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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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Vaccine centre offers walk-in appointments

Vaccine centre offers walk-in appointments

A limited number of walk-in appointments have been made available at one of the county's mass vaccination centres.

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.

Covid passports could slash third of music venue's audience

Covid passports could slash third of music venue's audience

A venue owner has reached out to his regulars for their opinions on needing Covid passports to attend gigs - and not everyone agrees with the idea.

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Life on the historic high street preparing for reopening

Life on the historic high street preparing for reopening

Businesses in an historic high street are more than ready to welcome customers back into stores.

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Prince Charles asked to support Covid medal

Prince Charles asked to support Covid medal

A former mayor has written to the Prince of Wales asking him to back a proposal to honour frontline Covid-19 workers.

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Vaccine passports: Time to revolt or something to embrace?

Vaccine passports: Time to revolt or something to embrace?

We asked if people would be happy using a Covid passport if they were introduced. It's fair to say the idea has had a mixed response.

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'We cannot thank our communities enough for helping get us through'

'We cannot thank our communities enough for helping get us through'

Images of communities rallying to help hospitals during the pandemic will become everlasting as staff reflect on an overwhelming year of donations.

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