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Shoplifter charged after being caught on CCTV

Belson admitted stealing everything from manuka honey to motor oil. Stock image

06 December 2017

A man who stole everything from manuka honey to motor oil is due to sentenced after being caught out on CCTV.

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Two men arrested on suspicion of rape

Arrested. stock photo

06 December 2017

Police were called to a home near a town centre following reports of a rape.

Man arrested on suspicion of grooming

John Docherty was arrested at the pensioner's address. Stock picture.

06 December 2017

A man has been charged with engaging in sexual communication with a child and making indecent images of a child,

Coastguard pays respect to river death teen a year on

Ben Savage

06 December 2017

Rescue teams who helped search for a teenager who was later found dead in a river have paid tribute to him on the anniversary of his disappearance.

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Drug driver was seven times the limit

A close-up of the overturned car. Picture: Josh Wade

06 December 2017

A man high on drink and drugs smashed into an oncoming car after going on the wrong side of the road and jumping a red light.

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Nearly 2,000 children homeless

Almost 2,000 children are facing homelessness in Kent. Library image.

06 December 2017

A national charity says growing numbers of youngsters are due to spend Christmas Day in emergency accommodation.

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Housebuilder looks to boom after bust

Countryside south division managing director Iain McPherson at St Mary's Island in Chatham Maritime

06 December 2017

Countryside will ramp up development in Kent over the next five years and insists it can expand towards the east as the sector makes up for lost time.

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Accountancy's profit boost

Kreston Reeves has three offices in Kent

06 December 2017

An accountants and business advisor experienced a 20% jump in profits in its first full-year after a merger.

M2 reopens after fuel spillage

The M2 is closed coastbound. Picture via @highwaysSEAST

06 December 2017

The M2 has reopened after a major operation to clean up 700 litres of fuel spilt when a lorry crashed into a barrier.

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Festive flavours with Christmas markets across Kent

Kay and Sue tuck in at Rochester Picture: Steve Crispe

05 December 2017

Get a taste of the season by heading to a Christmas market this weekend with our guide to ones across the county.

Shock as popular club set to close

The Roffen Club in Rochester

05 December 2017

Worried brides have been desperately looking for alternative wedding venues after it was announced one of Medway’s oldest clubs is to close.

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Lifeboat scrambled after woman seen stuck in mud

Medway coastguard went to the woman's rescue. Stock pic.

05 December 2017

A major search and rescue was launched after a woman was spotted stuck in the mud on a rising tide.

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House prices rise by £11,000

In Kent the average house price increased by more than £10,000 in a year, according to figures

05 December 2017

The average property price in Kent has gone up by more than £11,000 in the last 12 months, according to the latest figures.

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Kebab shop ordered to hire bouncer

The Chatham Grill.

05 December 2017

Staff at a kebab house hit by violence now have to adhere to stricter licensing conditions after police applied to review its licence.

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Tech distributor completes turnaround

APC Technology's head office in Rochester Airport Estate

05 December 2017

An electronic components and lighting distributor has returned to profitability after a two-year restructure which involved cutting staff numbers.

Road rage attack leaves victim scarred

Gary Treeby became angry after having to swerve to avoid a pedestrian. Stock image

05 December 2017

A driver attacked a pedestrian with a wrench after being annoyed that he was standing in the road.

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Would you eat food past its prime?

04 December 2017

A supermarket chain is to slash food prices to as low as 10p for goods past their 'best before' date in a bid to prevent food waste.

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Police issue e-fit of stabbing suspect

The police have released this e-fit of the suspect. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

04 December 2017

A computer generated image of a suspect wanted in connection with a 'random and unprovoked' stabbing has been issued by detectives.

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Tesco worker hurt during 'fight'

Police at the scene of the attack. Pictures: @sexyunicornjess

04 December 2017

Several people have been treated for shock after a shop worker was involved in a fight with men armed with a hammer and a knife.

Toys R Us to close Kent store

The Toys R Us store in Horsted Retail Park, Chatham

04 December 2017

Toys R Us has confirmed it plans to close one of its stores in Kent as part of proposals to shut at least 26 nationally, putting 800 jobs at risk.

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