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Violent robbers sentenced to 17 years for bookie thefts

Jack Hennessy

28 June 2014

Three men have received a total of 17 years behind bars for their parts in violent robberies across Kent.

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Satisfaction with Kent trains at lowest in almost decade

Commuters say they are paying more money for a worse service. Pic: Matthew Walker

25 June 2014

The number of Southeastern passengers happy with the rail service is at its lowest level in nine years, new figures reveal.

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Radical shake-up of policing in Kent

Kent Police officers on the beat

24 June 2014

A new way of tackling crime - which puts the control back into local neighbourhoods - is being unveiled today.

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Controversial Kent police commissioner comes under fire...from the prime minister

Police commissioner Ann Barnes is to appear before the Kent and Medway Crime Panel

22 June 2014

David Cameron tells radio listeners Ann Barnes is not making a very good fist of her job

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Firefighters strike over government pension proposals

Stock picture: Fire crews were on the scene.

21 June 2014

Firefighters across Kent are striking again today in protest at what they say are "unfair" pension proposals by the government.

Multi-million pound boost to tackle Kent's pothole menace

Potholes are an issue in Kent

20 June 2014

Kent highways bosses have won an extra £6.3million in the battle to fix thousands of potholes across the county.

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No passport? Recreate the world in Kent!

20 June 2014

We've taken MP Helen Grant's controversial advice to heart - and shown how you can create the wonders of the world right here in Kent.

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Call for tough action as Kent's animal cruelty shame revealed

Penny the Lakeland terrier puppy suffered multiple injuries at the hands of her owners

18 June 2014

The RSPCA is calling for tougher punishments for those who neglect pets - as the shocking scale of animal cruelty in Kent is revealed.

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Olympian Lizzy among those honoured by Queen

Lizzy Yarnold celebrates her Olympic gold. Pictures: Getty Images

13 June 2014

Kent's own Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold was among Kent's finest honoured in this year's Queen's birthday honours list.

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School liaison police officers to be scrapped

Police are appealing for witnesses.

12 June 2014

A dozen school liaison police officers are to be replaced by PCSOs in the latest round of cuts.

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Tory quest to find a new would-be MP in South Thanet

MP Laura Sandys

12 June 2014

We need a Eurosceptic to head off UKIP challenge in key election target seat

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Open studio invitation from artists

Gill Bridgestock Tenterden Makers Artists consortium exhibition

07 June 2014

Kent artists are throwing open their doors to curious members of the public for South East Open Studios this month

Kent hit with weather warning as county put on flood alert

Drivers are warned of localised flooding in Kent. File picture

06 June 2014

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Kent as heavy downpours are expected to bring poor driving conditions and flooding.

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Under-fire Barnes: 'I'll stand for next election'

Police commissioner Ann Barnes is to appear before the Kent and Medway Crime Panel

06 June 2014

Beleaguered Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes has vowed to stand again - despite widespread criticism after a series of controversies.

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Big rise in serious crashes on Kent's roads

Emergency vehicles flank the scene of the crash on the Sheppey Crossing

06 June 2014

A big increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured on Kent's roads is being blamed on the huge Sheppey Crossing pile-up.

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KentOnline winner gobsmacked at 'amazing' prize

Winner of the Kent Online relaunch competition Karen Saffery

05 June 2014

A Kent woman thought she was being pranked when kmfm presenters told her she had won a range of prizes.

Barnes forced to delay holiday to face watchdog

Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes

04 June 2014

Kent's crisis-hit police commissioner has been forced to delay a three-week holiday to appear before a committee where she faces a no-confidence vote.

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Barnes to face watchdog over 'car crash' documentary

Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes

03 June 2014

Crime commissioner Ann Barnes has been summoned before watchdogs to explain why she took part in a controversial TV documentary.

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The Kent Special Constabulary has been given prestigious award by Her Majesty the Queen

Stock picture

02 June 2014

The Kent Special Constabulary has been awarded the Queen's award for Voluntary Service in recognition of its service to residents in Kent.

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Commissioner faces sky high protest over 'car crash' TV show

The #AnnBarnesout aerial banner over Maidstone. Picture: Simon Burchett

30 May 2014

An aircraft has been circling police headquarters in Maidstone with a banner demanding the resignation of police commissioner Ann Barnes.

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