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Normal life will not resume for at least six months, a key government doctor has said.

The length of the coronavirus lockdown depends on how stringently the public stick to the rules, cabinet minister Michael Gove said, as he declined to give a timeframe for the strict measures being lifted.

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It is finally Friday after what seems like the longest week ever, so take a break and see how you get on in our pub quiz.

Take a break from your desk and get your brain into gear as it is time for our daily pub quiz.

It may all be about social distancing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull on your ballet togs and dance along from home.

Business

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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.

The Entertainer has announced the return of its Big Toy Rehoming campaign, in partnership with the Salvation Army.

From small beginnings using eBay, a Gravesend entrepreneur has turned her hobby into a booming business attracting a host of celebrities to her swimsuit ranges.

A major car dealer is celebrating its 20th anniversary by introducing a system that promises a “hassle-free” way to sample a new car from a customer’s own doorstep.

A Northfleet fish and chip shop is going vegan – at least for two days a week as the boss tests the water.

Crime

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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.

The family of a woman who “effectively starved to death” while in psychiatric care have won a High Court fight for a new inquest into her death.

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a man in Shorne, Gravesend are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

A shooting in Shorne is being treated by police as an attempted murder.

Education

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.

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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.

Politics

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Today the UK heads to the polls for the first December election since 1923 – so please do brave the weather, get out and vote.

The country is on course for its first December general election since 1923 after MPs in Westminster backed plans to go to the polls on December 12 at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

Labour swept to power in Gravesham today - historically an important bellwether seat for general elections – as the Conservative Party suffered further embarrassment at the polls.

Crossrail will not open before December 2020, the company behind the infrastructure project has confirmed.

A Labour councillor has stood down as a Kent County Councillor for Gravesend after more than 12 years to focus on his role as an MP for a town 60 miles away.

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