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House prices rise by £11,000

The average house price in Canterbury has spiked by 29% in a decade. Stock image

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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Kent's beaches 'shocking'

Rubbish washed up on a beach. Library picture courtesy of Joss Bay Surf School

04 December 2017

New figures have put Kent amongst the worst places in the country for waste dumped on our beaches.

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Fire-ravaged Tesco to re-open

The revamped Tesco Express store is set to re-open

01 December 2017

A Tesco Express store that was destroyed by an arson attack is set to welcome back customers this weekend.

Fears 'super hospital' plan ignores impact on patients

The A&E at the William Harvey.

30 November 2017

There are fears health chiefs are not looking into the impact on patients when considering plans for a new hospital to replace A&Es in east Kent.

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Speeding driver lost control of car on school run

The Jaguar involved in the crash. Picture: Paul Amos

27 November 2017

A father-of-five has been locked up after losing control of his Jaguar while speeding and injuring a woman and child.

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Man charged with nine offences after pub crash

The silver Vauxhall Corsa hit the pub. Picture: UK News in Pictures

26 November 2017

Police have charged a man with nine offences after four people were injured when a car crashed into a pub.

Fostering agency 'put children at risk'

The fostering service based in Orgarswick Avenue in Dymchurch. Picture: Google.

26 November 2017

A fostering agency has been ordered to improve after inspectors found significant failings were putting children at risk of harm.

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Lifeboat scrambled to emergency

Littlestone Lifeboat. Stock picture

25 November 2017

RNLI crews mobilised to reports of people in the sea off Dymchurch.

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Claims pedestrians were 'driven at' in pub smash

The pub has been boarded up as repair work gets underway

25 November 2017

Just after a car ploughed through the front of an historic pub, its owners issue a statement praising their staff and customers

Four hurt and one arrested as car ploughs into pub

Emergency services at the scene. Image: The Looker

25 November 2017

Four people have been injured after a car ploughed into a busy pub.

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Trust to consider 'super hospital' - at expense of other two

The urgent care centre at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital

24 November 2017

Health chiefs are to formally consider plans for a 'super' hospital in east Kent - which could mean the loss of A&E departments in two towns.

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'Why would anyone want to hurt this beautiful man?'

Joe Daniels

24 November 2017

The heartbroken partner of a landlord gunned down in his pub says she has no words for the "evil" shooter, as she pleads for witnesses to call police.

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This shop can't wait for Black Friday to arrive

23 November 2017

Shoppers in Ashford could be excused for feeling confused as a charity store offers them the chance to cash in on Black Friday bargains a day early.

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Concern after warship spotted in Channel

RFA Wave Knight off the Shepway coast operating with two helicopters flying off its deck. Picture: Ted Pragnell

22 November 2017

A large and dark silhouette of a warship spotted off the Kent coast sparked concern this afternoon.

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You could bag yourself a Martello Tower

A Martello Tower in Romney Marsh went under the hammer today at a property auction

21 November 2017

A piece of history could be yours as this historic structure from the 19th century goes under the hammer at auction next month.

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Teenager fights for life after crash

The air ambulance was called to the scene. Picture by John Matthews

20 November 2017

Police want witnesses after a crash left a teenage driver with life-threatening injuries, and another motorist in a serious condition.

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Surgery taken out of special measures

Central Surgery in Cheriton Road, Folkestone has come out of special measures

17 November 2017

A GP surgery has been taken out of special measures after inspectors saw improvements in the quality of its service.

Injured fisherman rescued 15 miles off coast

Margate's RNLI lifeboat stands by the fishing vessel, slong with the coastguard helicopter. Picture: RNLI Margate/Karl Davey Picture: RNLI Margate/Karl Davey

15 November 2017

The lifeboat and coastguard were called in to rescue an injured fisherman stranded at sea.

Bottle washes up in Kent... from South Korea

The litter pickers at Shakespeare Beach. Picture: White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

15 November 2017

Litter collectors were left scratching their heads when they came across a bottle washed up on a beach... from 5,000 miles away.

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Lorry park plan axed

Computer images of the proposals for how the proposed M20 lorry park could look. Picture: Highways England

15 November 2017

Controversial plans for a huge lorry park off the M20 as a solution to Operation Stack have been dropped by the government.

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