Brentwood News

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Police investigating the death of a man in Essex have released pictures of three people they would like to speak to.

The M25 anti-clockwise near Harold Wood is closed following a collision.

An exhibition about childhood is set to take place at a Romford school and donations are wanted for display.

The Saint Francis Hospice stores in Wanstead, Romford and Harold Hill are open once again. They are the first of the charity’s shops to reopen after almost 85 days.

It’s a double celebration for one Gidea Park pub this week, which is not only reopening after the lockdown but is showcasing its £265,000 revamp to the community for the first time.

In a cricket season that’s been cancelled, Professor Ged Martin looks at an infamous County match that probably never happened.

During two nights of action, police targeted criminals operating on the London-Essex border resulting in 33 arrests.

Gallows Corner’s “temporary” flyover is 50 this year – but nobody’s saying “many happy returns” says historian Prof Ged Martin

Professor Ged Martin looks at a forgotten ceremony that checked Havering’s parish boundaries.

A Collier Row man who crashed a stolen car and narrowly avoided hitting two police officers who tried to stop him has been jailed for 18 months.

Over the past 20 years, Saint Francis’ Hospice at Home service has cared for more than 9,000 people and touched the lives of so many families and loved ones.

Tim Carter, owner of Long House Plants, thinks sitting in your garden, pondering what it could be, is a good lockdown activity.

Clover Ward, the children’s ward at King George Hospital has been temporarily closed and patients who need specialist care will be transferred to Queen’s Hospital.

London Assembly member Keith Prince promises to raise Havering commuters’ complaints at City Hall

Cancer surgery and chemotherapy treatment are among the services an NHS trust has moved to a private hospital in Brentwood during the Covid-19 crisis.

Maybe there’s an old photo that’s right up your street, says Professor Ged Martin

Saint Francis Hospice, which provides essential support for residents affected by life-limiting illnesses, is launching an urgent appeal to help it stay afloat through the coronavirus pandemic.

In the first of a weekly column from Saint Francis Hospice, Julie White - a healthcare assistant with its Hospice at Home team – explains how coronavirus is impacting on her work.

Professor Ged Martin suggests how to find out what your area looked like in days gone by.

A well-known and much-loved Brentwood animal sanctuary is appealing for vital support to see it through the coronavirus pandemic.

Rise Park’s dedicated activist Terry Hurlstone has died at the age of 80.

Five teenagers have been summonsed to court to answer two charges of robbery apiece at Basildon Youth Crown Court.

A group of generous runners raised almost £3,000 for Havering atte Bower’s Saint Francis Hospice by taking part in the charity’s Mission Mud run in Brentwood at the weekend.

The inquest into the deaths of a driver and pedestrian who died at the scene of an eight-car crash in Harold Wood last month opened this morning.

What started with a routine stop and search in Loughton last November has come to fruition in a major operation involving around 450 officers in 22 locations across east London and west Essex.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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