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Covid-19

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PRIMARK 189 UK stores are expected to close Sunday and not reopen Monday, as demand drops due to social-distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Its parent company has temporarily closed shops in Europe and cancelled all future orders from suppliers. Primark boss Paul Marchant said it…

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Drama and Stuff with Sam Ashford THE wonderful Sam Ashford, who runs the mighty Livewire has opened up a TV channel on his social media pages where he will educating and entertaining and generally making us all smile. We look forward to looking in and…

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ST STEPHEN’S Church in Bush Fair has put their Mothering Sunday service online. Rev Darren McIndoe conducted the solo service with prayers, readings and a talk. The church has accorded with government guidelines as well as advice from the Church of England. Yh hopes to…

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THE HARLOW Chocolate Run, a service that provides meals for the vulnerable and homeless in Harlow on Sunday evenings has closed. In a statement on social media, a spokesperson said: “With a heavy heart, trustees must inform our guests and our loyal Harlow community that…

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IF there is one shining example of the Harlow community coming together in this time of crisis, it is the establishment of the Covid-19 Mutual-Aid Group. In short, it is a local organisation set up to help the most vulnerable in our town. We spoke…

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SAINSBURY’S has today offered all NHS and social care staff dedicated shopping hours across three days each week. The supermarket giant has rolled out the gesture to tireless healthcare workers as they endure long hours during the coronavirus outbreak and struggle to pick up essentials…

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A HARLOW pub has opened up its car park to NHS workers as the UK continues to be gripped by the coronavirus pandemic. Sam and the team at The Shark put the following message on their Facebook page. “I would very much like to offer…

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By Michael Casey YOU may have noticed that one subject has somewhat dominated our on-line newspaper over the last week or so. We are a public service broadcaster and it is our duty, however, we do feel that we need to try and break up…

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FROM this Sunday, and every following Sunday, all Tesco stores (except Express stores) will prioritise a browsing hour before checkouts open for NHS workers. Because now, more than ever, #EveryLittleHelps. For your local store opening hours see http://tesco.com/store-locator From this Sunday, and every following Sunday,…

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Greater Anglia reduced timetable from Monday 23 March GREATER Anglia is to operate a reduced timetable from Monday 23 March in the light of the coronavirus situation. The service will be similar to a Sunday service, but with additional services at the start and the…

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News from Harlow Council: Green waste collections to be suspended from 1 April DUE to the ongoing national situation with coronavirus, Harlow Council and its waste and recycling contractor, Veolia, have been reviewing services on a daily basis. While regular recycling, non-recycling and food collections…

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Coronavirus fraud warning FRAUDSTERS are using the Coronavirus Pandemic to target elderly, vulnerable people already worried about their health and future. The latest scam reported by Essex Police involves people impersonating Trading Standards Officers. They appear to be targeting those who have already fallen victim…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon chaired a meeting of a large number of key organisations as the town braces itself to deal with the growing Covid-19 pandemic. Amongst those at the emergency meeting was the chief executive of Harlow Council, Brian Keane; executive head of Passmores…

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HRUFC STATEMENT – 20/03/2020 By Chair of Rugby, Paul Tucker End of the 2019/20 Rugby Season AS I’m sure you are all aware by now the RFU has today announced the end of the 2019/20 Rugby Season. The RFU are working through the implications of…

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Council moves to reassure residents over rent and council tax bills HARLOW Council is offering reassurance to residents who may find themselves struggling to pay council bills due to the national coronavirus situation. The council already has existing support in place for residents who are…

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COMMUNITY-minded taxi company, ABC Cars are offering to do the shopping for the elderly of Harlow. With Covid-19 affecting the day-to-day lives of everyone in Harlow, the company has really stepped up to the plate to help those who may be struggling and worried about…