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By Nishall Garala SO my blog this week is inspired from Friday when we had a Ministerial visit at college, with Matthew Hancock MP, Robert Halfon MP and Vicky Ford MEP, when I asked for a selfie with Mr Hancock, in front of everyone. For…

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Blog-post by Nishall Garala The New Beginning Do you feel you’re finally beginning to see signs of new life? By now, maybe you’ve witnessed a bud of green, popping from a tree, or some bulbs finally forcing a flower between blades of grass. Spring has…

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ONCE again, we dip into Old Harlow resident, Rob Tyler and his journey as a stay at home dad. WELL, Poppy started this week where she left off previously with asking a nice quiet girl why she has metal in her mouth and as we…

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OVER the last month I have been working with Harlow Council’s Community Safety Team. It has been absolutely amazing and I can’t thank the whole team enough for letting me shadow them and for making me feel welcome. Harlow Council Community Safety Officers include Community…

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Blogpiece by Nishall Garala Happy Mother’s Day This week I am going to dedicate my blog to my mum and auntie. According to the term “Mother” in the dictionary says simply “a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given…

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By Steve Hannam So… Readers of these blogs are well aware of my trouble dealing with Tiddles the Silverback when I come into the room or indeed home as he appears to loathe the very sight of me. As an experiment last week, TCMH suggested…

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WE HAVE enjoyed reading and publishing Steve Hanham’s blogs called “Living with Luke” where he details the day to day life of living with an autistic teenager. But we wanted to find out more. So we went to see Steve and his family in Nicholls…

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Blog-post: By Nishall Garala OVER the years we’ve seen local people and community groups come up with some of the most innovative solutions to local challenges. But we’ve also seen that sometimes they need a little help unlocking their potential. Constituting a community group, finding…

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ONCE again we dip into the popular blog of Steve Hannam which chronicles his life with his son who is on the autism spectrum. So… This week I wrote a book. Well…that’s not strictly true. This week I published a short story, I actually wrote…

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Blogpost by Nishall’s Garala Young people and their potential FROM Monday to Friday last week, I have had 24 hour day with some wonderful young people in Norfolk, and it was amazing. During my time away I realised many things, but one really stood out.…

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By Nishall Garala Happy Valentine’s Day!! So it Valentine’s day on Friday, so this week of course my blog will be about love, and what is it actually? So today I will try to explain what true love is from my “knowledge and understanding” of…

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WE haven’t dropped into Steve Hannam’s blog since Christmas, so this seemed to be a perfect opportunity. Steve’s blog reflects a life, living with autism. “So… Last week was a pretty crap week for us. I started off the week with a sniffy cold, which…

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Blog piece by Nishall Garala Appreciation Take a minute to think about someone who has inspired you to have confidence in yourself. It might be… * A coach shouting encouraging words from the sidelines. * A teacher who was so impressed with your report that…

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NEW YEAR resolutions take many shapes and forms. YH contributor, Jim O’Sullivan tells us why giving blood is more important than ever. “ON Sunday I went along for my regular three monthly appointment to donate blood. If I were to ask you to guess the…

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Blog-post by Hannah-Ellen Clare “THIS WEEK, the Government have announced that councils are able to gain 100% of business rates from fracking operations in their area. As the UK goes ‘all out for shale’ [1] many, including myself, are concerned about the impact of the…

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ONCE AGAIN, we dip into the diary of Old Harlow “Stay at Home Dad” Rob Tyler. For all the diary entries, go to his Facebook page. “Well things are finally all back to normal now that the hectic Christmas period is over and Ruby is…