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MP pledges to raise fracking issue with ministers

MP pledges to raise fracking issue with ministers

04 October 2013

MP Charlie Elphicke has opposed the applications for exploratory drilling in East Kent and says he will raise the issue with Ministers.

Supermarket set for Discovery Park

Supermarket set for Discovery Park

02 October 2013

Details have emerged of a new store set for the former Pfizer site, which has been dubbed "near imperative" for scientific work to continue there.

Surge in crime at beauty spot over summer months

Surge in crime at beauty spot over summer months

19 September 2013

The Warren, one of Folkestone's most idyllic settings, has been littered with crime during the summer.

'Flying saucer' lands in Kent

'Flying saucer' lands in Kent

04 September 2013

A pair of Frenchmen made aviation history today after completing the world's first cross-channel electric air balloon flight.

New hope in fight for wood

New hope in fight for wood

02 September 2013

Oaken Wood near Barming is off to be discussed at the High Court

Sea given all clear after sewage spill

Sea given all clear after sewage spill

21 August 2013

Warnings against going into the water off a seaside town have been taken down after pollution tests finally came back all clear.

University kills hundreds of animals in experiments

University kills hundreds of animals in experiments

16 August 2013

More than 200 mice have been killed in the last three years as a result of experiments carried out by the University of Kent, it's been revealed.

The day the government planned to blow up Kent

The day the government planned to blow up Kent

01 August 2013

Confidential documents released today from 1982 reveal the government considered an option to flood parts of Kent to save London.

Final Goodbye: Walmer School

Final Goodbye: Walmer School

22 July 2013

A day of celebrations marked the 55 year history of Walmer Science College when it closed on Friday. See The Mercury's four-page souvenir special.

Have your say on Richborough energy connector

Have your say on Richborough energy connector

17 July 2013

Your views are needed on plans to build pylons for an energy connector from Richborough to Canterbury.

Power cut hits more than 1,000 village homes

Power cut hits more than 1,000 village homes

15 July 2013

Villagers are without power hours after an outage in Cuxton and Halling today.

Survey into sunken WWII explosives ship Montgomery released

Survey into sunken WWII explosives ship Montgomery released

10 July 2013

Results of a survey into a ship which sank off the coast of Kent - carrying thousands of tonnes of explosives - have been released.

Solar power farm idea for 74-acre site

Solar power farm idea for 74-acre site

28 June 2013

A massive solar farm could be set for a Sittingbourne area village site.

Fears raised about solar farm in Thurnham

Fears raised about solar farm in Thurnham

28 June 2013

Concerns have been raised about a proposal to build a solar farm on a field in Thurnham.

Illegal poachers on the prowl in Maidstone

Illegal poachers on the prowl in Maidstone

25 June 2013

That's the warning from a prominent conservationist about Maidstone's eco-system.

Dramatic moment lightning strikes off Kent

Dramatic moment lightning strikes off Kent

19 June 2013

This is the spectacular sight of lightning striking off the shores of Kent this morning... ahead of what's predicted as the hottest day of the year.

Quarter of women in west Kent are missing vital smear tests

Quarter of women in west Kent are missing vital smear tests

18 June 2013

Lastest figures show 26, 600 people failed to show for cervical cancer check-up

Council's wind turbine "too expensive" to keep

Council's wind turbine "too expensive" to keep

12 June 2013

The wind turbine at the district council offices at Whitfield, fitted in 2007, is to be scrapped.

Will you use it? 4G launches in Medway today

Will you use it? 4G launches in Medway today

29 May 2013

Superfast mobile internet launches today across Medway - though with an apparent blackspot where many students live.

4G launched but are you in a blackspot?

4G launched but are you in a blackspot?

28 May 2013

Faster speeds for the latest version of mobile technology are being made available in Medway from this week

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