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Prep teacher awarded £141,000 in damages

11 March 2021
Prep teacher awarded £141,000 in damages

A teacher was awarded more than £141,000 after she was unfairly dismissed following parents raising concerns about about her lack of qualifications.

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MPs issue stark critique on huge housing plans

10 March 2021
MPs issue stark critique on huge housing plans

An MP has labelled a 2,000 home development which is part of a council's draft plan for the future as "ill conceived" and "completely unsuitable".

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Owner reunited with pets after police foil dognapping attempt

10 March 2021
Owner reunited with pets after police foil dognapping attempt

Six stolen dogs were found and reunited with their owner within 20 minutes of the theft being reported to the police.

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'Our community garden has come so far, but we need more volunteers'

10 March 2021
'Our community garden has come so far, but we need more volunteers'

There are fears for a community garden which was transformed from a fly-tipping hotspot, as it becomes overgrown thanks to the pandemic.

Road blocked after van crash

10 March 2021
Road blocked after van crash

Drivers are being warned of delays after a collision involving two vans blocked a road.

Image released after man exposes himself in front of children

10 March 2021
Image released after man exposes himself in front of children

Police have released a computer generated image as they continue to hunt for a man who exposed himself in front of two children at a country park.

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No South African variant cases, say initial findings

09 March 2021
No South African variant cases, say initial findings

The Department of Health and Social Care has said that initial findings from a huge testing operation have not detected the South African variant.

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Grammar school begins mass testing blitz ahead of reopening

05 March 2021
Grammar school begins mass testing blitz ahead of reopening

A grammar school has transformed its assembly hall into a testing site and tested nearly 500 pupils in its first day of operations.

Police called after live shotgun shells found in river

04 March 2021
Police called after live shotgun shells found in river

Police were called after a member of the public spotted ammunition in the River Medway.

Teenager, 13, arrested after cycle courier assaulted

04 March 2021
Teenager, 13, arrested after cycle courier assaulted

A 13-year-old, as well as two other teenagers, has been arrested after a man delivering food on his bike was assaulted while crossing a bridge.

Much-loved school caretaker was the Pride of Maidstone

04 March 2021
Much-loved school caretaker was the Pride of Maidstone

A volunteer and school caretaker who thrilled children when she dressed up as Her Majesty for the Queen's Golden Jubilee has died.

More than 20 dog attacks on livestock in four months

03 March 2021
More than 20 dog attacks on livestock in four months

Police are urging dog owners to keep their pets on leads near livestock after more than 20 attacks were reported in four months.

Tributes paid to young man who 'put a smile on everyone's face'

03 March 2021
Tributes paid to young man who 'put a smile on everyone's face'

More than £10,000 has been raised to give a much loved man the 'send off he deserves'.

Man exposed himself in front of children at country park

02 March 2021
Man exposed himself in front of children at country park

A man performed an indecent act in front of two youngsters in a popular country park.

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Major revamp shuts town bus station for 12 weeks

01 March 2021
Major revamp shuts town bus station for 12 weeks

Long-awaited improvement works to a town centre bus station will begin next month, with bus stops relocated while it's out of action.

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'Sinister text messages were from man sitting next to me'

25 February 2021
'Sinister text messages were from man sitting next to me'

A woman has told of her shock at finding her partner was responsible for a string of terrifying texts - one threatening to throw acid in her face.

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Entertainer and family man dies after battle with cancer

22 February 2021
Entertainer and family man dies after battle with cancer

A DJ still performing into his seventies and who built stages for Hells Angels and Jimi Hendrix, has died.

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'It's like losing part of the family'

22 February 2021
'It's like losing part of the family'

It's one of the most heart-wrenching crimes imaginable - and cases of dog thefts are soaring.

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'I wish there had been a service like this when my son was alive'

18 February 2021
'I wish there had been a service like this when my son was alive'

A mum is continuing her mission to support those with mental health problems after her son took his own life aged just 25.

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Vaccine rollout issues 'double GPs' workloads'

18 February 2021
Vaccine rollout issues 'double GPs' workloads'

A GP leading the vaccine efforts in a borough has said problems with the programme has led to uncertainty and doubling up of work

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