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A weekly round-up of how regional newspapers are helping their community… Building work is ready to begin on the Donna Louise Trust children’s hospice less than two years after a £5m appeal was launched in the Stoke Sentinel.The fund total

Hospital rebuilt following article

An article published in the Brentwood Gazette has helped convince a government to rebuild a hospital. In March the paper ran a story about Brentwood electrician Roger Allen in its supplement Brentwood Style. Roger and his Convoy of Hope team

Readers rally for Mirelle

Brentwood Gazette readers have rallied round to raise cash to help a young Syrian girl disfigured by a rare skin complaint. The paper first reported five-year-old Mirelle Sabbagh’s plight in November after being told of it by her great-aunt, who

Improve this borough: Discuss

Improving the borough as a place to live is a subject that students involved in the Brentwood Schools Initiative are set to discuss. The scheme, backed by the Brentwood Gazette, community groups and the borough council, has an annual presentation

Shops forum gets newspaper backing

Brentwood’s Town Centre Partnership is about to go “live” on the Internet thanks to the This Is Essex website. The partnership, established earlier this year, promotes the High Street and its surrounding areas and has been working with This is

Martin Bell's Gazette exclusive

The anti-sleaze candidate of Tatton, Martin Bell, is preparing to fight for the parliamentary seat of Brentwood and Ongar. And in a political exclusive for the Brentwood Gazette, he has outlined why he’s changing seats. The rest of the four-page

Answering questions,not asking them

The brains behind the Brentwood Gazette battled it out with 17 other teams at the town mayor’s annual charity night quiz. The team finished an impressive fourth and might have slipped into anonymity if they hadn’t published a story about

Gazette initiative comes in for praise from Terry Waite

Former hostage Terry Waite has praised the Brentwood Gazette Series at its annual Achievement over Adversity awards. Mr Waite applauded the Gazette for making the event possible and said: “Newspapers don’t always get it right, but the Gazette has got

More help for tired hacks

Another newspaper office has benefited from the services of a masseuse visiting journalists at their desks. HoldTheFrontPage has already reported on how the Brentwood Gazette felt refreshed after their session with Jakki Roberts. And now the Evening Herald, in Plymouth,

Stress in the workplace

Hardworking staff at the Brentwood Gazette had the chance to relax when journalist Darryl Webber looked into ways of relieving stress in the workplace. He told readers that recent research by private health body BUPA claimed that UK managers are

Alvin pens a column for Brentwood

Former West Ham United and England football star Alvin Martin has been signed up to write a column for the Brentwood Gazette. In his opening column, Alvin – who is now a radio host on talkSport 1053 and 1089MW –


The chance to sponsor a school desk for £10 is being snapped up by readers of the Brentwood Gazette. Its Adopt a Desk Campaign will benefit schoolchildren in India, where a little money can go a long way. A whip-round

Terry Waite to meet Gazette's heroes

Former hostage Terry Waite will present this year’s Achievement over Adversity awards for the Brentwood Gazette. The awards recognise adults and children who have had to face major difficulties in their lives – such as illness, disability or any major

I'm an Essex girl and I'm proud of it

Page 1 of 2 Brentwood Gazette columnist Josie Stephenson lets off steam and backs the Essex girl tradition… When I ask Australian friends and relatives how they picture England and Englishmen, they instantly say that the country languishes under constant

Editor hails sex shop victory

A sex shop chain has backed out of a bid to open up in Brentwood after pressure from the town’s local paper. The Brentwood Gazette’s victory follows an orchestrated campaign which galvanised local opinion and encouraged protests through petitions and

Sex shop plan prompts editorial opposition

Opposition is growing to an application for a sex shop in Brentwood, as a campaign led by the Brentwood Gazette gathers pace. Church leaders, school teachers and residents are worried about the effect on children who pass the site twice