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Lorry stuck under railway bridge

30 April 2024
Lorry stuck under railway bridge

A lorry became wedged under a railway bridge for more than an hour after getting stuck.

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Couple jailed after drugs smuggled into prisons with drones

30 April 2024
Couple jailed after drugs smuggled into prisons with drones

A couple jailed for smuggling thousands of pounds of drugs into prisons were caught after flying a drone over a Kent site.

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‘It’s such a shame she won’t see return of carnival she loved so much’

30 April 2024
‘It’s such a shame she won’t see return of carnival she loved so much’

Tributes have poured in for a “lovely and caring” lady who put on a town’s parade for 30 years.

Police release e-fit image after attempted robbery in town centre

29 April 2024
Police release e-fit image after attempted robbery in town centre

Police have released an e-fit image of a man following an attempted robbery and assault in a town centre.

Village’s only barbershop to return after being ‘booted out’

27 April 2024
Village’s only barbershop to return after being ‘booted out’

A village’s only barber’s that was forced to shut so its premises could be turned into flats is to make a welcome return and will have a new home.

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Business hub in stunning church ‘thriving’ 10 months on from launch

26 April 2024
Business hub in stunning church ‘thriving’ 10 months on from launch

A church that burnt down and was rebuilt into a multi-million-pound business hub has “passed the expectations” of project leaders.

Co-op to open minutes from rumoured Sainsbury’s

24 April 2024
Co-op to open minutes from rumoured Sainsbury’s

A Co-op will open less than 500 metres from an empty pub, which its former landlady said had received interest from a rival supermarket.

Pupils to return to school following ‘heartbreaking’ fire

22 April 2024
Pupils to return to school following ‘heartbreaking’ fire

A village primary school is set to reopen seven months after a major blaze.

Suspected arson behind town centre pub

22 April 2024
Suspected arson behind town centre pub

Police are investigating after a blaze broke out in a derelict building.

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Pupils ‘left in the lurch’ after being told not to attend school

22 April 2024
Pupils ‘left in the lurch’ after being told not to attend school

Children at a special educational needs school have been told by local authorities not to attend due to “health and safety concerns”.

From car parts to cod and chips - now that’s a career gear change

20 April 2024
From car parts to cod and chips - now that’s a career gear change

A dad-of-three who’s spent almost four decades in the car parts industry has swapped selling tyres for serving hungry customers fish and chips.

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Museum eyes up move to former church on market for almost £500k

17 April 2024
Museum eyes up move to former church on market for almost £500k

A heritage museum that is looking for a long-term home is considering a move to a vacant church that has gone up for sale.

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Farm shop highly commended in ‘Rural Oscars’

16 April 2024
Farm shop highly commended in ‘Rural Oscars’

A farm shop that has struggled due to major roadworks has thanked it customers after it reached the finals of a regional awards scheme.

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Vandals wreck youth group’s skate park building

15 April 2024
Vandals wreck youth group’s skate park building

A container at a skate park has had its windows smashed, electrics torn out and door lock damaged during a break-in by vandals.

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‘Heartbreak’ as living museum to close

15 April 2024
‘Heartbreak’ as living museum to close

A town centre museum has confirmed it will be closing after it has struggled to pay the rent.

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Stacey Soloman ‘held hostage’ on caravan park

15 April 2024
Stacey Soloman ‘held hostage’ on caravan park

A celebrity couple claim to have been “held hostage” by their kids following a visit to a holiday destination.

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Lifeboats called to find missing child at beach

14 April 2024
Lifeboats called to find missing child at beach

RNLI and Coastguard crews were launched to help find a missing child at the beach.

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Person treated by paramedics after garage blaze

14 April 2024
Person treated by paramedics after garage blaze

Firefighters spent hours tackling a blaze after it broke out in a garage.

Removal of masts on shipwreck filled with bombs to start within next year

14 April 2024
Removal of masts on shipwreck filled with bombs to start within next year

Following years of delays, the removal of masts on a sunken war ship filled with explosives is set to begin in the next 12 months.

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Homeless charity fundraising to buy ‘surplus’ building

13 April 2024
Homeless charity fundraising to buy ‘surplus’ building

A charity has hit out at the county council for not telling it the value of the building it uses to help those in need before it goes to auction.

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