Harlow lawyer opens new practice

Harlow lawyer opens new practice

LOCAL award-winning lawyer, Kim Boylett has opened her own law practice in Sawbridgeworth. Having worked for several law firms in both Essex and London over the last 15 years, Kim went on to win the Highly Commended Private Client Lawyer of the Year Award at the prestigious CILEx National Law Awards in 2019. After being […]

Greater Anglia delivers on pledge to improve rail punctuality

Greater Anglia delivers on pledge to improve rail punctuality

GREATER Anglia train services have recorded punctuality results above 90 per cent for the last six months, the operator has revealed, following a pledge to make more trains run on time. In March, Managing Director, Jamie Burles, said, “We are keeping our focus on punctuality – I know it can be better and I’m determined […]

Harlow Hotel closes its leisure club

Harlow Hotel closes its leisure club

THE HARLOW Hotel has closed its leisure club. The hotel based at the end of Southern Way (formerly Park Inn) had closed its gym when Covid-19 struck in March. They have now announced that the gym will not re-open. The message was put out on its social media platforms. Tweet

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

THE Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will close on 31 October 2020. From 1 July, employers can bring furloughed employees back to work for any amount of time and any shift pattern, while still being able to claim CJRS grant for the hours not worked. From 1 August 2020, the level of grant will be reduced […]

Hopes for the future of intu Lakeside

Hopes for the future of intu Lakeside

THE holding company for four Intu centres, Intu SGS has secured £30 million of new investment and waivers on financial covenants, after Intu collapsed into administration earlier this year. Intu SGS is the holding company for Intu Watford, Lakeside, Victoria Centre in Nottingham and Braehead in Glasgow. Creditors have approved of a new super-senior facility […]

Coronavirus: Violence and abuse against shop workers doubles during pandemic

Coronavirus: Violence and abuse against shop workers doubles during pandemic

A UNION is calling on the government to provide more protection for shop workers with new legislation and tougher sentencing. Violence and abuse against shop workers has doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a union representing retail staff. The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) says retail workers have been assaulted, threatened […]

Transport Secretary launches new Acceleration Unit to speed up transport infrastructure projects and build back better from Covid

Transport Secretary launches new Acceleration Unit to speed up transport infrastructure projects and build back better from Covid

Transport Secretary launches new Acceleration Unit to speed up transport infrastructure projects and build back better from Covid THE new team of specialists will join the Department for Transport (DfT) in order to tackle delays to infrastructure projects and drive forward progress for passengers. The unit is set to be in place next month and […]