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Towns say ‘no’ to car ban revival

Towns say ‘no’ to car ban revival

The results of a consultation into high street closures in Swale are in after the year-long controversial car bans trialled under Covid were lifted.

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Vaccination rates key to school return, says Dr Ranj

Vaccination rates key to school return, says Dr Ranj

Vaccination rates will play a key role in making sure children are safe from coronavirus on the return back to school, says Kent's TV doctor.

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The 9 Kent walk-in clinics where teens can get jabbed today

The 9 Kent walk-in clinics where teens can get jabbed today

Youngsters aged 16 and 17 can have a Covid jab at one of nine walk-in clinics across Kent today, and here's where they are...

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At-risk kids in Kent to be offered Covid vaccine before school year

At-risk kids in Kent to be offered Covid vaccine before school year

Younger children and teenagers at higher risk of serious illness from Covid are being offered vaccines in latest expansion of the programme in Kent.

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Let’s choo choo-se to save this unique railway

Let’s choo choo-se to save this unique railway

A campaign has started to save a light railway, started in 1975, which has lost up to £400,000 after being forced to close during the lockdowns.

‘Let’s help give something back to loved golf course’

‘Let’s help give something back to loved golf course’

The owners of a seaside golf course say they are “overwhelmed” by people’s kindness after a fundraising campaign was started to support it.

County has highest number of new Covid cases in UK

County has highest number of new Covid cases in UK

Kent has recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases of any county in the UK, although rates remain below the national average.

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'Grab a jab' bus to be at carnival

'Grab a jab' bus to be at carnival

Spectators will be able to grab a jab at a seaside carnival this weekend.

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'We simply can't get enough staff'

'We simply can't get enough staff'

The manager of a restaurant at an upmarket town centre hotel says she's been forced to close because they just cannot find enough staff.

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Police called as anti-vaxxers target family fun day

Police called as anti-vaxxers target family fun day

Dozens of conspiracists targeted a summer fete by picketing a pop-up vaccine clinic set up to help passersby get jabbed.

More than one million to be called for Covid booster jab

More than one million to be called for Covid booster jab

New plans have been unveiled for the rollout of a coronavirus booster jab for more than one million Kent residents next month.

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'These vaccine figures are frightening - we need door-to-door campaign'

'These vaccine figures are frightening - we need door-to-door campaign'

Calls are being made for a "more direct approach" in a Kent neighbourhood with a low Covid jab uptake.

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Self-isolation rules to be scaled back from today

Self-isolation rules to be scaled back from today

New self-isolation rules for children and fully vaccinated adults have come in to force today.

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Charity predicts surge in homelessness

Charity predicts surge in homelessness

The number of people living on the streets is expected to rise with redundancies, evictions and the end of the furlough scheme.

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Woman, 81, left with bleed on brain after alleged sex attack

Woman, 81, left with bleed on brain after alleged sex attack

An 81-year-old woman was left with a bleed on the brain after an alleged sex attack in her home.

Clinic staff injured in anti-vax razor blade trap

Clinic staff injured in anti-vax razor blade trap

Anti-vaccination protestors have taped razor blades behind conspiracy posters injuring clinic staff who tried to tear them down.

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The two Kent neighbourhoods with 40% not jabbed

The two Kent neighbourhoods with 40% not jabbed

While in several parts of Kent more than 90% of adults have had a Covid vaccine, uptake has been far lower in other areas of the county.

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Are people still wearing face masks?

Are people still wearing face masks?

Two weeks after lockdown restrictions were lifted we headed to towns across Kent to see how many people are holding on to their masks.

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