MP and Police Commissioner hold meeting to tackle anti-social behaviour in Harlow

By Andrew Impey / 14th December 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon met local businesses and police, fire, and crime commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, at the Clock House pub in the town centre, in the hope of finding solutions to anti-social behaviour and drug problems. Speaking about whether he thought the meeting would be a success, Mr Halfon said: “The proof of…

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Prizes presented at Harlow Sports Awards

By Andrew Impey / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

SPORTING talent and achievements have been celebrated at the 2018 Harlow Sports Awards, hosted in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre. A variety of awards were presented at the event, which was attended by around 150 people, after over 100 nominations had been received from the public. 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal winning netball…

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Public affairs and local democracy reporting are debated at Harlow College NCTJ conference

By Andrew Impey / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

A PASSIONATE discussion has taken place among journalism professionals on the subject of public affairs and local democracy reporting, as part of the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ annual Journalism Conference at Harlow College. The break-out session was chaired by Mike Hill, course director of MA news journalism at Cardiff University, and Nicole…

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Data journalism analysed at NCTJ’s annual conference hosted by Harlow College

By Andrew Impey / 30th November 2018 / 0 Comments

EXPERTS in data journalism have spoken about the importance of the discipline at the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ annual Journalism Skills Conference being held at Harlow College. Data journalism refers to the increasing use of numerical data in the distribution of information in the digital era and reflects the interaction between journalism…

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Pauline goes colourful to raise money for Diabetes UK

By Andrew Impey / 29th November 2018 / 0 Comments

THE DIRECTOR of Safeguarding and SEND at Harlow College has dyed her hair red, aubergine, and dark blue in support of her son’s efforts to raise money for Diabetes UK. Pauline Leggett, 65, has worked at the college since 2000 and has raised £205 thanks to donations from college staff. Her son, Sam Carter, 38,…

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Robert Halfon committed to higher education reform

By Andrew Impey / 17th November 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has expressed his commitment to higher education reform in a letter to The Guardian published on November 7. His key aim is to ensure that students who take on the burden of a student loan are guaranteed a good graduate job at the end of their degree. In his letter Mr…

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Harlow to commemorate 100 years since end of First World War

By Andrew Impey / 9th November 2018 / 0 Comments

A REMEMBRANCE Sunday service is due to be held in Harlow Town Park on Sunday that will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. The service will take place at the Netteswell Cross War Memorial and is due to start at 10.45am. Prior to this there will be a parade starting…

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Robert Halfon unveils transformation at Little Parndon Primary

By Andrew Impey / 9th November 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon visited Little Parndon Primary Academy recently to officially open the new library and sensory room. The new library has been transformed from a former classroom into an exciting space with images depicting the fictional worlds of Oz and Narnia decorating the walls. Mr Halfon was impressed with the new facility and…

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“I’d recommend it to anybody” – Harlow Citizens Advice volunteers enjoy their work

By Andrew Impey / 1st November 2018 / 0 Comments

VOLUNTEERS at the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in Harlow have expressed their joy at working for the centre. Kathryn Claydon, 55, said: “You gain a really good insight about your local community, you gain some fabulous skills, and you meet a great team of people. I’d recommend it to anybody.” The CAB is a registered…

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Policing in Harlow is ‘absolutely abysmal’ claims councillor

By Andrew Impey / 5th October 2018 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW town councillor claims policing in the town is “absolutely abysmal”, following cuts in the service. Councillor Mike Danvers has accused the police of failing to provide the town council with sufficient information regarding the recent burglaries in the area. Harlow Community Policing Team tweeted on October 4 that there have been four burglaries…

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