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PPE stockpiled by council in case of Brexit disruption

02 December 2020
PPE stockpiled by council in case of Brexit disruption

Council stockpiles thousands of items of personal protective equipment in case Brexit queues on roads lead to supply chain disruption.

71 Covid care home beds will be ready for winter

27 November 2020
71 Covid care home beds will be ready for winter

To help ease pressure on hospitals, 71 Covid care home beds will be made available for people coming out of hospital.

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'Lessons have been learnt' after circus shutdown

27 November 2020
'Lessons have been learnt' after circus shutdown

A council has "learnt lessons" after shutting down a circus at the last minute left thousands disappointed.

Fears over care home workers 'mixing during Christmas'

27 November 2020
Fears over care home workers 'mixing during Christmas'

A Kent care home boss says her staff will be "sensible" over the Christmas holidays as they seek to protect vulnerable residents from coronavirus.

Kent tier restrictions 'on a knife edge'

25 November 2020
Kent tier restrictions 'on a knife edge'

The government remains undecided about which tier of coronavirus restrictions the county will be placed into today, KentOnline can reveal.

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'There's no light at the end of the tunnel'

25 November 2020
'There's no light at the end of the tunnel'

This year six pharmacies have closed in Kent amid the pandemic and with Brexit looming there are fears the situation is set to get far worse.

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Covid patients in half of intensive care beds at hospital

24 November 2020
Covid patients in half of intensive care beds at hospital

Local NHS bosses have warned of the severe pressure for trusts as people being admitted to hospitals with Covid continues to rise.

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Fears virus being spread cross-border

23 November 2020
Fears virus being spread cross-border

Emergency meetings have been held to discuss fears Covid could have been transmitted by people moving in and out of a London borough next to Kent.

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Bus stop will be just buzzing

23 November 2020
Bus stop will be just buzzing

Plans have been unveiled for Kent's first 'bee friendly' bus shelter.

Health boss says Army won't be called in

21 November 2020
Health boss says Army won't be called in

The county's director of public health says the military is too stretched to help with the Covid vaccine roll out in Kent.

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Urgent Covid-19 talks to be held in private

20 November 2020
Urgent Covid-19 talks to be held in private

Swale council has explained why members of the press or public are not able to join an emergency meeting on the borough's soaring coronavirus cases.

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Green buses run on diesel fuels disbelief

19 November 2020
Green buses run on diesel fuels disbelief

Concerns have been raised over plans for 'ultra-clean' buses for £16m Dover Fastrack

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Backlog of care plans for special needs children

19 November 2020
Backlog of care plans for special needs children

A delay in psychological assessments meant just 29% of child referrals for education, health and care plans were completed on time.

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Education chief says schools face battle to stay open

18 November 2020
Education chief says schools face battle to stay open

Schools are facing a 'tough time' to stay open between now and the Christmas holidays, says KCC education boss.

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Pens rented for sheep and cattle stuck in Brexit traffic

17 November 2020
Pens rented for sheep and cattle stuck in Brexit traffic

Fears have been expressed over the welfare of animals being transported on vehicles for more than eight hours coming into Kent amid Brexit congestion.

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Mass testing being 'finalised' as district hits 'tipping-point'

17 November 2020
Mass testing being 'finalised' as district hits 'tipping-point'

There are calls for mass testing to be rolled out in one part of Kent which has been described as being at 'tipping-point'.

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Green travel schemes get £7m boost

13 November 2020
Green travel schemes get £7m boost

Councils have been told to 'weed out' any problems with future cycling and walking schemes as the government grants a £7million boost for projects.

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Pop-up toilets plan for truckers in Brexit queues 'unacceptable'

12 November 2020
Pop-up toilets plan for truckers in Brexit queues 'unacceptable'

A KCC party leader has made calls for more "substantial" facilities to be provided for truckers stuck in Brexit border delays - not portable toilets.

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Fears over 'pressure' of Brexit border checks

10 November 2020
Fears over 'pressure' of Brexit border checks

A bleak picture has emerged about the logistical challenges of UK border checks in the county amid Brexit.

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'No sacred cows' in budget

07 November 2020
'No sacred cows' in budget

As KCC's budget consultation continues, we speak to each party to hear what they want to see happen with the county's finances.

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