Brentwood News

Rail services were disrupted after a person was hit by a train at Romford Station.

Proposals to tackle congestion at the Brook Street Roundabout – Romford’s M25 junction – will go on show this week.

A former Hornchurch secondary school teacher has been jailed for nine months after admitting to sexually touching a student.

Members of Hornchurch Round Table have donated £2,000 to support Saint Francis Hospice.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving following a police chase along the A12 on Tuesday, November 20.

The Diocese of Brentwood has announced plans to academise all Roman Catholic schools in Havering.

The borough’s only female council leader in the local authority’s 53-year history has died at the age of 97.

A three-year-old dancer is thrilled to have one the top prizes at a dance festival.

Local historian Prof Ged Martin explains why he is no fan of Halloween

A three-year-old dancer is thrilled to have won two of the top prizes at a dance festival.

As part of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday, October 10, pupils from Gidea Park College visited Abbcross Nursing Home to spend a little time playing with residents there.

A 19-mile diversion has been put in place to alleviate severe traffic which is mounting on the M25 near Brentwood following a serious crash.

Medieval England was slow to develop a cash economy. Coinage was in short supply.

A Havering care home is trying to raise awareness about dementia by supporting World Alzheimer’s Day.

A kind-hearted shopkeeping couple is launching a soup kitchen to help the homeless.

A Harold Hill man with restricted eyesight who was driving without a licence when he crashed into two motorcyclists on New Year’s Day has been jailed.

Emerging playwrights from Havering will be showcasing their work at the Queen’s Theatre this month.

Congratulations to all those who got their GCSE results on Thursday.

Pick up a copy of the Romford Recorder or Brentwood Recorder and get a complimentary copy of the Resident.

Knitters in Upminster have been supporting a care home and Age UK by knitting hundreds of tiny hats.

The headteacher of Romford’s Marshalls Park Academy has expressed his pride at the GCSE results attained by his school’s Year 11 students.

I’m met off the train by Barry waiting at the ticket barrier. We exhange greetings before he leads me to his car, a silver Mercedez parked just outside.

Two beloved historical societies in Havering that have been around for more than 50 years folded due to declining membership.


From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

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