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Remembering day that rocked our world

Today is the first landmark anniversary of an earthquake that shook a seaside town and caused significant damage to houses.


Budget supermarket to open early

A German supermarket has confirmed it is “on track” to unveil its new village store late this summer.

Police inspector jailed for making child porn

A former police inspector has today been jailed after making and sharing child porn as a judge described him as "a deeply disturbed man".

Council defends warden's actions

A council has defended the actions of a parking warden who "did not see" a man slumped in his car when issuing a ticket.


End of the road for truck stop?

A lorry park owner fears Kent will be thrown into chaos if his lorry park is shut down by the council.


Derelict store to house new DIY chain

A new DIY brand is set to come to Kent and will be the fifth of its kind in the UK, we can exclusively reveal.


Man detained after wandering on to railway line

Witnesses have reported seeing a man wandering on train tracks.

Tongue piercing school ban for GCSE teen

A mother has condemned a secondary school for banning her daughter from lessons due to a tongue piercing seven weeks before her GCSE exams.


Head defended after pupil banned from lessons

Readers have backed a decision to exclude a schoolgirl because she had a tongue piercing.


Debenhams stores could face the axe

Mystery surrounds whether any of Kent's Debenhams stores will be earmarked for closure over the next five years.


Council boss gives Grand Burstin ‘spruce-up’ nudge

The leader of a council said he is certain that a seaside town's largest hotel will “see value in a spruce-up” to coincide with major regeneration.


Woman arrested on suspicion of arson after house fire

A 49-year-old woman remains in police custody after a bedroom blaze at a Kent home last night.

Funeral for murdered woman

A service has been held for a woman whose remains were found 20 years after she went missing.

Air ambulance lands near polo ground

A medical emergency led to paramedics being flown into a Kent town.

Lorry damages traffic lights in crash

A busy road in a seaside town remains open despite a lorry crashing into a set of traffic lights, causing the pole to bend.

Man attacked in home by knife-wielding robbers

Police are hunting a pair of robbers who attacked and threatened a man at knifepoint after barging into his home.


Cow's about that to keep baby calf warm?

A tiny premature calf who was 'knocking on heaven's door' has been given her own woolly jumper.

Ukip group leader quits

The leader of the Ukip group on a Kent council has quit after falling out with colleagues.


Seafront regeneration takes shape

Parts of a harbour and seafront's long term redevelopment will be finished by late this summer, it has been revealed.


Speeding drivers tackled on promenade

Officers spoke to 11 drivers who exceeded a 20mph speed limit along a promenade following complaints from residents.

Cafe owner seeks permission for overspill lorry park

The owners of a site that has been operating as a 24-hour lorry park have applied to continue doing so for another two years.


Dancers poised for second Strictly show

A Strictly Come Dancing style show is returning to a Kent town this weekend raising money for several charities.

Pensioner scares off balaclava-clad burglars

A group of men were scared off by a pensioner after they entered his home attempting to burgle the property.


Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting woman

A 31-year-old man remains in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman.

Drum and bass pensioner made neighbours' lives hell

Hundreds of CDs have been seized from a pensioner's flat that was "wired up like a nightclub" after he ignored pleas to turn his drum and bass down.


Plan for WW1 bomb site 'shows lack of respect'

Campaigners have hit out at "disrespectful" plans to build a visitor centre on the site where a German bomb killed 61 in the First World War.


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