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A MOTION set to be voted on by hundreds of Harlow trade unionists is calling for Labour parliamentary candidate to resign. The motion has been put forward by union activist, David Forman, who believes that Ms Stride’s links to “big business” and “lack of support”…

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KIER Harlow has achieved an impressive one million accident free man-hours as part of its ongoing zero AIR (accident incident rate) initiative, designed to send every operative home safely at the end of each working day. The company has a long-standing focus on health &…

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IN AN echo of (the then) prime minister Gordon Brown’s statement of ‘British jobs for British workers”, Harlow Council leader, Mark Wilkinson told the full council meeting on Thursday night that he was committed to a policy of ‘Harlow homes for Harlow people.” Cllr Wilkinson…

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THAT WAS the question posed by the leader of the Harlow Conservatives, Andrew Johnson at a full council meeting in Harlow last night. The Church Langley councillor made the comment as council’s all across the country share services more and more. Cllr Johnson said: “It…

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A NEW HARLOW school with over 200 places is set to be built. But Essex County Council won’t reveal any details regarding where the school is, what the name of the school is, what type of school it is or anything else. The announcement was…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon paid a visit to the troubled Partridge Care Centre to see what support he could give. The centre has been the subject of another damning report by government watchdog CQC. But Mr Halfon was in upbeat mood after a visit. Mr…

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YOU CAN TELL that there are people that really care for their town. Indeed more than that, they want to talk it up and improve it. Bush Fair ward councillor and deputy chair of Harlow Council, cllr Ian Beckett is such a man. He was…

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This comes after it was revealed in July 2012, that Essex County Council had received more than 90 complaints about the quality of care at the centre over a six-month period. The previous year, police launched an investigation after three of the home’s residents were…

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THE LEADER OF THE Harlow Conservatives has warned that the town will run out of money if Labour keep “draining the council reserves.” The warning comes after a cabinet meeting where Labour run Harlow Council published their first year report. Conservative Councillors who pointed out…

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SUZY Stride, Labour’s General Election candidate for Harlow, has been speaking to residents in Harlow and hearing their concerns about rising car parking fees. She raised these concerns with Mark Wilkinson and others. The Council have now decided not to introduce the 20p for the…

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A HARLOW UKIP activist has slammed the links that Harlow Labour candidate, Suzy Stride has with the unions. In her leaflets, the parliamentary candidate, Suzy Stride, tells prospective voters that: “I am proud to have the official endorsement of my union. I would stand up…

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HARLOW Conservatives are renewing their call for Harlow Council to reverse their decision to abolish the first free hour of parking in the town’s shopping centres. A decision taken by the Labour administration back in February this year will see the abolition of the free…

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BEFORE WE started, although YourHarlow only started on July 1st, 2013, our sister paper, first interviewed Robert Halfon in April 2013. Managing editor of both papers, Michael Casey drove past Robert on the A414 near Hastingwood after another day on the General Election campaign trail.…

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YOUR HARLOW caught up with Church Langley councillor, Tony Hall. Cllr Hall and his two colleagues in the ward, cllrs Andrew Johnson and Simon Carter, hold an open surgery outside Tescos in Church Langley once a month. We asked cllr Hall about the issues that…

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ESSEX County Council has announced a new round of grants being awarded under the Family Innovation Fund 2. Nineteen grants, totalling £409,235 have been awarded to 13 voluntary and community sector organisations working across Essex. Funding is for the year from August 2013 to the…

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OVER FIFTEEN members of staff are set to leave Mark Hall as the school year draws to a close on Friday. The school have ended the year with another woeful report from Ofsted that leaves them still in special measures. But the school, under new…