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Wrong-way A2 driver who was 'low on fuel' jailed

The Gate Services on the A2

06 February 2018

A civil servant who narrowly avoided causing a fatal head-on crash when he drove the wrong way on the A2 because he was low on fuel has been jailed.

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GPs' fury over 'hazardous' parking

Car park at Faversham's Newton Place Surgery.

06 February 2018

Chaos is being caused by members of the public who 'thoughtlessly' use a GP surgery's car park.

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Crash sparked rush-hour chaos

Police and ambulance crews are at the scene

05 February 2018

A road closure near a major motorway junction causing severe delays to motorists.

Cyclist goes around the world in 30 months

Josiah Skeats, 24, arrives in Sydney

05 February 2018

A 24-year-old man has finally completed his journey after cycling around the world since 2015.

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Legend has it...

Shorne Woods Country Park, Shorne, near Gravesend

04 February 2018

Kent’s history has left us many legends. Local author Alan Bignell guides us across the county delving into the history associated with it.

Raider targets newsagents

CCTV image of the break-in at Carter's Newsagents, Faversham.

01 February 2018

A hoodie-wearing raider stole cash and cigarettes during a break-in at a newsagent's.

Morrisons to cut management jobs

Morrisons has announced cuts to management

01 February 2018

Britain's fourth largest supermarket Morrisons is to cut 1,500 manager roles as it becomes the latest retailer to shake up its staff structure.

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15,000 affected as dental practice quits NHS

Dr Nadim Safdar of the Bradley & Partners Dental Practice in St Peters Lane, Canterbury

01 February 2018

Thousands of people have been left without dental care from today after a practice pulled the plug on its NHS contract.

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Parts of Kent on flood alert

Flood alerts have been released. Stock image

01 February 2018

Flood alerts were issued for parts of the county as rivers struggled to cope with the flow of water.

Glamour model faces jail over gun offences

Sandy Hunter

31 January 2018

A glamour model is among three facing jail over gun and ammunition offences after a dramatic armed police chase on the M2.

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Government 'committed to building lorry park'

Operation Stack between Junction 9 and 10 of the M20. Picture: Gary Browne

31 January 2018

The transport secretary says the government is committed to building a lorry park in Kent to deal with issues caused by Operation Stack.

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Elderly people's charity faces funding fears

Sue Cliffe, chief officer at Age UK Faversham and Sittingbourne

31 January 2018

Changes to KCC funding could cost Age UK £400,000 a year.

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See those first signs of spring: snowdrops

Take a walk and see the snowdrops this month

31 January 2018

They’re back – those tentative signs of spring, snowdrops, are starting to spring up: here's where to see them this month across Kent.

Zoo's first chimp born after surprise pregnancy

The baby chimp born at Wingham Wildlife Park

30 January 2018

A wildlife park has witnessed the first birth of it's chimp in the - despite mum being on the pill.

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Woman trapped in overturned car

Road closed. Stock image

30 January 2018

Emergency crews worked to free a woman trapped in her car after it crashed and overturned.

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Mum 'disgusted' after being left without working boiler

Louise Phythian, who has been without out heating or hot water for three weeks.

29 January 2018

A mum-of-two had no heating or hot water for three weeks.

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Buses to replace trains on Sunday

Southeastern

27 January 2018

Engineering works mean passengers will be diverted via bus this weekend.

Sunlight suspected cause of bungalow blaze

Refracted sunlight is thought to have started the fire. Stock pic.

27 January 2018

Crews believe sunlight refracting onto bedding started a fire in a bungalow.

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Crash causes motorway queues

Stock image

26 January 2018

Part of the M2 was blocked following a crash between two cars.

Town turns over new leaf with first literary festival

Carol Donaldson speaking at last year's WhitLit festival Picture: Chris Davey

25 January 2018

Crime writers, historians, children's authors and a psychogeographer are among the line-up for a town's new literary festival.

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