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MP concerned by literacy levels

The worst constituencies in Kent for the number of people struggling to read and write have been revealed.


Sex beast jailed for raping woman in graveyard

A supermarket worker who dragged a terrified woman into a churchyard, threw her against a gravestone and violently raped her has been jailed.

Four arrested on suspicion of running brothel

Four women have been arrested after police received reports they were running a brothel.

Car thieves caught on camera

Footage filmed by a concerned neighbour shows the moment a family car was driven away by criminals from a home opposite.


Armed police called to station

Police carrying firearms were spotted at a railway station after reports of a man with a gun.


Veteran presented with France’s highest honour

A Second World War veteran has been honoured for his actions supporting the French

Overturned car on motorway

Carriageways have now reopened after a car overturned on a Kent motorway.


Whistling postman's four decades of fundraising

A former postie who collects donations from his static bike has started his 40th year of fundraising.

Roadworks crash driver sentenced

A car ended up wedged in a hole when a young motorist lost control at a busy junction.


Car crash near school

Two cars are believed to have crashed during this morning's rush hour near a town school.


GP surgery left with none of its own doctors

Concerns have been raised about how more than 5,000 patients will be treated following the resignation of key staff.


Boxing gym damaged by car fire

A boxing academy is in need of repair after a car fire caused damage in a suspected arson attack.


Hundreds sign petition for 20mph zone

Nearly 500 residents have called for their estate to become a 20mph zone to stop speeding motorists.


Crash blocks busy road

An accident outside a supermarket is thought to have involved at least two cars.

Delays after motorway crash

Traffic came to a standstill following a rush-hour collision between three cars.

Parents demand safer crossing for children

Worried parents have handed over a petition calling for a pedestrian crossing outside their school after "countless" near-misses.

Unnecessary tree work angers resident

A council has ‘chopped down a tree they did not need to’, much to the dismay of park users.


School keeps up good work

A village school has received positive feedback from education watchdog Ofsted.


Motorway reopens after crash

One of the county's major routes was partially closed after a lorry and a car collided this morning.

Historic pub for sale

An old watering hole, which has been closed since earlier this year, is now on the market.

Giving something to the givers

Volunteers who help their community were celebrated at an awards ceremony.


Former care home plans approved

Plans to demolish a now empty care home have been given the thumbs up, as long as conditions are met.


Still no shop for residents

The row over a promised new shop is not over yet.


Delays clear after motorway crash

Delays have cleared following a crash on a Kent motorway.


School's uniform could change

A grammar school is consulting on whether to change its uniform, which would include tartan skirts.


Generator bosses want to increase power

Builders who want to create a huge 75 megawatt power station are to hold three public exhibitions as part of a six-week consultation.


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