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How many people have been vaccinated in your area

How many people have been vaccinated in your area

As mass centres close here are how many people have received the vaccine where you are.

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Airport dance festival pushed back another year

Airport dance festival pushed back another year

Two huge events in Kent - including a rave at an airport - have been postponed until next year due to Covid-19.

Charity fundraiser's Marmite cure for Covid

Charity fundraiser's Marmite cure for Covid

A veteran charity fundraising known as the Whistling Postman has told how Marmite on toast helped him recover from coronavirus.

Covidiots celebrating anniversary fined by police

Covidiots celebrating anniversary fined by police

More than 70 fines were dished out by police over the weekend to people breaking coronavirus regulations, nearly half of which were people at parties.

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Gig venue reopening after lockdowns

Gig venue reopening after lockdowns

A concert hall aims to be back in business in July after the lockdown ends, having first shut 12 months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic .

Manston suspended for HGV checks

Manston suspended for HGV checks

Emergency planners to stand down airport as HGV 'checkpoint' from later this month.

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Calls for first UK Covid death in Kent to be officially recognised

Calls for first UK Covid death in Kent to be officially recognised

The daughter of a man who died of Covid before the virus had been recognised in the UK, is calling for her dad to be known as Britain's first victim.

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Lessons learned from Dover gridlock when border closed

Lessons learned from Dover gridlock when border closed

Emergency planners say lessons have been learned from major shutdown at Channel ports in December.

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Grandmother opens mini library on her driveway

Grandmother opens mini library on her driveway

A woman is brightening up her village with a mini library for the community to use.

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'She left her mark with her cheeky smile'

 'She left her mark with her cheeky smile'

A mum and grandmother who was a hugely popular hospital chemotherapy support worker has died after her fight with Covid-19.

Only two areas safe for fully lifted restrictions

Only two areas safe for fully lifted restrictions

Only two areas of Kent meet the safe limit for lockdown lifting - and one has an infection rate three times higher than the target for reopening.

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No South African variant cases, say initial findings

No South African variant cases, say initial findings

The Department of Health and Social Care has said that initial findings from a huge testing operation have not detected the South African variant.

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Fifth mass vaccine centre opening date revealed

Fifth mass vaccine centre opening date revealed

A former sportswear shop will host the county's fifth mass vaccination centre when it opens to the public later this week, it has been confirmed.

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'I'm 31 and have never felt better - but I was told to have the Covid jab'

'I'm 31 and have never felt better - but I was told to have the Covid jab'

A man who almost lost his life to alcohol at 26 says being offered the Covid vaccine was a sobering reminder of the damage addiction had inflicted.

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From Kent schoolboy to billionaire vaccine maker

From Kent schoolboy to billionaire vaccine maker

The businessman leading the world's biggest Covid vaccine-making plant has praised his former Kent school for 'making me the man I am'.

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Joy as care homes welcome face-to-face visitors

Joy as care homes welcome face-to-face visitors

A husband-and-wife of 60 years were among those reunited face-to-face today as care home visiting rules were relaxed.

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Preschool launches £30,000 emergency fundraiser

Preschool launches £30,000 emergency fundraiser

A preschool that has been in the community for more than 50 years could be forced to close because of the pandemic unless vital funds are raised.

'Schools are safe - 80% of my staff have been jabbed'

'Schools are safe - 80% of my staff have been jabbed'

A headteacher says schools are safe to return as he hailed the success of the vaccine roll out after majority of his staff receive jab.

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