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'We can't put how we are feeling into words'

15 June 2021
'We can't put how we are feeling into words'

One of Kent's largest outdoor events has been cancelled following the decision to delay the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

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PM 'to announce four week delay to end of lockdown rules'

13 June 2021
PM 'to announce four week delay to end of lockdown rules'

The easing of lockdown restrictions is to be delayed by up to four weeks, the Prime Minister is expected to announce.

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Vaccine passport on NHS app from Monday

11 May 2021
Vaccine passport on NHS app from Monday

Holidaymakers will be able to use the NHS app to prove they have been fully inoculated against Covid 19 from Monday - this is how to use it.

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Superbike champ apologises for podium shame

03 April 2021
Superbike champ apologises for podium shame

Kent superbike champion Shane Byrne has apologised after a video emerged showing his 'shocking' treatment of a woman on the winner's podium.

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Road check blitz nets suspected drug driver

27 March 2021
Road check blitz nets suspected drug driver

A police crackdown on 'irresponsible drivers' has resulted in 12 roadside arrests.

Thorntons shuts Bluewater store

15 March 2021
Thorntons shuts Bluewater store

Thorntons is to close all 63 of its stores, including its Bluewater outlet.

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Foreign holiday hopes 'fading' amid EU vaccine delays

14 March 2021
Foreign holiday hopes 'fading' amid EU vaccine delays

People hoping for a foreign holiday this summer have been warned the prospects are looking increasingly unlikely.

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Fury over police response to Sarah Everard vigil

13 March 2021
Fury over police response to Sarah Everard vigil

There is growing anger over the police response to a vigil staged in memory of Sarah Everard.

Serious crash shuts M20

13 March 2021
Serious crash shuts M20

A serious crash closed the London-bound M20.

Supermarkets say sorry for pet food shortage

09 March 2021
Supermarkets say sorry for pet food shortage

Supermarkets have apologised for a nationwide shortage of pet food - and warned that supply issues may last for months.

'We will jail them for life'

01 March 2021
'We will jail them for life'

Home Secretary Priti Patel will introduce life sentences for anyone caught helping smuggle people across the Channel.

Farage sparks Twitter row over Dover Covid claims

28 February 2021
Farage sparks Twitter row over Dover Covid claims

The Home Office has rejected claims by Nigel Farage that 12 asylum seekers who arrived at Dover yesterday all tested positive for Covid.

Driver killed and passenger seriously injured in crash

26 February 2021
Driver killed and passenger seriously injured in crash

One person is dead and another has suffered life-changing injuries in a horror crash.

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All adults to be offered vaccine by summer

20 February 2021
All adults to be offered vaccine by summer

The Prime Minster has pledged every adult will be offered a Covid vaccine by the end of July.

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Families 'will be allowed to meet by Easter'

20 February 2021
Families 'will be allowed to meet by Easter'

Families will be allowed to meet again next month under the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.

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'Work from home' to continue in 'cautious' lockdown roadmap

17 February 2021
'Work from home' to continue in 'cautious' lockdown roadmap

Lockdown is unlikely to be eased significantly until Covid cases drop to hundreds a day - and even then the 'work from home' message will continue.

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'We're victims of a sting,' says trader fined for lockdown breach

15 February 2021
'We're victims of a sting,' says trader fined for lockdown breach

The owners of a fashion shop have spoken of their shock after being fined £1,000 for selling a T-shirt to an undercover Trading Standards officer.

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'Please play for us for free'

12 February 2021
'Please play for us for free'

Maidstone United have furloughed their entire first team squad - and are searching for replacements prepared to play for free.

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Quarantine rules 'sound death knell for summer holidays'

25 January 2021
Quarantine rules 'sound death knell for summer holidays'

British holidaymakers returning from abroad will have to isolate for ten days at airport hotels as soon as they enter the country under new proposals.

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Schools 'will not reopen until after Easter'

24 January 2021
Schools 'will not reopen until after Easter'

Parents are facing the prospect of many more months of home schooling with the Government expected to rule out a return to the classroom in February.

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