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McDonald’s returns to shopping centre

13 March 2024
McDonald’s returns to shopping centre

More than 100 jobs have been created as a popular fast-food chain reopens at a shopping centre.

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Rat droppings and flies discovered at town centre Kaspa’s

10 March 2024
Rat droppings and flies discovered at town centre Kaspa’s

A sweet treat eatery has received a one-star hygiene rating after an inspection found it needed “major improvement”.

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Mum opens town centre’s only African restaurant

09 March 2024
Mum opens town centre’s only African restaurant

A former mental health nurse and mum-of-four quit her day job to open a town’s only African restaurant and takeaway.

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Traffic delays expected as 5G mast work begins

08 March 2024
Traffic delays expected as 5G mast work begins

Two-way temporary lights have been put in place outside a pub on a busy route as work begins on a “welcomed” 5G mast.

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Celebrations as parking charges plan scrapped

07 March 2024
Celebrations as parking charges plan scrapped

Controversial plans to introduce fees at free car parks have been voted against to the delight of business owners and residents.

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Man fined thousands for illegally transporting scrap

07 March 2024
Man fined thousands for illegally transporting scrap

An illegal waste transport has been fined after he was stopped outside a scrap yard by the police.

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Controversial parking plans debate tonight

06 March 2024
Controversial parking plans debate tonight

A council has been recommended to introduce fees for free car parks in the face of backlash from businesses, visitors and politicians.

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‘My heart stopped during parkrun’

06 March 2024
‘My heart stopped during parkrun’

A parkrunner who survived a mystery cardiac arrest has thanked the people who saved his life.

£3m arcade refurb will give ‘bigger reason for people to visit’

06 March 2024
£3m arcade refurb will give ‘bigger reason for people to visit’

Plans to transform an amusement arcade with adventure golf, reality darts, a four-storey soft play area and show bar have been revealed.

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Gas works on key route near McDonald's postponed following ‘chaos’ fears

04 March 2024
Gas works on key route near McDonald's postponed following ‘chaos’ fears

Gas network upgrade closures have been postponed after it was feared they’d bring traffic “chaos”.

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Bid to ditch controversial car park charges rejected

04 March 2024
Bid to ditch controversial car park charges rejected

Plans to make three free coastal car parks pay and display are still on the table after a failed attempt to block them.

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RNLI rescues caught on camera

03 March 2024
RNLI rescues caught on camera

From saving a man stranded in water for hours, to rescuing another from a sinking yacht, we look at some of the RNLI’s missions caught on camera.

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‘Roadworks have finished but we know they’ll be back again’

02 March 2024
‘Roadworks have finished but we know they’ll be back again’

Businesses and residents fear gas works will return after SGN closes the road three times in seven months in an attempt to fix 100-year-old pipping.

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'We're safe now but part of me will always be in Ukraine'

24 February 2024
'We're safe now but part of me will always be in Ukraine'

We speak to a family who are still trying to rebuild their lives in Kent after they were forced out of their homes when Russia invaded Ukraine.

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Homes left without water due to ‘technical issues’

23 February 2024
Homes left without water due to ‘technical issues’

A water company has apologised and set up water bottle stations for customers experiencing a loss of supply or low pressure due to technical issues.

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Missing man safely located

23 February 2024
Missing man safely located

Police say a missing man has been found safe and well, and thanked for the public for their help with his appeal.

Staffing measures at £44m train station ‘too little too late’

23 February 2024
Staffing measures at £44m train station ‘too little too late’

Increased staffing measures at a new train station – previously dubbed a “mugger paradise” – have been branded as ‘too little too late’.

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Closure of anti-social and troubled flat extended

23 February 2024
Closure of anti-social and troubled flat extended

A property linked to anti-social behaviour and harassment will not reopen for a further 3 months after a court order extension.

Farmers to protest over cheap imports for third time

22 February 2024
Farmers to protest over cheap imports for third time

Farmers will take part in a go-slow convoy to protest over unfair treatment and cheap imports.

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Man assaulted before being 'pushed into van and driven away’

22 February 2024
Man assaulted before being 'pushed into van and driven away’

Detectives have launched an appeal after a man was assaulted, pushed into a van and then driven away.

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