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MP supports 'urgent' smart motorway review

19 January 2021
MP supports 'urgent' smart motorway review

An MP who campaigned to make smart motorways safer says she supports an 'urgent review' after a coroner ruled they 'present a risk of future deaths'.

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£2.4m school expansion enters next phase

18 January 2021
£2.4m school expansion enters next phase

A specialist school has been given the green light to progress with the next phase of its expansion set to cost £2.4million.

CCTV appeal after pensioner's bag stolen

18 January 2021
CCTV appeal after pensioner's bag stolen

Police would like to speak to two people after reports a pensioner's bag was stolen while distracted in a supermarket.

MP announced as Special Envoy for Girls' Education

18 January 2021
MP announced as Special Envoy for Girls' Education

A Kent MP has been appointed to lead the UK's efforts in helping girls in developing countries access education.

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Groundworks start on former cinema site

15 January 2021
Groundworks start on former cinema site

As planning permission was due to expire, workmen have moved in on a site that has been derelict for more than 20 years.

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Tributes to NHS worker who went 'above and beyond'

15 January 2021
Tributes to NHS worker who went 'above and beyond'

A 'gaping hole' has been left in the NHS community after a receptionist who loved helping others died after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Four abandoned chickens looking for new homes

15 January 2021
Four abandoned chickens looking for new homes

Four cockerels rescued by the RSPCA after a flock was abandoned on a village green are looking for new homes.

Brothers' search to adopt graves of war heroes

15 January 2021
Brothers' search to adopt graves of war heroes

Two teenagers are looking to adopt the unattended graves of fallen military heroes to pay their respects when families are no longer able to visit.

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Two lanes closed on motorway

14 January 2021
Two lanes closed on motorway

A carriageway obstruction caused two lanes on a motorway to close.

Puppy farm probe sees 30 dogs found

14 January 2021
Puppy farm probe sees 30 dogs found

As lockdown dog prices soar police have arrested three people and found 30 dogs, a stun gun and drugs during a puppy farm investigation.

Companies urged to introduce safety measures after cyclist's death

14 January 2021
Companies urged to introduce safety measures after cyclist's death

A coroner has written to two companies asking them to consider new safety measures following the death of a cyclist on a dual carriageway.

Complaints to Trading Standards more than double in lockdown 3

13 January 2021
Complaints to Trading Standards more than double in lockdown 3

Complaints from the public about businesses breaking Covid-19 rules have more than doubled since non-essential businesses were ordered to close.

Council leaders call on government to review Early Years funding

13 January 2021
Council leaders call on government to review Early Years funding

Council leaders have asked the government to issue clearer guidance on funding for Early Years as a matter of urgency as many nurseries risk closure.

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Date set for vintage transport show

13 January 2021
Date set for vintage transport show

Organisers of a heritage car exhibition have set the date for this year's show as they remain hopeful it will be able to go ahead.

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Lorry strikes railway bridge

11 January 2021
Lorry strikes railway bridge

Train services were disrupted after a lorry hit a railway bridge on a narrow road.

Park lake floods footpaths after weather warning

07 January 2021
Park lake floods footpaths after weather warning

Footpaths popular with walkers during lockdown have been submerged after a park lake burst its banks.

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Event centre transformed into mass testing site

07 January 2021
Event centre transformed into mass testing site

A showground usually reserved for concerts and large events has been transformed into a symptom-free coronavirus testing site by the army.

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Woman taken to hospital after flat fire

05 January 2021
Woman taken to hospital after flat fire

A woman has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after a fire broke out at a block of flats.

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MP calls for exams to be cancelled

04 January 2021
MP calls for exams to be cancelled

A Kent MP is calling for all exams to be scrapped and replaced with teacher assessed grades after a year of 'fundamental disruption'.

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Care home brings colour to resident's wedding snaps from 63 years ago

31 December 2020
Care home brings colour to resident's wedding snaps from 63 years ago

A care home resident's wish came true when her wedding photo from six decades ago was transformed into colour thanks to a member of staff.

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