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The measures supermarkets are taking in virus fight

The measures supermarkets are taking in virus fight

Supermarkets across Kent have tightened measures on social distancing with limits on customer numbers and two-metre gaps in queues.

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Parents' plea to help bring son home from Australia

Parents' plea to help bring son home from Australia

A Kent couple whose son is stranded in Australia due to coronavirus are appealing to the government to step up actions to bring him home.

Virus risk to refuse workers

Virus risk to refuse workers

The firm behind rubbish collections in part of Kent has admitted it can sometimes be difficult for staff to follow guidance of social distancing.

Council's £163k deal to put homeless in Travelodges

Council's £163k deal to put homeless in Travelodges

A local authority has struck a deal with a budget hotel chain to house 57 rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Newspapers are not Covid-19 transmitters

Newspapers are not Covid-19 transmitters

TV doctor Hilary Jones stresses the importance and safety of newspapers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Warning issued to small businesses

Warning issued to small businesses

An advice line has been set up to help businesses suffering as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

How entertainers are keeping the show going during lockdown

How entertainers are keeping the show going during lockdown

Singers, musicians, comedians, magicians and jugglers are all taking to social media to keep entertaining us through the coronavirus crisis.

Kent Sainsbury's stores selling giant tins of beans

Kent Sainsbury's stores selling giant tins of beans

A supermarket in Kent has started putting 2.4kg tins of baked beans on its shelves to meet growing demand sparked by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Online baby ballet keeps toddlers on their toes

Online baby ballet keeps toddlers on their toes

A dance studio is streaming its classes so pre-schoolers can get their daily ballet fix.

Temporary hospitals could spring up across Kent

Temporary hospitals could spring up across Kent

Discussions have started to potentially open temporary hospitals in Kent to deal with Covid-19.

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Kent's Chiquitos face permanent closure

Kent's Chiquitos face permanent closure

The company behind a Mexican restaurant chain will be permanently closing the vast majority of its stores due to coronavirus.

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Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

The Prime Minister has gone into self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus and experiencing mild symptoms.

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Here's how to get help in Folkestone, Hythe & Romney Marsh

Here's how to get help in Folkestone, Hythe & Romney Marsh

Three new community hubs have been set up to support the vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus could put apes at risk

Coronavirus could put apes at risk

Port Lympne and Howletts have taken precautions after experts expressed concearn for primates and apes as they could be vulnerable to coronavirus.

This is how you can become a super neighbour

This is how you can become a super neighbour

A hunt is on for 'super neighbours' who can help the most vulnerable in society throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

'Rough sleepers to be housed by the weekend'

'Rough sleepers to be housed by the weekend'

Councils have reportedly been told to get people who are sleeping on the streets into accommodation.

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£1.5m food bill leaves animal parks in crisis

£1.5m food bill leaves animal parks in crisis

Two popular animal parks are desperately appealing for cash and food donations as the Covid-19 lockdown leaves them facing an "unprecedented crisis".

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Pregnant mum's 'small steps' in coronavirus fight

Pregnant mum's 'small steps' in coronavirus fight

A mum expecting her fourth child is making "small steps" in her battle to beat Covid-19.

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