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Kent Covid patients up 43% - but 'NHS will cope this Christmas'

24 October 2021
Kent Covid patients up 43% - but 'NHS will cope this Christmas'

The number of hospital patients with Covid in Kent is up 43% in a week, but government advisers are confident the NHS will not be overwhelmed.

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'One-woman crimewave' could be slapped with new-style Asbo

24 October 2021
'One-woman crimewave' could be slapped with new-style Asbo

A prolific criminal who once admitted she loves shoplifting faces being hit with an Asbo-style court order after her latest thieving spree.

Family sells Kent dealership group after almost half-a-century

15 October 2021
Family sells Kent dealership group after almost half-a-century

A car dealership group founded in Kent almost 50 years ago, and with 1,500 employees, has been sold for £64.5m.

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Kent Covid patient numbers almost halve in three weeks

01 October 2021
Kent Covid patient numbers almost halve in three weeks

Covid cases are up 20% in Kent but the number of people with the virus in the county's hospitals has fallen 49% in three weeks.

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'I went in with my mind open and left with it blown'

21 September 2021
'I went in with my mind open and left with it blown'

Illusionist Derren Brown has been mesmerising crowds at a Kent theatre with his mind-boggling talents....

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Child rescued from seafront cave

12 September 2021
Child rescued from seafront cave

Three fire engines were scrambled after a child got stuck in a cave today.

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Jail time for knife-carrying Poundstretcher thief

12 September 2021
Jail time for knife-carrying Poundstretcher thief

A shoplifter who targeted a bargain store while carrying a knife has been jailed.

Kent Covid patients up 50% in a week - but how worried should we be?

12 September 2021
Kent Covid patients up 50% in a week - but how worried should we be?

The number of people with Covid in Kent's hospitals is at its highest since March, but the effect of the jab roll-out is clear to see.

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Man steals 12 pots of ice cream and three TVs from takeaway

05 September 2021
Man steals 12 pots of ice cream and three TVs from takeaway

A hungry thief swiped ice cream, two electronic tablets and three TVs from a town centre pizza takeaway.

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Demolition of historic school given go-ahead

31 August 2021
Demolition of historic school given go-ahead

A 223-year-old school which shut under a cloud of controversy is to be bulldozed to make way for a new secondary.

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The 7 Kent neighbourhoods virtually Covid-free

11 July 2021
The 7 Kent neighbourhoods virtually Covid-free

Seven neighbourhoods in Kent remain virtually Covid-free despite infection rates soaring across the county.

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Where in Kent is Indian variant spreading fastest?

11 June 2021
Where in Kent is Indian variant spreading fastest?

Almost 80% of Indian strain - or Delta variant - cases in Kent are being seen in one half of the county.

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The two Kent districts with no Indian variant cases

04 June 2021
The two Kent districts with no Indian variant cases

The number of cases of the Indian Covid strain in Kent has risen for the fourth week in a row - but two areas of the county are recording none.

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Indian strain cases almost quadruple in Kent - but should we be worried?

31 May 2021
Indian strain cases almost quadruple in Kent - but should we be worried?

Cases of the Indian variant in Kent are up more than 260%, but the county's public health chief remains optimistic about lifting lockdown on June 21.

Man seriously injured in park attack

31 May 2021
Man seriously injured in park attack

A man has been airlifted to a London hospital following a serious assault in a town centre park.

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Just one hospital in Kent now treating Covid patients

21 May 2021
Just one hospital in Kent now treating Covid patients

Just one hospital in Kent is now treating people with coronavirus as the county's biggest trust becomes 'Covid-free' for the first time in 14 months.

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Is Indian Covid strain taking hold in Kent?

17 May 2021
Is Indian Covid strain taking hold in Kent?

Up to 20 cases of the Indian Covid variant have been detected in Kent in a week - with one district recording the highest number in the south east.

Man due in court charged with murder of Julia James

10 May 2021
Man due in court charged with murder of Julia James

A 21-year-old man will appear in court today charged with the murder of PCSO Julia James.

Police identify man in murder investigation photo

07 May 2021
Police identify man in murder investigation photo

Police have identified a man pictured in a photograph taken close to where PCSO Julia James was brutally murdered.

Area the size of two tennis courts goes up in flames

03 May 2021
Area the size of two tennis courts goes up in flames

Fire crews were called into action this evening after 500 square metres of undergrowth caught alight.

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