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Shop worker attacked for asking customer to wear mask

08 October 2020
Shop worker attacked for asking customer to wear mask

A shop worker was pushed up against a counter, grabbed around the neck and sworn at by a customer after asking him to wear a mask.

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Microbrewery bid sparks opposition from conservationists

07 October 2020
Microbrewery bid sparks opposition from conservationists

Conservationists believe plans to open a microbrewery should be snubbed amid fears it would prevent them from maintaining nearby flood defences.

Bid to build 'greenest house in Kent' snubbed

07 October 2020
Bid to build 'greenest house in Kent' snubbed

A bid to build “Kent’s greenest house” has been snubbed - amid concerns it would in fact “urbanise” an area of countryside.

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Second 'transphobia' row sparks calls for party to expel MP

06 October 2020
Second 'transphobia' row sparks calls for party to expel MP

Campaigners are calling for an MP to be kicked out of her party after being embroiled in a second transphobia row in as many months.

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GP staff abused by patients over Covid rules

06 October 2020
GP staff abused by patients over Covid rules

Bosses at a surgery have said there has been a spike in patients abusing staff over coronavirus rules - and it won't be tolerated.

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'Being new dad during pandemic made me feel like outsider'

05 October 2020
'Being new dad during pandemic made me feel like outsider'

A new dad says coronavirus restrictions placed on maternity wards are "putting barriers up" for fathers across Kent.

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Terror bollards system set to go live

01 October 2020
Terror bollards system set to go live

A bollard system designed to protect residents from a terrorist attack is set to come into force - permanently closing several streets to drivers.

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'280 Wembley pitches needed to house 7,000 lorries'

25 September 2020
'280 Wembley pitches needed to house 7,000 lorries'

A dedicated lorry park containing 7,000 trucks would need to be the size of 280 football pitches, architects believe.

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Street food market closes six weeks after opening

25 September 2020
Street food market closes six weeks after opening

A city's first indoor street food market is set to close as bosses claim new coronavirus restrictions have made the hospitality industry "unviable".

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Three arrests after man punched during robbery

25 September 2020
Three arrests after man punched during robbery

A teenage boy and two men have been arrested after robbers punched a man before stealing his belongings during a late-night attack.

Men jailed after setting dogs on badgers and foxes

25 September 2020
Men jailed after setting dogs on badgers and foxes

GRAPHIC CONTENT: A man shared messages boasting about taking part in "a bit of sport" with friends as he set dogs on wild animals.

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Pupil banned from dyeing hair purple in memory of dad

25 September 2020
Pupil banned from dyeing hair purple in memory of dad

A teenage girl has launched a petition against her school after it banned her from dyeing her hair in memory of her father.

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Police hunting money-laundering suspect with links to Kent

24 September 2020
Police hunting money-laundering suspect with links to Kent

Detectives hunting a suspect accused of money-laundering who has been on the run for more than nine months, could be in Kent.

Morrisons reinstates three-item purchase limits

24 September 2020
Morrisons reinstates three-item purchase limits

Supermarket giant Morrisons has become the first chain to reintroduce a three-item limit on certain products in a bid to combat prevent panic buying.

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Fury as pupils miss lessons due to testing fiasco

24 September 2020
Fury as pupils miss lessons due to testing fiasco

Dozens of pupils are missing lessons because they have been unable to obtain coronavirus tests – prompting fears children could fall behind.

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Test and trace app launches after long delays

24 September 2020
Test and trace app launches after long delays

The new Test and Trace app has launched to help battle the spread of coronavirus following months of delays.

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'Drugs den' closed down by police

23 September 2020
'Drugs den' closed down by police

A flat that was a magnet for crime and blighted the lives of neighbours has been boarded up by police.

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Attempted murder charge after woman stabbed

22 September 2020
Attempted murder charge after woman stabbed

A man is due to appear in court after being charged with attempted murder after a young woman was stabbed.

'I will lose 30% of business to new Lidl'

22 September 2020
'I will lose 30% of business to new Lidl'

A shopkeeper who has traded in the town for more than a decade fears his takings will fall by almost a third when Lidl opens.

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Coastal grammar still on cards despite funding setback

19 September 2020
Coastal grammar still on cards despite funding setback

A head teacher and MP are refusing to give up hope of building a grammar school site on the coast – despite failing to secure funding.

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