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Mums reveal stark reality of emergency housing hell

12 January 2022
Mums reveal stark reality of emergency housing hell

Two mums are among 80 families from one district put in homes outside the area – with demand soaring during the pandemic.

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'Drunken punters engaging in lewd act woke my children'

10 January 2022
'Drunken punters engaging in lewd act woke my children'

A furious neighbour says rowdy punters from a party pub are making life hell with unbearable drunken and offensive behaviour.

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First look at 1,500-home estate size of 94 football pitches

10 January 2022
First look at 1,500-home estate size of 94 football pitches

A new picture shows how a sprawling "neighbourhood" with a school, cafés and shops could look – as people are invited to have their say.

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Vaccine hub praised by Boris to relocate to PC World

30 December 2021
Vaccine hub praised by Boris to relocate to PC World

A Covid vaccination centre recently visited by the Prime Minister is being moved from a former call centre building to a vacant store.

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Fury as play area churned up by thoughtless bikers

30 December 2021
Fury as play area churned up by thoughtless bikers

A play area has been left with muddy tracks running through it after nuisance bikers used it as a racecourse.

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Thieves swipe safe from seaside hotel

30 December 2021
Thieves swipe safe from seaside hotel

Detectives are hunting three men who stole an industrial safe from a hotel two days after its CCTV systems were targeted.

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Panto cancelled as cast members test positive for Covid

30 December 2021
Panto cancelled as cast members test positive for Covid

The curtain has come down early on a pantomime after positive lateral flow results among the cast.

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Baby born 12 weeks early celebrates first Christmas

25 December 2021
Baby born 12 weeks early celebrates first Christmas

A baby born 12 weeks early has smashed her milestones to make it to her first Christmas.

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Bah Humbug! Pensioners told to take down Christmas lights

24 December 2021
Bah Humbug! Pensioners told to take down Christmas lights

Residents living in retirement apartments say they were told to take down a string of Christmas lights or face a bill.

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CCTV image released after report of attempted burglary

23 December 2021
CCTV image released after report of attempted burglary

Police investigating an attempted burglary have released an image of a man they want to speak to.

Hope town might finally get its Christmas lights

23 December 2021
Hope town might finally get its Christmas lights

A town has been left without Christmas lights this year due to problems with an underground cable - but there's still hope.

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Huge leisure complex plans for former Debenhams store

23 December 2021
Huge leisure complex plans for former Debenhams store

The sprawling site of a former department store could soon be home to restaurants, bars and leisure offerings such as 10-pin bowling and crazy golf.

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'Senseless' fly-tipping leaves rubbish piled up across district

17 December 2021
'Senseless' fly-tipping leaves rubbish piled up across district

A council has been left 'infuriated' as huge piles of rubbish – including an old bathroom, sofas and a TV – pile up at spots across a Kent district.

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Flower-filled boat installed after death of college worker

16 December 2021
Flower-filled boat installed after death of college worker

A unique memorial has been installed in memory of a much-loved member of college staff.

Kent pub famous for three-legged pig added to heritage list

16 December 2021
Kent pub famous for three-legged pig added to heritage list

A much-loved pub which once had a resident three-legged pig has been given special protection through the National Heritage List.

'I feel so unsafe I have to barricade the door'

13 December 2021
'I feel so unsafe I have to barricade the door'

A mum says she has been left with no choice but to barricade herself in her council flat with her young son due to feeling so unsafe.

'Cultural' nightspot faces licence review over noise

12 December 2021
'Cultural' nightspot faces licence review over noise

Fed-up residents living in flats above a popular venue claim they are having to live with loud music, drunken cheering and whooping.

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Anger at fresh plans for housing next to SEN school

10 December 2021
Anger at fresh plans for housing next to SEN school

Parents of pupils at a special educational needs school have blasted a developer for resubmitting housing plans which were quashed in the High Court.

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Police drop criminal case over baby death

09 December 2021
Police drop criminal case over baby death

Kent Police has confirmed it will not be prosecuting a hospital trust over the death of a baby boy due to 'unrealistic prospect of conviction'.

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Craig David announces Kent gig

09 December 2021
Craig David announces Kent gig

The hugely popular star is set perform one of his critically acclaimed TS5 shows at a theme park next summer.

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