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Council boss rules out bid to become Ukip party leader

The Ukip leader of a Kent council says he won't be standing in the contest to be the party's next leader.

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Strong winds rip off changing rooms' roof

Damage to Woodcombe FC's changing rooms after strong winds

A football club is appealing for help after strong winds ripped off the roof of its changing rooms, sending it soaring into the car park.

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Model dumped by Ukip leader: 'He's a perfect gentleman'

Ukip leader Henry Bolton with new girlfriend Jo Marney

A model dumped by Ukip leader Henry Bolton after she became embroiled in a race row has broken her silence, describing her ex as "perfect gentleman".

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Ex-squaddie prosecuted for personal data leak

William Godfrey revealed personal data online. Stock image.

A former soldier broke data protection laws by revealing sensitive details from the police about a vulnerable adult on Twitter.

Drunk chased construction workers with pick axe

Lee Norris struck in Rectory Road, Deal. Picture: Google.

A drunk man staggered onto a construction site and threatened workers, before chasing them with a pick axe and smashing up machinery.

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CCTV footage released after theft of power tools

Police have issued CCTV footage.

Police have issued CCTV footage as they look to identify two men in connection with the theft of power tools from parked vehicles.

Woman injured as fallen tree causes crash

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

A fallen tree is believed to have caused a two-crash which left a woman trapped in her vehicle.

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Woman cut free from smashed car

Firefighters use specialist cutting equipment. Stock image: Kent Fire and Rescue

A woman has been taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries after an early morning crash.

Strong winds bring down trees and cause travel chaos

A tree blocking Walderslade Road in Chatham. Picture: Patrick Burgess.

Kent was battered by strong winds, causing power cuts, fallen trees, building damage and problems on the roads and rails.

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Huge cash black hole to fund new schools

The council needs £100m to provide more places at schools. Stock image

Education chiefs need to fill a £100m cash shortfall if they are to build or expand schools and provide 12,500 extra places, it's been revealed.

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Boy saving brother's life

Brothers Ollie and Finley Cripps

A five-year-old boy is donating his bone marrow to help save the life of his younger brother.

Most cost-effective commuter towns revealed

The table combines average rent, season ticket prices and time spent travelling

Here are the Kent towns that feature on a new league table of the most cost-effective commuter areas.

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Mum jailed for club glass attack

Romana Pryce

A woman was left having to take food and drink through a straw for eight weeks following an unprovoked attack in the toilets of a club.

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Council votes to change its name

Councillors at the meeting

A council is to change its name for the first time in four decades - at a cost of around £10,000.

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Pedestrian hit by bus

Stock image

Police and paramedics were called after a man was hit by a bus in a town centre.

Could you pass the presidential test?

Donald Trump

The White House has said the president is in good health, but how do you measure up in the presidential test?

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Town wants control of its own affairs

Sheerness High Street

At least 1,400 people have already responded to a public consultation about setting up a new town council in Kent.

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'I was aiming at the car'

The scene of the incident in Ramsgate

The man accused of murdering a love rival by throwing a knife five metres through a car window has said he didn't want to hurt his victim.

Dartford Crossing remains shut

The Dartford Crossing. Stock image

The Queen Elizabeth II bridge remains closed this morning amid high winds.

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