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Parents and teachers to open new school

The Steiner School Garlinge Green, Chartham Picture: Gary Browne

07 December 2017

A brand new independent school is being set up following the closure of a Steiner school.


New skate park gets funding boost

A new skate park is planned in Aylesham

06 December 2017

More than £120,000 has been allocated to plans for a new skate park and artificial grass pitch.


Hiccups cause slip-up over skating rink launch

The opening of the ice rink in Canterbury's Dane John Gardens has been further delayed

06 December 2017

Operators of a much-anticipated outdoor ice skating rink admit delays in getting equipment on site has stalled its opening.


Woman attacked in car park

Stock photo

06 December 2017

A woman suffered cuts and bruises to her face after being attacked in a car park.

Pay-and-display to become thing of the past?

Barriers will be rolled out across the Canterbury district

06 December 2017

Ticketless car parks could be rolled out across half of Kent in a £9 million scheme.


Driver rammed police car in dramatic chase

Police were called. Stock image

06 December 2017

A man who allegedly drove on the wrong side of the road at high speeds as he fled police, before repeatedly ramming a patrol car, has been arrested.

Nearly 2,000 children homeless

Almost 2,000 children are facing homelessness in Kent. Library image.

06 December 2017

A national charity says growing numbers of youngsters are due to spend Christmas Day in emergency accommodation.


Accountancy's profit boost

Kreston Reeves has three offices in Kent

06 December 2017

An accountants and business advisor experienced a 20% jump in profits in its first full-year after a merger.

Barman admits sex charges after secret 'sting'

Simon Burrin was snared by a paedophile hunter gang

05 December 2017

A barman caught out by paedophile hunters has admitted grooming someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy.


People smuggler jailed after teens forced to hide in tent

The tent was used to carry five teenagers

05 December 2017

A people smuggler is behind bars after Vietnamese teenagers were hidden in a tent on the back seat of a car.


House prices rise by £11,000

In Kent the average house price increased by more than £10,000 in a year, according to figures

05 December 2017

The average property price in Kent has gone up by more than £11,000 in the last 12 months, according to the latest figures.


Commuters hit by rail fare hike

Passengers will have to pay more to travel by train. Library image.

05 December 2017

Hard-pressed commuters will have to pay 3.6% more for train tickets in the new year, it has been confirmed today.


Thieves steal school wheels

Orchard School pupils found their minibus had been left on breeze blocks

05 December 2017

A school's fishing trip was almost cut short after thieves struck its minibus.


Packaging designer wraps up award for fourth year

Lemon Creative director Drew Selman, right, receives the Solutions Award for packaging

04 December 2017

A design agency which counts model maker Hornby among its clients picked up an award for its packaging for the fourth straight year.

Kent city among UK's least festive

04 December 2017

A national survey has revealed the Christmas season struggles to brighten up spirits in one part of Kent.


Developers rue 'missed opportunity'

Stamp duty will be abolished for first-time buyers on the first £300,000 of properties worth up to £500,000

04 December 2017

Housebuilders believe the Chancellor’s measures to boost the housing market will amount to nothing unless he makes it easier for them to do their job.

Missing pensioner found safe

Sallie Donaldson is missing. Picture, Kent Police.

04 December 2017

An elderly woman whose disappearance sparked a public appeal has been found.

Store boss in 'drunken confession' to stealing thousands

Sainsbury's Local in Whitstable

04 December 2017

A supermarket deputy manager stole thousands from the store - and then confessed to a colleague on a beer mat, a court has been told.


Family with children flee house fire

Firefighters needed to wear breathing gear. Stock image

03 December 2017

A couple and their two children ran from their home after a blaze ripped through a bedroom.

Paul Hollywood: It's a baker's life for me

Bake Off's Paul Hollywood Picture: PA Photo/Channel 4/Jude Edginton

03 December 2017

Kent-based baker Paul Hollywood talks about his early days, career and fame as a documentary about him airs on Channel 4.

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