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Kent landlords criticise pub vaccine passports

Kent landlords criticise pub vaccine passports

Publicans have branded vaccine passports to enter pubs as 'unworkable', following the suggestion by Boris Johnson.

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Mass vaccine centres close 'for weeks'

Mass vaccine centres close 'for weeks'

Kent's mass vaccination centres have temporarily closed amid a fall in vaccine supply.

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Covid-19 cases rise in seven areas

Covid-19 cases rise in seven areas

Over half the county has seen a rise in Covid-19 cases a week after children returned to school.

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New Covid testing centre to open as two close

New Covid testing centre to open as two close

A new Covid testing centre will open next week as two sites close down and another scaled back amid plans for more mobile testing coming into action.

One year on from Covid-19 lockdown

One year on from Covid-19 lockdown

Exactly a year ago Prime Minister Boris Johnson detailed the measures the people of Britain would face in the UK's first Covid-19 lockdown.

GPs see dip in vaccine take-up after blood clot fears

GPs see dip in vaccine take-up after blood clot fears

Just 30% of patients at a Kent GP practice accepted vaccine offers following 'unhelpful' reports about the safety of the AstraZeneca jab.

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'I was doing my bit to fight Covid - not shopping'

'I was doing my bit to fight Covid - not shopping'

A firefighter who was asked to help the fight against Covid was given a parking ticket when donating blood plasma took longer than he had expected.

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Kent: A year in lockdown

Kent: A year in lockdown

It's been a year like no other. As Kent marks its lockdown anniversary, we look back on the highs, the lows and the heartbreak.

Minute's silence for National Day of Reflection

Minute's silence for National Day of Reflection

Today has been named National Day of Reflection to mark one year since we first went into lockdown.

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Covidiots fined over house parties

Covidiots fined over house parties

Police say they are working with universities after 40 people received fixed penalty notices for attending house parties during lockdown.

Popular market worker dies after Covid battle

Popular market worker dies after Covid battle

A much-loved grandmother and town stalwart who was well-known through the huge range of jobs she held has sadly died from coronavirus.

Kent town named third 'most resilient' in country

Kent town named third 'most resilient' in country

A survey of 222 small towns has listed one in Kent as England's third 'most resilient' during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Curtains for dozens of theatre staff

Curtains for dozens of theatre staff

A union has raised concern after a theatre allegedly dismissed 50 staff by email despite it receiving nearly £250,000 in pandemic support grants.

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Why ice cream cones are off the menu

Why ice cream cones are off the menu

We take a look at life for ice cream van operators - and how the lockdown has claimed an unlikely victim for one popular firm.

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Licence at risk after Covid raid finds people drinking at holiday park's bar

Licence at risk after Covid raid finds people drinking at holiday park's bar

Police have temporarily closed down a holiday park's clubhouse after finding it serving alcohol during the coronavirus lockdown.

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'We simply cannot afford to be complacent'

'We simply cannot afford to be complacent'

A council boss has urged residents not to be complacent in the fight against Covid-19, as the end of lockdown is in sight.

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Vaccine programme stepped up for housebound

Vaccine programme stepped up for housebound

Community nursing staff have been working round the clock to help GPs vaccinate patients who can't leave home.

'It has been a brilliant experience'

'It has been a brilliant experience'

A vaccinator at one of Kent's mass hubs has spoken of the 'privilege' of the role.

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