Plans for new quarry could bring major congestion and road deaths

By Ceile Brown / 26th January 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW’S rural outskirts could soon be turned from greenbelt to potential housing developments, a quarry, and a landfill site. A campaign group appose to the plans, claims the proposals could lead to a high level of congestion, and increased death on the roads. Harlow North is the new housing development planned for land between Harlow…

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Proposed quarry could be dangerous to Stanstead Abbotts residents

By Ceile Brown / 19th January 2018 / 0 Comments

Heavy traffic, harmful dust, and disappearing countryside are to be expected. Stanstead Abbotts’ quarry proposal is causing uproar with local residents, as the potential dangers to humans and animals come to light. Hertfordshire County Council proposed in November last year, that the Briggens Estate should become a quarry site, extracting nearly 11 million minerals over…

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Hospital criticised for A&E waiting times

By Ceile Brown / 12th January 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW’S Princess Alexandra’s hospital has had some of the worst A&E waiting times in the country. Recent NHS improvement data collection figures have shown that in December, nearly a third of patients had to wait up to 4 hours to be seen in the accident and emergency department, and over 40% of patients waiting up…

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Water you Waiting for? Visit Oakwood Pond!

By Ceile Brown / 2nd January 2018 / 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 caused issues with flooding in the surrounding residential areas, as well as creating a…

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Flying into Harlow this Christmas: Peter Pan

By Ceile Brown / 8th December 2017 / 0 Comments

JELLYFISH, flying dancers, and even Princess Leia and Mary Poppins are bringing the magic of Christmas to Harlow Playhouse. The Playhouse is the home of Peter Pan from December 8 to the 31, where you can sit back and enjoy the jaw dropping vocals, and enthralling choreography. The show captured the full spirit of Peter…

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Burnt Mill Academy celebrates Nurture Groups

By Ceile Brown / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

HARLOW’S Burnt Mill Academy wins national praise, after being unfairly criticised over its work with special educational needs students. Education Leadership Governor, Jules Daulby, of the National charity ‘Driver Youth Trust’, wrote a blog after attending the Festival of Education, and listening to a speech on how schools were ‘gaming the system’. In the blog,…

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Harlow Honours Remembrance Day

By Ceile Brown / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

REMEMBRANCE Day brought hundreds of supportive residents to Harlow Town Park, to pay respects to those who gave their lives in the armed forces. The annual service took place on November 12, at the Netteswell Cross War Memorial just off of School Lane, which was closed for the duration of the busy event. The service…

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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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An exam question a day keeps the stress away

By Ceile Brown / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy in Harlow are taking up #Challenge30 to prepare their students for upcoming exams. Year 10 and 11 students at the academy will be completing an exam question everyday throughout November, to improve their revision skills and ease exam pressure. They will consist of knowledge-based questions, which will require a range of skills…

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By Ceile Brown / 6th October 2017 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College is launching a new Technical College at Stansted Airport, next September. Stansted Airport and Harlow College are working closely together to build a new £11 million pound further education centre, based at the airport. The College will offer three main types of courses including aviation and business services; hospitality; retail and events and…

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