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  By Stephanie Lawton Chief operating officer AS we begin a new year, in line with hospitals across the country, we are experiencing an extremely high demand for our services. We have seen a significant increase in attendances to our emergency department (ED), in the national context…

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Dear Editor , THREE children were killed by an air strike as they were playing football in Yemen last Friday (21 January) and more than 70 prisoners died when a detention centre was bombed. In all likelihood these deaths were caused by Paveway IV bombs dropped…

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Dear Editor, As a nation of animal lovers we are calling on your readers to speak up for animals to make sure that animal sentience becomes enshrined in UK law.  Animal sentience was the only issue which was not carried over after Brexit and so…

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BORIS Johnson is facing calls to resign after admitting attending a drinks party at Downing Street during lockdown. What do people think in Harlow, – the county seen by many as a political barometer? BBC Look East went down to the Broad Walk to speak…

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Dear Editor, ON January 11 this year I discovered in my inbox the latest newsletter from the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) for Essex, Roger Hirst, that included an interesting article on Levelling Up. The article referred to Roger Hirst’s work as Chair of the…

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Dear Editor, YOUR readers will be aware of the well-documented pressures currently being experienced in health services both locally and nationally.   Our members, providing frontline nursing care to patients under extremely challenging circumstances, are exhausted. They are aiming, as always, to provide the highest standards of…

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Dear Sir, THE figures for Harlow show that we currently have the highest numbers of Covid infections in Essex. We also have among the lowest rates of vaccination – with the Harlow vaccination figures being approximately 14% below the national average. Thanks to the work…

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IN A letter to the Sunday Telegraph, the chairman of the Net Zero Scrutiny Group of Conservative MPs, has called for the removal of VAT and environmental levies on domestic energy and to end the Climate Change Levy on business energy use. It comes among…

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Sir,  THIS month, the new Conservative Council in Harlow will become the first in our town’s history to reduce the amount of Council Tax that residents pay to Harlow Council. Not only will residents pay less Council Tax to Harlow Council than they did last…

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Dear Editor, ISN’T it time that fireworks should now be banned to the public unless done by an organisation…they are terrifying  the elderly, the children & especially the pets and me. I am an elderly person and have oxygen in my home to be able…

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THE LEADER of the Harlow Labour group is in positive mood as we step into 2022. Councillor Chris Vince said: “2021 has been a difficult year for many of us with the Covid 19 pandemic still very much with us. My biggest hope for 2022…

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Professor Gino Martini -Harlow Based Professor and former Chief Scientist for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Trustee of Harlow Health Centres Trust (www.HHCT.org.uk) FOLLOWING from my last two blogs – I wanted to update folks with pride on how the Team at the Lister Medical…

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By Michael Casey On March 1st, 2020, I published my first story on Covid-19. Since then I have published over 1300 stories on the subject. Back in March 2020, I was interviewed by BBC Look East outside William Martin School when the building was undergoing…

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Dear Editor, I remember writing to YourHarlow last year to thank our emergency services who are giving up their festive period to keep us safe and commenting what an extra ordinary year it had been and how now more than ever they deserve our thanks. …

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Dear Sir, HAVING attended the Little Parndon public meeting on Friday I was somewhat angry and fed up. The meeting was due to start at 4pm but the police never turned up till 4.20pm. The turn out was very small which seemed strange to me. A question…

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By Prof Gino Martini, Chief Scientist at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Trustee at Harlow Health Centres Trust (https://hhct.org.uk/) Volunteer at Lister Health Centre Why Boosting has given me the boost – the importance of volunteering and giving I am now back volunteering again at the…