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A maiden first-class hundred from Surrey's Will Jacks and a four-wicket haul by Kent debutant Wiaan Mulder made for three contrasting sessions as these Division One neighbours tussled for supremacy on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship clash in Beckenham.

Voters will elect 73 members to represent the UK in the European Parliament on Thursday.

A Sidcup man has overcome major physical problems to take on the world's toughest race next year.

Prolonged Kentish resistance eventually counted for little as Yorkshire's persistent attack mopped up the seven wickets required to secure a 172-run Specsavers County Championship win over at Canterbury.

Police are supporting the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) today, May 17 by reminding members of the LGBT+ community to report cases of hate crime so they can be fully investigated.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on the A2 near Dartford last night.

An academy in Bexleyheath hit with a damning Ofsted report earlier this year is recruiting its seventh principal in eight years.

Former England batsman Gary Ballance dominated centre stage for almost six-and-a-half hours to put Yorkshire in total control of their Specsavers County Championship match with Kent in Canterbury.

Controversial plans to concrete over 149 acres of marshland dubbed Bexley's "jewel in the crown" for a train interchange have been rejected.

Struggling Abbey Wood businesses say they are being "crucified" by the ongoing delays to the opening of Crossrail.

Kent youngster Ollie Robinson admitted it felt 'really good' to register back-to-back centuries after helping his side earn a first innings lead over Yorkshire.

Gary Ballance posted Yorkshire's first half-century of the game to keep his side in contention against a Kent side buoyed by a second Specsavers County Championship century of the season by rookie keeper-batsman Ollie Robinson.

A Bexley unit that provides physical therapy for children with neurological disorders has won a major cash boost from Children in Need.

An engaging and hard-fought opening day to this 204th first-class battle between Kent and Yorkshire ended with the hosts edging proceedings courtesy of a gritty, unbeaten half-century from Zak Crawley.

This week is Journalism Matters week - the News Media Assocation's new campaign to promote news media journalism. Here NMA chairman David Dinsmore calls for the benefits of journalism to society to be properly acknowledged.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

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A Sidcup motorist has been jailed after he was caught as part of a Met Police scheme to catch repeat danger drivers.

Vans plastered with the mugshots of men and women wanted in connection with a number of crimes - including burglaries, robberies and violent moped-enabled offences - are set to tour the capital.

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Police in Bexley are employing tactics used on football hooligans to crack down on a growing number of "county line" drug gangs exploiting young vulnerable people into running drugs into rural parts of the UK from the capital.

Bexley police

Bexley MP and cabinet member James Brokenshire has called for swift justice for speedboat killer Jack Shepherd.

James Brokenshire

Education

Friday, May 17, 2019

An academy in Bexleyheath hit with a damning Ofsted report earlier this year is recruiting its seventh principal in eight years.

More children are learning to ride bicycles thanks to Bexley's Cycle Recycle Scheme.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

London

After two local schools merged at the end of last year, Sir David Evennett has paid a visit to check on progress.

Erith School

Four Bexley schools have been judged to be performing 'well below average' in the latest Progress 8 tables.

Townley Grammar School

Business

Friday, April 5, 2019

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

Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown, of Archant's Local Impact initiative, explains how to use social media to your advantage

Jamie Brown

Culture secretary Jeremy Wright explains why local newspapers are so important

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The Bexley Times has again been selected as media partner for the prestigious Bexley Business Excellence Awards.

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