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Boris Johnson is in a “stable” condition after spending the night in intensive care as he battles coronavirus.

Friends, the US sitcom featuring the loves and lives of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe, was a huge hit during the 1990s and early noughties.

The public reaction to calls for rounds of clapping on doorsteps to support NHS workers and other key workers has prompted plans for a similar show of compassion for the victims of the virus.

Today’s lunchtime quiz is something a little different.

In these trying times, a care home is appealing for volunteers to help reduce the workload of over-stretched staff.

Getting stir crazy yet after almost two weeks in lockdown?

A Sidcup runner has taken on a unique marathon - 873 laps of his own back garden.

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Quiz Wednesday lunchtime pub quiz

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

OK, you showed off how much you know about classic films in our Monday lunchtime quiz.

A charity helping support older members in the community as they go into isolation is asking the public for help to stay in business.

Scientists and health experts have confirmed that newspapers are not transmitters of Covid-19 owing to the ink and the printing process they go through.

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Looking for something to entertain the children for a few minutes while you make lunch?

Quiz Monday lunchtime film quiz

Monday, March 30, 2020

With all this time spent indoors, no doubt you’ve been watching a lot of TV.

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

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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.

Crime

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Two men who were spotted exchanging a gun in a car park have been jailed.

Newham and Tower Hamlets are amongst the most prolific London boroughs for mobile phone theft, according to new data released by Mazuma.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime South (Trident) are appealing for witnesses following a shooting in Thamesmead.

A couple who carried out a plan to murder the woman’s ex-husband have been jailed.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man attacked for challenging a suspected car thief died in hospital.

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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Students are getting the chance to take over a London hotel.

Schoolchildren in Erith were treated to a visit by a mascot spreading the word to steer clear of construction sites.

Some 50 members of staff, including teachers, have held two one-day strikes at a Bexley school amid claims several teachers are being bullied by senior management.

Business

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Scientists and health experts have confirmed that newspapers are not transmitters of Covid-19 owing to the ink and the printing process they go through.

Students are getting the chance to take over a London hotel.

The Bexley Business Excellence Awards are open for business.

Bexley Council has revealed it is the most successful borough in London for spending its apprenticeship levy to provide jobs and training for local people.

Plans to build a new Lidl at Erith are set to be rejected for the second time in the space of a year tonight.

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