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Kent County Council plans to enforce traffic offenses on the move in towns such as Ashford, Dartford, Gravesend and Maidstone

Ashford, Dartford, Gravesend and Maidstone are among the first towns in Kent to see council cameras used to catch drivers for so-called ‘traffic offences’. Kent County Council is asking the Department for Transport for new powers which means the authority could fine motorists, up to £70, for ignoring any entry signs, stopping in yellow boxes […]

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The latest Covid rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

It’s easy to see why confusion exists around the current COVID-19 rules in the UK. For one, some medical practices are still only offering online appointments to patients, citing COVID-19 caution. On the other hand, some local businesses such as retail outlets are adorned with signs asking customers to wear masks. This goes against guidelines […]

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Prince Charles meets the winners of the children’s stamp design competition

The Prince of Wales expressed his appreciation for the act of sending letters as he met the winners of a children’s competition for new stamp designs based on pandemic heroes. The eight winning designs, chosen from over 600,000 entries, feature NHS workers, a scientist, a delivery driver and Captain Sir Tom Moore. Charles welcomed the […]

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Public health expert calls for action against junk food advertising loophole

Research into the way junk food is advertised in bus shelters has revealed a major flaw, which a public health expert from the University of Teesside says needs to be fixed. The research team from the Universities of Teesside and Liverpool and Fuse (Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) looked at advertisements for food […]

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Free app offers affordable on-demand rides in the Kent Valley

SPONSORED: A new service is paving the way for improved all-day and weekend mobility to and from the Kent Valley and the East Hill of Kent – Ride Pingo to Transit is a new pilot program from King County Metro Transit. It allows users in the Kent Valley service area to schedule on-demand shared rides […]

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Brompton unveils plans for new factory and eco-friendly headquarters in Kent as it aims to double capacity

Folding bike maker Brompton Bicycle has unveiled plans for a new eco-friendly factory and headquarters in Ashford, Kent, which will help it double its capacity to more than 200,000 bikes a year . The company aims to open the new factory in 2027, moving away from west London where it opened its first factory from […]

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Kent’s 220 wards ranked most to least infected as England’s COVID restrictions end

Yesterday (February 24) marked the end of COVID restrictions in England. Exactly 23 months after Britain entered its first COVID lockdown on March 24, 2020, all mandatory self-isolation rules have been scrapped. Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced the news to the public, with only minor COVID adjustments remaining in place. READ MORE: 7 rules […]

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USDA grant aims to help Kent State University’s Geauga campus reach new learners – News-Herald

Kent State University’s Geauga campus has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that aims to bring rural Geauga and Ashtabula counties up to speed with the latest technological advancements in education, medicine, and development of the work force. As the pandemic emerged in 2020, Kent State University regional campuses in Geauga and […]

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Construction of the Dover Fastrack bus service will begin this month

Construction work on the Dover Fastrack bus service is due to start this month. On Wednesday February 2, it was announced that Kent County Council had awarded the construction contract to Colas UK Projects Ltd, meaning construction can now begin. Plans will link Whitfield to Dover town center and Dover Priory station and include a […]