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Thank you messages appear on train boards

Thank you messages appear on train boards

Messages of thanks have appeared on train boards across the county this morning.

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Grass fire takes hold

Grass fire takes hold

An emergency response was sparked when a small bonfire led to a large area of grass being set alight at a conservation area.

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Kent scientists find treatment for coronavirus

Kent scientists find treatment for coronavirus

Scientists working in the same labs where Viagra was discovered say they have found a molecule which can treat coronavirus.

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Horse rescued from muddy ditch

Horse rescued from muddy ditch

Specialist firefighters have rescued a horse which was stuck in a muddy ditch.

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Leisure centre to close after lockdown

Leisure centre to close after lockdown

A leisure centre whose sports facilities are used by a secondary school and various clubs has confirmed it will not reopen after lockdown.

Folk & Ale festival postponed

Folk & Ale festival postponed

Organisers of a popular Kent Folk & Ale festival have announced July's 10th anniversary event has been postponed until next year

Tribute to Mercury worker who loved her job

Tribute to Mercury worker who loved her job

A former East Kent Mercury Shop worker who loved her job will be remembered for her kindness.

Drama of three-hour effort to save sinking houseboat

Drama of three-hour effort to save sinking houseboat

Fire crews acted fast to pump water from a stricken houseboat as it started to sink at a dock in Kent.

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'We don't want to be party to the spread on this dreadful virus'

'We don't want to be party to the spread on this dreadful virus'

A cycle shop is closing its doors to the public in order to adhere to social distancing rules, but will offer one-on-one appointments.

Council gives emergency grant to foodbank

Council gives emergency grant to foodbank

A council has stumped up an emergency grant of £2,000 to help a foodbank during the coronavirus crisis.

The Open golf championship cancelled

The Open golf championship cancelled

The 149th Open golf championship due to be staged in Kent this summer has been cancelled.

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Neighbours scoop £1000 lottery win

Neighbours scoop £1000 lottery win

A group of neighbours are celebrating a £1000 windfall thanks to their postcode after playing the People's Postcode Lottery

Woman thanks NHS for saving her life by sewing scrubs

Woman thanks NHS for saving her life by sewing scrubs

A woman's whose life has been saved not once, but twice, by the NHS has joined the volunteer army working to fix the NHS scrub shortage.

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No decision yet on whether The Open will go ahead

No decision yet on whether The Open will go ahead

Organisers of The Open golf championship have clarified their position following speculation the event has been postponed.

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Police called to suspicious object on beach

Police called to suspicious object on beach

Police have been called to investigate a suspicious object on a beach.

Tot makes toilet monster for NHS staff

Tot makes toilet monster for NHS staff

A nursery pupil created a fun character from his toys and colouring pens in support of doctors and nurses across the country.

Bridge fix delayed but sewer works continue

Bridge fix delayed but sewer works continue

Planned repairs to an old swing have been put on hold amidst the coronavirus outbreak but works to fix sewers in the same town continue.

Refunds for The Open ticketholders if event is cancelled

Refunds for The Open ticketholders if event is cancelled

Ticketholders for The Open have been advised what will happen if the event is cancelled - despite continued preparations for it to be staged.

Estate agent issues gloves to home buyers at property viewings

Estate agent issues gloves to home buyers at property viewings

Mandatory plastic gloves and shoe covers must be worn on property viewings says a Kent estate agent whose staff are issuing protective equipment

Organisers of The Open are 'monitoring the situation'

Organisers of The Open are 'monitoring the situation'

Organisers of a major golf championship - set to be staged in Kent this summer - say they are monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation.

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