Business

Harlow rubbish collection under threat

By Sarah Eneberg / 16th February 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Council’s waste collection service is under threat after it was forced to look for a new company when the tender process collapsed. The Labour-controlled council agreed in December 2018 to award a contract for rubbish collection to an unnamed organisation to start at the end of June. However, at a recent meeting of the…

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Harlow’s loos come up flush in national award for Harvey Centre

By Sarah Eneberg / 12th January 2018 / 0 Comments

CLEANLINESS is next to godliness as the old saying goes and Harlow’s Harvey Centre has come out top with its loos being seen as the best shopping centre conveniences in England. The Harvey Centre’s shiny facilities have been named the overall platinum winner for the Loo of the Year Awards 2017 which is a prestigious…

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Hospital criticised for A&E waiting times

By Ceile Brown / 12th January 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW’S Princess Alexandra’s hospital has had some of the worst A&E waiting times in the country. Recent NHS improvement data collection figures have shown that in December, nearly a third of patients had to wait up to 4 hours to be seen in the accident and emergency department, and over 40% of patients waiting up…

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Harlow set to be ‘placed on the world map’ after plans revealed for a state-of-the-art science campus

By Charlotte Langham / 15th December 2017 / 0 Comments

PUBLIC Health England (PHE) is developing its new public health science campus and headquarters to Harlow. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 with a phased occupation starting in 2021. On December 13, Harlow Council’s Development Management Committee decided to approve the planning permission for the campus, formerly a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) site. The Council and…

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Shining a light on homelessness

By Adam Spartley / 11th December 2017 / 0 Comments

THE GIBBERD Gallery hosted an awards ceremony for three of Harlow College’s most promising Art and Design students: Adina Frunza, Eden Wright and Holly Allison. Astro Lighting, a Harlow based lighting manufacturer, commissioned Art and Design students to create pieces of art to be sold at auction in aid of the homeless charity Streets2Homes. ‘The…

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Harlow gets the recognition it deserves

By Kloe Hackett / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

HARLOW town has been positively recognised in the Government’s Industrial Strategy. The regeneration of Harlow has not gone unnoticed. The Industrial Strategy sets out the government’s plan to create an economy that boosts productivity and earning power throughout the UK. Harlow is now home to a new Enterprise Zone located at the heart of London-Stansted-Cambridge…

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Harlow Harvey Centre flourishes as new developments race to open

By Leah Bloxham / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

THREE new chain restaurants and shops in Harlow Town Centre are bringing excitement to Christmas shoppers this December and one of them will have customers sitting in pews and ordering from hymn boards. New openings include gift and gadget shop Hawkin’s, as well as restaurants Sticky Sisters and The Burger Priest. Harlow’s branch of Sticky…

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Streets2Homes awards

By Sarah Eneberg / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

There was great excitement and benevolence on show at Harlow’s homeless charity Streets2Homes for a special Monday evening award ceremony last October. The charity that helps the homeless of Harlow and those who are vulnerably housed opened their doors to reward those for their hard work and dedication to Streets2Homes, to highlight the success and…

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New vision for Harlow’s Market Square

By Ceile Brown / 14th November 2017 / 0 Comments
Picture by Rolf Judd

AMBITIOUS plans have been proposed for regenerating Harlow’s lifeless Market Square. Built in the 1950’s, the Market Square at the end of Broad Walk has gone from attracting an array of stalls and shoppers, to being an empty space in the middle of a busy town. Harlow Council’s £1 million regeneration fund will go towards…

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Stansted Airport to host more feedback events

By Chloe McKendrick / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

LONDON Stansted Airport has revealed it is to host several more community feedback events to update local residents on revised proposals for future growth. Following the summer events, where residents’ views were gathered on plans to raise the number of passengers that can be served each year, airport staff will provide local people the opportunity…

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