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Health trust's secret plan to scrap 100 hospital beds

In 2016-17 East Kent Hospitals had the most last minute elective surgery cancellations, according to NHS England. Picture: Thinkstock

25 December 2017

Health chiefs have scrapped controversial cost-cutting plans to slash up to 100 beds at hospitals which are already close to capacity.

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Enjoy yourselves but stay alert

Police would particularly like to speak to anyone riding in a small red car who may have seen the accident

23 December 2017

Police have given advice to keep thieves away during the festive holiday.

Council confirms top level shake-up

Swale House, Sittingbourne

22 December 2017

New chief executive confirmed as council axes role of director of corporate services .

Cocaine addict shoved 80-year-old in wheelchair

Joe Silver preyed on elderly people. Picture: Kent Police.

22 December 2017

A thug who preyed on elderly people during a desperate search for cash stole £700 from a wheelchair-bound pensioner and punched a woman in the face.

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Woman, 61, admits stabbing partner

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

22 December 2017

A woman is facing jail after admitting stabbing her 70-year-old partner and stealing a safe containing jewellery and cash.

Mum fleeced severely disabled man out of hundreds

Charlie Dawkins

20 December 2017

The mother of a young child fleeced a bed-bound man who trusted her out of hundreds of pounds in offences branded "repellent" by a judge.

Bag a stocking full of Kent Christmas goodies

Treat someone to some Leeds Castle Classical Concert tickets this Christmas Picture: Andy Jones

20 December 2017

All out of festive gift ideas? Let Kent come to your Christmas rescue with some alternatives to soaps and socks.

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Almost 500 thefts from churches

19 December 2017

Places of worship are being regularly targeted by thieves, according to latest figures from police.

Wrong-way driver 'worried about running out of fuel'

Hristov drove the wrong way down the A2

19 December 2017

A driver caught travelling the wrong way down the A2 told police he was worried about running out of fuel and needed to access a petrol station.

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Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Gritters were are out in force on December 10 and 11. Picture: Highways England.

19 December 2017

Meteorologists have revealed the likelihood of snow falling in Kent on Christmas Day.

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Panto star rushed to hospital after injury

Lloyd Hollett and Ben Roddy get into the panto spirit at the Marlowe

18 December 2017

A pantomime dame appeared on stage on crutches after accident

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Woman in court accused of attempted murder

Olive Ripley appeared at Maidstone Crown Court

15 December 2017

A woman has appeared in court after being charged with the attempted murder of her 70-year-old partner

Arrest after pay-and-display machine smashed

A pay and display machine was smashed.

15 December 2017

A 31-year-old man allegedly smashed a car park machine while carrying drugs.

'I'm a student and a Tory - but don't judge me for it'

James Hind, who is editor of Canterbury Christ Church University's student news outlet, Unified

15 December 2017

A student claims young Conservatives are treated differently on campus for admitting their political allegiance.

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Boy hit by car on major road

A man from Hythe has been arrested. Stock image

14 December 2017

Emergency crews are at the scene of an accident, sparking long queues in the area.

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Wildlife concerns over UK's biggest solar farm

An 890-acre solar farm has been proposed near Graveney. Picture: Thinkstock

14 December 2017

Proposals to build an 890-acre solar farm could impact birds and wildlife in the area.

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Hospitals bring in winter troubleshooter

There are fears hospitals in parts of Kent will struggle to cope with the number of patients this winter

14 December 2017

NHS officials have taken an unusual step amid concerns hospitals will struggle to cope with patient numbers in the coming months.

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Trapped councillors in lift drama

Trapped: Cllrs Monique Bonney, left, and June Garrad on the floor sharing photos

14 December 2017

Two councillors, including a great grandmother, had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a lift.

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Two crashes on M2

Traffic is queuing on the M2. Stock picture

13 December 2017

Drivers suffered delays following separate traffic accidents near the same junction on both sides of the motorway.

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Van crashed into fallen tree

A tree has fallen in the road. Stock picture

13 December 2017

Motorists suffered delays after a tree fell onto telephone cables, causing an accident.

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