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1930 hrs Slip road and M11 re-opened. Update: 1700 hrs Police are at the scene of a fatal road collision which has occurred on the M11 northbound near the junction for Saffron Walden. It happened just after 1.30pm and involved a white VW Transport van,…

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1520 hrs Car moved to central reservation. Traffic flowing freely. 1500 hrs Reports of a road traffic collision at the Park Inn roundabout in Harlow. More to follow.

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AN innovative and unique campaign, which helped victims of domestic abuse to become survivors, was highly commended at the Local Government Chronicle Awards on Wednesday. The joint ‘Standing Together’ campaign by Essex County Council and Essex Police was launched in June 2014 and reached millions…

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A MAN has been arrested following an incident outside Stansted Airport. It happened just after 4.30pm on Friday, March 13. A green Ford Fiesta was driven into the security barrier outside Enterprise House in Thremhall Avenue. The man got out of the car and was…

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A SENIOR officer with Essex police is facing jail after pleading guilty to making five indecent images of children. Ben Hodder, 34, former district commander for Thurrock who had spent more than 15 years with the force, was arrested on 8 May last year. Hodder…

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COMMUNICATION between a Harlow primary school and its community is being boosted with a new website. Members of the Freshwaters Primary Academy family can now access all information about the school, in School Lane, in any one of 90 different languages. The new website –…

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1845 hrs A414 Both Directions. Road CLOSED between Bobbingworth Mill and Blake Hall Road following an accident involving a motorcycle and a car. More to follow.

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FIRE CREWS tackled a chip pan fire in flat in Bentham House in Hamstel Road in Harlow. On arrival the incident commander reported that the property was heavily smoke logged . Using one hose reel and one dry powder extinguisher crews had extinguished the fire…

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WE thought we would dip into the East Anglian Film archives and have a look at when the Queen came to visit Mark Hall school . The film opens with a close-up shot of the Harlow crest and the Union flag. A high-angle shot shows…

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A THREE decades dance night is set to be held at Tye Green Community Hall. It will be held on Saturday 21st March. A spokesperson said: “The last dance night we held back in October went down so well at this venue that we have…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, has today met with the Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service, Dr Anthony Marsh, and Sarah Boulton, Chair of the Trust, to get an update on the Service, and to continue to push for improvements. When Dr Marsh…

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OFSTED has told the Potter Street Children’s Centre to improve. The government watchdog came to the centre in Carters Mead, Harlow last month and gave the centre a “Requires Improvement” grading. Amongst the criticisms were: 1. There are not enough priority families, including lone parents…

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ESSEX FBU members are set to take eight days of consecutive strike action between 7am on March 10 to 7am on March 17 as part of the ongoing local dispute. Essex will once again have strong contingency arrangements in place to protect the County and…

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ESSEX Police admitted they have lost track of ten sex offenders. It is believed the criminals managed to leave the country, travelling to Africa, Europe and the middle East. Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston said the reports gave him “some cause for concern”. The…

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HOLY CROSS Academy also got into the spirit of things on World Book Day. The students all dressed up as a series of characters from Where’s Wally to The Grinch! A number of VIP’s also came in to read to the students. Harlow MP, Robert…

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THE East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust received a call just after 3pm on the 8th March to Harlow Railway Station. Two ambulance crews, an ambulance officer and the Essex Air Ambulance attended to a man in his 60s who had suffered a cardiac…