How the Coronavirus Pandemic has affected life for some

By Matthew Collings / 28th August 2020 / 0 Comments

This short video documentary was filmed from May 27 to August 19, detailing how life has changed for some people since the UK wide lockdown was imposed on March 23. The interviews were filmed through video conference call apps like Discord and Zoom. The two interviewees are both between the ages of 16-19. The first…

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Coronavirus deaths fall significantly at Harlow hospital

By Matthew Collings / 29th May 2020 / 0 Comments

AS THE government is considering easing lockdown, we have seen an huge drop in daily deaths at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow.   Through preventative measures, social distancing and the spirit of the nation to protect the NHS, there has been a huge decrease in terms of new cases and deaths. However, we are still at…

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Why a second outbreak of Coronavirus could be worse than the first

By Matthew Collings / 15th May 2020 / 0 Comments

AS THE Government announces plans to ease the lockdown, there still exists fears of a second wave of Coronavirus.   Through the work of our NHS and nation uniting to stay at home, we have seen new cases of Coronavirus decrease. Our government now leads us into the next stages of easing the lockdown and…

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Princess Alexandra Hospital imposes vital Coronavirus measures

By Matthew Collings / 1st May 2020 / 0 Comments
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FOLLOWING 181 deaths from COVID19 in Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, (April 30) new guidelines for patients and visitors have been imposed. As of May 1, the UK has seen 26,771 deaths from the Coronavirus pandemic – according to data published by Globally, around 3,326,005 cases have been recorded with the most amount of cases…

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Harlow Residents to be consulted on transport plans for new estate

By Matthew Collings / 7th February 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW and Gilston Park are showcasing transport plans as part of a six-week consultation on the new garden town.   Gilston Park is a new estate of around 8,500 homes planned to be built directly to the north of Harlow. Leisure, health and community options are being devised, and there is a proposed investment of…

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Vital Harlow project faces threat of closure

By Matthew Collings / 31st January 2020 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW project working with young people to combat violent crime could close by April if it doesn’t get more funding. Changing Lives in Harlow was created by former teacher David Simmons, and Ben Doyle, who is experienced in delivering sporting expertise within the community. Both run independent businesses; David Simmons runs Flick Trick Sports and…

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Harlow is prepared should Coronavirus hit

By Matthew Collings / 26th January 2020 / 0 Comments

HARLOW residents are being warned by GPs not to visit surgeries if they have recently returned from Wuhan, China and feel sick. Instead they should contact NHS 111 for advice. This warning comes after the Coronavirus outbreak was reported in China in regions like Wuhan, Hubei and Beijing – spreading to all other provinces in…

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Harlow residents to be consulted on town centre revitalisation

By Matthew Collings / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW residents are soon going to be asked for their opinions on plans to revolutionise the town centre, as the council moves into the next stage of bidding to secure funding.   Harlow Council has announced that after a successful bid for a share of the Government High Streets Fund, Harlow has been shortlisted for…

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Conservative Julie Marson wins Hertford and Stortford in General Election

By Matthew Collings / 13th December 2019 / 0 Comments
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THE CONSTITUENCY of Hertford and Stortford has voted for Julie Marson of the Conservative party as its MP in the 2019 general election.   Nationally, the Conservatives achieved a majority with 364 seats – 47 seats more than they needed to achieve the 325 winning threshold.   Julie Marson won with 33,712 votes and a…

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Robert Halfon discusses Brexit and the election with Harlow school children

By Matthew Collings / 1st December 2019 / 0 Comments
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  HARLOW Conservative parliamentary candidate, Robert Halfon, visited pupils at Roydon Prmary Academy to explain Brexit and the approaching election. The school invited Robert Halfon and Sky Yarlett, from the Houses of Parliament,  to talk to Key Stage 2 students  about Brexit, democracy and the role of an MP. Mr Halfon met with the school’s…

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Sajid Javid describes Harlow College HAMEC as ‘incredible’

By Matthew Collings / 22nd November 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College’s £11 million  Harlow Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) facility was described as “incredible” by Sajid Javid, Chancellor of Exchequer, when he visited staff and students, prior to the General Election in December.   During the visit, Mr Javid saw the marvels that the £11 million facilities brought to its students. On whether…

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Harlow College’s reverse advent calendar and how you can donate

By Matthew Collings / 8th November 2019 / 0 Comments

AS THE holiday approaches, Harlow College is holding a reverse advent calendar day, to raise bare essentials and food.   Staff and students will donate food or toiletry items each day to the calendar. These will then be split between the college student food cupboard and Harlow Food Bank.   Any donations will be appreciated…

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Harlow school pushes to help local community

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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A SCHOOL in Harlow has taken a pledge to help the town by establishing multiple involvement projects.   Sir Frederick Gibberd College aims to increase its reputation within the community, beginning with litter-picking this half term.   A team of 37 students managed to collect a total of nine bags of rubbish and three bags…

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Harlow residents: Are you eligible to vote?

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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THOSE who want to vote in any election or referendums are asked whether they are registered to vote. In order to be identified as an eligible voter, every household is sent a form of those who are believed to currently live at the address. People are encouraged to respond to these forms as soon as…

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Harlow primary pupils get artistic

By Matthew Collings / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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A GROUP of year five students at Freshwaters Primary Academy, Harlow, spent time creating art alongside a professional sculptor.   The students  spent a day working with professional artist and sculptor Jane Ackroyd.   The children had the opportunity to sketch out one of the artist’s famous pieces ‘the cat’ featured in the Gibberd Gallery and…

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