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Teen fundraising enthusiast completes his latest event

By Chloe McKendrick / 23rd March 2018 / 0 Comments

TEENAGER Matthew Hart, recently completed his latest fundraising event in aid of a cold cuddle cot for Princess Alexandra Hospital’s maternity unit, Harlow. The 15-year-old student at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow began raising money for a variety of charities when he was just nine years old. At his latest fundraiser, Matthew raised over £1,645.50…

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Disused Harlow town centre shop transformed into ‘gig theatre’

By George Docking / 20th March 2018 / 0 Comments

A DISUSED shop unit in the Harvey centre was transformed into a ‘Gig-Theatre’ called the ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day Takeover’ as a part of a UK tour. It featured the award winning Medea Electronica- performed by Pecho Mama in a creatively charged, alternative British, 1980’s adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy. Pecho Mama’s performance was a stunning…

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Harlow deputy-principal joins celebrations of International Women’s Day

By Chloe McKendrick / 20th March 2018 / 0 Comments

LOUISE Turner of Harlow College revealed the importance of International Women’s Day and her role as a feminist in a recent interview. She highlighted how far women had come within the past 100 years but acknowledged that the fight for gender equality continues. Deputy Principal Louise spoke of her interest in the education sector, stating,…

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Harlow Library has jumped on board an inclusive strategy to help those with learning disabilities

By Ceile Brown / 16th March 2018 / 0 Comments

INCLUSIVE Communications Essex (ICE) is broadening its reach, and has arrived in Harlow Library, offering teaching packages to families and carers of adults with learning disabilities. A display table has opened up at Harlow Library, demonstrating the types of books and resources available, which help those in need use a variety of forms of communication.…

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Council’s fight to encourage fitness

By Chloe McKendrick / 23rd February 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Council is taking steps to encourage residents to get fit after research showed they have lower than average levels of physical activity. Residents and local sports clubs were invited to give their views on sport and physical activity in the hope of improving participation levels. Two online surveys hoped to gather data on what…

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‘PRINCE’-ipal Charming sets out to find a match for his discovered missing shoe

By Grace Perry / 23rd February 2018 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy has organised an event where head teacher Allan Osbourne will dress as Prince Charming and search the corridors high and low for a shoe that matches the one he found. Pupils in Turner and Hockney classes at Little Parndon Primary Academy, a partnering school of Burnt Mill, had to send their shoe…

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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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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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Rockney legend Chas Hodges to bring street pianos to Harlow

By Grace Perry / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

ONE HALF of Cockney phenomenon Chas And Dave – Chas Hodges, is set to launch a musical campaign in Harlow, aimed at bringing street pianos to the town. The band, who’s musical style is labelled as ‘Rockney’ (Rock and Cockney) is notable for it’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics and hits such as ‘Rabbit’, coming from the Cockney…

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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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