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Brian blows over

A huge wave at Dover seafront from Storm Brian. Picture: Tony Flashman

22 October 2017

Kent has escaped severe damage from the violent Storm Brian, suffering just a few fallen trees.

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Storm Brian hits Kent

Waves batter the sea wall at Folkestone

21 October 2017

High winds and rain are battering the county as a predicted storm arrives in Kent.

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Travel delays as Kent braced for Storm Brian

Storm Brian is set to lash Kent with strong winds. Picture: WX Charts

21 October 2017

Precautions are being taken ahead of the arrival of Storm Brian today.

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Princes Parade protests step up

Plans: Artist's impression of Princes Parade - Shepway District Council

20 October 2017

The showdown over a controversial beachfront housing estate and leisure centre in Hythe is escalating, after a parish council refused to back the plan

Distressed children hidden in 'coffin'

The lorry which was used to hide three children and two adults

20 October 2017

Three youngsters, aged between two and six, were smuggled into the UK in a secret compartment underneath a flat-bed lorry.

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GP crisis deepens as doctors at busy surgery retire

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

19 October 2017

Kent's GP shortage intensified this week with news that two long-standing doctors at a surgery with 10,000 patients on its books are to retire.

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New town centre restaurant set for opening

The tearoom where Kent chef David Hart is opening The Folkestone Wine Company next month. Picture: @folkestonewine/Twitter

18 October 2017

A chef who has worked in a Michelin-starred Kent restaurant is opening a new place in one of the county's seaside towns.

'It's larger than your house!'

This is what a typical delivery convoy for a transformer looks like

18 October 2017

It's not your average delivery but a massive transformer is due to pass through Kent later this month.

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Teenagers arrested in connection with school raid

Morehall Primary School. Picture: Google.

17 October 2017

A pair of teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of raiding a Kent primary school.

Great Storm claimed 22 lives

Alan Breeze sits among the damage at Brambles animal park in Herne Common, now Wildwood Images

13 October 2017

It's 30 years since 110mph winds caused havoc in Kent and beyond, destroying 15 million trees and creating damage costing £1 billion.

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Kent GP surgeries set to benefit from £4m cash injection

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

12 October 2017

A new training scheme for GPs will see them offered £20,000 to take up posts in "hard to recruit areas", health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

Care home that 'smells of cat urine' in special measures

Dementia patients were discovered with unexplained cuts and bruises at St Claire Care Home, Folkestone: Google

12 October 2017

Residents at a Kent care home suffered unexplained bruising and tears to their skin and were unable to complain to untrained staff.

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Child in costume filmed in 'bizarre' bar burglary

The masked raiders sized up the phone left on the bar

12 October 2017

Bizarre footage of a child dressed in a Halloween costume has emerged showing him stealing from a club's bar.

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Cyclist hurt in hit and run

The incident happened as the vehicle turned into Stade Street, Hythe. Picture: Google.

11 October 2017

A cyclist was injured in an alleged hit and run incident in which a car struck him and failed to stop.

Troubled health trust gets new boss

Susan Acott has been appointed interim chief executive

11 October 2017

A beleaguered Kent health trust has a new chief executive - but bosses have only put her in the role until early next year.

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Show me the money

The Storage Hunters Sean Kelly, Green Mile and T-Money are heading for Folkestone

11 October 2017

The three larger-than-life stars of cult hit Storage Hunters come to Kent this week with a fast-paced show and even faster-pace charity auction.

Former pub site ‘will be foodie paradise’

Ben Cuthbert

10 October 2017

An entrepreneur has revealed his plans to convert a run-down pub into a traditional Kentish tavern and fresh fish restaurant.

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Unique sports park building to start within weeks

Building on Folkestone's Urban Sports Park is due to start within weeks. Picture courtesy of Roger De Haan Charitable Trust

10 October 2017

Building for a unique world-first urban sports park in a Kent town is due to start in the next few weeks, project managers have announced today.

Dramatic photos show aftermath of lorry crash

Emergency crews were called just after 9am. Picture: Paul Amos

10 October 2017

Startling photos show the aftermath of a crash that left a lorry on its side and forced police to close a main road.

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Road closed after lorry overturns

The crash happened close to the Blue and White Cafe

10 October 2017

Police have shut a main road following a crash involving a car and lorry close to a cafe.

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