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How the Coronavirus Pandemic has affected life for some

By Matthew Collings / 28th August 2020 / 0 Comments
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This short video documentary was filmed from May 27 to August 19, detailing how life has changed for some people since the UK wide lockdown was imposed on March 23. The interviews were filmed through video conference call apps like Discord and Zoom. The two interviewees are both between the ages of 16-19. The first…

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A family view on lockdown: short video documentary.

By William Spalding / 27th August 2020 / 0 Comments
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This documentary was filmed over a period of three days between August 11th and 14th. This is roughly four months after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the country under lockdown. Both interviews were filmed in person and complied with government regulations at the moment of filming. The two interviewees vary in age from 30s to…

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Talking in the Skylight

By William Spalding / 27th August 2020 / 0 Comments
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  This is an interview with Jenny Reynolds,  the manager of the Skylight Restaurant, a student-run establishment in the heart of Harlow College.  It serves high quality gourmet food, all with affordable prices. Students who have enrolled in cookery courses and hospitality may be allowed to be part of running Skylight. More can be found…

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Trio of Harlow secondary schools rated “well below average” in league tables

By Alexander Beaney / 11th August 2020 / 0 Comments

THREE Harlow secondary schools are performing “well below average” in terms of student progress, according to school performance tables published by the Department for Education (DfE). Passmores Academy, Stewards Academy and Mark Hall Academy all received “Progress 8” scores that were significantly below the average for schools across England. Burnt Mill Academy and St Mark’s…

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Life in lockdown: A short video documentary

By Alexander Beaney / 6th August 2020 / 0 Comments

This video documentary was filmed over a period of two weeks from the end of May to the beginning of June. This was over two months after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a UK-wide lockdown on March 23. Interviews were filmed both in-person at a suitable social distance in accordance with government guidelines, and…

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Coronavirus deaths fall significantly at Harlow hospital

By Matthew Collings / 29th May 2020 / 0 Comments
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AS THE government is considering easing lockdown, we have seen an huge drop in daily deaths at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow.   Through preventative measures, social distancing and the spirit of the nation to protect the NHS, there has been a huge decrease in terms of new cases and deaths. However, we are still at…

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Harlow College campaigns to get more women into engineering

By Elana Xerri / 24th May 2020 / 0 Comments
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THE ENGINEERING course at Harlow College has around 150 students and only 10 of those are female. Unfortunately, the college is representative of the industry as a whole where women, even in the twenty first century, are poorly represented. Reporter Elana Xerri interviewed a student, a teacher and an industry professional to find out more. …

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Slimming World experts share the secrets to weight loss success

By Leah Grace / 21st May 2020 / 0 Comments
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MORE people than ever are losing weight by following Slimming World’s simple steps. Being part of a group and sharing problems is the key to successful weight loss, according to Slimming World but how accurate is it? In 1969, Margaret Miles-Bramwell the founder of Slimming World created the weight-loss organisation. This has become a popular…

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Why a second outbreak of Coronavirus could be worse than the first

By Matthew Collings / 15th May 2020 / 0 Comments
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AS THE Government announces plans to ease the lockdown, there still exists fears of a second wave of Coronavirus.   Through the work of our NHS and nation uniting to stay at home, we have seen new cases of Coronavirus decrease. Our government now leads us into the next stages of easing the lockdown and…

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Coronavirus forces summer exams to be cancelled

By Chloe Walpole / 7th May 2020 / 0 Comments
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SUMMER exams have been cancelled in England, Scotland and Wales due to the universal pandemic, Coronavirus. The virus which originates in Wuhan, China, has swept across the nation affecting millions of people, becoming the biggest pandemic since 1918. As a result, modern-day life has come to a necessary halt, affecting how those on their last…

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Princess Alexandra Hospital imposes vital Coronavirus measures

By Matthew Collings / 1st May 2020 / 0 Comments
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FOLLOWING 181 deaths from COVID19 in Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, (April 30) new guidelines for patients and visitors have been imposed. As of May 1, the UK has seen 26,771 deaths from the Coronavirus pandemic – according to data published by https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/#regions. Globally, around 3,326,005 cases have been recorded with the most amount of cases…

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Harlow’s key workers are trying to cope with the coronavirus pandemic

By Leah Grace / 21st April 2020 / 0 Comments
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AS OF April 13, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Harlow reported that 118 people had died with coronavirus, the youngest being 19 and the oldest being 95. Neonatal Nursery Nurse at PAH Tara Newell said; “There is a new visiting schedule which means only one parent can visit their child at one time for only…

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Harlow Students give their teachers a hair-raising experience

By Leah Grace / 21st March 2020 / 0 Comments
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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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Harlow crime rates carry on rising according to statistics

By Chloe Walpole / 7th March 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW, which is situated in Essex and sits snug between Hertfordshire and London, is a reasonably new town that provides housing, restaurants, shopping and its fair share of crime. Despite there being an active police station in the centre of Harlow there were still 630 street level crime incidents that occurred in February 2020, according…

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Harlow College students hold Mad Hatter fundraiser

By Elana Xerri / 28th February 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College art students have been going ‘slightly mad’, to raise money for the charity kids inspire. The first year level two college students staged a Mad Hatter’s tea party in the reception area of the College, selling multiple cakes, cupcakes and cookies. They also showcased the art that they had made as a class,…

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