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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.

Ten-goal target for Ashford defenders

Ten-goal target for Ashford defenders

Ashford United boss Tommy Warrilow says his central defenders should be hitting double figures this season.

Sanctuary welcomes adorable baby snow leopard

Sanctuary welcomes adorable baby snow leopard

Staff at an animal sanctuary in Kent are celebrating "absolutely fabulous news" after the birth of a stunning new arrival.

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The story of the shopping centre with a £13.5m price tag

The story of the shopping centre with a £13.5m price tag

As speculation intensifies over the future of a town's first shopping centre, we delve into the archives to trace its history.

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Car and garage torched in suspected arson

Car and garage torched in suspected arson

Police are investigating after a car was torched in a case of suspected arson.

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Parents told to drive children to new school due to 'hazardous' access

Parents told to drive children to new school due to 'hazardous' access

Angry parents are threatening to withdraw their children from a new-build primary school amid concerns over 'hazardous' access to the site.

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Fury as community bench torched

Fury as community bench torched

Devastated residents have hit out after a beloved community bench was targeted by arsonists.

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Hospital 'failings' led to death of support worker

Hospital 'failings' led to death of support worker

An inquest has found that hospital staff failed to carry out capacity checks on a support worker who died.

Unlicensed gun holder's 'vile emails' led MP to beef up security

Unlicensed gun holder's 'vile emails' led MP to beef up security

A Kent MP has revealed he was forced to change his security arrangements after it was found a constituent who sent vile emails had an unlicensed gun.

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'This whole thing was a smoke and mirrors exercise'

'This whole thing was a smoke and mirrors exercise'

Residents walked out midway through a meeting to discuss the long-awaited replacement of a community centre which was torn down pre-pandemic.

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