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Woman to sue dead surgeon over intimate surgery

Benenden Hospital

20 October 2017

A woman who suffered complications after controversial surgery at a Kent hospital has been given the go-ahead to sue the estate of a dead surgeon.

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Staff 'offered bonuses' to encourage women to have abortions

A pregnant woman. Library picture

20 October 2017

Staff raised concerns with health inspectors about targets they felt incentivised them to encourge patients to go through with abortions.

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Something for the weekend? How about a tasty autumn tipple

The Spa Valley Railway

18 October 2017

Real ale has never been so steamy as the Spa Valley Railway holds its annual CAMRA festival and autumn diesel gala.

Army truck overturns in motorway crash

The overturned army vehicle. Picture: @kentpoliceroads

17 October 2017

Emergency services were called after an army truck overturned on a busy Kent motorway.

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Special constable arrests suspected thief

Stock image

17 October 2017

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing gardening tools after a stop check of a van in a village

Attempted burglary in village

Police were called. Stock image

17 October 2017

Police are hunting a man caught trespassing in a home in a Kent village.

First names for Forest concerts

Former The Beautiful Sout singers Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot will perform together in Kent

17 October 2017

Former The Beautiful South singers Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will play at next year's Forest Live concerts in Kent.

Car destroyed in roadside fire

The car engulfed in flames. Picture: Jordon Reece Braxton-Molloy.

16 October 2017

Crews were called to tackle a fire which engulfed a car on a busy route.

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Revealing the secrets of the mummy

Ta-Kush the mummy at Maidstone Museum Picture: Martin Apps

16 October 2017

The lives of ancient Egyptians and Greeks feature in a new museum gallery, and it’s all down to one woman – Kent’s only adult mummy, Ta-Kush.

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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Council cash to bring empty homes back into use

Boarded up homes. Stock image

14 October 2017

A Kent council has pledged £100k to a scheme which aims to bring derelict properties back into use.

Two suspected drug dealers arrested

Campbell was arrested in Chatham.

13 October 2017

Two men have been arrested in connection with the supply of drugs after police stopped their car.

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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Schoolgirl taken to hospital

Saint Ronan's School in Hawkhurst. Picture: Google Street View

12 October 2017

Ambulances were called to a prep school after a student hit her head.

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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.

Marks & Spencer plans big new store

Marks and Spencer is set to open another store

11 October 2017

Marks & Spencer is to open a major new store after Waitrose pulled out of a development.

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Dead squirrel fraudster jailed

George Johnston. Picture: Kent Police

11 October 2017

A fraudster who used a dead squirrel as a prop to trick residents into having unnecessary roof repairs has been jailed.

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Don't hang around: a puppetry festival is back in town

Circle of Two will be at the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

11 October 2017

Bigger and brighter, a puppetry festival is back in town with puppets of all shapes and sizes that will sing, dance and make you laugh.

'Radical changes' needed to thwart homelessness

Picture: stock image posed by model

10 October 2017

Rising numbers of homelessness were under the microscope at a conference on Maidstone today.

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10 minute wait for 999 call to be answered

Caroll was left waiting 10 minutes for his call to be answered. Stock picture.

09 October 2017

A pensioner who went into anaphylactic shock after being stung by a bee says he's lucky to be alive after his 999 call went unanswered for 10 minutes.

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