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Covid-19

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STATEMENT from Princess Alexandra Hospital Lance McCarthy, chief executive, for The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust said: “We can confirm that sadly, five patients, aged between 56 and 92 years old, who had underlying conditions have passed away at The Princess Alexandra Hospital. They had…

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YH has asked Harlow personal trainer, Darren Martin to take our readers through a few basic drills. Here is a description of today’s drill Description. This is a hip hinge movement. (imagine a door hinge). This movement is great for strengthening the hamstrings, glutes and…

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Dear Editor, THERE has been a lot of attention given to the NHS for their continuous hard work during these critical times. I admit that they deserve a lot of recognition for this as this Covid-19 is just causing a lot of stress to everyone…

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LAST week, we made an urgent appeal for donations of vital cleaning supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – and YOU, our amazing community, stepped up to support your local hospice! We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated essential supplies…

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MORE than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the NHS by a multi-academy trust. Doctors and nurses on the frontline tackling the Coronavirus infection have been urgently calling for extra PPE to help them to stay safe while they…

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ESSEX Police is reminding people in Harlow to be vigilant following reports that fraudsters are attempting to take advantage of the current climate by carrying out crime online and at people’s doorsteps. Fraudsters will go to extreme lengths to get access to your hard earned…

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LITTLE Nola-Blue wanted to say thank you to all those caring for others during the coronavirus and also give her neighbours a game to play. So the three-year-old, who lives in Meyrick Mead off Carters Mead drew a hopscotch on the road. She also helped…

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Announcement of COVID-19 related deaths Statement on behalf of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Lance McCarthy, chief executive, for The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust said: “We can confirm that sadly, eight patients, aged between 69 and 90 years old, who had underlying conditions…

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A FORMER leader of Harlow Council has been hospitalised with the coronavirus. Richard Howitt, who was a councillor in Harlow between 1983 and 1995. He has also represented the eastern constituency in the European Parliament from 1999 until 2016, said he was being treated at…

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A FORMER medical director of Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH), who returned from retirement to help the UK fight coronavirus has died after becoming infected with the disease reports the Huffington Post. Dr Alfa Saadu died on Tuesday and his son Dani said in a social…

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Dear Editor, THANK you to everyone working in public facing roles during this difficult time. I would like to say a massive thank you to our public services for their hard work over the last week and for as long as the Covid-19 outbreak lasts.…

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A HARLOW resident has told YH that she is desperate to get back to her home town from Fiji. Only a few months ago, Laura Jephcott wrote a blog for us about her experience (see below), volunteering in the South Pacific but now Laura just…

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Things you can do at home during the lockdown By Nishall Garala OVER the last few days, I have had countless amounts of people ask me what they could do at home during the Coronavirus lockdown. Being forced to stay indoors can be boring for…

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Checking out businesses flouting the rules BUSINESSES operating against Government coronavirus instructions are being told to close. Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Police officers are out and about in the district checking that businesses are keeping to the rules announced by the Prime Minister regarding…

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AS a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus), and due to government restrictions, the following The Water Gardens’ essential stores and services remain OPEN: ASDA Barclays Santander (please check opening times) Please note all other stores are closed until further notice. To help customers during this difficult…

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TWO community-minded boys have designed a poster in order to show their support for key workers across the town. Declan, aged 11 and Harry, aged 5 made the poster as part of a school competition at Jerounds Primary Academy. The whole family will be hanging…