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Mum told of son's death by phone

The heartbroken family of a dad-of-one who took his own life is calling for a change in police procedure after being told of his death by telephone.

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Argos closing town branch

Shoppers in part of Kent are rueing the loss of yet another major town centre retailer.

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Man jumps into cars saying 'Calais'

Drivers have been left spooked after a stranger reportedly got into their vehicles uttering the word "Calais" outside a McDonald's.

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Appeal launched after man approaches girl

Police have renewed their appeal for information after a man is said to have approached a school girl in a play park.

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Large fire breaks out in recycling plant

Four fire engines are still at the scene of a large recycling centre blaze which broke out in the early hours.

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Concerns raised over injured foal

Animal-lovers have again been raising concerns of the welfare of horses in a notorious 'field of death'.

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Restaurant vows to get tough after closure threat

Restaurant bosses have been threatened with closure after failing to produce CCTV of a mass brawl.

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Motorway pile up leads to lengthy delays

Motorists are facing delays of at least half an hour this evening after a four-vehicle crash on a Kent motorway.

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'Vegan activists' attack butchers

"Activists" defaced a Kent butchers today with graffiti that said "Stop killing animals go vegan now."

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Emergency alarms offline for six hours

A council's response to a failure of emergency alarms worn by thousands of vulnerable people has been described as "incredibly slow and chaotic".

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Five arrested for 'arson'

Four men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of arson, as a man remains in hospital with leg injuries.

Discrimination on buses is 'getting worse'

A wheel-chair user says she feels discriminated against when using public transport.

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Mum's agony at son’s ‘spur of moment’ suicide

A heartbroken mum has paid tribute to her son after he was found dead at his home following a row with his partner.

Girl 'shot' in school playground

A 15-year-old was hit with a pellet fired from a gun outside the school grounds.

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Jury fails to reach verdict after cyclist's death

A woman whose Mercedes struck and killed a cyclist may face a new trial after a jury could not decide if she was driving dangerously.

Speed cameras set up on M20

New average speed cameras have been placed along parts of the M20 as a major project begins.

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Office block cost taxpayers staggering £8m

Council bosses paid a huge sum for a landmark office block and its surrounding land, which they plan to turn into a new Commercial Quarter.

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Speed limit of 40mph here to stay

A 40mph limit which is rarely respected by motorists will stay in place until a multimillion-pound motorway junction opens in 2019.

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Vandal shouts he has "wheel nuts in my pockets!”

A man in a hoodie has been jailed after he went to a security company and smashed two van windows in a revenge attack.

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Crews rescue man trapped in flood water

A man trapped in his car in flood water has been rescued by specialist ambulance crews and firefighters.

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