XII I II III IIII V VI VII VIII IX X XI

Politics

Responsive image

Update: 1230 hrs Deputy Leader of Harlow Council,councillor Rod Truan said: “This is a extremely concerning incident. We are in contact with the Police and the Islamic Centre to offer whatever help we can. “If this is in fact an arson attack I know Harlow…

Responsive image

HARLOW has an opportunity to have a say in Europe, not only as a town of 80,000 people, not only as a town ear-marked as an enterprise zone but also through a series of partnerships. YH sat down with councillor Tony Durcan as he explained…

Responsive image

ESSEX County Council has welcomed new government research showing businesses and young people value Apprenticeships and the positive results they deliver. The research from BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) shows that across the country, 84% of businesses and 88% of young people are…

Responsive image

THIS REPORTER was away from Harlow from 1981 to 2006. But there are times when the political micr0-climate in the town is such that you could be forgiven for thinking that Labour politics hasn’t changed. A case in point is what can only be described…

Responsive image

WORKERS  at council contractor Kier Services have voted to strike over plans to change their pay date. Members of construction union UCATT voted by almost three to one in favour of strike action. Kier provides maintenance and repairs for Harlow Council. The company wants to…

Responsive image

AS PART of our first few months, we are getting around as many community groups as possible. Last week, we visited the Neighbourhood Action Panel (NAP) that meet at Tye Green Bowls Club in Bush Fair. It was very well attended with over 20 members…

Responsive image

Jo O’Reilly SMALL businesses in Essex, including Harlow and the surrounding villages, are set to receive a faster broadband service following a £24.6 million deal to deliver high-speed fibre broadband to thousands more properties. The project by Essex County Council and BT builds on BT’s…

Responsive image

PLANS for an Aldi store in The Stow shopping area finally got the seal of approval last Wednesday, when the company were granted permission build a new Store. Councillor Paul Schroder, in charge of regeneration said, “This is great news not only for the Stow…

Responsive image

YOUR Harlow met with Veteran Great Parndon Councillor Joshua Jolles to discuss his decision to defect from the Conservatives in May last year stating, “It had been a long time coming”. “I feel that being independent of any party dogma leaves me free to pursue…

Responsive image

A EUROPE-wide recruitment search has begun to find nurses to work at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow. Recruitment firm, Kate Cowhig International Recruitment Specialists have placed adverts in a number of publications as well as posting on Facebook. The interviews in Portugal take place…

Responsive image

THOSE little stamps on the corner of all your letters can still bring in hundreds of pounds for St Clare Hospice, which has joined a specialist company to help us manage donations. And if you still have old foreign currency – Spanish pesetas, German Deutsche…

Responsive image

YH will be going down to interview the manager of the Greenway Centre, Lorraine King in Harlow soon. In the meantime, here is a blog piece taken from the www.spaceforgrowth.co.uk in which Lorraine extols the virtues of the apprenticeship system. ” “As the Centre Manager…

Responsive image

By Jo O’Reilly YOUR Harlow met with Little Pardon and Hare Street councillor Jon Clempner to discuss his first year as a Labour councillor and his new website Proud of Harlow. A latecomer to politics in general, Jon wasn’t a member of any political party…

Responsive image

THE Leader of Harlow Council is urging Kier Harlow Limited to hold urgent talks with local trade unions to stop potential strike action over a change to monthly pay dates. Councillor Mark Wilkinson has written to Kier Harlow after the Kier Group decided that it…

Responsive image

118 people in Harlow were referred to their doctor by a Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow having been identified as being at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, say Diabetes UK and Bupa. The charity offered free diabetes risk assessment tests to 232 people to identify their risk…

Responsive image

HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon says Tesco’s new motto appears to be: “Pile the money high, sell the workers cheap”. The Harlow MP made the comments as part of the controversy stirred up by Labour’ shadow immigration minister, Chris Bryant, who, in a keynote speech, has…