Author: ebadmin

Scarlet fever warning

Public Health England (PHE) are once again encouraging parents and nursery workers to look out for the signs and symptoms of scarlet fever in their children. While cases are not expected to to reach their 2013/14 peak, rates in Anglia and Essex are still likely to be higher than a decade ago. How to spot scarlet fever The infectious disease, most commonly affecting children aged between two and eight years, has seasonal rises from December to April. Eighty-nine per cent of all reported case last winter involve children under 10 years. Dr Theresa Lamagni, PHE’s head of streptococcal infection...

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Pantos in Essex 2017

Oh, yes it is! Pantomime season is here again so we’ve put together a list of the biggest and best pantos in Essex. Which evil villain will you be booing to see this year? We also have listings for grottos, Christmas markets, and Christmas lights switch on events in Essex. Essex Pantomimes 2017 Jack and the Beanstalk Cliffs Pavilion Palace Theatre Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA Saturday 16th December 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018 A giant of a panto for all the Family! Jojn Essex’s own Lee Mead and Stacey Solomon with comedian Bobby Davro and actor Robin...

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Wearing bulky coats in car seats can put children at risk

Parents trying to keep their children warm during car journeys may unwittingly be putting them in danger, say car seat safety experts have claimed. Strapping a child into a car seat when they are wearing a bulky winter coat could prevent the safety harness from fitting tightly enough. The average puffy coat or jacket could add up to 4 inches of slack between the child and the harness. In the event of a collision, this could cause a child to be thrown forwards or ejected entirely from the car seat. Heavy winter coats can also make it easier for...

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Essex Christmas Lights Switch Ons 2017

Get into the spirit of the season with these Essex Christmas Lights Switch Ons. Enjoy a variety of stalls, rides and activities – and maybe even meet Santa and his reindeer! We also have listings for grottos, pantos, and Christmas markets in Essex. We do our best to provide accurate details, but please check with the organisers before travelling. November 2017 Freeport Braintree Thursday 16th November 2017, from 4pm – lights switched on at 7.30pm www.freeport-braintree.com Come and get the festive spirit at the Christmas Light Switch On at Freeport Braintree, with Stacey Solomon! The event kicks off from 4pm...

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