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M2 reopens fully after hole declared safe

This sinkhole caused days of traffic misery after it emerged on the M2 near Faversham. Picture: Simon Burchett

20 February 2014

Work to resurface a denehole that has caused chaos and lane closures on the M2 has finished today after nine days.

Experts confirm Swale whale is dead

The huge sperm whale as seen from Seasalter. Picture: Mike Gould

20 February 2014

The whale stranded out in the Swale has been confirmed as dead by marine diving specialists.

After much digging... the truth about THAT hole

This sinkhole caused days of traffic misery after it emerged on the M2 near Faversham. Picture: Simon Burchett

19 February 2014

The 15ft hole which has brought chaos to the M2 for days has yielded up some of its secrets... dating back nearly two centuries.

Move over Posh and Baby... it's Business Spice

Monica Chia and her team at the official opening of the Karimix premises in Selling, near Faversham

17 February 2014

A sassy entrepreneur has put an extra kick into the curry market with a range of chutneys, pastes, sauces and chilli jams made in an old apple store.

Angry family sue health trust over grandad's hospital death

Malcolm Rogers fell out of bed twice in four days

15 February 2014

The family of a man who died of pneumonia after falling out of bed twice in just days on a heavily-understaffed hospital ward are suing the NHS.

Revealed: Huge M2 hole is chalk well

Work is ongoing on the M2 to repair the hole. Picture: Simon Burchett

14 February 2014

Highways bosses have confirmed a hole that has swallowed up part of the M2 is actually a chalk well, as investigations continue to repair the chasm.

Kent's council tax freeze set to end

Kent County Council must save millions and make 'painful' decisions

13 February 2014

County council taxpayers are likely to be hit with a hike in bills as a three-year freeze looks set to come to an end today.

Extreme weather blamed for M2 sinkhole travel chaos

The huge hole that opened up on the M2. Picture: Highways Agency

11 February 2014

The recent extreme weather has been blamed for the huge M2 sinkhole, which is causing travel misery for thousands.

Biker who killed dog walker on crossing walks free

Michael Jayes

07 February 2014

A learner motorcyclist has been given a suspended sentence after knocking down and killing a man on a pedestrian crossing.

Swale's £180k B&B plan gets the go ahead

Cabinet member for housing, Cllr John Wright

06 February 2014

Members of the council's cabinet agreed last night to give the thumbs up to a bed and breakfast run by the local authority.

Boy, 16, arrested after police car chase

The scene of the crash following the police chase. Picture: Callum O'Grady

05 February 2014

A 16-year-old boy has been held after a police car chase ended dramatically when a patrol car went into the back of a vehicle it was pursuing.

Cabinet members to discuss £180k B&B plan

Homeless person living on street. Stock pic.

05 February 2014

Councillors will decide tonight whether to open a Swale-run bed and breakfast to help tackle homelessness in the borough.

'Battle with Bob': Tragic boy's poignant video campaign against brain cancer

Tragic Silas Pullen died aged 11

30 January 2014

The parents of a young boy who died aged 11 have shared touching pictures of their battle with Bob - the nickname they gave their son's brain tumour.

Rise in charges for memorial benches ‘lacks compassion’

The price of adding a memorial bench to The Leas, Minster, is set to increase

30 January 2014

A councillor has branded a decision to increase the price of seafront memorial benches “heartless”.

Clear-up after the storm

A car is damaged by a tree in East Malling. Picture: Doug Cable

27 January 2014

Highways workers are out in force today clearing up after more than 100 trees were brought down in the weekend's storms.

Shipwrights arms reopens

26 January 2014

A Faversham pub swamped by a tidal surge in December and devastated by a chimney fire just weeks later has now re-opened

Jackknifed lorry causes delays

Traffic builds up in Porters Lane, Sheldwich

24 January 2014

A lorry has jackknifed on a busy stretch of road this morning, causing rush hour delays.

Nursed back to health - and the wild

The seal pup is returned to the sea at Oare

23 January 2014

A seal pup has been released back into the wild thanks to an animal sanctuary after being found ill and stranded for two days on a beach.

Driver trapped as two-car crash shuts M2

Scene of the the crash on the M2 near Faversham

20 January 2014

Firefighters have been working to free a woman from the wreckage of a car after a crash on the M2 this morning.

Firefighters tackle car blaze

Firefighters tackle the blaze

15 January 2014

Fire crews are dealing with a car on fire in Faversham this afternoon.

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