AUSTERITY is deadly. A study published in the online journal BMJ Open in 2017 estimated that cuts in public expenditure led to around 120,000 excess deaths between 2010 and 2017.
VOLUNTEERING has always been a passion of mine and it was whilst researching a variation of opportunities in different countries that I came across Think Pacific (TP). A charity that only volunteers in Fiji, making their approach specific and concentrated, meaning that maximum impact within the county can be reached because they are solely focussed on assisting in only one area.
Letter to the Editor Sir, BACK in September it was announced that £25 million had been secured from a government investment fund to revitalise the town and to boost the local economy. The Facebook site where comments can be made has only about a dozen comments. To date no other effort has been made by […]
I attended the hustings in Harlow and was incredibly disappointed that Laura McAlpine appeared unwilling and/or unable to answer the question regarding the same subject from the floor and refused to give any specifics on what, if anything, she would do about any issues of antisemitism in her party or even her own close-knit team. Merely saying, as she did, that an awful thing like antisemitism is disgusting and awful is in no way an answer but a sad and worrying deflection away from a genuinely concerning question.
Letter to Editor: Conservative policies have produced social evils that would not sound out of place in a novel by Charles Dickens
ROBERT Halfon condemns London borough councils for placing poor families in unsuitable accommodation in Harlow, but he fails to mention that the cause of this “social cleansing” is legislation for which he voted (Robert Halfon stands firm on “£1 for Terminus House” claim, November 24, 2019).
AS the cold nights of winter draw in it becomes more apparent how important home is to us all. While most of the country will be getting ready to celebrate with loved ones and looking forward to a home cooked Christmas dinner, there will be thousands of people facing the struggle of having nowhere safe to call home.
IT is often that 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.
AT the hustings event last Monday a member of the Harlow Jewish Community asked Laura McAlpine if Mr Brett Hawksbee was still her advisor and if she supported his anti Semitic views as published in his blog.
IS Robert Halfon proud of the fact that the British government broke British law in order to supply the British-made bombs that are being dropped by the Saudi air force on children in Yemen?
AS most of you know I don’t really talk about politics in my blogs, but it’s time to break that silence for this one.
HARLOW resident, Leon Beesley was at Princess Alexandra Hospital on Monday ad Tuesday, with his father, when Jeremy Corbyn visited Harlow. Leon wrote the following comments on our Facebook page and he gave us permission to place on our main website. Jeremy, If you really care about our community, I challenge you to come down […]
AS part of our General Election 2019 diary, we interviewed the Labour candidate for Hertford and Stortford, Chris Vince.
ON the 28th of October 2019 it was the fifth anniversary of our father’s passing.
THERE may be the case that you don not get invited to interview every politician who comes into your patch.
OUR hyperlocal diary pieces go back to 2017. These are occasional v-logs by our editor, rumination got all matters appertaining to journalism.
WE will be having a General Election on Thursday December 12th, 2019.
I recently wrote how Boris’s Withdrawal Agreement could be the catalyst for the breakup of the UK because it annexes Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom.
ON Thursday, we published a story regarding the stabbing of a teenage Muslim in Harlow. One of the comments on our Facebook page, objected to the stye of reporting and called for the “journalists should be hanged for slander” (sic).
Have you ever wondered how Amazon’s Echo can enable someone to stay independent? WITH the development of internet technology, smart homes have become a hot topic in society today. However, there are few smart homes designed for the elderly. Rainbow Services (Harlow) have been funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and […]
WHILST I accept that it is the nature of both local and national politics that stories are sometimes “spun” for political advantage,
Dear Editor, I’d like to pay tribute to the open mic community in Harlow. Whether you are a performer or a spectator, these special evenings add up to a great night out in a welcoming and supportive environment. I hadn’t played guitar in over a decade in my bedroom let alone in front of people […]
Dear Editor, MORE smoke and mirrors from Labour councillors over a number of planning issues. So for the benefit of readers here are the facts: 1 Harlow’s Labour administration have been working very closely with nearby Councils including Epping Forest DC (EFDC) for at least 3 years to produce their Local Plans and that of […]
CAN you contact Harlow police and find out what they are doing to tackle the problems with the kids around the Adams House area in the Town Centre.
THE majority of your readers will have had experience of nursing care, either directly through care they’ve received or from witnessing that given to family and friends.