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How many people have been vaccinated where you live?

How many people have been vaccinated where you live?

While Covid-19 cases continue to drop, vaccinations increased by a fifth last week as second doses were strongly prioritised over first doses.

Praise for outgoing hospital boss

Praise for outgoing hospital boss

The chief executive of an under pressure health trust has been praised for his work as he prepares to leave the role.

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Festival bosses 'devastated' to cancel for second year in a row

Festival bosses 'devastated' to cancel for second year in a row

A 15-year-old festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row over financial risk caused by the pandemic.

Boy chooses Asda worker for school's superhero day

Boy chooses Asda worker for school's superhero day

A six-year-old boy chose to be an Asda key worker for his school's superhero day after being inspired at his local store.

Delaying students' return 'illogical and unfair'

Delaying students' return 'illogical and unfair'

University bosses have hit out at the government after students were told they would not be able to return to campus until May 17 at the earliest.

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Vaccine walk-ins cancelled

Vaccine walk-ins cancelled

Vaccine walk-in appointments for over 50s in part of Kent have been cancelled.

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The Kent district with lowest Covid rate in the country

The Kent district with lowest Covid rate in the country

One area of the county is now recording the lowest number of new coronavirus cases in England.

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Over-45s invited for Covid jabs

Over-45s invited for Covid jabs

Those over the age of 45 are being invited to book Covid jabs as the next stage of the UK's mammoth vaccination programme begins.

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Businesses finally reopen as lockdown eases

Businesses finally reopen as lockdown eases

Pub gardens, hairdressers, shops and more are reopening today for the first time in months as lockdown eases.

Businesses finally reopen as lockdown eases

Businesses finally reopen as lockdown eases

Pub gardens, hairdressers, shops and more are reopening today for the first time in months as lockdown eases.

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Primark queues, breakfast pints and no more lockdown locks

Primark queues, breakfast pints and no more lockdown locks

The next stage in the lifting of lockdown has started, with pub gardens, hairdressers, gyms and libraries able to reopen for the first time in months.

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Vaccinations fall by 54% but jabs pass the million mark

Vaccinations fall by 54% but jabs pass the million mark

The number of vaccinations administered has fallen by 54% but total jabs in Kent have passed the million mark.

Muslim leaders in Covid-19 vaccine call

Muslim leaders in Covid-19 vaccine call

Muslim faith leaders are stressing this month's Ramadan fasting should not prevent anyone from getting vaccinated.

How often do you wash your facemask?

How often do you wash your facemask?

Figures show one in seven people have never washed their face masks, so here is everything you need to know about how often you should wash yours.

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Lockdown lifting roadmap: What changes from Monday?

Lockdown lifting roadmap: What changes from Monday?

From beer gardens reopening to barbers once again cutting hair, there will be further easing of lockdown restrictions next week. Here's what changes.

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Pop-up vaccination centre to open

Pop-up vaccination centre to open

A pop-up vaccination centre is set to open for one day for those who have not had their first coronavirus jab.

'It's a pretty benign vaccine'

'It's a pretty benign vaccine'

A GP says the risk of having the AstraZeneca jab currently outweighs the benefits for under 30s - but has stressed blood clots remain incredibly rare.

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Bluewater toy store's giveaway on opening day

Bluewater toy store's giveaway on opening day

A toy store is welcoming back children after lockdown and celebrating with goody bags while another store has a £500 gadget bundle to give away.

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