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Hospital A&E wins award for its Covid response

Hospital A&E wins award for its Covid response

16 September 2021

A hospital's emergency department team has been given a national award for ways it has been responding to treat patients during the Covid pandemic.

'It's the Venice Beach of Kent'

'It's the Venice Beach of Kent'

16 September 2021

An ‘anti-gym’ personal trainer has unveiled a plan to create an environmental fitness space on a beach.

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Head teacher blasts anti-vaxxers after school protest

Head teacher blasts anti-vaxxers after school protest

15 September 2021

A head teacher has accused anti-vaxxers of spreading conspiracy theories and disinformation during a protest outside his school gates.

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Life changing opportunity for 5-year-old boy

Life changing opportunity for 5-year-old boy

15 September 2021

Mum raises thousands of pounds to provide a better life for her son.

Kent MPs vote against health and social care tax hike

Kent MPs vote against health and social care tax hike

15 September 2021

Boris Johnson saw his majority cut as several Tory MPs - including one from Kent - opposed his tax hike to pay for health and social care.

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County's role in trial of 'revolutionary' blood test which can detect cancer

County's role in trial of 'revolutionary' blood test which can detect cancer

13 September 2021

Kent residents could play a role in an NHS trial of a blood test which can detect cancer before symptoms appear.

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Kent Covid patients up 50% in a week - but how worried should we be?

Kent Covid patients up 50% in a week - but how worried should we be?

12 September 2021

The number of people with Covid in Kent's hospitals is at its highest since March, but the effect of the jab roll-out is clear to see.

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Care home failed to act on complaints about woman's care

Care home failed to act on complaints about woman's care

09 September 2021

A care provider has been heavily criticised for a second time by an ombudsman, after it failed to act on complaints about a woman's care.

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Health supplements - everything you need to know

Health supplements - everything you need to know

08 September 2021

On today's episode of The Lowdown we talk about health supplements and vitamins - and whether we should all be taking them.

Scandal-hit hospital trust's chief to step down

Scandal-hit hospital trust's chief to step down

08 September 2021

The chief executive of a controversy-hit hospital's trust is to step down next spring.

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9,000 patients told to find new GP

9,000 patients told to find new GP

08 September 2021

Thousands of people in Kent will have to register with a new GP in a shock new twist to a major health shake-up.

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Devastating fall in girls' happiness warns Girlguiding UK

Devastating fall in girls' happiness warns Girlguiding UK

07 September 2021

The happiness of girls continues to decline dramatically, says the well-respected charity, which is now insisting the government take action.

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What is care tax increase and what will it mean for me?

What is care tax increase and what will it mean for me?

07 September 2021

Boris Johnson has abandoned a manifesto pledge not to raise taxes in a controversial move to fund social care reform.

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More than 1,000 children with Covid in Kent as schools go back

More than 1,000 children with Covid in Kent as schools go back

05 September 2021

With pupils heading back to class, coronavirus cases among youngsters in the county are 40 times higher than this time last year.

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Shocking report reveals care home residents 'at risk of harm'

Shocking report reveals care home residents 'at risk of harm'

05 September 2021

A care home has been plunged into special measures after a report highlighted infection control breaches and an assault which went unreported.

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Do Kent parents support jabs for children aged 12-15?

Do Kent parents support jabs for children aged 12-15?

04 September 2021

A poll of KentOnline readers has revealed where people in the county stand on Covid vaccinations for children.

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Hundreds protest road plan for meadow

Hundreds protest road plan for meadow

04 September 2021

Hundreds of people gathered at a popular green space described as a "lifeline in lockdown" to protest plans to build a road through it.

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Schools forced to shut as water supply cuts out

Schools forced to shut as water supply cuts out

03 September 2021

Thousands of people have been left without water following an electrical fault at a supply works.

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What we know about Mu - the covid strain that may evade vaccines

What we know about Mu - the covid strain that may evade vaccines

03 September 2021

Scientists have added a new covid variant to the World Health Organisation's watchlist over concerns it may evade people's existing immunity.

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'They're playing with my son's life'

'They're playing with my son's life'

03 September 2021

An anxious mum says a delivery firm has failed to bring vital supplies of specialist milk to her son - who suffers from a rare disease.

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