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Driver hit 150mph as he fled police after bungled ram raid

Keiron Armstrong. Picture: Kent Police.

08 February 2018

A thief hit some of the highest speeds ever recorded on Kent's roads as he fled police following a bungled supermarket ram raid.

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‘Garden’ towns on the agenda to ease crisis

Swale could face a house building crisis in the future, according to consultants

08 February 2018

A radical shift in housing policy – creating entirely new ‘garden’ towns and villages of thousands of homes – is being considered for Swale.

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Drunk asked to be arrested

Ryan Abbott

08 February 2018

A man who'd been involved in a fight requested to be taken to the cells after police refused to give him a lift home.

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Woman, 19, found dead in hotel room

Kayleigh Millen died on January 31

07 February 2018

An inquest has opened into the death of a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

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Budget chain coming to town

Hundreds queued outside Poundstretcher when it opened in Sheerness

07 February 2018

Bargain-hunters are expected to descend as discount retailer Poundstretcher opens its newest branch in Kent next week.

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Long delays after multi-vehicle smash

Drivers should expect delays

06 February 2018

Traffic was backed up for 90 minutes following a crash that blocked a busy route.

Exhibition unveils plan for new free school

An aerial view of how the new Aspire School in Sittingbourne would look

05 February 2018

This is a first look at the design for a new free school planned for the borough.

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Has your car needed new springs?

Stuart Bradburn of G's Drive-Thru MOT Centre in Blue Town, Sheerness, says he is replacing at least three car springs a week.

05 February 2018

Pothole-riddled roads are causing a huge increase in the number of cars and vans needing replacement springs, say garages.

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Paper firm smells the coffee

Denmaur Independent Papers commercial director Nick Gee. Picture: Matthew Walker

03 February 2018

The backlash over disposable coffee cups has vindicated a paper merchant’s move into food packaging as it targets a return to profit.

Consultation launched on stroke services

The trust runs the Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham

02 February 2018

A 10-week consultation has launched today following the announcement that three hyper acute stroke services will be created.

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New service for women suffering domestic abuse

New Leaf Support founder Hasmita Reardon and team member Amanda

02 February 2018

New one-stop-shop for women and children living in abusive relationships set to open.

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Dealers who hid drugs in sock jailed

Leon Springer

01 February 2018

Two men have been jailed after officers found a sock filled with class A drugs in a car in Sittingbourne.

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Morrisons to cut management jobs

Morrisons has announced cuts to management

01 February 2018

Britain's fourth largest supermarket Morrisons is to cut 1,500 manager roles as it becomes the latest retailer to shake up its staff structure.

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Parts of Kent on flood alert

Flood alerts have been released. Stock image

01 February 2018

Flood alerts were issued for parts of the county as rivers struggled to cope with the flow of water.

Repairs at Kent jail branded 'total disaster'

HMP Elmley, Sheppey

01 February 2018

Using failed maintenance company Carillion at a Kent prison has been called a "catastrophic blunder" in a shocking new report.

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Addict dies after one last binge

Henry Oldfield had trained in Florida as an aircraft pilot but had not pursued it as a career after suffering bouts of anxiety

01 February 2018

A 25-year-old who was undergoing treatment for addiction to drugs and alcohol was found dead after suffering a relapse.

Scottish brothers take to the road for country music show

Scotsman Rob Ellen, who lives in a Renault camper van converted into a mobile recording studio, and his brother Mark, a Swale councillor and former drummer with Vanity Fare, are in Sheerness promoting a Medicine Show country music revue at the Dancing Dog Saloon,Bobbing on Sunday, February 4.

31 January 2018

Kilt-clad Rob Ellen and his councillor brother Mark are to stage a country music show in a wild west pub in Kent this weekend.

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Glamour model faces jail over gun offences

Sandy Hunter

31 January 2018

A glamour model is among three facing jail over gun and ammunition offences after a dramatic armed police chase on the M2.

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

An ambulance crew is at the scene. Stock picture.

31 January 2018

There are long queues on the A249 following a crash between a car and a motorbike.

See those first signs of spring: snowdrops

Take a walk and see the snowdrops this month

31 January 2018

They’re back – those tentative signs of spring, snowdrops, are starting to spring up: here's where to see them this month across Kent.

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