Prorogation of Parliament

As the Gazette goes to press the parliamentary term is poised to begin – and it promises to be a parliamentary term like no other.

An Element of Recycling

There are, I know, people living in Brentwood and Ongar who have a deep love and understanding of chemistry.

Onwards Travel for GCSE and A Level Students

To all those who received their A level results last week and all those who get their GCSE results this week, good luck for what the future holds and well done for reaching this important stage in your lives. You may be on track to do exactly as you planned.

A New Prime Minister

Since last week a political whirlwind has come ashore in the form of our new Prime Minister - Boris Johnson.

Hot Weather Travel News from Network Rail

With record temperatures in London predicted today, Network Rail is advising passengers to expect significant disruption on services to and from London Liverpool Street.

Order of Mercy Awarded to Brentwood's Dennis Rensch

I had the pleasure of meeting Dennis Rensch MBE and his wife last week, just after he was given the prestigious and rare award of the Order of Mercy for his work with Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service.

Policing Boost for Brentwood and Ongar

I’m pleased to say that the new investment in local policing - which I was proud to support last year and which was spearheaded by Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst - is now bearing fruit as Town Centre Policing teams are being boosted throughout Essex.