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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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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…

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THE eco-minded team at the Harvey Centre has received a Silver ‘Zero Waste Award’ for their contribution to the environment. The coveted awards, which are open to the private, public and community sector, aim to recognise organisations that are committed to reaching their goal of…

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EIGHTY-six per cent of parents with children aged 18 or under agree that children should be playing outdoors more – says a new survey commissioned by Essex Country Parks. The survey results are being released to coincide with the start of Essex Country Parks’ full…

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SHEET metal fabricators, Harlow Group had their big open day on Wednesday 26 March 2014 to celebrate the completion of 5,500 square foot extension together with the introduction of fibre laser technology. The new building significantly increases manufacturing capacity, whilst also allowing a complete redesign…

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A CONFERENCE to promote the East of England life sciences sector held in Jiangsu province attracted interest from potential investors from all over China. Delegates from the East of England’s cutting edge life sciences sector are in Jiangsu this week to forge business links which…

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ICE cream man Stephen Daniel has come up with a cool idea to raise money for the Hospice this summer. If you are organising a school or village fete, family fun day, music festival, country show or even a wedding then he will donate a…