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Fine-dining restaurant hit with one-star hygiene rating

Fine-dining restaurant hit with one-star hygiene rating

A new restaurant has been given a one-star food hygiene rating after cooking equipment was found on the floor and raw meat was stored incorrectly.

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Knifeman who threatened punters and staff in Spoons jailed

Knifeman who threatened punters and staff in Spoons jailed

A knife-wielding pub-goer who threatened customers and spat at police officers on a night out has been jailed.

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Council to spend £45k on Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Council to spend £45k on Queen's Platinum Jubilee

A council has agreed to spend £45,000 on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee which will celebrate her 70th anniversary on the throne.

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Van and caravan collision slows M20

Van and caravan collision slows M20

Two lanes of a Kent motorway had to be shut after a collision between a van and a caravan.

Man knocked out guard while girlfriend racially abused him

Man knocked out guard while girlfriend racially abused him

A woman unleashed a tirade of racist abuse at security guards before her boyfriend repeatedly punched one unconscious.

'Sophisticated' drug factories gang netted £1.5m a year

'Sophisticated' drug factories gang netted £1.5m a year

A gang described as "serious organised criminals" who ran drug factories have received jail sentences totalling 37 years.

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£10k grants to help fill town's empty shops

£10k grants to help fill town's empty shops

A council is offering grants of up to £10,000 to help bring vacant shops in a town centre back to life.

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I could say I've been unlucky for the last seven years!

I could say I've been unlucky for the last seven years!

Ashford striker Johan ter Horst hopes his weekend goal has triggered a return to form.

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Scorer's time to reflect

Scorer's time to reflect

Kennington manager Dan Scorer has been taking stock after a difficult spell for his team.

Could town become home of national railway HQ?

Could town become home of national railway HQ?

A town's MP says consideration should be given to locating the new national headquarters of Great British Railways there because of its rail heritage.

'My life as a ghost hunter'

'My life as a ghost hunter'

A Kent-based singer and ghost hunter talks about his experiences as his life is a unique mix of music and the macarbe.

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Football chairman choked to death on holiday

Football chairman choked to death on holiday

A hugely popular Sunday league chairman choked to death while on holiday.

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£14.7m boost for Netflix-linked film studios

£14.7m boost for Netflix-linked film studios

Plans for an ambitious redevelopment of the site of a former railway works have been given a £14.7 million boost in the budget.

Pop Larkin's Rolls-Royce up for auction

Pop Larkin's Rolls-Royce up for auction

The iconic yellow motor which was driven by David Jason in the much-loved comedy drama Darling Buds of May last sold for £100,000.

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£1.5m guest house to become centre for homeless

£1.5m guest house to become centre for homeless

A charity which helps turn around the lives of young people will open its first centre in the county following the purchase of a guest house.

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New 24-hour gym set to finally open

New 24-hour gym set to finally open

Plans to open a 24-hour gym in a long-empty shop will finally come off in December – almost two years after being approved.

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'One-woman crimewave' could be slapped with new-style Asbo

'One-woman crimewave' could be slapped with new-style Asbo

A prolific criminal who once admitted she loves shoplifting faces being hit with an Asbo-style court order after her latest thieving spree.

Nursery permanently closes after death of baby

Nursery permanently closes after death of baby

A nursery has permanently shut following the death of a child after he suffered a medical emergency in its care.

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Family reeling after belongings torched in arson attack

Family reeling after belongings torched in arson attack

A family of seven have been left without transport after their car and belongings were torched in an arson attack.

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'It's a piece of history disappearing'

'It's a piece of history disappearing'

The days of signallers opening and closing barriers at a busy rail crossing could be numbered by a planned automation upgrade.

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