OVERWEIGHT people in north Kent can get free training programmes courtesy of Gravesham healthy living centre.

The Gr@nd is offering free programmes across the region in January for adults with a body mass index of 28 or over.

The courses will teach people how to lose weight, do more exercise and learn about eating a healthy and balanced diet.

The sessions will be held at:

Cascades Leisure Centre, in Thong Lane, Gravesend, every Tuesday for 12 weeks, from January 8, 6.30pm to 8pm.

Cygnet Leisure Centre, in Old Perry Street, Northfleet, every Friday for 12 weeks, from January 11, 1pm to 2.30pm.

Vigo Community Hall in Erskine Road, every Monday for 10 weeks, from January 7, 1.30pm to 3pm.

To book a place on one of courses call 01474 320123, email healthyweight@gravesham.gov.uk or text healthyweight to 07781 480521.