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Stansted Airport College to open in September

By Charlotte Langham / 12th June 2018 / 0 Comments

STANSTED Airport College (STAC), in partner with Harlow College, is on target to open in September after the completion of major construction work. The college will feature a large atrium that is currently being built and a top floor restaurant called Skylight. Anthracite cladding has been put on the outside of the building. Paul Woods,…

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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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Plans for Stanstead Abbots 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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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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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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