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Harlow MP is an ‘Apprentice-aholic’

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 16th March 2018 / 0 Comments

ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow, told students at Harlow College that there should be more options to do apprenticeships in varied subjects. Extolling the virtues of apprenticeships, he said: ‘I’m an Apprentice-aholic as they provide great opportunities-you get paid, you can do different levels of qualifications. I wish I had the opportunity to work in…

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Harlow rubbish collection under threat

By Sarah Eneberg / 16th February 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Council’s waste collection service is under threat after it was forced to look for a new company when the tender process collapsed. The Labour-controlled council agreed in December 2018 to award a contract for rubbish collection to an unnamed organisation to start at the end of June. However, at a recent meeting of the…

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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 New Look stores under threat

By Amy Huwes / 31st January 2018 / 0 Comments

WORLDWIDE fashion retailer New Look has that it will be shutting down 22 stores in Essex. Newspaper reports have revealed that the company is planning to close down a further 60 high street stores in the UK within the next year. Essex stores include Harlow, Bishop Stortford, Chelmsford and Brentwood. If these stores and many…

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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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Technology bringing schools from around the world to Harlow

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 26th January 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College, recently established as an Apple Distinguished School, has had visitors from around the world, including Russia, Sweden, Finland and Austria, to see how technology is used in education. The visitors were in the UK to attend the Bett conference at the Excel London. The event is where companies come together to celebrate and…

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Harlow’s loos come up flush in national award for Harvey Centre

By Sarah Eneberg / 12th January 2018 / 0 Comments

CLEANLINESS is next to godliness as the old saying goes and Harlow’s Harvey Centre has come out top with its loos being seen as the best shopping centre conveniences in England. The Harvey Centre’s shiny facilities have been named the overall platinum winner for the Loo of the Year Awards 2017 which is a prestigious…

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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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Harlow set to be ‘placed on the world map’ after plans revealed for a state-of-the-art science campus

By Charlotte Langham / 15th December 2017 / 0 Comments

PUBLIC Health England (PHE) is developing its new public health science campus and headquarters to Harlow. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 with a phased occupation starting in 2021. On December 13, Harlow Council’s Development Management Committee decided to approve the planning permission for the campus, formerly a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) site. The Council and…

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Shining a light on homelessness

By Adam Spartley / 11th December 2017 / 0 Comments

THE GIBBERD Gallery hosted an awards ceremony for three of Harlow College’s most promising Art and Design students: Adina Frunza, Eden Wright and Holly Allison. Astro Lighting, a Harlow based lighting manufacturer, commissioned Art and Design students to create pieces of art to be sold at auction in aid of the homeless charity Streets2Homes. ‘The…

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