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Cinema and hotel to open in a year's time

The development is opposite County Square

25 November 2017

Developers building a striking six-screen cinema and 58-room hotel have revealed when they plan to open.

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Where to find Santa in his grotto this Christmas

Santa will be at Bewl Water, Lamberhurst

25 November 2017

Looking for a magical treat to take the family to this festive season? Here's our pick of Santa's grottos to visit across the county.

A Kent country life is the life for me, says Paul O'Grady

Paul has many animals at home in Kent Picture: Nicky Johnston/PA

25 November 2017

For the Love of Dogs presenter Paul O'Grady opens up about his life in rural Kent, which includes pigs, sheep, ducks and goats, in his new book.

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Drunk teenager punched Tesco assistant

Keeley Deacon assaulted both the staff member and police officer

25 November 2017

A teenager was arrested after punching a Tesco staff member then told PC she would 'find out where he lives and his family would die'.

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Police investigating crash in Ashford

Ambulances at the scene. Picture: Steve Salter

24 November 2017

Police probing a three-car collision say one of the drivers left the scene.

Union slams print bosses 'in hiding'

Printing business Headley Brothers was put up for sale in January

24 November 2017

A union has criticised bosses of a historic printing firm which closed suddenly last week, saying staff are still unaware if they will be paid.

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Resident angered after ‘petty’ note left on car

Somebody has been leaving aggressive notes on parked cars in Hales Close

24 November 2017

A resident was angry to find that a 'petty' note had been left on her grandson's car, as they attended her mother's wake.

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Man arrested after vigilante clash

The exchange was posted on social media.

24 November 2017

A man has been charged with grooming after a confrontation involving a group of so-called 'paedophile hunters'.

Trust to consider 'super hospital' - at expense of other two

The urgent care centre at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital

24 November 2017

Health chiefs are to formally consider plans for a 'super' hospital in east Kent - which could mean the loss of A&E departments in two towns.

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Footballer David Seaman to open ice rink with royal links

David Seaman, pictured in his footballing days, will be opening the ice rink at Eastwell Manor with his wife Frankie Poultney, Celebrity Dancing On Ice star Picture: Grant Falvey

24 November 2017

An ice rink being opened by former England and Arsenal footballer David Seaman and his wife, may be reviving a tradition started by Queen Victoria.

Drunk driver parks for snooze on motorway

M20 near Charing

23 November 2017

A driver became so drunk on whisky he pulled up in the fast lane of a motorway for a snooze.

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This shop can't wait for Black Friday to arrive

23 November 2017

Shoppers in Ashford could be excused for feeling confused as a charity store offers them the chance to cash in on Black Friday bargains a day early.

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Cadbury turns on village Christmas lights

Cadbury logo

22 November 2017

The chocolate company Cadbury is hosting a special Christmas tree light switch-on in one of Kent's villages, complete with plenty of chocolate gifts.

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Drink-drive arrest after car ploughs into lamppost

The car ploughed into a lamppost. Picture: Christyn Lingham

22 November 2017

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car swerved off the road and ploughed into a lamppost.

Mums fear cuts to breastfeeding services

Counsellor Sarah Wood fears mothers may have to travel further for breastfeeding support

22 November 2017

A proposed takeover of breastfeeding services could have major consequences across Kent.

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Man critically injured in crash

Hamstreet Road. Picture: Google.

21 November 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses after an accident in which a vehicle hit a tree.

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Health campaigners take fight to No 10

Coach loads of protesters travelled to Kent

21 November 2017

A coachload of people with concerns about the future of health services in Kent took their fight to London, where they met a government minister.

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Calls for stamp duty changes in Budget

In many towns, even modest terraced houses are beyond the reach of many families

21 November 2017

The property sector is calling on the Chancellor to make cuts to stamp duty when he delivers his Autumn Budget in parliament tomorrow.

Teenager fights for life after crash

The air ambulance was called to the scene. Picture by John Matthews

20 November 2017

Police want witnesses after a crash left a teenage driver with life-threatening injuries, and another motorist in a serious condition.

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Man taken to hospital after serious crash

Hamstreet Road. Picture: Google.

20 November 2017

A man has been taken to hospital after a serious crash that led to a main road being closed.

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