The NHS changes prescription rules to focus on patients with more serious health concerns

By Natalia Dabrowska / 6th June 2019 / 0 Comments

THE RULES for over-the-counter medicines have changed. The NHS has decided to reduce the number of prescriptions for drugs which can instead be purchased in any supermarket or a pharmacy. Your GP will no longer prescribe you any medication which you can consult about with a pharmacist. Francesco Fumera, a pharmacist who works for Boots…

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Harlow Playhouse is helping young people talk about mental health

By Natalia Dabrowska / 14th May 2019 / 0 Comments

HARLOW Playhouse is running a Graffiti Meditation class as a part of Mental Health Awareness week. Nowadays as people are more open about mental health, it comes as no surprise that the awareness week is supported and spread by more people and companies. Mental Health Awareness week always starts on the second Monday in May.…

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Phoenix Futures takes over ADAS, but is not providing regular counselling – claims a former client

By Natalia Dabrowska / 4th May 2019 / 0 Comments

A FORMER client of ADAS in Harlow has been waiting for counselling with Phoenix Futures for four weeks and still doesn’t know when he will next be seen. Eighteen months ago Essex County Council decided it only wanted to fund one charity in the county for people with drug and alcohol problems. ADAS placed a…

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Former teacher who lost his sight due to brain tumour inspires students at Roydon school

By Natalia Dabrowska / 2nd May 2019 / 0 Comments

CHILDREN from Roydon Primary Academy were left shocked when teacher James Shone described how he have lost his sight. James was a teacher for 16 years, but in 2012, discovered that he had a brain tumour when he went for an eye check. He had to have a 27-hour-long surgery and was in hospital for…

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Cooks Spinney children clean up their school

By Natalia Dabrowska / 2nd May 2019 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS from Cook Spinney Primary School Harlow, found 300 pieces of rubbish, across 50 metres and filled 40 bags in just 15 minutes during a litter-pick.                         The students have been recently looking at plastic pollution as a part of their Eco Warriors topic.…

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New software used by Essex Cares Ltd improves their work with elderly residents

By Natalia Dabrowska / 5th April 2019 / 0 Comments

ESSEX Cares Ltd has put into practice a new software platform StoriiCare to increase efficiency and to connect families with their loved ones.   StoriiCare is a senior care software, which has offices across the world, including London, Edinburgh and San Francisco. The company was first launched in 2016 with the intention of helping companies…

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Harlow student investigates ‘scammers’

By Natalia Dabrowska / 21st September 2018 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW journalism student found herself in the centre of a possible scam, allegedly raising money for homeless veterans. Natalia Dabrowska was approached by a man with a green and white bucket, who was selling booklets about homeless veterans for £3. However he gave her the booklet for only 65p, but didn’t go into any…

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Roydon School transformed in just 24 hours

By Natalia Dabrowska / 21st September 2018 / 0 Comments

  CHILDREN at Roydon Primary Academy have moved from 1980s huts to brand new, modern rooms. During the summer holiday, the school renovated and expanded the facilities in a project that took just 24 hours. Children, who were previously taught in small huts, now have much more spacious classroom and play area. Michael Clark, the…

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