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Covid-19

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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…

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IN April this year, the Leah Manning Centre reopened its doors to welcome back those older residents who attend the centre for funded activities designed to meet their care needs. While the centre was closed to the public, staff provided a vital outreach service, spending…

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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…