New Towns, New Housing

As the Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid spelt out last week, we need more homes in the UK – homes for families, homes for the older generation, homes for young professionals.

Energy Revolution

As we go to press it is cold. Very cold. Schools are closed. People are getting stuck in their cars overnight. And the sea around parts of the Isle of Wight has frozen. However, it’s not yet really cold.

Ofcom Protection for Broadband Shoppers

Broadband shoppers must receive better information about speeds, before they commit to a contract, under new protections announced by Ofcom this week.

First Aid Skills from the Red Cross

The Red Cross has been in touch to encourage more of us to think about doing some first aid training. While 999 is always the number to call for life-threatening illness and emergencies, knowing what to do when a friend or family member is feeling under the weather is always a helpful skill.

National Apprenticeship Week

It's National Apprenticeship Week 2018 this week, co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service. The event celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses, local communities and the wider economy.

Warley Primary School Set to Grow

Essex County Council has published a Statutory Notice proposing to expand Warley Primary School, Brentwood, with effect from 1 September 2019. This Notice can be seen below.

Kelvedon Hatch Post Office

News in from the Post Office about its services in Kelvedon Hatch after a recent consultation:

The Udders of London

Farming is a small but hugely important part of our local economy here in Essex. Whilst the big money comes from business and the City, the residual and historical significance of farming has not been forgotten.

Historic Brentwood

When the signage was stripped away from a Brentwood High Street shop which had for many years housed the popular toy and bicycle shop, B&M Cycles, fabulous Victorian tiles and an old shop sign were revealed.