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Chantal Weller

Chantal Weller joined the KM Group in May 2022 as a trainee reporter for the Kent Messenger.

Shocking pictures reveal 'horrible' state of historic park fountain

06 August 2022
Shocking pictures reveal 'horrible' state of historic park fountain

Drinks cans, a bike wheel and even a toy car are among the debris recently found floating in the murky basin of a historic 19th century structure.

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'Council rule means my baby can't rest in peace'

05 August 2022
'Council rule means my baby can't rest in peace'

A grieving mother is protesting against a council's cemetery rule after bosses told her to remove a fence around her baby daughter's grave.

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'Vandal' in creepy mask 'smashes shop windows'

05 August 2022
'Vandal' in creepy mask 'smashes shop windows'

Police are investigating after residents reported seeing a person in a mask smashing a shop's windows in the early hours.

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'I'll never walk my dog here again'

05 August 2022
'I'll never walk my dog here again'

A woman says she will not be returning to a popular dog walking spot after her car window was smashed while she was out for a stroll.

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'Favour for friend' lands truck driver with £2,400 bill

04 August 2022
'Favour for friend' lands truck driver with £2,400 bill

A man has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 for illegally transporting a friend's rubbish as "a favour".

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'You don't have to go to London to find a cool café'

04 August 2022
'You don't have to go to London to find a cool café'

A new café wanting to offer "the aesthetic and feel" of the capital has opened - but you won't have to pay London prices!

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Packages stolen after thieves drive off in Amazon van

03 August 2022
Packages stolen after thieves drive off in Amazon van

An Amazon delivery van was stolen but later recovered by police who found some of the packages inside were missing.

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New community shop helps residents amid cost of living crisis

02 August 2022
New community shop helps residents amid cost of living crisis

A community centre has launched several food projects to help residents amid the cost of living crisis.

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Toddler suffers second-degree burn as skate park ramp overheats

01 August 2022
Toddler suffers second-degree burn as skate park ramp overheats

An 18-month-old boy was left "screaming" in pain for hours after suffering nasty burns when he touched a metal ramp for "a matter of seconds".

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Woman selling fake trainers on Facebook caught in undercover sting

01 August 2022
Woman selling fake trainers on Facebook caught in undercover sting

A scammer has been sentenced for selling counterfeit Adidas, Nike, Gucci, North Face and Boss products over private selling groups on social media.

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Fury at 'dirty' leisure centre with half-eaten food on floor

01 August 2022
Fury at 'dirty' leisure centre with half-eaten food on floor

Disgruntled swimmers are calling for a recently refurbished leisure centre to be cleaned up after half-eaten food and dirty tiles were spotted.

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Suspect charged after bomb squad find war-time grenade

28 July 2022
Suspect charged after bomb squad find war-time grenade

A suspect has been charged after a Second World War grenade was found at a home, sparking a large emergency response.

Benches smashed and football played at cemetery

28 July 2022
Benches smashed and football played at cemetery

Benches were smashed and children have been playing football at a cemetery.

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Family's heartache after 'loving' father's death

27 July 2022
Family's heartache after 'loving' father's death

A heartbroken family have paid tribute to a much-loved father and football coach who has sadly passed away.

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Probe after several cars smashed up overnight

27 July 2022
Probe after several cars smashed up overnight

Several residents have woken up to find their car windows were smashed up during the night.

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Man seriously hurt as youths gatecrash 18th birthday party

25 July 2022
Man seriously hurt as youths gatecrash 18th birthday party

A man is in hospital in a serious condition following a disturbance at an 18th birthday party in a Women's Institute hall.

Cancer survivor hosts football match for charity he 'can't thank enough'

24 July 2022
Cancer survivor hosts football match for charity he 'can't thank enough'

A 20-year-old is hosting a charity football match to raise money for a cancer charity which helped him during his treatment.

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Man airlifted to hospital after crash on M20

22 July 2022
Man airlifted to hospital after crash on M20

Part of the M20 has been closed after a serious collision between a van and a lorry.

'I never imagined being terminally ill at 22'

22 July 2022
'I never imagined being terminally ill at 22'

A cancer patient has started a fundraising page to raise money so that she can complete a bucket list and create 'forever memories' for her family.

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Pet shop to fill empty unit on industrial estate

22 July 2022
Pet shop to fill empty unit on industrial estate

Bosses are preparing to move a pet store from inside a garden centre to a standalone site on an industrial estate.

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