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'We arrived in America and people were singing our songs'

11 November 2020
'We arrived in America and people were singing our songs'

A musician from Kent has spoken of touring across the world in a band on the cusp of global success.

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Fear for homeless after taps removed from seafront

11 November 2020
Fear for homeless after taps removed from seafront

A woman who lives in a van has struck out at a council after she discovered public taps had been removed from a seafront.

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Staff shortage forces pupils to learn from home

09 November 2020
Staff shortage forces pupils to learn from home

Year 10 pupils at an academy are learning from home for a week, after several staff were directed to self isolate by the NHS Test and Trace app.

School bus Covid case sends pupils into isolation

09 November 2020
School bus Covid case sends pupils into isolation

Pupils from five schools are being told to self-isolate if they travelled to school on a bus last week, after a student tested positive for Covid-19.

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'People assume it's one group shouting at another'

08 November 2020
'People assume it's one group shouting at another'

As religious groups come together for Inter Faith Week, leaders across Kent speak about its power to bring people together.

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Charity shops doubled daily profits on final day before lockdown

06 November 2020
Charity shops doubled daily profits on final day before lockdown

A children's hospice charity saw record sales on the last day of trading before the national lockdown began.

Rogue barber banned from premises by landlord

06 November 2020
Rogue barber banned from premises by landlord

A barber who ignored lockdown rules and continued to trade has been shut out of his premises by his landlord.

Barber warned to 'immediately cease trading' by council

05 November 2020
Barber warned to 'immediately cease trading' by council

A barber who opened today and ignored lockdown rules has been visited by Kent Police and council staff.

'I'll only close if I'm very ill or dead'

05 November 2020
'I'll only close if I'm very ill or dead'

A barber refusing the national lockdown measures is fully booked with customers today, despite warnings of fines for breaching the rules.

'I will not stand down'

04 November 2020
'I will not stand down'

A barber refusing to close for lockdown has been warned of being handed fines by a visiting officer - but said he will still be opening.

Government urged to support rough sleepers during Lockdown 2

04 November 2020
Government urged to support rough sleepers during Lockdown 2

Organisations are urging the PM to announce measures to protect homeless people during the second national lockdown.

'Don't shop on Amazon'

03 November 2020
'Don't shop on Amazon'

As non-essential shop owners prepare to close, shoppers are being urged not to flock to online mega retailers to do their Christmas shopping.

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Barber to defy lockdown rules

02 November 2020
Barber to defy lockdown rules

A business owner has announced he will be ignoring the government and continuing to trade during the national lockdown.

'2020 has been a terrible year'

31 October 2020
'2020 has been a terrible year'

A community organisation hopes to give 50 households the Christmas they need, as poverty continues to rise in the wake of coronavirus.

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SAS veteran, 96, to miss Remembrance for first time in 30 years

30 October 2020
SAS veteran, 96, to miss Remembrance for first time in 30 years

An SAS veteran who fought behind enemy lines during the Second World War is unable to commemorate a remembrance event due to Covid restrictions.

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Music venue to host immersive album listening nights

29 October 2020
Music venue to host immersive album listening nights

A venue is hosting record listening sessions which will use specially-made drinks and complimentary smells to bring the music to life.

Drug offences spike during lockdown

28 October 2020
Drug offences spike during lockdown

Whilst most types of crime decreased during lockdown, drug offences saw a sharp rise in the county.

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Drive-in fireworks display to go ahead

27 October 2020
Drive-in fireworks display to go ahead

After most 2020 displays were cancelled due to Covid, this might be one of the only ways to see fireworks this November.

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MP introduces bill to legally recognise humanist marriages

22 October 2020
MP introduces bill to legally recognise humanist marriages

A Medway MP has introduced a bill which would make humanist marriages legal, after a Kent couple lost their battle with the High Court in August.

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'I am ashamed by that man'

22 October 2020
'I am ashamed by that man'

A community champion has branded a local MP 'weak' after blocking the extension of free school meals throughout the holidays.

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