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Main road to close for two weeks

19 July 2023
Main road to close for two weeks

A main road and high street are set to shut for two weeks.

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Sainsbury’s called on to beef up security over stolen eggs

16 July 2023
Sainsbury’s called on to beef up security over stolen eggs

A parish council has demanded a supermarket branch tackles shoplifters after it says stolen eggs were used in vandalism attacks in a village.

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Two roads near busy station to close for six weeks

14 July 2023
Two roads near busy station to close for six weeks

Two roads will be closed for six weeks while work is carried out by a gas supplier.

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Anger after theft of Scout group’s van

13 July 2023
Anger after theft of Scout group’s van

A Scout group has been left without its main source of income after its van was stolen from a driveway.

Farmers warned after ‘hitchhiking’ beetle posing ‘significant threat’ to potatoes identified

11 July 2023
Farmers warned after ‘hitchhiking’ beetle posing ‘significant threat’ to potatoes identified

Farmers have been warned after beetle larvae posing a threat to potato crops were discovered at a Kent farm for the first time in nearly 50 years.

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Dashcam footage captures bikers narrowly avoiding head-on crash

11 July 2023
Dashcam footage captures bikers narrowly avoiding head-on crash

Shocking footage has emerged of “idiotic” motorcyclists performing dangerous "dirt bike” manoeuvres in a busy main road.

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Town’s carnival to return after five-year gap

10 July 2023
Town’s carnival to return after five-year gap

A businesswoman is bringing the parade back but needs the community to come together to make it “great”.

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£1.2m cycle and walking route could be ‘first of several’

10 July 2023
£1.2m cycle and walking route could be ‘first of several’

People are being asked for their views on plans for a walking and cycling route that would cross a town from east-to-west.

New £1.2m play park to get wardens after complaints

07 July 2023
New £1.2m play park to get wardens after complaints

A new largest-of-its-kind play area is due to get dedicated wardens after complaints about poor maintenance and a build up of algae.

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Busy route reopens early after week of roadworks

06 July 2023
Busy route reopens early after week of roadworks

A busy town road that had been shut for a week for gas works, leading to long delays for drivers, has reopened.

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Drive-by ‘egging’ suspects crash car into house

06 July 2023
Drive-by ‘egging’ suspects crash car into house

A car believed to have been used by yobs responsible for a 10-day egg-throwing spree has been seized after it crashed into a house.

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Two major historic finds made on site of new school

06 July 2023
Two major historic finds made on site of new school

A dig at the site of a new academy has unearthed artefacts thought to be 300,000 years old.

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Luxury steam train swoops through Kent

05 July 2023
Luxury steam train swoops through Kent

A 75-year-old steam train was spotted as it made its way through the county on its ‘Garden of England’ tour.

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‘Unacceptable’ water leak spotted during hosepipe ban

05 July 2023
‘Unacceptable’ water leak spotted during hosepipe ban

A resident who spotted water running down a road from a damaged pipe has been left extra “frustrated” as it comes amid the hosepipe ban.

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Major firm announces ambitious plans to recruit 500 people at Kent site

05 July 2023
Major firm announces ambitious plans to recruit 500 people at Kent site

One of the county’s biggest employers has announced plans to recruit 500 new workers.

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Daredevil grandmother wing-walks for 80th birthday

03 July 2023
Daredevil grandmother wing-walks for 80th birthday

A fearless charity fundraiser took to the skies strapped to a plane to mark her 80th year.

From Homebase to business entrepreneur

01 July 2023
From Homebase to business entrepreneur

A woman who found a way to brighten up her Homebase uniform has quit to turn that passion into a business.

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Station road shut for ‘emergency repair works’

30 June 2023
Station road shut for ‘emergency repair works’

A busy road connecting a high street with a railway station has been shut for a week for gas works.

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Ancient bone finds at villa suggest ‘ritualistic burials’

29 June 2023
Ancient bone finds at villa suggest ‘ritualistic burials’

Archaelogists have uncovered rare animal bones and 1,500-year-old underfloor heating at a Roman villa.

Man who filmed himself on TikTok damaging LGBT planters arrested

29 June 2023
Man who filmed himself on TikTok damaging LGBT planters arrested

A man who filmed himself on TikTok damaging LGBT decorated planters created by primary school children has been arrested.

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