The homeless man with a PHD living in his car has died

By Adam Spartley / 6th March 2018 / 1 Comment

A HOMELESS Harlow man, who for a long time lived in his car in Church Langley, has died. It is understood that Hamid Farahi died in a motel during the freak cold weather this week. He was 55 years old. Hamed had become a well known figure to many customers of Tesco’s in Church Langley,…

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Help For Hamid

By Adam Spartley / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

‘They burnt it to the ground, and everything in it….even my medication’, says Hamid Farahi, about the tent he was living in up until a few months ago. Born in Iran in 1962, Hamid was a promising student conscripted into the army at 18 years old, who after service went on to obtain a degree…

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Harlow Open exhibition grand opening

By Adam Spartley / 25th January 2018 / 0 Comments

THE GIBBERD Gallery is showcasing the work for this year’s Harlow Open exhibition. The Harlow Open is possibly the town’s most anticipated event of the year for artists and art fans, and the works on display were admired by all visitors. Chair of the Harlow Arts Trust Chris Snoe said: “It really is almost a…

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Prepare to raze the roof

By Adam Spartley / 5th January 2018 / 1 Comment

THE AWARD winning performance group ‘Razed Roof’ is preparing for another successful year after an amazing 2017. A new play titled ‘T21’ is in production with the help of Bafta-nominated playwright Judith Johnson, who has written more than 20 plays and is now a patron of Razed Roof. Trisomy 21 is more commonly known as…

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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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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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The Teamsters are live for Black Wax Radio

By Adam Spartley / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

LONDON rockers The Teamsters are keeping the ‘Harlow is 70’ celebrations going! Most 70th birthdays are noticeably more reserved than Harlow’s, in fact, it has been a birthday the most spoilt MTV starlets would struggle to top. The celebrations are slowly drawing to a close, and the town has been blessed with a remarkable year…

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Illegal dumping doesn’t fly

By Adam Spartley / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

RYE Hill Road continues to be ruthlessly targeted by fly tippers. Cases of fly tipping in England have increased for the third year in a row, at a cost of 50 million pound to the taxpayer. And as new figures reveal the issue is now costing Essex more than one million pounds each year, it is…

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Harvey Centre Cineworld accessible to all

By Adam Spartley / 13th October 2017 / 0 Comments

THE NEW Harvey Centre Cineworld is intent on bringing the cinema experience to everyone. With the global battle between the big screen and online movie streaming growing fiercer, there is still little doubt that the best way to enjoy a new release is to book tickets at your nearest movie theatre. And as the roster…

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