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Van robber beat man with bat in row over lighter

03 March 2022
Van robber beat man with bat in row over lighter

A van robber has been jailed for a serious assault in which he hit the victim with a wooden bat.

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The 13 days of seafront closures to film Hollywood movie

03 March 2022
The 13 days of seafront closures to film Hollywood movie

A notice for 18 days of road closures reveals when streets in a seaside town will be shut over the next two months for filming of a Hollywood movie.

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Blood, bodily fluids and needles force closure of public toilets

03 March 2022
Blood, bodily fluids and needles force closure of public toilets

Council chiefs have been left with no choice but to shut some town centre toilets due to anti-social and criminal behaviour.

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Main road to be shut in both directions

25 February 2022
Main road to be shut in both directions

A major route will be closed with diversions in place while roadworks are carried out.

Campaigners' joy after housing plan refused

25 February 2022
Campaigners' joy after housing plan refused

A developer's plan to build 74 homes on part of a 'green wedge' has been refused by council planners.

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Huge retail shake-up at shopping centre

25 February 2022
Huge retail shake-up at shopping centre

Three national chains are to move into a large vacant store at a Kent shopping centre.

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'Any restrictions would be the end of us'

18 February 2022
'Any restrictions would be the end of us'

Residents and bosses of a live music venue have been told to 'work together' to resolve noise dispute following a four-hour council hearing.

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'I may as well be on the dancefloor in Fabric nightclub'

15 February 2022
'I may as well be on the dancefloor in Fabric nightclub'

Distressed residents living above a ‘cultural arts venue’ are pleading for something to be done about late-night music making their lives hell.

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Hospital's emergency department set for huge expansion

10 February 2022
Hospital's emergency department set for huge expansion

An emergency department at one of Kent's hospitals is to expand with a new urgent treatment centre and improved paediatric facilities

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'He has survived the odds so we want him to really live'

04 February 2022
'He has survived the odds so we want him to really live'

A disabled five-year-old needs a lightweight wheelchair so he can join in with his friends at school.

Vandals target new outdoor art box

03 February 2022
Vandals target new outdoor art box

A new art box displaying work by a world-renowned artist was targeted by vandals who tore down posters.

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Affordable housing slashed - but 250 new homes approved

03 February 2022
Affordable housing slashed - but 250 new homes approved

The number of affordable homes to be built at a new 250-home estate will be slashed by almost half.

'My teenage daughter was suicidal... so they sent her to Manchester'

03 February 2022
'My teenage daughter was suicidal... so they sent her to Manchester'

With just 11 inpatient beds available in Kent for children with mental health disorders, one 13-year-old was placed in a hospital 280 miles away.

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Calls to shut down 'lawless' town late at night

31 January 2022
Calls to shut down 'lawless' town late at night

A petition has been launched calling for something to be done about late-night violence in a Kent town.

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CCTV images released after attempted burglary

27 January 2022
CCTV images released after attempted burglary

CCTV images have been released following a report of an attempted burglary.

Beer pong and cocktails at new 'next level' night spot

27 January 2022
Beer pong and cocktails at new 'next level' night spot

A new night spot with beer pong, ping pong tables and a 'killer' DJ is set to open in the spring.

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From celebrity bashes to the African wilds - a day in the life of Kent diamond dealer

22 January 2022
From celebrity bashes to the African wilds - a day in the life of Kent diamond dealer

A diamond dealer from Kent has shone a light on his life rubbing shoulders with global superstars and sidestepping African warlords.

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Maternity staff quizzed as part of baby-scandal review

20 January 2022
Maternity staff quizzed as part of baby-scandal review

An independent review into a baby death scandal at a Kent hospitals trust is almost complete with the findings expected in the summer or autumn.

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Head praised as worst-performing school gets 'good' Ofsted

20 January 2022
Head praised as worst-performing school gets 'good' Ofsted

A secondary school previously told to improve by Ofsted due to its weak teaching and low results has been rated 'good'.

Iconic Kent landmark set for Hollywood makeover

13 January 2022
Iconic Kent landmark set for Hollywood makeover

Plans have been submitted to temporarily replace the signs on one of Kent's most famous attractions for the filming of a new feature film.

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