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Shoppers 'killing beggars with kindness'

Homeless man begging for money. Pic: Getty Images

09 July 2013

People are being urged not to give money to street beggars in a new campaign warning how donations often go on alcohol and drugs that could kill them.


Regeneration at risk without new crossing - council

The current Dartford crossing. Picture: Steve Crispe

09 July 2013

The regeneration of Medway will be put at risk if a new Thames Crossing isn’t built, according to the council.

Next’s hopes of building a large store outside of the town centre have been thrown into doubt

An artist's impression of the new Next store on the outskirts of Maidstone

08 July 2013

Next’s hopes of building a large store outside of the town centre have been thrown into doubt, despite receiving planning permission.

Prime Minister opens London Array wind farm

David Cameron announces the London Array opening. Picture: Press Association

04 July 2013

David Cameron officially opened the world's largest wind farm, declaring it a 'huge privilege'.

Revealed: A glimpse of £19m station improvement project

How the station will look

04 July 2013

Gravesham MP Adam Holloway was given a tour around Gravesend railway station to learn more about the £19 million reconstruction work taking place over

Protest for 'Cameron visit'

Protesters outside the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. Picture: Saffron Johnson

04 July 2013

Anti-cuts campaigners are protesting outside the Turner Contemporary this morning ahead of an expected visit by Prime Minister David Cameron.

More than 20 children's centres set to close in cost-cutting drive

Children's centre

04 July 2013

As many as 23 children's centres across Kent could close under cost-cutting proposals, it has been announced.

Protest planned as speculation mounts of Cameron visit

Turner Contemporary, Margate

01 July 2013

Campaigners are set to protest against austerity measures to Prime Minister David Cameron... during a visit to Kent that hasn't been confirmed.

Government agree with Bluewater expansion

Bluewater shopping centre. Picture: Nick Thornton

28 June 2013

Bluewater's expansion looks set to go ahead after Gravesham council asked the government to make final decision.

Labour win Dartford by-election

The by-election was triggered after Tory David Johnson resigned.

28 June 2013

Labour have gained the Newtown by-election from the Conservatives.

Boost for A21 upgrade bid

Lane closures will remain in place on the A21

27 June 2013

Long-awaited plans to improve the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury have been boosted with the Chancellor pledging £92million for the project.

Council to tackle street clutter

Views of High Street, Strood, between Gun Lane and Station Road

27 June 2013

Road signs, bollards, A-boards and railings could disappear as part of a drive to remove clutter from our pavements and roads.

More parish councils for Swale?

Cllr Mike Whiting

26 June 2013

The public are being asked to have their say on plans to increase the number of parish councils in the borough.

All for one on grand cycle trek

The Myeloma Musketeers who will be cycling from Swanley to Lands End to raise money for cancer charity Myeloma UK

26 June 2013

Cyclists complete 447-mile journey in six days raising in excess of £17,000...

Barnes faces grilling over police targets

Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes

26 June 2013

County crime commissioner Ann Barnes will face questions today over a report that heavily criticised Kent Police for chasing targets.

Kent's top university schools revealed

Gopalan Srinivasan was convicted of sexually assaulting a student

26 June 2013

Fewer than half of Kent students go on to higher education - and no county schools are among the best for university take-up, new figures reveal.

Adoption in Kent 'significantly improved': Inspectors

Kent County Council is doing better on adoption. File picture

25 June 2013

More than two thirds of children are placed with families in Kent within a year, it's been revealed.

Government rejects Medway's housing strategy

Former army camp at Lodge Hill

24 June 2013

An inspector has said Medway's strategy for all housing over the next 13 years should be torn up and written again - thanks to rare nightingales.

Thousands of jobs at Chatham Docks under threat, developer warns

An artist's impression of the first phase of Chatham Docks, which included a supermarket, petrol station, pub and park

24 June 2013

A flagship project at Chatham Docks that could create 3,500 jobs is under threat, according to the developer behind the scheme.

Kent could see an influx of 1,000 more families: Council

Margate faces issues similar to inner cities

21 June 2013

Hundreds more families could be placed in Kent from London and other areas amid controversial welfare reforms, according to a shock report.

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