Two Romford writers have impressed a set of judges and will now have their short stories published in a new anthology. Spread the Word hosted a contest in February which tasked London writers to pen a 500-word story on the theme of home for a new publication called City of Stories Home.
The number of Covid patients being admitted to east London hospitals is rising, new figures show. We looked at the latest government data - up to Tuesday, June 28 - for the NHS trusts serving Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets.
Frankie Watson trial: Young man 'ambushed' gang in Brentwood before killing two of them, trial hears
Watson has been charged with the murder of two 16-year-olds, and injuring a third boy The trial of a young man accused of the murder of two 16-year-old boys and attempting to kill a third person in Brentwood last October has begun at Basildon Crown Court. Frankie Watson, 20, of Baker Street, Orsett, has been charged with the murder of Romford teenagers Charlie Preston and Frank Gater.
A Romford secondary school and Sixth Form has received a glowing report following a recent inspection. St Edward’s Church of England Academy was inspected on May 17 and 18 and has now been graded ‘good’ overall by Ofsted. The inspection ranked the provision ‘good’ across the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, leadership and management and for its Sixth Form provision.
Councillor David Taylor, Conservative Councillor in Romford, has become the first UK politician to self-publish his pay slip. Romford Councillor David Taylor hopes that by publishing his pay slip it will encourage others to show “radical transparency” and help restore trust in local politicians. Councillor Taylor ran a campaign that focused on restoring trust in politicians, standing as a local Conservatives Councillor at the height of the ‘partygate’ scandal.
Romford Friday night selections 19:36 – Trap 1 Courtney Girl 20:17 – Trap 1 Headford Lola 20:38 – Trap 2 Bubbly Simba 20:54 – Trap 3 Bubbly Dancer Fright night action from Romford returns with a 13 race mixed programme and I have four selections, the first of those running at 19:36 which is Heat 1 of a maiden competition.
A Romford shopping centre will welcome a sci-fi and cult film convention later this year. The all-day convention called Infini-Fest will take place at Premiere Cinemas in The Mercury on Saturday, September 3 from midday until 11pm. It marks Infinity Magazine’s first time hosting the convention for sci-fi and cult TV fans as the Covid pandemic postponed its launch two years ago.
American fast food giant Wendy’s has opened its first central London restaurant since relaunching in the UK. The iconic hamburger chain opened its doors in Camden on Tuesday having previously launched restaurants in Croydon, Stratford, Ilford and Romford. Outside London, Wendy’s has opened stores in Reading, Oxford and Brighton with plans to expand elsewhere in the UK in future.
To say that many of us in the property and construction industry were looking forward to the Elizabeth line opening would be a huge understatement. It marked a defining moment for transport and its impact will be widespread, encouraging sustainable travel by providing new journey options and reducing travelling time.
A man being chased by armed teenagers waited for them in a car park before stabbing two of them to death in an "explosion of violence", a court was told. Frankie Watson, 20, of Baker Street, Orsett, is accused of murdering 16-year-old Romford boys Charlie Preston and Frankie Gater in Regency Court, Brentwood, in the early hours of October 24 last year.
A new Wendy's restaurant has opened today in Camden. The new restaurant - Wendy's eighth branch in the UK - officially opened this morning (Tuesday, June 28). With branches already in Romford and Stratford, the US chain has continued its London growth with opening in Camden.
A businessman who attended a school in Romford has said he feels “truly alone” after a teacher who sexually abused him received a suspended sentence. At Snaresbrook Court on May 25 this year, former PE teacher Michael Quinlan, of Kelvedon Road, was handed a suspended 22-month sentence for three counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14 and indecent assault on a male person.
The Romford Conservative Association held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25th June, at its head quarters at Margaret Thatcher House, Western Road. The gathering was attended by around fifty members. Councillor Miss Judith Holt for St Albans ward was re-elected as Chairman for the Year 2022 – 2023, with a team of Officers including Councillor Michael White (Deputy Chairman Political), Councillor Mrs. Christine Vickery (Deputy Chairman Membership) and Councillor Dilip Patel (Treasurer).
Romford Primark has confirmed it is aware of an "incident" involving a baby in its store. On June 20, there was reportedly an incident involving a small child at the Primark on South Street. Posts on social media suggest the baby fell down an escalator, but the Recorder has not been able to verify this.
Join the first ever fried chicken waitlist Deliveroo has teamed up with Popeyes to launch an exclusive 'waitlist' for customers, to help fans get ahead of the highly anticipated ‘drop’ by joining the first-ever fried chicken waitlist for the 'at-home experience' - including a free Popeyes Chicken Sandwich.
A popular online food ordering service is giving away 1,000 chicken sandwiches after a famous American fast-food chain opened its first restaurant in Essex. Deliveroo is giving away 1,000 Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches as the brand opened its first restaurant in Chelmsford this month - and launches on the delivery app today.
On Saturday 25 of June Romford saw the return of the Armed Forces Day parade. Hundreds of local residents came out to watch the parade that returned after a two year gap due to Covid restrictions. Veterans joined local dignitaries to march through Romford starting from South Street and finishing at Tollgate House in the Market Place.