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ROBERT Halfon MP visited Kingsmoor Academy last Friday (16th October) to speak to students in years 5 and 6 about his work as a Member of Parliament. Robert spoke to a packed hall of students, who every eagerly asked him about why he is a…

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SERVICES required to meet the commitment made to support refugees should be fully funded, Essex County Council leader David Finch has said. Speaking at a meeting of Full Council, Cllr Finch reiterated the county’s commitment to supporting the refugee crisis, but warned that Government needs…

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THE LEADERS of Harlow and Essex Councils signed the agreement that means the street lights will be back on from this Sunday. Cllrs Jon Clempner and David Finch met at the Civic Offices in Harlow to sing the contract after month of negotiations. The lights…

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Blogpiece: BY Nishal Garala: WITH so many people in England coming from different cultural backgrounds, it’s really worthwhile to learn how to understand other cultures. There are a couple of ways to understand cultural differences. However, the most important thing to remember is that everyone…

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PUPILS representing schools in the Epping Forest district voted overwhelmingly for the UK to remain in the EU in a lively debate at the annual youth conference on Friday 9 October 2015. This conference is of the opinion that the United Kingdom should remain a…

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THE A414 Harlow Clocktower roundabout improvement scheme has completed on time. Aimed at increasing junction capacity and accessibility to Harlow town centre, the £4.2m scheme will support development plans for 16,000 new homes and some 12,000 new jobs in the immediate area. Essex County Council’s…

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THE 49-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Stephen Case in Harlow on April 28, has now been released from his police bail without charge. He will face no further action in relation to the matter and the coroner will be…

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ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow, recently met with Jamie Burles, the Chief Executive, and Jonathan Denby, Head of Corporate Affairs, at Abellio Greater Anglia to discuss improvements to railway services in his constituency. Robert Halfon said: “I recently met with Abellio to discuss what improvements…

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AGREEMENT has been reached between Harlow Council and Essex County Council to keep Harlow’s street lights on all night seven days a week from 25 October 2015. Essex County Council has accepted Harlow Council’s offer to fund street lights staying on all night every night…

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PARENTS are being reminded to apply for their children’s secondary school places. Parents and carers of children due to start at secondary school (Year 7) in September 2016 should apply by the closing date on 31 October 2015. It is vital an application is received…

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A GROUP of Harlow humanitarians left the town on Saturday morning as they took clothing to Calais in France. The group from across the political spectrum and representing a variety of faith and ethnic groups left the Harlow Playhouse in a number of mini-buses loaded…

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Blog by Jake Shepherd THE title of my blog may seem like a convoluted catchphrase that I’ve slung across a page but instead it ties together two contrasting visions in the hope of bringing Harlow closer together. It’s often joked how Church Langley has slowly…

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THE MP for Harlow has welcomed new figures published by the Office for National Statistics that show a decrease in Jobseeker Allowance claimants in Harlow. The number of claimants in Harlow are 377 lower than in September 2014 and 35 lower than in August 2015.…

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ESSEX County Council is congratulating schools after figures released today showed another rise in the percentage of GCSE pupils achieving 5 or more A* – C grades including English and maths. In contrast with the national picture, the percentage of pupils in Essex achieving the…

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HARLOW Council has welcomed the news that Addington Capital, the investment and asset management company, has acquired the former M&S unit at the front of the Harvey Centre in order to extensively refurbish and redevelop into eight modern retail units. The building consists of circa…

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FOR the past few months, Robert Halfon MP has been campaigning hard for Essex County Council to turn on the street lights. Now that Harlow councillor Eddie Johnson has had his portfolio expanded to include part night lighting, Robert is more hopeful that a conclusion…