31/07/14 Opening of Aldi Harlow - Harlow
New Aldi store opening in Harlow. Lucky Jennifer Tyrrell who won the top prize of a Dyson DC47 with store manager Anthony Matthews 31/7/14 Pics: Kerigh Palmer

SLIDESHOW: Hundreds join queue for opening of Harlow's new Aldi supermarket

Hundreds of people queued outside Harlow’s new Aldi supermarket at The Stow this morning (Thursday, July 31) for the official opening of the store.

Published: 11:54 Thu 31 Jul 2014

A man who worked in the pathology department at Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital for 17 years lost his job after he was charged with driving while unfit through drugs.

Published: 09:35 Thu 31 Jul 2014
Lord Hanningfield

Disgraced peer Lord Hanningfield should be stripped of his pewrage, according to the leader of Essex County Council.

Published: 14:56 Wed 30 Jul 2014
Dr Anthony Marsh

The chief executive of the region’s ambulance service is taking home an extra £50,000 a year after receiving a pay rise.

Published: 10:43 Wed 30 Jul 2014

Police investigating a robbery in Harlow in the early hours of yesterday (Tuesday, July 29) are hoping passengers on a passing bus may have seen what happened.

Published: 11:45 Thu 31 Jul 2014

ESSEX poet Luke Wright has released the first of his poems marking the centenary of the First world War, based on in-depth research from the Heritage Lottery and the Essex County Council-funded project,

Published: 15:05 Wed 30 Jul 2014

Detectives are investigating after a woman was the victim of a serious sexual assault in Harlow Town Park.

Published: 14:09 Wed 30 Jul 2014

Harlow Council has set up a manufacturing and engineering forum to support growth of the sector.

Published: 11:18 Wed 30 Jul 2014
Nina Jaggers after her shave

A fundraiser has shaved off all her hair after being inspired by her friend’s battle with bladder cancer.

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Top Sport

TOP PERFORMANCE: Luke Bowen recorded the third full house in his speedway career against Redcar (Pic: Ian Bush (s))

Rye House Rockets deny Bears necessities

THE new-look Silver Ski Rockets supplied the first evidence that their team changes may coincide with a new dawn for the side with a comfortable 14-point victory over play-off chasing Redcar – one that also lifted them off the foot of the table.

Published: 20:52 Wed 30 Jul 2014
Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 logo

ENGLAND cruised through to a semi-final clash with New Zealand as Harlow's Jo Harten hit a hot streak in the crushing 69-27 victory over Barbados in their final pool match.

Published: 13:49 Wed 30 Jul 2014
TRANSFER BID: Jose Mourinho (Pic: PA)

CHELSEA have launched a £19.7m bid for Atletico Madrid central defender Miranda.

Published: 18:15 Tue 29 Jul 2014
ANGRY: Andrew Osagie (Pic courtesy of Op_Photographic (s))

ANDREW Osagie has reacted angrily to his controversial disqualification from the 800m heats at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Published: 13:42 Tue 29 Jul 2014
SHOCKED: Andrew Osagie (Pic: Andrew Franczak)

ANDREW Osagie has blasted his Commonwealth Games 800m disqualification in an interview with Herts & Essex News immediately after the controversial race this afternoon (Tuesday).

Published: 16:30 Wed 30 Jul 2014
GAMES SWANSONG: Veteran Stuart Storey with fellow athletics commentator Katharine Merry (Pic: Andrew Franczak (s)

Mercury sports reporter Andrew Franczak meets Hertfordshire’s veteran athletics television commentator Stuart Storey, who says these Commonwealth Games will probably be his last major event.

Published: 09:29 Wed 30 Jul 2014

SIX Harlow athletes were selected to represent Essex and Hertfordshire at the South of England Inter Counties U-17 Championships in Portsmouth – three for the first time.

Published: 14:07 Tue 29 Jul 2014

SKIPPER Rehman Ahmed blamed “poor shot selection” as his Harlow side slumped to a three wicket defeat at Buckhurst Hill in division one of the Shepherd Neame Essex League.

Published: 12:49 Tue 29 Jul 2014
NEW DEAL? Netherland's Ron Vlaar (Pic: PA)

TOTTENHAM Hotspur transfer target Ron Vlaar is to be offered a new deal by Aston Villa to fend off the approaches of the North Londoners and Southampton.

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What's On

July 2014


  • HARLOW College has celebrated another record-breaking year of A-Level results.
  • HARLOW bobbies took a sound beating on the football pitch yesterday (Sunday, August 5) when they took on a Celebrity XI team to raise over £1,300 for charity.
  • We asked readers to submit their pictures of the Olympic Torch relay as it passed through Harlow - and we were delighted with the response.
  • ALMOST 20,000 people lined the streets of Harlow this morning (Saturday, July 7) to cheer on the Olympic Torch as it wound its way through the town centre on day 50 of its 70-day journey across the UK.
  • MORE than 1,200 people - many of them dressed in pink and wearing flashing bunny ears - set off from the Water Gardens car park in Harlow town centre at the start of the St Clare Hospice Midnight Walk on Saturday evening.
Published: 16:36 Tue 25 Feb 2014
Market Update

With so many different sources reporting on the state of the housing market, the message is often mixed and at the best confusing. Last year the market was on the move and house prices were on the up.

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