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'I’ll be lucky to take £30 as nobody is using the beach'

24 May 2024
'I’ll be lucky to take £30 as nobody is using the beach'

Beachgoers in part of Kent are concerned after restrictions were issued on two of its award-winning beaches days before the bank holiday weekend.

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Chris Packham urges people to join march against 2,000 new homes in Kent

23 May 2024
Chris Packham urges people to join march against 2,000 new homes in Kent

A TV presenter is urging people to join a march against a huge new housing development this weekend - describing it as “another threat to nature”.

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Historic Martello tower to open as holiday let by end of year

21 May 2024
Historic Martello tower to open as holiday let by end of year

The owner of a historic Martello tower says the site should open as a holiday let by the end of the year.

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‘Council is prioritising potholes over our children’

21 May 2024
‘Council is prioritising potholes over our children’

Council bosses have been accused of prioritising holes in the road over children amid fears about a youth club’s future.

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Opening date revealed as town's market to finally return after three years

20 May 2024
Opening date revealed as town's market to finally return after three years

Stallholders will be back in business after losing their town centre pitches three years ago.

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Plans for huge solar farm set to be snubbed

20 May 2024
Plans for huge solar farm set to be snubbed

Proposals to roll out a sprawling solar farm capable of powering more than 9,000 homes are on the cusp of being ditched.

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Bake Off star and wife pump £80k into trying to save Kent pub

17 May 2024
Bake Off star and wife pump £80k into trying to save Kent pub

A landlady has told a council meeting how she and her husband Paul Hollywood have spent huge sums trying to save her family’s village pub.

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‘I have cancer and can’t live like this any longer!’

13 May 2024
‘I have cancer and can’t live like this any longer!’

A pensioner with cancer says the stress of living in a flat ridden with mould has left her unable to sleep.

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Villagers battling to stop pub run by Paul Hollywood’s wife from becoming house

13 May 2024
Villagers battling to stop pub run by Paul Hollywood’s wife from becoming house

Residents are battling to stop a Grade II-listed village pub run by Paul Hollywood's wife from being “lost forever”.

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Huge victory for residents as sewage plant refused

11 May 2024
Huge victory for residents as sewage plant refused

Controversial plans for a sewage plant to treat 6,000 new homes have been thrown out following concerns over “intolerable odours”.

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Extra funding secured to repair key part of historic landmark

10 May 2024
Extra funding secured to repair key part of historic landmark

A £6.6 million restoration project to preserve one of Kent’s most historic assets has received a significant boost with further grant funding.

Opening date revealed for new seafront play park

09 May 2024
Opening date revealed for new seafront play park

An opening date has been revealed for a new play park on a popular Kent beach.

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Hour-long queues snake round car park after charging hikes

09 May 2024
Hour-long queues snake round car park after charging hikes

Frustrated theatre-goers were forced to stand in an underground car park for more than an hour - just to queue to pay for parking.

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‘We don't want to close theatre but need to find £20k’

08 May 2024
‘We don't want to close theatre but need to find £20k’

A town’s only theatre has issued a plea for help as it tries to raise £20,000 to secure its future.

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Historic cafe to move while £6.6 million refurb gets underway

05 May 2024
Historic cafe to move while £6.6 million refurb gets underway

A beloved seafront cafe is set to relocate while the grand restoration of its historic home gets underway.

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‘I want to make this backstreet pub reach its full potential’

03 May 2024
‘I want to make this backstreet pub reach its full potential’

The new landlord of a backstreet pub says he wants to make the venue reach its full potential by hosting gigs and making it a “community hub”.

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Biker's fury as potholes cause £500 damage

03 May 2024
Biker's fury as potholes cause £500 damage

A motorcyclist who struck a pothole fears one scattered on the county’s roads could one day throw him from his bike and seriously hurt or kill him.

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‘It’s like living in a box’

01 May 2024
‘It’s like living in a box’

Angry bungalow owners feel like they are “living in a box” after new houses were built on land behind their gardens.

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New urban woodland spaces to see 4,000 trees planted

30 April 2024
New urban woodland spaces to see 4,000 trees planted

Urban mini-woodland spaces are set to be created with hundreds of new trees planted in a district’s bid to become carbon neutral this decade.

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14 tonnes of litter collected from major port route

30 April 2024
14 tonnes of litter collected from major port route

A huge operation to remove litter and debris along a major route has been carried out collecting 14 tonnes of waste.

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