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Building 'relentless' as 320-home scheme approved

18 May 2022
Building 'relentless' as 320-home scheme approved

Countryside campaigners say they are dismayed at the loss of more farmland to housing, as a controversial 320-home scheme is approved.

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Will pub saved by villagers ever reopen again?

14 May 2022
Will pub saved by villagers ever reopen again?

The future of a historic village pub saved from redevelopment through a community buy-out now hangs in the balance after the business failed.

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Winery branches out with third plantation

09 May 2022
Winery branches out with third plantation

An award-winning winery is expanding to help meet its ambition to produce 250,000 bottles a year.

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Cheers! Hop Festival to make return

16 March 2022
Cheers! Hop Festival to make return

A popular beer festival is set to make a welcome return after a two year absence with more 20,000 visitors predicted to attend.

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Reason behind JC Rooks' demise revealed

15 March 2022
Reason behind JC Rooks' demise revealed

The reasons behind the sad demise of Kent butchery chain JC Rook and Sons have been revealed by administrators.

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'Customers through doors the only way to stay alive'

15 March 2022
'Customers through doors the only way to stay alive'

The sudden closure of JC Rook and Sons sparked sadness across Kent, but are more independent butchers facing the chop?

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Tragic woods death of 'wonderful and caring' woman

14 March 2022
Tragic woods death of 'wonderful and caring' woman

A 'wonderful and caring' woman was tragically found dead in woods following a police search, an inquest has been told today.

Sadness as Kent butchers chain suddenly shuts

14 March 2022
Sadness as Kent butchers chain suddenly shuts

Up to 130 staff face losing their jobs after JC Rook & Sons was put into administration with the closure of 11 shops.

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'Monstrous railway eyesore' to be built next to home

13 March 2022
'Monstrous railway eyesore' to be built next to home

Building work is under way to construct a trackside container right next to a private home despite objections from neighbours.

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12 sex attacks in danger park but no one charged

11 March 2022
12 sex attacks in danger park but no one charged

Twelve women have been raped or sexually assaulted in a crime-hit park in the last two years without anyone being prosecuted, shocking figures reveal.

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Postie hangs up mailbag after 35 years

11 March 2022
Postie hangs up mailbag after 35 years

A postman who joined Royal Mail as a stop gap but ended up staying more than three decades – serving a Kent village for 20 years – has retired.

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Bid to turn greasy spoon into Costa drive-thru

09 March 2022
Bid to turn greasy spoon into Costa drive-thru

Plans have been revealed to transform a derelict former greasy spoon cafe at an A2 service station into a Costa coffee shop and drive-thru.

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Heroic passer-by helps police restrain suspect

08 March 2022
Heroic passer-by helps police restrain suspect

A have-a-go hero who sat on a suspect to help restrain him says he could not just stand idly by and watch police struggle to arrest him.

'He fought his last fight but the wretched beast defeated him'

02 March 2022
'He fought his last fight but the wretched beast defeated him'

The family of a courageous young man who lost his battle with cancer say he underwent pioneering treatment so that others may benefit in the future.

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National retailer takes over former HMV store

01 March 2022
National retailer takes over former HMV store

A national furniture chain will be opening its latest branch in a former HMV store in Kent.

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'I've been stared down by Mike Tyson and told not to make eye contact with Beyoncé'

26 February 2022
'I've been stared down by Mike Tyson and told not to make eye contact with Beyoncé'

A photo journalist who gave up following the world's biggest stars around the globe to run a Kent care home has opened up his impressive album...

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Disgraced PC ordered to do unpaid work

23 February 2022
Disgraced PC ordered to do unpaid work

A former Kent police officer has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work after being convicted of assault.

Children's air ambulance lands by nature reserve

22 February 2022
Children's air ambulance lands by nature reserve

Emergency vehicles including a children's air ambulance have been scrambled to land near a popular nature reserve.

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Even dogs can get married at quirky new wedding venue

19 February 2022
Even dogs can get married at quirky new wedding venue

A tower in a medieval city wall has been transformed into an intimate wedding venue where dogs can also tie the knot.

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'Sad and frightened' fox freed after 8ft fall

16 February 2022
'Sad and frightened' fox freed after 8ft fall

An RSPCA animal rescue specialist has managed to free a frightened fox which was trapped after falling 8ft through a tiny gap.

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