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University kills hundreds of animals in experiments

The cafe was found to have an infestation of mice

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

Industrial action had halted the delivery of vital gates for the flood barrier

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

KCC has committed to retaining the Walmer Science College site for educational use

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

Power Pylons

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

electricity pylons

15 July 2013

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

Survey into sunken WWII explosives ship Montgomery released

An overview of the SS Richard Montgomery. Picture: Maggie Hill, Maritime and Coastguard Agency

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.

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Solar power farm idea for 74-acre site

Solar panel firm PV Solar was fined after a worker was injured

28 June 2013

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

Fears raised about solar farm in Thurnham

Solar panel firm PV Solar was fined after a worker was injured

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

Tony Harwood, north ward borough councillor for Maidstone,

25 June 2013

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

Dramatic moment lightning strikes off Kent

A ship on the horizon as lightning strikes. Picture: Shaun Fellows/Shine Pix Ltd

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

The "Jade Goody effect" saw numbers of women getting their cerivical cancer screenings increase

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

Wind turbine

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

Smartphone (stock photo)

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?

Liberty Quays in Gillingham

28 May 2013

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

How Dover looks from the International Space Station

The view of Dover and Dover Harbour from the International Space Station, taken by Commander Hadfield. @cmdr_hadfield on Twitter

14 May 2013

This is the view of Dover taken by Commander Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station, and shared on Twitter.

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