Teenager devotes six years to fundraising

By Charlotte Young / 1st May 2018 / 0 Comments

A Harlow teenager has devoted the last six years to fundraising in support of various causes close to his family and friends. Matthew Hart, a 15-year old Year 10 student at Burnt Mill Academy, has just completed his latest fundraiser. He raised over £1,64.50 at a race night for Princess Alexandra Hospital maternity unit to…

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Primary School Pupils Design Pages at The Guardian

By Charlotte Young / 1st May 2018 / 0 Comments

YEAR 6 pupils from Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, got some tips from the top when they visited The Guardian newspaper.   The budding journalists made the front page when they visited to the newsroom of the national tabloid in February. They were treated to reporters and sub-editors taking them through the process of putting…

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Harlow MP Expresses His Love For Apprenticeships

By Charlotte Young / 3rd March 2018 / 0 Comments

Robert Halfon has named himself as an ‘appreticeaholic’ during a talk to Harlow College students.   Halfon used his time to express his love of apprenticeships, and how they benefit young people. However, He revealed he did not take an apprenticeship and instead went to University.   Despite the fact that apprenticeship fell by 61%…

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Former Harlow College Student’s First Year at Uni

By Charlotte Young / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

FOR THE first time in her life, Ece Celik, a previous A-Levels student at Harlow College, has lived alone.   Moving away from home for the first time can be an odd experience, but Ece says ‘[She’s] doing well for the independence. But like everyone else at Uni, my diet is terrible’.   For Ece…

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok land in Harlow

By Charlotte Young / 23rd January 2018 / 0 Comments

STOPPING off in Harlow with their ‘cheeky, funny and feisty’ show, The Lady Boys of Bangkok enjoyed their third year of success in the Town.   With their fun and joyful cabaret-inspired show, the Lady Boys lit up the night of October 11th 2017, and have proven to be extremely popular when coming to Harlow.…

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Death of beloved Llama at Pets’ Corner

By Charlotte Young / 19th January 2018 / 0 Comments

MARK the Llama, of Harlow’s Pets’ Corner, has died at the age 24. The beloved llama passed away due to old age on January 15. Mark joined the other animals in 1997 at age three. He leaves behind his mate, Dorothy, and two children, Lotty and Lola. After hearing the news, people have posted meaningful…

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Bright Futures: A New Start For The Unemployed

By Charlotte Young / 19th January 2018 / 0 Comments

BERNIE Davenport, 60, still turns up to work bright eyed and bushy tailed, after five years at Bright Futures. Working mainly with job centre referrals, and occasionally probation referrals, Bernie says ‘I like what I’m doing, people are nice. [I] get a lot of support, and I love making a difference’. The centre itself is…

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Essex girls festival coming to Harlow

By Charlotte Young / 12th January 2018 / 0 Comments

WOMAN OF all ages, shapes and sizes are encouraged to join the first ‘This Girl Can’ festival on February 3rd. Stewards Academy Harlow will be hosting a day full of various taster sessions, such as dance lessons and aqua aerobics. Other attractions include workshops and talks ranging from mental health related issues to managing stress.…

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Harlow house fire

By Charlotte Young / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house in Harlow after reports of a fire Upon arrival, crews reported that the first floor bedroom in Peterswood was smoke logged; the fire was extinguished by 9:10am. Firefighters then used Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fans to clear the smoke from the bedroom. A spokesman for the Fire Service said…

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Witness appeal for teenager hit by car

By Charlotte Young / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

THE Police are appealing for witness who saw a collision in which a car failed to stop. An 18 year old man was crossing the road at around 7am on Monday, October 23 in Old Hall Rise, Church Langley, Harlow, when he was hit by a car at the junction with Denby Grange. The driver…

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