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Community split as exactly 50% support council's office move

25 November 2020
Community split as exactly 50% support council's office move

A community has shown it is divided over a parish council's plans to buy a new office.

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Youngsters to receive gifts following heartwarming response to appeal

25 November 2020
Youngsters to receive gifts following heartwarming response to appeal

A heart-warming response to a toy appeal means hundreds of children will receive 'good as new' gifts this Christmas.

Charge following theft of Harry Potter-style car

24 November 2020
Charge following theft of Harry Potter-style car

A man has appeared in court charged with the theft of a Harry Potter-style classic car, once admired by Ron Weasley actor Rupert Grint.

Parents warned over identity theft after school cyber attack

24 November 2020
Parents warned over identity theft after school cyber attack

A secondary school has fallen victim to a data ransom attack with parents warned to remain vigilant over identity theft.

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'Smart' new bridge reinstated over River Stour

24 November 2020
'Smart' new bridge reinstated over River Stour

Residents have celebrated the return of a bridge following its half a million pound overhaul.

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Head announces parties for pupils missing out on birthday celebrations

24 November 2020
Head announces parties for pupils missing out on birthday celebrations

A head teacher is going above and beyond to ensure children can still mark their birthdays as the pandemic continues to hamper celebrations.

Households strike lucky in lockdown with £150k win

23 November 2020
Households strike lucky in lockdown with £150k win

Five Kent households have struck lucky this lockdown after winning a share of £150,000 thanks to their postcode.

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Pub set for £50k transformation as new landlord moves in

23 November 2020
Pub set for £50k transformation as new landlord moves in

A son is following in his father's footsteps after securing a tenancy on a well-known pub and launching a £50,000 refurbishment.

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Dad and daughter's separation heartbreak prompts gesture from star

23 November 2020
Dad and daughter's separation heartbreak prompts gesture from star

A dad desperate to hug his disabled daughter again has told how a kind gesture from TV's David Walliams has helped boost their spirits.

Town mourns one of its 'finest and biggest characters'

20 November 2020
Town mourns one of its 'finest and biggest characters'

A town is mourning a popular builder who died suddenly just a week before his 50th birthday.

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Vigil for Poundland worker who was 'always helpful and cheerful'

20 November 2020
Vigil for Poundland worker who was 'always helpful and cheerful'

A popular Poundland worker described as "always helpful and cheerful" will be remembered at a socially distanced candlelit vigil.

Two taken to hospital after car crashes into pub

19 November 2020
Two taken to hospital after car crashes into pub

Two people were taken to hospital after a car crashed into the front of a pub.

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Decorations go up as town prepares for virtual switch on

19 November 2020
Decorations go up as town prepares for virtual switch on

The pandemic, PPE and problematic gales have not been enough to stop Christmas lights organisers from preparing a town for its annual switch on.

3D viewing room helps artist exhibit latest works

18 November 2020
3D viewing room helps artist exhibit latest works

A 3D viewing room designed to make people feel like they're in a gallery is helping an artist to hold a virtual exhibition.

New data shows Pfizer vaccine has passed safety checks

18 November 2020
New data shows Pfizer vaccine has passed safety checks

The coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer due to arrive in the UK before the end of the year has passed its safety checks, according to new data.

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TAP brought in to ease port traffic

17 November 2020
TAP brought in to ease port traffic

Heavy freight traffic heading for the port has forced highway bosses to impelment Dover TAP on the A20.

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Location of post-Brexit customs clearance site revealed

17 November 2020
Location of post-Brexit customs clearance site revealed

The location of a post-Brexit customs clearance site for lorries has been revealed as extra funding to help the town cope with changes are announced.

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Pictures of Toll Bridge through the years as works near completion

17 November 2020
Pictures of Toll Bridge through the years as works near completion

A key bridge will reopen in a matter of weeks as Kent County Council has confirmed its half a million pound upgrade works remain on track.

Father begs to be reunited with daughter before Christmas

16 November 2020
Father begs to be reunited with daughter before Christmas

A devoted dad who has only seen his disabled daughter once since March is begging to be allowed to hug her this Christmas.

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Closing Iceland store donates trolleys of milk to families in need

13 November 2020
Closing Iceland store donates trolleys of milk to families in need

Four trolleys of milk were donated to families in need when an Iceland store closed its doors for a refit.

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