Gitlab CI fails with ERROR: Job failed: exit code 1

I am pretty new to gitlab ci and I have a project with a pre-existing gitlab configuration which was running fine but after pushing a few code changes, it has now completely stopped working and I can’t figure out why. Here is the .gitlab-ci.yml

stages:
  - build
  - deploy

variables:
  DOCKER_HOST: tcp://localhost:2375

assets:
  stage: build
  image: node:10-alpine
  script:
    - npm ci
    - NODE_ENV=production npm run build
  artifacts:
    expire_in: 1 day
    paths:
      - public/assets
  tags:
    - docker

package:
  stage: deploy
  image: php:7.3-cli-alpine
  dependencies:
    - assets
  before_script:
    - php -r "copy('https://getcomposer.org/installer', 'composer-setup.php');"
    - php -r "if (hash_file('sha384', 'composer-setup.php') === 'e0012edf3e80b6978849f5eff0d4b4e4c79ff1609dd1e613307e16318854d24ae64f26d17af3ef0bf7cfb710ca74755a') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"
    - php composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer
    - php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"
  script:
    - composer install --prefer-dist --no-progress --optimize-autoloader --no-scripts
    - rm -fr .git
  artifacts:
    expire_in: 1 day
    paths:
      - .
  tags:
    - docker

docker:
  stage: deploy
  image: docker:latest
  services:
    - docker:18-dind
  dependencies:
    - assets
  script:
    - docker build -t $CI_REGISTRY_IMAGE:latest .
    - docker login -u gitlab-ci-token -p $CI_JOB_TOKEN $CI_REGISTRY
    - docker push $CI_REGISTRY_IMAGE:latest
  only:
    - master
  tags:
    - docker

deploy:
  stage: deploy
  image: php:7.3-cli-alpine
  dependencies:
    - assets
  before_script:
    - curl -LO https://deployer.org/deployer.phar
    - mv deployer.phar /usr/local/bin/dep
    - chmod +x /usr/local/bin/dep
    - apk add --update openssh rsync
    - eval $(ssh-agent -s)
    - echo "$SSH_PRIVATE_KEY" | tr -d 'r' | ssh-add -
    - mkdir -p ~/.ssh
    - chmod 700 ~/.ssh
    - ssh-keyscan -t rsa domain.co.uk >> /root/.ssh/known_hosts
  script:
    - dep deploy -p --tag="$CI_COMMIT_TAG"
  only:
    - tags
  tags:
    - docker

I am consistently getting the following error and I am wondering what has changed and if it is the server or gitlab-ci causing the following issue. I checked the server and it’s running fine but there is no docker installed there and I presume the docker is not supposed to be installed on the server for what it is trying to do anyways?

Checking out a50d58fd as master...
 Skipping Git submodules setup
Downloading artifacts for assets (447059035)...
00:01
 Downloading artifacts from coordinator... ok        id=447059035 responseStatus=200 OK token=cp4GCzgJ
$ docker build -t $CI_REGISTRY_IMAGE:latest .
00:02
 time="2020-02-24T03:53:41Z" level=error msg="failed to dial gRPC: cannot connect to the Docker daemon. Is 'docker daemon' running on this host?: dial tcp [::1]:2375: connect: connection refused"
 error during connect: Post http://localhost:2375/v1.40/build?buildargs=%7B%7D&cachefrom=%5B%5D&cgroupparent=&cpuperiod=0&cpuquota=0&cpusetcpus=&cpusetmems=&cpushares=0&dockerfile=Dockerfile&labels=%7B%7D&memory=0&memswap=0&networkmode=default&rm=1&session=sja0dvuf6gm0w8tneigulo3ha&shmsize=0&t=registry.gitlab.com%2Fnir.npl%2Fbrayleys-honda%3Alatest&target=&ulimits=null&version=1: context canceled
 ERROR: Job failed: exit code 1

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