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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.

The Kent borough with a higher than average Covid rate

The Kent borough with a higher than average Covid rate

Only one part of the county now has a rate of new Covid-19 cases higher than the national average.

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Pubs and shops WILL reopen as planned

Pubs and shops WILL reopen as planned

Pubs, shops, hairdressers and gyms will all be able to reopen next week, Boris Johnson has announced.

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Unlicensed 'rave' thwarted by police

Unlicensed 'rave' thwarted by police

An unlicensed music event was prevented by police following reports a large group of people planned to meet.

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Underground tattoo parlour shut down in tobacco raids

Underground tattoo parlour shut down in tobacco raids

A chance discovery during raids on 21 businesses selling knock-off tobacco has resulted in a tattoo parlour being shut down.

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The Kent neighbourhood where almost 70% not vaccinated

The Kent neighbourhood where almost 70% not vaccinated

Fewer than a third of adults have been vaccinated in one Kent neighbourhood - while in others more than 75% have been jabbed.

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Arts sector to receive £5m

Arts sector to receive £5m

Dozens of arts groups, theatres and historic venues will receive a share of £5m in government funding to help them recover from the pandemic.

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'People like him are why we have lockdowns'

'People like him are why we have lockdowns'

A grieving granddaughter has slammed a man for driving around parts of Kent with an anti-lockdown message on his car.

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'Anyone socialising should be tested twice a week'

'Anyone socialising should be tested twice a week'

Kent's director of public health is encouraging anyone who leaves home to socialise to get tested for Covid-19 twice a week.

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Year group isolating after confirmed Covid cases

Year group isolating after confirmed Covid cases

A secondary school has instructed a year group to work from home after it confirmed positive Covid-19 cases.

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Dad's Asda protest continues five weeks on

Dad's Asda protest continues five weeks on

More than a month after he first started, a protester is still appearing outside a supermarket to claim it's not doing enough to keep staff safe.

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Kent mutant 'no more deadly', study finds

Kent mutant 'no more deadly', study finds

A Public Health England study suggests the Kent Covid variant is no more deadly than previous strains - but greatly increases risk of hospitalisation.

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Revealed: Impact of school return on Covid cases

Revealed: Impact of school return on Covid cases

Figures have revealed the impact of the mass return to school on coronavirus cases in Kent.

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Opinions split over Eat Out to Help Out

Opinions split over Eat Out to Help Out

Readers have given their views as to whether the Chancellor's discounts for dining out scheme should be brought back to help the economy.

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