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THIS morning, we published a report by Harlow MP Robert Halfon’s education committee called: “The forgotten: how white working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it” This afternoon, we went to Passmores Academy on Tracyes Road, Harlow to speak to the chief…

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ALL new road-building projects in Wales are being frozen while the Welsh government conducts a review. It means plans for the Deeside “Red Route”, the Llandeilo bypass, and a third Anglesey crossing will be put on hold reports the BBC. Ministers want to shift money from new…

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WHITE working-class pupils have been badly let down by decades of neglect and muddled policy thinking and only a proper targeted approach will reverse the educational underachievement of this long forgotten disadvantaged group, MPs say today. The Education Committee’s report The forgotten: how White working-class…

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INTEGRATION Support Services is inviting you to attend their Women’s Group. Wednesday 23rd of June 12:30-14:30 A spokesperson said: “We are very exited to have a special guest, a female police officer Sandra from Harlow Police Station. “Sandra will talk to ladies about the support…

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A NUMBER of issues relating to Harlow and Gilston Garden Town (HGGT) were discussed at a meeting of the Conservative-led Harlow Council Cabinet on Thursday night. The agenda item was led by the portfolio holder for strategic growth, cllr Mike Hardware. The key words for…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has strongly welcomed the flexible season ticket announced by the Government today. Under the new scheme, passengers will be able to travel on any 8 days in a 28-day period, using a ‘season ticket calculator’ to help people get the deal…

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THE former portfolio holder for regeneration has welcomed the news that the first tenants are moving into Prentice Place in Harlow. The development and regeneration of the flats above the shops in Potter Street has taken a long time but the furniture lorries had been…

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PRIME Minister Boris Johnson is under pressure to abandon planning reforms after Conservatives at national and local level blamed them for the party’s shock defeat in the Chesham and Amersham by-election. Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Green overturned a 16,000 Conservative majority to win the seat…

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LABOUR candidate for the Mark Hall ward by-election, Kay Morrison, is an experienced politician but her debut in Harlow was a defeat in the ward of Netteswell in May. But that doesn’t seemed to have put Kay off as she has decided to stand again.…

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LOCAL residents are submitting their objections to a proposed four lane highway that would cut across the River Stort in Harlow. As we have already reported the crossing would run from Pye Corner in Gilston across to Edinburgh Way in Harlow. As it also cuts…

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Dear Editor, THIS week saw the publication of The Climate Change Committee Report on the UKs readiness and current response. In short we’re pretty rubbish. Harlow is under immediate threat vis the Gilston estate development, yes people need homes but what’s important is the nature…

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A HARLOW Council equality document that stands as a legacy to the late councillor Frances Mason was passed by the new Conservative cabinet on Thursday night. All sides agreed that it was a fitting testimony to the Labour councillor, who although a council for a…

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HARLOW Conservative and Labour councillors have clashed over cycle tracks in the town. In the first cabinet meeting under the new Conservative administration, the portfolio holder for regeneration, cllr Dan Swords, was asked a number of questions by his opposite number, Cllr Tony Durcan. In…

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THE LEADER of the Harlow Alliance Party has visited the site of the proposed river crossing and has praised campaigners. Nicholas Taylor said: “Due to the effort of Neil Warner Baker, it seems that residents of Harlow and beyond as well as local politicians are…

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RETAIL trade union Usdaw has provided written evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) on minimum wage rates. The LPC’s annual call for evidence closes today and responses will help shape the recommendations they will make to the Government this autumn on the 2022 minimum…

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THE new leader of the Harlow Labour set out his stall at a meeting of the Conservative-led Harlow Council Cabinet on Thursday night. Mild-mannered councillor Chris Vince made it clear that he would not put up with the Conservatives “re-writing history” or taking the plaudits…