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'Our rapid test centre is too far out of town'

'Our rapid test centre is too far out of town'

The out-of-town location of a new symptom-free Covid-19 test site has sparked concern among residents.

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School's bid for extra dining area in face of Covid

School's bid for extra dining area in face of Covid

A secondary school has drawn up plans for a new dining area to cater for pupils during the coronavirus pandemic.

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'Why are we last in the queue for vaccinations?'

'Why are we last in the queue for vaccinations?'

Pensioners have criticised delays in rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine in Kent's worst affected areas.

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New record high for Covid patients in Kent hospitals

New record high for Covid patients in Kent hospitals

The level of Covid patients in Kent's hospitals is now two-and-a-half times that seen during the first wave of the pandemic.

Spike in police testing positive for Covid-19

Spike in police testing positive for Covid-19

The number of Kent Police employees testing positive for the coronavirus has leapt - but the force says it still has enough manpower to cope.

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Memorial for coronavirus victims planned for hospital

Memorial for coronavirus victims planned for hospital

Bosses at a health trust have revealed plans to remember the people they have lost to coronavirus.

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Kent sees highest daily toll of almost 100 Covid deaths

Kent sees highest daily toll of almost 100 Covid deaths

Hospitals in Kent have recorded 95 Covid deaths in the latest 24-hour reporting period, with the total this year now more than 700.

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Covid-hit groups to get help from council crowdfunder

Covid-hit groups to get help from council crowdfunder

A crowdfunder will be launched to help groups who have lost funds due to the pandemic.

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Army barracks records 51 Covid cases

Army barracks records 51 Covid cases

The Ministry of Defence has reported 51 cases of the coronavirus at one of its barracks following mass asymptomatic testing.

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Former Debenhams store 'considered' for vaccine centre

Former Debenhams store 'considered' for vaccine centre

A former Debenhams store is being eyed up as a vaccination centre to help a badly-hid district.

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GP practice bombarded with 4,000 calls in one day

GP practice bombarded with 4,000 calls in one day

A group of GP surgeries were bombarded with almost 4,000 calls in one day from patients trying to secure coronavirus and flu jabs.

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MP plans to give cancer and Twitter the boot

MP plans to give cancer and Twitter the boot

MP Tracey Crouch is set to finish cancer treatment next month, and is looking forward to banishing another negative influence - Twitter.

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Complaints to Trading Standards more than double in lockdown 3

Complaints to Trading Standards more than double in lockdown 3

Complaints from the public about businesses breaking Covid-19 rules have more than doubled since non-essential businesses were ordered to close.

Council leaders call on government to review Early Years funding

Council leaders call on government to review Early Years funding

Council leaders have asked the government to issue clearer guidance on funding for Early Years as a matter of urgency as many nurseries risk closure.

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New vaccine centre for healthcare staff opens

New vaccine centre for healthcare staff opens

More healthcare workers have started to receive the Covid-19 jab as a second vaccination centre has opened in one part of Kent.

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Anger as father dies of Covid after hospital op

Anger as father dies of Covid after hospital op

A grieving son is calling for answers after his parents contracted coronavirus following his father's operation at a Kent hospital.

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Vaccine queues sparks calls for faster roll out

Vaccine queues sparks calls for faster roll out

An MP says queues of people waiting outside in the cold for a vaccine showed the need for more centres to open as a doctor urged for patience.

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Daily Covid deaths in Kent reach record high

Daily Covid deaths in Kent reach record high

Hospitals in Kent have recorded another 68 deaths, with the total this year now 643.

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