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HUNDREDS OF Harlow residents with learning difficulties (LD) are not receiving their annual health checks, according to figures published today. The figures show that four GP surgeries in Harlow did not undertake any health checks for people with LDs at all in the year 2014-15.…

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A PETITION with over 600 signatures warning Harlow Council over any plans regrind the playing fields at Gilden Way has been submitted. Churchgate Street resident, Dave Bracey made a detailed address to the council that can be seen form the second minute of the film…

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HEALTHWATCH Essex wins Royal Society for Public Health award for its work with people with learning disabilities Healthwatch Essex has been awarded a coveted Health and Wellbeing Award from the Royal Society for Public Health for its work to gather and highlight the lived experience…

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HARE STREET school has come top of the class in the annual Standard Assessment Tests (SATS). The primary school performance tables show the number of Year 6 pupils taking SATs tests at each school, the average point score of each school, and the percentage of…

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HARLOW Conservatives spent a great deal of time questioning the ruling Labour group over their plans for the council run housing repairs company to replace Keir. Harlow Conservatives appear to be concerned that there may be more and more council run companies set to run…

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A PLANNING development that will see 195 extra houses built to the north of Gilden Way was approved by the Harlow Council planning committee. The overall plan will see 1,200 homes built on the green belt land bordering Old Harlow. Councillors were keen to emphasise…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to answer questions on the digital revolution in Wales. Mr Halfon said: “Mae’r fonheddiges anrhydeddys yn gofyn cwestiwn pwysig. THE Government Digital Service is committed to ensuring that the needs of Welsh…

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ESSEX County Council has today teamed up with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to reaffirm its commitment to supporting small businesses across the county. The Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Cllr Derrick Louis, today signed the FSB’s Small Business Friendly Procurement Charter. He…

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ESSEX County Council is congratulating primary schools after today’s performance tables showed another rise in the percentage of Key Stage 2 pupils in Essex achieving the expected level in reading, writing and maths. Data released by the Department for Education today shows 81 per cent…

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WE were told that Professor Nancy Fontaine was a “sleeves rolled up” type of nurse and remains so, even though she is now one of the top bosses at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow. So we took our cameras down to the hospital to…

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ESSEX Police has become the latest emergency service to sign the mental health charity Mind’s ‘Blue Light Time to Change Pledge’. It commits the force to challenging mental health stigma and looking after officers, civilian staff, teams and members of the public. Created by the…

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ESSEX County Council will not be able to continue to shield residents from the effects of Government cuts, leader Cllr David Finch has said. Speaking at a meeting of the authority’s Full Council, Cllr Finch outlined the challenges faced by the Council following the recent…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon MP went on a blindfolded bus journey with the Guide Dogs charity and Harlow constituent Mandy Smith and her guide dog Holly. Robert Halfon said: “I wore a blindfold for the duration of the bus journey to understand the difficulties that…

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Vigil for Peace In solidarity across all faiths and none, with all human beings Sunday 13th December 8.30pm – 9.30pm  Outside Civic Centre, Harlow Town Centre Paris has focussed our minds on the issues we face as a world and community. It has caused us…

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ROBERT Halfon MP praised small businesses across Harlow on Small Business Saturday. Robert Halfon said: ‘It was good to celebrate UK Small Business Saturday by handing out special trophies to leading small businesses across Harlow. For many weeks now, Harlow residents have been emailing and…

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THE BBC programme Fake Britain came to Harlow last week (Thursday 2 April 2015) to film for a national feature on fake clothing recycling banks. The Council recently discovered six clothing banks placed in shopping hatches around Harlow, the owners of which are unknown. These…