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Debts of £4m leaves firms out in the cold

Paddock Wood-based ICA Group installed temperature-controlled and cold storage facilities

01 September 2017

The closure of a cold storage contractor ICA Group left many businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket, new documents reveal.

One more weekend of fun (hopefully in the sun)

There's plenty of school holiday fun to be had at Chatham Historic Dockyard

01 September 2017

It’s the last gasp for the summer this weekend, before backpacks and school runs start: here's where to squeeze the last drops out of the holidays.

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Horse hit by car

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

30 August 2017

A car hit a horse on a busy Kent road, causing delays for drivers.

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Van driver tied up in roadside robbery

Stock picture.

29 August 2017

A driver was tied up and put in the back of his van during a roadside robbery.

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Police stop driver who failed drink and drug tests

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27 August 2017

Driver acting oddly in a petrol station was stopped by police and tested postive for drink and drugs.

Police: House fire was suspected arson attack

Henry Clarke took this picture of SGN workers at the scene. Fire damage can be seen on the front of one of the homes.

27 August 2017

Police have issued an appeal saying a house fire which saw two women and two young children rescued, is being treated as arson.

Crackdown on hate crime in Kent

Kent saw the seventh highest increase of hate crimes across the country (60%) between July and September. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

25 August 2017

People guilty of hate crime are being given longer sentences, as figures show there were hundreds of offences in the months after the EU referendum.

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Live: West Kent students pick up GCSEs

Pupils collecting their GCSE results

24 August 2017

Pupils across west Kent are picking up their GCSE grades this morning.

Two women and children rescued from blaze

Henry Clarke took this picture of SGN workers at the scene. Fire damage can be seen on the front of one of the homes.

24 August 2017

Two women and two children were rescued by fire crews - before a gas leak shut a road.

Flower power: gardens to put the colour back in your life

The National Trust's Scotney Castle

24 August 2017

Put some colour back in your life as Kent’s gardens burst into bloom: here's where to find six of the best across the county.

Gang threatened to stab children in terrifying raid

Singh at the service station. Picture: Kent Police.

23 August 2017

A gang of ruthless burglars who barged into a home armed with weapons and tied up a family in a terrifying and violent raid have been jailed.

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Parents charged over death of newborn

Emergency services at the scene. Picture:@hmsstrongbow

22 August 2017

The parents of a newborn baby boy who died at his home have been charged with causing him to suffer serious physical harm.

A-Level results day: Clearing options at Hadlow College

Trains were able to get going again at 9am after the cow was moved

22 August 2017

Got your results – not sure what to do? Don't despair, there are plenty of courses available on your doorstep.

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M20 delays due to overturned lorry

The lorry has overturned just off the carriageway. Picture: Kent Police RPU

20 August 2017

Long delays are being reported after the lorry overturned between junction 5 and 4.

Bank branch to close

Barclays in Borough Green is to Close. Picture: Google Maps

18 August 2017

A village's last bank branch is to close, prompting dismay from a Kent MP.

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MP's guide for workers after salad firm's shock closure

Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat

17 August 2017

A Kent MP has produced a guide to help workers who have lost their jobs following the shock closure of a salad factory.

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A-level results day

Maplesden Noakes pupils celebrate

17 August 2017

It's A-level results day! How did the schools across Maidstone, Malling, and the Weald do?

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Hundreds of jobs lost as company goes bust

Southern Salads is based in Tonbridge. Picture: Instant Street View

16 August 2017

A family-run firm that supplied fresh salads to supermarkets, restaurants and travel chains across the UK has suddenly ceased trading.

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Two dead and one arrested in Brazil mum shooting case

Eloise Dixon was shot in front of her family in Brazil. Picture: Eloise Dixon/Facebook

15 August 2017

A shootout between police and civilians in the South American country resulted in the death of two suspects and one man being questioned by officers.

Kitchen maker cooks up moving plans

Traditional Bespoke Furniture make tailored kitchens. Stock image

15 August 2017

A kitchen making company is eyeing a move into bigger premises after landowners submitted a planning application to convert a barn.

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