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'Being mayor was one of the proudest times of her life'

23 September 2020
'Being mayor was one of the proudest times of her life'

Tributes have been paid to a former mayor whose family say her tenure was 'one of the proudest times of her life'.

'We won't be palmed off with cafe toilets'

23 September 2020
'We won't be palmed off with cafe toilets'

Residents say they won't be 'palmed of with half-measures' as they launch a petition for more public toilets to be installed in their town.

Gove to speak on Brexit plan as 7,000-lorry queue fears grow

23 September 2020
Gove to speak on Brexit plan as 7,000-lorry queue fears grow

As fears grow about lorry havoc in Kent, Michael Gove will address the House of Commons on the government’s preparations.

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Two arrests following attempted 'child abduction' outside school

23 September 2020
Two arrests following attempted 'child abduction' outside school

Police have arrested two people but no charges have been brought following an attempted 'child abduction' near a primary school.

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Memories 'undimmed' at 31st anniversary service of IRA bombing

22 September 2020
Memories 'undimmed' at 31st anniversary service of IRA bombing

Memories of an IRA bombing which killed 11 Royal Marine musicians were "undimmed" by a smaller, socially distanced remembrance service.

'We remained apart but together made a difference'

21 September 2020
'We remained apart but together made a difference'

More than £5,000 and counting has been raised in a socially distanced sponsored walk for Breast Cancer Now.

Officers seize drugs following stop and search of man

21 September 2020
Officers seize drugs following stop and search of man

A stop and search of a man suspected to be drug dealing led police to seize a quantity of heroin and crack cocaine.

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Year 2 child tests positive for Covid-19

21 September 2020
Year 2 child tests positive for Covid-19

A schoolchild in Year 2 has tested positive for Covid-19 prompting their year group to be told not to attend class.

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Grammar school confirms pupil has Covid-19

21 September 2020
Grammar school confirms pupil has Covid-19

An entire year group at a Kent grammar school has been told it must work from home today after a pupil tested positive for Covid-19.

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Bomb found on beach blown up

20 September 2020
Bomb found on beach blown up

An old explosive has been detonated after bomb disposal teams were called to the same beach for the second consecutive day.

Teens arrested after bus torched

20 September 2020
Teens arrested after bus torched

Three teenage boys arrested on suspicion of arson following a 'suspicious' bus fire in a village have been bailed.

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Armed patrols arrest man 'with weapon'

20 September 2020
Armed patrols arrest man 'with weapon'

Armed police descended on a street after reports a man was seen with a weapon.

Kite surfer seriously hurt in beach landing

20 September 2020
Kite surfer seriously hurt in beach landing

A kite surfer has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

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Protesters say combination of coronavirus and Brexit is 'catastrophic'

20 September 2020
Protesters say combination of coronavirus and Brexit is 'catastrophic'

An anti-Brexit campaigner will descended on a Kent town to highlight reasons why he believes the country must suspend its exit from the EU.

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Men blocked entry to cannabis farm with furniture

20 September 2020
Men blocked entry to cannabis farm with furniture

Two men who tried to the block the entrance to their basement cannabis farm with furniture have been jailed.

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Out of control bonfire spread to trees and shed

20 September 2020
Out of control bonfire spread to trees and shed

Crews in two engines were required to tackle an out of control bonfire which spread to trees and a shed.

Cash and phones discovery lead to county lines charge

19 September 2020
Cash and phones discovery lead to county lines charge

A suspected drug dealer whose mobile phones and cash were uncovered in a raid now faces court.

Police investigate 'suspicious' bus blaze

19 September 2020
Police investigate 'suspicious' bus blaze

The first pictures of a raging bus fire have emerged as police continue to investigate the 'suspicious' incident.

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Designer glasses worth £4k stolen from opticians

19 September 2020
Designer glasses worth £4k stolen from opticians

A pair of suspected burglars who made off with £4,000 worth of designer glasses from an opticians have been charged.

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Fundraiser in memory of sister who took her life following bipolar battle

19 September 2020
Fundraiser in memory of sister who took her life following bipolar battle

A fundraising page has been set up in memory of a much loved sister who took her own life after a two decade battle with bipolar disorder.

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