Blogspot by Andrew Johnson I’ve been vaguely aware of Ladies football since the 2002 comedy film Bend it like Beckham catapulted it onto the big screen but honestly never really showed much interest. But recently female football has taken centre stage in our house. I have an 11 year old daughter, who is falling in […]
IT has been a while since we dropped in to Steve Hannam’s blog called Living with Luke. If you have not read any of the blogs, it is a wonderful intimate and warm series of writings that touch upon a “Dad’s view of life with his autistic child”. I am sure there is many a […]
WE have dipped into the website of Harlow councillor, Nick Churchill in order to see what is on his mind.
How to Improve Your Mood Right Now: Three Simple Habits I sometimes write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general. A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the context for your day. But on some days you may not get a good start […]
IT is often that current things around us discourage us. It’s hard not to be when people constantly say things like that our generation is going to have a hard time finding jobs and that everyone is getting fat and lazy and that we practically need PHDs to be successful.
OVER the last few days I was reflecting on the time when I went to the One Young World in Dublin in 2014, and for this blog, I just wanted to share a few inspirational quotes that I picked up during my time there
There once was a man who had a dog. The dog didn’t have a name, it was just ‘the dog’, but it followed its master everywhere he went. Which was weird, because The Man didn’t even like dogs.
In a few weeks the people of Harlow will have an important decision to make, whether or not to return Robert Halfon as their MP.
IT all began one Thursday morning 10 years ago and 10 days after my 26th birthday (on 10th May 2007), when I was cycling to work. I started to experience what I can only describe as weird sensations which lasted for about 20 seconds, before I suddenly collapsed, fell down in the middle of the road and then blacked out.
AS the election campaigns have started for the General Election on 8th June, I have seen one thing, most candidates standing for MP only talk about their party manifesto and not what they will do for the constituency they will be elected for specifically,
IN the spring edition of the Council’s publication Harlow Times. The Leader of Harlow District Council said ‘I am proud that once again the council’s budgets for 2017/18 will see no services closed or cut’ . At the time I asked ‘why then the increase in council tax and where will the money go’.
I am sure that very many residents of Harlow will be as surprised as me to learn that the Labour administration at Harlow Council have agreed to the plans being produced by Epping Forest District Council to allow the building of thousands of homes on Harlow’s southern and western borders.
THE Harlow and Epping Forest National Union of Teachers (NUT) delegation has just returned from the Annual NUT Conference in Cardiff.
FOR many it is exam season, and for many revision would have started or will start very soon. Therefore this week’s blog is going to be on exam tips, to prepare yourself. I know how hard GCSE, A-levels and Degree exams can be and how stressed people can get. So if you start your revision off in a positive way, the exam season can be a lot more of an easier journey, with hopefully less stress.
THIS week, instead of writing an actual blog, I want to show a talk, which was hosted by Royal Holloway’s Hindu Society. The talk was called ‘Love Actually’.
Next week I am running in an election to stand on the Committee for Hindu Society at my university, which has inspired me to write a blog about the importance of religion in society today.
I know that I have written about how businesses can use social media to do marketing, but as I’m now studying a module in Digital marketing at university, I thought I would re share my knowledge, because after analysing many businesses it still seems like many local business are reluctant to use social media in their marketing strategy.
WE have a page on our sister site called The Hyperlocal Bible. It is series if video blogs made by our editor that, we hope,helps those who are thinking of running on line newspapers.
MANY people say, why volunteer when you can get paid, I say otherwise. People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.
CAN you now imagine a world without your Facebook feed or the latest information from Twitter? Times have changed, and so is the way that the Harlow community at large are using social media sites.
WE all lead busy lives. In today’s world, it’s as if it’s a badge of honour. Always rushing to the next thing. Working late to meet that deadline to please a boss or client. Driving from one place to the other.
Where are you from? What is your background? These are questions regularly asked by those around us to better understand who we are. Our identity is made up of different factors such as our traditions, our values and most importantly our culture.
IT would be wrong for me, while the Police Investigation into Arek’s murder continues, to speculate about the motives behind the deplorable act. However, with another attack on Polish Nationals in Harlow occurring only days later, it is understandable that the Polish community of Harlow are both shaken and deeply saddened by what has happened.
* You tear down your self-esteem. As you achieve things you tend to tear down your own self-esteem at the same time. So you feel less and less like you deserve success. And frustration and being angry can become more and more common as you fail to reach those very high standards.