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Dozens of jobs on the line

Novartis is at the Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne

More than 70 employees have been told their jobs are under threat after a company announced it intends to close a Kent branch.

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Car and lorry collide in Sittingbourne

Stock picture.

A crash between a lorry and a car is causing traffic delays in Sittingbourne.

Club faces ruin after thieves steal tractor

Roger Pudner is hoping people can help with information on the theft

A club claims it could be left financially crippled after thieves swiped a tractor and equipment from a container.

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Long queues on link road

Traffic on Swale Way, Sittingbourne

There are reports a collapsed manhole cover is causing traffic chaos in Sittingbourne.

Police link club licence to hi-tech security controls

New nightclub Platinum Bar, Sittingbourne

A club could become the first in Sittingbourne to install a photo ID scanner at its door as a condition of its premises licence.

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MP steps up lorry park campaign

Lorries parked at Neats Court, Queenborough

Creating a new lorry park would be a 'win-win' situation, says an MP.

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Police crackdown on motoring offences

Police said the teenager had been found, stock image.

Special constables and partners from other agencies joined forces for a road safety operation.

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Traffic returns to normal on A2 after crash

Drivers should expect delays

Traffic has now returned to normal after both directions were partially blocked following an accident near the A249 Key Street roundabout.

Crash caused huge delays

Traffic is building on A249. Picture: Highways England

Traffic was queuing all the way back to Detling Hill following a crash near the Stockbury roundabout.

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Winner Fraiser has his name on front of lorry

Fraiser with the lorry that's been named after him

A seven-year-old who has been battling ill health since the day he was born has had his name emblazoned across the front of a lorry.

Emergency services called to crash

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

There were reports a person was trapped in a vehicle following a crash in Sittingbourne.

Brain tumour survivor's video appeal

Paul Constable at the Sittingbourne Vision Express store

A man who underwent life-saving surgery after an optician spotted signs of a brain tumour is encouraging people to take a free eye test.

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Bus depot frees up busy road

Executive head, Seamus Murphy by the new bus pick-up/drop off point at Sittingbourne Community College

A new drop-off point for buses and taxis at a school has had a “transformational” effect on traffic in a neighbouring road.

Giant solar farm set for Kent

Britain’s biggest solar farm could be built on the edge of Whitstable

Britain's biggest solar panel farm could be built along the Kent coast. It will cost £400 million and provide power for 111,000 homes.

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Zimbabwe takeover's Kent connection

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at an election rally in 2002. Picture: AP Photo/str

"It may never have happened if it had not been for me", a retired British Army colonel has revealed after the Zimbabwe takeover.

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Police chopper hunts car thieves

Police helicopter. Stock photo

A police helicopter has tracked down a stolen Land Rover, but the thieves are still on the run.

Woman, 61, to appear in court over stabbing

Bell Road, Sittingbourne. Photo: Google

Police have charged a woman with wounding after a man was left with serious injuries.

Happy Days for nursery praised as outstanding

Sarah Shepherd and Collette Pridmore with Ella, two, and Reggie, Leonard and Cody, all three

Inspectors have rated a Kent day nursery as outstanding across the board.

Bank card and money stolen from woman, 60

The victim had her bank card stolen. Stock pic

A disabled 60-year-old woman was left shaken after thieves grabbed her bank card from her purse and quickly withdrew money from her account.

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Long delays following crash

It is hoped the scheme will ease congestion on the route. Stock pic

Drivers are warned of long delays following a rush-hour crash on a major A road.

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Chance to name new shopping area

Part of the Spirit of Sittingbourne town centre regeneration on the site of the former Princes Street depot.

A shortlist of names for the first section of Sittingbourne’s £57 million regeneration scheme has been drawn up and will be put to public vote.

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Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Bell Road, Sittingbourne. Image: Google

A 61-year-old woman was was taken into custody after a pensioner was found with stab wounds.

Traffic fears as plans for 600 homes are submitted

An artist's impression of the proposed development at Wises Lane

Controversial plans for more than 600 homes, a school, shops and a rugby clubhouse have been sent to councillors.

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£10,000 raised after tragic death

Alex Quealy. Picture: JustGiving.com

A squash tournament held in honour of a young man who took his own life has raised thousands of pounds for a mental health charity.

Replacement lined up for departing Tesco

Tesco is to close its store in The Forum shopping centre in Sittingbourne

A retailer has already been lined up to replace a Tesco branch when it departs a town centre unit.

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Supermarket giant to close town store

Tesco is to close its store in The Forum shopping centre in Sittingbourne

Tesco has announced it will be closing one of its Metro branches in the new year.

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