Tim Hortons food chain brings welcome jobs boost for Harlow

By Daniel Luker / 7th May 2021 / 0 Comments
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ON WEDNESDAY (May 5) Essex’s first ever Tim Hortons opened in Edinburgh Way, Harlow, creating a major jobs boost for the town. Tim Hortons is an iconic Canadian multinational fast-food restaurant chain. More than 50 people have been employed already with around 30 of them being full-time and 20 part-time, with the potential for more…

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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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Little Parndon Primary’s day of time travelling to a 19th century school

By Callum Wells / 30th April 2021 / 0 Comments
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PUPILS at Little Parndon Primary Academy, Harlow, took part in an interactive insight into the typical Victorian child’s school-day experience. Members of year six were expected to bow and curtsy on arrival to class, learn by candlelight, take part in regular posture checks, stand each time an adult entered the room, use chalk instead of…

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Sawbridgeworth teacher highlights increase in stress due to lockdown

By Joshua Candler-Jones / 30th April 2021 / 0 Comments

A RECENT statistic published by the National Education Union states that one in three teachers plan to leave the profession in the next five years. Two in three also state that the overall profession had declined in the last 12 months.   Due to the national lockdown first implemented in March of 2020, teaching institutions have had to dramatically…

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Cheshunt emotional support group returns – and with new branding

By Lucia Banks / 30th April 2021 / 0 Comments
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THE FIESTA Emotional Well-being Project at Cheshunt Young People’s Centre finally returns in person, after having to move online during the pandemic.  The weekly two-hour sessions, run by Services for Young People (SFYP), aim to boost the emotional well-being, confidence and self-esteem of young people aged 13-17, by offering a safe environment and providing support from youth workers.  “It’s a nice group of people and…

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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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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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