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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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THE EARLY Intervention Foundation (EIF) today announced that Harlow and Essex have been chosen as one of 20 Early Intervention ‘Pioneering Places’. The successful bid from Essex County Council and its partners will see Clinical Commissioning Groups, Police, the Police Crime Commissioner’s Office, District Councils,…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is supporting the new McKenzie Arnold Apprenticeship Academy. Based in Braintree, McKenzie Arnold is one of the UK’s leading event security providers having delivered more than 1,500 stewards/security officers at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Martin Jackson, owner of…

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A CONTROVERSIAL Australian evangelical preacher hit the streets of Harlow on Thursday afternoon. Josh Williamson and his team took to the streets of the Broad Walk to preach his brand of religion. Josh describes himself as a “Reformed Baptist Pastor & Evangelist adhering to the…

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AS PART of the push for a living wage, Harlow Council leader, Mark Wilkinson, told fellow councillors of his hopes for a “fair wage” across the town. When much of the talk in the town is of zero hours contracts, the Labour leader has gone…

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ESSEX County Council (ECC) has submitted a formal response to Transport for London’s consultation on Crossrail 2, expressing strong support for the scheme and the economic benefits that it could bring to Essex. Crossrail 2 would create a new high-frequency rail line running between south…