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Alex Langridge

Alex Langridge joined the KM Group in 2021 as a trainee reporter covering Dartford, Gravesend and Medway.

From herding bulls to serious crashes: Meet those keeping Kent’s roads safe

25 February 2024
From herding bulls to serious crashes: Meet those keeping Kent’s roads safe

We spent the day with the people responsible for keeping our roads safe to learn what they do and why it is important.

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Prestigious course urges university to reconsider plans to close it

23 February 2024
Prestigious course urges university to reconsider plans to close it

Proposals to potentially cut a journalism course have been branded “short-sighted” by former students.

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Kent man charged with multiple sex offences

23 February 2024
Kent man charged with multiple sex offences

A 46-year-old is due to appear in court charged with sex offences against children.

Person airlifted to hospital after medical incident closes A20

23 February 2024
Person airlifted to hospital after medical incident closes A20

A person has been airlifted to hospital after they collapsed on a busy road.

Major gasworks overrun by three weeks

23 February 2024
Major gasworks overrun by three weeks

A project to replace old gas mains which has shut parts of a housing estate for more than a month has overrun.

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M20 reopens six hours after serious crash involving tanker lorry

23 February 2024
M20 reopens six hours after serious crash involving tanker lorry

Part of the M20 has reopened six hours after a serious crash involving a tanker lorry closed the carriageway.

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Travel chaos after bridge was stuck in up position

22 February 2024
Travel chaos after bridge was stuck in up position

Trains have been rescheduled between two towns as problems with a bridge have been fixed.

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Kitchen blaze sparked after pan of oil caught alight

22 February 2024
Kitchen blaze sparked after pan of oil caught alight

Firefighters have warned people not to leave cooking unattended after a pan of oil caught alight.

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‘Heartless’ thieves steal charity’s van along with £1,000 of stock

22 February 2024
‘Heartless’ thieves steal charity’s van along with £1,000 of stock

A hospice has branded thieves “heartless” after they broke into its premises and stole a furniture van full of stock.

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'We are complete opposites – but it works!’

22 February 2024
'We are complete opposites – but it works!’

A husband and wife have revealed their secrets to a long and happy marriage as they celebrate their Diamond anniversary.

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Council leader warns of ‘difficult and unpopular’ decisions to come

21 February 2024
Council leader warns of ‘difficult and unpopular’ decisions to come

The leader of a local authority has warned residents about future decisions and challenges as it sets a balanced budget.

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Clothing worth £300 ‘stolen’ from department store

21 February 2024
Clothing worth £300 ‘stolen’ from department store

A suspected shoplifter is said to have walked out of a department store without paying before threatening security guards.

Alcohol taken from children in crackdown on teen yobs

21 February 2024
Alcohol taken from children in crackdown on teen yobs

Two children were arrested and alcohol was seized from others as police clamped down on anti-social behaviour.

Costa Coffee to open inside Sainsbury’s store

21 February 2024
Costa Coffee to open inside Sainsbury’s store

A major coffee chain has unveiled plans to open new stores inside Sainsbury’s supermarkets, including a branch in Kent.

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‘Turn old school into 50 homes – just please give us a GP surgery’

21 February 2024
‘Turn old school into 50 homes – just please give us a GP surgery’

Residents say they are not against plans drawn up to build homes and flats on a former school site – but they want the medical centre promised.

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James Jordan leads tributes to former Strictly dancer following his death

20 February 2024
James Jordan leads tributes to former Strictly dancer following his death

Tributes have flooded in for a former Strictly Come Dancing star who has died aged 44.

M20 reopens after concerns raised for person’s welfare

20 February 2024
M20 reopens after concerns raised for person’s welfare

A motorway was closed in both directions after emergency crews were called following concerns for a person’s welfare.

Huge town centre project still on track

17 February 2024
Huge town centre project still on track

A scheme which will create more than 200 flats in a town centre is still on track despite many not seeing workmen on site for four months.

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Entire contents of department store to go under hammer

16 February 2024
Entire contents of department store to go under hammer

Everything from underwear display stands to changing room mirrors are up for grabs as a department store’s contents are to be auctioned off.

450 years of drinking could come to an end at town centre venue

16 February 2024
450 years of drinking could come to an end at town centre venue

A former pub, turned cocktail bar could soon become a takeaway after being sold at auction

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