PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 October 2018 Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week. Romford Ring Road is no longer fit for purposeD Ainsworth, Barnstaple Road, Romford, writes:G Farmer hits the nail on the head with views about Romford town centre’s traffic issues. Our Ring Road, opened with a fanfare by the secretary of state for transport, then the late Paul Channon MP in May 1989, in a blaze of publicity, is now not fit for purpose. Since opening many more flats/apartments and other properties have been built around it, all generating more traffic movements. The Brewery shopping centre had a car park that enabled vehicles to be driven in, straight from the Ring Road. This established system was abandoned, in favour of barriers – so causing vehicles to queue back into the Ring Road so blocking off movements for all. Readers wrote letters predicting what would happen - it has! Long before the Christmas rush, our Ring Road has long tailbacks, … [Read more...] about Recorder readers: Romford Ring Road, parking meters, brass shell case information, Cedar cancer unit, Halloween at Romford Market, Brexit and Chafford.
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As soon as you’re diagnosed as diabetic, ads for treatments show up on social feeds. You get alerts on health supplements, maybe nutrition tips. Prompts on insurance policies pop up on your phone.That’s not a scene from Minority Report. It’s a manifestation of the trove of data harnessed by WeDoctor, one of China’s most richly valued online health outfits, in an ambitious quest to upend the business of personal care. The ads may not be conspicuous -- they can be buried within a pitch about chronic diseases -- but the target is uncannily precise: you.Backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd., WeDoctor joins a growing contingent of tech giants hoping to revolutionize an industry seemingly impervious to online disruption. While the likes of Google seek to unlock the secrets of immortality or unravel medical mysteries, WeDoctor’s focusing on something more pragmatic: making money by unclogging bottlenecks in a Chinese health care market slated to hit 8 trillion yuan … [Read more...] about A $6 Billion China Startup Wants to Be the Amazon of Health Care
Manchester United's quest to land a top quality centre half continues with reports now linking them with a move for AC Milan stopper Leonardo Bonucci. The 31-year-old Italy international only moved to the San Siro last summer in a £37 million move from Juventus as part of the clubs whopping £220 million recruitment drive. However, that spending spree did not have the desired effect with Milan finishing sixth in Serie A, thus missing out on a Champions Leafgue place and in order to comply with FIFA's strict financial fair play rules, they may have to sacrifice some of their big acquisitions, according to Yahoo! Sport . United have been linked with a host of centre backs this summer including Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid's Raphael Varane. According to the daily paper AS, United have identified Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin as the man he wants to strengthen his defensive options and he could be available for as … [Read more...] about United turn to Bonucci or Godin & in talks for £53m Nabil Fekir
Tears flowed during a poignant church service in memory of the 72 victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, with words of comfort spoken to a packed congregation.It was standing-room only at St Helen’s Church in north Kensington, where a few hundred people gathered one year on from the devastating fire.Decked out in green, with ribbons tied round pillars and scarves on each seat, the church was full of bereaved families, survivors and members of the community united in remembrance.Local MP Emma Dent Coad, Labour politician David Lammy and barristers taking part in the public inquiry were some of those that attended the 11am service.The names of the 72 victims were read out, and at noon silence fell across the pews, save for quiet sobbing that filled the air as bereaved families lit candles.Benches at the front of the church were reserved for families of those who died in the blaze, including relatives of Ali Yawar Jafari, Gary Maunders, Steve Power, Jessica Urbano-Ramirez, Ligaya Moore … [Read more...] about Church service remembers ’72 angels’ of Grenfell tragedy
Hertfordshire’s emergency services have committed to helping tackle the social and economic impact of dementia. Herts Fire and Rescue Service, Herts Constabulary and the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust have signed the Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia pledge.The Herts Emergency Services Strategic Commitment on Dementia commits them to work towards being dementia-friendly employers, supporting colleagues who care for people with dementia or develop dementia themselves; ensure staff have the awareness, skills and understanding to recognise and support people living with dementia; improve the safety of people living with dementia; and support the Alzheimer’s Society in its quest to develop more dementia -friendly communities. Dementia is now the UK’S biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes. With more than 14,000 people across Herts living with dementia, the emergency services play a vital role in their safety and wellbeing. … [Read more...] about Dementia-friendly pledge from Herts emergency services