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Liane Castle

Liane Castle joined the KM Group as a trainee reporter at the Kent Messenger in February 2020.

Every Kent road set for pothole blitz revealed

16 April 2024
Every Kent road set for pothole blitz revealed

All the roads in Kent and Medway set to benefit from a multimillion-pound scheme to resurface routes and fix potholes have been announced.

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Delays clear on M25 after lorry crash

16 April 2024
Delays clear on M25 after lorry crash

Drivers faced long delays after a crash between two cars and a lorry on the M25.

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Man on roof sparks emergency services response

15 April 2024
Man on roof sparks emergency services response

A road was closed for two hours as concerns were raised about a man on a roof.

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Five arrests as activists lie in road to block business park entrance

15 April 2024
Five arrests as activists lie in road to block business park entrance

Five people were arrested after pro-Palestine activists blocked the entrances to a business park - with some even attaching themselves to vehicles.

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Wind warning issued as gusts up to 55mph expected to hit Kent

15 April 2024
Wind warning issued as gusts up to 55mph expected to hit Kent

Strong winds of up to 55mph are expected to hit Kent today as a widespread weather warning is issued across the county.

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‘Crate saved my dog’s life in 70mph crash’

14 April 2024
‘Crate saved my dog’s life in 70mph crash’

A woman embroiled in a terrifying high-speed crash has heaped praise on a dog crate after her beloved pet escaped unscathed.

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Cleaners wearing stab vests at Kent shopping centre

11 April 2024
Cleaners wearing stab vests at Kent shopping centre

Stab-proof vests have been handed to cleaners at a shopping centre as part of their everyday uniform to help keep them safe.

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Plans for sprawling leisure complex on abandoned ‘Amazon site’

11 April 2024
Plans for sprawling leisure complex on abandoned ‘Amazon site’

A huge development featuring three tennis courts, four swimming pools and a spa could be built on land previously earmarked for an Amazon warehouse.

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Windows smashed and mirrors ripped off cars in spate of vandalism

10 April 2024
Windows smashed and mirrors ripped off cars in spate of vandalism

Car windows were smashed and wing mirrors ripped off after several vehicles were targeted by vandals.

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Ride reopens after roof collapses on carousel

10 April 2024
Ride reopens after roof collapses on carousel

A fairground ride has reopened on a pier after a section of the roof collapsed.

Chinese takeaway reopens after rat infestation

10 April 2024
Chinese takeaway reopens after rat infestation

A Chinese takeaway that was shut down after a “widespread rat infestation” has reopened as inspectors found no further risks.

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Yobs hurl plank of wood at bus full of passengers

09 April 2024
Yobs hurl plank of wood at bus full of passengers

A bus operator has issued a warning after a plank of wood was thrown at a moving bus full of passengers.

Town centre buses rerouted as road closed for two weeks

09 April 2024
Town centre buses rerouted as road closed for two weeks

Buses have been rerouted through a town centre as a road has been closed for two weeks.

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Former town centre pub to become home

09 April 2024
Former town centre pub to become home

A pub dating back 150 years is set to become a home after owners were given the green light to turn it into a four-bedroom house.

My Mum Your Dad finalists share snaps exploring Kent

06 April 2024
My Mum Your Dad finalists share snaps exploring Kent

The only couple still together who were finalists on the hit show ‘My Mum Your Dad’ have been exploring Kent.

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Garden centre cafe closes after five months

06 April 2024
Garden centre cafe closes after five months

A garden centre tearoom has closed after just five months with bosses saying it's time to focus on their other business.

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Police probe after £2k worth of toothbrushes stolen from Waitrose

06 April 2024
Police probe after £2k worth of toothbrushes stolen from Waitrose

Electric toothbrushes worth almost £2,000 were reportedly stolen from a supermarket prompting a police probe.

Play area climbing frame removed after safety inspection

05 April 2024
Play area climbing frame removed after safety inspection

A climbing frame in a children’s play park has been removed after an inspection highlighted safety concerns and ‘extensive repairs’ needed.

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'This sinkhole appeared 2 weeks ago - but nothing's been done!'

05 April 2024
'This sinkhole appeared 2 weeks ago - but nothing's been done!'

Furious residents are calling for urgent repairs two weeks after a sinkhole appeared on the main route through their village.

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Bid for town's second nightclub thrown out as police raise concerns

05 April 2024
Bid for town's second nightclub thrown out as police raise concerns

Plans for a nightclub in an ex-restaurant have been rejected amid anti-social behaviour fears - but bosses say they are not giving up on the scheme.

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