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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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RSPB: Bird rescuers risk attack from seagulls

Folkestone seagull. One was trapped in Asda.

10 May 2016

Well-meaning animal lovers risk attack from angry seagulls if they try to 'rescue' grounded chicks, according to the RSPB.

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Transit of Mercury today

The last transit of Mercury. Stock picture

09 May 2016

For the first time in ten years, the smallest planet in the solar system will pass between the sun and the earth.

It's too hot for the trains

The heat is causing trouble with the rails

08 May 2016

There are delays to Southeastern services across Kent and London as the heat caused multiple signal failures and the risk of buckled tracks.

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Parasite affecting children under five found in parts of Kent

The cryptosporidium parasite under a microscope

03 May 2016

A parasitic disease causing sickness and diarrhoea which usually affects children under five has prompted a Public Health England warning for Kent.

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French medics could help cut 10,000 backlog

The Port of Calais

27 April 2016

Doctors and nurses from France could be drafted in to help reduce hospital waiting times.

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Meet the team that keeps Kent moving

Network response technical officer Matt Watson. Picture: Matthew Walker

20 April 2016

When congestion clogs Kent's roads, a specialist team does their best to keep the county moving - this is how.

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'My children have been playing on an asbestos floor'

Marie with her two children and abestos in the floorboards

17 April 2016

A mum-of-two is warning house buyers to check their property for asbestos in their homes before they move in.

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Food bank demand in Kent increases to record levels

Food bank goods being prepared in Canterbury. Stock image.

15 April 2016

The number of people in Kent turning to food banks has leapt to record levels, as a charity warns urgent action must be taken to ease the crisis.

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Look who’s investing in drugs firms

NCL boss Jerry Biggs, left, seals the deal with Centauri chief executive Mike Westby

14 April 2016

Kent County Council is trying to make money by taking a share in growing science businesses.

Nuclear power station bosses on their guard against 'madmen'

Dungeness B bosses say the power station is safe

09 April 2016

Bosses at Kent's nuclear power station say they are on their guard against “madmen” unleashing nuclear terrorism.

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£9m project to reveal 'untold' chapter of British Naval History

The warship Namur was found beneath the floor of the Wheelwrights' Shop

07 April 2016

A £9m project at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard is set to open next month using interactive screens to bring the age of sail to life.

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The secret’s out... BBC captures the beauty of marshes

St James's Church, Main Road, Cooling. Picture: Steve Crispe

06 April 2016

One of Kent's hidden beauty spots will be featured on the second episode of television series Secret Britain tonight.

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What if police could detect crime before it happened?

To some, Predictive Policing sounds like science fiction, akin to the 2002 film Minority Report, but it's happening now

05 April 2016

The 2002 film Minority Report imagines a world where crime can be foreseen before it has happened. But in Kent, this isn't just science fiction.

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Anniversary of massive explosion that killed 109

The mass grave for those killed.

02 April 2016

On April 2, 1916, an explosion at Uplees Gunpowder works killed 109 men and boys - the grandson of one of the victims still has unanswered questions.

Kent walk first in UK to be captured on Google Trekker

A Google camera

25 March 2016

People can now enjoy this famous Kent trail virtually as it becomes the UK's first to be captured using Google's Street View-style Trekker.

Takeover that’s hoping to bear fruit

A lab at East Malling Research, now known as NIAB EMR, where scientists are developing the next generation of food technology

16 March 2016

Economies of scale will save a crop research institute from future threats of closure but its new owner admits there will be short-term job losses.

Pirates of the Caribbean star voices bomb ship documentary

Ian McShane recording with director Ken Rowles

16 March 2016

A new film about the bomb-laden wreck of the Richard Montgomery is being voiced by this Pirates of the Caribbean star.

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