Harlow College’s Mad Hatter tea party raises money for homelessness charity

By Ceile Brown / 23rd March 2018 / 0 Comments

A MAD Hatter tea party took over Harlow College’s Reception last week, in aid of a local homeless charity. Art and design students from Harlow College were given the brief of creating a mad hatter tea party and a cake sale over the duration of Friday 16 afternoon, which would be raising money for the…

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Harlow Library has jumped on board an inclusive strategy to help those with learning disabilities

By Ceile Brown / 16th March 2018 / 0 Comments

INCLUSIVE Communications Essex (ICE) is broadening its reach, and has arrived in Harlow Library, offering teaching packages to families and carers of adults with learning disabilities. A display table has opened up at Harlow Library, demonstrating the types of books and resources available, which help those in need use a variety of forms of communication.…

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The youngest competitor takes the winning title at Horse of the Year Show

By Ceile Brown / 16th March 2018 / 0 Comments

A FOUR YEAR old girl from Cheshunt has won a major prize despite being the youngest competitor at the Horse of the Year Show 2017. Beatrice Taverner-Jordan and her pony ‘Small-Land Toy Story’ won the Lead rein show pony class at the show held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on October 7. After competing at…

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Essex Book Festival brings exciting events to Harlow

By Ceile Brown / 23rd February 2018 / 0 Comments

ESSEX Book Festival is launching an array of events throughout the county for all book lovers everywhere. This annual festival will run throughout March and includes more than 100 events for people of all ages to enjoy, held in libraries, theatres, hotels and lecture halls. Essex County Council established the festival in 1999, and it…

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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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