Christmas cheer or Christmas ‘fear’? – it’s the most ‘difficult’ time of the year

By Kloe Hackett / 8th December 2017 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Council is raising awareness of domestic abuse and providing help to people who may be experiencing it. With Christmas fast approaching, many of us have begun preparations for what some might say is the ‘most wonderful time of the year.’ However, this does not apply to all. For victims of domestic abuse, it can be the…

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Meet TOWIE hunks at Harlow pie and mash shop

By Kloe Hackett / 8th December 2017 / 0 Comments

STARS of The Only Way Is Essex will ‘meet and greet’ fans at a Harlow pie and mash shop later this month. James ‘Lockie’ Lock, Dan Edgar, Pete Wicks and a surprise celebrity will be visiting the Cockney Waffle Pie & Mash shop, located in Perry Road on December 16 from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Brentwood’s…

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Top political journalists advise Harlow students: ‘Be nosy and demand answers’

By Adam Spartley / 8th December 2017 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College opened its doors to two heavyweights in the field of political journalism this month (December). Daily Mirror editor Kevin Maguire, and editor of The Daily Mail, Andrew Pierce, have each carved a very different path to the same destination, with Maguire’s strong Labour views balanced perfectly against ‘@toryboy’ Pierce’s proud Conservative affiliation. Watching…

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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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A Flying Success

By Charlotte Langham / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

CLIMATE change and Industry Minister, Claire Perry launched the government’s new industrial strategy and welcomed the construction of Stansted Airport College in partner with Harlow College. Designed by Pascall and Watson this technical college is the first of its kind in any UK airport. It will be a two-storey facility that is due to open…

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Former Drug Addict warns Harlow students ‘It could happen to any of you’

By George Docking / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

FORMER drug addict turned public speaker Paul Hannaford visited Harlow College to talk to students about the dangers of drugs and knife crime. He is calling for a change surrounding drug education in Britain, claiming, ‘Headmasters are the biggest problem and what happened to me can happen to any of you.’ From Addict to Activist,…

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Iron Maiden’s Dennis Stratton talks to the Harrier

By Grace Perry / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

DENNIS Stratton, former guitarist of heavy rock phenomenon Iron Maiden and current frontman of Lionheart, hails from Canning Town, East London, but is no stranger to touring globally. Born in 1952, Stratton was raised listening to the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, who he notes as two of his major influences. Stratton…

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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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Princess Alexandra Hospital deteriorating

By Kloe Hackett / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Town Council has expressed ‘extreme concern’ over problems facing Princess Alexandra Hospital. Council leader Jon Clempner, called on the government to urgently address building a new hospital. He told the Council earlier this month (November) that Princess Alexandra Hospital was struggling to cope with the amount of patients and that nurse vacancies currently stood…

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Water you waiting for?

By Ceile Brown / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

THE OPENING celebration of the revamped Oakwood Pond has lifted Harlow’s community spirit. The pond underwent £80,000 worth of construction around a month ago, and was funded through a Flood Alleviation Grant, Essex County Council, and Harlow Council. The overgrown pond had previously caused issues with flooding in the surrounding residential areas, as well as…

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