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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.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses as they investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a Romford man in the grounds of Lullingstone Castle, Kent on Thursday.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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.

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