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Grammar school begins mass testing blitz ahead of reopening

Grammar school begins mass testing blitz ahead of reopening

A grammar school has transformed its assembly hall into a testing site and tested nearly 500 pupils in its first day of operations.

Concerns raised over Bluewater's Covid policy

Concerns raised over Bluewater's Covid policy

A lorry driver has questioned a shopping centre's handling of social distancing guidelines.

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Symptom free testing sites closed after 'national system issue'

Symptom free testing sites closed after 'national system issue'

Centres offering Covid tests for people without symptoms have been forced to close.

The Kent district leading the jabs race

The Kent district leading the jabs race

Analysis of data shows more than two in five adults in Kent have been vaccinated, with almost half getting a jab in one area.

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Vaccine rollout 'dip' planned

Vaccine rollout 'dip' planned

The temporary closure of mass vaccination centres due to lack of supply was planned, says a Kent Tory MP

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'Bookshops help children love books - but we're all struggling'

'Bookshops help children love books - but we're all struggling'

World Book Day tokens will be valid far beyond the end of this month - here's why you should wait for your favourite bookshop to reopen to spend them.

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Revealed: Airbnb hosts rent rooms out for illegal lockdown getaways

Revealed: Airbnb hosts rent rooms out for illegal lockdown getaways

EXCLUSIVE: A KentOnline investigation has revealed rogue Airbnb hosts are renting rooms out in breach of lockdown rules.

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Boy, 10, follows in Captain Tom's footsteps for NHS

Boy, 10, follows in Captain Tom's footsteps for NHS

A primary school pupil inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore is setting out to raise money for the NHS by carrying out a 100-lap challenge.

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'Children should not mingle outside school gates'

'Children should not mingle outside school gates'

Kent Police has written to schools in one area of Kent urging them to ensure children do not breach Covid restrictions when they return to school.

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Nine-year-old asks PM to vaccinate teachers

Nine-year-old asks PM to vaccinate teachers

A primary school artist has used his skill to write a letter to the Boris Johnson in hopes of school going back to normal.

Brazil variant search not focused on Kent

Brazil variant search not focused on Kent

The search for a mystery Brazil variant carrier has been narrowed down to hundreds of homes in the south east - but they are not in Kent.

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‘I lost mum and dad within just six hours’

‘I lost mum and dad within just six hours’

The son of a couple who both died with Covid within hours of each other says he takes comfort from knowing "they are still together".

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New landlord vows to clean up pub after lockdown lock-ins

New landlord vows to clean up pub after lockdown lock-ins

The man who wants to take over a pub that was the venue for lockdown lock-ins has reassured locals it won't be the same if it reopens.

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'Without help, Covid will have taken my last chance to be a mum'

'Without help, Covid will have taken my last chance to be a mum'

A couple who have suffered three devastating miscarriages are fundraising for their final chance to have a baby through IVF.

Brazil variant search narrowed to south east

Brazil variant search narrowed to south east

The search for a sixth person with the Brazil variant of coronavirus has been narrowed down to hundreds of homes in the south east.

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Only one neighbourhood sees infection rate over 200

Only one neighbourhood sees infection rate over 200

Cases fall to their lowest levels since mid-October but health experts warn not to drop the ball yet as weekly decrease percentages flatten.

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What you need to know about your child's return to school

What you need to know about your child's return to school

Youngsters are set return to school in just a matter of days so here is everything you need to know about them getting back into the classroom.

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Walkers' lockdown trip from capital ends in disaster

Walkers' lockdown trip from capital ends in disaster

A couple who came from the capital only to get stuck in London Clay on the Isle of Sheppey have been fined for breaching lockdown.

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