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In this most recent YouTube update, Professor Tim Spector from the Zoe Covid Symptom Study gives a very downbeat assessment of the current status of the pandemic and anti-Covid measures in England. The title he has assigned to this episode - 'Freedom fails as COVID cases surge amidst new variant' - presumably reflects what he thinks, but doesn't say overtly, about the effect of declaring 'Freedom Day' and the subsequent 'complacency' leading to abandonment of masking and social distancing by a significant proportion of the population.

It's not difficult to live in Palmers Green while remaining unaware of the existence of one of its most interesting and unusual businesses, but this week a feature in a London-wide online news website has drawn the curtain aside and revealed some fascinating facts about the antiques dealer that is hidden away behind 90 Aldermans Hill.

'With winter rapidly approaching and the potential for more social mixing over half-term, it's important Londoners step up their action to prevent catching and spreading Covid.'

Ever wished you could revisit the romantic and stylish dance venues of the 1930s, 40s and 50s? Well, starting next month you'll have plenty of opportunities as the Southgate Club will be hosting a weekly Swing Dance Club with live bands featuring classic swing from those past decades and dancers from all over London ripping it up on the club's fabulous wooden dance floor!

Healthwatch Enfield is collaborating with sister organisations in four other north London boroughs to survey people's experiences of Long COVID with the aim of supporting the development of services and systems that will help those with the condition manage their symptoms.

Age UK Enfield have launched a new service for women over 50 living in Enfield or Haringey who are recovering from cancer treatment. This Girl Can, which is funded by Sport England, provides a series of exercise sessions, trying out different sessions each week, with the aim of building self confidence and wellbeing.

The appeal by the Friends of Broomfield Park for donations to help restore three of the park's borders has got off to a great start. Only four days after sending out their first email asking for donations, enough money had flowed in for the Friends to start work on one of the borders this autumn. However, the volunteers are still £1000 short of the amount they need to complete the project.

For the second year running Enfield Art Circle's annual exhibition of members' work will be held online. Between 24th October and 19th December you will be able to drop in and out and browse at your leisure, from the comfort of your own home. Most of the works will be available to purchase, and 10 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to local charity Enfield Young Carers.

October's edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green ward is now available.

A new website, Enfield in Poetry, presents an interactive map of the borough with markers denoting the settings of verses about a local place written by a a local poet. You can read the poems or have the poets read them to you.

On Saturday 13th November Talkies Community Cinema presents its first indoor screening for 19 months, restarting where it left off by presenting the six short films that won its 2020 commissions and were due to be shown on 21st March 2020.