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£12 million fund to help rebuild empty homes

09 June 2020
£12 million fund to help rebuild empty homes

People who own an empty property or derelict house can now apply for funding to bring it back to life.

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6 'staycation' locations for this summer

08 June 2020
6 'staycation' locations for this summer

Travel abroad is becoming increasingly unlikely this summer, but here are some alternatives to popular tourist locations right on your doorstep.

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What will my dentists look like during pandemic?

08 June 2020
What will my dentists look like during pandemic?

Dental practices across the county are reopening but with strict guidelines in place to protect patients and staff.

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Bus passengers worried as people return to work

04 June 2020
Bus passengers worried as people return to work

Bus users are concerned an influx of passengers could prevent them getting to work but companies say they are increasing the number of services.

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Can you go for a socially-distanced test drive?

01 June 2020
Can you go for a socially-distanced test drive?

Car dealers and MOT companies put safety precautions in place as they reopen this week.

Outdoor markets reopening from today

01 June 2020
Outdoor markets reopening from today

Here are some of the outdoor markets reopening this week following the Prime Minister's announcement that they're safe to return.

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'It makes them feel more at home'

30 May 2020
'It makes them feel more at home'

Members of the African and Caribbean community who are isolating are receiving culturally specific food thanks to the work of a charity.

SpaceX rocket spotted over Kent

30 May 2020
SpaceX rocket spotted over Kent

Sky-gazers were rewarded with a view of the first privately-funded manned space flight tonight.

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SpaceX rocket ready for blast off

27 May 2020
SpaceX rocket ready for blast off

Here's when you'll be able to see the launch of SpaceX' Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon, the first privately-owned spacecraft to carry astronauts.

McLitter: Drive-thru opening blamed for takeaway waste

27 May 2020
McLitter: Drive-thru opening blamed for takeaway waste

Fast food wrappers have reappeared on roads across the county after McDonald's reopened some of its drive-thrus.

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The stories behind Kent's town names

25 May 2020
The stories behind Kent's town names

The county's rich history can be seen in the naming of its towns, with influences from Celts, Romans and royal favour.

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Why are aspiring fruit pickers being turned away?

23 May 2020
Why are aspiring fruit pickers being turned away?

Thousands of people across the county have been applying for fruit picking and getting no response as farmers tackle the uncertainty of lockdown.

'Lockdown has let me get to know my kids'

21 May 2020
'Lockdown has let me get to know my kids'

More time with the kids, less time on the commute and a better work life balance are all reasons people might choose to continue working from home.

How to tackle your child's anxiety about going back to school

19 May 2020
How to tackle your child's anxiety about going back to school

A child therapist has eight handy tips on how to comfort a child who is anxious about returning to school after lockdown.

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Need for mental health support to surge after lockdown

18 May 2020
Need for mental health support to surge after lockdown

A charity says the coronavirus crisis will have an impact on mental health long after lockdown is over.

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Young role models nominated for diversity award

14 May 2020
Young role models nominated for diversity award

Medway Youth Council and chairman, Anna McGovern, have been nominated in The National Diversity Awards for their work representing young people

How history has remoulded the blacksmith

12 May 2020
How history has remoulded the blacksmith

Blacksmithing has gone from being a necessity to an art form according to the next generation of blacksmiths who are keeping the trade alive.

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Mystery NHS tributes puzzle village

05 May 2020
Mystery NHS tributes puzzle village

Giant blue heart tributes to the NHS have appeared on roads in one Kent town, puzzling locals and council chiefs.

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Auditions open for Windrush hip hopera

27 April 2020
Auditions open for Windrush hip hopera

An African and Caribbean association is encouraging people to take part in their hip hopera telling the story of the Windrush generation.

'I make £1,500 a month at 15'

22 April 2020
'I make £1,500 a month at 15'

With the number of teen entrepreneurs rising, we spoke to a 15-year-old marketing boss and 19-year-old salon owner about proving the naysayers wrong.

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