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Dear Editor,I HAVE been a long time Labour voter. However, in May, I was impressed and excited by the Conservatives and their plan to “build back better”. I was frustrated with the general state of the town and decided (as did many) to vote for…

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By Rami B I GREW up in Harlow in the 1990s. At that time, Sega Park was in the Harvey Centre, and the old swimming pool was on Mandela Avenue. We had school sports classes at the pool, and I often went with friends on…

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RECENTLY, on the back of a few police stories regarding police pay, a number of readers have made reference to the police solving crimes (or not). On the back of this, we have had a look at Essex Police’s solve rate for a variety of…

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LAST weekend we reported that a woman was taken to hospital after suffering a head injury following an incident in Newhall. A number of people made disparaging comments about Newhall and Church Langley. None of these people appeared to show any concerns regarding the welfare…

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Appreciate More!  FOR this blog, let start with a question to you; who has inspired you to have confidence in yourself?  It might have been:  * A coach shouting encouraging words from the sidelines.  * A teacher who was so impressed with your report that…

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THE simple answer is probably “No”. There is a longer and more in-depth article to be written here but we thought we wanted to write a piece and put the question out for debate. No doubt there are people in Harlow who have had good…

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Dear Editor, I HAVE just purchased Town Design by Sir Frederick Gibberd, published in 1953. It is a seminal book by a far sighted man. Harlow was designed to have two major motorway roads that ran to the west and north to link easily with…

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ON Wednesday afternoon, our editor, Michael Casey went down to Pye Corner in Gilson to interview Neil Warner-Banks about the campaign regarding a road across the River Stort. The interview will be coming up later. As today is YourHarlow’s eighth birthday and history as well…

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An Appeal to Harlow Council DURING the Mark Hall by-election campaign, residents have told me of their fears regarding the potential effect of the proposed River Stort crossing. I’ve spent several hours at the site so I’m aware of the scale of the project and…

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EARLIER this month, Burnt Mill Academy reported a social media post to the police. The statement from the school was as follows: “At the start of the half term break we were made aware of a social media post being shared widely which made several…

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Dear Editor, THIS week saw the publication of The Climate Change Committee Report on the UKs readiness and current response. In short we’re pretty rubbish. Harlow is under immediate threat vis the Gilston estate development, yes people need homes but what’s important is the nature…

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THE LEADER of the Harlow Alliance Party has visited the site of the proposed river crossing and has praised campaigners. Nicholas Taylor said: “Due to the effort of Neil Warner Baker, it seems that residents of Harlow and beyond as well as local politicians are…

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THE Government’s announcement to end the ban on evictions on May 31st is on course to plunge hundreds of thousands of private renters into homelessness claim Harlow housing campaigners. A spokesperson said: “The pandemic has shown the extent to which extreme inequality in the UK…

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READERS might be interested in reading this balanced article, which explains why there was no “protective ring around care homes” in spring 2020, and how patients with Covid were discharged from hospitals into care homes. https://fullfact.org/health/coronavirus-care-homes-discharge/ Yes, patients were discharged to care homes without Covid-19 tests…

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THE FORMER deputy leader of Harlow Council has launched a withering attack on the predominance of white male men in the lead positions at Harlow Council. Councillor Eugenie Harvey said: “At the meeting of Harlow Council meeting on Thursday, May 20, the new Conservative Leader,…

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THERE is no doubt that few if any of those who were in the Leisurezone late on Thursday evening could ever have predicted the outcome of the elections just a few hours later. Our Party would like to thank all those residents who voted for…