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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. From January 31st, we are providing a weekly report. It…

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THE Government will remove the remaining restrictions on international travel for all passengers ahead of the Easter Holidays, the Transport Secretary announced today (Monday, 14 March). As one of the first major economies to remove all its remaining COVID-19 travel restrictions, this is a landmark…

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A HARLOW homecare provider has been put on special measures after a health watchdog found it was “understaffed” and nurses worked overtime to provide effective care reports the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS). The Care Quality Commission rated Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare, in Harlow, inadequate after…

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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. From January 31st, we are providing a weekly report. It…

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KEY Stage Two Pupils at Pear Tree Mead Academy have been learning how to become Mental Health Champions. All the children took part in 12 online sessions with Mrs Peden, Headteacher and a company called One Goal. They learnt about championing their own and each…

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A CARE home outside Harlow has been rated as “inadequate” by government inspectors, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). St Elizabeth’s Care Home with Nursing is in Much Hadham but has close links to Harlow. They have a number of charity shops in the town and…

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THE sudden closure of Harlow’s Potter Street medical centre, Osler House, in 2018 sent shockwaves through the neighbourhood. The Prentice Place centre had served the community for more than 60 years and this closure saw its 3,000 patients transferred to other surgeries, mainly Church Langley…

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SCRAPPING free Covid lateral flow tests will add a “tax on caring” bill of £500 to more than 130,000 people in Essex, a council leader has said. Analysis by the Liberal Democrats estimates that across Essex, around 133,000 people take regular Covid tests. They estimate that…

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OUTBREAKS of norovirus have shot up by two-thirds in a week in care homes, health chiefs have warned.   There were 40 outbreaks of the highly infectious virus, which causes sickness and diarrhoea, in care homes last week. For comparison, 24 were logged in the previous…

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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. From January 31st, we are providing a weekly report. It…

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GREATER Anglia staff at Bishop’s Stortford, Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet, Sawbridgeworth and Harlow railway stations are collecting Easter eggs for sick children. Donations from passengers and other members of the public will be handed over to the paediatric ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.…

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THIS month, we marked World Cancer Day, which starts the first of a new three-year campaign centred on the issue of equity. The campaign theme ‘Close the care gap’ recognises the power of knowledge and challenging assumptions relating to cancer. This was also an opportunity…

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CLOTHES were worn inside out by a school community as it confronted the issue of children’s mental health. Students and teachers at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, took part in Inside Out Day as part of Children’s Mental Health Week. The event raises awareness…

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THE virtual visiting team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is calling for valuable support from the community to help with its virtual visiting service. Virtual visiting connects our inpatients to their family and friends through video calls. Our virtual visiting team manage…

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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. From January 31st, we are providing a weekly report. It…

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OVER the past few years, Harlow resident Sam Snelling has raised in excess of £20,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). Sam has done this by setting himself challenges, time and time again. Whether it is Tougher Mudder runs,…