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    Video caption: 'Being lonely during the pandemic is awful'

    Francis Nwajei has been on his own for 10 years.

  2. Trains in south east running Covid-free

    Guy Bell

    Lab results have shown trains running in the south east are testing negative for coronavirus.

    Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern's carriages were all tested over the past three weeks following treatment with a long-lasting viruscide.

    Swabs were taken from areas in the train carriages frequently touched by passengers and staff such as grab rails, tables and toilet handles.

    Govia Thameslink Railway's chief operating officer Steve White said: “We are carrying out a comprehensive testing regime of our trains to ensure that our customers can travel with confidence."

  3. Southeastern implements a reduced timetable

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    Southeastern train

    Southeastern is to introduce a reduced timetable from Monday in response to "the current phase of the pandemic".

    The rail company said it reflected the reduction in passenger demand and the need for some frontline staff to follow personal NHS advice and to self-isolate.

    It said the revised timetable would help it to run "a resilient service and help prevent short notice cancellations" should more staff be affected by the virus.

    Scott Brightwell, train services director, said: “Throughout the pandemic we’ve continually monitored passenger numbers and responded with adjustments to our timetable.

    "The slight reduction to services this winter will also ensure that the number of services better meets changed patterns of demand."

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    Video caption: Chldren in Need: 'Artwork helps me with stress relief'

    Dover Smart project delivers art material to children's homes.

  5. Covid-19 statistics: Kent universities

    There have been 212 positive tests for Covid-19 among students and staff at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University since classes resumed in September.

    At the University of Kent, 182 students and six members of staff have tested positive. There are around 19,500 students and 4,500 members of staff at the university.

    Twenty-four people have tested positive at Canterbury Christ Church University, which has around 15,000 students and 2,000 staff.

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