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Friday, November 20, 2020

Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

Since the onset of COVID-19, many people are re-evaluating what they now want from work. For those whose plans have been thrown off course, those looking to change career and those relishing a new start, teaching offers opportunities aplenty and the chance to make a real difference.

Social care offers opportunities for transferable skills and career switching from different industries, providing rewarding roles, training and progression, variety, flexibility and job security.

Smart meters are here for prepay customers – meaning it’s even easier to top up from the comfort of your home.

With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

A judge is to consider what to do if witnesses refuse to answer questions about investigations into murders committed by a Barking serial killer.

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The ongoing countrywide lockdown means this year’s Easter weekend feels very different for many.

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In these troubled times, who better to rally the nation in a chorus of song than national treasure Gareth Malone?

As Covid-19 continues its grip on the world, the three main theatres in our region are closing their doors.

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

Of course it’s a farce – Monty Python icon John Cleese is behind it.

It’s the classic tale of forbidden love, and sex, and now it is coming to The Orchard Theatre, Dartford from Thursday, February 20 until Saturday, February 22.

This is a big month of music at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford.

The panto season is barely over and The Orchard Theatre in Dartford has already announced its big star this year – it’s Christopher Biggins.

You wait for a bus festival and now the 10th one in a row is happening in April.

The perfect crime? Can it be done? Can it be done with murder?

He is known as Mouth of the South and Rob Beckett’s madcap humour will be coming to Dartford.

If Disney has taught us anything over the decades it’s to dream big and be inspired – and Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! does exactly that.

He’s doing Broadway now, but the mystery of a Derren Brown show will be arriving in Dartford soon.

Relive the magic of Frozen and timeless Disney classics this Christmas and New Year as Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! comes to the O2 London.

Dancing Queens and Super Troupers alike can, from today, Take a Chance on an immersive exhibition at London’s O2 paying tribute to the world’s most famous Swedish supergroup.

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