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Cheers to world's first micropub... now 10 years old!

28 November 2015
Cheers to world's first micropub... now 10 years old!

Need a reason to celebrate this weekend? How about the tenth anniversary of the world's first micropub... in Kent!

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'Ban children from restaurants'

26 November 2015
'Ban children from restaurants'

Loudmouth Kent TV personality Janet Street-Porter has been criticised by restaurant bosses for saying dogs are better-behaved than dining toddlers.

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Knock-off hoverboard warning after toy bursts into flames

24 November 2015
Knock-off hoverboard warning after toy bursts into flames

Kent Trading Standards has told parents to beware of buying cheap hoverboards after it seized one from a dodgy batch in the wake of a serious fire.

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Plea to help dog rescued from Thai meat trade

20 November 2015
Plea to help dog rescued from Thai meat trade

A woman who rescued a dog from being sold for meat in Thailand is appealing for help to raise £10,000 for his veterinary treatment.

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'I just want to walk by myself'

15 November 2015
'I just want to walk by myself'

A nine-year-old boy has told in a moving video how he needs £25,000 for surgery that will change his life.

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Soldier’s ID in the hands of son 70 years after its loss

14 November 2015
Soldier’s ID in the hands of son 70 years after its loss

A man has been reunited with his father's war identity tag more than 70 years after it was lost in Italy.

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Fire service now has oxygen masks for pets - yes, even snakes

12 November 2015
Fire service now has oxygen masks for pets - yes, even snakes

Firefighters will no longer have to use their own masks to try and revive pets caught up in house fires thanks to donation.

Bids invited to run campsite at historic site

12 November 2015
Bids invited to run campsite at historic site

Opportunity to run camping and touring business at one of Herne Bay's most historic sites.

Hospital staff pay £1.5 million a year to park at work

07 November 2015
Hospital staff pay £1.5 million a year to park at work

As pressure grows for hospitals to provide free staff parking, we can reveal staff at one Kent trust pay £1.5 million for the privilege.

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Grades flop - despite iPads for every pupil!

06 November 2015
Grades flop - despite iPads for every pupil!

A school which forked out more than £100,000 on iPads for its pupils has seen grades flop since.

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John Lewis ad hits right note with charity bosses

06 November 2015
John Lewis ad hits right note with charity bosses

A Kent charity boss hopes the powerful message behind a new Christmas commercial will encourage people to make a difference this festive season.

Former pupils back suspended head teacher

04 November 2015
Former pupils back suspended head teacher

Dozens of ex-pupils of a troubled high school have jumped to the defence of a head teacher suspended by concerned governors.

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Plans for new Greenhill housing estate unveiled

02 November 2015
Plans for new Greenhill housing estate unveiled

Residents are being asked for their views on a planned housing development near the Thanet Way.

Bomb threat at university

30 October 2015
Bomb threat at university

A university campus has been searched following an emailed bomb threat.

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'My collection of lifelike dolls is like any other hobby'

29 October 2015
'My collection of lifelike dolls is like any other hobby'

She's had odd looks and children ushered away, but Christina Cotgrove says her £50k collection of eerily lifelike dolls is "like any other hobby".

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Feral cat problem getting out of control, says RSPCA

30 August 2014
Feral cat problem getting out of control, says RSPCA

The RSPCA is warning that a problem with feral cats at Sheppey’s holiday parks is getting out of control.

New pub’s bosses pleased with its early performance

29 August 2014
New pub’s bosses pleased with its early performance

Islanders have been drinking almost 400 pints of lager a day at the new Wetherspoon pub.

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Super day all round at big bash

28 August 2014
Super day all round at big bash

Hundreds of people have helped a popular charity celebrate its 20th birthday.

Round-island sailors set to make waves

27 August 2014
Round-island sailors set to make waves

Sailing adventure around the Isle of Sheppey, assisted by wind-power

Book updates history of church in milestone year

24 August 2014
Book updates history of church in milestone year

A book about Catholicism on the Island has been published to celebrate a church’s 150th anniversary.

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