Author: Jordan Dobson

Harlow Election Husting

With the June 8 election fast approaching five MP’s who are in the running for Harlow MP were involved in an election husting. The panel were trying to win over student at Harlow College who for many is their first time voting in an election. The party’s involved Conservative candidate Robert Halfon, Labours Phil Waite, Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Seeff, UKIP’s Mark Gough and the Green parties Hannah Clare. All candidates focused on education, housing, career opportunities and Brexit. Conservative candidate Robert Halfon told of his investment in apprenticeships and education “Universities received £10 million of government money” Halfon believes...

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Luxe nightclub fate to be decided on May 30

The Only Way Is Essex hot spot Luxe nightclub in Loughton, Essex has had its licence taken away after six major incidents occurred since December 2016. The club had its licence suspended on May 5, after a man was stabbed in the chest during a 30-man fight nearby the TOWIE bar. Epping Forest District Council’s press officer Tom Carne said “A licence is always reviewed when any incident occurs. Evidence is submitted to the council and they will look at each issue individually they don’t focus on events from the past. The council will try to work with the...

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Harlow College speak about the 2017 General Election

After the shock result of this year’s general election, which saw a Hung parliament as a result after a majority was unable to be formed due to the vote being so close between Labour and the Conservatives. Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservatives is now trying to make a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party after a flood of first time voters made their voices heard in what is possibly the biggest shock in UK politics in a number of years. I spoke with first time voter and Harlow College student George Harvey,...

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Harlow council tax on the rise

FROM April 1, 2017 the average council tax for Harlow residents will rise by 9pence a week. There are no plans to close or cut any services, the council claims. Harlow Council’s share of Council Tax will increase with just over £1.1 million of the savings being made. Harlow Town council will only keep £16 of every £100 collected from your council tax. No services will close and none of the cuts made will impact on residents and businesses, despite continued pressure to meet extraordinary cuts in the council’s grant funding from the Government. The council aims to improve...

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The Little Mermaid makes a splash in Harlow

Wicked Productions is continuing its annual tradition of family musicals this Easter. This year’s production is none other than Disney classic The Little Mermaid. The Little Mermaid is making a splash at the Harlow Playhouse this Easter holiday performing for one-week only April 1- April 6. From the producers of recent Playhouse hits such as; Robin Hood, Wizard of Oz and Rapunzel. The Little Mermaid definitely won’t disappoint as she goes on an adventure to find love and her legs. However, Little Mermaid’s adventure almost crashes into rocks as she makes a pact with a deadly sea witch who...

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