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Parts of Kent hit by flooding after tidal surge

Flooding in Faversham

05 October 2017

Rivers burst their banks and roads flooded after tidal surges hit parts of Kent - and there could be more to come overnight.

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Charity warns of cuts to services

Services could be cut at Age UK’s Faversham and Sittingbourne branches

05 October 2017

Bosses at a charity for older people say jobs could be at risk as a result of falling donations.

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Business rate changes 'penalise investment'

Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame

05 October 2017

A brewery boss described Britain’s tourism and hospitality sector as the most taxed in the world after a string of measures upped costs on his firm.

Lengthy delays after trailer crash

The car and overturned trailer. Picture: Highways England

03 October 2017

Part of a motorway has been closed after a trailer and car overturned.

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McDonald's launches delivery service

McDonalds in Canterbury.

03 October 2017

A busy McDonald's restaurant will this week start delivering to homes for the first time.

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Biker died after crashing into back of van

Anthony Medhurst died in the crash

02 October 2017

A motorcyclist died after he failed to react to slowing traffic and crashed into the back of a van, an inquest heard.

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Fake police officer cons woman out of £4k

Police have issued warnings after people have been asked to hand over thousands of pounds. Stock image

28 September 2017

Police have warned people to beware of fraud after a woman was conned out of £4,000.

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Apple grower buys up farms

Medway-based farmer AC Goatham & Son

28 September 2017

A fruit grower which supplies more than one in every five apples sold in the UK has taken over eight farms in the county.

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Six weeks of roadworks on M2

27 September 2017

Highways England will install a contraflow on the carriageway while the work is being carried out.

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Cop charged with cell assault

Canterbury Police Station

27 September 2017

A police sergeant has been accused of hitting a suspect while he was held in custody.

Fly-tipping costing councils thousands

This is the state one fly-tipper left. Picture: Joe Wright

26 September 2017

Kent's borough and district councils are effectively pouring hundreds of thousands of pounds 'down the drain' cleaning up rampant fly-tipping.

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A2 reopens after serious crash

Police made arrests. Stock picture

26 September 2017

The A2 has reopened, several hours after a serious crash.

Town centre becomes Bollywood movie set

Soldiers have been marching through the streets

25 September 2017

Bollywood stars have transformed a Kent town into a movie set after arriving for filming.

Man charged after sex attack

A 27-year-old has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and four counts of indecent exposure.

22 September 2017

A 27-year-old man has been charged following reports of sexual assaults.

Actor to stand trial over pub gun scare

John McEnery. Picture: John Westhrop

22 September 2017

A BAFTA-nominated actor will stand trial after allegedly brandishing a water pistol at a Wetherspoon's pub.

Delays clear after A2 pile-up

 Stock image

21 September 2017

A busy stretch of the A2 was partially shut while emergency services dealt with a crash involving several vehicles.

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Singer raises plight of terminally-ill teenager

John Newman

21 September 2017

Chart topper John Newman had a special reason for wanting to help a 13-year-old girl in need of a life-saving operation.

Fresher, 18, found dead after first night on campus

The University of Kent in Canterbury.

20 September 2017

A young woman was found dead in a university's halls of residence the morning after arriving to start her first year.

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Hot summer helps Shepherd Neame to 'good year'

Shepherd Neame sold the equivalent of 74.5 million pints last year

20 September 2017

Beer and pub company Shepherd Neame increased profits and revenues as it spent millions on renovating its sites and was boosted by good weather.

Driver air-lifted to hospital after crash

The air ambulance landed in a nearby field. Picture: @cedricelf on Twitter

19 September 2017

Police, firefighters, paramedics and the air ambulance were called to a collision on a country road.

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