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Council's £163k deal to put homeless in Travelodges

27 March 2020
Council's £163k deal to put homeless in Travelodges

A local authority has struck a deal with a budget hotel chain to house 57 rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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'Light homes blue to support NHS'

27 March 2020
'Light homes blue to support NHS'

People are being urged to illuminate their homes with blue Christmas lights to support tireless NHS staff and key workers.

Pregnant mum's 'small steps' in coronavirus fight

27 March 2020
Pregnant mum's 'small steps' in coronavirus fight

A mum expecting her fourth child is making "small steps" in her battle to beat Covid-19.

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'I've got the whole street's poo in my garden!'

26 March 2020
'I've got the whole street's poo in my garden!'

A grandmother says she feared catching coronavirus after works to unblock sewage pipes left her back garden covered in human faeces.

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Pregnant mum with coronavirus 'fighting for unborn baby'

25 March 2020
Pregnant mum with coronavirus 'fighting for unborn baby'

A pregnant mum-of-three diagnosed with Covid-19 has shared a heartbreaking video from her hospital bed.

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Plans for 50 school hubs in Easter holidays

24 March 2020
Plans for 50 school hubs in Easter holidays

About 50 schools across Kent will open during the Easter holidays amid the fight against coronavirus.

'Heavy heart' as Howletts and Port Lympne shut

23 March 2020
'Heavy heart' as Howletts and Port Lympne shut

Two popular wildlife parks in Kent have become the latest to close because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Holes drilled in tyres as six ambulances attacked

22 March 2020
Holes drilled in tyres as six ambulances attacked

Under-pressure paramedics on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus discovered a fleet of ambulances damaged this morning.

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Sainsbury's offers NHS workers dedicated shopping slot six days a week

22 March 2020
Sainsbury's offers NHS workers dedicated shopping slot six days a week

Sainsbury's has revealed NHS staff and social care workers will have dedicated shopping hours six days a week.

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Huge queues as new Home Bargains store opens

21 March 2020
Huge queues as new Home Bargains store opens

Crowds of people swarmed a new discount store as it launched today despite the coronavirus outbreak.

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Primary school trust insists BOTH parents must be key workers

21 March 2020
Primary school trust insists BOTH parents must be key workers

A trust running eight primary schools in Kent is defying government advice on who can continue to attend class next week.

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Dozy burglar falls asleep during burger restaurant break-in

20 March 2020
Dozy burglar falls asleep during burger restaurant break-in

A 26-year-old has been jailed after taking a nap after breaking into a popular burger joint.

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Parents to get refunds on school bus passes

20 March 2020
Parents to get refunds on school bus passes

Parents are set to receive refunds on their children's bus passes as the coronavirus outbreak forces schools to close today.

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Supermarkets opening for NHS staff

20 March 2020
Supermarkets opening for NHS staff

Two big stores are offering tireless healthcare workers dedicated shopping hours amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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What do school closures mean for children and parents in Kent?

20 March 2020
What do school closures mean for children and parents in Kent?

From cancelled exams to bus pass refunds, here's everything you need to know about how school closures could affect families in Kent.

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Direct school buses to stop from Monday

19 March 2020
Direct school buses to stop from Monday

Stagecoach is set to suspend dedicated school bus services - but has pledged to make changes should the need arise.

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Thousands of students to be taught remotely

17 March 2020
Thousands of students to be taught remotely

The University of Kent has brought forward plans to suspend lectures amid the coronavirus outbreak.

England cricket star offers to shop for those isolated

16 March 2020
England cricket star offers to shop for those isolated

England wicketkeeper and Kent captain Sam Billings has stepped in to help during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Football cancelled after council's coronavirus gaffe

13 March 2020
Football cancelled after council's coronavirus gaffe

A council which has suspended use of its football pitches after a news headline was misread admits it "jumped the gun".

Music venue confiscates hand sanitiser

12 March 2020
Music venue confiscates hand sanitiser

Security teams who seized hand gels from music fans ahead of a gig now admit it was a mistake.

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