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Tech supplier 'refocused' after turnaround

APC Technology is a supplier of electronic components and has an energy-saving division, Minimise Group

01 December 2016

An electronic parts distributor has swung back into operating profit after overstretching itself on sustainable energy projects put it in the red.

Oil pollution exercise on seafront

Dover seafront - scene of a planned oil pollution exercise.

09 November 2016

A town's seafront will be the setting for a major anti-oil pollution trial.


Clouds thwart Kent's supermoon watchers

This shot was taken by @Educationalista from Rochester on Sunday, November 14

08 November 2016

It's the most spectacular supermoon in nearly 70 years tonight but the weather just isn't cooperating.


Samsung warning as phones catch fire

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled. Stock image

11 October 2016

Kent phone owners are being warned to switch off their devices - after some caught fire.

MP is urged to withdraw his backing for arms firm

The Bikes against Bombs protest outside Sandwich Guildhall

06 October 2016

Activists against the work of an arms company are calling for the Sandwich MP to retract his support of the firm.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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