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Kent businesses offer free meals for children

As half term started on Monday, many local businesses in Kent joined in effort to help out the families in need. The Dead Pigeon Pub, a 2-year-old pub run by two best friends in Rochester, is handing out free pizzas…

Coronavirus update with our European correspondents

Laoise Gallagher updates Invicta News viewers on the Covid19 situation in Kent and surrounding areas and connects with correspondents Elina Baimukhanova in France and Isabella Maršāne in Latvia to hear about the situation in their countries.

Local theatre increase its fundraising target to stay alive

A local theatre has increased its fundraiser target after being saved from closure by its community. Avenue Theatre, a volunteer-run local theatre-slash-cinema in Sittingbourne, created a gofundme donation page after struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. They reached…

Rainham café brings new Eco-Scheme to the High Street

Independent café Nutmegs Patisserie in Rainham has recently introduced a whole range of new measures in a bid to become more environmentally friendly. This comes just months after an “Eco-Refill” station was set up minutes away. The two businesses have…

Animal sanctuary searching for new home

An animal rescue charity has made a plea for help finding a new home as it battles to avoid having to close. Happy Pants Ranch future is in jeopardy after a divorce dispute is forcing the sanctuary to move from…

Young people set to shape and benefit from Medway 2025 UK’s City of Culture bid

Medway’s 2025 City of Culture bid will see young people programming and promoting the bid an Invicta News exclusive reveals. The bid, which was launched last year, has an aim to get Medway recognised in the national competition to be…

Last chance to see: Sevenoaks 2020 exhibition

Two-hundred and forty photographs are currently on show in the Kaleidoscope Gallery in Sevenoaks, taken across the town of all the shop fronts and businesses that make up the town’s high street. Tomorrow is the last day to see the…

Foodbanks struggle to meet demand on World Food Day

Each year on the 16 October the world celebrates and reflects on World Food Day, a day that aims to raise awareness for hunger and sustainable food sources. With the coronavirus pandemic gripping the nation, food hunger has worsened according…

Ashford pumpkin picking ready for coronavirus threat

Social distancing rules and a booking system have been put in place to ensure that Halloween events can still go ahead at one local Ashford farm. The Pick Your Own Pumpkin farm in Sevington will be welcoming families back starting…

Petition for Ashford Brexit Lorry Park to be named after Nigel Farage

A Brexit lorry park in Ashford is set to be ready for the transition period in December, after four months of work have already taken place. Residents of the area have raised concerns over the impact of this on the…