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Biker in serious condition after crash with car

18 May 2019
Biker in serious condition after crash with car

A motorcyclist is in a serious but stable condition in hospital following a crash with a car on a side road.

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Town centre landmark cordoned off

18 May 2019
Town centre landmark cordoned off

Vandals are no longer able to clamber onto the roof of a town centre landmark after a new hoarding was put up.

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Council leader to stay in charge for another four years

17 May 2019
Council leader to stay in charge for another four years

A council leader who survived a vote of no confidence held by his own party will remain in charge of an authority for another four years.

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Towering ambition as huge apartment block plan revealed

16 May 2019
Towering ambition as huge apartment block plan revealed

More than 200 homes featuring a 16-storey tower block with top-floor restaurant could be built on a prime site near a town centre, new plans reveal.

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Tories keep control but big names lose out

03 May 2019
Tories keep control but big names lose out

The Conservatives kept control of Ashford Borough Council - but lost some big names in the process as the other parties enjoyed good gains.

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M&S to shut another Kent store tomorrow

03 May 2019
M&S to shut another Kent store tomorrow

An M&S store which has been in its current spot for 40 years will close tomorrow, leaving a huge hole in a town centre.

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Council buys Matalan store for £5m

02 May 2019
Council buys Matalan store for £5m

Officials hope a council's multi-million pound purchase of a Matalan store will secure its ability to fund services.

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First part of Designer Outlet expansion opens

02 May 2019
First part of Designer Outlet expansion opens

Shopping centre bosses will take the wraps off the first part of a £90m expansion today when a popular coffee and sandwich chain moves in.

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Man 'attacked with blunt object' in car park

26 April 2019
Man 'attacked with blunt object' in car park

A gang-of-three allegedly set upon a man in a car park, hitting him with a blunt object before taking cash from his pocket.

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Could Primark take on Ashford's Debenhams store?

26 April 2019
Could Primark take on Ashford's Debenhams store?

Shoppers calling for a Primark in Ashford could have their wish granted as business chiefs think Debenhams would be big enough to accommodate it.

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First pictures of crews filming Kate Winslet movie

25 April 2019
First pictures of crews filming Kate Winslet movie

The first pictures have emerged of crews filming a period drama in Kent starring Kate Winslet.

Illegal worker found at convenience store

24 April 2019
Illegal worker found at convenience store

Immigration enforcement officers escorted a 27-year-old Iraqi man from a convenience store after he was found to be working illegally.

Work on The Range delayed

23 April 2019
Work on The Range delayed

Construction on a retail park was due to start this autumn but agreeing finer details with the council has caused delays.

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Demolition of community centre is complete

18 April 2019
Demolition of community centre is complete

A run-down hall which had stood for 50 years is no more after demolition was completed.

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Council set to snap up Matalan store in £5m deal

12 April 2019
Council set to snap up Matalan store in £5m deal

A Matalan store is set to be snapped up by a council - and bosses have started talking to supermarkets in case the clothing retailer decides to leave.

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Hospital entrance set to open

08 April 2019
Hospital entrance set to open

Patients trying to get into the William Harvey Hospital during the construction of Junction 10a will soon be able to use a new entrance.

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Hill on the right track

05 April 2019
Hill on the right track

Goudhurst's Jake Hill says his car should have plenty of pace for the start of the BTCC season.

Town 'magnet for investment'

04 April 2019
Town 'magnet for investment'

The news Netflix is set to make a new film and TV studio in a town has the potential to become a 'magnet for investment' say business bosses.

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Illegal workers arrested at slaughterhouse

04 April 2019
Illegal workers arrested at slaughterhouse

A slaughterhouse is facing a fine of up to £40,000 after two illegal workers were arrested following a raid.

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Village 'turned into lorry park'

29 March 2019
Village 'turned into lorry park'

Angry neighbours say a village has become a lorry park after truckers started using the A20 for overnight parking.

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