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Most vulnerable to get new Covid drugs

Most vulnerable to get new Covid drugs

The Health Secretary has revealed people most vulnerable to Covid could soon benefit from two new drugs to help stop the virus spreading.

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Anti-vaxxers 'intimidating children outside schools is unforgivable'

Anti-vaxxers 'intimidating children outside schools is unforgivable'

Increased police patrols outside schools have been demanded after groups of pupils were approached by anti-vaccination protesters.

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'Nowhere was immune when it came to impact of pandemic'

'Nowhere was immune when it came to impact of pandemic'

The area of Kent where Universal Credit claims rose the most might surprise some, while questions have been asked about the PM's luxury holiday.

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Pregnant Covid survivor: 'I was one of the lucky ones'

Pregnant Covid survivor: 'I was one of the lucky ones'

Expectant women are being urged to get a Covid vaccination as soon as possible.

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Health chief's 'charging for tests' warning

Health chief's 'charging for tests' warning

The introduction of charges for home Covid test kits is being considered, Kent County Council's public health chief has warned.

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Kent Police contracts awarded without open competition

Kent Police contracts awarded without open competition

Kent Police awarded contracts worth £1.9m for preventative equipment for the force during the pandemic without going through a tendering process.

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The five Kent neighbourhoods that are virtually Covid-free

The five Kent neighbourhoods that are virtually Covid-free

Some parts of the county are again recording fewer than three Covid cases - despite all social distancing restrictions being dropped.

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One in 15 secondary school pupils test positive for Covid

One in 15 secondary school pupils test positive for Covid

Covid rates are highest among secondary school pupils, Office for National Statistics data just released shows.

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One in 15 secondary school pupils test positive for Covid

One in 15 secondary school pupils test positive for Covid

Covid rates are highest among secondary school pupils, Office for National Statistics data just released shows.

Supermarket pharmacies to begin Covid booster roll-out

Supermarket pharmacies to begin Covid booster roll-out

A supermarket is to begin delivering Covid-19 booster jabs - as health officials reveal concerns about flu and coronavirus circulating together.

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Red list rules means expat can't come home

Red list rules means expat can't come home

An expat from Kent is among thousands of Brits who feel they are marooned abroad due to the strict 'red list' rules for travel.

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Dr Hilary Jones targeted by anti-vaccine mob

Dr Hilary Jones targeted by anti-vaccine mob

A small group of conspiracy theorists descended on TV medic Dr Hilary Jones' house to oppose his efforts to increase uptake of the Covid-19 jab.

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Kent Covid patient numbers almost halve in three weeks

Kent Covid patient numbers almost halve in three weeks

Covid cases are up 20% in Kent but the number of people with the virus in the county's hospitals has fallen 49% in three weeks.

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Stamp designs by Kent pupils among Royal Mail competition finalists

Stamp designs by Kent pupils among Royal Mail competition finalists

Stamp designs by five Kent children are among those chosen as finalists in the Royal Mail's Heroes of the Pandemic competition.

'People have become anxious and not wanted to leave their houses'

'People have become anxious and not wanted to leave their houses'

A mental health charity says it has received more calls for help since pandemic restrictions ended than it did during the height of lockdown.

Kent care home guided Help writers

Kent care home guided Help writers

A care home which lost 10 residents to Covid-19 helped provide an 'honest picture' of the pandemic for new Jodie Comer drama, Help.

This is why your pint will soon be more expensive

This is why your pint will soon be more expensive

On Tax Equality Day we look ahead at the changes being made to VAT and how it will affect you.

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Mum's plan to take Covid-positive son to park 'completely reckless'

Mum's plan to take Covid-positive son to park 'completely reckless'

A politician has waded into a debate around a mum's "reckless" plan to take her Covid-positive son to the park.

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