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Harlow College becomes a ‘crime scene’

By Rhiannon Gallery / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

What do you get when you combine three different ‘crime scenes’, a handful of trainee police officers and a hoard of drama students? ‘Role-plays’ for public services students are the six year old brainchild of Paul Bird, Leader of Public Services at Harlow College. During these role-plays, drama students take on ‘criminal’ characters and create…

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Iron Maiden’s Dennis Stratton talks to the Harrier

By Grace Perry / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

DENNIS Stratton, former guitarist of heavy rock phenomenon Iron Maiden and current frontman of Lionheart, hails from Canning Town, East London, but is no stranger to touring globally. Born in 1952, Stratton was raised listening to the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, who he notes as two of his major influences. Stratton…

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New vision for Harlow’s Market Square

By Ceile Brown / 14th November 2017 / 0 Comments
Picture by Rolf Judd

AMBITIOUS plans have been proposed for regenerating Harlow’s lifeless Market Square. Built in the 1950’s, the Market Square at the end of Broad Walk has gone from attracting an array of stalls and shoppers, to being an empty space in the middle of a busy town. Harlow Council’s £1 million regeneration fund will go towards…

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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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Water you waiting for?

By Ceile Brown / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

THE OPENING celebration of the revamped Oakwood Pond has lifted Harlow’s community spirit. The pond underwent £80,000 worth of construction around a month ago, and was funded through a Flood Alleviation Grant, Essex County Council, and Harlow Council. The overgrown pond had previously caused issues with flooding in the surrounding residential areas, as well as…

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Harlow Paralympian gets civic award

By Chloe McKendrick / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

PARALYMPIAN, Richard Chiassaro, has been presented with a Civic Award for his commitment to sport. Harlow Town Council presented Richard Chiassaro, a wheelchair-racing athlete, with the award on November 2. Richard, born with Spina Bifida, started racing in 2009, hoping to make the London 2012 Olympic Games. Unfortunately, he was unsuccessful but in 2016, he…

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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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Raids and fights are all in a day’s work

By Charlotte Langham / 13th October 2017 / 0 Comments

KEELY Nickolds run’s a property management company with a difference – working with vulnerable tenants in multiple occupancy houses. She found a gap in the market and set up Nickolds HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupancy) in Harlow eight months ago. Keely has been in the letting agency business since 2008 working with landlords and tenants.…

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