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  • ‘Give HIV the Finger’ Home Test Kits Available in Kent

    As part of National HIV Testing Awareness Week, Kent residents are being urged to ‘Give HIV the finger: a finger-prick test is all it takes’ by clicking quickly and easily online for home testing kits. Latest figures show the prevalence of HIV in people aged 15 to 59-years-old in Kent is lower than the national average,…

  • Da Grittin’ Crew warn drivers to take care this winter

    With three shouts so far this winter season and cold temperatures forecast for the rest of the week, Kent County Council is reminding drivers to take care on the roads. Gritters salt the roads when road temperatures are forecast to drop below zero. The forecast for the next few days warns Thursday afternoon is likely…

  • ‘Know Your Score’ this Alcohol Awareness Week

    Kent residents are being encouraged to ‘Know Your Score’ and during this Alcohol Awareness Week, take a simple online quiz to see if the amount of alcohol they are drinking could be affecting their emotional, mental and physical health. Figures show the majority of people (79%) drink sensibly and in safe limits but in Kent, approximately 254,000…