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Stop checks catch out drivers

Police are hunting a doorstep flasher Stock picture

17 October 2017

Drivers were caught out after police deployed numberplate recognition technology in Kent towns.

Proposals to change voter boundaries revealed

Ballot box

17 October 2017

Some voters in Kent will find themselves sharing an MP with voters in East Sussex if boundary changes are adopted.

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Drug-driving violinist left biker seriously injured

Victoria Yellop has avoided jail

17 October 2017

A disgraced classical musician left a motorcyclist in constant pain and unable to work after crashing into him while twice the drug-driving limit.

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Explosion sends blacksmith's ashes soaring into sky

The set up of the anvil prior to firing

16 October 2017

There was no better way to say goodbye to a young blacksmith, whose ashes were blasted 30ft into the air through the bygone practice of anvil firing.

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Firefighters star in Dirty Dancing parody

The pair took on the film's most iconic scene. Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

14 October 2017

Two firefighters turned up the heat in a parody of one of the greatest romantic films ever made, all in the name of safety.

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Councillor takes top job at law firm

Cllr Mark Davis has been made senior partner at Warners Solicitors

14 October 2017

A solicitors' practice has elected a councillor to be its senior partner – and hired a new chief executive to lead its strategy.

Great Storm claimed 22 lives

Alan Breeze sits among the damage at Brambles animal park in Herne Common, now Wildwood Images

13 October 2017

It's 30 years since 110mph winds caused havoc in Kent and beyond, destroying 15 million trees and creating damage costing £1 billion.

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Kent schools facing 550 governor shortfall

Schools are facing a critical shortage of governors

13 October 2017

Schools across the county are suffering a 'critical' shortage of volunteers taking up a key support role.

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Kent GP surgeries set to benefit from £4m cash injection

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

12 October 2017

A new training scheme for GPs will see them offered £20,000 to take up posts in "hard to recruit areas", health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

MP's baby interrupts radio interview

MP Tom Tugendhat

11 October 2017

A Kent MP had to cut a radio interview short when his baby started crying.

Locals wage battle to stop polytunnels

Polytunnels like the ones used on Salmans Farm. Picture: Val Vannet

10 October 2017

A campaign group is going head to head with a farmer in a bid to stop him putting up more polytunnels.

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Statue unveiled to sports legend

Dame Kelly Holmes has revealed her sculpture

10 October 2017

Visitors to a town will be greeted by this sculpture of one of the country's most iconic sports stars - but you might struggle to recognise her.

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Get spooked with some Halloween happenings

Halloween fun in Kent this October half term

07 October 2017

Looking for some Halloween fun for your little monsters? Here's our guide to what's creepy and kooky across the county.

We're looking for the 2017 Hospital Hero

We're looking for the 2017 Hospital Hero

06 October 2017

If you know a hospital employee in West Kent who has provided great care or has been a huge support you could help them win an award.

Man charged in attempted robbery investigation

John Docherty was arrested at the pensioner's address. Stock picture.

05 October 2017

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery have arrested and charged a man.

Suspected bogus callers alert

John Docherty targeted the pensioner, image stock picture.

04 October 2017

Cases of men posing as water officials may be linked, police have warned.

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Thrills and chills for hardened horror fans this Halloween

Kent Life will be over-run with zombies this Halloween

02 October 2017

From scare mazes to tunnels of terror, there are some terrifying ordeals for hardened thrill seekers across the county this Halloween.

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Four arrests after spate of burglaries

Four men have been arrested. Stock picture.

29 September 2017

Four men have been arrested with a series of burglaries across the South East, including at properties in Kent.

Fright night film screenings

Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in IT Picture: PA Photo/Warner Bros

29 September 2017

No longer just for trick-or-treaters, there's Halloween horror for grown-ups with fright night film screenings across Kent.

Seven things to make your weekend

The Medieval Mops Fair comes to Sitingbourne. Picture: Tony Stigle

29 September 2017

We've come up with seven spot-on ideas to try with the family this weekend.

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