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WHILST we were at the Potter Street Community Fayre we came across the Stop Feeding Our Horses stall manned by Sarah and Michael Jennings. Their campaign was started after their horse Pie fell very ill after being fed in their field Magdalen Laver. We asked…

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LAND that could accommodate “well in excess” of 70,000 new homes in Uttlesford has been put forward for consideration for a new Local Plan – 57,000 more than are actually needed reports the Bishops Stortford Independent. The Uttlesford District Council-led ‘Call for Sites’ exercise has…

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THE measures, which form part of Defra’s Action Plan on Animal Welfare and have been set out for consultation today (21 August), will raise the minimum age for importing a puppy from 15 weeks to six months; ban the import of dogs with cropped ears and docked tails;…

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A PLANNING application to put an electric charging bay in the BP Garage on Southern Way is back before the planning committee. The committee rejected the application in June. At the meeting, a local resident made an emotional appeal agains the chargers being placed so…

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NEARLY 100 members of the Army have been brought in to help four ambulance trusts in England look after patients reports then BBC. High demand and staffing shortages mean they are being used to work alongside NHS staff. Ambulance services in the South Central, South…

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THE ENVIRONMENT Agency has provided an update on its investigation into why parts of a stream in Harlow turned blue at the weekend. A spokesperson said: “Our specialist officers attended the site again on Tuesday morning and discovered the Canons Brook had a grey discolouration…

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A LEADING Harlow singer-songwriter has combined her music with a video highlighting the devastation that could take place if a major road is allowed to run through a much-loved beauty spot. Roisin Quinn’s video takes you on a journey from Edinburgh Way across to Gilston…

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A STATEMENT from Bishop Guli and the Diocesan Refugee Coordinator, the Revd Canon Gareth Jones: Since 2015 the Diocese of Chelmsford has resettled almost 200 refugees through our resettlement program. Most have been families fleeing the Syrian conflict, but a number have been Afghan interpreters…

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IT was a very good week for Harlow with a total of 3,236 vaccines issued in the past seven days. That brings a total of 108, 632 compared to 105,396 vaccinations the previous week. Once again well done to all those involved in the whole…

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THERE IS a dignity to John Foster that is so so admirable. In August 2013, this reporter was driving down Mowbray Road when he saw a group of people by the bench outside Jads Newsagents. We got out and soon learned all about the death…

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THE boss of Britain’s poultry industry body has called on the government to fast track workers as the sector faces severe disruptions that have forced restaurants including Nando’s and KFC to adjust or cancel their service reports Sky News. Richard Griffiths, chief executive of the…

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A NUMBER of Harlow Labour Party members have slammed the Tory-run council for deciding that they won’t be offering any refuge for people fleeing Afghanistan. Netteswell councillor, Mike Danvers said: “Harlow is normally a generous community. In times of international emergency the Council has normally…

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MORE Essex districts say they will accept Afghan families fleeing the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan but not Harlow. Thurrock Council has written to the Home Office offering to take part in the resettlement programme, while Basildon, Braintree and Rochford councils are identifying suitable housing. Around…

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ESSEX Highways’ LED rollout is well underway with 800 old streetlights currently being replaced across Essex each week.  The move to LED will bring benefits for residents and the environment as the lights are more efficient, saving on average around 60% energy usage and thousands of…

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HARLOW businesses can now apply for a new additional restrictions grant following Harlow Council receiving more funding from the government. The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme is a discretionary scheme to support businesses severely impacted by the national lockdown and coronavirus restrictions. Harlow Council’s new…

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A MULTI-MILLION-pound scheme to improve traffic signals and a commitment to explore how new technology – such as drones and 3D printing – could be used to find and fix potholes are part of a raft of measures announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today.…