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BREXIT has worsened the UK’s acute shortage of doctors in key areas of care and led to more than 4,000 European doctors choosing not to work in the NHS, research reveals reports The Guardian. The disclosure comes as growing numbers of medics quit in disillusionment…

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BACK in June 2016, 29,602 Harlow residents voted for Brexit. There was a 73.5% turnout. There were many reasons for voting to Leave. Many did not want to be “ruled” by Brussels. Many felt that they would be better off. Many just wanted to make…

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ON FRIDAY night in Harlow Town Centre, a vigil was held to remember the women who have been victims of violence. Led by Bush Fair councillor, Kay Morrison, names of women were read out. Two women a week are killed in the United Kingdom as…

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A BID to turn a home in The Chantry area of Harlow into an Air B ‘n” B has been rejected by Harlow Council. The decision on the council website states: The proposal would result in loss of housing with no net increase in residential…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, has welcomed a recent £500,000 investment in the ambulance station at Princess Alexandra Hospital, improving conditions for staff, creating a ‘Make Ready’ facility for faster ambulance turn-arounds and providing life-saving services for Harlow people. East of England Ambulance Service has made…

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THIS week, Robert Halfon, Member of Parliament for Harlow, was recognised as the Backbencher of the Year at the 2022 Spectator Parliamentarian Awards. The award is in recognition of Mr Halfon’s work on safeguarding education during the pandemic and was presented at an event attended…

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PLANS for a convenience store in Potter Street have been submitted to Harlow Council. The location is: S And J Juniper And Co, 7 Potter Street Harlow. The planning application is for: Proposed subdivision of the office premises into four units, the partial change of…

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NURSES in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are to strike for two days next month in what is set to be their biggest walkout in the NHS’s history reports the BBC. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announced strikes on 15 and 20 December in…

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ANDREW Bramidge is the new permanent chief executive of Harlow Council Andrew’s appointment was approved by councillors at a Special Council meeting held last night (22 November 2022) following a recommendation by the council’s appointments panel. Andrew is currently the council’s Director of Strategic Growth…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, has welcomed the measures announced by the Government to support pensioners in Harlow this winter. Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement last week, Mr Halfon has welcomed the decision to reinstate the Pension Triple Lock next year and award Winter Fuel Payments…

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By Bush Fair Councillor Kay Morrison: COVID caught up with me last month, just when I’d thought I’d escaped. It was no picnic. Those who claim it is just like ‘flu have got off lightly …. or their experience of ‘flu has been horrendous. Since…

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A NEW programme of maintaining Harlow’s roundabouts is set to be launched early in the new year, which will restore pride with improved maintenance, at no extra cost to the council.  Harlow Council has agreed to enter into a contract with Community Partners Ltd who will secure sponsorship of roundabouts and…

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AT least £5m is to be made available to Essex County Council to increase care capacity and enable more people to be discharged from hospital this winter. It comes amid the most recent figures showing that more than 300 people had to wait over 12 hours…

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RAIL passengers face disruption in the run-up to Christmas after the RMT union announced more strike dates reports the BBC. Industrial action will be held across four 48-hour periods on 13-14 and 16-17 December, and 3-4 and 6-7 January. Services have been severely disrupted in…

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A PATIENT at Princess Alexandra Hospital has testified to senior management regarding her treatment at the Harlow hospital. Treatment that hospital bosses have described as “shocking” and say they were “shaken” hearing about it. Anne Weersing (AW) spoke at a recent public meeting of the…

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A LITTLE Parndon councillor has expressed their frustration at the delay to lamp-post repairs. Councillor Chris Vince said: “For over a year now I have been chasing the repair of a lamp post in Bowhill Way, Little Parndon, on request of a resident.  The lamp…