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Millions raked in from hospital parking charges

£2 million was fetched through parking charges by Medway NHS Foundation Trust in the year 2016/17. Picture: Gary Browne

28 December 2017

Staff, visitors and patients have been forced to pay millions in parking fees at hospitals in Kent in just one year, it has emerged.

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Sunset views from house by the sea

28 December 2017

Watch the sun set over the sea from this fine home for sale at Hythe.

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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.

Man, 36, arrested over car inferno

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22 December 2017

A 36-year-old man has been arrested by police in connection with a car fire on a petrol station forecourt.

VIDEO: Ape-y Christmas for Kent's gorillas

20 December 2017

Gorillas at a Kent wildlife park have been getting in the spirit after keepers placed Christmas trees adorned with festive treats in their enclosure.

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Arson suspect arrested after petrol station blaze

A car engulfed in flames at the BP garage. Picture: Ashley Judd

19 December 2017

A suspect has been arrested after a car became engulfed in flames on a petrol station forecourt in an alleged arson attack.

Council to ban balloons and sky lanterns

Sky lanterns have been banned from use in Swale

19 December 2017

Farmers and nature experts have praised a council for proposals to ban the release of helium balloons and Chinese lanterns into the air.

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Rowdy behaviour sparks pub's New Years Eve closure

Ben Wilson, landlord of the White Hart

19 December 2017

An historic high street pub says it will close on New Year’s Eve following “rowdy behaviour” at previous events.

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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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Car engulfed in flames at petrol station

A car engulfed in flames at the BP garage. Picture: Ashley Judd

16 December 2017

Police are looking for two men seen running away after a car was gutted by flames in a suspicious fire at a petrol station.

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And the crash sweepstake winner is...

Seven cars have crashed through Guy Ruddy's fence

14 December 2017

A Martello Tower owner has announced the winner of a public sweepstake for guessing the date a car would next smash through his fence.

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Hunt for house burglar

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13 December 2017

Police have released an e-fit image of a man who stole jewellery and cash.

Kent's most expensive war building?

A Martello Tower in Romney Marsh went under the hammer today at a property auction

11 December 2017

An historic building went under the hammer today - and sold for more than double its guide price.

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Gridlock after multiple car crash on motorway

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11 December 2017

A multiple car crash on the M20 has brought gridlock.

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Sweet singing in the choir: Christmas carol services in Kent

Carol services across the county this Christmas

10 December 2017

‘Tis the season to be jolly – so spread the joy at a carol service near you: here's where to find one across the county.

Council activates emergency weather procedure

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08 December 2017

Temperatures are set to dip below zero prompting one council to activate its 'Severe Weather Emergency Protocol'.

Council chief weighs in on hospital debate

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter

08 December 2017

A council leader has added his voice to back calls for a new hospital in east Kent, and wants the health trust to find a "third option" for patients.

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Neighbour's stereo equipment seized by council

 Kit seized by Shepway Council

06 December 2017

A council seized hundreds of pounds worth of stereo equipment after a woman refused to stop playing loud music.

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Tallest chandelier in Europe?

The chandelier at Hythe Imperial Hotel

06 December 2017

An 11-metre ornament built by a Kent company is the crowning glory of a multi-million-pound hotel refurbishment.

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