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A PLANNING application for a pair of two storey semi detached dwellings is set to go before Harlow Council planning committee. The proposal relates to the demolition of the existing bungalow in Roden Close, Old Harlow and the erection of a pair of two-storey semi-detached…

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FACE masks will be scrapped on Freedom Day on July 19, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed. Boris Johnson’s minister said wearing the masks be a personal choice and that “the state won’t be telling you what to do”. He told Sky News’ Trevor Phillips…

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REPRESENTATIVES of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harlow have urged residents to write to Harlow MP Robert Halfon over possible changes to abortion times. They posted the following message on their Twitter account: “On Monday, the abortion lobby are going to attempt to introduce abortion…

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THE simple answer is probably “No”. There is a longer and more in-depth article to be written here but we thought we wanted to write a piece and put the question out for debate. No doubt there are people in Harlow who have had good…

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Dear Editor, I HAVE just purchased Town Design by Sir Frederick Gibberd, published in 1953. It is a seminal book by a far sighted man. Harlow was designed to have two major motorway roads that ran to the west and north to link easily with…

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THE newly formed Essex Education Task Force has announced it will invest £1million in reading over the next 18 months, to support children and young people affected by the loss of learning and missed opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic.Marked by the launch of a new…

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AN application for a house extension is on the agenda at the next meeting of the Harlow Council planning committee. The application is on 18 Whieldon Grange, Church Langley. The application is for a first-floor extension over the garage to provide an additional bedroom with…

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SENIOR doctors in England will be consulted on taking industrial action if the government’s 1% pay rise offer is not improved reports the BBC. The British Medical Association says it will ask members about stopping paid and unpaid overtime if there is not a figure…

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By Local Democracy Reporter: Piers Meyler AROUND £7.6 million of public funds alone have been stripped out of care homes in Essex over the past year – prompting fears that care homes may have to close down due to lack of residents. The actual figure…

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By Local Democracy Reporter: Piers Meyler THE number of children ‘missing from school’ in Essex since the Covid-19 pandemic began is almost double compared to three years ago. Figures from Essex County Council (ECC) show that for the 2020/21 year – up until June 17…

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A RIVER Stort resident who is at the heart of the campaign against a possible four lane highway through the heart of a Harlow beauty spot has been encouraged by the amount of support against the proposal. YH interviewed Neil Warner Banks at the beginning…

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RECENT NHS workforce figures have shown that there are 190 more nurses and 53 more doctors working at the Princess Alexandra hospital compared with 2019. The huge increase in staff comes in line with the Government’s manifesto commitment of 50,000 more nurses and 6,000 more…

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IT was another excellent week in the drive against Covid-19 as another 3,000 vaccinations were delivered in Harlow. The exact figure was 3,050. There was 2,064 first vaccinations. There was 1,086 second vaccinations. That brings a total of 94,713 vaccinations. The number of adults who…

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ON Wednesday afternoon, our editor, Michael Casey went down to Pye Corner in Gilson to interview Neil Warner-Banks about the campaign regarding a road across the River Stort. The interview will be coming up later. As today is YourHarlow’s eighth birthday and history as well…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to speak up on behalf of domestic violence campaigner and Harlow resident, Charlotte Budd. Mr Halfon asked: “What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on supporting victims of domestic violence?”…

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CIVIL engineering specialist GRAHAM has reached a major milestone on the new M11 Junction 7a project at Harlow following the installation of the structural steel beams to create a new overbridge at the junction. The new Mores Overbridge will form an integral part of the…