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Changes to minor injuries units that you need to know about

Changes to minor injuries units that you need to know about

Two Kent hospitals have changed the way they treat people suffering with minor injuries.

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Landmark's new striking appearance revealed

Landmark's new striking appearance revealed

A huge figure popular with tourists and residents has been given a makeover fitting of the current crisis - as we review some of his memorable looks.

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Roaming peacocks become stars of children’s book

Roaming peacocks become stars of children’s book

Four roaming peacocks who became a source of entertainment for locked down households have become the stars of a children's book.

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County's other remaining Debenhams to reopen

County's other remaining Debenhams to reopen

The county's second Debenhams store is set to reopen as one of 38 more branches.

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'What do these signs mean?'

'What do these signs mean?'

A council's newly launched social distancing banners have left some people confused as to the message they are supposed to convey.

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Baby joy for mum who almost died of Covid-19

Baby joy for mum who almost died of Covid-19

A coronavirus survivor has given birth to a healthy boy two months after she almost lost her life to the disease.

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Revealed: How much unemployment is up by in your town

Revealed: How much unemployment is up by in your town

More than 15,000 more people are signed on last month than in April as the economic impact of lockdown on Kent continues to be felt.

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"Expect some differences when you come to Bluewater"

"Expect some differences when you come to Bluewater"

Shoppers returning to Bluewater have been advised to expect a different experience as managers look to ensure "robust social distancing" is enforced.

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Wildlife park keen to increase visitor capacity after first day

Wildlife park keen to increase visitor capacity after first day

A reopened wildlife park in Kent is already reviewing its visitor capacity following a successful first day back in business.

'We'll clean any items before and after they've been used'

'We'll clean any items before and after they've been used'

Shops on Sheppey are reopening today for the first time since lockdown began three months ago.

'We'll deep clean any clothes touched'

'We'll deep clean any clothes touched'

Shops in Sittingbourne are reopening today for the first time since lockdown began three months ago.

Why you should wear a face mask to shops

Why you should wear a face mask to shops

Evidence suggests wearing face coverings can help limit the spread of Covid-19 as shops begin to reopen their doors.

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Police forced to withdraw lockdown fines

Police forced to withdraw lockdown fines

Kent Police has withdrawn a number of lockdown fines wrongly issued by its officers.

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'Absence of post-mortems on virus victims is a failure'

'Absence of post-mortems on virus victims is a failure'

A councillor believes post-mortem examinations should have been carried out on people who have died from coronavirus to help understand the disease.

Fears over location of new Covid-19 test centre

Fears over location of new Covid-19 test centre

Anxious residents have raised concerns about the location of a new Covid-19 testing centre which opens on the edge of a town centre next to a school.

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Coronavirus scams surge

Coronavirus scams surge

Hundreds of people in Kent have fallen victim to coronavirus scammers since the pandemic started.

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'The government should scrap the two metre rule'

'The government should scrap the two metre rule'

Calls have been made to scrap the 2m social distancing rule to help businesses recover from lockdown.

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Decision 'soon' on delaying 11-plus exam

Decision 'soon' on delaying 11-plus exam

A decision will soon be announced on a date for this year's Kent Test amid growing calls to delay it because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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