Shock as Harlow council leader Jon Clempner resigns

By Kloe Hackett / 12th January 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Council’s leader Jon Clempner stepped down yesterday with immediate effect. The sudden announcement came as a shock, given the Councillor’s evident passion for Harlow, as well as over-seeing all the regeneration plans to revamp the town amongst many other actions to improve Harlow. When approached for comment Cllr Clempner said: ‘I am not in…

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Children in refuge will receive free birthday cakes thanks to Harlow police officer

By Kloe Hackett / 12th January 2018 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW police officer has brought a cake baking community together for families in crisis and has been presented with a ‘Heart 4 Harlow’ award for her work. Emily Cross, 26, of Harlow and her team, bake hundreds of personalised cakes and donate them to children in refuges who would otherwise go without one. They…

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Christmas cheer or Christmas ‘fear’? – it’s the most ‘difficult’ time of the year

By Kloe Hackett / 8th December 2017 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Council is raising awareness of domestic abuse and providing help to people who may be experiencing it. With Christmas fast approaching, many of us have begun preparations for what some might say is the ‘most wonderful time of the year.’ However, this does not apply to all. For victims of domestic abuse, it can be the…

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Meet TOWIE hunks at Harlow pie and mash shop

By Kloe Hackett / 8th December 2017 / 0 Comments

STARS of The Only Way Is Essex will ‘meet and greet’ fans at a Harlow pie and mash shop later this month. James ‘Lockie’ Lock, Dan Edgar, Pete Wicks and a surprise celebrity will be visiting the Cockney Waffle Pie & Mash shop, located in Perry Road on December 16 from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Brentwood’s…

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Harlow gets the recognition it deserves

By Kloe Hackett / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

HARLOW town has been positively recognised in the Government’s Industrial Strategy. The regeneration of Harlow has not gone unnoticed. The Industrial Strategy sets out the government’s plan to create an economy that boosts productivity and earning power throughout the UK. Harlow is now home to a new Enterprise Zone located at the heart of London-Stansted-Cambridge…

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Donate your coats to the homeless this winter

By Kloe Hackett / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

WITH winter fast approaching, Harlow Council has launched the town’s first ‘Coat Exchange Scheme’ for the homeless and vulnerable. Situated in the central library, the scheme hopes to see people donate their unwanted coats and jackets by simply hanging them up on a rail for those in need to come in and help themselves. Scarves,…

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Equal learning opportunities for all at Harlow College

By Kloe Hackett / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

A WIDE range of learning support is available for Harlow College students with disabilities including those who suffer with a hearing impediment. Rebecca Nunn, Communications Support Worker with Deaf People at the college, works in a number of different ways to help and support deaf students and ensure they reach their learning goals. Initially into…

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Princess Alexandra Hospital deteriorating

By Kloe Hackett / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Town Council has expressed ‘extreme concern’ over problems facing Princess Alexandra Hospital. Council leader Jon Clempner, called on the government to urgently address building a new hospital. He told the Council earlier this month (November) that Princess Alexandra Hospital was struggling to cope with the amount of patients and that nurse vacancies currently stood…

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National broadcaster John Stapleton inspires journalism students

By Kloe Hackett / 31st October 2017 / 0 Comments

AWARD-WINNING journalist John Stapleton has agreed to become patron of Harlow College School of Journalism. John was awarded Royal Television Society Presenter of the Year in 2004 for his work covering the war in Iraq and a series of interviews with the then Prime Minister Tony Blair. He paid his first visit to the college…

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IS THEATRE FOR EVERYONE? IT IS NOW WITH ‘PAY WHAT YOU CAN’

By Kloe Hackett / 6th October 2017 / 0 Comments
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THE PLAYHOUSE goes from strength-to-strength as ‘Pay What You Can’ scheme attracts new audience to Harlow theatre. There seems to be mixed feelings on ‘Pay What You Can’ schemes. The idea is not new, and some would say it is not a viable business model. But what do theatres hope to gain from such a…

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