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NEARLY 1.8 million married couples and those in civil partnerships are using Marriage Allowance to save up to 252 a year in Income Tax, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced. Summer has always been a popular season for weddings, and newly married couples or…

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Sir, WE are all acutely aware Climate Change is being driven by human activity that damages the environment and ecology and the release of carbon dioxide. Construction of the bridge barrier crossing will have major and permanent changes with potentially devastating impacts on the Stort…

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Statement by Jamie Gilbert I’M extremely excited to announce that on the 12-09-2021 The Green Party of England and Wales held an event to officially launch the Harlow Green Party, vote in a committee and a constitution. All Green members of Harlow were invited to…

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MORE than a third of English councils support policies that could increase carbon emissions despite having declared a “climate emergency”, BBC research suggests. Road building and airport expansion are among examples provided by 45 out of 121 questionnaire respondents who say they have passed climate…

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OUR search engine is back and it is better than ever. Since we launched in July 2013, we have published close to 23,000 stories on YourHarlow. The stories are all in their respective categories but it is much easier to punch the key words into…

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A HARLOW resident has started a petition calling for traffic calming measures on Elizabeth Way in Harlow. The road runs from Harlow Town station to The Pinnacles. At present, the speed limit is 50mph. The petition was started by Maria Adolfo. Maria said: “Many vehicles…

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A NUMBER of residents have called for Harlow Council employees to return to their offices. On four occasions last week, resident have told us: I am trying to finalise a house sale but there is a delay accessing property deeds as a Harlow Council employee…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has congratulated the many Harlow students who have received their GCSE and vocational results today.  Mr Halfon said: “The past 18 months have been the most difficult of times for teachers, support staff and students. However, despite the lockdowns and immense…

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THE LEADER of the Harlow Labour Group has reacted with scepticism at the news that the Conservative-led council’s actively considering a possible extension of the Central Line to Harlow. Councillor Chris Vince said: “The Labour Party clearly welcomes any improved connectivity for Harlow, particularly anything…

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TRANSPORT for London has responded to speculation Harlow Council will lobby for a tube station for the town with an extension of the Central Line reports the Local Democracy Reporter. The Government body, responsible for the London Underground, said it is open to talks with…

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PUPILS across Essex will receive their GCSE results today (Thursday 12 August), following another school year where formal GCSE exams did not take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Similar to last year, GCSE results for 2021 have been assessed by teachers and final grades awarded…

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FROM Monday 16 August 2021 separate weekly food waste collections will resume in Harlow following a temporary suspension to the service. From Monday food waste can once again be put out separately in green caddies. Any excess food waste can be put in a cardboard…

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EMERGENCY powers to handle post-Brexit queues of lorries heading for France are being made permanent, signalling the government expects further cross-Channel disruption. Operation Brock, a traffic management system designed to cope with queues of up to 13,000 lorries heading for mainland Europe across Kent, was meant…

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ESSEX local authorities need to draw on their impressive networking capabilities to improve the county’s poor electric vehicle uptake, which is among the worst in the country, according to new research reports the Local Democracy Reporter. The comments from New AutoMotive, a transport research group…

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LEGAL action is being taken against Essex County Council for its failure to prevent scores of children “being put at risk” by placing them in care far away from home reports our Local Democracy Reporter. Although 67 percent of all looked after children are placed…

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WITH release from lockdown now passed, we will do the Covid-19 report a few times a week. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital…