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All-change as RNLI welcomes new lifeboat

28 July 2021
All-change as RNLI welcomes new lifeboat

A new £2.2m lifeboat takes over this week as one of Kent's longest-serving RNLI coxswains prepares to retire after 40 years.

Kent prisoner on blackmail charge

27 July 2021
Kent prisoner on blackmail charge

A prisoner has been charged with blackmail after a computer was hacked and a victim was asked to pay £3k to get access to the files again.

Elvis, Death and the Devil all apply for top funfair job

27 July 2021
Elvis, Death and the Devil all apply for top funfair job

We tried out a ghost train which will be staffed by Elvis, Death and the Devil and is run by a 12-year-old.

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Sunlight from mirror set our bed on fire

26 July 2021
Sunlight from mirror set our bed on fire

A home-owner has warned of the danger of sunlight reflecting from mirrors and glass after it set fire to his bed and damaged his house.

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Coma circus boss is back at work

25 July 2021
Coma circus boss is back at work

Incredible tale of Roger Santus who spent seven months in a coma after being run over by a car is now back in the Big Top.

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Holiday isle hit by traffic gridlock again

23 July 2021
Holiday isle hit by traffic gridlock again

Traffic on the Isle of Sheppey has been thrown into chaos for the second day running as roadworks, holiday makers and a boot fair has caused gridlock.

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Fire-gutted nightclub is back after just nine days

22 July 2021
Fire-gutted nightclub is back after just nine days

A town centre nightclub gutted by fire last week says it is ready to reopen for business - albeit not in the same building.

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Traffic delays hit holiday isle

22 July 2021
Traffic delays hit holiday isle

Motorists are warned to expect delays heading to the Isle of Sheppey after a crash has added to problems caused by summer roadworks.

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'I was on the streets after prison but now I have a roof over my head'

22 July 2021
'I was on the streets after prison but now I have a roof over my head'

Two homeless brothers have been given a new lease of life thanks to a housing association and the government's Next Steps Accommodation Programme.

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Smokers urged to 'step outside' by firefighters

21 July 2021
Smokers urged to 'step outside' by firefighters

Kent firefighters are launching a 30-day safety campaign to cut down on house fires and are offering shopping vouchers for the first to sign up.

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Girls grammar school teacher banned for life

21 July 2021
Girls grammar school teacher banned for life

A teacher convicted of having indecent images of young children on his computer has been banned from the classroom for life.

Council spends £26k on free bus service

21 July 2021
Council spends £26k on free bus service

A council has splashed out £26k on a free bus service so residents and visitors can tour an island without putting their hands in their pockets.

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Park gets £105k bridge so swans don't have to walk

20 July 2021
Park gets £105k bridge so swans don't have to walk

Watch as a new £105,000 bridge is craned into position at a country park so swans don't have to walk on the grass.

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Flooding and fallen tree hits train services

20 July 2021
Flooding and fallen tree hits train services

Train services across Kent have been hit by heavy flooding and a fallen tree has blocked a rail line. Replacement buses are being used.

'Spooky' people needed to run ghost train

20 July 2021
'Spooky' people needed to run ghost train

A funfair is holding open auditions to find a new member of staff to scare riders on its antique ghost train.

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Killing Eve filming on Kent coast

19 July 2021
Killing Eve filming on Kent coast

Stars Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw have been pictured on the seafront today as filming takes place for the BAFTA-winning show.

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Tributes paid to 'oldest swan'

19 July 2021
Tributes paid to 'oldest swan'

Pickles, believed to be the oldest swan in Britain, has died aged 30.

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Firefighters to tackle full-kit half-marathon

18 July 2021
Firefighters to tackle full-kit half-marathon

Some of Kent's firefighters will be getting hot under the collar when they attempt to walk a half-marathon in full kit.

Stricken sailor found in water after two hours

15 July 2021
Stricken sailor found in water after two hours

A coroner heard how it took two hours to find a pensioner who had fallen from his moored boat in the middle of the night.

'I tucked in like a glutton and all there was to show was the clean plate'

15 July 2021
'I tucked in like a glutton and all there was to show was the clean plate'

We discover a quirky tea room where you can dine under an old gas mask, read vintage Rupert annuals and share your table with a dish of radio valves.

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