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Pub landlord swaps beer for 'blues and twos'

Pub landlord swaps beer for 'blues and twos'

A micropub owner battling lockdown restrictions is now driving London ambulances to help the stretched service during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cupboard covidiots and a brothel visit: Police issue 729 fines

Cupboard covidiots and a brothel visit: Police issue 729 fines

Police have issued more than 700 fines for lockdown breaches during the pandemic, including to women trying to hide in cupboards.

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Vaccine site at airport takes off

Vaccine site at airport takes off

Two new vaccine centres are now open and delivering coronavirus jabs to people in Kent, including one at an airport.

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Hospital chief reflects on 'sustained pressure' for more than a year

Hospital chief reflects on 'sustained pressure' for more than a year

A hospital chief executive has told KentOnline about the challenges of running a hospital amidst pressures of a busy winter and during the pandemic.

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Relief as 'forgotten' town gets vaccine centre

Relief as 'forgotten' town gets vaccine centre

A surgery will start rolling out Covid jabs next week, sparking relief among residents who have had to travel for miles to receive their vaccine.

'What about us?'

'What about us?'

Vulnerable residents in part of the county with just a single centre open for public Covid vaccinations are yet to hear from their GPs.

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PM's plan to 'ease lockdown by Easter'

PM's plan to 'ease lockdown by Easter'

Boris Johnson is said to be working on 'top secret' plans that would allow millions to see loved ones over the Easter holiday.

Researchers trial elderberry liquid Covid treatment

Researchers trial elderberry liquid Covid treatment

A team of researchers are trialling elderberry liquid as a treatment for Covid-19.

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Asylum seekers 'refused Covid tests'

Asylum seekers 'refused Covid tests'

Up to 100 people living in Napier Barracks are believed to have tested positive for coronavirus.

Relief in town as Covid vaccines finally arrive

Relief in town as Covid vaccines finally arrive

People are finally being vaccinated against coronavirus in a part of Kent that has had high infection rates for weeks.

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Beds for Covid-positive care home residents more than half full

Beds for Covid-positive care home residents more than half full

The 70 beds at three 'hot homes' for care home residents being discharged from hospital with coronavirus are now more than half full.

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Plasma donation stopped after ineffective Covid trial

Plasma donation stopped after ineffective Covid trial

A Covid blood plasma donation centre has closed after being proven to not work.

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Archbishop receives Covid jab

Archbishop receives Covid jab

The Archbishop of Canterbury has described the Covid vaccine as 'an answer to prayer' after he received the jab at a London hospital.

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'Our GPs need more vaccines'

'Our GPs need more vaccines'

A Kent MP says he is 'gravely concerned' about an apparent shortage of Covid vaccines faced by GPs in the county.

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Coroners dealing with 'distressing' number of deaths

Coroners dealing with 'distressing' number of deaths

Extra staff have been drafted in to deal with the number of deaths being referred to the coroner's office.

Vaccine doses sent to wrong surgery

Vaccine doses sent to wrong surgery

Hundreds of coronavirus vaccine doses sent to the wrong practice 30 miles away forced appointments to be postponed as a GP highlights supply issues.

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'I didn't even feel it'

'I didn't even feel it'

NHS staff received their coronavirus vaccinations at a specially set up jabs centre right next to their hospital.

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Asylum seekers at barracks isolating following Covid cases

Asylum seekers at barracks isolating following Covid cases

A small number of asylum seekers living in army barracks have tested positive for coronavirus.

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