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'Everyone in Kent should get tested twice a week'

15 March 2021
'Everyone in Kent should get tested twice a week'

Everyone in Kent should get a Covid-19 test twice a week even if they have no symptoms, health chiefs have said.

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Summer crowds a 'worry' for Kent's public health chief

12 March 2021
Summer crowds a 'worry' for Kent's public health chief

The county's public health director has raised concerns about the full lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions from June.

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KCC could face £120m budget gap in 2022

11 March 2021
KCC could face £120m budget gap in 2022

Kent County Council (KCC) could face a budget gap of up to £120million in the next financial year, it has emerged.

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Multi-million pound boost for mental health in Kent

05 March 2021
Multi-million pound boost for mental health in Kent

An "ambitious" plan to transform mental health services in Kent has been revealed.

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Half of Kent's libraries set to reopen in coming months

03 March 2021
Half of Kent's libraries set to reopen in coming months

A total of 43 libraries in the county could reopen their doors to the public over the next eight weeks.

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Bring your own pencil to vote in May elections

26 February 2021
Bring your own pencil to vote in May elections

A variety of measures will be introduced on polling days in May as Covid-secure elections are planned, including a ban on door-knocking by candidates.

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Calls to scrap 'appalling' council tax system

17 February 2021
Calls to scrap 'appalling' council tax system

The 30-year-old method of calculating council tax bills based on house prices should be scrapped, say county councillors.

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Plan for £1m footpath repair fund rejected

17 February 2021
Plan for £1m footpath repair fund rejected

A proposed cash injection to repair footpaths damaged by extra use during the pandemic has been turned down by KCC members.

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'Worrying' rise in LGBT hate crime in 2020

16 February 2021
'Worrying' rise in LGBT hate crime in 2020

Kent Police data shows the county saw a rise in hate crimes against LGBT people last year, as figures climb nationwide.

No guarantee all Kent's libraries will reopen

15 February 2021
No guarantee all Kent's libraries will reopen

Senior Kent County Council members have been unable to guarantee that all libraries will reopen when lockdown restrictions are eased.

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Average household to pay at least £73 a year more

11 February 2021
Average household to pay at least £73 a year more

KCC has voted to up council tax by 5%, meaning average households face an increase of at least £73.

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Tax could be frozen in borough to combat Covid hardship

08 February 2021
Tax could be frozen in borough to combat Covid hardship

Councillors are looking at proposals to freeze its part of council tax due to the pandemic.

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Council tax hike to fund police agreed

04 February 2021
Council tax hike to fund police agreed

Kent households will pay an extra 7.4% on the police portion of council tax bills from April.

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Covid oxygen readers saving lives

01 February 2021
Covid oxygen readers saving lives

Oxygen pulse readers which have been rolled out across the county amid fears of a hidden symptom of Covid are helping save hundreds of lives.

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'Lessons have been learnt'

29 January 2021
'Lessons have been learnt'

Kent NHS bosses say lessons have been learnt' after an emergency decision was taken to strip contracts from a dermatology company.

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Three new mass coronavirus vaccine centres to open

28 January 2021
Three new mass coronavirus vaccine centres to open

More mass coronavirus vaccination centres are expected to open 'imminently' across the county by the end of next week.

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Autopsies could take place digitally in Kent as deaths pass 100k

26 January 2021
Autopsies could take place digitally in Kent as deaths pass 100k

Autopsies determining a person's cause of death could take place digitally in Kent as the UK coronavirus death toll exceeds 100,000 people.

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'Painful' vote due on 5% tax rise

26 January 2021
'Painful' vote due on 5% tax rise

Amid "uncertainty" over the rising costs from the pandemic councillors are expected to approve a 5% increase in council tax.

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Parents could delay kids starting school

26 January 2021
Parents could delay kids starting school

Education bosses have suggested parents might defer taking a place at primary school so their children can have more time at nursery.

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The 10:55 to Cambridge? Hopes of train service revived

25 January 2021
The 10:55 to Cambridge? Hopes of train service revived

Hopes of a train service connecting the county with Cambridgeshire have been revived after "overwhelming support" from residents.

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