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‘Battle of the Bands’ takes Harlow by storm

By Grace Perry / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS from schools across the county took to the stage to battle it out in an inter-school music competition held on November 16. Eight bands from Burnt Mill Academy and Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Epping St Johns School, in Epping, and Forest Hall School, in Stansted performed, while being praised by industry experts for…

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Former Drug Addict warns Harlow students ‘It could happen to any of you’

By George Docking / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

FORMER drug addict turned public speaker Paul Hannaford visited Harlow College to talk to students about the dangers of drugs and knife crime. He is calling for a change surrounding drug education in Britain, claiming, ‘Headmasters are the biggest problem and what happened to me can happen to any of you.’ From Addict to Activist,…

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Over 180 firearms surrendered to Essex Police

By Chloe McKendrick / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

ESSEX Police have revealed that they received over 180 firearms during their two-week surrender. The surrender, which ran between November 13 to November 26, encouraged anyone with an unlicensed firearm to hand it to one of the eight police stations around the county. Essex Police revealed that 184 firearms and 9,000 rounds of ammunition were…

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Essex Police: Merry ‘Crookmas’

By Chloe McKendrick / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

ESSEX Police have released an Advent calendar with a difference – appealing for information regarding Wanted people. In a bid to reduce the number of Wanted people in West Essex, Essex Police are releasing a themed Advent calendar, which will show a Wanted person each day. The calendar will run from December 1 to Christmas…

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Harlow house fire

By Charlotte Young / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house in Harlow after reports of a fire Upon arrival, crews reported that the first floor bedroom in Peterswood was smoke logged; the fire was extinguished by 9:10am. Firefighters then used Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fans to clear the smoke from the bedroom. A spokesman for the Fire Service said…

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Harlow traffic: Labour councillor says, ‘I share your frustration.’

By Sarah Eneberg / 28th November 2017 / 0 Comments

COUNCILLOR Tony Durcan, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Enterprise in Harlow, has described his annoyance at traffic congestion, which plagues the town, especially at rush hour periods. Coun Durcan commented: ‘The problem is because there is only one junction from the M11 into Harlow. It is hoped with the building of a new 7a junction…

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Streets2Homes awards

By Sarah Eneberg / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

There was great excitement and benevolence on show at Harlow’s homeless charity Streets2Homes for a special Monday evening award ceremony last October. The charity that helps the homeless of Harlow and those who are vulnerably housed opened their doors to reward those for their hard work and dedication to Streets2Homes, to highlight the success and…

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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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Cooks Spinney Primary to feature in Parliamentary Review

By Chloe McKendrick / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

COOKS Spinney Primary Academy in Harlow is set to feature in the upcoming 2017/2018 issue of the Parliamentary Review. The Parliamentary Review is produced every year and distributed around the country to attempt to raise standards throughout the UK with showcasing best practices. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy has been invited by RT Hon David Curry,…

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Christmas countdown begins at the Harvey Centre

By Chloe McKendrick / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

OH HOW Very Jolly! Christmas event arrives at The Harvey Centre to begin the Christmas countdown. Residents of Harlow will be treated to a Christmas spectacular with a day full of entertainment falling on November 18 between 11am until 4pm. Special guests of the event include the Frost Fairy who will be spreading her magic…

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