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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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.

People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

Veterans are providing vital skills across a range of projects to help the country tackle the current coronavirus outbreak. From helping to build Nightingale Hospitals to delivering essential supplies to those who are shielding, they have helped thousands of people across the country. We take a look at how one such veteran is helping out.

Teachers, parents, pupils and support workers at schools across England have been back in the familiar surroundings for the past three weeks. Here we take a look at how things have worked.

Families can be reunited and dinner parties will be allowed as England’s coronavirus lockdown is eased - but millions of people will still be unable to hug their loved ones.

Businesses can get advice on how to generate high-quality leads without spending more money during a free webinar run by publisher Archant.

Thousands of non-essential retail businesses such as clothes and homeware shops across England have taken advantage of the opportunity to reopen to members of the public since Monday, June 15.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain could lead to flooding in London and the east of England, the Met Office has warned.

Entertainment

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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