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GPs in England are being told to see more patients face-to-face as ministers unveil a £250m winter rescue package. The emergency funding is being handed to GPs so they can recruit extra locum staff with an emphasis on providing more same-day appointments. Social distancing rules…

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Statement from Essex Police Our enquiries are continuing into a fatal collision in Buckhurst Hill last night. A pedestrian, a woman in her 20s, died after being in collision with two vehicles – a Range Rover and a Ford Transit van. The driver of the…

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TRIBUTES have been paid after the headteacher of Holy Cross Primary, Sue McGuiggan, passed away. A spokesperson for the school said: “It is with sadness that we report on the death of Miss McGuiggan, the Headteacher of Holy Cross Catholic Primary Academy. “Miss McGuiggan led…

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MEMBERS of the Chabad of Epping have been visiting Harlow schools to promote a fantastic competition for a public menorah sculpture. The new public menorah will be erected before the date of Hanukkah 2021, which falls on the 28th November. It will be on public…

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POTTER Street community champion, Jane Chivrall was laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon. There were two ceremonies for Jane. One at Parndon Wood Crematorium and another at the Potter Street Baptist Chapel. Both services were conducted by Rev Alison Taylor. Both services were celebrations of…

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A HARLOW councillor has called for urgent action to improve the state of a roundabout in Harlow. Toddbrook councillor Tony Edwards spoke to YH near the small roundabout on Fourth Avenue close to Wych Elm. https://www.youtube.com/embed/wXIImcIEnvA

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ESSEX Firefighters were called to a fire in Harlow on Tuesday morning, when a candle caused a bin to set alight in a fourth-storey flat reports the Essex Fire and Rescue Service. Automatic smoke alarms alerted crews to a fire in a block of flats…

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AMBITIOUS plans which promise to shape Essex for years to come have been approved by Essex County Council. Everyone’s Essex is the Council’s plan for levelling up the county from now until 2025. The new Cabinet at Essex County Council has placed levelling up at…

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THE Harlow Conservatives have selected Cllr Russell Perrin as their new leader to drive forward the Council’s agenda to level up opportunity and build back better.  Commenting on the announcement, Cllr Russell Perrin said: “It is a true honour to lead the Harlow Conservatives and…

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers to check that they have the correct information in order to complete their tax return. The deadline for 2020/21 tax returns is 31 October 2021 for those completed on paper forms and 31 January 2022…

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RAIL passengers activating emergency alarms on Greater Anglia trains have caused over 17 hours of delays in just six months. The train company is reminding passengers that activating the emergency alarm delays trains for all passengers – and it’s not the best way to get…

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THE deadline for choosing your child’s secondary school is looming. Last week, we published our film of the St Marks West Essex Catholic School Open Evening. In the film, you heard from Headteacher, Elaine Heaphy and saw lots of cut-away shots of the school in…

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HOLY Cross Catholic Primary Academy is set to host a number of Open Days. The details are below. You can also go on a virtual tour. The link for that is below. https://www.holycross-pri.essex.sch.uk/page/?title=Virtual+Tour&pid=191

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THE number of job vacancies in the UK has hit a record high, according to the latest official figures reports the BBC. Vacancies hit 1.1 million between July and September, the Office for National Statistics said, the highest level since records began in 2001. The largest…

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THE UK’s failure to do more to stop Covid spreading early in the pandemic was one of the worst ever public health failures, a report by MPs says. The government approach – backed by its scientists – was to try to manage the situation and in…

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THIS week is Hate Crime Awareness week. Essex Police will be engaging with Harlow residents regarding any issues around this and how to report hate crime incidents. There have been more than 4800 hate crime offences in Essex in 2021, up by 27% on this…