UK lockdown: Wetherspoons across Essex announce reopening following several coronavirus lockdowns

By Skye Stewart / 26th March 2021 / 0 Comments
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FROM April 12 2021, pub chain Wetherspoons will reopen seven branches in Essex, with new rules to account for the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions. These include garden seating only for now. The Wetherspoons confirmed to be opening in April are: The Temeraire (Saffron Walden), The Bottle Kiln (Harwich), The Elms (Leigh), The William Aylmer…

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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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Mark Hall Academy students take part in Tokyo challenge

By Matt North / 12th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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STUDENTS and staff at Mark Hall Academy, in Harlow, are taking part in a virtual trip to Tokyo as part of a challenge during the third national lockdown. The mission was set at the start of lockdown for the school to either run, walk or cycle the 9,254 kilometres it takes to get to Tokyo,…

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MP Robert Halfon visits Harlow College for Holocaust Memorial Day

By Daniel Luker / 5th February 2021 / 0 Comments
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ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow shared his thoughts on the Holocaust when he paid a virtual visit Harlow College on February 4. Halfon met the students at a webinar which included a Q8A with students and a performance on zoom filmed during lockdown by performing arts students. They presented physical theatre performances in their own…

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Frontline doctor inspires Harlow students to pursue a career in medical science

By Joshua Candler-Jones / 29th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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A FRONTLINE doctor has held an online convention for sixth form students in Harlow to strive for a career in medical science. Dr Lalita Abhyankar, a GP working in America, held a webinar for Year 12 and 13 students studying A-level science at BMAT STEM Academy in Harlow and Epping St John’s Church of England School.  Dr Abhyankar shared her plans for the…

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Covid 19 : One of the worst experiences of my life

By santynamarchesi / 15th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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Reporter Santyna Marchesi had never expected to succumb to Covid. However she proved that this virus does not discriminate and can infect young as-well as the old. Here she tells her story: I HAVE always been quite laid back about COVID and was never worried about if I got it due to me being young…

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Parents thrilled with Harlow school’s effort over lockdown

By Daniel Luker / 15th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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PARENTS of children from Little Parndon Academy have labelled its remote learning package as “incredible.” Since returning back to school after Boris Johnson announced a third lockdown, only vulnerable children and children of keyworkers are still allowed to attend.  This means, the majority of students are now working from home. Parent, Natalie Wilsher said: “Excellent…

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The horse sanctuary galloping through the most difficult time in its history

By Callum Wells / 8th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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REDWINGS Horse Sanctuary, a registered charity, has been a place of refuge for 1,500 previously neglected and ill-treated horses, ponies, donkeys and mules since 1984. The animals are given a safe place to live at one of five centres across the UK, including Ada Cole in Roydon, and are provided with essential veterinary treatment, rehabilitation…

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Coronavirus Vaccines: The latest

By Joshua Candler-Jones / 7th January 2021 / 0 Comments
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ESSEX and the South East are two of the areas in England suffering most from the mutated strain of Coronavirus which has led to another countrywide lockdown. However, vaccinations have already started and doctors’ surgeries and vaccination centres are currently rolling these out to the most vulnerable groups in society.   The UK reported its first case…

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NHS requires elderly vaccine candidates to book their appointments online

By Callum Wells / 18th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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ON ONLY the second day of the national rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, developed by Pfizer, David Wells of Great Notley received a text from the NHS inviting him for his first dose at Basildon Hospital. Like many other elderly citizens, he does not have broadband installed in his home and was unable to open…

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Harlow Playhouse forced to shut and cancel shows – but the curtains will open again!

By Adriana Kussova / 17th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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WITH Harlow being put into tier 3, the Playhouse has been forced to shut and cancel its Christmas pantomime. The creative director, Rory Davies, has sent out letters to Playhouse customers, informing them of the Playhouse having to shut. “It is with a heavy heart that we will now have to cancel all remaining shows…

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Gatehouse Arts supports local artists with its Christmas Pop Up shop

By Adriana Kussova / 11th December 2020 / 0 Comments

Every year, Gatehouse Arts, at East Gate, Harlow, opens its Christmas Pop Up shop – showcasing the art of local artists, and this year is no different. The Christmas Pop Up shop opened on December 3 and will be continue until December 21. The opening hours are from 10am to 4pm from Wednesday to Saturday.…

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Harlow

By Matt North / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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AS THE nation came out of a second national lockdown, COVID cases are still rising in Harlow as the town has faced the largest week-on-week spike in England. Not only that, data has shown a huge rise in the R rate of infection in Harlow with residents being urged to stay safe and follow government…

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An unusual team of detectives is here to protect Harlow!

By Callum Wells / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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A LITTLE Parndon Primary Academy teacher has devised an alternative method of teaching where pupils engulf themselves in a ‘CSI [crime scene investigator] day’ to solve the murder of, character, King Duncan and his two servants from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The year six pupils looked at evidence, including fingerprints provided by their teacher Paige Wakelin, to…

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Harlow children develop invaluable life experiences at school

By Skye Stewart / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, got the chance to become car mechanics – thanks to some innovative teaching. The children explored the components of cars, in the hopes that it would expand and develop their life skills lessons. Many children were thrilled to learn new-found knowledge of an unusual but captivating topic –…

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