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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
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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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Classroom takeover: students become teachers for a day

By Lucia Banks / 4th December 2020 / 0 Comments
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TWO STUDENTS from Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, Harlow, turned the tables when they taught a history lesson to their fellow classmates. Dawson and Holly, despite only being in Year 6, successfully planned and delivered an entire lesson on spies during WW2. The children were able to engage their classmates throughout and their extensive knowledge of…

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2020 Presidential Election: What comes next?

By Joshua Candler-Jones / 13th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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Following his recent analysis, political editor, Joshua Candler-Jones details the next chapter in the US election.  ON NOVEMBER 7, after five days of vote counting, the presidential election was called by multiple media outlets and projected that Joseph Robinette Biden Jr would be the 46th President of the United States of America and would deny Donald Trump a second term at the White…

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Students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College are all set to change the world

By Daniel Luker / 6th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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TEN students have been elected as members of the school council at Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow. Every year, students are elected for roles on the student council. This is a big part of the school’s character development equipment programme as well as its British values. However, it was very different this year. The…

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A close shave at Little Parndon Primary, as safety barrier is torn down by careless driver

By Callum Wells / 6th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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SAFETY barriers outside the gates to Little Parndon Primary School, Harlow, have been wrecked by a car just before the recent half-term. The academy sits on a bend within the one-point-one mile Hodings Road, leading to a challenging safe-crossing pursuit for those accessing the site, with concern from staff and parents having built-up over the…

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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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