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Green-fingered therapy helping hospice patients

06 May 2022
Green-fingered therapy helping hospice patients

Planting bulbs and seeds and taking cuttings, as well as activities like flower pressing, is providing a different kind of therapy at a hospice.

'Cramped, smelly, no privacy and no showers - but I loved it'

05 May 2022
'Cramped, smelly, no privacy and no showers - but I loved it'

A former submariner recalls the sights, sounds and smells of living on board a Cold War submarine for weeks on end as it marks its 60th birthday.

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Mum wears fancy dress every day for a month

03 May 2022
Mum wears fancy dress every day for a month

Mother of three and charity founder spent every day in April in fancy dress to help spread the message that it is OK to be different.

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Council leader slams yellow box fines at traffic hotspot

03 May 2022
Council leader slams yellow box fines at traffic hotspot

Cameras operating at a notorious roundabout have only been enforcing fines for eight days since they were installed more than two years ago.

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MP raises cannabis fight in Commons

02 May 2022
MP raises cannabis fight in Commons

A Kent MP has spoken in parliament about a mother's campaign to have access to NHS funded medical cannabis for her epileptic daughter.

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Firefighters tackle garage blaze

02 May 2022
Firefighters tackle garage blaze

A fire was started at a block of garages where residents have reported anti-social behaviour.

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Seven boats stopped crossing the Channel

02 May 2022
Seven boats stopped crossing the Channel

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed the latest number of people who crossed the Channel to Dover in small boats.

Head-on crash closes road

29 April 2022
Head-on crash closes road

A busy town centre road was cordoned off after a collision between two cars.

Lidl supermarket takes shape after winning store wars

29 April 2022
Lidl supermarket takes shape after winning store wars

Work to build a new supermarket which was almost scuppered by opposition from Asda and Tesco is gathering pace.

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Shops raided by council shut down by courts

29 April 2022
Shops raided by council shut down by courts

Magistrates have closed down eight shops in one town which have been involved in the sale of illegal tobacco.

Concerns for 'wildlife haven' stops developers

27 April 2022
Concerns for 'wildlife haven' stops developers

Residents contacted police after a housing developer started clearing the way to woodland described as a wildlife haven.

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Covid memorial of 5,000 leaves

26 April 2022
Covid memorial of 5,000 leaves

A cathedral floor has been carpeted with 5000 metal leaves for a memorial to the coronavirus pandemic.

'An eye test saved my daughter's life'

26 April 2022
'An eye test saved my daughter's life'

A mum has described how a routine opticians appointment led to doctors discovering her daughter had two tumours on her brain.

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Roofer offers to fix vandalised church

25 April 2022
Roofer offers to fix vandalised church

A company has offered to repair the roof of a 12th century church which was vandalised by a group of boys.

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St George's Day brings towns to a standstill

25 April 2022
St George's Day brings towns to a standstill

More than 800 school children joined Saint George's Day celebrations which took place across two boroughs.

Children's artwork of the Queen at Bluewater

22 April 2022
Children's artwork of the Queen at Bluewater

Pupils are being asked to create a portrait of the Queen to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.

Appeal to find missing man

22 April 2022
Appeal to find missing man

Police are appealing for help to locate a man who has gone missing in Kent.

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Another 600 homes for garden city

22 April 2022
Another 600 homes for garden city

Planning consent has been given for the first wave of properties at a new community in Ebbsfleet Garden City.

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Navy gin to commemorate Falklands War

22 April 2022
Navy gin to commemorate Falklands War

A Kent distillery has created a Navy strength gin to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Developer hits back at Hong Kong sales critics

20 April 2022
Developer hits back at Hong Kong sales critics

A developer has defended its properties being marketed 6,000 miles away in Hong Kong – after fears much-needed housing would fall into foreign hands.

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