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Problem roundabout upgrade is 'short-sighted'

Highways England's proposal for an upgrade Stockbury roundabout

Plans for a £100 million upgrade of a notoriously busy junction have been described as “short-sighted in the extreme”.

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School's battle of the sexes

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey's west site in Sheerness

Pupils at one Kent academy have been split into boys and girls groups to see how they perform in their studies.

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Rugby player's shock death after triathlon

Steve Begley who died after taking part in a triathlon

Tributes have been paid to a Kent man living overseas who died of suspected heart-related complications.

Man jailed for growing cannabis worth £1m

Lee Birch.

A 50-year-old man has been jailed after officers found cannabis plants worth almost £1 million hidden in an industrial building.

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Man finds himself at centre of international art theft storm

The painting depicting the devil playing cards. Picture: SWNS.com

A shopper bought painting for £40 that turned out to be worth £30,000 from a car boot sale - only to find out it had been stolen.

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Man appears in court following ATM raid

A 38-year-old from Essex appeared at court charged with conspiracy to steal an ATM.

Suspect charged in digger ATM theft attempt

Scene of the raid

Police caught a man wanted following an attempt to steal a cash machine when he crashed during a pursuit.

Next stage of £58,000 coastal path mapped out

Coastal path: walkers along waters' edge of The Swale between Oare and Conyer. Picture: Stewart Miller.

Ramblers volunteers help Natural England create 2,700-mile pathway around England.

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Ram raiders use digger to steal cash machine

Ram raiders have targeted Morrisons in Queenborough. Pic Peter Ward

Police are appealing for information after a supermarket cash machine was stolen by ram raiders, who later crashed after a police chase.

New cameras catch hundreds of speeders

Average speed cameras are now on the Sheppey Crossing

Motorists have reportedly been clocked doing more than 90mph over a bridge that was the scene of Britain's biggest pile-up.

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Drugs stash hidden in secret compartment in shed

Alan Smith. Picture: Kent Police

A man has been jailed after police found drugs hidden in a secret compartment in a shed.

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Kent's first 20mph town limit backed

20mph. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library.

Councillors have unanimously agreed to impose a lower speed limit which they say will improve public health by encouraging people to cycle and walk.

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Gorilla man grounded by space boffins

Wrong dress code: Nasa has rejected Bertie Crablegs' gorilla suit.

Space agency NASA has rejected a Kent man in a gorilla suit from becoming an astronaut... but you'll just love their reply!

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Back in black - Zulus make return

The Zulus last public appearance was in 2015

A community group disbanded amid claims of racism could be about to relaunch itself two years after its demise made national headlines.

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Man found with arm injury

A police investigation is underway

Police and paramedics were called after a man was found with arm injuries caused by glass left on a wall.

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Battle of the beaches as we compare two seaside towns

Southend: Postcard of the seafront

Sun, sea and sand.Two rival resorts share the same ingredients. But that is where the similarities end.

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Parents need help too, says mum of cancer sufferer

Rachel Lucas, with her husband Gary and their daughter Amelia-Rose, 9.

A mum whose young son is going through treatment for leukaemia is raising awareness of the impacts a childhood cancer diagnosis can have on families.

Psychic to open spooky school in a pub

Lady of the Light Charlotte Clark

TV clairvoyant Charlotte Clark is holding lessons in how to contact the dead for £8 a session.

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Kent hosts UK's longest annual yacht race this weekend

Start of the 2015 Round The Island Race featuring Ashley Manning of Benfleet Yacht Club. Picture: Tony Stigle

The UK’s longest annual dinghy, catamaran and board race takes place in Kent this weekend. The 40-mile course includes sea, river and estuary.

Car park movie treat gets into Spirit of regeneration

Tom Cruise in Top Gun

A shopping centre car park is set to become a movie haven for film fans.

Doctors fail to spot toddler's chipped bone

Sheppey toddler Dolly-Rose Gordon was left in agony

A young girl was left in agony after doctors misdiagnosed a chipped bone in her leg for a sprain and encouraged her to walk on it.

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Lorry crashes into lamppost and closes road

Minster Co-op

A road has been closed and buses diverted after a lorry has crashed into a lamppost

High street to be closed for repairs

Recent works at Beach Street

Workmen are to close a town's high street overnight for road repairs.

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Animal rescue team help horse back on its feet

Freddy struggles to get to his feet

A team of specialists from Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to a horse who couldn't quite make it back on four legs.

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Costa Coffee opens latest store in Kent

Open for business: Barista Linsey Smith with Costa Cup at Sheppey’s first Costa Coffee branch at Neats Court, Queenborough.

One area in Kent has just got its first Costa Coffee shop. Can you guess where it is?

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Consultation to start on problem roundabout

The Stockbury Roundabout.

Motorists who endure daily queues of traffic on the A249 will soon be able to find out what the congestion-busting solution will be.

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