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Kent recruits its first full-time firefighters in 10 years

04 May 2017

Would-be firefighters are being invited to apply for the first full-time posts advertised in Kent for a decade.

Council's Twitter account hacked

02 May 2017

Council chiefs were left red-faced after an official Twitter feed was hacked.

Penning an ode to the personal touch

26 April 2017

Local poet Nick Matthew's heartfelt prose for building society's Kent branch

Bid to increase autism awareness becomes a reality

29 March 2017

A nationwide campaign to get more people with autism into work has come to north Kent.

Luxury health spa Champneys to open at Eastwell Manor

28 March 2017

After a six-month, multi million pound renovation, luxury health spa Champneys will open at Eastwell Manor in time for Easter.

Super Council plans revealed

25 January 2017

Four Kent authorities have agreed to investigate merging into a single body spanning the entire east of the county.

Major shake-up of councils?

24 January 2017

The council that serves you could merge with up to four others as one of the biggest political shake-ups in decades is mooted.

Water firm fined £2m for pumping sewage onto beach

19 December 2016

Southern Water has been ordered to pay £2 million for the "catastrophic" pollution of a Kent beach with raw sewage.

Water revenues nearly £111m

16 December 2016

South East Water has revealed its income and pre-tax profit for the first half of its financial year.

Kent facing care crisis despite tax increase

15 December 2016

Kent's social services chief says government plans to increase council tax to help ease pressure on care budgets will not solve the funding crisis.

Council tax to rise by inflation-busting 4%

13 October 2016

Kent residents face another year of inflation-breaking bills after the county council announced plans for a 4% increase in the council tax.

Water firm in court after pumping sewage into sea

24 August 2016

A water company has apologised for discharging raw sewage into the sea after pleading guilty to the offence in court.

Parade cordoned off after ram raid at bank

22 July 2016

A bank has been cordoned off by police after its front was smashed into by ram-raiders.

Care home 'putting patients' lives at risk'

25 April 2016

A care home has been handed the worst report possible from a health watchdog and could close down after inspectors branded it unsafe and ineffective.

Popular jazz festival's future rescued by new hotel

06 April 2016

The future of a popular jazz event, which was left with a funding shortfall, has been saved by a new hotel due to open this summer.

High-end cinema plans fall through

02 March 2016

Plans for a three-screen Curzon cinema to be installed in a Kent town have been put on hold due to rising costs.

Hospital trust seeks £100k spin doctor

22 January 2016

A hospital trust needs a £100,000-a-year spin doctor to sugar-coat "difficult decisions" in the coming months. Interested?

Now’s your chance to try out new gym

07 January 2016

A new gym and fitness studio has opened in Deal offering its services free of charge for the first week.

Proposed development plans include historic pier

10 December 2015

Restoration of an historic pier will be part of the residential development.

Politicians support business campaign

10 December 2015

Businesses have received a visit from a council leader and borough MP in support of a small business campaign.

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