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THE Harlow Conservatives have campaigned against development to the south and west of Harlow since the idea was first posed well over a decade ago and furthermore, to mitigate the impact of any development to the east of Harlow such as Junction 7a. Under the previous Council,…

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OBJECTIONS have been made to a planning application for the Three Horsehoes pub in Harlow. The application is for the following: New timber framed pergola with shingle felt roof, festoon lighting and heat lamps to existing patio area. Repositioning of the existing smoking shelter along…

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ESSEX County Council is enabling over 500 jobs to be brought to market with small and medium sized businesses in Essex, as well as aiming to employ over 100 in-house. Essex County Council acts as a Gateway offering information and support to employers and young…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has backed the prime minister Boris Johnson’s plan to put in place the biggest tax rise in seventy years to pay for health care. Mr Halfon said: “Over the past eighteen months, this country has faced a national emergency of which…

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SEVERAL hundred people turned out to watch the first ever Matching Green Cricket Club (MGCC) versus Princess Alexandra Hospital Staff (PAH) Twenty-20 cricket match on Bank Holiday Monday.  The cricket club wanted to show their appreciation and thanks to the staff at PAH who worked…

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A PROTEST is set to take place in Harlow on Saturday as part of a campaign to protect the River Stort from a planning application to build a major highway over the river which could danger wildlife and the environment.  As has been well documented on YH, the plans are…

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SPECIALIST buy-to-let lender, Landbay, has announced that it has launched a new product range for larger loans up to £1.5m following an increased demand amongst portfolio landlords for HMOs and MUFB finance reports Property Reporter. According to the lender, the new product range consists of…

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BORIS Johnson will vow to end “catastrophic costs” for social care users in England when he sets out long-awaited reform proposals later. The prime minister will announce the plans to MPs, alongside money to help the NHS respond to the Covid pandemic. He is expected…

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HARLOW Council is due to award £90,000 of government funding to deliver a new type of community hub service that will support vulnerable residents to gain more confidence as the recovery from COVID-19 continues. A report to be considered by the council’s Cabinet on Thursday…

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HARLOW Council is set to agree to the installation of electric vehicle charging points in car parks it owns around the town. A report, which will go to this Thursday’s (9 September) Cabinet meeting, recommends that the council enters into a contract with BP Pulse…

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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…

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MORE than 8,700 chain stores closed in British High Streets, shopping centres and retail parks in the first six months of this year, research suggests. That is an average of nearly 50 outlets a day as the impact of the pandemic and changing shopping habits…

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FOLLOWING lobbying from Harlow’s four county councillors and several reports from residents, the major potholes on the A414 section stretching from the entrance to the south side of the town, all the way to the Harlow Mill roundabout are set to be resurfaced. A number…

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ESSEX County Council’s Cabinet celebrates its first 100 days in office but is clear that this is just the beginning of its work to improve the lives of Essex residents. Plans to address climate change, increased support for Essex businesses and improved technology for those…

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Dear Editor, I MAY well be too late with this e-mail but wanted to express my disgust and horror at the environmental destruction you have forced upon our neighbourhood. If it’s not illegal to remove hedgerows (pre or post nesting season) it should be. The…

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HARLOW’S lead councillor for the environment has welcomed new government commitments to protect the environment for future generations. Last week (27 August) the government announced amendments to strengthen its Environment Bill. The Bill will bring forward action to address environmental challenges including biodiversity loss, climate…