Year: 2017

Hatfield Broad Oak holds first Festival of Motoring

Numerous vintage, classic, sports and custom cars were on display this weekend at Hatfield Broad Oak’s first annual Festival of Motoring. The event was a brand-new addition to Hatfield Broad Oak’s Village Fair. The car show wasn’t the only thing going on at the medieval 12th century church as there were several stalls and activities in the churchyard to entertain families. Tony Scrivener, the events organiser, said it was a “reasonable turn out” for their 1st ever car show. “I would like to thank everyone who took time out to support us today,” he added. “The standard of cars...

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Harlow College Bucks National Trend and Receives Improvement in Latest GCSE Results

 As students up and down the country collected their GCSE results, a change in the grading system caused controversy and confusion for both students and tutors alike. The switch from grading exams between G and A star to one up to nine didn’t affect the majority of students at Harlow FE College who had taken their Maths and English exams. Kari Wright, a tutor at the college, said, “In English we went from a very low percentage pass rate, all the way up to 32 percent. From what I understand the national averages this year has dipped, so we’re...

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Should all police officers carry guns?

Recent terror attacks across the country has reopened the debate on whether all police officers should carry firearms. On March 22 2017, four people were killed on Westminster Bridge after a man drove a car into pedestrians. He then crashed into the railings outside Parliament where he fatally stabbed a police officer. Last month 22 people were killed as they were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena after a man detonated a bomb. Less than two weeks later three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and attacked members of the public with knives in...

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Journalism exhibition evening at Harlow College

Harlow Journalism students spent the evening showing their final work on stands at the Harlow University Centre at Harlow College. They all scrambled and rushed to put the final touches on their stands before the evening arrived, some students were adding more detail to the stand, others were adding handouts and others were looking for their additional technology to be used on the stand.   A stand on young people and style   Rebecca Edwards, one of the Journalism students, did a stand on “geek culture” and had a stand full of comics, figures, videogames and general geek apparel. She also had a laptop displaying her new website she had made which included articles on videogames and other geeky topics. She had the stand nearest to the stairs and will be the first stand people will see when walking into the exhibition, with plenty of eye catching stands and plenty of colour there is plenty to enjoy and many different topics to browse. Jamie Yeo, another Journalism student, talked about how the exhibition is a great opportunity to show off the work of all the students in a professional manner and said she was looking forward to the evening and seeing how everyone will perform....

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Harlow Election Fallout

The aftermath of the 2017 election has seen a Conservative hold in Harlow’s political scene, with gains for Labour and big losses for UKIP. It is the third hold of seat for Robert Halfon, but this election has seen him dropped from his ministerial post, in a disappointing and somewhat surprising move by Theresa May.   All things considered, Robert Halfon and the Conservatives will still call this a success. It’s the first time the party has ever held a majority over 50% in the constituency. The only other MP’s for Harlow who have managed that have been Labour....

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