Couple enjoy a run of success

By Adam Spartley / 5th May 2018 / 0 Comments

A Harlow couple raised over £3,500 for charity after they completed the London Marathon on Sunday. Karen Kitson and her husband Andy completed the 28 mile race in just over 7 hours; with the money they raised going to ‘Phabkids’, a charity that aims to promote and encourage people with and without physical disabilities to…

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Playhouse switches to bio-degradable straws

By Adam Spartley / 1st May 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Playhouse has stopped using disposable plastic straws to help combat the global issue of plastic pollution. Bio-degradable paper straws are now being served to Playhouse customers, and the eco-friendly transition comes ahead of a UK wide ban on the sale of plastic straws that could come into effect as early as next year. Prime…

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Home-start Essex awarded £35,000 grant

By Adam Spartley / 1st May 2018 / 0 Comments

AN ESSEX charity that provides home based parenting support to disadvantaged and vulnerable families has been awarded a £35,000 grant. Home-Start Essex were awarded the grant by the Healthwatch Essex Fund, and over the next three years the grant will help the charity launch a nationwide programme to assess the current advice and guidance available…

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

By Adam Spartley / 6th March 2018 / 2 Comments

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. Hamid 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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