Harlow mum left ‘Scared’ after receiving high-risk covid-19 letter

By Leah Grace / 21st May 2020 / 0 Comments

A HARLOW Mum has described her anxiety on receiving one of the government letters stating that she was in the special high-risk group for Coronavirus. There are an estimated 1.5 million ‘high risk’ people in the United Kingdom, many of whom have received letters to shield, telling them they are vulnerable and should self-isolate for…

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‘Keep your children at home’ warns mother whose toddler became seriously ill with Coronavirus

By Elana Xerri / 3rd April 2020 / 0 Comments
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MOTHER of four, Elizabeth Smith, has warned parents not to let their children out to play as she describes the terrifying moment she discovered her two-year-old daughter Lexi had contracted COVID 19. Lexi has been in and out of hospital with symptoms and her mother is concerned that it will spread to her other children,…

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Harlow Students give their teachers a hair-raising experience

By Leah Grace / 21st March 2020 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College male teachers took a walk-in female shoes when they got their legs waxed in hope to raise money for the supported studies team in hope of a new kitchen for students. The event which saw seven participants part with their leg hair and some arm hair too was put together by the students…

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BBC Look East editor Nikki O’Donnell meets Harlow’s aspiring Journalists

By Leah Grace / 20th February 2020 / 0 Comments
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JOURNALISM students were urged to ‘never give up’ and keep asking questions, when BBC Look East editor Nikki O’Donnell visited Harlow College. She spoke about the opportunities for young people within the industry and said “We need people who come from different backgrounds who can bring new ideas. Just go for it, don’t give up,…

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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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Former Harlow College tutor retires from being the ‘hidden voice’ of NCTJ exams

By Leah Grace / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments
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THE VOICE of National Council of Training of Journalism (NCTJ) shorthand exams, Jackie Deering spoke to journalism student Leah Grace about how her secretarial job led to a successful career in shorthand. Jackie became the first shorthand audio exam reader in 2016, at the start of the evolution of audio exams, but now four years…

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New opportunities for Harlow as construction centre opens at £450m Public Health England site

By Elana Xerri / 10th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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A CONSTRUCTION Skills Centre has opened at Public Health England’s (PHE) £450 million campus site in Harlow. PHE has been working at Harlow Pinnacles in the vacant GSK site which it purchased in 2017. The new skills centre will train hundreds of people in the construction industry, with 1,000 expected to study there in the…

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Harlow’s young leaders visit Parliament

By Jack Perring / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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THE JUNIOR leadership team at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy has visited Parliament. Harlow MP, Robert Halfon invited the students for a tour to see how leadership and governance is exercised at a higher level. Teacher Sarah Brennan said “We were keen for them to see how their adult counterparts operate in parliament and how important…

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Harlow journalism’s newest recruit.

By Chloe Walpole / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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BROADCAST journalism tutor for Harlow College, Naomi Channell, is hoping to return to work in June after giving birth to her second child. Naomi, gave birth to her son four weeks ago on September 20th 2019. Her son who she’s called Hadley is the second addition to the family and has an older sister called…

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Chancellor Sajid Javid promises major funding to FE Colleges when he visits Harlow

By Chloe Walpole / 13th October 2019 / 0 Comments

CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Sajid Javid visited Harlow College’s £11million Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre to see the work of students and staff. Mr Javid visited the centre, which is based in the college and is used to develop the high technology skillset of local engineering and manufacturing businesses in order to build a better…

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Harlow Council tackles the homeless

By Elana Xerri / 10th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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THE PLIGHT of the homeless in Harlow was one of the subjects that journalism students tackled with representatives of Harlow Council at a recent meeting. Head of governance, Simon Hill and the chairman of the council Clive Souter spoke with Harlow College journalism diploma students in an interview to address the situations in the town…

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