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Dan Wright joined the KM Media Group in 2013 as the company's first editorial apprentice. He became news editor of the Kentish Express in 2018, covering the Ashford patch.

27,000 watch Rossi race at Brands Hatch for first time

02 May 2022
27,000 watch Rossi race at Brands Hatch for first time

More than 27,000 fans watched MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi race at Brands Hatch for the first time, with bosses hailing the event a great success.

Chaos fears as roundabout works delayed again

28 April 2022
Chaos fears as roundabout works delayed again

Work to remove a busy roundabout has been postponed again due to Operation Brock – sparking fears of traffic chaos later in the year.

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Hill bounces back to score dominant BTCC win

26 April 2022
Hill bounces back to score dominant BTCC win

Platt's Heath charger Jake Hill bounced back from exclusion in race one to score a dominant British Touring Car Championship win at Donington Park.

Removal of roundabout postponed due to Op Brock

14 April 2022
Removal of roundabout postponed due to Op Brock

Six weeks of lane closures to allow for the removal of a busy roundabout have been postponed due to Operation Brock.

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'We should be ready for more traffic hell this summer'

09 April 2022
'We should be ready for more traffic hell this summer'

The county's senior highways manager fears the travel chaos in Kent will hit again in the summer if changes are not made.

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Sollis stars as Historic Touring Cars thrill at Brands

07 April 2022
Sollis stars as Historic Touring Cars thrill at Brands

Mini Cooper racer Bill Sollis took the fight to the more powerful Ford Lotus Cortinas as the Historic Sports Car Club season started at Brands Hatch.

Three alleyways taped off by police

17 March 2022
Three alleyways taped off by police

Officers stood guard at three alleyways – including two in a town centre – as part of a sexual assault investigation.

H&M to shut after 14 years in town centre

13 March 2022
H&M to shut after 14 years in town centre

A two-storey H&M which has been part of a shopping mall for 14 years will close today, dealing another blow to a town centre.

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New owners found for closure-hit shopping centre

10 March 2022
New owners found for closure-hit shopping centre

A shopping centre which is to lose both H&M and Next has been taken over by new owners who say they are considering a number of options for the site.

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IMAX extension delayed as new Cineworld entrance opens

08 March 2022
IMAX extension delayed as new Cineworld entrance opens

A new entrance and Starbucks outlet have opened at a Cineworld – but parts supply issues are holding up construction of new IMAX and 4DX screens.

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Part of shopping centre to remain shut 'for next few days'

21 February 2022
Part of shopping centre to remain shut 'for next few days'

A storm-hit section of a shopping centre is set to remain shut for the next few days after the roof was damaged last week.

Nine months of roadworks to begin as roundabout replaced

20 February 2022
Nine months of roadworks to begin as roundabout replaced

Work to replace a busy roundabout on a dual carriageway with traffic lights is set to start, sparking nine months of delays.

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Shopping centre closed after part of roof blows off

18 February 2022
Shopping centre closed after part of roof blows off

Part of the roof on a shopping centre has blown off in Storm Eunice, forcing bosses to shut the mall.

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Car park plan dropped as bosses rethink bingo hall project

08 February 2022
Car park plan dropped as bosses rethink bingo hall project

Controversial plans to redevelop a former bingo hall have been redrawn – with council bosses dropping plans to build on a town centre car park.

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Passenger injured in crash near castle

05 February 2022
Passenger injured in crash near castle

A passenger was injured and a road closed in both directions following a two-car crash near a castle.

Man hurt and vase damaged in town centre 'disturbance'

03 February 2022
Man hurt and vase damaged in town centre 'disturbance'

A man suffered a head injury and was later arrested following a disturbance in a town centre.

Van driver arrested after leading police on chase

03 February 2022
Van driver arrested after leading police on chase

Police have arrested an uninsured motorist following a chase after officers spotted him driving erratically.

'No comment' from H&M on closure rumours

01 February 2022
'No comment' from H&M on closure rumours

Bosses at fashion giant H&M say they have no comment to make on rumours surrounding the future of one of their large Kent stores.

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Work set to start on controversial housing estate

31 January 2022
Work set to start on controversial housing estate

Contractors are set to start work soon on a controversial housing estate – with the first residents due to move in during 2024.

Mystery of riverside 'wigwam' made of telegraph poles

29 January 2022
Mystery of riverside 'wigwam' made of telegraph poles

A strange riverside structure made of three telegraph poles with 'danger' signs attached to them has puzzled residents for years.

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