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THE population of a men’s prison in Essex where inspections revealed declining standards and rising deaths will be cut by almost 10 per cent, the Justice Secretary has said reports the Local Democracy Reporter. The recently appointed Justice Secretary Dominic Raab announced a new action plan on Friday…

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ESSEX County Council’s Safety Advisory Group (SAG) will be joined by key partners at a bespoke event this Thursday (30 September) to discuss and plan the collaborative action needed to address women’s safety across the county. The SAG was established in May this year with…

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SCHOOL leaders have warned about being targeted by hoax Covid vaccine consent letters, which aim to spread anti-vaccine messages to parents in England. Head teachers have been sent a “consent checklist”, under a fake NHS logo, along with a letter telling them to share this…

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A JOINT statement by a number of members of the full industry. The statement reads: “There is plenty of fuel at UK refineries and terminals, and as an industry we are working closely with the government to help ensure fuel is available to be delivered…

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THE Labour Party has backed action in relation to the building safety crisis that has arisen since Grenfell, calling for “sustained investment” in public services that could help resolve the crisis and prevent it continuing in new buildings. The party took the step through the…

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THE government is to suspend competition law to allow oil firms to target fuel deliveries at petrol stations following recent panic buying reports the BBC. Officials said the move would make it easier for companies to share information and prioritise parts of the country most…

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IT HAS been another difficult day at petrol stations in Harlow. Queues had started up in the early morning. Our films below show the state of play at the Texaco garage on Tillwicks Road and the two stations on the A414 near the M11. St…

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ON FRIDAY afternoon, members of the Save Our Stort campaign invited Harlow MP Robert Halfon to travel down the River Stort in order to get a better idea of the beauty of the area on the edge of Harlow. YH went along and after the…

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WATCHING obscene content on Valentine’s Day, using recording devices and even urinating on furniture are just some of the reasons people in Essex have been banned from the county’s libraries. A Freedom of Information request, submitted by the LDRS, revealed over 100 people have been…

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UP to 10,500 lorry drivers and poultry workers can receive temporary UK visas as the government seeks to limit disruption in the run-up to Christmas reports the BBC. The government confirmed that 5,000 fuel tanker and food lorry drivers will be eligible to work in…

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ESSEX Forest Initiative, which aims to plant 375,000 trees by 2024, boosted by £300k funding from Forestry Commission. Efforts from the Essex Forest Initiative have recently been given a significant boost, thanks to the Forestry Commission, with the award of £300k funding for trees. The…

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MANY petrol stations in Harlow stations were closed for fuel as panic buying continued throughout Harlow. YH did a lap around the town between 11am and 12pm to see what the state of play was. Film is below Petrol Stations Staple Tye: Closed for Fuel…

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THERE is one week left for Harlow residents and businesses to have their say on new planning policies Harlow Council wishes to adopt as it consults on its Design Guide.  In particular, the council is inviting views on building heights in the town centre, privacy…

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WHILST we were interviewing Robert Halfon on a canal boat on the River Stort, we brought up the subject of long queues outside petrol stations. The gridlock around town contrasted with the serene journey down to Harlow Mill lock. One thing Mr Halfon was adamant…

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MINISTERS are working on plans for a temporary visa scheme to make it easier for foreign lorry drivers to come to the UK reports the BBC. Final details of exactly how the initiative will work are expected to be announced this weekend. Any changes to…

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THERE were traffic woes all across Harlow on Friday as people queued up to get petrol. YourHarlow travelled across town and saw queues at both garages on the A414, Tescos at Church Langley, Bush Fair, BP at Southern Way, Elizabeth Way, Kitson Way and Sainsburys.…