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Letter to Editor: On proposed pay increase for NHS staff By Waida Foreman Unison PAH Branch Secretary” Sir, “It was announced that NHS workers are receiving a pay rise of 6.5% spread over the next three years. In reality, this increase fails to address seven…

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Dear Editor, It has come to my notice that the Sir Charles Kao UTC has changed its name. I would like to point out that this Technical College located in Harlow is for the education of young people between the ages of 14 and 18…

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Letter to Editor Sir, It is a huge honour to be elected as Councillor for Little Parndon and Hare Street and I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out and voted for me last week. I can’t wait to get…

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Nishall’s Blog The Power of Empowering Others “A leader is best when people barely know he exists; when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.” –Lao Tzu We usually talk about leadership qualities and how to better ourselves.…

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Letter to Editor: “Tories have devalued the teaching profession” By Chris Vince: Labour candidate for Little Parndon and Hare Street In response to Cllr Hardware’s letter I would like to point out to him that having been a teacher for nearly thirteen years I have…

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Listening to Church Langley’s Residents: LAST Wednesday (07/02) in the House of Commons the annual Police Grant, which approves central police funding for each financial year, was voted on and subsequently passed. Since 2014, Essex Police’s allocation of funds from the national police grant has…

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Dear Sir, I take exception to Chris Vince’s letter “The problem with academies” (11th January) due to its inaccuracy. Perhaps Mr Vince does not live in Harlow and does not understand the issues – if he had bothered to actually ask someone in education in…

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Editorial Comment THIRTY years ago, the city of Edinburgh was asked to have a long hard look at itself and ask itself a question: Did it want to remain being seen as an east coast county town like Canterbury, York and Durham. Or did it…

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Sir, ON 25 January Harlow Council at last produced its “Harlow Local Development Plan” which outlines it’s vision for future development in Harlow and includes a list of 21 sites which it believes should be designated for future housing development. This document was amongst an…

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40 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude Gratitude is such a powerful emotion, one that can make your life better in so many ways. It’s quite difficult to feel depressed or sorry for yourself when you are feeling gratitude. In a study carried out in 2003,…

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‘The problem with academies By Chris Vince Labour candidate for Great Parndon I have always been a cynic of the programme to turn schools into academies. I understood the reason that the last Labour government introduced them and even recognise that some inner city schools…

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Blogpost by Nishall Garala Learning to accept who you are! MOST people’s New Year’s resolutions are around making goals about changing themselves for the better, but not many people make resolutions to accept themselves as they are. Did you know that once you’ve accepted your…

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NOW and again, we drop into the blog written by Harlow playwright, Steve Hannam. The blogs chronicle his day to day life and relationship with his son, who is autistic. https://dansonthunderbolt.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/living-with-luke-83/ He has written a play based on his experiences. It has proven very popular…

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IT’S that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, dinners with family…

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Blogspot by Nishall Garala The Importance of Family FAMILIES are much more than groups of individuals. They have their own goals and aspirations. They also are places where every child and adult should feel that he or she is special and be encouraged to pursue…

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Dear Editor, I find it very strange but frustrating that all the things that I pledged back 2014 in my pre election interviews to get sorted out for the sake of the people of Bush Fair and Harlow are all of a sudden being done…