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A BLUE plaque was unveiled for the late chair of Harlow Health Centre Trust, Martin Lawn. The plaque has been placed in the lobby of Lister House Surgery on Abercrombie Way. Martin was not only the chair of Harlow Health Centres Trust from 1996 but…

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TAKING time out for self-wellbeing is important to maintain positive mental health and is why local youth mental health charity, Kids Inspire, is hosting an awareness ‘week of wellbeing’.  During the week, Kids Inspire will encourage individuals, families and schools to think about their wellbeing. …

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IT was another quiet week for Harlow with a total of 555 vaccines issued in the past seven days. That brings a total of 114,996. Once again well done to all those involved in the whole operation. The fact remains that there are over 20,000…

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A MICROBIOLOGIST from Sawbridgeworth is going the extra mile to raise funds for The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) physiotherapy department. The physiotherapy department helps patients to restore movement and function after they have been affected by injury, illness or disability. Ian, aged 56, will…

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AT a motorway service station near Stansted, bollards and high curbs separate electric vehicle (EV) charging points from their parking bays reports the Local Democracy Reporter. There is little space surrounding the bays, nor is there a drop curb within easy reach. To many passers…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital figures; the…

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Editor, I wasn’t planning on writing this letter but following a phone call from my doctors offering me an appointment for my medical review, two days after my first letter was published, I felt I needed to, if for no other reason to highlight the…

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A HARLOW woman is set to stand trial over an allegation she attended a gathering in contravention of Covid regulations. Manisha Bailey, aged 26, of Nicholls Field, Harlow was charged with the following. On January 30th, 2021 at Epping, without reasonable excuse and other than…

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DRINKING water in England was rated as very high-quality last year, despite the challenges of the pandemic, and property owners in Essex are being encouraged to do their bit to keep it that way. The annual drinking water quality report, published by the Drinking Water…

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DEMENTIA UK’s fundraising event Raise Your Game is back again for more rolls of the dice, whilst aiming for a record number of fundraisers for more life-changing support from dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.  The event last year saw family-filled days of boardgame high jinks as well as wind downs with colleagues…

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SCHOOL leaders have warned about being targeted by hoax Covid vaccine consent letters, which aim to spread anti-vaccine messages to parents in England. Head teachers have been sent a “consent checklist”, under a fake NHS logo, along with a letter telling them to share this…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital figures; the…

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IT was another quiet week for Harlow with a total of 652 vaccines issued in the past seven days. That brings a total of 115,551 compared to 114,899 vaccinations the previous week. Once again well done to all those involved in the whole operation. The…

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DURING Organ Donation Week, September 20 to 26, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Essex to talk to their families about organ donation as more than 7,000 people, including 200 children, are predicted to be in need of an organ transplant [1]. The…

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VIRTUALLY any child between the ages of 12 and 15 would get COVID-19 at some point without vaccination, England’s chief medical officer has said. Professor Chris Whitty said that the highest rate of coronavirus transmission is currently occurring in children of this age group. Speaking…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital figures; the…