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TOWIE star set to open Poundland

A star from The Only Way Is Essex is set to open Kent's newest Poundland store.


Helicopter cocaine smuggler jailed

A Belgium national who used a helicopter to transport £7 million worth of cocaine to the UK as part of a drug-dealing gang has been put behind bars.


Pub's fears over 32 weeks roadworks

Roadworks to transform a huge shopping complex - that are due to last 32 weeks - are said to be having a severe impact on businesses.


Paul O'Grady's famous dog has been put to sleep

Kent-based star Paul O'Grady has paid tribute to his dog Olga who had to be put to sleep after an illness.

Car fire sparks lane closure on motorway

Police have closed a lane on a motorway after a car caught alight.

Police trying to find car which reportedly fled crash

A crash caused injuries to two bikers on a main road through a village.

TV star backs campaign to protect

Paul O'Grady gives support to rural campaign


Living the high life...

Shocked passers-by spotted a man sunbathing precariously on the edge of a landmark nine-storey building.


Plans still on for giant store despite losses

Retail bosses reporting losses of £97million say plans to open their first purpose-built store in Kent are still on track.


Award for helping Syrian refugees

A woman has been recognised by the Queen for helping refugees fleeing war-torn Syria start a new life in Kent.


Appeal after school girl approached

Police have launched an appeal after reports that a man attempted to grab a primary school girl in a park.

Horror smash driver fails to show for court hearing

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a French lorry driver suspected of causing a multi-vehicle crash on the M20.

Violent yobs punch pensioners at party

A rampaging mob burst into a 70th birthday party leaving guests with swollen noses, black eyes and cut faces.


Car bursts into flames on motorway

Police were forced to close one lane of a motorway after a car burst into flames on the hard shoulder.

Former Kent minister was 'unaware' of Windrush decision

Former immigration minister Damian Green says he was unaware of a decision to destroy landing cards of Windrush migrants when he was a frontbencher.


One-star kebab shop cleans up its act

A town centre kebab shop which scored a food hygiene rating of one at the end of last year has now been given five stars.

Donated bags allegedly stolen from charity shops

VIDEO: Donated bags of clothing, which are left outside, are being stolen from charity shops.


Long wait for £3.2m park fund decision

Bosses behind plans for a multimillion-pound park investment will have to wait more than a year to find out if their bid is successful.


Car workshop goes up in flames

The cause of the blaze is not known at this stage.


Metal detectorist reunites US war veteran with dog tags

A metal detectorist who found a set of military dog tags in a field has reunited them with their US veteran owner.

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