Children in refuge will receive free birthday cakes thanks to Harlow police officer

By Kloe Hackett / 12th January 2018 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW police officer has brought a cake baking community together for families in crisis and has been presented with a ‘Heart 4 Harlow’ award for her work. Emily Cross, 26, of Harlow and her team, bake hundreds of personalised cakes and donate them to children in refuges who would otherwise go without one. They…

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‘Anti Valentine’s Day Takeover’ of disused Harlow shop unit

By George Docking / 5th January 2018 / 0 Comments

A DISUSED shop unit in the Harvey centre is being transformed to host a ‘gig-theatre’ called the ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day Takeover’ featuring Medea Electronica. Harlow Playhouse and the group Pecho Mama are hosting the pop-up style event. The night is a showcase of DJ’s, Greek theatre, electronic music and cheap drinks. Including the award winning gig…

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Local buskers take Harlow by storm

By Chloe McKendrick / 5th January 2018 / 0 Comments

UPCOMING DUO, The Crisis has taken Harlow town-shoppers by storm with their acoustic versions of all-time classics. Rhys Messenger, 18 from Waltham Abbey and Henry Rolleston, 19 from Hertford, treated local residents to a melody of Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire and No-one along with Jessie J’s Price Tag, Smashmouth’s All Star and Jason Mraz’s…

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Prepare to raze the roof

By Adam Spartley / 5th January 2018 / 0 Comments

THE AWARD winning performance group ‘Razed Roof’ is preparing for another successful year after an amazing 2017. A new play titled ‘T21’ is in production with the help of Bafta-nominated playwright Judith Johnson, who has written more than 20 plays and is now a patron of Razed Roof. Trisomy 21 is more commonly known as…

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Roydon Primary Academy gets a new ‘facelift’

By Finlay Applegate / 15th December 2017 / 0 Comments

ROYDON Primary Academy, near Harlow, has had a new graffiti mural added to what was once a bleak wall and the community couldn’t be happier. Graffiti artist Nathan Murdoch has transformed the way that the early years garden looks, much to the pleasure of everyone who sees it. After adding works to other primary schools…

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‘Deliberate’ Harlow home fire sees fire fighters rushing to rescue a child, dog and mother

By Leah Bloxham / 15th December 2017 / 0 Comments

A mother, child and dog were rescued from a fire in a flat at Broadfield, Harlow on Tuesday 12 December. Crews were called to the first floor flat at 15:19pm after reports that a front door was alight. On arrival, fire fighters said that a woman and her child were stuck in a back room,…

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Harlow set to be ‘placed on the world map’ after plans revealed for a state-of-the-art science campus

By Charlotte Langham / 15th December 2017 / 0 Comments

PUBLIC Health England (PHE) is developing its new public health science campus and headquarters to Harlow. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 with a phased occupation starting in 2021. On December 13, Harlow Council’s Development Management Committee decided to approve the planning permission for the campus, formerly a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) site. The Council and…

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Charity fundraiser ‘people help the people’ raised over £2,000

By George Docking / 15th December 2017 / 0 Comments

THE CHARITY event ‘People help the people’ raised over £2,000 for Enfield based charity ‘Todos’ at The George pub in Hoddesdon. The snow on Sunday didn’t stop anyone. Multitudes of people still came down to support the event. Neville Hack, owner of The George Pub commented, ‘Considering we had the worst weather of the year,…

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Performing Arts Students Wow Audience with Decades

By Chloe McKendrick / 15th December 2017 / 1 Comment

CHLOE MCKENDRICK reported and reviewed the Level 2 Performing Art’s assessment show of Decades on December 8. THE GLASS Box Theatre was packed with students, teachers and even the principal of Harlow College attending. The cast of seven gave the audience a joyful, excitement-filled spectacular through the past 70 years, from the 1950s to the…

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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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