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Meet the Conservative Candidates ON Thursday 6th May, residents will have the chance to vote in three elections: Harlow Council elections, Essex County Council elections and the Police & Crime Commissioner elections. Today, we are taking a closer look at the team the Conservatives have…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon visited the vaccination centre based at the Harlow Leisurezone . Mr Halfon took the opportunity to speak to the head of the vaccination centre and his staff. Afterwards, we spoke to Mr Halfon to see what he thought of the vaccination…

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LOCAL residents and Labour politicians have demanded action over a junction that has been described as the most dangerous in Harlow. The junction in question is Momples Road at First Avenue. It is one of those junctions where vehicles, in attempting to turn right, cross…

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PLANNING permission has been granted for the erection of 20 dwellings including the conversion of Netteswell Hall into four flats. Netteswell Hall is situated off Park Lane near the Town Park. It was passed unanimously at a meeting of the Harlow Council planning committee on…

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Sir, IT has been heartening to see the town wide efforts of Harlow’s wonderful “Womble” groups. The daily posts on social media showing the sacks of rubbish collected by groups of volunteers suggest that the community spirit fostered during the pandemic may become a welcome legacy…

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CHRIS Vince, Labour & Co-operative Party candidate for Essex Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, has officially launched his campaign with a Facebook Q&A. In the video, Chris Vince, a Harlow Councillor, says he sees the role as a ‘dual role’; helping to set the budget…

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A FORMER UKIP councillor has slammed the candidates standing in the local elections as doing nothing more than “ripping off his act”. Dan Long was the UKIP councillor for Bush Fair between 2014 and 2018. Mr Long said: “Between those years, I consistently pointed out…

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THE Chair of Harlow Council, Councillor Maggie Hulcoop, has written to Buckingham Palace expressing Harlow’s condolences and sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family following the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The letter, which has been…

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LABOUR MPs have renewed their call for government ministers to ban employers from using ‘fire and rehire’ practices as hundreds of British Gas workers have lost their jobs in a wave of mass sackings reports Labour List. At midday on Wednesday, engineers across the company…

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A HARLOW welfare organisation has made a donation to help with striking bin men in Thurrock. Harlow’s Coronavirus People Before Profit Action Group has told YH they are supporting the strikers 100% (see story from our sister paper below). A spokesperson said: “What’s being done…

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A STEWARDS Academy student has impressed with her artwork and poetry in a Show Racism the Red Card competition. Tiana Hyder produced a poster (see above) that said: Stronger Together, Weaker Apart and then an impressive and thought-provoking poem called Human Beings. Tiana came first…

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Letter to Editor: The State of Local Politics Dear Editor, FIRSTLY, I want to thank you for your reporting as we approach the elections on Thursday 6th May. It seems like every time we have elections at any level, your political balance is called into…

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Dear Editor, I recently received a reply to my letter to the CEO of Essex County Council saying that no repairs are planned to Hookfield in Bush Fair Harlow. I have replied to that letter with a “stage one, section 56 Notice of the Highways…

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IT comes as no surprise that a public meeting to discuss the future of the library service in Essex is being held using zoom, just as the country is to come out of lockdown, continuing Essex County Council’s trend to consult only those residents who…

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Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, has paid a special and personal tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, in a ‘Humble Address to be presented to Her Majesty the Queen’ in the House of Commons. Mr Halfon said he “felt real sadness at the passing…

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ALL the main political parties will be going head to head on the ‘future of Essex’s libraries’ in an online public debate on the 27th April from half seven. Organisers SOLE say all are welcome to join via Zoom or Facebook live, and it will be…