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New record high for Covid patients in Kent hospitals

14 January 2021
New record high for Covid patients in Kent hospitals

The level of Covid patients in Kent's hospitals is now two-and-a-half times that seen during the first wave of the pandemic.

Kent sees highest daily toll of almost 100 Covid deaths

14 January 2021
Kent sees highest daily toll of almost 100 Covid deaths

Hospitals in Kent have recorded 95 Covid deaths in the latest 24-hour reporting period, with the total this year now more than 700.

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Daily Covid deaths in Kent reach record high

13 January 2021
Daily Covid deaths in Kent reach record high

Hospitals in Kent have recorded another 68 deaths, with the total this year now 643.

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Police dish out 30 fines in first weekend of lockdown

13 January 2021
Police dish out 30 fines in first weekend of lockdown

People fined for breaking Covid rules in Kent included a visitor from Lancashire, party-goers and a woman from Essex picking up an online purchase.

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Kent MPs condemn 'shocking scenes' in US

06 January 2021
Kent MPs condemn 'shocking scenes' in US

Politicians in the county have condemned protesters who have stormed the US Capitol in Washington DC.

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McDonald's to temporarily shut its doors

05 January 2021
McDonald's to temporarily shut its doors

Burger chain McDonald's says it will temporarily close its walk-in and dine-in branches in light of the start of the third national lockdown.

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'Keep all Kent schools shut' says KCC leader

03 January 2021
'Keep all Kent schools shut' says KCC leader

The leader of Kent County Council has written to the Education Secretary urging him to allow all primary schools in Kent to remain shut.

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'There's no doubt in my mind that schools are safe'

03 January 2021
'There's no doubt in my mind that schools are safe'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says schools are safe despite pressure to shut all primaries in England amid soaring Covid cases.

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Weather warning for strong wind on Boxing Day

23 December 2020
Weather warning for strong wind on Boxing Day

The Met Office has warned of very windy weather in Kent at the weekend.

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'It's like asking a nurse to teach A-level Shakespeare'

21 December 2020
'It's like asking a nurse to teach A-level Shakespeare'

A senior head teacher has described the announcement that schools must oversee mass Covid-19 testing of pupils as "an absolute nightmare".

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'Behave as if you have the virus'

17 December 2020
'Behave as if you have the virus'

In a stark warning for the county the Health Secretary has instructed Kent residents to act as if they have the virus so as not to infect others.

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'Closing any school will reduce children’s safety'

13 December 2020
'Closing any school will reduce children’s safety'

A quarter of all children in Kent schools have been told to stay at home but one head teacher says school is a safer place.

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Mass testing to be rolled out across Kent

12 December 2020
Mass testing to be rolled out across Kent

Enhanced testing for coronavirus for those without symptoms will be available in every district and borough in the county as a path out of Tier 3.

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Man suffers head injuries in attack by two men

12 December 2020
Man suffers head injuries in attack by two men

A witness appeal has been made after a man was injured in an attack and two people were arrested.

Huge cash boost for three Kent arts facilities

11 December 2020
Huge cash boost for three Kent arts facilities

Government cash totalling more than £800k is to be shared between three large arts projects in the county.

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Man accused of plotting to exploit children

09 December 2020
Man accused of plotting to exploit children

A police investigation into the exploitation of children for county lines drug dealing has resulted in a man being charged.

Bin collection warning as Covid impacts staff numbers

07 December 2020
Bin collection warning as Covid impacts staff numbers

A lack of staff due to self isolating has led to a warning that bins might not be emptied when they should be in a borough hit hard by coronavirus.

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Children cross Channel in near-freezing conditions

07 December 2020
Children cross Channel in near-freezing conditions

Youngsters including a baby without socks or shoes are among those to have arrived in Kent after crossing the Channel in temperatures near freezing.

Covid-19 vaccine approved for use across UK

02 December 2020
Covid-19 vaccine approved for use across UK

The government agency in charge of making sure medicines are safe has approved the use of a Covid-19 vaccination in the UK.

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How Kent MPs are planning to vote on tier system

01 December 2020
How Kent MPs are planning to vote on tier system

A crunch vote on the latest tier-based coronavirus restrictions is due to take place later and could see a number of Kent MPs rebel against the plans.

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