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WITH questions hanging over the release from lockdown restrictions, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. 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…

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BUSINESSES across Britain will have to start making compulsory furlough contributions from this week as the Treasury’s pay falls to 70% for the first time this year reports the Mirror. The wind down comes as tens of thousands of businesses were given the green light…

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THE gastroenterology inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) service and pharmacy team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) have been shortlisted for a prestigious accolade in recognition of their partnership working to improve the experience of patients.  Their inflammatory bowel disease service project has been…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is set to write to the new Health Minster Sajid Javid over the plans for a new hospital for Harlow residents. The former health minister, Matt Hancock had visited Princess Alexandra Hospital on a number of occasions and was seen as…

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SAJID Javid raised hopes for an “early return to freedom” yesterday, saying he wanted to get back to normal ‘as soon as possible’ reports the Daily Mail. The new Health Secretary was appointed on Saturday after Matt Hancock’s dramatic resignation for breaking lockdown rules. Mr Javid is expected…

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A GP surgery in Harlow has been recognised with a Hidden Heroes award. The award has been given to Nuffield House based at The Stow in Harlow. The award is for “outstanding performance during the Covid-19 pandemic” Practice Manager, Yvonne Pope said: “This award is…

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THE BOSS of Stansted Airport has responded to the government update on UK traffic light system. MAG CEO, Charlie Cornish, said: “Today’s announcement is a long overdue step towards a restart for international travel, giving customers more options when looking to book a holiday this…

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HARLOW Leisurezone vaccination centre is set to offer walk in jabs from 10am until 7pm. No appointment necessary. Open to everyone over 18. Please be prepared to wait in case there is a queue! Harlow Leisurezone is on Second Avenue in Harlow.

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IT was another excellent week for the vaccination roll out in Harlow as the total went over 91,000. The exact figure was 91,713 That is a total of 3,167 vaccinations in the past week. There was 1717 first vaccinations issued. There were 1452 second vaccinations…

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THE government is to impose a UK-wide pre-9pm ban on TV adverts for food high in sugar, salt and fat reports the BBC. Products affected include chocolate, burgers, soft drinks, cakes, sweets, ice cream, biscuits, sweetened juices, crisps, chips and pizzas. There will also be…

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HARLOW Leisurezone is open until 7.30pm for Pfizer vaccinations today (Thursday 24 June) and tomorrow (Friday 25 June). Bookings are open to everyone aged over 18. Please book your appointment https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

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By Local Democracy Reporter: Piers Meyler AN ambitious ‘whole system approach’ to support the wellbeing of residents – which taps into volunteer groups – has been branded a way to cut costs for Essex health commitments, a council meeting has heard. Essex County Council (ECC)…

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COLLEAGUES at Manchester Airports Group (MAG) – the UK’s largest airport group – will mimic a pre-pandemic day of flying on social media, as part of a nationwide protest at the government’s handling of international travel. Staff at all three MAG airports – Manchester, London…

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WITH questions hanging over the release from lockdown restrictions, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. 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…

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INVESTING in libraries is key to driving the national recovery from COVID-19 and enabling children to catch up on lost learning, the Local Government Association, said today. Libraries have a vital role to play in helping to build back the country following the pandemic with…

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AS the largest ever NHS vaccination programme enters its last lap, Dr Jane Halpin, Chief Executive of the Hertfordshire and West Essex Clinical Commissioning Groups, has encouraged local residents to come forward for their first jab and remember to get their second dose, which she called…