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Covid-19

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By Local Democracy Reporter ESSEX Labour councillors will hold a one to one meeting with the man in charge of social care in the county in the wake of one care home reporting a high number of deaths in just a few weeks. Despite the…

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MASTER Lock, the global padlock specialist, is playing its part in supporting the NHS during the current Corona crisis. The aim of the initiative is to help health workers protect their equipment and aid better management of critical medical assets. The company has been liaising…

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THE STAFF at Passmores Academy have produced another wonderful video to educate, entertain and inform. This time we find out what staff are doing to keep themselves fit. It is set to the Eye of the Tiger. We will say no more….

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THE NUMBER of deaths reported to NHS England by Princess Alexandra Hospital has reached 169. That is an increase of ten on yesterday’s figure. According to NHS England, the following number of deaths have occurred on the following days: Total: 169 deaths On Monday April…

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THE WESTERLEA Group that run Parndon Cemetery and Crematorium has confirmed that it has now re-opened for those who wish to pay their respects. A statement on the website is as follows. DURING this unprecedented time, our dedicated teams are working tirelessly to deliver funeral…

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Hospice to host first ever Virtual Quiz Night for supporters amidst COVID-19 outbreak ST Clare Hospice’s Community Fundraising team are diversifying their fundraising events and activities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting their first ever Virtual Quiz Night. The hospice charity’s Virtual Quiz Night is…

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Dear Editor, IN the letter I wrote last week in ‘YourHarlow’ I urged anyone who has any influence over the supply of PPE to our hospitals to do their upmost to ensure our nurses, our Doctors, our paramedics and of course our carers, have everything…

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DURING these stressful times, Jerounds Primary Academy has been wonderful in keeping pupils, parents and staff, educated, entertained and informed. We do recommend following them on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. In the video below, the staff remind us all of the importance of washing our…

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Fast funds for communities during coronavirus EIGHT utility networks have teamed up to give a £500,000 boost to local community foundations during the coronavirus pandemic. UK Power Networks, SGN, Southern Water, Thames Water, Anglian Water, Affinity Water, SES Water and South East Water, are collaborating…

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CLAIM for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Full details can be found below. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

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A FUNDRAISER for a carer from Tye Green Lodge who died has reached over £5,000. As YH reported last week, father-of-two Patrick Kamau Ngigi died recently. Six residents of the homes, who were transferred to PAH died with Covid-19. Eleven other residents have also died…

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WHEN it comes to the daily statistics coming out of Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) it is hard to be optimistic. Any optimism has to be respectful of the 155 people who have lost their lives and the grieving families and friends they have left behind.…

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THE NUMBER of deaths reported to NHS England by Princess Alexandra Hospital has reached 155. That is an increase of five on yesterday’s figure. According to NHS England, the following number of deaths have occurred on the following days: Total: 155 deaths On Saturday April…

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A HARLOW woman has set up a fundraising channel in order to raise money for residents and carers in care homes. Florence Hawkins told YH: “I have started an Amazon wishlist and I am trying to collect as much as possible to donate to Harlow…

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Government takes further action to support bus and lorry drivers who are keeping the country moving TEMPORARY removal of the routine D4 medical will make it easier for bus and lorry drivers to renew their driving licence and keep 30,000 drivers on the road each…

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The beautiful Bluebell symbolises hope, gratitude and everlasting love. BLUEBELLS are one of our best-loved British flowers. And right now, our woodlands are coming to life in a sea of blue, spreading joy at a time of uncertainty. So, let’s all wear a Bluebell to…