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Hundreds of 999 calls 'inappropriate'

Police can spend up to 90 minutes dealing with people suffering from mental health issues, but a pioneering project is helping cut lost time.

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Lokko stays with Stones

England C defender Kevin Lokko has signed a new two-year deal at Maidstone.

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Bank holiday and school break fun is on its way in Kent

From beasts to railways and teddy bears to lambs, there's something for everyone this school holidays and bank holiday weekend.

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Government urged to reduce high speed rail fares

The government is to be urged to bring down the cost of Kent's high-speed rail service when it decides who should run the network from next year.

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My Kent Family

When a new father figure joins a family, there may be some changes in the family dynamics

Ask the expert: How will my kids cope with a new step dad?

I'm about to marry a man who's not my children's father. How will the kids and my new husband get on?

Kent Wedding Day

An ivory Eligenza lace bridal dress by Savannah Miller. Available from debenhams.com

Say yes... to the high street dress

The top five fashion retailers for buying a wedding gown for summer 17

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Pizza night prize for Bookbinders participants

Struggling adult readers have a tasty challenge to get their teeth into this week thanks to the Bookbinders literacy initiative.

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