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Plans to improve Harlow's road network go on display

Plans to improve the A414 in Harlow go on display today.

The work on Edinburgh Way and Cambridge Road roundabout is part of a an investment scheme costing £15 million. It's to improve the town's road network.

Work's expected to start later this year and be finished by 2017.

Improvements include;

  • Duelling of Edinburgh Way between Cambridge Road and River Way roundabouts.
  • Upgrading of the A414 Cambridge Road roundabout including dedicated left turn from the south to west of A414.
  • Improving traffic signals at the East Road junction with Edinburgh Way including new crossing points points for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Improvements to River Way roundabout.

"We are investing a lot of money in improving roads in Harlow, which is working side by side with Harlow Enterprise Zone, to transform the town's economy."

– Cllr Rodsney Bass, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Infrastructure

Information, including maps, will be on display at the Harlow Enterprise Hub, Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way between 3pm and 8pm.


Labour holds Harlow council with steady majority

Labour hold Harlow Council Credit: ITV News Anglia

Labour have held Harlow council in Essex with an overall majority of five.

There was no net change of seats with each party having the same number of councillors after the election as before.

One-third of the seats on the council were contested with Labour winning seven and the Conservative winning four.

Labour re-gained Harlow in 2012 after a decade out of power in a New Town that used to be a stronghold but their majority was slashed by UKIP surge in 2014

Woman found in woods with serious burns in Harlow

She was found in a wooded area in Fesants Croft. Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was found seriously injured in Harlow.

Officers were called shortly before 4.55pm on April 28 with reports the 30-year-old woman had been found in a wooded area in Fesants Croft.

She was taken to hospital with serious burns. Her injuries are described as life changing and she remains in a serious condition.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of how she became injured.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Harlow Police Station on 101.

Candle-lit vigil for seven-year-old killed in bouncy castle accident

A candle-lit vigil has been held for Summer Grant, 7, who died in a bouncy castle accident in Harlow. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The family of the seven year-old girl killed in Harlow when a bouncy castle blew away in high wind have thanked the public for their support.

More than 150 people attended a candle-lit vigil for Summer Grant on Saturday night.

It was held in Harlow Town Park where the tragic incident happened at an Easter fair.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer


Candlelit vigil for girl killed on bouncy castle

Summer Grant. Credit: Essex Police.

A candlelit vigil for a schoolgirl who died on a bouncy castle in Essex will take place this evening.

Summer Grant, who was seven and from Norwich, was killed when the fairground ride blew away as she played on it.

A two-minute silence will be held this evening at the gates of Harlow Town Park, where the little girl was injured.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence in connection with Summer's death.

Corbyn to launch local election campaign in Harlow

Jeremy Corbyn will be in Harlow today. Credit: PA

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be in the region today.

He's heading to Harlow to launch the party's local election campaign. It's the start of a big month of campaigning for him - which includes going to Norwich later this week.

May's council elections will be Corbyn's first big test of public opinion since he became leader last September.

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