Inside Harlow’s vaccination centre

By Lloyd F M Evans / 3rd May 2021 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW Leisurezone is operating as a West Essex vaccination centre. Thousands of people have attended to receive their first and second Covid jab. The centre opened back in January, and they are still working hard, vaccinating around 500 people every day. Over half of Harlow’s population has been vaccinated, as well as the countless others…

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BBC editor encourages Harlow College journalism students to pursue their ambitions

By Lloyd F M Evans / 22nd April 2021 / 0 Comments
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NCTJ STUDENTS have received a ‘virtual’ visit from BBC’s Nikki O’Donnell. Nikki, who currently works on the BBC’s editorial policy team, was until recently an editor for BBC Look East. She has been with the BBC for 14 years.   This week (April 21) Nikki joined the journalism students on their morning lesson via Zoom. This…

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Plea to ban LGBT conversion therapy in England and Wales

By Lloyd F M Evans / 12th March 2021 / 1 Comment
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Harlow College Journalist Lloyd Evans is an active member and supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, working alongside local support groups and services within Herts and Essex.  Following the news this week surrounding LGBTQ+ protection and legislation, he investigates the fight to formally ban ‘Gay conversion therapy’ in the United Kingdom.  LGBTQ+ CAMPAIGNERS  are urging the government to take action to ban conversion therapy in…

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Burnt Mill Academy’s food bank feat

By Lloyd F M Evans / 17th December 2020 / 0 Comments
Burnt Mill Academy staff donate for food bank’s Christmas appeal

BURNT Mill Academy, Harlow, is taking the lead to provide those less fortunate with a better, less hungry Christmas. Donations have been made since the beginning of the month, collecting for the Harlow Foodbank. This is the staff’s annual tradition, and they want to do the best they can considering the additional impact coronavirus has…

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Harlow MP fights childhood food insecurity

By Lloyd F M Evans / 23rd October 2020 / 0 Comments
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ROBERT Halfon MP doesn’t make a habit of going against the Conservative party, so when he does it’s usually for good reason. On Wednesday (Oct 21) Halfon joined four other Tory MPs and voted against the Conservative party and sided with the unsuccessful Labour motion to extend free school meals throughout the school holidays until…

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Rockstar runs arts and media centre in Saffron Walden

By Lloyd F M Evans / 16th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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LEADER OF DOWN bass player, Tim Atkinson, has transformed an old council building into a centre for music and the arts. In 2014 Fairycroft House, Saffron Walden, was bought from Essex County Council and turned into a community interest company (CIC); the 190 year old building then became the home of an arts and media…

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Trainee journalist tackles terrorist attack during work experience

By Lloyd F M Evans / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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AN ESSEX teenager on work experience during the London Bridge terror attack tackles the chaos of a local news room. Callum Wells, from Upminster, had been shadowing the team from the Time 107.5 FM in Romford when the attack took place on London Bridge. He witnessed journalists reporting on the tragic event, and file stories…

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