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'We are stranded - please help us'

'We are stranded - please help us'

A Kent couple, trapped in quarantine in Northern Cyprus over Covid-19 fears, are pleading with the government to help bring them home.

Fears for fruit farms as virus spreads

Fears for fruit farms as virus spreads

The agricultural sector is warning that produce may not reach the shops as coronavirus hits its workforce.

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All libraries closing indefinitely

All libraries closing indefinitely

All 99 of Kent's libraries are set to close, to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wildlife centre shuts in response to pandemic

Wildlife centre shuts in response to pandemic

A wildlife sanctuary has closed its doors to the public until further notice amid concerns over public health and funding.

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Huge queues for early supermarket openings

Huge queues for early supermarket openings

Hundreds of people aged 70 or over have been queuing outside supermarkets this morning - with one man getting the last pack of loo roll at 7.10am.

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National Trust's open spaces to stay open for free

National Trust's open spaces to stay open for free

The National Trust says it will be keeping its open spaces across the county open for visitors for free at a time when they need to get out and about.

Blog: Eight more coronavirus cases in Kent

Blog: Eight more coronavirus cases in Kent

Children preparing to sit exams have been left in limbo, while officials deny a travel lockdown is looming as cases of Covid-19 surge.

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Hares taken aback

Hares taken aback

Boss Derek Hares says he is amazed his Deal Town team were cleared to play last weekend.

Fenwick to close amid coronavirus crisis

Fenwick to close amid coronavirus crisis

Two of Kent's largest department stores are to close from tomorrow evening amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Shop boss has hand gel to give away

Shop boss has hand gel to give away

An entrepreneur has sourced fresh supplies of hand sanitiser to give away to his customers from Friday.

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'Would you like loo roll with that'?

'Would you like loo roll with that'?

An Indian restaurant is offering a free roll of toilet paper with some deliveries to lighten the mood amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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School closures ordered

School closures ordered

The government says schools in England will shut on Friday afternoon and remain closed "until further notice".

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Educational games, apps and websites for primary school pupils

Educational games, apps and websites for primary school pupils

As schools enter lockdown, here are some helpful resources to keep your children learning away from the classroom.

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Taxi firm offering elderly free lifts

Taxi firm offering elderly free lifts

A cab firm has mobilised into action after Sainsbury's revealed how it is set to help elderly and vulnerable shoppers.

Friends offer joy and frivolity with online festival

Friends offer joy and frivolity with online festival

A series of live-streamed performances aims to entertain those who are self-isolating and help provide income to people who have lost work.

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'We're all fighting the same invisible enemy'

'We're all fighting the same invisible enemy'

Muslims are taking to the streets to offer help to those in self isolation.

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'The world's gone mad - there's enough for everyone'

'The world's gone mad - there's enough for everyone'

We spoke to some of the pensioners being given exclusive shopping sessions because of 'selfish' panic buying.

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Claims of 'ignorance' as driver awareness courses continue

Claims of 'ignorance' as driver awareness courses continue

A woman has slammed a decision to continue running driver awareness courses despite national coronavirus fears.

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