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THE ESSEX Police and Crime Commissioner, Nick Alston has pledged, in his annual report to continue to place domestic violence at the top of his agenda. Mr Alston said: “Every day, Essex Police deal with over 80 incidents of domestic abuse. Whilst real progress has…

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WELL, he said they would come and they certainly did. Legions of the Conservative Future from London, Manchester, Cambridge and Cardiff came to flood the town in support of Harlow MP, Robert Halfon. Mr Halfon spent the morning on the Broad Walk in the High,…

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THESE have not been easy times for Abbotsweld primary but it has been good to see that Ofsted have been pleased with the progress the school has made since it was graded as “Requires Improvement” late last year. But the government watchdog has returned and…

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Saturday 19th April – Children’s Art Workshop Make exciting 2D artwork around the theme of dreams and fantasy. Run by artist Ella McCartney. A fun activity for this Easter weekend. £2 per child drop in between 12pm and 2pm Gallery open between 11am and 2pm.…

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REPORTERS from YH’s sister paper, (YourThurrock) were at the press conference held by George Osborne at the Port of Tilbury where he made a key pledge regarding full employment. We caught up with Suzy in Potter Street on Saturday afternoon to ask her what is…

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FIRE CREWS were called to a fire in a fourth floor flat in a high rise block. Crews wore breathing apparatus and used one jet to extinguish the fire by 15:37hrs at Brenthall Towers, Potter Street, Harlow. Crews ventilated the flat free of smoke using…

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FIRE CREWS were called to a fire in a third floor flat in Heronswood. Crews wore breathing apparatus and used hose reels to extinguish the fire by 11:44hrs. Two people were rescued by firefighters from the property. The cause of the fire is unknown at…

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THE number of cases of food shoplifting in Harlow rose by about 40% last year. Figures from Essex Police show there were 2,752 thefts in 2013, compared to 2,290 in 2012. Basildon, Colchester and Harlow saw particularly high percentage increases, with Southend showing the highest…

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SCOTTISH punk rockers The Rezillos, rolled back the years with a storming set at The Square. Fay Fife and the band played their best known hits from the seventies as well as songs written more recently as the audience enjoyed a great night.

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THE South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SE LEP) has today called on HM Government to make a £1.2 billion investment in growth across the South East. With support from Ministers and Whitehall, local partners’ plans will unlock a total investment package of £10 billion to…

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By Eric White BP HAS said the security of their service station is “not a problem” after the recent string of thefts from the garage store on Southern Way in Harlow. The theft from BP in on February 21st was the latest in a significant…

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POLICE in Harlow are issuing CCTV pictures of a man who they want to question about the theft of fish. A man has entered the BP shop in Southern Way, Harlow on at least two occasions at the end of February and beginning of March…

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ESSEX Book Festival is delighted to announce that the winner of its 2014 writing competition MAKING WAVES is Hollie Hughes with her audio drama A Leap of Faith. A Leap of Faith is the poignant but uplifting story of a man who truly believes he…

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A WOMAN posing as an Essex police officer is the latest fraudster to attempt to steal money or credit cards in a complex telephone scam being carried out across the county. The woman, who calls herself Jennifer Clark, or Jennifer Lark, has tried at least…

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COUNCIL housing tenants who have had home improvements carried out are being invited to share their experiences at a meeting on Wednesday 9 April 2014. The meeting, which will take place at The Wayre in Old Harlow (CM17 0DS) at 6.30pm, will be attended by…

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ESSEX POLICE received a call from a concerned motorist this afternoon, stating that they had witnessed a collision between a Silver Renault Clio and a teenage pedestrian. The motorist stated that the collision took place at just after 3.30 pm on Howard Way near to…