Brentwood News

Thursday, September 24, 2020

It can be of great comfort to those we leave behind, to know that in our last moments we were comfortable, well looked after and surrounded by those that we love.

Two “inspiring” teachers at a Gidea Park school have received national awards in recognition of their work.

A group of friends have marked Organ Donation Week this week by running a heart shaped route around Harrow Lodge Park.

The Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch is set to reopen its doors to the public on Thursday, September 3 after being closed for more than five months.

Letters sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Students at a Gidea Park secondary school were among those finding out their GCSE results today.

Tributes have been paid to a “much loved” Romford priest who has died.

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.


It can be of great comfort to those we leave behind, to know that in our last moments we were comfortable, well looked after and surrounded by those that we love.

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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