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MEMBERS of Harlow Labour have expressed their outrage that the company that runs Terminus House is one of sth main sponsors of the Harlow Town Centre Awards. There are 14 award categories varying from Retailer of the Year, Community & Voluntary Organisation or Project of…

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COUNCILS across Essex are making progress in securing homes for Afghan refugee families now resident in the county, a new Afghan Refugee Housing Task Force has heard. The Task Force was set up last month to ensure that suitable, sustainable housing is found for Afghan…

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FORMER Deputy Leader of Harlow Conservatives & Vote Leave John Paul Goddard, responds to the resignation of Council Leader Andrew Johnson. Mr Goddard said: “I was first elected to Harlow District Council in 2004 in a period of enormous turmoil for the Council and our…

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THE deputy leader of Harlow Council has praised councillor Andrew Johnson after he announced his sudden departure as leader of the council. Cllr Joel Charles, who is stepping in as Interim Leader of Harlow Council, said: “Andrew has been a major political force in Harlow…

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THE CHIEF executive of Harlow Council has responded to the news that the Conservative leader of the council has announced his immediate departure. Chief Executive of Harlow Council, Brain Keane said: “I have been informed by Councillor Andrew Johnson that he has stepped down as…

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CONSERVATIVE councillor Andrew Johnson has this morning announced his resignation as Leader of Harlow Council. He made the following statement: “I have been hugely honoured and privileged to be able to play my part in helping our community for nearly a quarter of a century,…

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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust regularly failed to meet a key cancer waiting time target during a period stretching over two years, figures show. Data revealed the target, making sure the majority of patients sent for urgent cancer investigations are seen within two months,…

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New leadership team focuses on issues which matter most to residents. THE progress made by Essex County Council’s new cabinet towards meeting the authority’s key aims during its first 100 days in office is being celebrated.  Following elections in May, council leader Cllr Kevin Bentley…

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THE CHILDREN’S Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel DeSouza visited Harlow College on Thursday afternoon. Accompanied by Harlow MP Robert Halfon, Dame DeSouza met students across a variety of different subjects. But she had the same question for them all: What’s your plan? And whether it…

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AN Essex farmer has called on the Government to issue special visas to specialised butchers in the face of the pig industry “which is beyond breaking point”. Tom Bradshaw, also the vice president of the National Farming Union, wants a covid recovery visa to be granted…

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THE ARMY have arrived to deliver fuel to Harlow. A tanker turned up at just after 2.30pm at the Esso Garage on Tillwicks Road near Bush Fair in Harlow. YH spoke to staff at the garage who told us that they were now undertaking some…

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THE Government has today launched a new £500 million Household Support Fund to help millions of families with the cost of living this winter. As the furlough scheme ends, other forms of financial support are being bolstered, including this new grant scheme which will help…

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PARTNERS from across Essex will be developing a range of initiatives to address women’s safety across the county in key areas such as town centres and on public transport. On the day when the murderer of Sarah Everard was sentenced to whole life imprisonment at…

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A CHELMSFORD small trader who has seen his sales plummet by about 30 per cent since the UK left the EU says he is close to quitting his business. Richard Lee, who is also a councillor on Chelmsford City Council, deals in old collectibles but…

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THE leader of the Harlow Labour group has returned from the Labour Party conference buoyed by the keynote speech by Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer. Councillor Chris Vince said: “Assured, confident and with a bold vision for the future of our country, Keir Starmer’s speech…

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AT a motorway service station near Stansted, bollards and high curbs separate electric vehicle (EV) charging points from their parking bays reports the Local Democracy Reporter. There is little space surrounding the bays, nor is there a drop curb within easy reach. To many passers…