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THE LEADER of the Harlow Labour group has criticised the comments regarding GP access by Conservative councillor Nick Churchill. Councillor Chris Vince said: “I was bemused by the letters written by Cllr Churchill berating our GPs and then going on to criticise our NHS.  Has…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital figures; the…

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General photo of area A NUMBER of residents have objected to a planning application in the Mark Hall Moors area of Harlow. The application is for: The application property is one of a pair of semis located on the corner at the junction of Mowbray…

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Dear Editor, LOOKING at the 2021 ‘A’ results table for Essex schools and academies published on the BBC website, it is interesting to note that the top performing schools in the county are selective entry grammar schools such as Colchester Royal Grammar, Colchester High School…

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A PLANNING application for for new data centres in Harlow has been submitted to Harlow Council. The application by Kao Data is for: Four new data centres and security gatehouse with associated highways infrastructure, plant, landscaping works, parking and engineering operations (amendments to approved scheme…

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Dear Editor. IN the run up to the May Council elections earlier this year, Harlow’s Conservatives spent a lot of money on election literature promising an immediate reveiw of Council tax, leading to a cut in bills and money back to bill payers. Five months…

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THE East of England Ambulance service has admitted it is heading into winter in a “challenged position”. Since Covid-19 restrictions ended earlier this year, the service has said it has seen a steady increase in calls across the region which has led to ‘extraordinarily pressure’…

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Dear Editor, I know that parking is a major issue in Harlow but could I please make people aware that parking on fire hydrants could slow the emergency services from tackling house fires. It is possible that people are not aware that a drain cover…

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A COUNCIL will not contest a High Court decision to allow Stansted Airport to expand to 43 million passengers a year. Uttlesford District Council, in Essex, has spent an estimated £2.6m on its failed bid to stop the expansion. The authority had rejected plans last…

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PLANS for over 50 car parking spaces in a development off First Avenue have met with a series of objections by local residents. The application submitted to Harlow Council is for: external works including 54 car parking spaces, 30 cycle spaces, new playground area and…

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A BRENTWOOD widow who blames her husband’s death on being refused an in-person GP appointment during coronavirus restrictions last year says more people will die “unnecessarily” if doctors do not see people face to face reports the Local Democracy Reporter. Peter King died months after…

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A HARLOW HEADTEACHER has issued a warning as anti-vaxxers continue their protests outside Harlow schools. Last week, a number of protestors stood outside Passmores Academy on Tracyes Road offering leaflets to schoolchildren. Chief executive of the Passmores Learning Community, Vic Goddard later issued a statement…

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FIRMS and business groups have criticised the government for what they see as a lack of action to help fix supply chain shortages. reports the BBC. During his speech at the Conservative Party, Boris Johnson said a high-wage, high-skilled economy was being created in the…

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Editor, I WAS interested to read that Robert Halfon MP has lobbied Greater Anglia to make improvements to all of the train stations in Harlow and cut the cost of commuting. It correct to say that it is up to Greater Anglia to improve stations.…

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A HARLOW homeless charity has reported that there was no-one sleeping rough in Harlow on Tuesday night. A spokesperson said: “As far as we are aware, for the first time ever we can say there is no one sleeping rough in Harlow tonight (Tuesday). “That’s…

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THE county council is reviewing its office requirements post-covid given it expects about three quarter of its workforce will be working at least partly from home by 2022. With nearly 6,000 people of its total 7,700 staff to be working under a hybrid model, the county council…