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Mum attacked by knifeman in Tesco car park horror

Tesco supermarket, Bridge Road, Sheerness.

04 October 2017

Shocked shoppers watched as a blood-soaked mum fought off a knifeman as her daughter slept in the back of her car outside a busy supermarket.

Highways England roundabout scheme is "not fit for purpose"

The Stockbury Roundabout.

03 October 2017

Council unanimously rejects £100 million roundabout revamp for notorious Kent motorway junction and tells planners to think again.

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Kent granddad named Britain's top cook

Swale community chef Mike Spackman and his assistant Sally Miall after winning the BBC Radio Four Top Cook award, pictured with judge Cordon Bleu chef Allegra McEvedy. Picture: BBC

03 October 2017

A granddad from Kent who has devoted his life to teaching families how to rustle up cheap yet healthy dinners has won gold in the 'food Oscars.'

Area leads county with 3,200 cases of dumped waste

Fly-tipping in Susans Lane, Upchurch. Picture: Graeme Archer.

02 October 2017

Numbers released have shown where is worst for people dumping rubbish.

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Youngster nominated for top soap award

Bleu Landau pictured left during an episode of Eastenders Picture courtesy of BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes

30 September 2017

A Kent youngster has been nominated for a national award for his role in EastEnders.

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Rejected man threatened to kill woman

Grzegorz Grzelinski

30 September 2017

A drunken man saw red and threatened to throw acid over his flatmate and kill her after she spurned his advances.

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Fireplace ripped out of charity's home

Staff from East Kent Mencap in the room where they discovered the intruder had been staying

30 September 2017

An intruder caused damage costing thousands of pounds after breaking into a building belonging to a charitable organisation.

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Traffic easing after accident on A249

The accident happened on the Sittingbourne side of the Sheppey Crossing

29 September 2017

Police have re-opened a lane on the A249 after an earlier accident.

Salvation Army closes its doors after 140 years

The final service in the Salvation Army Hall, Sheerness

29 September 2017

Dwindling numbers force the Salvation Army to close its church in a Kent town. Leaders admit packed last service was too little, too late.

Don't miss First Class!

First Class appears in KM Group newspapers the week starting October 9

29 September 2017

Children across the island have started life at school - don't miss our brilliant souvenir supplement!

Homes plan for historic water tower

The dilapidated water tower in Sheerness

28 September 2017

Plans to turn a town centre water tower into 29 homes get the go-ahead.

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Fallen telephone pole shuts road

Stock picture.

28 September 2017

Motorists should avoid Bexon Lane after an accident has left the road blocked by a fallen telephone pole.

Crash closes road

The ambulance service attended the scene

28 September 2017

Motorists are warned to avoid Bexon Lane in Sittingbourne after an accident.

Apple grower buys up farms

Medway-based farmer AC Goatham & Son

28 September 2017

A fruit grower which supplies more than one in every five apples sold in the UK has taken over eight farms in the county.

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New bridge named

The bridge over Brielle Way near Blue Town

27 September 2017

A bridge installed at Peel Ports in a seaside town has been named.

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It's finger-licking good for gran Rita

Rita Frost has turned 60. Picture: Solent News

27 September 2017

A gran who has worked at KFC for almost four decades and served over six million pieces of chicken is celebrating her 60th birthday at the chain.

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Six weeks of roadworks on M2

27 September 2017

Highways England will install a contraflow on the carriageway while the work is being carried out.

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Fly-tipping costing councils thousands

This is the state one fly-tipper left. Picture: Joe Wright

26 September 2017

Kent's borough and district councils are effectively pouring hundreds of thousands of pounds 'down the drain' cleaning up rampant fly-tipping.

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Nursing recruits fail English test

Nearly 90% of Filipina nurses offered jobs failed an English language test

26 September 2017

A hospital has suffered a setback in its attempts to take on nurses from overseas after nearly 90% of the first batch didn't pass a language test.

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Kittens found dumped in a cardboard box on playing field

Caged cats. But who left them in a cardboard box?

25 September 2017

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two 16-week-old black kittens were found callously abandoned in a sealed box on a playing field.

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