Friday 1st May 2020

Issue 1761

Please note: Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions. We will continue to circulate the newsletter containing news headlines and important information.

The latest crime reports were from Saturday 14th March (newsletter issue 1747).
We will return to our normal service as soon as the situation changes.
We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

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Checked : Friday 1st May. Updated : Thursday 30th April

  • Two arrested for suspected thefts from cars in Thanet
  • Racially aggravated charges brought against man following Margate theft
  • Four charges following theft, and attempted thefts, from cars in Ebbsfleet
  • Sex offender jailed for rape and child abuse offences
  • Folkestone man charged with arson after police car fire
  • Suspected Ramsgate post office burglar charged
  • Stick to the speed limit if driving is essential
  • Jail for Tunbridge Wells dealer who claimed to be a window cleaner
  • Woman charged with seven offences after shoplifting report in Dartford

Checked : Friday 1st May. Updated : Thursday 30th April

  • Reported sexual assaults by cyclist in Swanley
  • Charges over Bedgebury bike thefts
  • CCTV image released following alleged hate crime in Canterbury
  • Appeal for witnesses following theft in Manston
  • Appeal after assault in Offham
  • Woman hurt in Allington dog incident

Checked : Friday 1st May. Updated : Wednesday 29th April

  • Duck rescue in Swanley
  • Tumble dryer fire in Bexley home

Checked : Friday 1st May. Updated : Thursday 30th April

  • Launch of New Mental Wellbeing Support Info Hub

Checked : Friday 1st May. Updated : Friday 1st May

  • FAKE-NEWS ALERT: Japanese Professor Tasuku Honjo Did NOT Say That Coronavirus Was Made by China
  • ‘Your Account Has Been Limited’ PayPal Phishing Scam
  • ‘Confirm Ownership’ Email Account Phishing Scam
  • Floating Volcanic Stones and New Island in the South Pacific
  • COVIDSafe App Hoax Message Being Distributed

Checked : Friday 1st May. Updated : Thursday 30th April

  • Recall: Whirlpool - Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines (update)
  • Recall: Cool Superpower Soft Gun
  • Recall: Plush Crocodile Soft Toy

Checked : Friday 1st May. Updated : Thursday 30th April

  • Shana Foods recalls Mixed Vegetable Samosas because of undeclared milk

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Coronavirus Scams - How To Spot Them And Stop Them

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, many of us are concerned about what will happen next. However, many scammers see it as an opportunity to profit

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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Coronavirus Advice From Which?

Get the latest news and advice on COVID-19, from protecting yourself and your loved ones to the financial support on offer and how to shop safely

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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Spotting Scams

Scammers have become more sophisticated in their bid to part us from our cash. From email scams and copycat websites to nuisance calls and tax rebate scams, we need our wits about us. Our guides help you spot a scam or get money back.

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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55,000 Additional Fire-risk Washing Machines Revealed By Whirlpool

Whirlpool adds more dangerous machines to the recall list after previously admitting that 519,000 of its washing machines pose a fire risk

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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UK’s Biggest Airlines And Holiday Providers Breaking The Law Over Cancellation Refunds

TUI, Ryanair and Virgin Holidays among those issuing credit notes, with passengers told to wait months to get cash back

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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End Price Gouging: Which? Launches Report Tool To Combat Coronavirus Profiteering

Join the fight back against price gouging during the COVID-19 crisis

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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The Best Plays, Gigs, Concerts, Dance And Live Events To Watch While You’re In Lockdown

You can't go to the theatre or a gig, but those things can come to you. These are the best events to watch and the best TVs to watch them on

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.


Road Works

Sevenoaks and Swanley

Checked : Friday 1st May. Updated : Wednesday 29th April

  • May bank holiday refuse collection
  • Residents asked to give what they can to local charities

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.


Road Works

Tonbridge and Malling

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.


Road Works

Tunbridge Wells

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.


Road Works

Maidstone

Checked : Friday 1st May. Updated : Wednesday 29th April

  • Councils count the cost of Covid
  • Mayor pledges £1,000 to Maidstone CARES crowdfunding

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.