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Joe Wright is a senior reporter who joined the KM Group as an apprentice in 2016. He covers the Canterbury district, Faversham and Thanet.

Crackdown on litter louts and dog fouling

17 May 2022
Crackdown on litter louts and dog fouling

Litter louts and shameless dog owners who fail to pick up after their pets are being targeted by new wardens patrolling a Kent district's streets.

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Amazon van stolen in daylight robbery

13 May 2022
Amazon van stolen in daylight robbery

Police investigating the theft of an Amazon delivery van have released a CCTV image of a man.

Hopes 'perfectly healthy high street trees' could be saved from axe

13 May 2022
Hopes 'perfectly healthy high street trees' could be saved from axe

There is hope a controversial tree-felling plan for a Kent high street could be axed during the next stages of the planning process.

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Huge 72-mile diversion for M2 weekend closure

13 May 2022
Huge 72-mile diversion for M2 weekend closure

A mammoth diversion is to be in place for this weekend's full M2 closure... with drivers being sent through Operation Brock on the M20.

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Home Bargains superstore set to open in former Aldi

12 May 2022
Home Bargains superstore set to open in former Aldi

Discount chain Home Bargains is set to double its presence in a Kent district as it takes up residence in a former Aldi supermarket.

M2 to shut all weekend as Brock misery continues on M20

11 May 2022
M2 to shut all weekend as Brock misery continues on M20

A 12-mile stretch of the M2 will be shut all weekend from Friday evening - at the same time Operation Brock remains enforced on the M20.

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The 7 new restaurants opening in busy high street

10 May 2022
The 7 new restaurants opening in busy high street

There is a "greater shift towards leisure" according to council bosses as plans for several new restaurants are planned for a popular shopping spot.

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Plans unveiled for 200 homes at old hospital wing

08 May 2022
Plans unveiled for 200 homes at old hospital wing

Proposals to partly demolish an old hospital wing to make way for 200 homes have been unveiled for the first time.

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Full weekend closure of M2 pushed back

06 May 2022
Full weekend closure of M2 pushed back

Highways bosses have confirmed a full closure of the M2 will not take place this weekend - much to the relief of motorists.

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Woman sexually assaulted and verbally abused on footpath

06 May 2022
Woman sexually assaulted and verbally abused on footpath

An investigation has been launched following a report of a sexual assault on a rural footpath.

Town set for its own Monopoly board

06 May 2022
Town set for its own Monopoly board

A bid has been launched to immortalise a Kent town on a Monopoly board boasting a host of businesses and landmarks.

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£400k fine after worker suffers life-changing injuries

05 May 2022
£400k fine after worker suffers life-changing injuries

A builders' merchant has been fined £400,000 after two workers at a Kent branch suffered severe injuries in a forklift accident.

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Hit-and-run BMW driver broke boy's leg at zebra crossing

05 May 2022
Hit-and-run BMW driver broke boy's leg at zebra crossing

A driver who knocked down and seriously injured a schoolboy on a zebra crossing waited two-and-a-half hours before calling police.

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Ugly shop-fronts to be targeted to protect city's heritage

04 May 2022
Ugly shop-fronts to be targeted to protect city's heritage

A council is cracking down on ugly shop-fronts with oversized signage and modern materials, which are deemed harmful to the area's rich heritage.

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Man, 25, charged with high street stabbing

03 May 2022
Man, 25, charged with high street stabbing

A 25-year-old suspect has been charged following a stabbing in a high street during the early hours of Saturday.

'Affordable homes' launched at new housing complex

02 May 2022
'Affordable homes' launched at new housing complex

Developers behind a new housing scheme have put the properties on the market ahead of their impending completion.

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Nature reserves are 'thriving wildlife sanctuaries' after £1.9m work

02 May 2022
Nature reserves are 'thriving wildlife sanctuaries' after £1.9m work

Bosses are confident large-scale restoration work over the last year will "massively benefit" wildlife populations at three nature spots.

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'High-class' wine bar approved for village high street

02 May 2022
'High-class' wine bar approved for village high street

Plans for a wine restaurant in a village already home to three pubs have been given the go-ahead.

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Violinists and sax players planned for rooftop restaurant

01 May 2022
Violinists and sax players planned for rooftop restaurant

Bosses at a soon-to-open rooftop restaurant want violinists, sax players and DJs to be among the performers entertaining more than 100 diners.

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Road closed as six fire engines sent to house blaze

29 April 2022
Road closed as six fire engines sent to house blaze

Firefighters have been battling a blaze which took hold in the top floor of a home.

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