Harlow student in first ever Baltic Illustration Symposium

By Leah Bloxham / 15th May 2018 / 0 Comments

A ROMANIAN Level Two Art and Design student at Harlow College is travelling to Estonia to take part in the first ever Baltic Illustration Symposium. Adina Frunza came to Britain from Romania in 2015 to pursue her artistic dreams and along with a group of other multilingual 16-24-year-olds, Adina will be travelling to Estonia this…

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Helping the hungry in Harlow

By Leah Bloxham / 4th May 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW foodbank helps 4,000 people and families every year by supplying them with free food in emergency situations. Part of the Michael Roberts Charitable Trust and situated inside St Paul’s Church, the foodbank relies on volunteers and donations to keep its doors open every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12-3pm. Some of the many…

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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
Level 2 Art and Design tutor Stacey Gardner

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 (above, right) 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.…

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Essex Councillor Targets Unreliable Buses

By Leah Bloxham / 23rd January 2018 / 0 Comments
Ray Gooding

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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Changing lives at Harlow CAB

By Leah Bloxham / 1st January 2018 / 0 Comments

CHELSEY Thomson is only 20 years of age and already she is changing lives as Harlow’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau’s new recruitment officer. She took up the new position in December 2016 and now manages paid employees as well as unpaid volunteers. ‘It is an indescribable feeling being somebody’s form of support and changing their whole…

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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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