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A FUNDRAISING page has been set up to help finance the challenge of returning Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) nurse, Barclay Mason back to New Zealand. As has been well documented, Barclay died after contracting Covid-19 whilst working at PAH. Members of his family back in…

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Essex residents urged to  ‘Be Winter Ready’ CORONAVIRUS has changed many people’s circumstances this year, with the pandemic hitting some households in multiple ways leading to enduring impacts on health and wealth. Power cuts are rare these days, but for some, dealing with such an…

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Dedicated Hospice staff pull out all the stops to make Christmas special THIS Christmas, when some of us will be making the most of being able to spend precious time with select family members, a number of dedicated St Clare Hospice staff will be working…

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A HAND-delivered goody bag delighted older members of Harlow Jewish Community when they received an unexpected knock at the door at the start of last week’s Chanukah festival. The bag contained traditional festive foods – doughnuts, latkes (potato pancakes) and a dreidl (a four-sided spinning…

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Give the gift of support this Christmas to your local hospital  THE Princess Alexandra Hospitals’ Charity have started a Christmas fundraising appeal to support their patients during the festive season. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) are no…

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Recycle your real Christmas tree and turn your money into a donation BOOK your real Christmas tree collection with Harlow Council for just £2.15 and help support local charities. This year, the Christmas tree fees will be donated to the Chair of Harlow Council’s charities,…

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Online BAME support group MIND in West Essex will be adding to their growing cohort of online Zoom groups in the new year with a new BAME support group aimed at creating a safe space for BAME members of the local community to come together…

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A HARLOW woman has made an appeal to find a man who save her husband’s life. Jackie Ann Morris said: “I wonder if anyone in Harlow could help me please. On Friday afternoon 20th November my husband collapsed in the back of our trailer in…

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HARLOW estate agents, Reyland Johnson have made a generous donation to Harlow Foodbank. Ben Johnson said: “As Harlow people and a Harlow based estate agency we like to try and give something back to our community on a regular basis. “This December we wanted to…

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THIS video is all the gifts donated by wonderful people in our community. Mike Varney Physiotherapy and Paringdon Sports Club work together every year to do this, and with Paringdon being closed because of lockdown, it’s been harder this year. Both organisations are so pleased…

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**Weekend Update** HERE is an update of the hard work that the officers of Harlow have done over the weekend. Nine arrests made in Harlow 128 incidents attended of which were: Eleven Covid Breaches, 14 Domestic Violence incidents, three missing persons, five Mental Health related…

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ASDA has stepped up its support for families across the UK by offering children the chance to eat for free in its cafes throughout December.  All 216 of the supermarket’s cafes are taking part and will provide children under the age of 16 with a…

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CHANGING Lives will be running three sports camps this Christmas to help families and target children on free school meals. If you would like to book please visit www.changinglivescommunityservices.com Funded by Active Essex and Essex County Council they will be able to offer FREE provision and…

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A MAGICAL Princess Parade is set to take place in Church Langley on Sunday afternoon. The parade will start at Ridgeways from 4.30pm (close to the Water Tower) Here are approximate times: RIDGEWAYS 4.35pm LANE END / OLD HALL RISE ROUDABOUT – 4.55pm TESCOS –…

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THIS Christmas break, a local charity is being supported by a Harlow school to offer activities and food parcels for vulnerable families in the local area. Pemberley Academy on Hodings Road has joined forces with Changing Lives and offered to provide a space in the…

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Solar energy to give Essex a brighter future THIS week, the Essex Climate Action Commission called for solar panels to be installed on every appropriate available roof in Essex by 2050. The recommendation included all domestic, industrial and commercial properties in the county. Using solar…