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A SCHOOL in Harlow gives out homework to Year 7 History students at the beginning of their secondary school career. The eleven-year-olds are tasked with learning about the background to the street where they live. It gives the children who live in Great Brays an…

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PLANS have come forward to replace a series of former garages in Harlow with new social housing reports the LDR Service. A planning application to build eight two-storey terraced homes for the provision of social housing in the Arkwright Garages site in Harlow has been…

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HARLOW Town football club’s record-breaking striker Alex Reed was honoured by Harlow Council with a civic award. The ceremony took place on Thursday at the council offices in the Water Gardens. Alex Reed was given the Sports and Culture Award for scoring over 200 goals…

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UK IMMIGRATION has surged, according to new Government data that shows a 145 percent increase in the number of visas and permits granted compared to 2021 reports the Daily Express. More than 1.6 million visas and permits were granted by the Government in the year…

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MAINSTREAM academy schools across Essex could be expelling more pupils to “suit their own ends”, a councillor has warned reports the Local Democracy Reporting System. Speaking in an Essex County Council meeting yesterday, Councillor Mike Mackrory claimed academies are permanently excluding the young people because…

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THE Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has today announced a major package of cost of living support for Harlow families worth hundreds of pounds for every home.  The lowest income families will receive over £1,200 in support grants and every Harlow home will receive at least a…

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THE statement of persons nominated for the Bush Fair by election on Thursday 23 June has been published today. The statement is at: https://www.harlow.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Statement%20of%20persons%20nominated%20-%20Bush%20Fair%20by-election.pdf The candidates are as follows: Emma Ghaffari                  Conservative Party  Kay Morrison                     Labour and Co-Operative Party Jennifer Steadman          The Green Party …

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has issued a statement following the publication of the Sue Gray report into partying at Downing Street during lockdown. Mr Halfon said: “Like many Harlow residents, I am disgusted at the revelations from the Sue Gray inquiry about what has gone…

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THE Harlow Alliance Party has today announced that the leader of the Party Nicholas Taylor will be standing for election in the Bush Fair by- election on 23 June. Mr Taylor said: “Walking around the area in the last couple of weeks it is clear…

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RAILWAY workers have voted to go on national strike threatening major summer travel disruption across the UK reports the BBC. Members of the RMT union have voted in favour of strike action across Network Rail and 13 train operating companies. General secretary Mick Lynch said…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, and the Harlow Conservatives have backed local resident and doctor Emma Ghaffari to be the new Conservative Councillor for Bush Fair.  Announcing their candidate, the Conservatives added that “working with Robert Halfon MP and Bush Fair Councillor Dan Swords, Emma Ghaffari…

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DESPITE the best efforts of local paramedics, leadership of the East of England Ambulance Trust has over many years, let Harlow residents down claims Harlow MP Robert Halfon. In the House of Commons today, Mr Halfon, called for the East of England Ambulance Service, which…

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WHAT once was a thriving music venue is now a parking lot. What was once priceless for its contribution to the community is now £3.95 for a days parking. In the words of Joni Mitchell they really did “pave paradise and put up a parking…

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A HARLOW Labour councillor has slammed the Conservative leader of Harlow Council after he described his own officer’s conduct as comparable to Russia leader, Vladimir Putin. Councillor Lanie Shears, shadow portfolio holder for governance, was commenting on an article by Councillor Russell Perrin published on…

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THE LEADER of the Harlow Labour group has made an appeal to bin bosses Veoila over possible strike action. Councillor Chris Vince said: “I am writing as leader of the Labour group, local councillor for Little Parndon and Hare Street and as a resident of…

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HARLOW Council Leader Russell Perrin’s proposal to re-name Allende Avenue is a disgrace.   In 1970, a socialist called Salvador Allende was elected as President of Chile, which was once known as “the England of South America” on account of its tradition of democratic freedoms. The…