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The AFC Hornchurch blog

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Latest news from the supporters’ association

A Queen’s Hospital accountant will be putting on her running shoes to take part in the Vitality Big Half.

A group of nurses who all started their training at Oldchurch Hospital in Romford 50 years ago were reunited last week for the first time in decades.

The NHS trust which runs both Queen’s and King George Hospitals has published a financial plan which it believes will help local healthcare bosses make £100million of savings over the next two years.

Grateful parents from Harold Wood presented £250 to the hospital that looked after their son when he was born prematurely.

The NHS has been urged to take race discrimination more seriously as figures suggest ethnic minority staff face increasing prejudice.

As his side prepare to host Bradford at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday, Leopards’ coach Thomas Baker couldn’t hide his delight as his side moved up to ninth in the Division One table with a pair of victories over the weekend.

Havering 90 Joggers had 57 members out at parkruns with members running worldwide including in Florida, Singapor, and locals runs such as Barking, Brentwood, Harrow Lodge, Raphaels and Walthamstow parkruns, and a couple further afield in Lincoln and Pymmes.

The Sycamore Trust works across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge, providing support for families affected by autism.

As the majority of us are sitting down to roast turkey with all the trimmings on December 25, it’s important to remember the selfless few giving up their day to provide for others. We spoke to just a few of them.

The medical directors of three of east London’s largest hospitals have issued a joint warning after a noticeable rise in cases of norovirus.

Kindhearted Frankie Cook may be just 10, but it’s down to her that all 482 children at her school in Romford took part in a Reindeer Run raising hundreds of pounds for the King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity.

Longer weekday late evening trains are being put on the Fenchurch Street network through east London and Essex to help Christmas shoppers and partygoers get back home.

Upminster Station’s £800,000 refurb of its lower ticket office has finally been completed.

A new task force focussing on robbery in the tri-borough is to be launched and there have been no cases of moped thieves being rammed off their bikes in the area according to commander Jason Gwillim.

A charity that works with children with learning difficulties and autism in Havering has been given a “new lease of life” after it was given around £140,000 from the Mayor of London to fund a new project.

Volunteers from the Muslim Support Service (MSS) are providing emotional support to patients at the borough’s hospital.

NHS staff at hospitals across east London are almost twice as likely to be victims of abuse as the national average, according to the results of an England-wide healthcare survey.

When the alarms sounded to let people know the war had ended many thought they were under attack.

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

Commuters are facing rush hour disruption following a signal failure between Limehouse and Barking.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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