Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston defends his role

Brentwood Weekly News: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

10:11am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Nick Alston, has defended his and the role of commissioner following the recent child abuse scandal in Rotherham.

Brentwood therapist donates massages for hospice cause

Brentwood Weekly News:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

AN ARCHAEOLOGIST turned therapist from Brentwood has been inundated with bookings for massage treatments at bargain prices...all in aid of a local hospice.

Hutton business benefits from low carbon grant

Brentwood Weekly News:

7:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A BUSINESS in Hutton is the latest to receive a low carbon grant in the Brentwood Borough.

READER PIC: Flooding in Southend

Brentwood Weekly News: Mobile Send Your News

10:58am Saturday 20th September 2014

THIS photo was taken just past the Kursaal at about 10pm last night. It was deeper than this but I couldn't take a picture sooner due to it raining so hard. One N-reg clio tried to drive through and broke down mid way and had to be pushed out by local residents. The fire service also turned up to help those with houses in the flood!

Updated: Flash flooding hits homes and businesses

Brentwood Weekly News:

10:50am Saturday 20th September 2014

HOMES and businesses have been flooded and some left without power after extreme rainfall battered Southend.

Video: Staff rush to save Southend chippy as storm hits

Brentwood Weekly News:

6:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A CCTV camera captured just how quickly last night's storm devastated businesses and homes in Southend. 

Brentwood Tories: We want say over William Hunter Way

Brentwood Weekly News:

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

BRENTWOOD Conservatives want a bigger say on the future of any large-scale development at William Hunter Way.

Nine people rescued after storm hits Southend

Brentwood Weekly News:

8:21am Saturday 20th September 2014

Firefighters rescued nine people trapped by flood water and were called to more than 30 incidents after a storm hit Southend.  Send your pictures and video to

Oxbridge visit inspires County High pupils

Brentwood Weekly News: Stephen Drew - the new Brentwood County High School headteacher

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford visited the Brentwood County High School.

Kelvedon Hatch recycling centre set to close

Brentwood Weekly News: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

5:25pm Friday 19th September 2014

A RECYCLING centre in Kelvedon Hatch is to close for good on Monday.

Performing arts open day in Shenfield

Brentwood Weekly News: New HAPA Stage School Branch Launching In Shenfield!

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

HELEN Arber Performing Arts will host an open day to launch its new Shenfiled branch of stage school.

Blaze delays pub’s revamp

Brentwood Weekly News:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

HOPES of a Christmas opening for a popular pub in Warley have been thrown into serious doubt after a fire destroyed its roof at the weekend.

Enjoy theatre and help the hungry

Brentwood Weekly News:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FANS of playwright Dario Fo are being asked to bring donations for a food bank when they visit Brentwood Theatre to see Fo’s 1974 play “Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay” later this month.

11-year-old boy tells council leader: build a cinema in the centre of Brentwood!

Brentwood Weekly News:

12:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN 11-year-old caught the attention of council bosses with his enthusiastic letter about what facilities should be included on any William Hunter Way development.

No room on 1 in 4 trains

Brentwood Weekly News: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

COMMUTERS have called on rail firm, Abellio Greater Anglia, to up carriage numbers after latest figures revealed more than a quarter of its peak morning rush hour trains are over capacity.

Parking wardens to be issued with CCTV cameras

Brentwood Weekly News: Traffic warden Paul Evans of APCOA Parking

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TRAFFIC wardens in south Essex will be fitted with body cameras to deter assaults and gather evidence on poorly parked motorists.

Pizza and grill restaurant coming to town

Brentwood Weekly News:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A restaurant already popular on the streets of Essex is hoping to open its next store on Brentwood High Street.

MP backs national learning scheme

Brentwood Weekly News: HELP REQUESTED: Eric Pickles.

5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BRENTWOOD and Ongar MP Eric Pickles has backed a scheme run by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust which funds Brits who want to go abroad to gain experiences for their jobs at home.

Van fire causing problems on northbound A12 near Boreham

Brentwood Weekly News:

3:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THERE are traffic problems on the A12 after a van caught fire earlier this afternoon.

Council prepares for town's Christmas celebrations

Brentwood Weekly News: Christmas lights switched on in Brentwood

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

IT is just under 100 days until Christmas, but the borough council is already planning how the town will celebrate this year’s festivities.

Eight cars involved in supermarket pile up

Brentwood Weekly News: Crash at Sainsbury's car park

3:08pm Monday 15th September 2014

A WOMAN crashed into eight cars at a car park in Brentwood.

Mayor to host charity golf day

Brentwood Weekly News: Brentwood's new Mayor - Councillor Vicky Davies

10:55am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Mayor of Brentwood is hosting a charity golf day at Brentwood Golf Club.

PICTURES: Fire destroys roof of popular Brentwood pub

Brentwood Weekly News:

8:53pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THE roof and part of the first floor of a popular pub in Brentwood was destroyed by fire earlier today.

University expands efficiency grants scheme

Brentwood Weekly News:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

COMPANIES in Brentwood looking to make energy-saving purchases can get up to £8,000 towards their outlay thanks to a newly-expanded scheme from Anglia Ruskin University.

Brentwood welcomes German twin-town teens

Brentwood Weekly News:

7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

STUDENTS from Brentwood's twin town in Germany have enjoyed a trip to the borough as part of a two-week tour of England.

Overnight junction closures planned on M25 at Brentwood this week

Brentwood Weekly News: M25 J28

7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

OVERNIGHT closures are planned for junction 28 of the M25 at Brentwood next week.

Brave Brentwood residents take on sky dive challenge for hospice

Brentwood Weekly News:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

BRAVE Brentwood residents plummeted from an aeroplane as part of a skydive to raise funds for Saint Francis Hopsice.

"Tories would rather go boozing with Boris!" Lib Dem committee chairman claims

Brentwood Weekly News: Boris Johnson attended a private event at the Corn Hall in Cirencester earlier today

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

BRENTWOOD Council claims the town’s Tories would rather “party with Boris” than represent the people who elected them.

Man fined for claiming to sell a cure for cancer

Brentwood Weekly News: Wooding is due before Hereford Magistrat6es Court tomorrow for sentencing.

3:52pm Friday 12th September 2014

ESSEX County Council has fined a man who claimed to sell a cure for cancer.

Woodpile fire continues to burn almost a month after it started

Brentwood Weekly News:

11:46am Friday 12th September 2014

A FIRE in a 5,000 ton woodpile is still burning out...almost a month after it started.

We need disabled parking at Brentwood station

Brentwood Weekly News:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

CALLS have been made for better disabled parking facilities to be installed at Brentwood station.

Care workers alarm was turned off during vicious attack by boy, 14

Brentwood Weekly News: Essex County Council are reducing the Youth Services budget

4:43pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A CARE worker will now seek compensation after council bosses finally accepted liability for a vicious attack, by a 14-year-old boy, which left her badly hurt.

Students urged to beware of train thieves targeting gadgets

Brentwood Weekly News: police

11:34am Thursday 11th September 2014

TRANSPORT police are ramping up patrols to protect university students from thieves who have been given branded names to describe how they target victims.

Concerns raised about potential of a new 40-acre housing development next to Brentwood Cricket Club

Brentwood Weekly News:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

FEARS have been raised a huge housing estate could be built on green belt land in the centre of Brentwood.

Pixie dazzles during first Strictly appearance

Brentwood Weekly News:

2:39pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

POP princess Pixie Lott lit up the nations favourite dance floor when she made her first appearance on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Essex County Show this weekend

Brentwood Weekly News: Essex Country Show 2013

12:05pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE biggest country show in the south east returns for its 28th year this weekend – and it’s bigger and better than ever.

Water charity grateful to lucky Brentwood lottery winners

Brentwood Weekly News:

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A WATER chrity has thanked lucky Brentwood residents for playing the post code lottery...and in turn, raising money for a good cause.

Eric Pickles MP: The people of Brentwood and Ongar are animal lovers

Brentwood Weekly News: HELP REQUESTED: Eric Pickles.

5:40pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

The Brentwood and Ongar MP writes for the Weekly News about the recent Parliamentary debate about the breeding and sale of puppies and kittens.

Theatre-goers urged to bring Foodbank donations to show

Brentwood Weekly News: The new seats inside the Brentwood Theatre

1:07pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

FANS of playwright Dario Fo are being asked to bring donations for a food bank when they visit Brentwood Theatre to see Fo’s 1974 play, “Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay”.

Charity invites residents to take part in Memory Walk

Brentwood Weekly News: The walk formed part of the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk initiative.

7:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE Alzheimers Society is inviting Brentwood residents to take part in its biggest annual charity fundraising event - Memory Walk.

Police appeal to group of youngsters who may have witnessed brutal Shenfield assault

Brentwood Weekly News: Youths who witnessed assault

5:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

POLICE are appealing to a group of youngsters captured on CCTV, who may have witnessed a brutal assault at a petrol station in Shenfield, to come forward.

Pensioners left "outraged" after County Hall slashes Meals on Wheels subsidy

Brentwood Weekly News:

2:22pm Monday 8th September 2014

PENSIONERS have been left “outraged” after being told vulnerable meals on wheels users must fork out an extra 25p a day from November.

County Council drop legal action against parents

Brentwood Weekly News: Essex County Council are reducing the Youth Services budget

12:27pm Monday 8th September 2014

ESSEX County Council will discontinue legal action against the parents of a child at Chancellor Park Primary School in Chelmsford after the family emigrated to America.

Urgent appeal as sanctuary's finances are stretched to the limit

Brentwood Weekly News:

10:12am Monday 8th September 2014

THE founder of Ingatestone-based horse sanctuary Remus has issued an urgent appeal for financial help.

Muddied pupils a thing of the past as school lays new path

Brentwood Weekly News: Brentwood County High School

12:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

PUPILS trapsing into school with their shoes coated in mud should now be a thing of the past after a grant paid for a new path to be laid.

Chocolate heaven for Essex Country Show visitors

Brentwood Weekly News:

7:30am Sunday 7th September 2014

CHOCOLATE lovers will be in their element at this year's Essex Country Show at Barleylands, Biillericay, on September 13 and 14.

MIND benefits from kind-sprited Yogis

Brentwood Weekly News:

12:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A YOGA studio in Brentwood raised more tha £3,200 for mental health charity mind as it celebrated its first birthday.

Rent prices begin to drop in Brentwood

Brentwood Weekly News: LOT TO LET: Some of the ‘To let’ signs found yesterday in the streets of Dean Bank, Ferryhill, where the landlords are taking part in a selective licensing scheme to help raise standards

7:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE price of renting in Brentwood has dropped five percent since April.

Council laugh off 'running scared' jibe

Brentwood Weekly News:

3:55pm Friday 5th September 2014

BRENTWOOD Council has laughed off claims they’re “running scared of proper scrutiny” after Conservative’s wanted a meeting moved which clashed with their party conference later this month.

Council row over scrutiny meeting

Brentwood Weekly News:

1:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

BRENTWOOD Conservatives have accused the council administration of “running scared of proper scrutiny” after scheduling a meeting in the middle of the Tory party conference.


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