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Disgraced firm fined £50k for nuisance calls

The firm was fined for nuisance calls

A firm which was exposed on national TV for pressure-selling to the elderly has been fined £50,000 for nuisance calls.


Lineker tucks in at award-winning pub

Gary Lineker at The Sportsman with sous chef Joe McMahan

Football star Gary Lineker ditched the crisps and tucked into a meal at a gastropub just hours before it was named best in the country.


Robber who targeted pensioner jailed

Ricky Whiskin is behind bars. Picture: Kent Police

A man who followed a 62-year-old woman and snatched her handbag is behind bars.


‘We like living here…but don’t feel safe anymore’

Margaret Court in Herne Bay

Council tower blocks in two Kent towns could have sprinkler systems installed if the fire service recommends it following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


MP to speak in Parliament over future of Kent hospital

The Kent and Canterbury Hospital has lost its acute care centre

A coach load of supporters is going to the House of Commons today to hear a Kent MP speak out for a hospital under threat of downgrading.


Two in court after man 'forced into van'

Police at the scene

Two people in their twenties have been charged with false imprisonment and remanded in custody after a man was allegedly forced into a van.

Bidders for south eastern rail franchise announced

A Southeastern train. Stock image

Four companies are competing to run Kent's rail service and the government says whoever wins must provide more spacious and reliable trains.


Villagers' anger at people swimming in quarry

The blue lake in Halling

Villagers say they are fed up with parking problems and antisocial behaviour after hundreds turned up to swim in a quarry during the heatwave.


Prizes for dedicated workers as part of Carers Week

Janis Barrell and Kate Dodson

Carers were given chances to win prizes from a prize draw and the National Lottery as a thank-you for the work they do.

Mums celebrate cancer drug victory

Chantele Rashbrook with her Deal BC girls

Authorities have scrapped plans to withdraw a breast cancer drug from the NHS to the delight of campaigners in Kent.


Cyclists’ chance to ride the famous circuit

Cyclists of all ages can take part in the annual Bike Around Brands Hatch fundraiser

This track is well-known for motorsports but for one evening only adults and children can cycle round it on pushbikes for charity.

Help honour Kent's inspiring children

The award winners line up to receive congratulations at last year’s prize-giving ceremony

Time is running out to nominate a youngster who has battled adversity for a prestigious annual awards ceremony.

Outdoor pool a hot spot for sun seekers

Zara Malone with Joe, nine months, and Sarah Ambler with Rufus, nine months, at The Strand

People across Medway have been making the most of the hot weather this week as temperatures soared, with the Strand's outdoor pool opening especially.

Weapon charge prison pair cleared

HMP Swaleside

Two prison officers have been cleared of planting a homemade weapon in an inmate’s cell in revenge for a colleague being covered in excrement.

Housing looks set for approval

The homes, if approved, will be built north of Newington High Street.

Controversial plans to build a extra 124 homes just off a town centre in Kent look set to be given the go-ahead.


Birthday earns centenarian place in exclusive list

Cecilia Larner, celebrating her 107th birthday with a card from the Queen, with her daughter Sheila Bodle

A Kent great-great-grandmother can rank herself among some of the oldest living people in England.

Burns victim's £10k charity goal

The fire which injured Danielle Branch

A woman who nearly died in a motorhome fire is fundraising for the charity she credits with helping turn her life around.

Council to set up education company to sell its services

County Hall in Maidstone, KCC's headquaters

Profits from a new trading company set up to sell education support services to schools will be re-invested, says Kent County Council.


Remarkable historic find at university archaeological did

Nick Lawrence and James Revell at the Canterbury Christ Church University dig site.

Former students are on a team excavating a site ahead of the building of a new university arts centre.


Woman 'assaulted' after freeing dogs from hot car

Alarmed Canterbury Residents Group urged Zoe Tyzack to smash the windows of the Corsa to release two dogs inside

Police are probing allegations a woman was assaulted after she let dogs out of a car in a supermarket car park.


Masked robber attacks couple in their home

A masked raider broke into the home of a couple in their 60s

A masked robber attacked a couple in their 60s at their home before escaping with jewellery and cash.

Class A drugs and thousands of pounds cash seized by police

Police stopped a car as part of a drugs investigation

Police are questioning two men after a BMW was stopped and house raided with drugs and cash being seized.

Police hunt arsonist after series of fires at tower block

A series of fires have been deliberately started at Trove Court

Police are hunting an arsonist who set fire to a rubbish chute at a block of flats just days after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Deal split puts 'hundreds of jobs at risk'

The giant theme park is scheduled to open in 2022

The loss of a big-name partner from a planned £3.2 billion theme park raises questions about the viability of the project, say councillors.


People urged to back carnival or risk losing it

Sittingbourne Carnival Court

The future of a town's carnival parade could be in doubt if more people fail to support it


Traffic delays on A20

Traffic is building up at the scene

There are delays at a junction on the A20 near Smeeth after a two-car collision.

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