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MP Charlie Elphicke at the launche of last month's Save Our Banksy campaign

MP goes to arts minister to save Banksy mural

An MP has gone straight to the government to keep a stunning Banksy artwork in his town.


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  • Question mark over major town centre pub after McDonald's says it hasn't bought it
  • Major academy cuts school week to save money
  • Storm over decision by councillors to award themselves 15% pay increase
  • Pupils past and present say farewell to school site that has educated generations 
  • What's On, property and Sport & readers letters

Matt Coles fires down a delivery Picture: Andy Jones

Coles heroics in vain

Despite a hat-trick from Matt Coles and half-centuries for Sam Northeast and Jimmy Neesham, Kent Spitfires suffered a 16-run defeat to Middlesex.


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Families can see Ribena blackcurrants being harvested

A juicy day out down on the farm

Just a handful of visitors will get to see blackcurrants grown specially for Ribena harvested at a farm open day this weekend.

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From left: Melissa Murdoch from Amity Fund with Anne Hardy and Ola Odeyemi from Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) receive the pizza prize to give to their winning Bookbinders group.

Young readers grab a ‘pizza’ the action

A group of vulnerable youngsters striving to build their literacy skills received a special delivery after clinching first place in a reading contest.

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