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Views sought on Britain's biggest solar farm

The site of the proposed Cleve Hill Solar Park

05 December 2017

The first stage of a consultation to cover 890 acres of Kent farmland in solar panels begins today.

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Crash on A2 causes delays

Traffic has ground to a halt

01 December 2017

Motorists reported sitting in traffic for 50 minutes following an multi-vehicle accident on a busy road.

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Christmas ice rink launch delayed

Workers have started putting up the ice rink in the Dane John

30 November 2017

The opening of a festive ice rink in Kent has been put back.

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Feel the festive spirit this weekend

Brogdale's Christmas event this weekend has plenty of goodies to tempt you Picture: Tony Flashman

29 November 2017

Make merry with markets, miniature railways and magical spectacles with the latest festive events across the county this weekend.

Pilot who dropped cocaine to waiting gang jailed

The barrels which were packed with drugs

28 November 2017

A Belgian pilot who threw barrels loaded with £2.5million worth of cocaine out of a circling aeroplane has been jailed.

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Sighting of missing teenage girl

Alex Willoughby caught on CCTV

27 November 2017

A 17-year-old girl who disappeared nearly two weeks ago is caught on CCTV with a man in Kent.

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Blaze fears bring ban on flying of lanterns

Sky lanterns have been banned from use in Swale

27 November 2017

Councillors have unanimously agreed to support a ban on sky lanterns and balloons, but insist they are not being "killjoys".

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Build even more homes? That's 'barmy'

More new homes could be built in Swale under government proposals

24 November 2017

A council leader has condemned potential government house-building targets, labelling them "impossible".

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Charity staff face losing jobs before Christmas

Sue Cliffe

24 November 2017

Workers at a charity centre face losing their jobs just days before Christmas.

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Police 'extremely concerned' for missing cadet

Alex Willoughby

24 November 2017

Police say they are "extremely concerned" for the welfare of a 17-year-old cadet who has not been seen for more than a week.

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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Nearly 5,000 empty homes in Kent

Philip Hammond has announced plans to charge owners of empty homes a council tax premium of 100%

24 November 2017

Thousands of properties are lying empty in the county as councils come under government pressure to build more homes.

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Bid to offer first Kent medical degrees

A Kent medical school could help develop the surgeons of the future. Stock image.

23 November 2017

Two Kent universities have today submitted a joint bid for government cash to fund medical student places in the county for the first time.

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More details released after man's tragic road death

The A2 was closed after the pedestrian was hit by a car. Picture: Trevor Martin

22 November 2017

A man killed despite desperate attempts to save his life following a crash has been identified.

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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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Mein Kampf to be debated in school classes

Mein Kampf. Picture: Wiki Commons.

21 November 2017

A Kent grammar school is to offer classes in which pupils debate texts including Mein Kampf, as "an antidote to the poison of political correctness".

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Lost mother and son rescued from marshes

The Coastguard helicopter has been scrambled. Library image.

20 November 2017

A large-scale emergency response involving police and the coastguard helicopter was launched after a mother and son went missing on marshes.

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Fire crews called to barge blaze

Thames sailing barge Ironsides. Picture: Richard Murr

19 November 2017

A team of 25 firefighters were battling to control a blaze which broke out on an old Thames sailing barge.

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Thieves destroy holiday dreams

The Burnt wreckage of Linda Giddy's caravan in Hubbards Hill

19 November 2017

An animal charity worker’s caravan being used for trips away with her disabled mum has been stolen and torched.

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Witness appeal after fatal bypass crash

The A2 was closed after the pedestrian was hit by a car. Picture: Trevor Martin

18 November 2017

Police have appealed for witnesses after a man died after he was hit by a car on a busy dual carriageway.

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