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Ram raiders use digger to steal cash machine

Ram raiders have targeted Morrisons in Queenborough. Pic Peter Ward

16 September 2017

Police are appealing for information after a supermarket cash machine was stolen by ram raiders, who later crashed after a police chase.

Worst flu season in 69 years feared

Last winter, A&E at Medway Maritime struggled to cope with extreme demand. Image: Thinkstock

16 September 2017

Plans are being put in place at Kent's biggest hospital to try and prevent a repeat of winter chaos that saw some patients waiting 12 hours for a bed.

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New cameras catch hundreds of speeders

Average speed cameras are now on the Sheppey Crossing

15 September 2017

Motorists have reportedly been clocked doing more than 90mph over a bridge that was the scene of Britain's biggest pile-up.

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Drugs stash hidden in secret compartment in shed

Alan Smith. Picture: Kent Police

14 September 2017

A man has been jailed after police found drugs hidden in a secret compartment in a shed.

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Kent flying ace honoured in France

James Thomas Byford McCudden, of Gillingham, who won a Victoria Cross for his bravery. He had 57 recorded victories. Picture: Richard Benns

14 September 2017

A First World War flying ace who was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery has been honoured in the French town near where he crashed.

Kent's first 20mph town limit backed

20mph. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library.

14 September 2017

Councillors have unanimously agreed to impose a lower speed limit which they say will improve public health by encouraging people to cycle and walk.

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Gorilla man grounded by space boffins

Wrong dress code: Nasa has rejected Bertie Crablegs' gorilla suit.

13 September 2017

Space agency NASA has rejected a Kent man in a gorilla suit from becoming an astronaut... but you'll just love their reply!

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Rising levels of violence at prison

A report says there were 79 attacks by prisoners on staff. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

13 September 2017

Major concerns have been raised by inspectors following dozens of attacks by prisoners on staff.

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Back in black - Zulus make return

The Zulus last public appearance was in 2015

13 September 2017

A community group disbanded amid claims of racism could be about to relaunch itself two years after its demise made national headlines.

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Man found with arm injury

A police investigation is underway

11 September 2017

Police and paramedics were called after a man was found with arm injuries caused by glass left on a wall.

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Appeal after three crashes on M2

The scene of the coast-bound crash. Picture: @lucylox03.

11 September 2017

Police want witnesses and dashcam footage after a trucker was seriously injured in one of three crashes on the M2, which caused travel chaos.

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Battle of the beaches as we compare two seaside towns

Southend: Postcard of the seafront

09 September 2017

Sun, sea and sand.Two rival resorts share the same ingredients. But that is where the similarities end.

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Parents need help too, says mum of cancer sufferer

Rachel Lucas, with her husband Gary and their daughter Amelia-Rose, 9.

08 September 2017

A mum whose young son is going through treatment for leukaemia is raising awareness of the impacts a childhood cancer diagnosis can have on families.

Psychic to open spooky school in a pub

Lady of the Light Charlotte Clark

08 September 2017

TV clairvoyant Charlotte Clark is holding lessons in how to contact the dead for £8 a session.

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Kent hosts UK's longest annual yacht race this weekend

Start of the 2015 Round The Island Race featuring Ashley Manning of Benfleet Yacht Club. Picture: Tony Stigle

07 September 2017

The UK’s longest annual dinghy, catamaran and board race takes place in Kent this weekend. The 40-mile course includes sea, river and estuary.

Car park movie treat gets into Spirit of regeneration

Tom Cruise in Top Gun

07 September 2017

A shopping centre car park is set to become a movie haven for film fans.

Doctors fail to spot toddler's chipped bone

Sheppey toddler Dolly-Rose Gordon was left in agony

07 September 2017

A young girl was left in agony after doctors misdiagnosed a chipped bone in her leg for a sprain and encouraged her to walk on it.

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Police dog helps make arrests

Monty the police dog. Pic: Kent Police

06 September 2017

A police dog has been rewarded with extra treats after he helped officers make two arrests.

Lorry crashes into lamppost and closes road

Minster Co-op

06 September 2017

A road has been closed and buses diverted after a lorry has crashed into a lamppost

Plans for problem roundabout revealed

Stockbury Roundabout, Sittingbourne

06 September 2017

A notoriously busy junction is to get a £100 million upgrade to reduce congestion, improve journey times and boost economic growth.

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