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Historic locomotive returning home

Part of Kent's rail heritage is to return to the town where it first operated in 1830.

New Co-op and post office open in town

A new Co-op has opened in the centre of town containing a post office.


Killer driver gets extra year in jail

A man who killed a cyclist after driving into him in his van while over the drink drive limit has had his sentence extended.

Harbour restaurant could open by summer

Work is set to start on a harbour-side restaurant made of recycled shipping containers, which is due to open by the summer.

Distressed driver finds dead puppies in country lane

A dog breeder has appeared in court after five dead puppies destined for the tip were found strewn across a country lane by a distressed passerby.


Free food and drinks for needy people

Cafe customers have been generously supporting an initiative that seeks to help the 'hidden hungry'.

Store manager stole thousands from Sainsbury's

A supermarket manager has avoided jail after stealing thousands of pounds from his employer to "buy friends".

Take Me Out star speaks about her TV date

Still loved-up Roxy talks about her love life, clothing line - and the bizarre death of her pet ostrich, Keith.

Girl's message travels 300 miles

A handwritten letter put in a bottle and sent out to sea by a 10-year-old girl has been found washed up in the Netherlands.

£5,000 Christmas light debt remains despite appeal

Organisers confirm thousands of pounds of debt remain, despite a local campaign which raised more than £22,000 to save town's Christmas lights.

High Street bank could become Mexican eatery

A bank which shut as part of a nationwide closure programme could soon become a "high-end" nightspot.

Delays after lorry hits bridge

Train services ground to a halt this morning after a lorry hit a bridge - one of the most frequently struck bridges in Kent.

Seafront plot on market for £1 million

This overgrown piece of land off a Kent beach could be the perfect spot for a seaside home - but it comes with a hefty price tag.

Supermarket shuts after power cut

Customers have been turned away from a major foodstore after a power failure.

Gas leak repairs expected to last through weekend

Strong smell of gas continues to waft across residential area - including a secondary school - as engineers seek to fix problem.

Bakery on market for half-a-million pounds

The owner of a popular town centre bakery plans to sell his business after almost 30 years of trade.

Rogue traders target pensioner

Police have arrested a teenager after an elderly man was alerted when the cost of roof repairs soared ten times.

Four charged after pharmacy raid

Four men have been charged with the theft of perfume and aftershave worth more than £1,500 from a chemist.

Big-name stores to open on retail park

Two new superstores are set to open on an out-of-town retail park - much to the dismay of high street traders.

The best pictures of 2017

Each week we carry a reader’s picture that really catches our eye - and 2017 gave us some real crackers!

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