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Remote learning for university students amid coronavirus crisis

Remote learning for university students amid coronavirus crisis

Students at a major university have been told lessons will be delivered online as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Kent Big Weekend set to be disrupted by virus outbreak

Kent Big Weekend set to be disrupted by virus outbreak

Tourism chiefs are now calling on the government for clear guidance for a sector which generates £3.8bn for the local economy.

Uni cancels lectures due to coronavirus

Uni cancels lectures due to coronavirus

Bosses of a university have decided to pull the plug on face-to-face classes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Season ticket holders eligible for refund

Season ticket holders eligible for refund

National Rail has confirmed that commuters can receive a refund for their season tickets if they are made to work from home.

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Nike closes stores amid virus outbreak

Nike closes stores amid virus outbreak

Footwear giant Nike has taken the decision to close stores across Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hand-sanitzer stolen from hospital

Hand-sanitzer stolen from hospital

Antibacterial hand gel has been stolen from wards and corridors of a hospital 'putting the most vulnerable at risk.'

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'There is enough for everyone'

'There is enough for everyone'

Shoppers are being urged not to panic buy during the coronavirus outbreak as supermarket shelves are left empty.

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'Coronavirus will cause us to confront shocking inequalities'

'Coronavirus will cause us to confront shocking inequalities'

A Kent MP says the lowest-paid workers will be forced to make a choice between their health and financial hardship.

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Doctors' surgery screens patients at door

Doctors' surgery screens patients at door

A surgery is battling coronavirus by screening patients at the door and offering video-link appointments.

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Shoppers queue early over virus fears

Shoppers queue early over virus fears

Long queues have been spotted at a supermarket following country-wide panic buying in the wake of a sharp increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases.

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LIVE: Over 70s will be asked to self-isolate as death toll rises

LIVE: Over 70s will be asked to self-isolate as death toll rises

An emergency bill will be published giving the government more powers to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

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Organisers of The Open are 'monitoring the situation'

Organisers of The Open are 'monitoring the situation'

Organisers of a major golf championship - set to be staged in Kent this summer - say they are monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation.

Football cancelled after council's coronavirus gaffe

Football cancelled after council's coronavirus gaffe

A council which has suspended use of its football pitches after a news headline was misread admits it "jumped the gun".

Local league matches cancelled amid virus fears

Local league matches cancelled amid virus fears

Two weekend league football matches have been postponed after a player showed symptoms of coronavirus.

Students spooked by men in white suits

Students spooked by men in white suits

Fears of coronavirus on campus were sparked by a video circulating on Snapchat.

Barber slams hoax Facebook page

Barber slams hoax Facebook page

A businessmen is appealing for help after a false social media post claimed one of his staff members had coronavirus.

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May local elections postponed until 2021

May local elections postponed until 2021

Coronavirus fears have led to local elections being postponed for a year.

Hospital restricts visitors to maternity ward

Hospital restricts visitors to maternity ward

Hospital chiefs are only allowing one person to visit new mums and mums-to-be on a maternity ward.

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