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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Head defended after pupil banned from lessons

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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