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Kent woman scoops half a million with £1 bet

Manager Carli Faulkner with the pay-out slip. Picture: Steve Finn Photography

07 November 2017

A lucky mum has landed nearly £575,000 after an astonishing 12-game football accumulator which has left bookies reeling.

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Time capsule home, still lit by gas, to go under hammer

A gas lamp. Stock image

07 November 2017

What is thought to be one of the last remaining houses in the country without electricity is set to be sold at auction.

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New photos of Sheppey to Southend ferry

The Dame Shirley from Cardiff Bay is to be renamed the Spirit of Sheppey and will start ferry trips from Sheppey to Southend in May 2018. It has been bought by Blue Town entrepreneur Dave Wilcock of Island Cruises Ltd.

02 November 2017

More photos of the ferry which will link Kent to Essex next summer have been released by its new owner.

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Watch: Playful dolphins show they are fishermen’s friends

 Tom Redshaw, of Lydd, filmed dolphins swimming off the shore at Dungeness

02 November 2017

This is the moment a pod of dolphins joined a trawler on its rounds, leaping through the waves on a calm autumn morning.

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WATCH: Lights show raises hundreds

Picture: Lighting up Allington

02 November 2017

A spooktacular Halloween lights show has raised hundreds of pounds for a cause close to the organisers' hearts.

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Eastern block?

Possible look of the planned flats. Picture: Beanland Associates Architects Ltd

01 November 2017

A neighbour has dismissed planned new flats as post-Communist era rejects.

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Brexit monument could be built in Kent

The monument is proposed to be built on land overlooking the Channel Tunnel

31 October 2017

A design competition for a £17,500 'Brexit monument' has been launched by a school in Paris.

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Have a thrill at spooky show

Tonight is the last night to see the spooky show. Picture: Lighting up Allington

31 October 2017

Tonight is the last night to enjoy a spooktacular Halloween lights show.

All aboard the ghost bus!

This bus driver has dressed up for Halloween.

31 October 2017

A bus driver has added a spooky touch to his route today by dressing up for Halloween.

Teddy bear hunt comes to town

The teddies will be put out on November 1

31 October 2017

One hundred teddy bears are to be placed across one town looking for a new home.

All aboard for new ferry

Dave Wilcock, the man behind the first ferry from Sheppey to Southend Pier for more than 20 years.

30 October 2017

A new ferry taking passengers across from Kent to Essex could set sail from next year, it's been revealed.

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Scathing Wetherspoons review prompts social media storm

Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate is the UK's largest Wetherspoons pub

29 October 2017

A scathing review of the UK's largest Wetherspoons has prompted a social media storm.

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Trains up the swanny...

Trains have been advised to run slower after a swan trespassed on to the line at Sandwich. Picture: Dave Hughes

29 October 2017

Rail services have been forced to slow down after an unusual trespasser was spotted on the lines.

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Were you fooled by that pub tweet?

One of the pubs affected: the Belle and Lion in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey

27 October 2017

Pub chain hits back at spoof tweet which said staff were banned from wearing poppies.

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Parents hit out at Slipknot mask at play centre

A parent said she was shocked to a member of staff wearing a Slipknot mask. Picture: Charlotte Nolan

26 October 2017

A play centre has found itself facing a social media backlash after a parent complained a member of staff's Halloween costume was inappropriate.

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Gunboat target for museum trust bid

P22 arrived in Sandwich in June 2017

26 October 2017

The cogs are in motion to make a gunboat, moored in Kent, into a trust and transform it into a Cold War museum.

Who's the secret millionaire?

National Lottery logo. Image courtesy of The National Lottery

25 October 2017

Someone in Kent has won a Lottery jackpot but not yet claimed the prize.

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‘If I see a doll that I fall in love with, I just have to buy it’

Shirley Williamson has many dolls and prams spread over four or more rooms

23 October 2017

Shirley Williamson’s house is still absolutely chock-full of dolls and vintage prams.

Fancy buying a wartime pillbox?

The six-acre site will be sold at auction next week

22 October 2017

Two fishing lakes, boat moorings and a derelict Second World War concrete pillbox are all part of a six-acre site in Kent to be sold next week.

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Campaigners call in top lawyers

20 October 2017

Protesters fighting a development in a Kent town are bringing in legal eagles to figure out complex issues surrounding planning permission.

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