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PAH Board Think Again Dear Editor, I WAS amazed to see the article that said the hospital board intend to consult with its patients on options for services at the site of the proposed new hospital. Why have they decided to consult now when they…

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ON Friday morning, we wrote an editorial reflecting on the obvious concerns that Harlow parents had regarding their children returning to school. It was motivated by the 36,000 plus page views we had had on the day we published the story regarding Holy Cross Primary…

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ON THURSDAY, YH had 36,551 page views. That is our second busiest day since we started on July 1st, 2013. In case you wondered, our busiest was the day the B and Q lorry smashing into the side of a house. Nearly everyone was looking…

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Dear Editor, I’ve just seen a new report (from Best for Britain and the Social Market Foundation) on the double impact of Brexit and Coronavirus, and feel like I’ve spotted an iceberg on the horizon that everyone else is ignoring. The report shows that any…

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Dear Editor, We have just celebrated Pentecost 2020 and despite the present circumstances, Harlow celebrated the gifts of the Holy Spirit prayerfully, creatively and joyfully, in a way that opens up those gifts to all who wish to receive them. However, we wish we could…

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Letter to the Editor Council Policy …… no longer worth the paper it is written on. Sir, I write in response to the report of the Council meeting which took place earlier this week when the future of the former service bays at The Stow…

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Blogpost: Governance, Diversity and Equality in Harlow means getting it right, being fair and valuing difference By Frances Mason I WAS delighted to step into the shoes of Cllr Lanie Shears when Cllr Mark Ingall asked if I would take over the Portfolio for Governance,…

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Wellbeing of coronavirus volunteers must be a priority THE Deputy Leader of Harlow Conservatives has written an open letter to Essex County Council calling for a county-wide counselling service to help volunteers deal with the emotional impact of working with vulnerable people during the coronavirus…

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Dear Editor, I travelled to Stansted Airport on Monday May 4th in order to have the Covid-19 test. It is now three weeks later (May 26th) and I am still waiting for the result. I have asked them several times for the result and they…

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Dear Editor, I read with interest the recent letter from the Boss of NET Academies where it was stated they welcome the planned re-opening of schools. https://www.yourharlow.com/2020/05/18/head-of-five-harlow-primary-schools-says-reopening-is-essential-for-the-sake-of-our-childrens-education/ The letter was signed by 22 Chief Executive Officers including Jo Coton, Chief Executive, of NET Academies Trust,…

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Dear Editor, MANY Harlow residents will feel disgusted by the Prime Minister’s press conference last night. It was a rambling, illogical car crash. In doubling down on the indefensible he avoided answering questions and tried to rewrite history. Dominic Cummings’ act of flagrant disregard became…

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Dear Editor, I have just seen the press conference by the prime minister, Boris Johnson and I can tell you, the MP for Harlow, Robert Halfon and all the people of Harlow, that this is so so wrong. My dad’s funeral took place recently. That…

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Blogspot: What community and well-being mean to me By Councillor Chris Vince-Portfolio Holder for Community and Well-Being I AM delighted to have been ask by the leader of Harlow council, Cllr Mark Ingall, to take over as portfolio holder for Community and Wellbeing and want…

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From Cllr Simon Walsh, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change Action. “MAY I, through your paper, thank the people of Essex for their patience whilst we got ready to reopen the county’s recycling centres. A good deal of work was needed…

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By Chris Matheson MP for City of Chester and Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) LIFE was tough enough for local newspapers before the coronavirus outbreak. But it is precisely crises like this that show the need to maintain a robust, diverse media that…

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Dear Editor, I FOUND myself incensed by the headline in the Mail on Sunday this week. Now some might say that’s no surprise for a ‘lefty’ like me. But usually I am quite good at taking what the Mail says with a pinch of salt.…