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THE Under 19 Project, operated by Hastingwood-based charity Accuro, faces an uncertain future because of a lack of funding which may lead to its closure in March 2014. For the last 13 years the Project has been successfully providing leisure and social activities for children/young…

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A HOUSING charity says its research has revealed the extent of Harlow’s housing shortage. Shelter claims that just eight per cent of homes for sale in the town are affordable for a typical family hoping to get on the first rung of the property ladder.…

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By Jo O’Reilly Tory councillor Andrew Johnson, who proposed an amendment to the motion, suggested that this was not a case of ‘blue versus red, but a case of Harlow versus the rest of the county’ and that party politics should be put aside for…

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IN a rather startling but impassioned outburst, the chair of Harlow Council lambasted the lack of good news stories promoted in Harlow regarding the jobs market. Cllr Linda Pailing began the meeting of the council by informing members of the events that she had been…

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ANOTHER Harlow company has been dealt a jobs blow as Raytheon have announced the loss of at least 50 jobs. The company has announced that the jobs in manufacturing will be transferred to Glenrothes in Scotland later this year. It has been a bad year…

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ESSEX County Council has proposed closures to two children’s centre in Harlow. Both the ABC Children’s Centre in Old Harlow and Sunflowers Children’s Centre at Sumners Leisure Centre in Broadley Road would be closed if the proposals go ahead. Suzy Stride, Labour Parliamentary Candidate, argues…

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HARLOW Council is to offer incentives to support Council tenants wishing to downsize which will help to free up larger homes for families in need. The Council is working to ease the current housing crisis by offering practical and financial support to existing Council tenants…

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PROPOSED plans for West Sumners are expected to be submitted over the next few weeks. The 1,200-home development on the border of Harlow near Jack’s Hatch is one of a number of applications on the Harlow border that has aroused controversy. Both Epping and Harlow…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has backed the former prime minister, Sir John Major’s proposal for an emergency “excess profits tax” on the ‘Big Six’ energy firms. Mr Halfon said: “I think there are three principles here. First of all, one of responsible capitalism, and we’ve…

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By Jo O’Reilly HARLOW youth council member, Madalina Salasbesdru may have only lived in the UK for a couple of years but the ambitious Romanian student has come to appreciate the valuable services provided in Harlow. So when Mada came to hear of the possible…

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YOUTH SERVICE cuts will affect the Harlow youth council and the young people of Harlow quite badly. The youth service provide a lot to the young people of Harlow, they are provide a youth centre they can visit where the sexual health clinic is and…

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By Perdi Harris and Jess McArdle HARLOW Conservative councillors have questioned the amount of taxpayers money being ploughed into the “regeneration” of Lister House in Staple Tye. The health centre was a matter for debate at a recent meeting of the Harlow Cabinet. Leader of…

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A NUMBER of parents have turned to the national press over an alleged incident at a Harlow primary school where it is claimed a teacher warned students she would “bury them in the woods”. Kingsmoor Academy teacher Sangita Naik has now been suspended and an…

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HARLOW Council has unveiled plans for a £1.8m house building programme which will see the first new Council homes being built in the town for almost 25 years. At a Cabinet meeting the Council agreed to award a contract up to the value of £2.7m…

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ESSEX County Councillor Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning is urging young people, youth workers, parents, carers and the wider Essex community to have their say on the future of youth services in the county. Cllr Gooding said: “We are a week…

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FORMER HARLOW MP Labour minister has admitted that he has started a relationship with a senior academic at the university he now runs. Bill Rammell, who was MP for Harlow between 1997 and 2010 is now the vice-chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire. He told…