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DOCTORS should stop using body mass index as a measure of health because it harms body image and contributes to ‘weight shaming’, MPs say reports the Daily Mail. The measure, calculated from weight and height, is used to categorise people as underweight, healthy weight, overweight…

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THIS is our daily Covid report for Harlow. This includes the figures for Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). The table of 315 local authorities in England and the breakdown of cases for eleven areas of Harlow. Finally, we also have the weekly number of people vaccinated…

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THE number of vaccinations given out in Harlow has plummeted. To be fair, we were all given fair warning that there would be a decline due to a supply problem across the whole country. This was also an Easter weekend. Health bosses in charge of…

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AS scheduled, SSP in the UK has risen by 50p, from £95.85 a week to £96.35, an amount that an employee can get for up to 28 weeks reports HR Review. The amount of sick pay offered has been a prevalent focus for many workers…

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Travel Alert 1045 hrs PLEASE be aware M11 closed in both directions between Junctions 7 & 8 due to a lorry striking a bridge. No EYA for opening at time of tweeting. The M11 is closed in both directions between Junction 7 (Harlow) and Junction…

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HARLOW Council and HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd have started works to improve the town’s five paddling pools in preparation for this year’s summer season. Following the news last week that paddling pools are planned to open for this year’s summer holidays works are under…

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A HUGE shout out today to Dr Deb Ghosh, a consultant at Princess Alexandra Hospital, who has ‘braved the shave’ and shaved his hair to fundraise for St Clare 👏👏👏 Dr Deb Gohosh is a consultant in gastroenterology and he decided to shave his head,…

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JUST a few short weeks ago, Harlow Rugby Club started an appeal to raise funds for the club. Like all sports organisations, things have not been easy and especially a club, that not so long ago had just moved into their wonderful grounds at Latton…

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A DRIVER who lost control of a car and crashed into a tree, seriously injuring himself and three passengers, has been jailed for just over three years. Witnesses said Rajibul Hoque had swerved in and out of lanes to overtake and undertake other vehicles on…

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UNDER-30s in the UK are to be offered an alternative Covid vaccine to the AstraZeneca jab due to the evidence linking it to rare blood clots reports the BBC. The recommendation comes after a review by the UK drugs regulator found that by the end…

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THIS is our daily Covid report for Harlow. This includes the figures for Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). The table of 315 local authorities in England and the breakdown of cases for eleven areas of Harlow. Finally, we also have the weekly number of people vaccinated…

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AN OLD Harlow woman has been fined for not having a child under five-years-of age secured in a vehicle that was uninsured. Stevie Ballard, aged 34, of The Oxleys, Harlow was penalised for the following. On November 11th, 2020, used a Vauxhall Astra on Wayre…

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ONE of Harlow’s biggest gyms has been transformed into a world-class fitness facility, ready to open its doors to members on Monday (12th April). JD Gyms, part of JD Sports Fashion group, has transformed the former Xercise4LessHarlow gym at the Harvey Centre, into an incredible ‘new’…

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Dear Editor, I received a letter yesterday from the Tory party, taking the praise for the new crossing at Bush Fair. I am sorry to burst their balloon,but would like to say that this is a lie. I was one of a group of senior…

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PLANNING permission is sought for the erection of 20 dwellings including the conversion of Netteswell Hall into four flats. Netteswell Hall is situated off Park Lane near the Town Park. The application has been submitted by Mrs J Ghadami. The scheme has three elements: the…

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A TEENAGER is due in court next week charged with drugs and weapons offences. Officers had responded to reports of a group of people in possession of weapons, including a large knife in the School Lane area of Harlow at around 4.20pm on Sunday 28…