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Brad Harper joined the KM Group in 2019, working as the Whitstable reporter. He also covers the Canterbury district, Faversham and Thanet.

Anger as council more than triples cost of purple sacks

18 May 2022
Anger as council more than triples cost of purple sacks

A council decision to more than triple the cost of extra purple rubbish sacks for people without wheelie bins has been branded "frankly ridiculous".

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'I tried to eat a 20-inch pizza and was left sweating and groaning'

12 May 2022
'I tried to eat a 20-inch pizza and was left sweating and groaning'

Despite a restaurant owner's warnings, our reporter was determined to try this gut-busting eating challenge.

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Man brands £150 fine for dropping cigarette 'unethical'

12 May 2022
Man brands £150 fine for dropping cigarette 'unethical'

A man fined £150 for dropping a cigarette butt claims the penalty is too high and the punishment “unethical” as the cost-of-living crisis takes hold.

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Mum's heartache as son, 26, dies after epileptic fit

12 May 2022
Mum's heartache as son, 26, dies after epileptic fit

The devastated mum of a 26-year-old who died after an epileptic fit has paid a heartfelt tribute to her son.

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Four people taken to hospital after crash near wildlife park

09 May 2022
Four people taken to hospital after crash near wildlife park

A woman has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after a multi-vehicle crash near a popular zoo.

Deliver-who? The Kent town untouched by fast food giants

07 May 2022
Deliver-who? The Kent town untouched by fast food giants

One Kent town remains untouched by fast food giants, with no McDonald's, KFC, or a Chinese that delivers. But do residents welcome the lack of choice?

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New seaside homes and restaurant plan unveiled

07 May 2022
New seaside homes and restaurant plan unveiled

A building "in need of a total renovation" that's home to a restaurant, charity shop and flats could be demolished to make way for a new complex.

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Delays after emergency services attend crash

06 May 2022
Delays after emergency services attend crash

Motorists have been warned of delays after a crash near a pub.

Woman taken to hospital after car falls from cliff

06 May 2022
Woman taken to hospital after car falls from cliff

A woman has been taken to hospital after a car fell from a cliff with her inside it.

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Huge fireball after 'explosion' in street

06 May 2022
Huge fireball after 'explosion' in street

Shocking video footage shows how a huge fireball erupted following reports of an "explosion" in a residential street.

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'Months’ before Rwanda flights begin

03 May 2022
'Months’ before Rwanda flights begin

Flights sending asylum seekers to Rwanda may not take place for months, Downing Street has said.

Operation Brock to remain for 'at least a week'

03 May 2022
Operation Brock to remain for 'at least a week'

Lorries will have to queue on the M20 as part of Operation Brock for "at least another week".

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Man found on tracks suffers 'life-changing injuries'

03 May 2022
Man found on tracks suffers 'life-changing injuries'

A man has been taken to hospital with life-changing injuries after he was found on a railway line.

Emergency services called to railway line

03 May 2022
Emergency services called to railway line

Railway services are being diverted after emergency services were called to an incident on the line.

Jubilee prom and tribute night over bank holiday weekend

03 May 2022
Jubilee prom and tribute night over bank holiday weekend

An impressive line-up of live music and fireworks will be coming to a Kent venue for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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Town 'legend' dies after falling down bar's stairs

02 May 2022
Town 'legend' dies after falling down bar's stairs

A “funny and outrageous” dad died after falling down concrete stairs in a bar.

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Man charged after reports of person with gun

29 April 2022
Man charged after reports of person with gun

A man has been charged after armed police were called to reports of someone seen with a weapon.

'I was digging in my garden and had to call bomb squad'

29 April 2022
'I was digging in my garden and had to call bomb squad'

A pensioner was "digging away quite merrily" in his garden when he made a worrying discovery which sparked the evacuation of nearby homes.

Tattoo artist died from stab wound to stomach after killing wife

29 April 2022
Tattoo artist died from stab wound to stomach after killing wife

A tattoo artist stabbed his wife to death in an "unprovoked attack", an inquest has heard this morning.

Motorcyclist dies in crash

28 April 2022
Motorcyclist dies in crash

A man in his 40s has died in a motorbike crash on a dual carriageway and police are appealing for witnesses.

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