Harlow College principal discusses work/life balance on International Women’s Day

By Leah Bloxham / 20th March 2018 / 0 Comments

IN CELEBRATION of International Women’s Day, Principal of Harlow College, Karen Spencer, discusses juggling family life, work life and the pros of having a good education. Karen has worked at Harlow College for four and a half years, has seven-year-old twin boys and a husband who is a stay-at-home-dad. When Karen gets home after a…

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Mad Hatter Tea Party brings Harlow College alive with cake

By Leah Bloxham / 16th March 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College Art and Design students ran a cake sale to raise money for charity, Streets2Homes. The Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter inspired tea party took place in Harlow College reception on Friday 16 March and was organised by tutors Stacey Gardner and Julie Barton. The Level 2 Art and Design students baked cakes, selling…

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From Dover to Monte Carlo for charity

By Leah Bloxham / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

A WARE businessman has travelled 824 miles in an epic ‘top-gear’ style challenge in a car that only cost £200. Chris Morgan, the co-founder of e-learning company, New Skills Academy, joined together with his friend and co-driver, Paul Woolard, for their four-day expedition to raise money for the life changing Martha Trust charity. The journey,…

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Essex Councillor Targets Unreliable Buses

By Leah Bloxham / 23rd January 2018 / 0 Comments

A BUS franchising scheme has been proposed for certain areas in Essex, which could lead to major improvements. Residents in rural and urban areas of Essex are often left with unreliable bus services. Coun Ray Gooding, the Cabinet Member for Education at Essex, has noticed issues with bus services and has been looking at providing…

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Harlow councillor apologises after making comments relating to domestic violence

By Leah Bloxham / 19th January 2018 / 0 Comments

FORMER Harlow Town Council Leader, Mike Danvers, has issued an unreserved apology in relation to comments he made about ‘beating wives’. Cllr Danvers, a member of the Labour party, compared a poll carried out by Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst to ‘beating your wife’. In a discussion on the poll, Cllr Danvers was…

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‘Deliberate’ Harlow home fire sees fire fighters rushing to rescue a child, dog and mother

By Leah Bloxham / 15th December 2017 / 0 Comments

A mother, child and dog were rescued from a fire in a flat at Broadfield, Harlow on Tuesday 12 December. Crews were called to the first floor flat at 15:19pm after reports that a front door was alight. On arrival, fire fighters said that a woman and her child were stuck in a back room,…

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Harlow Harvey Centre flourishes as new developments race to open

By Leah Bloxham / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

THREE new chain restaurants and shops in Harlow Town Centre are bringing excitement to Christmas shoppers this December and one of them will have customers sitting in pews and ordering from hymn boards. New openings include gift and gadget shop Hawkin’s, as well as restaurants Sticky Sisters and The Burger Priest. Harlow’s branch of Sticky…

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Helping deaf people one Rebecca at a time

By Leah Bloxham / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

REBECCA Nunn has worked at Harlow College for 13 years as a Communication Support Worker with deaf people. After initially attending Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge to study History and wanting to become a film archivist, Rebecca has remained interested in disability issues. Once she finished her university course, Rebecca began to volunteer at the Royal…

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School students are taking responsibility into their own hands

By Leah Bloxham / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments
Year 8 students

BURNT Mill Academy secondary school, Harlow, has created a Student Senior Leadership Team as a way of giving students responsibility around the school. The scheme was first introduced last year for Year 8 students and has now become a permanent fixture with Year 11 students now being given the opportunity. A team of 14 leaders…

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Councillor plans to revamp market square

By Leah Bloxham / 14th November 2017 / 0 Comments

HARLOW is now 70 years old and Tony Durcan, the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Enterprise with Harlow Council, has huge ideas to rejuvenate and transform the town. Coun Durcan admits that the Water Gardens is possibly the best place for leisure in Harlow Town, due to its pleasant environment, coffee shops, retail stores and…

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