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Troubled town council has nine applicants to fill vacant seats

25 September 2020
Troubled town council has nine applicants to fill vacant seats

Five out of nine of its original councillors have quit - plus the clerk - over the past year but nine applied to join one of Kent's town councils.

Man accused of stealing hoverboard from tip

24 September 2020
Man accused of stealing hoverboard from tip

A man has been charged with stealing 17 items from a municipal rubbish dump.

Juror 'pinged' court worker's bra strap

23 September 2020
Juror 'pinged' court worker's bra strap

A bus driver on jury service sent home after groping a woman Crown Court worker has admitted sexual assault.

Body found in woods

23 September 2020
Body found in woods

A body has been found in woodland which was taped off for much of the morning.

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Covid-19 testing station set up on seafront

23 September 2020
Covid-19 testing station set up on seafront

A temporary coronavirus testing station has been set up in a car park on the seafront next to a sandpit, amusement park and ice cream kiosk.

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Three rescue missions for lifeboat

23 September 2020
Three rescue missions for lifeboat

A lifeboat has rescued the crew of a drifting vessel without a rudder and a leaking fishing boat. It was also called to a yacht which had run aground.

Four staff and 25 children sent home from primary school

21 September 2020
Four staff and 25 children sent home from primary school

A class and its teachers has been sent home to self isolate after a girl tested positive for Covid-19.

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Controversy as funfair goes ahead

21 September 2020
Controversy as funfair goes ahead

A funfair with rides and attractions which was held in a town park has caused a stir as people question whether it should have been allowed.

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Chance to have your say about council

21 September 2020
Chance to have your say about council

Residents can sign up to take part in the first council area committee for the Isle of Sheppey.

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Who really wrote the Ingoldsby Legends?

21 September 2020
Who really wrote the Ingoldsby Legends?

Kent's strangest folk tales were recorded by Thomas Ingoldsby in the Ingoldsby Legends. But who was this mysterious friend of Charles Dickens?

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Over-65s queue in car park for free flu jabs

18 September 2020
Over-65s queue in car park for free flu jabs

A GP surgery has given more than 600 older patients their free flu jabs in one marathon three-hour session. And more are on the way.

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Parents fear 'unauthorised absence' after school's Covid-19 case

18 September 2020
Parents fear 'unauthorised absence' after school's Covid-19 case

A pupil and some of her classmates were sent home from a Kent grammar school after a positive coronavirus test which has left some parents fuming.

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Now clerk quits crisis-torn town council

16 September 2020
Now clerk quits crisis-torn town council

A clerk has followed three councillors by walking out on a trouble-torn town council branding it "most obnoxious."

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New push for Kent tourism

14 September 2020
New push for Kent tourism

One area is gearing up to promote tourism in 2021 to help overcome this year's affects of the coronavirus lockdown.

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Two landmark town buildings up for sale

10 September 2020
Two landmark town buildings up for sale

It is all change in one Kent town centre as two household names put their premises on the market.

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My field is for insects, says councillor

05 September 2020
My field is for insects, says councillor

A councillor accused of 'hypocrisy' says he bought a one-acre meadow to encourage wildlife and insects.

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Adonis dancer makes a move on the pop charts

03 September 2020
Adonis dancer makes a move on the pop charts

One of the hunky men in raunchy dance troupe Adonis is aiming for the music charts with his first single inspired by Ed Sheeran and George Michael.

Swan attacked by dog

02 September 2020
Swan attacked by dog

Another swan has been mauled by a dog which was allowed to run off its lead at a seaside country park.

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Music and motors gig confirmed

01 September 2020
Music and motors gig confirmed

Two bands have organised a gig so their fans can watch them from their cars.

The story of Kent's sex event for the disabled

01 September 2020
The story of Kent's sex event for the disabled

A sex event in Kent is improving the lives of hundreds of people living with disabilities - here's the heart-warming story behind it.

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