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Covid-19

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A FEW weeks ago, Harlow College journalism student, Nicole Ruston-Payne contacted us regarding work experience. We had it all lined up, from theatre reviews to education stories until Covid-19 turned up. Instead, we have asked Nicole to write a Covid-19 diary. Looks like we may…

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DETAILS of changes to the Stansted Express. What Stansted Express is doing to protect customers Since the start of the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of customers and staff and to reduce the spread of coronavirus.…

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ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow, has been working hard to secure more money to support Harlow residents through this difficult time. This evening, the Government announced an additional £1million to help offer council tax relief to Harlow’s most vulnerable residents. The money comes on top…

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IN light of the latest Government advice, and in view of the developing situation regarding Covid-19, Queensgate Centre is now closed until further notice. They continue to monitor the situation and Government’s public health guidance closely, and will keep all of our visitors and members…

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THE leaders of both political parties at Harlow Council are urging Harlow residents to follow the prime minister’s call for everyone to stay at home and away from others, if at all possible, during the current national coronavirus situation. Medical science is telling us that…

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A message from the Harvey Centre. WE understand that this is a difficult time, and want to reassure you that the wellbeing of our teams, retailers and customers is our priority. In line with the latest Government guidance, all non-essential retail outlets are closed with…

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Coronavirus: NEPP calls on motorists to continue to park safely and considerately HARLOW motorists are being encouraged to act responsibly and observe safety and critical-route parking restrictions, as wide-ranging efforts continue to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) issued…

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A message from the Harlow branch of the Citizens Advice Bureau “OUR centre may be closed but our fabulous staff and volunteers are continuing to provide a telephone service for the Harlow community on 03444 770808. Lines will be busy so please bear with us.…

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Editorial By Michael Casey THIS piece is purely based on my observation after driving from Tumbler Road to Newhall and then onto Tesco in Church Langley. IT has all looked relatively calm as Harlow faces the first day of a “lockdown” . Traffic appears very…

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WHO IS A KEY WORKER? Below is a list of key workers designated by the government when it shut schools last week. Health and social care Doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers The…

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YH has asked all organisations if there is any appeal they would like to make, now that people have been instructed to stay in their homes. We have had a response from Safer Places. Safer Places is an independent domestic abuse service with over 40…

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THE National Crime Agency today warned that organised crime groups may try to exploit the coronavirus outbreak to target the UK. Despite the unprecedented situation with the pandemic, the NCA is continuing to protect the public and leading the UK’s fight to cut serious and…

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COUNCIL TO INCREASE RESIDENTIAL CARE CAPACITY ESSEX County Council has today announced a further £18.6m of funding to increase residential care capacity during the COVID-19 emergency Increasing the number of residential beds available will help free up urgently needed space within the NHS and local…

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Essex Recycling Centres to close until further notice ALL Essex Recycling Centres have today, Monday 23 March, closed until further notice. The decision has been made in response to strict government guidelines urging people to stay in their homes to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has responded to news of a lockdown throughout the country. YH spoke to the MP just after the prime minister, Boris Johnson had delivered the speech to the nation. We asked Mr Halfon to sum up what this means to the…

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THE PRIME Minister, Boris Johnson has just announced a raft of restrictions people in the UK are being urged to follow. PM @BorisJohnson gives an important update on #coronavirus #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/MQo2EVVDcD— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) March 23, 2020 From tonight, people will be allowed to…