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THE recent announcement by the Home Office to acquire a number of newly built,  luxury apartments at Wych Elm to accommodate around 400 illegal migrants has been greeted with stern opposition by Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon and the Leader of Harlow’s Conservative Council, Russell Perrin.…

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TO many of us it seems we have spent a lifetime of campaigning and fighting for women’s rights, marching, writing letters, signing petitions etc.  It was in March 1911, the first International Women’s Day was held, with more than 1 million people in Austria, Denmark,…

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TODAY we’re celebrating women everywhere. We’re marking achievements as well as highlighting the continuing need to tackle inequality, reproductive rights and violence against women. The UN Secretary General said achieving gender equality will take another 3 centuries! Looks as though we’d better get a move…

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CELEBRATING Women, whether professionally or personally, is a sense of commitment to each and every woman in one’s life. Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day is commemorated. Women from all walks of life gather together around the country, spanning cultural and ethnic divides,…

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Dear Editor, MY wife Anita and myself have not got a problem when it comes to paying more council tax to fund the Police, Fire and Ambulance services or Harlow Council but when it comes to pay more towards Essex County Council, we do have…

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Dear Editor, WITH elections coming up in Harlow it’s vital we all spread the news that the government have changed the rules for how we vote. From May you must show photo ID at the polling station to cast your vote, so make sure you’re…

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Dear Editor, I write in response to the litany of articles from the Leader of the Harlow Labour group, Cllr Chris Vince, and his constant defeatism and talking down of Harlow, particularly in response to the new hospital Harlow is getting. It is high time…

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The Planning Inspector tasked with looking at the Local Development Plan (LDP) proposals of Epping Forest DC (EFDC) has now completed his work and effectively signed off the document. This should come as no surprise because many other Plans from across the Country have been…

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THIS is not good news. Not one English waterway, including rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters is in good ecological and chemical health. Pollution from water treatment plants and agriculture are the main culprits. Yet, the Environment Agency has revealed that the target to achieve…

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A VETERAN Harlow Conservative councillor has described criticism of one of his colleagues as evidence of “discrimination and abuse”. Sumners and Kingsmoor Councillor Nick Churchill was referring to an article written by the portfolio holder for Governance, cllr Stacey Seales. Cllr Churchill said: Cllr Seales…

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I SAW in a “recent” survey Harlow was listed as 38th worse place to live in England in 2023. Unfortunately whoever writes this cannot have really visited Harlow or even spoke to people. When its write up includes talk of “The Swimming Pool” long since…

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THE FUTURE of the leader of Harlow Council remains in doubt after his fellow senior Tories have declined the opportunity to give him their support. On Friday, the deputy leader of Harlow Council, Dan Swords resigned making a number of “indirect” criticisms of the leadership…

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UPPER Park residents have written to Post Office bosses, dismayed at the loss of their postman. The letter states: Dear Sirs. We are writing to you as a community to let you know how upset and angry we are that we are about to lose…

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A FORMER Harlow councillor has slammed the decision by teachers to strike. Dan Long who represented the Bush Fair ward for UKIP between 2014 and 2018 was responding to an article by Passmores Head Vic Goddard. Mr Long is also a care and teaching assistant…

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ONE of the teacher’s who was striking today was Harlow resident, Jake Shepherd. Here are his reflections on the day. “Today was a difficult day, which I wish hadn’t come to pass. Today’s strike was a last resort, which became necessary after this government walked…

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Dear “Your Harlow” Readers. REPORTEDLY, at one time, Harlow was the home of the biggest amateur network of sports participants in Europe and many of the sports clubs grew out of the many social clubs run by local manufacturing industries. The population of Harlow continues…