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Surge testing begins in two Kent postcodes after 'Indian strain' cases

Surge testing begins in two Kent postcodes after 'Indian strain' cases

Enhanced Covid testing is being rolled out in two Kent postcodes following a rising number of 'Indian variant' cases.

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MP says 'stupid' closure will be 'final nail in coffin' of high streets

MP says 'stupid' closure will be 'final nail in coffin' of high streets

An MP has slammed the temporary closure of high streets in his constituency after people were asked their views on plans to make them permanent.

Cases rise as half fully vaccinated in three areas

Cases rise as half fully vaccinated in three areas

Covid cases rose following restrictions relaxing on May 17 but the vaccine programme is still going strong.

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Royal Marines concert cancelled for second year

Royal Marines concert cancelled for second year

Covid has put a stop to a commemorative concert that attracts 10,000 - while a golf tournament attracting 30,000 is going ahead just down the road.

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Cash sees charity able to focus on issues again

Cash sees charity able to focus on issues again

The CEO of a charity that was left homeless last year says she is “absolutely delighted” to have been given funding to continue its services.

Elderly were 'lied to' over shielding says care chief

Elderly were 'lied to' over shielding says care chief

The government failed over protecting elderly and vulnerable people during the pandemic says National Care Association chief.

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Choirs devastated at last-minute rule change

Choirs devastated at last-minute rule change

Singing groups have hit-out at tough new coronavirus rules, which they say were unexpectedly brought in by the government without warning.

Kent MP to lead questioning of former adviser to PM

Kent MP to lead questioning of former adviser to PM

The controversial former aide to the Prime Minister is set to be quizzed by a Kent MP about the government's coronavirus strategy.

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Covid testing centres opening hours to be slashed

Covid testing centres opening hours to be slashed

Opening hours at the county's asymptomatic testing sites are being cut amid an increase in home testing.

Testing ramped up at uni after suspected Covid outbreak

Testing ramped up at uni after suspected Covid outbreak

Authorities have ramped up testing at a university after a suspected coronavirus outbreak.

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The Parkrun venues in Kent still waiting for green light

The Parkrun venues in Kent still waiting for green light

A number of Parkruns in the county are yet to be given permission to restart despite pressure from the government on landowners to allow them to.

Pupils tested as Indian strain found at Kent school

Pupils tested as Indian strain found at Kent school

Targeted Covid-19 testing is taking place at a Kent school after a case of the so-called 'Indian strain' was detected.

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'Of course we are concerned'

'Of course we are concerned'

A council leader says the emergence of a new Covid-19 strain, albeit at a small rate, in the town was 'concerning' and urged residents to be vigilant.

Vaccine walk-in clinic to open and hospital slots cancelled

Vaccine walk-in clinic to open and hospital slots cancelled

A walk-in Covid vaccine clinic will open this weekend for patients yet to have their first dose as those with slots at a hospital are told to rebook.

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'It's changed him a lot. He has forgotten how to smile'

'It's changed him a lot. He has forgotten how to smile'

A step-son will jump out of a plane from 12,000ft to raise money for the hospital treating his step-dad still recovering from long Covid.

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One million first doses given out in Kent

One million first doses given out in Kent

Covid cases drop again and more than one million people in Kent have now received a first dose of the vaccine.

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No new Covid cases in Kent's over-80s

No new Covid cases in Kent's over-80s

Not a single person over the age of 80 has tested positive for Covid in Kent in the last week as almost 80% of new cases are in the under-50s.

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'We will not give up fight to save our shops'

'We will not give up fight to save our shops'

Fed-up shopkeepers say they will not give up after staging a peaceful protest against a town's pedestrianisation scheme.

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