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SAVE our Stort campaigner Neil Warner-Banks attended a meeting of the Conservative cabinet of Harlow Council to ask a number of questions regarding plans for a highway across the Stort. Below is the question asked and the response from Cllr Hardware. There was a further…

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“ESSEX County Council applauds the achievements of the England football team in reaching the final of the European Championships. “We are proud that the team reflected England’s diversity, and we recognise that its spirit of teamwork and mutual support is a model for the whole…

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THE government has said bus and train companies must decide whether passengers will be required to wear face coverings on their services from Monday, when Covid rules are relaxed reports the BBC. Face masks have been mandatory on public transport for the past year to…

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WITH a release from lockdown day now set at July 19th, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK…

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By Local Democracy Reporter FAMILIES in Essex owe councils more than £11 million in care home bills – to be paid back by selling their loved ones’ properties. The number of Deferred Payment Agreements, or DPAs, that are outstanding have nearly tripled in Essex. A…

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A&Es in Essex saw record numbers of people last month – as NHS leaders warn that the health service is experiencing “winter in summer”. A huge spike in demand for non-Covid related urgent healthcare – combined with another surge in Covid cases – has led…

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OLD Harlow residents have objected to an application by the management of The Chequers pub to have an outside bar. Restrictions were made to the licence of the Market Street pub in December 2020 after a large number of anti-social behaviour incidents occurred there. https://www.yourharlow.com/2020/12/03/harlow-council-cuts-opening-hours-of-the-chequers-in-old-harlow/…

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THE former portfolio holder for regeneration and growth has told YH that he is delighted to see their plan for wild flower planting bloom across the town. Labou may have been ousted in May but that hasn’t stopped Tony Durcan taking delight at the flora…

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THE LEADER of Harlow Labour leader slams the local Tories for “re-writing history”. Councillor Chris Vince has told YH that he is not going to let them get away with “taking credit” for the work fo the previous Labour administration. Cllr Vince said: “The new…

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Hardson Palmer, aged 16 and Tiana Hyder, aged 13 from Stewards Academy in Harlow are two of the winners of the annual Show Racism the Red Card School Competition. The Competition has been running for 22 years and has become the biggest equalities competition in…

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CONSERVATIVE Housing spokesman, Cllr Simon Carter, today welcomed the first council houses to be built by the council’s own company, HTS Group Ltd.  This is an important step forward as part of a wider plan to meet local housing need. Cllr Carter said: “I am…

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From Kay Morrison, Thanks Well, we went for it but didn’t quite make it this time. Our campaign team was devoted, upbeat, tireless: I could not be prouder of our activists who contributed, whether by delivering leaflets, door-knocking, preparing material or in some other way.…

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AS coronavirus restrictions continue to ease across England and Wales, the RSPCA fears that the “out-dated and cruel” spectre of pets being given away as prizes will return to fairgrounds as events resume in greater numbers. Councils have been urged to take a lead on…

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EARLIER this week, Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, voted for a Bill in Parliament that he believes will make Harlow’s streets safer. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will equip the police with the powers and tools they need to protect themselves and the public,…

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THE leader of the Harlow Labour group has reacted to last night’s defeat in the Mark Hall ward by-election. Councillor Chris Vince said: “I am obviously disappointed that we didn’t win this election, not least because Kay Morrison was such a brilliant candidate and would…

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THE CONSERVATIVES have gained the seat of Mark Hall in a by-election. The by-election was called due to the death of Labour councillor Danny Purton. The Conservatives will be pleased to have won another seat on Harlow Council. However, Labour were in positive mood. After…