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Popular children's summer event cancelled

Children and their parents have been left high and dry after an annual pirates' landing and giant water fight has been axed.

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Abandoned car catches fire at KFC

Police are investigating after a car caught fire in the drive through of a fast food restaurant.

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Thousands of speeding drivers snared

More than 2,000 people have been caught out by average speed cameras since they were installed on a key route.

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'Neglect was recognised, but never really addressed'

A serious case review into the death of a five-month-old baby boy has found a catalogue of failings.

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Superbike champion returns home following spinal surgery after crash

A superbike champion who was almost paralysed during a crash last month has been released from hospital and returned home.

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Teen, 16, arrested following drugs find

A man in his 20s and a teenager have been arrested after being accused of dealing class A drugs.

Sixth head named for troubled academy

Tina Lee has been named the new £100,000 head of a troubled Kent academy. She is the school's sixth principal in nine years.

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CCTV released after bank card theft

Police hunting a cash card thief have released a CCTV image.

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Man appears in court charged with attempted rape and stalking

Police have charged a 48-year-old man with attempted rape, sexual assault and stalking.

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Father spared jail after stamp outside club

A father who stamped on another man when violence erupted outside a nightclub escaped jail after a judge said it would punish his family.

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Ferry firm in hot water after launch 'disaster'

Passengers planning a day trip to Southend were left disappointed when a ferry launch was scuppered by strong winds, tides and a lost gangplank.

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I'm lucky not to be paralysed, says superbike champion

Superbike fans can breathe a sigh of relief - Shakey is through the worst following his big crash.

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Holiday park hacker jailed after police seize half-a-million pounds in cyber-currency

A cyber-hacker who duped 100 companies from a caravan on the Isle of Sheppey has been jailed for 10 years after a massive police operation.

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Trains cancelled until this evening after cables stolen

Train services have been cancelled after thieves stole railway cables overnight.

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Blaze destroys pontoons

A blaze ripped through some disused pontoons at a boatyard after reports smoke and flames could be seen.

Kent transport company crashes with £2m debts

More than 30 drivers have lost their jobs after one of Kent's fastest-growing haulage companies ceased trading.

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Superbike champion 'alert and in good spirits'

Kent Superbike champion Shane Byrne is said to be in good spirits, recovering from a major operation following a bike crash.

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Wife posts photos of injured Superbike champion from hospital bedside

Kent Superbike champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne is undergoing emergency surgery on his spine today after a horror bike crash.

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Biker in intensive care after crash

Superbike champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne remains in intensive care after crashing during testing for a championship race.

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