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Lockdown sees reduction in reported crimes

Lockdown sees reduction in reported crimes

Crime across Kent has reduced by nearly a third compared to last year following advice for people to stay home during the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Colleagues' heartbreak over death of nurse from Covid-19

Colleagues' heartbreak over death of nurse from Covid-19

Heartbroken colleagues of a nurse who died after contracting coronavirus while working on the frontline say she gave her all to her patients.

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Could these be Kent's cutest isolation companions?

Could these be Kent's cutest isolation companions?

One puppy would be enough to help any household bear the boredom of isolation amid the coronavirus crisis but how about 24?

'Others are getting flights home, where's ours?'

'Others are getting flights home, where's ours?'

A family trapped in a remote Indian village say they have had no support as citizens from other countries fly home.

Coronavirus death toll in Kent stands at 36

Coronavirus death toll in Kent stands at 36

At least 36 people in Kent have died because of coronavirus, daily government figures show.

Shocking moment spitting thief taunts 'I've got corona'

Shocking moment spitting thief taunts 'I've got corona'

Video footage captured on body cameras worn by police shows the moment a thief spat at an officer before telling them he has Covid-19.

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Debenhams facing administration amid virus crisis

Debenhams facing administration amid virus crisis

Struggling chain Debenhams is considering entering administration amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

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Virus centre opens at airfield

Virus centre opens at airfield

A new centre to treat people with Covid-19 symptoms has opened at a Kent aerodrome, while another is being considered for a town's leisure centre.

Mum's fancy dress walks delights neighbours

Mum's fancy dress walks delights neighbours

A family decided to take their daily walks dressed as cartoon characters to cheer up children in their neighbourhood.

School staff make visors for hospital

School staff make visors for hospital

Teachers banded together to use their school's design department to make visors to donate to health workers.

Rise in 999 calls about bonfires linked to Covid-19 isolation

Rise in 999 calls about bonfires linked to Covid-19 isolation

A warning has been issued following a rise in the number of calls to 999 concerning bonfires since the country went into lockdown.

Enjoy the sunshine at home

Enjoy the sunshine at home

People are being urged to avoid the temptation of heading out to enjoy the sunshine this weekend, but stay at home and save lives.

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'Desperate to chat with Sally'

'Desperate to chat with Sally'

A seriously-ill coronavirus patient in Spain is appealing for help in tracking down a lady friend from the 1960s.

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Blue decorations adorn entrance to hospital

Blue decorations adorn entrance to hospital

As thousands of households took to their doorsteps to applaud NHS workers, a special sign of gratitude was shown to those at a Kent hospital.

Fox shows off ball skills during lockdown

Fox shows off ball skills during lockdown

A mum-of-two has captured heart-warming footage of an impish fox running around with her son's football.

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Public urged to stay home as temperatures soar this weekend

Public urged to stay home as temperatures soar this weekend

Officials have asked people to remain home this weekend as forecasts predict warm weather will hit the county.

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Spitting at emergency workers could net two-year sentence

Spitting at emergency workers could net two-year sentence

A police chief has revealed people who spit at emergency workers could receive a two-year jail sentences.

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Eurotunnel boss takes pay cut amid virus spread

Eurotunnel boss takes pay cut amid virus spread

The boss of the company that operates Eurotunnel has reduced his salary after employees were made to work part-time as a result of the coronavirus.

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