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First class seats could be scrapped on commuter routes. Stock image

First class seats could be scrapped

Train operator Southeastern could be forced to ditch first class seats after a government minister pledged to remove them on busy commuter services.

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Man in mini car holds up high street traffic

The man appears to talk on the phone as he drives along

Footage of a man driving along a busy high street in a tiny Range Rover has gone viral.

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Coroner: Gran set herself alight as ‘cry for help’

Jessie Hutson in her younger days. Picture courtesy of Joanne Stevens

An inquest concluded a grandmother who died after setting herself on fire did not intend to take her own life, but her daughter disagrees.

Case delayed as judge loses notes

Landlord Fergus Wilson

A woman being sued by a property mogul for £10,000 says she is in 'disbelief' as the case has dragged on for 18 months.

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Pub's £500,000 extension illegal

The Cinque Port Arms

Councillors have refused an application to increase a bar's capacity after hearing a previous extension had been done without planning permission.

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Prom joy for boy with skin burning condition

Oakley was left fighting for his life after a reaction to medication

A community ensured a 10-year-old boy who nearly died after suffering an allergic reaction to medication got his big out.

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Campaign launched to keep rare painting

Ightham Mote. Picture: National Trust

A National Trust property is bidding to keep hold of a painting which depicts the house as part of its public collection.

Delays after train hits bike

A Southeastern train. Stock image

A train was forced to stop after striking a bicycle, causing delays to services across Kent.

Biker dies in crash

The road has been closed for most of the day

A 70-year-old biker has died in a crash in a Kent village.

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£100k of cannabis seized

Cannabis seized from the scene

Police have found 170 cannabis plants worth £100,000 following a raid this morning.

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Murder arrest after teenager dies at caravan site

Police attended the scene

A 63-year-old man has been arrested after a young woman died at a caravan park this afternoon.

Helicopter scrambles to medical emergency

A person was flown to hospital

A person has been flown to hospital following a medical emergency on a boat around six miles off shore.

Ukip lose majority at council

Thanet District Council offices

Ukip has lost its majority at Thanet Council as a councillor quits to join the Tory party.

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Man admits arson at block of flats

Picture: Kent Police

A man has pleaded guilty to starting a fire at a block of flats.

Welcome to Ebbsfit!

Susan Butterfill 65 from Greenhithe

A pioneering scheme will see residents at a new garden city given Fitbits - with developers building leisure spaces around how they exercise.

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London gangs sparking rise in violent crime: Commissioner

Reports of violent crime have gone up 30%. Stock image: Getty Images

A huge rise in violent crime is partly down to London gangs extending their network to Kent, according to the county's crime commissioner.

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Allowances hike sparks petition

Councillors voted themselves at 15% allowance increase. Stock picture

Protesters have mounted a petition calling on councillors to rethink their decision to vote themselves a 15% "pay" rise.

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Police officer sacked after taking drugs in Army

The police officer has admitted groping a woman's breasts. Stock picture

A police officer has been instantly dismissed after failing to declare they had been discharged from the Army for drug-taking.

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