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Thousands of crisis calls made during pandemic

10 October 2020
Thousands of crisis calls made during pandemic

On World Homeless Day, a charity reveals the difficult calls people had to make to its helpline as the pandemic tightened its grip.

Fundraiser launched for counselling as children's mental health plummets

09 October 2020
Fundraiser launched for counselling as children's mental health plummets

A youth organisation is looking to raise funds for young people who have had their mental health affected by the ongoing pandemic.

Queen celebrates trusted journalism during pandemic

05 October 2020
Queen celebrates trusted journalism during pandemic

Quality reporting during the ongoing pandemic has been championed by The Queen, in a letter released during Journalism Matters week.

Should exams go ahead next year?

05 October 2020
Should exams go ahead next year?

Education experts have called on authorities to think carefully about running exams this academic year, as Covid-19 continues to hinder learning.

'Who knows where we'd be without music?'

04 October 2020
'Who knows where we'd be without music?'

A collective of young hip hop artists are hoping to inspire others to find a creative outlet for their frustrations during the ongoing pandemic.

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'If they can catch lice they can catch Covid'

02 October 2020
'If they can catch lice they can catch Covid'

A mum of two fears pupils are at risk of catching coronavirus, after her daughter came home with head lice twice in three weeks.

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'Everyone lost money'

30 September 2020
'Everyone lost money'

A music venue put on a socially distanced gig, with just 12 people able to attend under government guidelines.

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The day 16,000 refugees arrived in Kent

30 September 2020
The day 16,000 refugees arrived in Kent

More than a century ago the county welcomed thousands of people in a single day, as they fled from their war-torn country.

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LGBTQ+ homeless people at risk from 'survival sex'

27 September 2020
LGBTQ+ homeless people at risk from 'survival sex'

An organisation is offering supported housing to help LGBTQ+ homeless people escape dangerous situations such as 'survival sex'.

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Government will pay towards wages for 'viable' jobs

24 September 2020
Government will pay towards wages for 'viable' jobs

The government unveiled a new support scheme which keeps employees in work on shorter hours instead of making them redundant.

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'This is not a witch hunt'

24 September 2020
'This is not a witch hunt'

From the MP owning Jamaican plantations to the architect who designed Delhi's capital, we delve into the county's colonialist past.

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Decade since offshore turbines started turning

23 September 2020
Decade since offshore turbines started turning

It has been 10 years since Swedish energy company Vattenfall 'opened' it's 100 turbine offshore wind farm - at the time the biggest of its kind.

What does 'end' to rail franchising mean for passengers?

21 September 2020
What does 'end' to rail franchising mean for passengers?

After the government announced a change in the way trains are operated, we ask what it means for Kent's railways.

The ruthless smugglers of Kent's past

19 September 2020
The ruthless smugglers of Kent's past

On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we delve into the colourful history of the county's formidable smugglers.

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Channel crossing boats to be donated to charities

17 September 2020
Channel crossing boats to be donated to charities

Inflatable boats used by people to cross the Channel seeking asylum will be donated to local charities.

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MasterChef semifinalist cooking for newly-refurbished pub

16 September 2020
MasterChef semifinalist cooking for newly-refurbished pub

Hundreds of diners are on the waiting list for tables at a refurbished pub, with the menu fronted by a 2019 MasterChef competitor.

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Mercury nominated musician fails to conquer mighty breakfast challenge

15 September 2020
Mercury nominated musician fails to conquer mighty breakfast challenge

An artist, who invited Pete Doherty to defend his breakfast challenge title, failed to do so him self.

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Sculpture honouring Covid victims to land next year

15 September 2020
Sculpture honouring Covid victims to land next year

A large scale sculpture honouring those who have lost their lives to coronavirus will be on display in the county in 2021.

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Unemployment hits 26-year-high

15 September 2020
Unemployment hits 26-year-high

The number of people claiming benefits in Kent has hit levels not seen since the mid-90s.

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Dutch rock band quarantine on coast to record album

12 September 2020
Dutch rock band quarantine on coast to record album

An band from Amsterdam have travelled to Kent to make their new record, but quarantine rules mean they'll be trapped inside the studio for two weeks.

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