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Car crashes into sea wall

The air ambulance was called

08 January 2018

A man was taken to a London hospital after a car reportedly crashed into the sea wall in Sheerness.

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Missing teenager found

Stock image

07 January 2018

A 14-year-old who had not been seen for five days has been found safe and well.

'In charge of where I grew up'

Chief Inspector Rachel McNeil - District Commander of Swale

05 January 2018

Swale's top cop says she is blessed to be in charge of the area she grew up in.

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Emergency repairs create traffic chaos

Surface damage on the A249. Picture: Hugh Fitzgibbon

05 January 2018

A rip in the surface has led to huge traffic jams on one of Kent's busiest roads.

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Special thanks to all who cared at Christmas

Organisers Marie Piper, Carol Wraight and Betty Boswell

05 January 2018

Organisers have praised people for their generosity following this year's campaign to help those who need it most.

Thieves snatch donations meant for the homeless

Malcolm Staines has appealed for the return of his tool box and contents.

05 January 2018

“I hope the person who did this will sleep well in their nice, warm bed knowing they robbed people who have nothing.”

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Serving councillor lives 166 miles away

Cllr Valerie Ashenden

05 January 2018

A councillor in Kent has defended her decision to carry on representing her constituents despite moving to south-west England.

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Major road reopens after emergency repairs

Surface damage on the A249. Picture: Hugh Fitzgibbon

05 January 2018

Part of a busy dual carriageway has reopened after being shut for emergency repairs after a mammoth pothole stretching 100ft opened up.

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Aftermath of pothole crash

The mammoth gash on the A249. Picture: Hugh Fitzgibbon

04 January 2018

This is the huge pothole stretching more than 100ft seen along a major carriageway after a woman was injured in a crash.

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Kent's lost locals

Around 10 pubs are thought to have closed in the county

04 January 2018

As more than 20 pubs each week close in the UK, we look back at some of Kent's closed boozers. How many do you remember?

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David Beckham 'link' to historic cannon sale

Auctioneers Alan Mummery and John Booth with the Georgian cannon

04 January 2018

The chauffeur of one of England's most famous footballers is rumoured to have bought an historic cannon at an auction in Kent.

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Ambitious plan to transform harbour

David Wilcock wants Sheerness to have a harbour arm like the one at Herne Bay

03 January 2018

Residents are joining forces in the hope of creating a protected sandy beach and a pontoon for passenger boats.

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Smoke warning as crews tackle barn fire

Picture of the blaze at Scocles Road, Minster

01 January 2018

Firefighters warned residents to keep their windows and doors closed as a barn fire raged.

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Shepherd’s huts win tourism award

The Little Owl hut at Elmley. Picture: Rob Canis

31 December 2017

A nature reserve where people can stay in converted shepherd's huts has won a top award.

Man would rather be homeless than give up dog

Martin Evans is living in his van with dog Gizmo

31 December 2017

A chef without a permanent roof over his head turned down the chance of a shared house because he would have had to give up his beloved pet.

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Hospital staff ‘let down’ by health trust bosses

Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham

30 December 2017

Ex-hospital employee says managers have 'broken something that doesn't need fixing' in dispute over rotas.

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Mum says school cash prize put daughter at risk

Samantha Gregory with her daughter Shannon

30 December 2017

Mum of cancer patient criticises cash incentive for pupils to attend final week of term.

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Man dies in supermarket car park

An ambulance and paramedic car at Aldi car park

29 December 2017

Emergency services were called to a supermarket car park after a shopper collapsed with a cardiac arrest.

Looking back at 2017

Buddha Belly, on the corner of Pudding Lane and the High Street, Maidstone

29 December 2017

In our final look at what made the news this year we revisit the months of September to December.

Ambulance and fire crews called to supermarket

Ambulance in Aldi car park, Sheerness, today.

28 December 2017

Emergency services were called to a supermarket this morning when a shopper collapsed in the car park.

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