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Storm forced total closure of Dartford bridge

The QEII Bridge

23 February 2017

Motorists faced huge disruption as one of Kent’s busiest highways was shut due to Storm Doris.

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Massive rise in motorists driving whilst banned

More motorists driving whilst disqualified have been caught in Kent. Picture Thinkstock

23 February 2017

More people have been caught getting behind the wheel while disqualified in the first eight weeks of the year than the whole of 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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Inquest delays causing 'huge distress'

It can take more than 40 weeks for permission to stage a funeral in some parts of Kent. Stock image

21 February 2017

People living in parts of Kent have to wait more than nine months for answers after the unexpected death of a loved one due to a delay in inquests.

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Thousands of 999 calls unanswered

These are some the cases that have been in Kent's courts. Image: Thinkstock

20 February 2017

Police in Kent have registered one of the biggest increases in the number of 'abandoned' emergency calls.

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Get set for sun, storms and wind

It's expected to be a warm day

19 February 2017

The county is set for a glorious start to the week - but it's likely to be a one-day wonder.

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Dozens of ‘female genital mutilation’ cases in Kent

Latest figures show 30 cases of ‘female genital mutilation’ in Kent

17 February 2017

A children’s charity has criticised the lack of prosecutions of an illegal practice that leaves girls with lasting physical and emotional scars.

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New £1 coin could cause havoc

The new 12-sided £1 coin released in part of Kent today

16 February 2017

Businesses that use vending machines are facing several major currency changes within 18 months.

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Traffic clearing after crash

The traffic camera showing London-bound queues. Picture: Highways England

16 February 2017

Traffic has started moving again on part of the London-bound stretch of the M20 after an accident.

Hate crime on the rise

Hate crime is on the increase. Picture: Getty Images

15 February 2017

The number of hate crime offences recorded by police in Kent has shot up.

Missing boy found

Missing from Sittingbourne

15 February 2017

A teenage boy who sparked a frantic search when he disappeared for more than 24 hours has been found.

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Suspects wanted for 70 high-value burglaries

Left, Lee Hearne and Matthew Bryan. Picture: Crimestoppers

14 February 2017

Crimestoppers is offering a £2,000 reward for information about two men believed to be involved in crimes across Kent.

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Police road warning as snow and sub-zero temperatures hit Kent

Residents in Singledge Lane, Whitfield, woke up to snow this morning. Picture: John Sheridan

11 February 2017

Some parts of Kent were hit by snow today - with drivers warned to take extra care on the roads.

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Council tax bills to rise 4%

Thousands of people in Kent struggle to pay their council tax bills: Stock image

09 February 2017

Kent representatives have backed a "high risk" budget, despite suggestions residents are being charged more for poorer services.

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Kent council tax rise vote

Council tax bills could go up by as much as £45 a year. Picture: Thinkstock

09 February 2017

Elected representatives are today expected to approve higher bills of just under 4%.

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VIDEO: Train derailment misery to last for rest of week

Work continues to recover the train

25 January 2017

Some train services in Kent are likely to be disrupted for the rest of the week after a train derailed.

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Freezing fog hits Kent

Andy Baker sent us this showing the M20 near Ashford

22 January 2017

Drivers are facing dangerous driving conditions this morning with patches of freezing fog across Kent.

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Prisoner on roof of a Kent jail

Unmarked vans seen at Sheppey prison. Stock photo

19 January 2017

Emergency response teams were called to an incident at a Sheppey prison.

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Travel disruption following snowfall

Traffic queuing on Detling Hill. Picture: @Ipswichjames

13 January 2017

There were delays on the roads and public transport following last night's snow.

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VIDEO: Snow swamps parts of Kent

Snow settling in Sevenoaks. Picture: @weather7oaks.

12 January 2017

Heavy rain across the county turned to sleet and snow.

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Train refurbishments on track

Southeastern train. Stock image.

12 January 2017

The project to refurbish a third of Southeastern’s entire rail fleet has hit a major milestone this month.

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