Feeling Hot Hot Hot

As we approach August, temperatures have been running high in Westminster as in England – and look set to stay high for some time to come.

UK Power Networks on Standby for Storms

UK Power Networks, who look after the overhead lines and underground cables bringing electricity to our homes, have been in touch about the forecast of heavy rain and lightning over the next few days.

Celebrating Ten Years of Epping Forest Youth Council

Giving young people a voice, and introducing them to the importance of democracy has been celebrated in style by the Epping Forest Youth Council which is marking its ten year anniversary this year.

RAF 100 Flypast

As the Gazette goes to press this week we are celebrating the glorious 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Last Tuesday, Westminster came to a standstill as the RAF conducted a remarkable flypast of planes from its long history.

Standing Ovation for Fitness in Mind

A huge number of us suffer from poor mental health at some point in our lives. Traditionally people have had to shoulder the problem alone - facing embarrassment and stigma, on top of the difficulty.

School's Out for Summer

As the summer exams end there is time for GCSE and A level students to blink their way back into the light and rediscover the joy of sunshine and fresh air.

The Best Health Service in the World

We have just about the best health service in the world - free at the point of use and serving us from the cradle to the grave. But even the best services sometimes need additional help, sometimes need maintenance. We are living longer. There are new treatments and technologies available.

More Trains, More Seats, Better Stations

The biggest investment in our railways since Victorian times – some forty billion pounds – is currently being rolled out across the UK rail network, bring benefits to millions of passengers across the country. It will mean more trains, more seats and better stations.

Congratulations to Award-Winning Brentwood Brewing Company

Brentwood Brewing in Essex has won SIBA's (Society of Independent Brewers) national ‘Brewers in the Community’ 2018 award and I was delighted to present them with their award at their p[remises at Calcott Hall Farm in Brentwood.

Cold Calling Crackdown

Cold calling is that pushiest type of salesmanship, disruptive, unsolicited, inconvenient and intrusive. We all have stories. The endless PPI pitches, the ambulance-chasing legal firms and so on and so on.