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'Poo nurses' win at 'industry's Oscars'

 Left to right: Jenni Middleton, Editor of the Nursing Times, Sandra Hanson, Helen Ripper and a representative of Ontex Healthcare who sponsor the award.

29 November 2017

Two children have won an award at their industry's equivalent of the Oscars for their work tackling the issue of childhood constipation.


Tributes pour in for 'The Shuffle Man'

Michael Ryan died on Sunday

28 November 2017

A man who became something of a local celebrity due to his distinctive 'shuffle' has died.


Inquest verdicts of serial killer's victims quashed

Daniel Whitworth, 21, was murdered by Port

28 November 2017

The verdicts into the deaths of two victims of a gay murderer known as 'the Grindr killer' have been quashed ahead of a police watchdog investigation.


Liquid thrown by moped-riding robbers

Thieves on a moped threw the substance. Stock image: iStock

28 November 2017

A man was taken to hospital complaining of irritation to his skin after being doused in liquid during a robbery.


Teenager faces charges over double fatal crash

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Picture: James Williams

28 November 2017

A 19-year-old man is due to appear in court over the deaths of two men in a crash.

Man brought back to life at leisure centre

Cygnet Leisure Centre, Old Perry Street, Northfleet

28 November 2017

A man had to be resuscitated after collapsing at a leisure centre last night.

Emergency services called to A2 crash

Traffic delays. Stock image

28 November 2017

Police and ambulance crews have been at the scene of a crash which closed two lanes of the A2 earlier.


American diner opens with a choice of 100 sauces

Darren Oxley, with daughter and manager Connie Oxley

28 November 2017

An American diner has opened in one Kent town and it has more than 100 sauces on offer.

Dozens of bus services could be axed

Many bus services in Kent could be under threat

27 November 2017

School children and vulnerable elderly people could lose vital bus services as part of plans to save £4 million.


Red Cross called out after flat blaze

Stock image

27 November 2017

Red Cross volunteers have been helping a man get back on his feet after a blaze ripped through his flat this morning.

Firefighters deal with flat blaze

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27 November 2017

Firefighters were called after a flat was engulfed in flames.

Community meet to discuss future of health

Dr Liz Lunt, New Model of Local Care Lead at Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group

27 November 2017

More than 120 health professionals and residents of Kent's biggest development have met to discuss the future of care in their community.

Market feasts that are worth getting in a stew over...

Barry and Denise Page

27 November 2017

A street food stall with a difference has come to one Kent town, and it's perfect for the winter lunch breaks.

Taking the plunge to raise thousands

Alex Andrews (second right) from Wilkins Kennedy, key partner for the KM Abseil Charity Challenge, congratulates team mates Chris Jones, Chloe Ranger and Dee Takamizawa for completing the challenge.

27 November 2017

Brave souls from across Gravesend and Dartford took part in the KM Abseil Charity Challenge.

Blow for speed limit campaign

Sifa Rifat died in London Road, Northfleet

26 November 2017

A campaign to reduce the speed limit on a notorious stretch of road in a bid to stop collisions and save lives has taken a blow.


Christmas markets across Kent set their stall out

Christmas markets

25 November 2017

The taste of Christmas comes to the county this weekend with the first of the season's festive markets.


Residents on ‘front line’ of anti-social behaviour

Residents of Gravesham Court are fed up. Picture: John Westhrop

25 November 2017

MP Adam Holloway says long-term action is needed to prevent problems blighting the lives of residents in sheltered accommodation.


'Breathtaking betrayal' of fraudster

Peter Phillips defrauded friends out of thousands in cash

24 November 2017

A conman ripped off more than £700,000 from friends - some of whom he'd known for decades.


Dad ran around streets to trace lost ambulance

Nick Jarvis, with Chloe, one, and two-year-old Harry, waited nearly an hour for an ambulance after Harry fell ill

24 November 2017

A two-year-old boy was left waiting 55 minutes for medical attention after paramedics got lost in a new housing estate.


Delays following crash on A2

Three cars were involved in a crash. Credit:@kentpoliceroads

23 November 2017

Three cars were involved in a crash that caused rush-hour delays.

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