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Cupboard covidiots and a brothel visit: Police issue 729 fines

20 January 2021
Cupboard covidiots and a brothel visit: Police issue 729 fines

Police have issued more than 700 fines for lockdown breaches during the pandemic, including to women trying to hide in cupboards.

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Gale-force winds to batter coastal Kent

20 January 2021
Gale-force winds to batter coastal Kent

A yellow weather warning for gusts of up to 70mph is in place across coastal Kent.

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Dark web drugs sites taken offline

20 January 2021
Dark web drugs sites taken offline

Two dark web drugs marketplaces have been taken offline following an investigation involving the county's police force.

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MP stands down after 'devastating family news'

16 January 2021
MP stands down after 'devastating family news'

An MP has taken the decision to stand down from her government role following some "devastating family news".

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Life support for brain damaged girl, 5, can be turned off

08 January 2021
Life support for brain damaged girl, 5, can be turned off

A judge has ruled doctors treating a brain damaged five-year-old can turn off her life support.

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Highest number of Covid-19 deaths yet

07 January 2021
Highest number of Covid-19 deaths yet

Hospitals in Kent reported an additional 50 deaths yesterday - the highest figure in the pandemic.

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'We will not be relying on an algorithm'

06 January 2021
'We will not be relying on an algorithm'

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has announced teacher assessment will replace GCSE, AS and A-Level exams.

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Heroes and villains of 2020

01 January 2021
Heroes and villains of 2020

It's been quite a year - what better way to end it than by judging the county's best and worst? Here are KentOnline's heroes and villains of 2020.

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Hospital Covid cases almost double first wave peak

29 December 2020
Hospital Covid cases almost double first wave peak

The number of patients in hospital with coronavirus has reached record highs as trusts warn of mounting pressure.

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The most read stories that defined the most bizarre year

28 December 2020
The most read stories that defined the most bizarre year

As one of the strangest years in living memory draws to a close here is a list of the KentOnline stories which defined it for you.

The lost pubs of Maidstone

27 December 2020
The lost pubs of Maidstone

It's a matter of time until you're back in your local, we promise. Until then spare a thought for those who have loved and lost their beloved pubs.

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Lorry drivers celebrate Christmas on the M20

25 December 2020
Lorry drivers celebrate Christmas on the M20

Thousands of lorry drivers are celebrating the most unusual Christmas Day... with the army on the M20.

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1,100 troops help repatriate truckers stranded on Christmas Day

25 December 2020
1,100 troops help repatriate truckers stranded on Christmas Day

As truckers spend Christmas Day stranded 1,100 troops are helping get them home - with one posting a heartbreaking message from Manston.

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320 armed forces personnel help test hauliers

24 December 2020
320 armed forces personnel help test hauliers

Testing in Kent is being supported by 320 members of the armed forces to help get hauliers across the Channel.

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Manston lorry park at capacity

23 December 2020
Manston lorry park at capacity

The 4,000 capacity makeshift lorry park at Manston Airport is now at capacity as drivers rush to get tests.

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Eurotunnel clear while Dover still in chaos

23 December 2020
Eurotunnel clear while Dover still in chaos

The roads to Eurotunnel are clear and freight is moving easily while down in Dover there is still chaos for drivers.

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LIVE: 'Planes, boats and Eurostars will resume'

22 December 2020
LIVE: 'Planes, boats and Eurostars will resume'

Travel to France is expected to restart at midnight as talks between the two governments come to an end.

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Netflix and standstill: Truckers face weak signal in Kent

10 December 2020
Netflix and standstill: Truckers face weak signal in Kent

Truckers facing 7,000-lorry queues post Brexit could find themselves with poor streaming quality throughout Kent and at the biggest HGV park.

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Christmas, Covid and stockpiling the cause of lorry chaos

09 December 2020
Christmas, Covid and stockpiling the cause of lorry chaos

Lorries are once again queuing for miles on Kent's roads as they try to access the county's ports as the pre-Christmas rush causes haulage headaches.

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Trust records most Covid deaths in England

07 December 2020
Trust records most Covid deaths in England

A hospitals trust hit hard by Covid-19 over summer has once again recorded the highest number of deaths in England.

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