CULTURAL organisations across the county have benefited from support through Essex County Council’s Cultural Development Strategic Fund which has awarded £153,500 to eleven organisations. The fund is aimed specifically at the varied cultural organisations who work in Essex by supporting them to deliver exciting programmes…

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ESSEX Police joined forces with Halfords on Saturday in order to promote a key crime prevention measure in car thefts. For a few hours on Saturday afternoon, Halfords and the police put new anti-theft screws on the number plates of cars. There were plenty of…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon, a former education minister and staunch critic of the prime minister, has been elected as chair of the House of Commons education committee. Halfon beat opponents Nick Boles, Tim Loughton, Rehman Chishti, Stephen Metcalfe and Dan Poulter to the top job…

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TEN men from Harlow took on the mighty challenge of the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in 24 hours to raise over £7,000 for Breast Cancer UK. The friends completed the Three Peaks Challenge in memory of Lisa Sheppard (nee Mahoney) who…

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The Gallery at Parndon Mill PICTURE HARLOW 29th June – 6th August Celebrating Harlow being 70 years old this year, the exhibition PICTURE HARLOW which will run from 29th June – 6th August in The Gallery at Parndon Mill, shows paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints…

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SECONDARY schools are being urged to sign up to a lifesaving lesson on October 16th. More than 150,000 children and young people across the country learnt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Restart a Heart Day last year. And teachers are being urged to apply before the…

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ON Saturday 1st July, Matalan at the Water Gardens, Harlow relaunched their store with a grand reopening, unveiling a brand new look. With bigger and brighter displays, and an increased stock package, the store has expanded their range twofold. Hundreds of customers flocked to the…

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Young Trailblazers win accolade at TeenTech Awards TWO of Passmores Academy’s brightest young innovators, Mollie Smith and Abbie Morris (Year 10), represented Passmores at the TeenTech Awards at the Royal Society of Science in London at the end of June. The girls presented their ground…

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STEWARDS Academy bid farewell to the Class of 2017 in style with students decked out in their finery as they headed down the red carpet to celebrate their 5 years here. The whole school turned out for the occasion along with very proud parents, carers,…

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HARLOW Council is to give the Town Centre’s Market Square a much-needed makeover turning the area into a new multi-use open space. The Council is looking to appoint a contractor to create a new Market Square where residents of all ages can relax, play and…

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THE smoke free team at PAH are asking for your views on becoming smoke free across the site. Although the initiative was introduced a few years ago, with full board backing and support from staff, the team hope to bring this into force by the…

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Nominations open for fifth annual Essex Teaching Awards Pupils, parents and teachers are being encouraged to put inspirational school staff forward for much-deserved recognition after nominations opened for the 2018 Essex Teaching Awards. The annual awards, which are run by Essex County Council, are in…

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ARE you aware of the new parking restrictions at Playhouse Square and College Square? Following concerns being raised about parked cars and delivery vehicles blocking access in Playhouse Square, parking restrictions are being enforced to improve traffic flow and the safety of motorists in this…

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ESSEX Police are appealing for information following a crash on the M11 between junctions seven and eight. Officers were called at around 8.25pm on Sunday, July 8 to a two vehicle collision. Two people are being treated for serious injuries. A 33 year-old man has…

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ESSEX Police are appealing for information to help find Kye Smith, 15, who is missing from his home in Harlow. Kye is described as white, 5’8” tall, of slim build and with short, dark brown hair. He was reported missing on Tuesday, June 6. Kye…

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HARLOW residents are being encouraged to line the streets and celebrate Harlow is 70 when the carnival comes to town on Sunday 23 July 2017. The carnival, organised by Harlow Council, will be a celebration of the town through the years as part of Harlow’s…