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Little girl shares coronavirus message

Little girl shares coronavirus message

The two-year-old daughter of a midwife has shared urged people to wash their hands to help take the strain off NHS workers.

Home helpers network to be made free

Home helpers network to be made free

A platform which connects older people with hired help will be running for free during the crisis.

Cinema chain reverses redundancies

Cinema chain reverses redundancies

A cinema group has reportedly changed its position on redundancies and will now be rehiring staff.

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Man forced to venture out during self-isolation

Man forced to venture out during self-isolation

A man who is extremely vulnerable to coronavirus felt he had no choice but to put himself at risk by going to the shops when he ran out of food.

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Foodbank shuts with launch of home delivery service

Foodbank shuts with launch of home delivery service

Deal Area Foodbank has shut its doors today as it moves towards a home delivery service.

Shopper's shocking fizzy drink rant caught on camera

Shopper's shocking fizzy drink rant caught on camera

This is the shocking moment a shopper shouts and swears at Tesco staff in a row over fizzy drink rationing.

Family court judge's plea to 'be sensible'

Family court judge's plea to 'be sensible'

A family court judge has asked parents who have separated not to use the pandemic as an excuse to keep hold of their children.

Kent MP to applaud NHS staff

Kent MP to applaud NHS staff

A Kent MP says she will tonight join a nationwide round of applause to thank NHS staff.

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Landmarks will light up blue for NHS

Landmarks will light up blue for NHS

These are the landmarks that will light up blue across Kent for the NHS.

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The impact of coronavirus on people with autism

The impact of coronavirus on people with autism

A dedicated care manager has spoken out about the impact of coronavirus on people with autism after its stripped away the routine they rely upon.

Brewery tells 85% of its staff to step down

Brewery tells 85% of its staff to step down

Kent's biggest brewer will put 1,300 staff on 'furlough' after all pubs were forced to shut due to coronavirus crisis.

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Firefighters help deliver meals to those in need

Firefighters help deliver meals to those in need

About 200 Kent Fire and Rescue Service staff are delivering hot meals to those most in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Map shows local food and drink suppliers and how to contact them

Map shows local food and drink suppliers and how to contact them

Local food and drink producers are urged to register on an online map to help boost trade during the coronavirus lockdown.

Rugby clubs offered £7m in aid

Rugby clubs offered £7m in aid

Rugby's governing body the RFU have offered financial aid to clubs after the coronavirus crisis ended the season early.

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'I'm going back to help - don't be scared to do the same'

'I'm going back to help - don't be scared to do the same'

A former nurse is returning to the frontline to help battle the coronavirus outbreak - and is encouraging others to join her.

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Coronavirus-inspired graffiti appears on train

Coronavirus-inspired graffiti appears on train

Coronavirus-themed graffiti urging people to stay at home to support the NHS has been sprayed on a train.

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Gills wages to be paid despite financial pressure

Gills wages to be paid despite financial pressure

Gillingham chairman Paul Scally says staff wages will be paid in full despite the immense financial pressure brought about by the coronavirus crisis.

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Meet the barista keeping the virus army fuelled

Meet the barista keeping the virus army fuelled

We spoke to the Kent barista delivering coffee and food to workers on the coronavirus frontline.

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