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Halfon’s Hypocrisy on Affordable Housing By Jake Shepherd OUR MP’s outcry over affordable housing, recently picked up by local press, has struck many people as hypocritical. Whilst Robert Halfon MP and Cllr Joel Charles appear to be relishing the opportunity to scrutinize the revised planning…

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Sir, Having read Mr Aicken’s letter I have to say that he has spectacularly missed the point of my blog post, not surprising really but let me address his comments. Yes, Bees and other pollinators are important, as a volunteer at Pets Corner I support…

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Nishall’s Blog How to Become an Optimist: Three Daily Habits to Help You Get Started “I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of…

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Dear Editor, HAVING seen Cllr Churchill’s piece on your website (Harlow is really scruffy and it’s all labour’s fault, 28 August 2017) I wanted to respond to the claim that overgrown verges are not a ‘clean and green environment’. While longer grass may not be…

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Blogspot by Andrew Johnson I’ve been vaguely aware of Ladies football since the 2002 comedy film Bend it like Beckham catapulted it onto the big screen but honestly never really showed much interest. But recently female football has taken centre stage in our house. I…

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IT has been a while since we dropped in to Steve Hannam’s blog called Living with Luke. If you have not read any of the blogs, it is a wonderful intimate and warm series of writings that touch upon a “Dad’s view of life with…

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WE have dipped into the website of Harlow councillor, Nick Churchill in order to see what is on his mind. This week: Taxis “Regrettably I was unable to attend the Licencing Committee meeting of 11th July due to a bereavement. Not that it seems I…

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How to Improve Your Mood Right Now: Three Simple Habits I sometimes write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general. A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the context for your day. But…

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Life is too short to not be optimistic! It is hard to be optimistic when all the focus in the media is crimes, military coups, murders and starvation. In addition, yes life is hard. Probably very few people will tell you “Hey! Life’s easy.” The…

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Few Inspirational Quotes Hey Guys, OVER the last few days I was reflecting on the time when I went to the One Young World in Dublin in 2014, and for this blog, I just wanted to share a few inspirational quotes that I picked up…

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Living with Luke 77 There once was a man who had a dog. The dog didn’t have a name, it was just ‘the dog’, but it followed its master everywhere he went. Which was weird, because The Man didn’t even like dogs. The dog was…

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Dear Sir, In a few weeks the people of Harlow will have an important decision to make, whether or not to return Robert Halfon as their MP. I do not know of another MP who has fought so hard to improve the lives of the…

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Living with A Brain Injury: My 10 Year Journey By David Chennells IT all began one Thursday morning 10 years ago and 10 days after my 26th birthday (on 10th May 2007), when I was cycling to work. I started to experience what I can…

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Parliamentary Candidates Need to Focus on the Community! AS the election campaigns have started for the General Election on 8th June, I have seen one thing, most candidates standing for MP only talk about their party manifesto and not what they will do for the…

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Sir, IN the spring edition of the Council’s publication Harlow Times. The Leader of Harlow District Council said ‘I am proud that once again the council’s budgets for 2017/18 will see no services closed or cut’ . At the time I asked ‘why then the…

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Sir, I am sure that very many residents of Harlow will be as surprised as me to learn that the Labour administration at Harlow Council have agreed to the plans being produced by Epping Forest District Council to allow the building of thousands of homes…