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CCTV cameras will be installed on all Central line trains by 2024, a year later than initially said. The lack of CCTV on Central line trains has become more acute since discussions around the safety of women. In 2019, the London Assembly drew attention to…

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HARLOW Conservatives have pledged more police on the beat and CCTV following a knife point robbery where two teenage boys were robbed of their bikes. A Conservative spokesperson said: “This awful robbery of two young boys is yet another tragic attack on our residents near…

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A MAN who is campaigning against the Government’s plan to require voter ID at polling stations has been given permission to take his legal claim to the Supreme Court.  Neil Coughlan, 67, of Witham, Essex, argues that voter ID pilot schemes run in 10 local…

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THREE weeks ago, I read in the Guardian that the Conservative Party had accepted £400,000 in donations from a man who, through his business dealings, had profited from the human misery of Terminus House. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/feb/25/tiny-flats-big-returns-how-caridon-business-boomed-austerity-era Harlow Labour believes that decent, affordable and secure accommodation is…

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EVERY day the Government sells the addresses of 23,000 drivers to private parking companies so they can send them a £100 bill for breaking their rules. And it is a bill, not a fine, because these companies have no right to fine anyone for parking…

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IN the Harlow Sun propaganda sheet being delivered on behalf of Harlow Tories they claim that the council has ‘failed to build a single new council house’. This is a blatant lie. In the past two years Labour led Harlow Council has built 16 new…

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IT IS a rare thing to see Bob Dylan quoted in a planning meeting but he was on Wednesday as approval was granted for an on-line facility at Sainsbury’s in Harlow. The plans were approved despite objections from a number of sources. Cllr Mike Danvers…

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THE competition watchdog has ordered the housebuilders Taylor Wimpey and Countryside Properties to remove terms in contracts that have made it impossible for some homeowners to get a mortgage or sell their properties reports The Guardian. The Competition and Markets Authority has told the two…

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THE notices of election for the Harlow Council, Essex County Council Harlow Divisions and Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for Essex Police Area have been published today and can be viewed at: https://www.harlow.gov.uk/voting-and-elections/latest-election-news Key dates You must have registered to vote to be able to…

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WHY are the latest Conservative leaflets being dumped around Vicarage Wood asks Harlow Labour. The Harlow Conservatives have used a delivery company to deliver their latest leaflet to doors across Harlow. Unfortunately, some of the leaflets are not ending up in people’s letterboxes. Instead, they…

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AS part of the national Response Policing Week, Chief Constable BJ Harrington spent Friday morning on the front line with Harlow’s Local Policing Team. Mr Harrington, who is a trained response driver, got behind the wheel alongside PC Matt Chamberlain, on D-shift. He was on…

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THE question was posed by Labour councillor, Stefan Mullard on Tuesday night at a Harlow Council Scrutiny Committee. It came on the back of a number of events, including the murder of Sarah Everard. The subject came up as a further debate after the last…

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LET’S keep our children safe from predators: that’s the message from Essex Police on National Child Exploitation Awareness Day (18 March).Today aims to highlight that we all have a part to play in safeguarding children and by adopting a zero tolerance towards those who try…

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A PLANNING application for retrospective planning permission for a property in Burnett Park in Harlow has been granted. The matter was discussed at Harlow Council on Wednesday night. The two-storey extension permitted under HW/HSE/20/00047 includes three first-floor windows on the rear elevation, which are for…

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A VITAL survey to establish the future broadband needs of residents and businesses has been launched by Essex County Council. Running until Monday 19th April, the Essex County Council Broadband Survey aims to better understand connectivity needs across the county and identify addresses that should be included…

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MICK Patrick, chair of Harlow Defend Council Housing, and a member of Harlow Coronavirus (People Before Profit) Action Group  staged a one man demonstration outside Terminus House in protest against, what he described is “the hypocrisy of Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, who whilst having once described…