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Child airlifted to hospital after ‘falling from height’ at coffee shop

19 February 2024
Child airlifted to hospital after ‘falling from height’ at coffee shop

The upstairs seating area of a cafe has been closed by a council’s environmental health team after it is thought a child fell from a window.

Footage shows dead bird in Kent river devastated by oil spill

18 February 2024
Footage shows dead bird in Kent river devastated by oil spill

Villagers say a Kent river has been “devastated” by an oil leak – with upsetting footage showing a dead bird in the water.

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Fossil hunter airlifted after ‘collapsing in mud’

18 February 2024
Fossil hunter airlifted after ‘collapsing in mud’

A hobbyist who collapsed while out searching for fossils had to be rescued by a coastguard team after finding himself stranded.

Towie and EastEnders stars to play in charity match

18 February 2024
Towie and EastEnders stars to play in charity match

A charity football match is taking place to raise funds to help an estate agent diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer at 28.

Wildlife dead as investigation into river oil spill continues

18 February 2024
Wildlife dead as investigation into river oil spill continues

The Environment Agency has identified an oil leak at one of Kent’s most historic rivers where animals have been reported dead.

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Fire rages for more than 30 hours at recycling centre

17 February 2024
Fire rages for more than 30 hours at recycling centre

Fire crews battled a blaze near a dockyard which raged for more than 30 hours.

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Suspected oil slick ‘making city smell of diesel’

17 February 2024
Suspected oil slick ‘making city smell of diesel’

There are fears suspected pollution in a city’s river will harm wildlife in the area.

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Travel disruption as key rail route closed for weekend

17 February 2024
Travel disruption as key rail route closed for weekend

Rail passengers won’t be able to use a key Southeastern line which is out of action for engineering works.

Farmers station tractors at Tesco in protest over cheap imports

17 February 2024
Farmers station tractors at Tesco in protest over cheap imports

Tractors have descended on a town for the second time in a fortnight in row over government policy.

‘Oil slick’ sighting off Kent coast a false alarm

16 February 2024
‘Oil slick’ sighting off Kent coast a false alarm

What appeared to be an oil slick in the sea has been declared a false alarm – but people are still being advised to steer clear.

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Paramedics called to coffee shop ‘incident’ in town centre

16 February 2024
Paramedics called to coffee shop ‘incident’ in town centre

Emergency services were called to an “incident” in the middle of a busy shopping area.

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Mum missed vital scan to ‘not put pressure on NHS’

16 February 2024
Mum missed vital scan to ‘not put pressure on NHS’

A mum waited for five months to go to the doctor’s after finding a lump on her breast because she didn’t want to add to the pressure on the NHS.

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Car flips in roundabout crash near Asda

15 February 2024
Car flips in roundabout crash near Asda

A crash involving two vehicles near a supermarket car park saw a car end up on its side.

Free parking to be scrapped at seafront car park

09 February 2024
Free parking to be scrapped at seafront car park

Planned charges at what is currently a free seafront car park are being labelled “extortionate” as parking fees are hiked across a borough.

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Opening date revealed for new gym taking over furniture store

08 February 2024
Opening date revealed for new gym taking over furniture store

A 24-hour gym is set to open in a retail park, replacing nationwide furniture store Bensons for Beds.

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‘Customers starting to return’ after cockroach setback

08 February 2024
‘Customers starting to return’ after cockroach setback

A Mexican restaurant owner says a cockroach infestation that forced his business to close is “all sorted” and customers are starting to return.

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Voting open for £5k education competition

07 February 2024
Voting open for £5k education competition

Schools, academies and colleges can win a grant to help support science, technology, engineering and maths learning.

Solar farm the size of 106 football pitches could be built on farmland

05 February 2024
Solar farm the size of 106 football pitches could be built on farmland

Proposals for a 160-acre solar project that could power more than 14,000 homes have been submitted for planning permission.

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‘If I had my way I’d run it again – but with a bar and restaurant’

04 February 2024
‘If I had my way I’d run it again – but with a bar and restaurant’

The former manager of a cinema which shut more than a year ago has spoken of her sadness at seeing the historic building sitting empty.

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Work to start on new A2 roundabout with Roman statue at its centre

04 February 2024
Work to start on new A2 roundabout with Roman statue at its centre

Construction will begin on a new multi-million-pound roundabout which will feature a Roman statue of the sea god Triton that was uncovered nearby.

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