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‘This was desperately needed’: Island’s creative hub opens after £1.5m refurb

17 October 2023
‘This was desperately needed’: Island’s creative hub opens after £1.5m refurb

Run-down Victorian offices have been given a facelift and reopened as affordable workspaces for budding young entrepreneurs.

Former ladies’ gym transformed into £100k yoga studio

17 October 2023
Former ladies’ gym transformed into £100k yoga studio

A yoga instructor who has taught thousands of classes in hired venues has established a home for her members after a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Eco-friendly funeral firm leads the way

16 October 2023
Eco-friendly funeral firm leads the way

Two natural burial grounds have been named the best in the country at a prestigious awards event for the funeral trade.

Yacht club founded in 1964 closes

15 October 2023
Yacht club founded in 1964 closes

A 59-year-old yacht club has donated its remaining funds to the RNLI after closing down.

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Glamping pods approved despite council fears

14 October 2023
Glamping pods approved despite council fears

A planning inspector has ruled in favour of an “absolutely delighted” glamping pod owner who saw a council reject their expansion plans.

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Anger over ‘ruthless’ and ‘unsafe’ badger gates

12 October 2023
Anger over ‘ruthless’ and ‘unsafe’ badger gates

A wildlife group has objected to gates put at the entrance to badger homes on a new home site as part of plans to “drive the animals out”.

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Councillor switches allegiances

11 October 2023
Councillor switches allegiances

A Kent council has gained an extra Labour councillor after she switched

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New special needs school paves the way

06 October 2023
New special needs school paves the way

An alternative school specialising in education for children with special educational needs has received a glowing report from the education watchdog.

‘Health hazard fly-tipping is disgraceful’

04 October 2023
‘Health hazard fly-tipping is disgraceful’

A tenant is calling on a housing association to “clear rubbish up for good” after eight months of problems.

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‘I’ve never been that sick after a race before’

04 October 2023
‘I’ve never been that sick after a race before’

An athlete says water testing “needs revising" after he was among those who fell ill after taking part in a triathlon.

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‘Dog racing must come to an end’

03 October 2023
‘Dog racing must come to an end’

A pet charity has launched a petition to ban greyhound dog racing in the next five years after more than 2,000 dogs were killed between 2018 and 2022.

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Ed Sheeran’s new song inspired by ‘empty’ Kent coastline

01 October 2023
Ed Sheeran’s new song inspired by ‘empty’ Kent coastline

A unique corner of Kent has inspired one of the songs on Ed Sheeran's latest album.

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Two men charged after fatal stabbing

01 October 2023
Two men charged after fatal stabbing

Two men have been charged with murder after a teenager was killed.

‘Soon we won’t be able to leave the village’

01 October 2023
‘Soon we won’t be able to leave the village’

School buses are late, binmen having to do their rounds earlier and workers quitting amid ‘nightmare traffic’ in part of the county.

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CCTV captures yobs smashing shop window

30 September 2023
CCTV captures yobs smashing shop window

Two people wearing hoodies have been captured on CCTV smashing the window of a shop in a village.

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Travel misery as motorway section shut for roadworks

30 September 2023
Travel misery as motorway section shut for roadworks

A section of motorway shut for roadworks during a busy weekend is causing misery for motorists.

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Fears new housing estate will spark ‘traffic chaos near school’

30 September 2023
Fears new housing estate will spark ‘traffic chaos near school’

A controversial housing development has been given the go-ahead despite fears over traffic chaos near a school.

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Armed cops called after man spotted with suspected firearm

29 September 2023
Armed cops called after man spotted with suspected firearm

Armed officers were called to a leisure complex amid concerns a man was carrying a weapon.

Business park could create up to 400 jobs

28 September 2023
Business park could create up to 400 jobs

Plans to develop 24 commercial units, as well as a retail outlet and a “drive-thru establishment” on farmland have been submitted.

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Volunteers abused by speeding drivers

27 September 2023
Volunteers abused by speeding drivers

Villagers who fought for traffic calming after numerous crashes say people are ignoring the speed limit – and swearing at those trying to enforce it.

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