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Specialist muffling device is last attempt to save historic chimes

A clockmaker's specialist device could save a church's historic clock chimes from being switched off at night.

Sale of care home delayed

Complexities over staff pensions and other paperwork means the sale of a Kent County Council owned care home has been pushed back.

Second woman charged after marina shooting

A woman has appeared in court on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Queen role helped me beat autism

A teenager who has used her voice as a regatta queen to create awareness around autism must now pass her crown on.


Ex-priest finds new love with younger man

A priest who hit the headlines when his marriage to a man 50 years his junior ended has revealed he has found new love ... with an even younger man.

Schools shut early after more snow is expected

Two secondary schools will close early today to ensure students can get home safely.

Pair charged with murder plot after man shot in face

Two people have appeared in court charged with conspiracy to murder after a man was shot in the face at a marina.

Save a life with new defibrillator

A taxi office is the temporary home for a new lifesaving device.

Ding dong goes on despite deadline

A traditional church clock which was expected to be silenced overnight from today will continue because the owners need more time.

First steps to get ancient stream running

Specialists are carrying out a survey to reinstate a town waterway.

Palm oil warning to dog owners

A warning has been issued after a waxy deposit suspected to be palm oil has washed up on a Kent beach.

More lease blunders

The town council has now come under fire after another lease blunder was uncovered in Boatyard saga.

What a ding dong...

An unholy row over whether a church's clock chimes are too loud could be settled by government ministers.

Last-ditch attempt to save historic church chimes

A final attempt to save a town’s historic church chimes depends on the support of councillors at a meeting tonight.

Days to buy back village pub

Campaigners are striving to raise a last £160,000 to rescue a former country pub.

Proposed redesign of town square revealed

Plans to modernise a market square in a Kent town have been revealed.

Barrister delighted after being made a Queen’s Counsel

Two letters have brought new year joy to east Kent barrister Eloise Marshall – they were the letters Q and C.

Retired vicar's toyboy husband finds new man called Jesus

A retired vicar who hit the headlines for marrying a male Romanian model 50 years younger told of his heartbreak.

Miniature donkeys visit care home

It’s a calendar highlight and also a tell-tale sign of Christmas when miniature donkeys pay a visit to a Kent care home.

Poetic tribute to former teacher

Poems written by a retired teacher will not be left unread after his wife has pledged to publish them in his memory.

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