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Bosses warn of health cash crisis

Swale CCG's annual report for 2016-17

08 October 2017

A clinical commissioning group in Kent says it could end up £6.6 million in the red unless "very difficult decisions" are taken.

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Cancer uncovered during eye test

Paul Constable and Aimee Wickham

07 October 2017

A man who was having trouble reading menus went for a routine check-up only to end up in hospital with a life-threatening condition.

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Pensioner comes up with his own plan for £100m road scheme

Transport expert Peter MacDonald, 76, from Minster has come up with his own plans for the £100 million revamp of Stockbury roundabout on the A249

06 October 2017

A retired traffic expert aged 76 has redesigned an important junction on the M2 in Kent after a council rejected official plans.

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Warning of more flooding on the way

Flood alerts are in place for several areas

06 October 2017

People are warned to stay away from high-risk areas and take care on the coast as tidal surges look set to bring more flooding to parts of Kent.

Traffic clears after M2 crash

The scene of the crash

06 October 2017

There were delays on the M2 following a crash involving two cars.

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Missing KFC cat reunited with owners

Jack the KFC Cat

06 October 2017

A moggy that disappeared from a family home three years ago has turned up after surviving on popcorn chicken.

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Kent an 'animal cruelty hotspot'

Kent has been named as a hotspot for animal cruelty by the RSPCA

05 October 2017

Officials have welcomed plans to increase the maximum sentence for abusing animals from six months to five years.

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Brute killed hamster by repeatedly hurling it at wall

Lewis Fox, who has been jailed after killing animals

05 October 2017

A monster killed a pet hamster by throwing it at a wall - and then destroyed six other pets bought to replace it in a violent spree.

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Parts of Kent hit by flooding after tidal surge

Flooding in Faversham

05 October 2017

Rivers burst their banks and roads flooded after tidal surges hit parts of Kent - and there could be more to come overnight.

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Charity warns of cuts to services

Services could be cut at Age UK’s Faversham and Sittingbourne branches

05 October 2017

Bosses at a charity for older people say jobs could be at risk as a result of falling donations.

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Teen arrested after savvy pensioner raises con alarm

Stock image

04 October 2017

An elderly lady was almost conned out of £2,000 - but her quick-thinking resulted in a suspected fraudster being arrested.

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Trespassing teenage girls threaten school staff

Fulston Manor School

04 October 2017

Police had to be called after teenage girls from a nearby school trespassed onto the site and threatened staff.

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The pick of the best Pick Your Own pumpkin sites

Pick your own pumpkin at Pumpkin Moon Picture: Andy Jones

04 October 2017

Autumn is with us and orange is in: it’s time to think Halloween and pumpkins. Here's our guide to where to Pick Your Own across Kent.

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash

Ambulance crews were called to the scene. Stock image: SECAmb.

04 October 2017

A biker has been taken to hospital after a crash with a car.

Highways England roundabout scheme is "not fit for purpose"

The Stockbury Roundabout.

03 October 2017

Council unanimously rejects £100 million roundabout revamp for notorious Kent motorway junction and tells planners to think again.

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Lengthy delays after trailer crash

The car and overturned trailer. Picture: Highways England

03 October 2017

Part of a motorway has been closed after a trailer and car overturned.

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Area leads county with 3,200 cases of dumped waste

Fly-tipping in Susans Lane, Upchurch. Picture: Graeme Archer.

02 October 2017

Numbers released have shown where is worst for people dumping rubbish.

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Takeaway accused over 'discriminatory' job ad

The job ad at Mings Chinese takeaway

01 October 2017

A restaurant has taken down a job advert that was branded discriminatory after it asked for a young woman recruit.

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Ofsted downgrades £38k-a-year school

The school has been rated as inadequate

01 October 2017

A school for children with special needs has been downgraded by inspectors to "inadequate".

Rejected man threatened to kill woman

Grzegorz Grzelinski

30 September 2017

A drunken man saw red and threatened to throw acid over his flatmate and kill her after she spurned his advances.

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