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Kitted out from top-to-toe in Lycra, wearing an aerodynamic helmet and riding a hi-tech Chris Boardman lightweight carbon-fibre bike, Harry Podmore cuts every inch the willowy, athletic figure of a professional cyclist – the only issue is – he’s a fast bowler for Kent.

The new NHS Test and Trace service launched across England on May 28 forms a central part of the Government’s coronavirus recovery strategy to help us all get our lives back to something like normal. Here we explain how the system will work and answer some of the key questions which have been raised by members of the public.

Face coverings will be mandatory on public transport in England from Monday June 15, transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced today.

A father was clapped by friends and neighbours as he arrived home after surviving “against all the odds” in a 50-day hospital battle with Covid-19.


Schools across the country have been preparing for some of their pupils to return to the classroom. Here is how one group of schools has been getting ready to make sure pupils can be taught safely and get on with lessons.


Friday, May 29, 2020

The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

As the UK’s coronavirus cases begin to stabilise, calls for an end to the nation’s strict lockdown rules continue to grow.


Scientists and health experts have confirmed that newspapers are not transmitters of Covid-19 owing to the ink and the printing process they go through.


With the new draconian ‘stay-indoor’ orders from the government to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus, the county’s biggest shopping centre has become a virtual ghost town.


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

More than 9,000 people have been targeted by “sextortion” scammers threatening to reveal intimate images of their victims in the first weeks of the lockdown, new figures reveal.

The MPs for Dartford and Gravesham have joined forces with 14 other Kent Members of Parliament to demand instant jail sentences for people who cough or spit at any emergency worker.

Five people have been charged after detectives seized £2million worth of cocaine.

Five people have been arrested following a shooting incident in Greenhithe at the weekend.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in Greenhithe.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wondering how to keep your children entertained and educated during lockdown? Here are seven useful resources to keep them from climbing up the walls.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.


A new primary school has been given permission to expand before it has even opened.

A Gravesend primary school has taken to fining parents every time they are late picking up their children from the gate – plus their tardiness could also be referred to social services.

The stunning designs of Ebbsfleet Garden City’s £55m “education campus” have been officially unveiled for the first time.


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The MPs for Dartford and Gravesham have joined forces with 14 other Kent Members of Parliament to demand instant jail sentences for people who cough or spit at any emergency worker.

Boris Johnson has paid tribute to the NHS, saying there is “no question” it saved his life after he contracted coronavirus.

The Home Secretary has kicked off a public awareness campaign to ensure those experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse know of the help on offer.

Boris Johnson is on the mend and “sitting up in bed” the chancellor has confirmed.

Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” in a London hospital as he battles coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

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