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Joe Walker

Joe Walker joined the KM Group as a senior reporter in 2009, working on the Kentish Gazette series covering Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Faversham. He later took on the role of news editor, and in 2018 became editor of the Kentish Gazette series and Thanet Extra.

Two-car crash shuts busy road both ways

24 June 2022
Two-car crash shuts busy road both ways

Rush-hour traffic was forced to divert after a busy route was shut in both directions while emergency crews dealt with the aftermath of an accident.

Clubhouse destroyed by early-morning fire

19 June 2022
Clubhouse destroyed by early-morning fire

A junior football club's pavilion was destroyed by a fire in the early hours of this morning.

Kent Covid cases up 75% amid fears of 'summer surge'

19 June 2022
Kent Covid cases up 75% amid fears of 'summer surge'

Covid cases and patient numbers are rising fast in the county as two new Omicron variants take hold.

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Anger as park and ride site to shut down in 12 days

19 June 2022
Anger as park and ride site to shut down in 12 days

A park and ride site set to sit empty for up to two years will close at the end of the month, it has been revealed.

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Restaurant staff attacked as 'rampaging men' run riot

19 June 2022
Restaurant staff attacked as 'rampaging men' run riot

Pizza restaurant workers were left 'bruised and shaken' after glasses were thrown at them during a frightening ordeal at the hands of drunken men.

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House struck by lightning during overnight storm

19 June 2022
House struck by lightning during overnight storm

A house was struck by lightning as Kent was battered by heavy rain during a thunderstorm overnight.

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Holiday park blaze leaves trail of devastation

19 June 2022
Holiday park blaze leaves trail of devastation

Pictures this morning show the devastation caused by a huge fire at a Kent holiday park last night.

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Dame Kelly Holmes 'finally free' as she reveals: 'I'm gay'

19 June 2022
Dame Kelly Holmes 'finally free' as she reveals: 'I'm gay'

Kent star Kelly Holmes has spoken publicly about her sexuality for the first time, revealing she has been living a 'secret life' for decades.

Drivers reassured over resurfacing 'bodge job'

25 May 2022
Drivers reassured over resurfacing 'bodge job'

Motorists complaining about the state of a newly 'resurfaced' road have been assured its condition will improve.

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Biker hurt in crash with car

20 May 2022
Biker hurt in crash with car

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a crash with a car this morning.

Officers 'attacked' after railway station disturbance

07 May 2022
Officers 'attacked' after railway station disturbance

A man is accused of attacking four police officers and hurling racist abuse at one of them following an alleged disturbance outside a railway station.

'Ban BBQs on our beaches and we'll take you to court'

07 May 2022
'Ban BBQs on our beaches and we'll take you to court'

One of Kent's oldest firms says it will take legal action if a council enforces a beach ban on barbecues and glass bottles on land the company owns.

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Lorry overturns on busy A-road

07 May 2022
Lorry overturns on busy A-road

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash involving an HGV this morning.

Sunlight through window sparks flat fire

07 May 2022
Sunlight through window sparks flat fire

A fire in a first-floor flat last night is believed to have been started by sunlight reflecting off an object in the home.

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Kent stroke victims waiting 39 minutes for ambulance

23 April 2022
Kent stroke victims waiting 39 minutes for ambulance

Patients calling 999 after suffering serious conditions such as strokes are waiting 39 minutes on average for an ambulance - against a target of 18.

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One person in hospital as fire destroys caravan

18 April 2022
One person in hospital as fire destroys caravan

A person has been taken to hospital following a fire which completely destroyed a caravan this evening.

Seafront hosts glitzy film premiere for Hollywood blockbuster

18 April 2022
Seafront hosts glitzy film premiere for Hollywood blockbuster

A Kent seafront has played host to the glitz and glamour of a film premiere - but all was not as it seemed.

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Kent Covid patients at highest level for 14 months

18 April 2022
Kent Covid patients at highest level for 14 months

An NHS leader says people should be encouraged to wear face masks as the number of Covid patients in Kent's hospitals more than doubles in a month.

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Kent's own 'Canoe Man' and the copycat hoax

17 April 2022
Kent's own 'Canoe Man' and the copycat hoax

As a new ITV drama tells the tale of 'Canoe Man' John Darwin, we look back at the story of the Kent fraudster who tried to pull off a similar scam...

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A year in the life of Kent market town

03 April 2022
A year in the life of Kent market town

A fascinating collection of photographs provides a remarkable glimpse into the everyday lives of people in a Kent market town.

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