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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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Paralympian Steve finds love with Alton Towers victim

Vicky Balch (left) and Steve Brown (right) starred in Without Limits

24 September 2017

Kent Paralympian and TV host Steve Brown has found love with Alton Towers crash victim Vicky Balch after the pair featured in a documentary.

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Man cut from wreckage after crash

Police were called to the scene

24 September 2017

Fire crews had to cut a man from his car after he crashed.

Burst water main floods high street

Police sealed off Sheerness High Street this morning.

23 September 2017

A high street has been shut both ways after flooding when a water main burst last night.

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Greenpeace diesel stand-off over

Campaigners with keys at the docks. Picture: Will Rose/Greenpeace

22 September 2017

The last two campaigners attempting to stop Volkswagen diesel imports from leaving Sheerness docks have been arrested.

Couple’s dream eco house up for top award

22 September 2017

A couple, who built their own eco-friendly home, are due to find out if their property has won a design award this evening.

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Violent robbers jailed over Co-op raid

The robbers stole thousands in cash

21 September 2017

A pair of masked robbers who punched a female supermarket worker in the face in a violent early-morning raid have been jailed for more than 13 years.

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'Dog row left me fearing for my life'

Hircin Ozata must have mental health treatment

21 September 2017

A complaint about a barking dog led to a four-year campaign of harassment against a man and wife, a court heard.

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Three arrests after thousands of imported cars 'seized by activists'

Greenpeace managed to get onboard a vessel carrying VW cars bound for Sheerness. Picture: Dave Watson

21 September 2017

Greenpeace activists in kayaks and boats boarded a 23,498-tonne ship on a major import route bringing Volkswagen diesel cars into the UK.

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Slow traffic after bus crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

20 September 2017

A main route was partially shut after a bus and car collided, causing long delays for rush-hour drivers.

Problem roundabout upgrade is 'short-sighted'

Highways England's proposal for an upgrade Stockbury roundabout

20 September 2017

Plans for a £100 million upgrade of a notoriously busy junction have been described as “short-sighted in the extreme”.

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School's battle of the sexes

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey's west site in Sheerness

20 September 2017

Pupils at one Kent academy have been split into boys and girls groups to see how they perform in their studies.

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Rugby player's shock death after triathlon

Steve Begley who died after taking part in a triathlon

20 September 2017

Tributes have been paid to a Kent man living overseas who died of suspected heart-related complications.

Man jailed for growing cannabis worth £1m

Lee Birch.

19 September 2017

A 50-year-old man has been jailed after officers found cannabis plants worth almost £1 million hidden in an industrial building.

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Man finds himself at centre of international art theft storm

The painting depicting the devil playing cards. Picture: SWNS.com

18 September 2017

A shopper bought painting for £40 that turned out to be worth £30,000 from a car boot sale - only to find out it had been stolen.

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