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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Harlow College Open Evening attracts 2,500 visitors

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

HORROR prosthetics, mannequins posing in stylish clothing and innovative technology, were some of the exceptional attractions at Harlow College’s open evening this month, October. After speaking with the teams in the reception area and exploring the displays around campus, students could visit the iHub to see the new technology being used by the college. Kelly…

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Firework nights to go off with a ‘shh’

By Charlotte Langham / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

A charity is calling for the introduction of silent fireworks after a horse at Harlow Sanctuary was put down as a result of stress from a nearby firework display. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) discovered that the horse had seriously injured its foot after it panicked during a firework display. PETA…

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An exam question a day keeps the stress away

By Ceile Brown / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

BURNT Mill Academy in Harlow are taking up #Challenge30 to prepare their students for upcoming exams. Year 10 and 11 students at the academy will be completing an exam question everyday throughout November, to improve their revision skills and ease exam pressure. They will consist of knowledge-based questions, which will require a range of skills…

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Top Striker Wendy is ‘Spurred’ on for the season ahead

By Finlay Applegate / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

WENDY Martin, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies number 10, is ready for the new challenge ahead. Wendy, who is head of the new Stansted Airport College, is relishing the opportunity to step up as the first team start the 2017/1018 season in the FA Women’s Super League 2. Speaking about her teams ambitions for the upcoming season…

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Town Park marathon taking runners by storm

By Amy Huwes / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

THE HARLOW Park Run is an opportunity for anyone to sprint, jog or walk their way against the clock. Although the volunteers have maintained that the 5km run isn’t a race, some contestants seem to think otherwise. The free event is held every Saturday morning, whether the sun is shining or not. The organisation is…

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By Chloe McKendrick / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

ESSEX County Council have announced the £500,000 investment into MedTech Accelerator Ltd’s Life Sciences and Medical Technology (MedTech) sector in Essex and the East of England. The Cabinet approved investment, will support funding to NHS organisations with the aim of developing commercial companies to deliver clinical products to market. The investment is an element of…

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By Rhiannon Gallery / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

FOLLOWING a string of negative reviews surrounding bus services in Essex, a new scheme is being discussed to improve services across the county. Within Essex, there are almost 40 different bus services, many of which run smoothly and meet their customers’ needs. However, some of the services are not up to standard and Essex County…

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Station Garage ‘Under Siege’

By George Docking / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

A BISHOP STORTFORD garage owner, who has been been given an eviction notice, has vowed he won’t leave without a fight.  Network Rail has informed Jamie Smither, 58, proprietor of Station Garage, that he will have to leave the business he set up 35 years ago because the land is needed for executive parking.  Jamie…

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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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