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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.

Dad heartbroken after ‘beautiful’ daughter, 16, killed in crash

26 February 2024
Dad heartbroken after ‘beautiful’ daughter, 16, killed in crash

The devastated dad of a 16-year-old girl killed in a car crash has paid tribute to his “one-of-a-kind” daughter.

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Anti-sewage sculpture by world-renowned artist appears on beach

12 February 2024
Anti-sewage sculpture by world-renowned artist appears on beach

An anti-sewage sculpture has appeared on a popular beach, a collaboration between a campaign group and a world-renowned artist.

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Gregg Wallace says Saturday routine backlash ‘almost makes him cry’

08 February 2024
Gregg Wallace says Saturday routine backlash ‘almost makes him cry’

MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace has hit back at the “unfair” comments he received over his Saturday routine, labelled “bizarre” by some.

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Four cars damaged by vandals

08 February 2024
Four cars damaged by vandals

At least four cars have been vandalised by a suspected group of young men.

Police hunting man in connection with attack

08 February 2024
Police hunting man in connection with attack

Officers are looking for a man in connection with an attack, and are appealing for anyone with information to contact the police.

WHSmith High Street branch to shut

07 February 2024
WHSmith High Street branch to shut

A town centre WHSmith is set to shut, with bosses deciding the location is “no longer sustainable”.

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CCTV image released after food shop raid

07 February 2024
CCTV image released after food shop raid

A CCTV image of a man has been released after a food kiosk near a busy shopping centre was raided.

Further A2 closures as repairs continue

07 February 2024
Further A2 closures as repairs continue

Parts of the A2 will be closed as work to repair the busy route continues with a 35-mile diversion put in place.

16 redundancies at Kent Waitrose store

07 February 2024
16 redundancies at Kent Waitrose store

A supermarket has confirmed staff members have quit their roles after a redundancy scheme was launched at one of its branches.

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Thousands raised for jockey killed in horror accident

07 February 2024
Thousands raised for jockey killed in horror accident

More than £50,000 has been raised towards a jockey’s funeral following a horror racecourse accident.

CCTV image released in bid to trace man missing for a week

06 February 2024
CCTV image released in bid to trace man missing for a week

Police searching for a man missing for a week have released a further CCTV image in efforts to trace him.

Police find £700k of cocaine after cars stopped in residential street

06 February 2024
Police find £700k of cocaine after cars stopped in residential street

Two women and a man have appeared in court after officers found cocaine worth £700k in two cars, as well as £10k in cash.

Global fashion brand expected to move into former nightclub finally revealed

06 February 2024
Global fashion brand expected to move into former nightclub finally revealed

The identity of a global fashion house expected to move into a town’s former nightclub has finally been revealed.

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Warning issued to parents after pupils attacked and robbed

06 February 2024
Warning issued to parents after pupils attacked and robbed

Police are ramping up patrols after attacks and attempted robberies on schoolchildren.

‘Our spaceship house is way over budget and still not finished’

05 February 2024
‘Our spaceship house is way over budget and still not finished’

A couple whose new home was likened to a “spaceship” by furious neighbours revealed on television they went over budget while sleeping in a tent.

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Person dies after being struck by a train

05 February 2024
Person dies after being struck by a train

A person has died after a train hit them which caused delays to railway services in east Kent.

Arrest after van crash leaves shop ‘like a bomb site’

05 February 2024
Arrest after van crash leaves shop ‘like a bomb site’

The co-owner of a high street shop says the store is a “bomb site” after a van ploughed through the front window.

Paedophile, 90, dies just weeks after being jailed for 10 years

02 February 2024
Paedophile, 90, dies just weeks after being jailed for 10 years

A paedophile who carried out horrific sexual offences against children with his wife more than 35 years ago died just months after he was jailed.

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Help needed to find missing man

01 February 2024
Help needed to find missing man

An appeal has been launched by police concerned for the welfare of a man, last seen two days ago.

‘Stop wasting public money in senseless battle against our oyster farm’

01 February 2024
‘Stop wasting public money in senseless battle against our oyster farm’

The boss of a historic shellfish company has urged campaigners to end what he describes as a “senseless” battle to dismantle its oyster farm.

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