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PARISH and Town Council meetings could be broadcasting live into resident’s homes thanks to a new audio webcasting app. Developed by Essex based company Audiominutes, the app allows for audio to be streamed and recorded through a mobile phone. These recordings are then made available…

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THE NHS in west Essex is inviting local people to give their views on ambitious plans to invest in and improve urgent stroke care for people in the area, at a consultation event. The event is on Wednesday 14 October from 10.30am to 12pm at…

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A FORMER Harlow secondary school site may be brought back into use to meet the growing demand for places. Essex County Council is planning to open a new secondary school on the 25-acre site in Tendring Road, which used to be home to Passmores School…

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NEXT week is Liftshare week (week beginning 5/10/15), when people are encouraged to join forces and share travel to get to work. To mark national Liftshare week, a prize of £250 is available to anyone who registers with the Essex Car Share scheme and sends…

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EFFORTS to improve highways across the county have been recognised after Essex County Council was shortlisted for a National Transport Award. The Council will find out next week (Thursday, October 8) if it has secured the coveted Transport Local Authority of the Year award at…

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DEVOLUTION offers opportunity at every Council level, Essex County Council Leader Cllr David Finch has said. Speaking at a meeting of the Essex Association of Council Leaders, Cllr Finch spoke of the opportunity for decision making to be at a more appropriate level, shifting powers…

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A HARLOW resident has questioned what efforts Harlow Council has made to prevent houses built on the NewHall estate from going overseas. The question was asked by former UKIP councillor, Jerry Crawford. The questions and answers can be followed from three minutes onwards on the…

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ONE of our keen readers was out on Sunday night, attempting to film the red moon. As they did they noticed a street with its street lights shining brightly in the dead of night. The street in question was Burnett Park, off Parsloe Road. Our…

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TWO international companies are helping to further cement Harlow’s position as an excellent location for businesses by expanding their operations at the Harlow Enterprise Zone London Road site. Following the recent announcement that Public Health England is to establish its national science hub in the…

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INSPIRATIONAL people from across Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford were crowned as the ‘Best of West’ yesterday (Thursday 24 September), amid a showcase of local talent and commitment at NHS West Essex CCG’s Best of West Awards. Schools, volunteers and healthcare professionals all received deserved…

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HEALTHCARE in China is being given a boost thanks to Essex County Council’s International Trade Department, Essex International (EI). The department is helping primary healthcare in China’s Jiangsu Province by opening doors for a range of partners interested in doing business in the country. This…

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By Ken Perry Your Harlow spoke to Harlow Councillor and Portfolio Holder for Housing Rod Truan about the current housing situation in Harlow. Councillor Truan stated that “council housing is a big part of housing in Harlow because we have 9,000 council houses and 2,000…

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THE Principal at the Harlow University Technical College has reacted with delight at the news that a major science laboratory is moving to Harlow. Michael McKeaveney, Principal at Sir Charles Kao UTC, which specialises in Medical Technology and Smart Environments for students aged 14-19 said:…

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HARLOW Council has welcomed the decision that Harlow is to be the location for new £350m world-class public health labs which will create opportunities for local people and recognises Harlow as a major place in which to invest. The investment in public health science announced…

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By Bianca Wild A UKIP councillor has sought to ensure that male victims are included in domestic abuse campaigns across Harlow. Bush Fair ward councillor Dan Long said that it’s important that men are included in the posters – which seek to inform people of…

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A senior firefighter has appeared pleaded not guilty to five counts of indecent assault. Mark Wilson, 51, from Thorley Park in Bishops Stortford, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court earlier. The charges relate to his time as a fire training officer in Witham in 1989 and…