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Would you buy a lump of stone for £7,000?

Some of the stones for sale. Picture: Wayne McCabe

27 September 2016

Two pieces of stone have sold at auction for nearly £15,000 - but these are not just any bits of rock.

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Kent mummy goes under the scanner

Ta-Kush the mummy at Maidstone Museum Picture: Martin Apps

27 September 2016

The 'Maidstone Mummy' has been scanned in a joint project to reveal the face of the 2,700-year-old VIP.

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Drone gives fire crews a fighting chance

Drones are used for a number of tasks

27 September 2016

From inspecting dangerous fires to finding missing peple, this is how the fire service is using drones.

A Level successes celebrated

A level results were celebrated at Dover College: Chloe Caskie (in blue) Malandra Rogers with headmaster Gareth Doodes

18 August 2016

It's the day A Level students have been waiting for in Dover, Deal and Sandwich - see how the schools performed...

Would you know if you had diabetes?

Mayor Cllr Mark Rhodes and Lion President Bob Bartlett accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Julie Rhodes and Lions President’s wife Mrs Jan Bartlett

15 August 2016

630,000 people in the UK have diabetes but do not realise. Here are the symptoms to look out for.

Power plant to go ahead

The biomass plant will be built by Danish engineering company BWSC after an investment by a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

09 August 2016

A biomass energy project capable of powering 50,000 homes will open within two years after a £160 million investment.

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Even after 900 years, this cathedral still holds surprises

Rochester Cathedral. Picture: Steve Crispe

07 August 2016

These are some of the hidden treasures, strange facts and pagan secrets you can uncover with a new tour.

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Man charged over alleyway 'rape'

True Briton Alley in Sheerness

26 July 2016

A man is due to appear in court charged with rape after an alleged attack in an alleyway.

'A lot of people who wouldn’t go out are now doing so'

Pokemon Go in action

26 July 2016

Claims Pokemon Go could be dangerous for children have been disputed by a fan who argues the game is helping anxiety sufferers.

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Drones used to fly drugs and phones into jail

Stock image

30 June 2016

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the UK, a man has pleaded guilty to flying drugs and phones into prison using a drone.

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Flood warnings issued for several areas

Flood alerts are in place for several areas

22 June 2016

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for several parts of Kent tonight as up to 50mm of rain is expected to fall overnight.

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Why Kent was the subject of the first Ordnance Survey map

A section of the first Ordnance Survey map, covering Kent

21 June 2016

Ordnance Survey is 225 years old today, and Kent was the very first county the company mapped - this is why.

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Rare plant stolen from beauty spot

The late spider orchid

17 June 2016

A late spider orchid, described as one of Britain's rarest plants, has been dug up and stolen from a Kent beauty spot.

Kent's light pollution hotspot 'brighter than London'

An area of Kent has the second worst levels of light pollution in England. Picture: Library image

14 June 2016

A business in Kent pushes out more light pollution than almost anywhere else in the country, which experts say is disturbing our sleep and wildlife.

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Were de-finned porpoises killed by fishermen?

A dead porpoise on the beach at Leysdown

02 June 2016

At least three porpoises were found washed up on Kent beaches without their fins, prompting suspicion they were killed deliberately.

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Rare spectacle as Mars comes closest to Earth in 11 years

Mars will be the closest its been to Earth for 11 years

30 May 2016

Stargazers are in for a treat as Mars approaches its closest point to Earth for 11 years - a mere 46.8 million miles away.

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Business moves bring 3,000 jobs

Discovery Park in Sandwich, where many companies moving to Kent are based. Picture: Simon Burchett

24 May 2016

An agency which encourages companies to set up in Kent brought nearly 3,000 jobs to the county last year.

World speed record breaker ready to race again

The car in action. Picture: Stefan Marjoram

23 May 2016

After a 25-year-restoration project a 1920s world speed record breaker is preparing to take to the track once more.

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Ultrafast broadband coming to Gillingham

Gillingham will be a pilot scheme for the new super fast broadband

23 May 2016

BT has announced Gillingham will be one of the first communities in the country to get the latest ultrafast broadband.

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Kent girl tries new omnipod diabetes control

Isabella Lewis is one of the first to use an Omnipod to control her diabetes. Picture: Paul Amos

12 May 2016

An eight-year-old girl is the first person in East Kent to try a new hi-tech way of managing diabetes - after she researched herself.

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