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'People will skip Kent border to go to pub'

26 November 2020
'People will skip Kent border to go to pub'

An MP believes people will jump Kent’s border to enjoy a pint or restaurant meal when the county is plunged into Tier 3.

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The Covid-19 hotspots in every district in Kent

22 November 2020
The Covid-19 hotspots in every district in Kent

Figures reveal the places with the highest infection rates in every area across the county ahead of a crucial government decision on new restrictions.

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Will Kent be in Tier 3 after lockdown?

22 November 2020
Will Kent be in Tier 3 after lockdown?

With Covid rates soaring across the county and more areas set to be placed in Tier 3, we look at where Kent could emerge after lockdown.

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Kent hospitals treating 10 times more Covid-19 patients

13 November 2020
Kent hospitals treating 10 times more Covid-19 patients

Hospitals in Kent are treating 10 times more Covid-19 patients than a month ago, with deaths in November already higher than for the whole of October.

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'Kent towns could be in separate tiers after lockdown'

06 November 2020
'Kent towns could be in separate tiers after lockdown'

Towns in different parts of Kent could come out of lockdown under separate Covid-19 restrictions, the county's public health director admits.

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'Relaxing rules for Christmas will have consequences'

24 October 2020
'Relaxing rules for Christmas will have consequences'

A leading scientist whose modelling sparked the first lockdown has warned of the consequences of easing Covid-19 measures over the festive period.

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Island outbreaks see Kent's infection rate rise

24 October 2020
Island outbreaks see Kent's infection rate rise

A huge rise in Covid-19 cases in a single borough has seen Kent's infection rate continue to rise - despite falls in six areas.

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Jobs at risk as Gap stores in Kent could close

24 October 2020
Jobs at risk as Gap stores in Kent could close

The future of every Gap store in Kent is in doubt after the retailer announced it could close all of its UK shops.

BBC South East presenter leaving after 25 years

24 October 2020
BBC South East presenter leaving after 25 years

A stalwart of local BBC news coverage in Kent is leaving his role after 25 years with the broadcaster.

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The three areas of Kent with a higher infection rate than Essex

16 October 2020
The three areas of Kent with a higher infection rate than Essex

As Essex prepares to enter a Tier 2 lockdown, new figures show some areas of Kent have a higher infection rate than our county neighbours.

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Kent infection rate 7 times lower than UK's

23 September 2020
Kent infection rate 7 times lower than UK's

The coronavirus infection rate in Kent continues to fall and is now seven times lower than the UK average.

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Holiday nightmare as hurricane hit Kefalonia

23 September 2020
Holiday nightmare as hurricane hit Kefalonia

A Kent couple caught up in a Greek storm have described it as the most terrifying experience of their lives.

Barracks to house asylum seekers for up to a year

20 September 2020
Barracks to house asylum seekers for up to a year

An Army barracks in Kent could be used to house asylum seekers for up to 12 months as the Covid-19 pandemic heaps pressure on current support systems.

Kent Covid-19 cases fall as second lockdown looms

20 September 2020
Kent Covid-19 cases fall as second lockdown looms

The number of people to have tested positive for coronavirus in Kent has now passed 10,000 - but new cases have fallen 31%.

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30 isolating after Covid-19 case at school

20 September 2020
30 isolating after Covid-19 case at school

Staff and pupils at a secondary school have been told to self-isolate after a Year 7 student tested positive for coronavirus.

Kent Covid-19 cases highest for two months

12 September 2020
Kent Covid-19 cases highest for two months

Kent's public health director expects a significant spike of new Covid-19 cases in the county to grow further following the reopening of schools.

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Power shut off to hundreds of homes

25 August 2020
Power shut off to hundreds of homes

Hundreds of homes were left without power as engineers carried out emergency repairs.

Kent virus case rate three times lower than England's

23 August 2020
Kent virus case rate three times lower than England's

The rate of new coronavirus cases in Kent is three times lower than across England, figures show.

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Great-gran, 94, rescued during Channel crossing

23 August 2020
Great-gran, 94, rescued during Channel crossing

A great-grandmother aged 94 is reported to have been rescued while attempting to cross the Channel into Kent.

Delays as train comes off tracks

23 August 2020
Delays as train comes off tracks

Rail services are to be disrupted into next week after a train derailed.

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