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A UKIP councillor is set to step down after less than a year in his post. Cllr Terry Spooner was elected for the Great Parndon ward in May 2014. But speaking to YH, he confirmed that due to “partly living away from Harlow” he was…

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LAST year, Bishop Auckland MP, Helen Goodman asked a number of questions in the House of Commons over donations made to the Harlow Conservatives. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140318/debtext/140318-0002.htm#14031883000683 So, as Ms Goodman was in Harlow on Saturday morning, YH went up to Brockles Mead and spoke to the…

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SHADOW immigration minister, David Hanson came to Harlow to discuss immigration with Harlow residents this week. After the session, YH spoke to Mr Hanson and asked him, what Labour would do differently, if they gain power on May 7th.

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TRIBUTES have been paid to former Harlow Council general manager Dermot Byrne, who died yesterday (Thursday). Mr Byrne was in charge of the council during the 1980s and 1990s. His son, Labour MP Liam Byrne, said: “My father passed away after a short illness at…

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THE first ever National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day which aims to highlight the issues surrounding child sexual exploitation (CSE); encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing…

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COUNCILLOR Jon Clempner, Leader of Harlow Council, said: “It seems that the Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Finance and other Essex Cabinet members have stated quite clearly that they support Localism and will respect the local choices of Harlow and then Councillor Bass who…

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ROBERT Halfon has called for a rethink on Part Night Lighting in Harlow, after the news that Essex and Harlow Council have been unable to reach an agreement over switching street lights back on in Harlow. Labour-run Harlow Council had previously asked Essex Council to…

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THE LABOUR candidate for the May General Election, Suzy Stride, has slammed Essex County Council for their decision to not turn on the street lights in Harlow. Ms Stride said: “Thousands of Harlow residents signed a petition to have the lights switched back on. Night…

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ESSEX County Council has turned down the request by the Labour-run Harlow Council to turn the street lights back on. In a strongly worded letter to the leader of Harlow Council, cllr Jon Clempner, cllr Rodney Bass details why he has come to the decision.…

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THE LEADER of the Thurrock Conservatives is set to put forward a motion to challenge illegal traveller encampments. In doing so, cllr Rob Gledhill wants to follow the example of Harlow District Council. Harlow succeeded in obtaining an interim injunction at the High Court preventing…

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NORTH Weald Bassett Parish Council is contacting more than 150 Hastingwood villagers amid concerns that two significant parts of the parish could be open for development after being omitted from the parish’s Neighbourhood Plan area. The parish council has decided to create a Neighbourhood Plan,…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has praised the final budget before the general election. Mr Halfon said: “Today the Chancellor, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, announced his sixth, and final Budget of this Parliament, with the news that the economy is recovering faster than had been…

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THE strides to devolve more powers to other parts of the country announced in today’s (Wednesday) Budget have been welcomed by the leader of Essex County Council. However, Councillor David Finch has urged the Chancellor to give Essex and other counties similar freedoms and flexibilities…

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OFSTED have returned to Katherines Primary and have noted the progress the school has made since being told to improve by the government watchdog. The following observations were noted 1. Following the inspection in November 2014, you, your staff and the governing body have responded…

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AS part of National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March), which celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy; Suzy Stride, prospective MP for Harlow, has praised Harlow College. The college runs an array of apprenticeship schemes, from Bricklaying to…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has gone on the record to defend his reasons for voting against plain packaging for cigarettes. Writing on his blog, Mr Halfon said: “I voted against because I believe in freedom to choose. Fifteen people die every day tragically from alcohol…