The homeless man with a PHD living in his car has died

By Adam Spartley / 6th March 2018 / 1 Comment

A HOMELESS Harlow man, who for a long time lived in his car in Church Langley, has died. It is understood that Hamid Farahi died in a motel during the freak cold weather this week. He was 55 years old. Hamed had become a well known figure to many customers of Tesco’s in Church Langley,…

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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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Is the casual dress code more ‘suited’ for the work place?

By Chloe McKendrick / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

ACCORDING to a recent survey, suits are out and chinos are in for the work place – it seems that Harlow College is no exception. Researchers for Travelodge surveyed 2,000 workers and discovered they are more likely to dress in jeans or chinos with a long-sleeved shirt and jacket rather than a suit. It emerged…

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Help For Hamid

By Adam Spartley / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

‘They burnt it to the ground, and everything in it….even my medication’, says Hamid Farahi, about the tent he was living in up until a few months ago. Born in Iran in 1962, Hamid was a promising student conscripted into the army at 18 years old, who after service went on to obtain a degree…

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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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Bright Futures: A new start for the unemployed

By Charlotte Young / 19th January 2018 / 0 Comments

BERNIE Davenport, 60, still turns up to work bright eyed and bushy tailed, after five years at Bright Futures. Working mainly with job centre referrals, and occasionally probation referrals, Bernie says ‘I like what I’m doing, people are nice. [I] get a lot of support’ and that she ‘loves making a difference’. The centre itself…

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‘Loo Of The Year Award’ Symbolises A Changing Harlow

By George Docking / 15th January 2018 / 0 Comments

THE HARVEY Centre in Harlow is radically changing the social perception and economic status of the town in an evolving redevelopment, after winning a ‘Loo Of The Year Award’ for the best shopping centre toilets in England. Bryan Young, 54 general manager of The Harvey Centre has worked there for 17 years and been a…

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A family friendly interactive experience: ‘you can be one of Robin’s Gang too’

By George Docking / 12th January 2018 / 0 Comments

THE OPENING performance of ‘Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood’ runs from January 12 at 7.30pm at The Broxbourne Civic Theatre. The Broxbourne Theatre production takes the audience through the forests of Nottingham. Robin Hood and his Merry Men embark on an adventure to liberate The Babes from the clutches of the Evil…

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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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Romford artist brightens Harlow with his Christmas paintings

By George Docking / 8th December 2017 / 0 Comments

A ROMFORD ARTIST has painted a festive themed illustration on the windows of The Clock House pub in Harlow for the Christmas period. Kat Ball Deputy Manager of the pub said, ‘A lot of people have come in since they’ve seen the paintings.’ Paul Young, 46 has been a professional artist for the last 24…

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