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Covid-19

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THERE are signs the UK is in the early stages of a third wave of coronavirus infections, a scientist advising the government has said reports the BBC. Prof Ravi Gupta, from the University of Cambridge, said although new cases were “relatively low” the Indian variant…

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ON FRIDAY, we met with several members of a Harlow driving school who wanted to thank MP Robert Halfon and the new Conservative administration for their help regarding getting access to business grants. We spoke to driving instructor Paul Faherty of Kam Driving School about…

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“IF you’re planning to meet up with friends and family next week, there are simple steps you can take to keep everyone safe.”That’s the advice from Essex County Council’s (ECC) Director of Public Health, Dr Mike Gogarty, as he urges people to take action, remain…

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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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IT was another excellent week for the vaccination roll out in Harlow as the total went over 73,000. The exact figure was 73,826. There were 1,307 first vaccinations issued. There were 3,258 second vaccinations issued. That brings a total of 46,363 first vaccinations and 27,463…

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RISING numbers of patients needing care and a shortage of GPs is threatening to overwhelm the system, doctors and patient groups are warning. It comes after the pandemic has caused severe disruption to GP practices for more than a year. Analysis of NHS England data…

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HARLOW Chorus has appealed to their local MP after the government told them that they still can’t meeting indoors. The chorus, which meets at St John’s Arc in Old Harlow, resumed on Monday May 17th in accordance with the loosening of lockdown measures. But a…

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PEOPLE aged 30 and 31 in England are being invited to book to have their first dose of Covid vaccine.  The NHS is urging these million or so to take up the offer of a jab at one of the 1,600 available locations, including mosques,…

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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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HARLOW parents have expressed their anger and concern after “anti-vaxxers” picketed a local school. On Friday afternoon, Mark Hall Academy students who travelled home by walking through the underpass at London Road at First Avenue were approached by two women who were handing out leaflets.…

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One month left to join VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme  BUSINESSES that deferred VAT payments last year have one month left to join online to pay in monthly instalments under the VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said today.  The…

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HARLOW residents who had been told that they would not require an appointment to get a Cocid-19 vaccine are being turned away from both vaccination centres in the town. YH readers had read the press release issued by the health bosses on Friday that stated:…

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IT WAS another bumper week for vaccinations in Harlow. There were 808 first vaccinations and 3,425 second doses issued. That is a total of 4,233 for the week. That means a total of 69,261 vaccinations have been issued There are now two lists: 1st vaccinations…

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HARLOW Council paid tribute to individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to the local community at last night’s (Thursday 20 May) Annual Council meeting, which began with the 2021 Civic Awards. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the awards themselves were handed out on…

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TODAY parkrun UK has announced that it has been forced to delay the planned reopening of 5k events in England on Saturday 5 June. Although more than 250 events (including Harlow) do have landowner permission to return, this falls far short of the critical mass…

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COVID vaccinations now available with no appointment needed for eligible people in Hertfordshire and west Essex In order to make it even easier for eligible people to get protected against COVID-19, a number of walk-in vaccination sessions have opened up for people across Hertfordshire and…