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Joe Denly

Kent’s Joe Denly and Rory Burns of Surrey earned earned their first Test call-ups for England’s forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka on Friday, but national selector Ed Smith insists there is no pressure to become “the new Alastair Cook”.

The 80-year-old, who has scored more than 300 games, earned praise from England cricketer Stuart Broad

United Kingdom

County Championship Division Two: Glamorgan (186 & 78) lost by an innings and 172 runs to Kent (436)

Kent centurion Zak Crawley admitted it felt good to finally score his maiden century for the county on Wednesday.

Sam Billings

At the age of 15, notorious Bexley criminal Kenneth Noye left Bexleyheath School in 1962.

Stephen Cameron

Kent opener Zak Crawley hit a fluent maiden first-class century to bolster his side’s promotion hopes and leave the Hop County in total command of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Division Two basement side Glamorgan.

Sam Billings

A Yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for the east of England as “very strong winds” are expected tomorrow evening and Friday morning.

Met Office

The independent police watchdog has launched an investigation after a man in his 30s died while being detained by police in Bexleyheath on Monday night (September 17).

London Ambulance Service

Kent all-rounder Grant Stewart praised his team-mates after a good first day against Glamorgan in the County Championship.

Harry Podmore

A special bench designed to encourage children to reach out and make more friends has been donated to a Sidcup primary school.

On a day when young, top-order batsmen shone for their respective clubs, Zak Crawley hit a fluent 56 not out to give Kent the advantage on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Glamorgan in Canterbury.

Harry Podmore

The number of diabetic people having “devastating” toe, foot and limb amputations in Bexley has shot up since 2014, shocking figures reveal.

NHS

Volunteers attending a ‘botany for beginners’ training day at Lesnes Abbey Woods got more than they bargained for when they discovered a plant which was previously thought to be extinct in Kent.

Peter Craske

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Met Office

The council has organised a free marketplace event next month to encourage landlords of properties in the borough to find out more about Rent it Right.

Alex Sawyer

Crime

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Abbey Wood

A finance manager for Kensington and Chelsea Council has admitted defrauding around £60,000 from the Grenfell Tower victim fund.

A woman from Abbey Wood who worked for Kensington and Chelsea Council has been charged with fraud offences relating to the Grenfell Tower fire.

Abbey Wood

A man who attacked two women in Greenwich using a hammer was arrested last night in Bexley following a public appeal.

Two men who carried out 37 burglaries across Essex over the course of six weeks have been jailed for a total of more than 11 years.

The Met has claimed it is one of the first forces in the country to develop its own mobile fingerprint device.

London

Education

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
United Kingdom

Hundreds of children in Bexley could be starting school this month without basic skills such as being able to hold a pencil or go to the toilet by themselves.

No coursework, two years of study, a clutch of Bs and a handful of threes - it’s a tricky time to be a GCSE student.

London

When A-level results come out on August 16, more than three quarters of students who want to go to university are likely to get into their first choice.

BBC

A mapping aid for the blind was the winning design idea dreamed up by a group of talented Bexley students.

United Kingdom

It has been announced that two Bexley schools are to merge as an academy trust, in a move which will see a name change for the schools.

Townley Grammar School

Business

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Bexley Council

The council took almost 450 of the borough’s firms to court for failing to pay business rates, figures have revealed.

Senior editors from across the regional newspaper industry have joined forces to urge MPs to vote against press freedom curbs in the Data Protection Bill today.

House of Commons

A workshop to help businesses make the shortlist for Bexley’s biggest awards will be held on Friday.

Gala Dinner

Bexley’s cabinet reviewed the success of the council’s medium term financial strategy and continuing economic challenges at a meeting on January 29.

Teachers have kick-started Buster’s Book Club with a bang this year, as more schools sign up to the successful reading reward scheme.

Medway

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