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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.

High street transformation delayed by virus

High street transformation delayed by virus

Controversial plans to give a busy high street a £630,000 facelift have been put on hold, it has been revealed.

Parking restrictions relaxed by council

Parking restrictions relaxed by council

Measures have been announced aimed at relaxing parking restrictions to help those self-isolating, working at home and NHS staff.

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Calls for Brexit extension amid coronavirus pandemic

Calls for Brexit extension amid coronavirus pandemic

The Freight Transport Association is calling for a Brexit extension so they can concentrate on logistics around the coronavirus outbreak.

Routine dental care cancelled

Routine dental care cancelled

Non-urgent dentist appointments will be postponed in the latest measure designed to help slow the transmission of the coronavirus.

Bus timetables to change across Kent

Bus timetables to change across Kent

A reduced bus timetable will be introduced across Kent in a matter of days as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Macknade shuts new branch

Macknade shuts new branch

A popular food shop is "to stop retailing" at one of its branches.

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How to use DIY stores during lockdown

How to use DIY stores during lockdown

Home and hardware shops have been allowed to stay open upon the government's advice, but some have altered the way they are serving customers.

Contactless payments limit increases

Contactless payments limit increases

From next week the spending limit for contactless card payments will be increased from £30 to £45.

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Hop Festival cancelled for 2020

Hop Festival cancelled for 2020

One of the largest free street festivals in the south east has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Uni kit to help with virus tests

Uni kit to help with virus tests

Equipment from the University of Kent is going to be used to help the NHS test for coronavirus.

More than 400,000 apply for NHS volunteering in 24-hours

More than 400,000 apply for NHS volunteering in 24-hours

Hundreds of thousands of people have signed up to help the NHS fight coronavirus.

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Severe restrictions on hospital visits

Severe restrictions on hospital visits

NHS bosses have announced tight restrictions on hospital visits as the health service battles to stem the coronavirus outbreak.

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