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FOLLOWING the fire at a Council flat in Herons Wood on Saturday 5 April 2014, which affected two Council properties, Harlow Council has issued the following statement. A Harlow Council spokesperson said: “A Housing Officer has attended the affected properties on Monday 7 April 2014…

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RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged to have their say on where new homes and new jobs could be created for Harlow as part of the preparation of the new Local Development Plan. The consultation, which starts on Monday 14 April 2014, will ask for…

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DETECTIVES have warned people in west Essex to be on their guard after further fraud attempts by a woman claiming to be a police officer. The woman, who calls herself Jennifer Clark, or Jennifer Lark, has phoned about 15 people in the south and north…

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THE next generation of life-savers have begun their new careers in the classroom this week with the start of the student paramedic course. Twenty-two new recruits headed to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s (EEAST’s) Hellesdon offices in Norwich today (Monday) to begin…

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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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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…