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Kent captain Sam Billings believes a third-place finish in this season's Specsavers County Championship Division One could act as a springboard to even greater success and silverware for his underrated side.

Kent will sit down to hold contract talks with their evergreen all-rounder Darren Stevens in the latest twist to the 43-year-old's remarkable career.

Eight young people from Bexley were referred to a London-wide project hoping to protect children from becoming embroiled in county lines drug dealing last year, new data has revealed.

Darren Stevens became the second oldest player in history to score a double century and take five wickets in a first-class match when helping Kent to victory at Yorkshire.

Kent completed a record-breaking 433-run victory over Yorkshire at Emerald Headingley which keeps alive their hopes of finishing third in the Specsavers Division One table.

A habitat vital for the wellbeing of toads in Bexley has been completed by a team of specialists.

Kent captain Sam Billings was surprised to learn he had rewritten the history books during day three of their match against Yorkshire.

Sam Billings became the first player to score two hundreds in the same County Championship match at Emerald Headingley as Kent set Yorkshire a target of 551 shortly after tea on day three and hurtled towards victory by taking six wickets before the close.

As a tourist attraction, the Klinger building in Sidcup is not quite on the level of Britain's many stately homes, but it seems there is a secret passion among many people to get inside.

Kent bowler Matt Milnes was delighted to reach 50 wickets for the season on day two of their County Championship clash at Yorkshire.

Homes are to be built on a disused industrial site in Crayford following approval from the council.

It's Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and a mother from Erith has spoken about her battle with doctors to identify her "taboo cancer".

Darren Stevens continued his bid for a new Kent contract with a quite remarkable career best 237 to help steer the visitors out of early trouble at 39-5 on day one against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Kent duly completed their fourth victory of the Specsavers County Championship season as they defeated Nottinghamshire by 227 runs before tea on the third day at Trent Bridge.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

A friend of TV football pundit Jamie Redknapp has been found guilty of stabbing an alleged international drug dealer to death at a kick-boxing gym over a £20,000 debt.

Communications cables have been stolen in Abbey Wood - cutting the phone, television and internet from hundreds of homes and businesses.

A Bexley sex offender has been jailed again after launching another appalling attack on a sleeping woman.

An Erith sex pest has been jailed for intimately touching himself in front of women on the London Underground.

A man who killed his teenage girlfriend has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

An infants school has opened a new outdoor learning environment.

The Hook Lane Primary School in Welling is starting the new school year as a member of the Maritime Academy Trust (MAT).

A Sidcup school has secured £1.85m funding for improvements.

The GCSE results are out, and nationally show a slight upturn in success, a trend also reflected locally.

Across the borough, Year 11 pupils will this morning be opening envelopes with baited breath. But the grades they will have earned will no longer be lettered - so here's our guide to the new-look numbered GCSE grades.


Friday, August 2, 2019

Thousands of households living under London City Airport's flight path are set to receive postcards as part of a campaign to prevent the weekend aircraft ban being lifted.

The Bexley Business Excellence Awards winners have been announced.

Jamie Brown, of Archant's Local Impact initiative, says businesses need to understand their website visitors and be able to act quickly when they spot interest

Jamie Brown, of Archant's Local Impact initiative, explains why all businesses need their own website

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