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New Dungeness lifeboat The Morrell is being formally named by Princess Anne

The Princess Royal will formally name the new Dungeness lifeboat The Morrell.

Manston closure "ludicrous" say Lydd protesters

Protesters against the expansion of Lydd Airport have joined the condemnation over the closure of Manston.

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Buzz for queens of the Marsh

The short-haired bumblebee, back on Romney Marsh after extinction in the UK. Picture by Nik Shelton.

More queen bees from a once-vanished species have introduced to Dungeness.

Row of five cars vandalised

Police were at the scene of the crash.

Five parked cars were vandalised by yobs in Lydd.

Lydd wins battle to expand

Lydd Airport

Lydd airport is set to expand its runway and build a new terminal for 500,000 passengers a year after it won a High Court battle.

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Can you bee-lieve it? Rare bee 'comes back from dead'

The rare Andrena vaga bee. Picture by Kristian Peters

A rare bee thought to be extinct in the UK since 1946 created a buzz when it was captured in Kent.

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Gang of thugs make couple's life a misery

A thug kicks at the pensioners' door as they are subjected to anti-social behaviour

This is the moment an elderly couple's life was made a misery as a gang waged a terror campaign.

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Play area axed over paedo fear

Banks Sports and Social Club in Lydd

Fears over paedophiles have led to plans for a new playground being scrapped.

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Kent: The final frontier...

An area of Kent has the second worst levels of light pollution in England. Picture: Library image

The county could soon boast possibly the largest planetarium in the UK, with an observatory and up to six professional grade telescopes.

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Valuable ring 'washed down the plughole'

The couple were originally married in 1996. Stock image

Somewhere in Kent there could be a woman missing her wedding ring... after one turned up in a water treatment works.

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Woman cut free after two-car smash.

Kent Fire and Rescue Services attended. Stock image

Firefighters had to cut free a woman after a road smash at a busy junction.

Mystery of plane crash as last moments revealed

Pilot Sascha Schornstein's plane crashed into the sea last July

A plane's last moments in the air before plunging into the sea off Kent have been revealed, but investigators have been unable to solve the mystery.

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Choral tuition for major Marsh festival

Conductor Nicholas Cleobury, who will co-run a choral course during the JAM on the Marsh arts festival.

Participants in a Marsh arts festival can learn to sing in a choir.

Mary Celeste-style mystery for lifeboat crew

The mystery unmanned dinghy found at sea by the Dungeness lifeboat crew. Picture by Natalie Adams.

A baffled lifeboat crew have found an empty dinghy floating at sea like the Mary Celeste.

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