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A show’s production team was made up of 12-year-olds for the first time. Year 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, took charge of the lighting, sound and projection for a recent production. They were supporting Year 9, 10 and 11 students who performed…

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THE popular led walk programme Active Harlow Social Strollers is expanding with a new and exciting location. The programme, which is accredited by Walking for Health, is currently held in Harlow Town Park on a fortnightly basis but you can now also take part in…

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital (PAH) has been ranked the best in the country for its ability to respond to requests for cancer treatment. In figures released today (Feb 8th) cancer treatment for 96.7% of patients begins in less than 62 days. The average is 84.2%. PAH…

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THE Harvey Centre in Harlow is delighted to announce that it will be officially launching its food quarter ‘The Terrace’ with an exciting free event for the whole family on Saturday 17th February between 12pm – 6pm. Shoppers can expect to enjoy an array of…

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1320 hrs Roads now cleared. 1300 hrs Report of a two car collision on Southern Way at Tillwicks Road in Harlow. Closed in both directions. More follows.

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ESSEX Police would like to talk to these men in connection with a knife-point robbery in Harlow at around 2pm on Friday, February 2. A man approached the victim in The High and asked him if he was interested in buying a new phone. The…

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POLICE are appealing for information about an armed robbery in North Weald. A man walked into Coverdale Racing, in High Road, at around 8.40pm on January 17, and pulled out what is believed to be a black handgun. He threatened a member of staff and…

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PEMBERLEY Academy has recently been shortlisted by Active Essex for an award given out to a nominated school in the county with the broadest provision for physical activity and sport, called ‘Education champion of the year’. The school on Hodings Road, which only opened in…

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Packed Houses Enjoy St Mark’s Production of Beauty and the Beast ST Mark’s West Essex Catholic School annual musical production played to packed houses last week as children and adults enjoyed splendid performances of Beauty and the Beast over a two night run. In addition,…

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A suspected drug dealer has now gone 21 days without excreting the drugs he is suspected of dealing. He was arrested on Wednesday, January 17 by officers from Essex Police’s Operation Raptor West team for failing to stop for police in Ladyshot, Harlow, along with…

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ESSEX Police has almost 600 fewer officers compared to five years ago, new figures have revealed. Home Office statistics show there were 3,408 officers serving in the county in 2012. But now the number is as low as 2,818 and has been on a steady…

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ESSEX Police have arrested a man in connection with a fire at a property in Harlow. A spokesperson said: “We received reports shortly before 11.45am today, Wednesday, February 7, that a property in The Chantry was on fire. Our colleagues from Essex County Fire &…

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LAST Thursday, shadow portfolio holder for finance, cllr Russell Perrin expressed his concerns over a number of aspects of the Harlow Council budget. We sat down with cllr Perrin to discuss further the ramificiations of the Labour run council’s budget in these politically turbulent times.

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ST JAMES Primary school in Harlow has received a very positive inpection report from government watchdog Ofsted. The school based at Paringdon Road in Harlow was visited between January 10th and 11th. The report states: The headteacher is a highly effective leader. She has very…

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BACK in January, we contacted Harlow Council to see if they wanted to do anything to celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote. We didn’t hear anything. So, on Tuesday, one hundred years to the day since Representation of the Peoples Act, 1918, we…