AS the Children’s Commissioner criticises the ‘postcode lottery’ of spending for low-level child mental health support, the NSPCC’s Campaigns Manager Emma Motherwell looks at the children’s mental health crisis.
A REFLECTION on what’s been a very personal placement. Through my degree I was fortunate to intern for six months with a Labour MP in Westminster.
THE NHS is currently consulting on possible changes to the law that could make it easier to bring in the big ideas for the health service set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.
Blogpost By Nishall Garala Exam season is fast approaching…. The dreaded season is fast approaching us… well if you’re a student you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about; exam season. Exam season; the most stressful term for any student in any educational establishment. So, this week’s blog is dedicated to all the students out there […]
Letter to Editor: “Why are Harlow’s Essex County Councillors misleading the public about libraries?”
Dear Editor, Why are Harlow’s Essex County Councillors misleading the public about libraries? “Books and reading are still far and away the top priority: that’s what 90% of users visit libraries for now and what survey respondents say is priority for the future.” That’s a quote from Essex County Council. It is found in the […]
Dear Robert Halfon, Your Constituents voted to Leave by a large majority in the EU. Referendum. Leaving the EU means that we make our own laws at Westminster which are supreme over EU Law, and gives us the power to trade with the whole world on our own terms, and control every aspect of our […]
Dear Editor, In your recent video with the Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group in Harlow Cllr Charles, I was left with a few questions in which I was hoping Joel would be willing to answer. 1. Does he, like the former National Co-Chair of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, believe Peter Lamb’s views are […]
Dear Editor, Last year I was privileged to have three paintings accepted for the annual Harlow art open exhibition. I was also delighted to have been awarded the first runner up prize and to sell two of the three works I had submitted. So it was with great disappointment that I read of the changes […]
Dear Sir, On Thursday night, I attended Harlow Council’s Cabinet meeting to ask two questions. They were: Why is this council so reluctant to call a Tenants’ meeting to discuss the increase, over many years, of the number of repairs made the responsibility of the council tenant? The reply was not exceptional and in the […]
Dear Editor, Brexit: No-Deal could see massive rise in food tariffs This is just a scare story based on fantasy. The EU relies on the UK because they buy far more from us than we do from them, especially their cars, and the last thing they want is food rotting at Calais in traffic jams; […]
WITH the recent resignation of seven MP’s from the Labour party due to racism and antisemitism, I am intrigued as to how the Harlow Labour party stand with these issues?
USING social media for some small business can be hard, even large ones struggle. For this week’s blog, I’m going to write about how to devise a social media strategy that will be the best for your brand/business/organisation.
JANUARY doesn’t start in January. It actually starts in February. How can January possibly start in January when you still have half of Christmas laying around?
Sir, I’m not bitter, I’m angry! Last September, the Corbynistas in Harlow Labour Party orchestrated my deselection. Because I wasn’t prepared to stay silent whilst some elements plotted and undermined and ultimately made the positions of other councillor colleagues untenable, I earned myself “a number of enemies” as one Labour Councillor informed me, that would […]
ON the 29th March, we are leaving the European Union (maybe), but you must agree with me that that this is one of the most confusing things that is happening in British Politics right now.
Sir, I’m over the moon to announce the birth of my baby, Frank, who was born on 13th January at Princess Alexandra Hospital. My husband, Omid and I are thrilled to be parents, and so thankful to the absolutely wonderful staff, and incredible work of our precious NHS. I felt that from beginning to end […]
HEARING about the demise of The Harlow Star, hit the recall button of my experiences with the local media when I worked for the ‘original’ Harlow Citizen back in 1966 for 18 months or so.
The Hyperlocal Bible: Not so long ago, Harlow (pop 80,000) had three printed newspapers. Next week, the printers stop rolling for the last surviving one, the Harlow Star. A few thoughts from me…. Tweet
EARLIER this month we could be at one place for two on-line newspapers but on Saturday it wasn’t so easy.
A FEW words on a driving from job to job to job on a Super Saturday.
By Stephen Silverman Campaign Against Antisemitism LAST week, YourHarlow published a petition that has been submitted to Harlow Council by the Harlow Palestine Society with the aim of bringing about an amendment to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism recently adopted by the council. The article, taken from the wording of the […]
THE funeral of much-loved former editor of the Thurrock Gazette, Andy Lever.
Another one on Brexit
PLANNING as a subject will, no doubt, come up a few times this year.