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'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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'I went to the GP 100 times'

22 October 2020
'I went to the GP 100 times'

GPs are being urged to recognise endometriosis earlier on, after women across the country struggle to have the condition diagnosed.

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Crowfunder launched to transform barge into arts space

21 October 2020
Crowfunder launched to transform barge into arts space

A team is hoping to raise nearly £100,000 to turn a 130-year-old barge into a community arts and events space.

Police stinger left in road after pursuit

21 October 2020
Police stinger left in road after pursuit

A couple had all four of their Land Rover's tyres destroyed by a stinger left in the road by police who had used it to stop another vehicle.

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Tip of the iceberg

21 October 2020
Tip of the iceberg

In Kent's most socially deprived district, we speak to the people who live there to find the stories hiding behind the statistics.

Online festival screening encouraging men to speak about mental health

20 October 2020
Online festival screening encouraging men to speak about mental health

An arts and science festival is screening a documentary made by a man after the loss of his best friend to suicide.

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'It's a form of harassment now'

20 October 2020
'It's a form of harassment now'

Business owners have spoken out after a council slapped 19 parking fines on vehicles in spaces which had been free to use for more than a decade.

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'Mark Wahlberg was our first client'

16 October 2020
'Mark Wahlberg was our first client'

He's flown Rita Ora, Ed Westwick and Premier League stars around the world and now thinks more people will turn to private jets to avoid Covid-19.

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'Nobody wants a 700ft turbine in their backyard'

12 October 2020
'Nobody wants a 700ft turbine in their backyard'

A clean energy entrepreneur plans to harness energy from wind generated by vehicles on our roads - an alternative to huge solar parks and turbines.

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