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Lauren Abbott

Lauren Abbott was news editor of the Dartford and Gravesend Messenger series until 2011. She then took responsibility for the KM Group's My Kent Family website before also taking on the role of Trending Content Writer across the Iliffe Media group in 2021.

Holidaymakers at increased risk of fraud warns ABTA

27 May 2022
Holidaymakers at increased risk of fraud warns ABTA

Scammers are finding new ways to target holidaymakers as the demand for breaks and travel increases.

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6 of the best supermarket dine-in deals to buy this week

27 May 2022
6 of the best supermarket dine-in deals to buy this week

With the cost of living soaring, supermarket dine-in deals are an alternative to a meal out or takeaway order, so here's six you could buy this week.

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Travellers warned to prepare for 'one mass rush' on Kent's roads

26 May 2022
Travellers warned to prepare for 'one mass rush' on Kent's roads

People travelling in or through Kent over the next few days are being told to prepare for heavy traffic and delays as thousands escape for half term.

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5G masts to be strapped to traffic lights and bus shelters to boost coverage

26 May 2022
5G masts to be strapped to traffic lights and bus shelters to boost coverage

5G and 4G phone masts could be attached to street lights, bus shelters and road signs under plans to cut red tape and improve people's mobile signal.

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Energy bills are set to go up by another £800 this year and here's why

25 May 2022
Energy bills are set to go up by another £800 this year and here's why

Gas and electric bills are facing another astronomical rise before the end of the year but why is it happening and what help is there for you?

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Half of Britain's butterfly species at risk of extinction

25 May 2022
Half of Britain's butterfly species at risk of extinction

Time is running out to save Britain's butterfly species, warn experts, as a new endangered red list show half are now facing extinction.

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Tesco recalls pastries over nut fears

24 May 2022
Tesco recalls pastries over nut fears

Tesco is being forced to recall croissant products over fears they may contain nuts not listed on the label.

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Self-driving buses and delivery vans could be on UK roads by 2025

23 May 2022
Self-driving buses and delivery vans could be on UK roads by 2025

Ministers say self-driving delivery vans and buses could be on our streets by 2025 and firms are being offered cash to get projects started.

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5 plants and trees you might not want in your garden

23 May 2022
5 plants and trees you might not want in your garden

From fast growing roots to weeds that can burn, here are five plants and trees to watch closely to if you've got them in your garden.

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5 of the best plants for attracting bees as numbers continue to fall

20 May 2022
5 of the best plants for attracting bees as numbers continue to fall

The UK's bee populations are in a frightening freefall so what can we do to try and halt their decline?

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The 10 best TikTok hacks for saving money in the supermarket

19 May 2022
The 10 best TikTok hacks for saving money in the supermarket

From not shopping at eye level to the best time for reduced items -TikTok is helping a new generation to be savvy but how many tips do you use?

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Petrol stations accused of not passing on tax cuts to drivers

18 May 2022
Petrol stations accused of not passing on tax cuts to drivers

Fuel retailers have been told to make sure tax cuts are being passed to customers as campaign groups say hard-pressed drivers aren't benefitting.

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Thunderstorm warning for Kent

18 May 2022
Thunderstorm warning for Kent

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for thunderstorms, which could bring flash flooding and travel disruption to the county.

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What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?

17 May 2022
What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?

With seven cases of monkeypox now in the UK, health officials admit there could be community transmission, and say they're urgently investigating.

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What will the weather be like for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend?

17 May 2022
What will the weather be like for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend?

What will the weather be for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is the question we're all asking and the Met Office has released some early predictions.

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NHS prescription charges to be frozen to help 'ease' cost of living

16 May 2022
NHS prescription charges to be frozen to help 'ease' cost of living

The cost of an NHS prescription is being frozen for 2022, the government has announced, which says it will help ease the cost of living.

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Harry Styles to read a Cbeebies Bedtime Story

16 May 2022
Harry Styles to read a Cbeebies Bedtime Story

Singer Harry Styles will take a tour break in favour of a sit down on the Cbeebies sofa later this month where he will read the Bedtime Story.

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Everything you need to know about The Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend

16 May 2022
Everything you need to know about The Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend

From street parties to pageants, music concerts to RAF flypasts - here's everything you need to know to enjoy June's giant Jubilee party.

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The bowel cancer signs to know as Deborah James receives Damehood

13 May 2022
The bowel cancer signs to know as Deborah James receives Damehood

As cancer patient and campaigner Deborah James says she's stopping active treatment, what are the signs of bowel cancer to look out for?

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Tesco becomes latest supermarket to pull chicken from shelves

13 May 2022
Tesco becomes latest supermarket to pull chicken from shelves

Tesco is recalling cooked chicken products over salmonella fears, joining Waitrose, Aldi and Sainsbury's in asking customers to return items.

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