Journalism

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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Burnt Mill Academy ranks among top schools in the country

By Alex Moss / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy Trust school has been ranked in the top 12 per cent of schools in the country, based on figures released by Progress 8. The Harlow-based school was given a score of 0.51 with the score taking into account the predicted and actual grades achieved at the secondary school. Burnt Mill was ranked…

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Barman Charlie hopes to hit the big time with PINTS

By Grace Perry / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

PINTS is an Essex-based punk band, notable for hits such as Drink, Smoke, Gamble, Repeat and Holsten Pillz. The band’s music videos range from about 4000 to 6000 views and PINTS has built up quite a following, performing at venues such as Camden’s ‘Underworld’ and ‘The Luna’ in Leytonstone. Pints’ front man, Charlie Longman, is…

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Local entrepreneurs win ‘Best New Business’

By Sarah Eneberg / 13th October 2017 / 2 Comments

HARLOW Entrepreneurs Lee Jacobson and actor Harry Eden have recently won an award for their business – Secret Quote – which they launched just two months ago. They were presented with ‘Best New Business’, at the Harlow Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Dinner, which took place at the Manor of Groves Hotel on October 5,…

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Art students visit the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

By Marina Gaiti / 13th October 2017 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College Art students visited the Victoria and Albert Museum for an educational trip this month, October. Victoria and Albert Museum was found in 1852 and started off as a Museum of Manufactures and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It is the world’s largest museum of decorative and design that is currently housing…

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Harlow Council calls for action on unauthorised encampments

By Chloe McKendrick / 13th October 2017 / 0 Comments

Article by Charlie Young and Chloe McKendrick HARLOW Council has accused Essex County Council of not getting to grips with the issue of traveller camps in Essex. In 2015, Harlow Council was the first Council in the country to introduce an injunction that declared a removal of unauthorised encampments within 24 hours. The injunction was…

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Recycling for a better tomorrow

By Grace Perry / 10th October 2017 / 1 Comment
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PHOENIX Resource Centre is a charity which prevents up to 380 tons of goods and resources from being dumped into UK landfill sites every week. Phoenix, which was established in 2010 and is globally recognised, has a shop in the centre of Harlow. The Phoenix Resource Centres main objectives are the protection and preservation of…

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PETS’ CORNER BRINGS THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

By Chloe McKendrick / 6th October 2017 / 0 Comments
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CHRISTMAS has already arrived in Pets’ Corner with the latest guests – two baby reindeers born this year. Three of Santa’s reindeers have landed at Harlow’s own petting zoo, with Sparkle 3, Harper, and Twinkle, both born in June, having their own private pen. Visitors can see the latest additions for the foreseeable future. There…

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Cruising the jagged streets of Harlow

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 6th October 2017 / 0 Comments
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DEVON Taverner-Hailou is an eighteen-year-old student, who has a condition called PFFD (Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency), which means she does not have a thighbone in her left leg. Therefore, Devon has to use a mobility scooter for everyday life. Today, she went around Harlow to discover how easy it was for her scooter to cruise…

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Is Harlow a tourist must?

By Chloe McKendrick / 6th October 2017 / 0 Comments
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CHLOE McKendrick went on her first visit to the Essex town of Harlow to see what attractions it has to offer. I began my journey to Harlow on route 86 that took me directly into Harlow Bus Station. There are many routes with bus journeys from Epping and Stansted. The cost of a return to…

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