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Saturday, May 16, 2020

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.

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

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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.

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

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

A Dagenham man who stole £11,500 in three knifepoint robberies of amusement arcades in Romford, Welling and Kent has been jailed.

As a wicketkeeper who pocketed well over 1,000 catches during his playing days, Kent’s fortunes on the field are seemingly in the safest of hands when it comes to Paul Downton.

As the UK’s coronavirus cases begin to stabilise, calls for an end to the nation’s strict lockdown rules continue to grow.

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Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has called for a judicial review into the government’s decision to approve a waste incinerator across the river in Belvedere.

Kent Spitfires star Joe Denly has described presenting county team-mate Zak Crawley with his maiden England Test cap as one of the proudest moments of his cricket career.

More than 9,000 people have been targeted by “sextortion” scammers threatening to reveal intimate images of their victims in the first weeks of the lockdown, new figures reveal.

Do you know a young person who is helping to make a difference in their community during the coronavirus crisis?

People are spending more time at home than ever before.

Crime

Saturday, May 16, 2020

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.

A Dagenham man who stole £11,500 in three knifepoint robberies of amusement arcades in Romford, Welling and Kent has been jailed.

More than 9,000 people have been targeted by “sextortion” scammers threatening to reveal intimate images of their victims in the first weeks of the lockdown, new figures reveal.

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.

Education

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Schools and local businesses have stepped forward to provide vital equipment to workers fighting Covid-19 on the frontline.

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.

Business

Monday, May 4, 2020
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As the UK’s coronavirus cases begin to stabilise, calls for an end to the nation’s strict lockdown rules continue to grow.

A company could be at the forefront of coronavirus diagnosis as it works to develop a home test kit.

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Scientists and clinicians are set to map how coronavirus spreads and behaves in a bid to fight back against the virus.

Schools and local businesses have stepped forward to provide vital equipment to workers fighting Covid-19 on the frontline.

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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