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HARLOW is set to “lead to the way” towards revolutionising how people travel in the UK– thanks to £170 million of Government funding to transform the town’s transport infrastructure. Essex County Council’s (ECC) cabinet has approved an agreement with Hertfordshire County Council to unlock more…

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HARLOW’S ruling Labour group demonstrated once again that it dismisses any form of criticism, even when a report it commissions is critical of its performance. The report recommended 20 actions the Council need to take if the failures in the past are not to be…

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A SENIOR Conservative councillor has slammed Harlow Council after they were the subject of a number of criticisms in a report on their council housing building programme. The report was discussed at a fiery meeting on Thursday night. You can follow the item on the…

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A WARD Councillor for Bush Fair is encouraging residents to sign a petition demanding Conservative controlled Essex County Council takes immediate action to repair the road surface in Hookfield. Councillor Ingall wrote a letter of complaint to the Chief Executive of Essex County Council two…

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A PLANNING application for five new homes in Stackfield has been submitted to Harlow Council. The application is for the erection of five new terraced houses on a former garage site. The houses comprise of two storeys and large rear amenity space at ground floor…

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ON THURSDAY afternoon, the government told English local authorities that they should not to expect to continue holding zoom meetings after 6 May, but to prepare instead to restart in-person meetings. In Harlow, this cannot come a moment too soon. Thursday’s nights meeting has been…

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PLANS for up to 80 dwellings in Wych Elm have just gone through a consultation process. The intention is to provide 80 apartments with communal and private amenity areas, as well as flexible commercial floorspace at ground floor level. The proposals comprise: 80 homes including…

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Home Secretary announces major new plans to tackle illegal Channel crossings THE Home Secretary, Priti Patel has announced bold new measures to tackle “illegal crossings” in the Channel as part of the Government’s “New Plan for Immigration”. The announcement follows the introduction of the Australian-style…

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SENIOR members of Labour-led Harlow Council have issued statements ahead of the publication of what has been described as a “high critical” report on the delivery of council homes in the town. The whole matter will be discussed at the Cabinet meeting tonight (Thursday). Both…

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A HARLOW resident has urged Essex County Council to take action over the condition of a road that many drivers call impassable due to the number of potholes. Harefield resident, Terry Kirkby met us out on Minchin Road, which runs from Momples Road (Pennymead Tower)…

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AN education commission is being set up by The Times that could lead to radical change across schools and universities reports The Times. It brings together experts including senior MPs, head teachers, academics, vice-chancellors and a children’s author who will work on the year-long project that is…

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THE news that two young boys were robbed at knife point is extremely disturbing and must have been extremely frightening for them both. My thoughts are with them and I hope the criminal responsible is caught and charged as soon as possible. It is extremely…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has sent a message to all those in Harlow on the anniversary of the first lockdown on March 23rd, 2020. In his message he thanks all those in the NHS who have worked so hard over the year. He also thanked…

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THE UK is marking one year since the first coronavirus lockdown was announced. On 23 March 2020 Boris Johnson outlined measures to stop the spread of Covid-19. Since then, the UK’s official death toll has risen from 364 to 126,172.  With the lockdown have come tough restrictions on…

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A £5,000 fine for anyone in England trying to travel abroad without good reason is due to come into force next week as part of new coronavirus laws. The penalty is included in legislation that will be voted on by MPs on Thursday.  Foreign holidays…

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CCTV cameras will be installed on all Central line trains by 2024, a year later than initially said. The lack of CCTV on Central line trains has become more acute since discussions around the safety of women. In 2019, the London Assembly drew attention to…