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Covid-19

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SENIOR ministers have signed off a decision to delay the lifting of all coronavirus restrictions in England beyond 21 June reports the BBC. Government sources have told the BBC most current rules will remain for another four weeks after this date. It means nightclubs will…

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NATIONAL charity Heart Research UK is to fund three new research projects to investigate how COVID-19 affects the heart and circulatory system – an investment of over half a million pounds.Research has shown that people with cardiovascular conditions, including high blood pressure, have a higher…

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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is delighted to announce that Mr Ashraf Patel, associate specialist in breast surgery, has been awarded an MBE. Mr Patel has been recognised for services to funding and research for breast cancer in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.…

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PARKRUN is set to return to Essex County Council’s country parks and to other sites run by partner councils. Harlow’s parkrun is situated in the town park. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/harlow/ Parkruns will take place at the following Essex Country Parks from 26 June or as soon as…

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IT was another excellent week for the vaccination roll out in Harlow as the total went over 81,000. The exact figure was 81,808. There were 1098 first vaccinations issued (previous week was 1252) There were 3030 second vaccinations issued.(previous week was 2002) That brings a…

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GUESTS at a quarantine hotel, which a council has requested to be closed, have criticised conditions there reports the BBC. Reading Borough Council has called for the “urgent” closure of Penta Hotel in Oxford Road after it said it had been linked to a “significant”…

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PLANS for how £13.3m of funding from the Department of Health and Social Care will be used to support communities and businesses as they begin to recover from the effects of the pandemic, were approved by Essex County Council’s Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday 8 June). The…

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INTRODUCTION WE began the year, with three separate reports every day. By early January, there was 1327 cases of Covid-19 in a single day. By early March, as there were encouraging signs, we condensed it into one daily report. The report covers UK figures; Princess…

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CHILDREN at Purford Green Primary and Potter Street Academy have taken part in a ‘healthy lifestyle’ week. Activities included ‘The Mindful Mile’, a taste challenge – sampling different and unusual fruit and vegetables, increasing their physical fitness levels using pedometers to track their step count,…

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RECENTLY, we went down to the Abercrombie Way, where Community Embrace have their base. Community Embrace is a charity led by Herty Adu-Twumwaa and her team of volunteers. They are a non-profit organisation aiming to promote diversity, advance cohesion and integration and encourage dialogues by connecting…

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ST Clare Hospice’s team of bereavement volunteers have been recognised for their vital contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic by being awarded the ‘Volunteer Team of the Year’ award at the annual Epping Forest District Council Civic Awards 2021.  The Volunteer Team of the Year award…

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INTRODUCTION WE began the year, with three separate reports every day. By early January, there was 1327 cases of Covid-19 in a single day. By early March, as there were encouraging signs, we condensed it into one daily report. The report covers UK figures; Princess…

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PANDEMIC, lockdown etc has been quite a challenge for Harlow Scouts but they have all done exceptionally well. Clare Collins has sent us a report. Clare said: “The last 18 months has been incredibly unusual… not only have we at Harlow District Scouts been coping…

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IT was another excellent week for the vaccination roll out in Harlow as the total went over 77,000. The exact figure was 77,586. There were 1,252 first vaccinations issued. There were 2002 second vaccinations issued. That brings a total of 48,115 first vaccinations and 29,465…

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A WEST Essex community nurse, Anne Pemberton (55 years, from Abridge) is a Hospice at Home Team Leader and has been a nurse for over 20 years. Anne tells of how the Hospice at Home team stepped up to care for dying patients during the…

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INTRODUCTION WE began the year, with three separate reports every day. By early January, there was 1327 cases of Covid-19 in a single day. By early March, as there were encouraging signs, we condensed it into one daily report. The report covers UK figures; Princess…