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Decision expected soon on 800-home plan

800 homes could be built at Strode Farm

11 August 2017

The fate of a controversial proposal for 800 new homes in a Kent village is expected to be decided before Christmas.

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Forgotten street is now heart of town

11 August 2017

Oxford Street was a forgotten road at "the wrong end of town" but pubs, galleries and coffee houses have transformed it.

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Hunt for 'fat, bald and bearded' pub attacker

The suspect wanted in connection with an assault in Whitstable

09 August 2017

A computer-generated image of a suspect said to have assaulted another man in a bar has been released by police.

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Bafta-nominated actor charged over pub gun drama

John McEnry is the former husband of Sterphanie Beacham.

09 August 2017

A film and stage actor has been charged in connection with a gun incident at a Wetherspoons.

Former police officer 'mercilessly' abused child

Colin Wraight served as a police officer

08 August 2017

An ex-police officer who "mercilessly sexually abused a child to fulfill his sick fantasies" has been jailed for 19 years for the harrowing attacks.

Sumatran tiger put down

Tigress Indah who has had to be put down

07 August 2017

A tigeress has had to be euthanised at a Kent zoo.

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Jewellery swiped as homes broken into

A home in Strangford Road was targeted

07 August 2017

Police are investigating after thieves swiped jewellery from two homes in the same town while the owners were out.

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Arrests made over chippie acid attack

Ernie's Plaice, now known as Ian's Plaice, in Whitstable where the attack happened. Picture: Gerry Warren

06 August 2017

A man and woman have been arrested over a suspected acid attack outside a fish and chip shop.

Suspected acid attack outside fish and chip shop

Ernie's Plaice, now known as Ian's Plaice, in Whitstable where the attack happened. Picture: Gerry Warren

05 August 2017

A man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted with a substance, believed to be acid, outside of a fish and chip shop

Kent battered by hailstones

Kent's seen some hailstones today. Library picture

05 August 2017

The county has enjoyed a mix of sunshine, heavy rain, hailstones and thunder and lightening in what is usually the sunniest month of the year.

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Drive your sales and marketing

KM Group commercial director Neil Webster says KMAccelerate will give "some brilliant business marketing advice"

04 August 2017

A new programme of events in Kent is aimed at helping local independent companies grow their business.

'Put sprinklers in homes at fire-hit development'

Some homes were destroyed and others damaged. Picture: Tony Flashman

04 August 2017

Canterbury council has formally requested that developers rebuilding the Tannery homes install sprinklers after the devastating fire two years ago.

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Woman, 26, arrested in connection with burglary

Read our latest list of cases in Kent's courts

02 August 2017

Police arrested a suspect in connection with a burglary, fraud by false representation and possession of a class B drug.

Teenager in triple acid attack in street

Justin Vincent's facial injuries after the acid attack

02 August 2017

An 18-year-old sprayed three people with acid in a vicious triple attack in broad daylight.

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Girl, 4, hurt as thug attacks her mother

Paul Smith. Picture: Kent Police

01 August 2017

An abusive man punched his girlfriend into a semi-conscious state and then held a knife to her throat in a brutal attack.

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Thug tried to throw ex out of window

Jarron Webb was jailed for attacking his ex-girlfriend. Picture: Kent Police.

01 August 2017

A young woman tried to take her own life after her former boyfriend attempted to throw her out of a first-floor window and threatened to stab her dog.

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Airbnbs 'sucking heart out of communities'

Sydenham Street, Whitstable, has seen many properties snapped up

30 July 2017

Airbnb properties and second home buyers are pricing local young people out of the market and threatening Whitstable's identity, it is claimed.

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Candles and prayers after death of Taiyah-Grace Peebles

Taiyah-Grace Peebles who died on the railway line

30 July 2017

Candles will be lit and prayers said this evening for the young people of a town trying to come to terms with the death of a teenager on rail tracks.

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Casualty treated at roundabout

Traffic was held up at Tesco roundabout, Thanet Way, in Whitstable

29 July 2017

Traffic was held up while a casualty was treated by ambulance technicians on a busy roundabout

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Veteran's dying wish honoured at send-off

Albert Figg's coffin is towed through the Westgate Towers by a Second World War gun carrier

28 July 2017

The coffin of a Normandy veteran has been carried through the streets today on a Second World War gun carriage.

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