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ESSEX County Council has pledged to look into why a number of their highways lorries park up on a quiet Harlow road for hours on end. From Sumners to Old Harlow, from Maddox Road to Haydens Road, the issue of potholes and highway maintenance in…

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THE boss of Scottish Power has warned that millions of customers face an horrific winter unless there is a major government intervention in energy firms reports the BBC. Keith Anderson, chief executive of Scottish Power, told the BBC that another expected rise in energy bills…

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A HARLOW resident has been banned from driving for 30 months after refusing a blood test. Joseph Benjamin, aged 30, of The Readings, Harlow pleaded guilty to the following. On January 7th, 2022 at Chelmsford when suspected of having driven a vehicle and having been…

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IN APRIL 2021, we ran a story detailing how the basketball courts on Nicholls Field had been vandalised. At the time, a spokesperson for Harlow Council said: “We are determined that the vandals won’t win and we will be replacing the hoops as soon as…

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A KNIFE amnesty will be launched across Essex alongside the rollout of new branding on knife bins placed at 14 sites across the county. Essex Police has now taken over responsibility for the bins, which are funded by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC),…

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THE first St Clare Hospice Corporate Partnership Network (CPN) took place on Thursday 28th April at the Hunters Meet in Hatfield Heath. The partnership, launched by the local charity brings local businesses together with the aim of networking, team building and supporting St Clare Hospice…

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EVERY year on 12 May we mark the contribution of the incredible nursing workforce across our region as part of International Nurses’ Day. This day is very important to all of us as we work through challenging times. It’s a day to say thank you…

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YET again, everyone involved with Harlow School Sport can feel incredibly proud of the opportunities that they have worked together to provide for the children in Harlow. Through the dedication and commitment of the school staff, supported ably by Peter James (Harlow Gymnastics Club) and…

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McColls Prentice Place Harlow MCCOLLS Retail Group, one of Britain’s biggest convenience store chains, is on the brink of collapse, putting thousands of high street jobs at risk. Sky News has learnt that McColl’s, which has an extensive national partnership with the supermarket giant Morrisons, could…

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Oakmont offices in River Way, Harlow HaARLOW-based contractor Oakmont Construction has stopped work on its sites reports Construction Enquirer. The Enquirer understands Oakmont is now working with debt and restructuring specialist FRP Advisory. Operatives and subcontractors turning-up for work earlier this week were confronted with locked gates…

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A RESURGENCE in cases of people unable to cover their debt repayments is expected, a charity has warned, as the cost of living hits family budgets. Debt advisers are urging people who are struggling with existing debts to come to fresh arrangements on how much…

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TO date Harlow Council has paid out over £2.8 million to just under 19,000 households who paid their April Council Tax instalment by Direct Debit. The government’s £150 energy rebate is for most households in Council Tax bands A to D and is in addition…

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THE Harlow Conservatives have thanked residents across the town following the 2022 local elections.  A spokesperson said: “This election was about the future of our town and who you wanted to run Harlow Council. We are humbled to be leading the council into our second…

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SIX members of an organised crime group responsible for moving multiple kilos of cocaine and millions of pounds of cash through west Essex and London have been jailed following work by specialist detectives. The investigation into the group began in May last year following information…

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AN asbestos management company has been fined and two of its employees jailed for failing to protect workers from asbestos exposure during a major refurbishment project in Plymouth. Chelmsford Crown Court heard that in February 2017, concerns were raised by workers at Ensure Asbestos Management…