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Thursday, August 13, 2020

While many pupils will be celebrating, others will be worrying about what to do next - and the University of East London’s head of outreach and access Yvonne Bentley has advice for those concerned about their future.

A tri-borough backroom scheme is set to see one of its member councils pull out entirely by the end of the month.

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.

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

Face coverings will soon be compulsory for people wanting to travel on public transport in England to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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.

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

Jon Cruddas has welcomed Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s move to launch a judicial review into the approval of a waste incinerator over the river in Bexley.

The Met is gearing up for a day of action today (Saturday, May 16) with hundreds of special constables and volunteers hitting the streets to support their local communities.

After playing 500 games across the formats for Sussex, Mike Yardy has agreed to a ‘return home’ after joining Kent as the county’s first specialist batting coach.

Schools and non-essential shops will remain shut in England until at least June because the coronavirus transmission rate is still too high to significantly ease the lockdown, the prime minister said this evening.

Boris Johnson has said there will be no immediate end to the lockdown.

The official government advice to the public on coronavirus has changed to “stay alert, control the virus, save lives”, dropping the previous stricter message that people should stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out.

Dame Vera Lynn has thanked people for commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day during the coronavirus crisis.

Entertainment

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

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.

He is the king of the one-liners on shows like Mock the Week, but his humour is usually so off-kilter it takes a special kind of mind to understand many of his cryptic thoughts.

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.

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.

A Sidcup restaurant is home to the Best Curry Chef in Kent, according to industry awards.

An Elton John charity show at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford is set to raise cash for disadvantaged adults.

The finalists for the first London Asian Foods Awards have been announced, and several are in Bromley and Bexley.

Is Grease the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll romance? The movie caused a sensation when it emerged in the 1970s and now the story of unlikely love between Sandy and Danny is coming back to the stage in Bromley.

The new cast for the latest We Will Rock You tour that opens in Bromley in September has been announced, and tickets are already on sale.

Jazz singer Shane Hampsheir is bringing his one man show to Bromley having done all his training in the borough.

The Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival celebrations are coming to Bexley.

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