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THERE is a by-election in the ward of Bush Fair today (Thursday June 23rd). Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.  You do not need to take your polling card with you as long as you are registered to vote. The candidates are as…

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HARLOW politicians from across the divide have responded to the news that refuse workers are set to go on strike. Conservative Councillor Alastair Gunn, Harlow Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Governance, said: “Harlow Council is monitoring the situation very closely and we urge all parties…

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NICHOLAS Taylor is the Harlow Alliance Party candidate in the Bush Fair by-election set fro Thursday June 23rd. Nick usually stands in the Great Parndon Ward but over the last few weeks has been campaigning diligently in the ward. We have seen Nick and his…

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HARLOW refuse workers have delivered a resounding Yes vote to strike action against a pay offer that fails to keep track with the cost of living, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Workers have voted 97% in favour of strikes in the hope of securing a better…

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HATFIELD Heath residents are continuing their battle to prevent the demolition of a number of Prisoners of War Camps in the area. A new application has been lodged with Uttlesford District Council for the demolition of 10 of the POW Camp 116 buildings for the…

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SIR, It is now some 18 months since the surface area around one side of Market Square was dug up (again). Since then work has taken place in fits and starts to fit paving slabs (which I understand were sourced from Portugal). Some sort of…

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ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow and Chair of the Education Select Committee has joined four other Members of Parliament, including the Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, in signing a letter written by the Victim’s Commissioner directed at the Justice Secretary, calling for…

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PLANNING applications for a number of 5G masts have been submitted to Harlow Council. Proposed 5G telecoms installation: H3G street pole and additional equipment cabinets. Mast adjacent to 131 To 143 Hookfield, Tawneys Road. Mast adjacent to Little Brays Common Room, Little Brays. Land adjacent…

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MEMBERS of the Unite trade union walked out at the O-I Glassworks site in Harlow on Monday in a dispute over pay. A trade union spokesperson confirmed the strikes in a variety of locations went ahead as planned and “there are more in the pipeline”.…

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A PLANNING application to demolish a severely ‘damaged’ train station waiting area has been submitted. Abellio East Anglia, who owns Greater Anglia, submitted plans to Harlow Council to knock down and replace the existing passenger service area of Harlow Mill train station reports Essex Live.…

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THE Harlow Conservatives have unveiled another council house building scheme, this time in Tye Green Village, Bush Fair. The bungalows are exclusively for over 55 residents and are designed using cutting edge technology to ensure residents moving in have next to no energy bills to…

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UK Government’s 25-year Environmental Plan has been put in place to improve the UK’s air and water quality and protect our many threatened plants, trees and wildlife species. The environment plan sets out their goals for improving the environment within a generation and leaving it…

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POLITICS can be a cruel game. When Labour’s Kay Morrison lost the Bush Fair ward by four votes in May, she could have been excused for calling it a day. Despite, being a vastly experienced politician in Scotland, that was her third defeat in a…

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A STUDY carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has called on the Government to give training providers and employers financial incentives to take on apprentices without a grade 4 pass in GCSE English and maths, and then support them to achieve…

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SIX weeks ago, we interviewed Green Party candidate Jennifer Steadman as she fought the Bush Fair ward in the May District elections. Ms Steadman came a creditable third, with 116 votes. As you may well know, the winning candidate, Marco Lorenzini stood down after a…

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MEASURES to tackle unscrupulous private landlords who evict tenants without giving a reason or who let unsafe homes, will be introduced under government proposals aimed at giving a better deal for millions of renters in England reports The Guardian. The centrepiece of the fairer private…