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Hairdressers shave heads for charity

Three hairdressers will take to the barbers chair for a charity head shave for Cancer Research UK.

Two teenagers arrested after bag stolen

Two teenage boys have been arrested following the theft of a handbag from a 65-year-old woman

We confess... we had sticky fingers for Mick's doughnuts!

Christine Allcock(left) and friend Julia Pugh

Two women have confessed a sickly secret... they had a Beggar's Banquet on doughnuts stolen from the Rolling Stones half a century ago!

Elderly woman punched in the face in attempted robbery

St Peter's Place in Canterbury

A homeless man has been arrested after an 84-year-old woman was seriously hurt when she was punched in the face in a suspected attempted robbery.

Bright sparks from Supernova take Ashford Big Quiz title

A group of friends who have appeared on Mastermind, Fifteen to One and Brain of Britain were the winners of Ashford's KM Big Charity Quiz 2013.

Unemployment figures falling in Shepway

The county's dole queues have shrunk

Figures released today show the number of claimants for job seeker allowance is reducing across Shepway

More unwanted cats in Thanet

Thanet RSPCA's Woodchurch Animal Centre is bursting at the seams with an autumn clutch of kittens, desperately in need of new homes. Betsy gave birth to her litter in a treehouse

Tough economic times and irresponsible owners have led to an all-time high in the number of abandoned and unwanted cats at Thanet RSPCA’s Woodchurch A

Puppy nearly dies after swallowing mystery green objects

The green objects found in the Herberts back garden

A rough collie puppy collapsed after it ate two green bits of plastic that were thrown into a garden at Park Farm, Ashford

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Number of families relying on food banks triples in just year

A food parcel being delivered by the Trussel Trust

The number of people getting food packages across Kent has soared - with some giving back items that need heating because they cannot afford to cook.

Doors open at new £6.5 million building at East Kent College.

East Kent College director of curriculum Stewart Haywood (left), with deputy principal Anne Leese and construction company Morgan Sindall’s Tony Black as the Broadstairs college prepares to move into its new £6.5 million Centre for Environmental Technologies.

Staff are moving into a new £6.5 million building at East Kent College.

Caron’s hope continues in chemo unit which will be coming to Dover

The launch of the mobile chemotherapy unit

A mobile chemotherapy unit named after Gloria Hunniford’s daughter will be coming to Dover to enable patients to receive treatment nearer their home.

Cliff plunge dog had to be put down

Coastguard officers rescuing the dog from the cliff above Samphire Hoe.

The dog which fell 200 feet down a cliff near Dover last week has been put to sleep.

Mum-of-nine: 'Give us bigger house'

The Prudhams in their previous Teynham home

A mother of nine is begging for a new council house because she claims her family are being treated worse than animals in "cramped" conditions.

Help MP Laura design her Christmas card

Thanet South MP Laura Sandys

Budding young artists can help South Thanet MP Laura Sandys celebrate the festive season

Firm fined for allowing men to work on dangerous roof

The sign that was seemingly ignored

A company has been fined more than £13,000 after passers-by spotted workers on an unsafe roof.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Children couldn't believe their luck when the snow began to fall outside the council offices

Although temperatures have dipped to single figures this week, the last thing children on their way home from school expected was snow...

School closures due to teacher strikes

Sittingbourne Community College, Swanstree Avenue

Sittingbourne Community College is one of three schools set to close tomorrow as teachers plan to strike in a row of over pay, pensions and workloads.

Teacher strikes planned for tomorrow

Pupils at Halfway Houses primary will be affected by strike action tomorrow

Teacher strikes will affect four Island schools tomorrow.

Charity's help means jobs at a Maidstone attraction are safe

Children enjoying Kent Life. Picture: Edwards Harvey

Thirty jobs have been secured at a farming attraction

Take two... search for youth crime commisioner launched

Kent Police Commissioner Ann Barnes

A second attempt to fill the county's youth crime tsar post has been launched... after the first holder resigned in a storm over abusive tweets.

Help to Buy spearheads new development interest

Bellway Homes' De Montford Apartments in Strood

A developer says reservations for homes on their sites in Kent are up by 27%.

Dole queues fall by 1,215

The county's dole queues have shrunk

The number of people in the county claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dipped below 30,000.

Investigation after manhole cover death

Daniel Yeowell, who died after being hit by a manhole cover

An inquest into the death of a man who died after being struck in the face by a manhole cover has been opened.

German bombers are back

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Staff move in to new building at college

Morgan Sindall’s project manager Tony Black, right, hands over the keys to the new centre at East Kent College to director of curriculum Stewart Haywood and deputy principal Anne Leese

The keys have been handed over at a £6.5m development for students studying environmental technologies.

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