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Rainham residents reignite campaign to save orchards from housing appeal

Residents are kick starting their campaign for a second time as their beloved orchards face being turned into a housing estate. The orchards off Pump Lane, in Rainham, are under threat of 1,250 homes being built on the 126 acres…

Remembrance Sunday service in Chatham live-streamed to hundreds

In a year when loss has been felt more often than most, Remembrance Sunday services to commemorate those lost at war were held in a very different way. Government restrictions on mass gatherings also extended to the annual services. Organisers…

Kent’s World Championship dancers may have to compete virtually

With the new government lockdown starting this week, many businesses in Kent are being forced to close their doors for the second time this year. This also means that dance studios across the county will have to put their training…

Government continues to leave 3 million workers without support

Government sparked controversy today by extending the furlough scheme until March whilst continuing to leave 3 million workers to fend for themselves. Yesterday England went into a second lockdown after the rise of coronavirus cases. In England alone, more than…

Whitstable cafe saves 1,000 kg of food waste while reducing food poverty

A non-profit café in Kent has saved around 1,000 kg of food from being wasted in two months. The Umbrella Café, located on Oxford Street, Whitstable, is a community-interest company and part of the charity Whitstable Umbrella Centre. With the…

People with special educational needs suffer mental health problems during Covid

The disruption of routine presented by the coronavirus has exacerbated the anxiety level of people with special educational needs (SEN), Invicta News has learned. SEN students, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), have found the chaos during the pandemic…

The danger of home Fireworks became clear as Kent’s Council displays called off

Across the county, the 5th November is a night of bright skies and celebrations. Usually many fireworks displays organised by the council and professional companies attract large crowds. However, this year due to the coronavirus pandemic almost every display has been…

Rochester art exhibition done by visually impaired suspended due to Covid

An exhibition showcasing artwork produced by visually impaired people during the last lockdown is now facing being closed down again. Out of Sight not Out of Mind, displayed at the Rochester Art Gallery, is a collection of various kinds of…

A locked down Remembrance Sunday for Kent

This year Britain will experience its first, and hopefully only, Lockdown Remembrance Sunday. With heavy restrictions on public gatherings, many Remembrance services have been cancelled and the Poppy Appeal has seen its lowest donations ever recorded.  The Mayor of Swale,…

Lockdown 2.0 in Kent

Almost two million residents living in Kent will be expected to stay home as much as possible from today. The new government restrictions came into force at midnight, meaning that restaurants, pubs and all non-essential businesses have to close in…