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Tributes to popular runner who died abroad

Justine Barringer, pictured taking part in a charity run

28 September 2017

Shocked running club enthusiasts have paid tribute to a popular member who died while scuba diving abroad.

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Jailed sex abuser faces more time behind bars

James Mitchell has been convicted of a new sex offence

28 September 2017

A former Christmas lights association chief - who is already behind bars for horrific sex offences - faces further time in jail.

Six weeks of roadworks on M2

27 September 2017

Highways England will install a contraflow on the carriageway while the work is being carried out.

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Fly-tipping costing councils thousands

This is the state one fly-tipper left. Picture: Joe Wright

26 September 2017

Kent's borough and district councils are effectively pouring hundreds of thousands of pounds 'down the drain' cleaning up rampant fly-tipping.

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Nursing recruits fail English test

Nearly 90% of Filipina nurses offered jobs failed an English language test

26 September 2017

A hospital has suffered a setback in its attempts to take on nurses from overseas after nearly 90% of the first batch didn't pass a language test.

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Road reopens after crash

Keycol Hill, Bobbing. Picture: Google

25 September 2017

A road is now open following an earlier accident.

Police arrest suspected cycling flasher

Arrested. stock photo

25 September 2017

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of indecent exposure after a suspect flashed in five different streets and then cycled off.

Crash blocks busy route

Stock picture.

25 September 2017

A crash is partially blocking a busy dual-carriageway this morning.

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Paralympian Steve finds love with Alton Towers victim

Vicky Balch (left) and Steve Brown (right) starred in Without Limits

24 September 2017

Kent Paralympian and TV host Steve Brown has found love with Alton Towers crash victim Vicky Balch after the pair featured in a documentary.

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Man cut from wreckage after crash

Police were called to the scene

24 September 2017

Fire crews had to cut a man from his car after he crashed.

Co-op to stock fruit crisps

Nim's Fruit Crisps founder Nimisha Raja

22 September 2017

A manufacturer of dried fruit and vegetable crisps has signed its first deal with a national supermarket.

Couple’s dream eco house up for top award

22 September 2017

A couple, who built their own eco-friendly home, are due to find out if their property has won a design award this evening.

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'Had it been a young man stripping off, it would be different'

Bernard Bibby preparing for an abseil

22 September 2017

A cabaret club has pulled the plug on a pensioner's full-body wax for charity because it was ‘too cringey'.

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'Dog row left me fearing for my life'

Hircin Ozata must have mental health treatment

21 September 2017

A complaint about a barking dog led to a four-year campaign of harassment against a man and wife, a court heard.

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Singer raises plight of terminally-ill teenager

John Newman

21 September 2017

Chart topper John Newman had a special reason for wanting to help a 13-year-old girl in need of a life-saving operation.

Slow traffic after bus crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

20 September 2017

A main route was partially shut after a bus and car collided, causing long delays for rush-hour drivers.

Problem roundabout upgrade is 'short-sighted'

Highways England's proposal for an upgrade Stockbury roundabout

20 September 2017

Plans for a £100 million upgrade of a notoriously busy junction have been described as “short-sighted in the extreme”.

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Missing boy, 15, found

Police. Stock pic

20 September 2017

A 15-year-old boy who has been missing for days has been found.

Photographer snaps deer's escape from snarling wolf

Snarling fox goes after deer. Credit: SWNS

18 September 2017

A Kent photographer managed to capture the extraordianry moment a deer managed to get away from the clutches of a snarling wolf.

Power cut hits thousands

Power is still off for many living in Sittingbourne. Stock photo.

18 September 2017

An underground cable has faulted, leaving many homes without electricity.

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