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Matt Leclere

Matt Leclere joined the KM Group in 2013 as a reporter for the Folkestone and Hythe Express before moving to the Thanet Extra and Faversham news in 2019. Later that year he became chief reporter for the Medway Messenger, Gravesend Messenger and Dartford Messenger.

Police cordon off area near supermarket

01 May 2022
Police cordon off area near supermarket

A police cordon has been put in place near a Tesco supermarket as officers stand guard around a suspected crime scene.

Missing pensioner found after fears for safety

01 May 2022
Missing pensioner found after fears for safety

A pensioner reported missing has been found safe and well by police after an investigation to help find him.

Fire breaks out inside home

03 April 2022
Fire breaks out inside home

Firefighters have been battling a fire at a home in which residents had to escape from the burning house.

£2.6m roadworks end date finally confirmed

01 April 2022
£2.6m roadworks end date finally confirmed

After months of delays and traffic restrictions, a major road junction upgrade is finally set to end.

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P&O cancellations enter 10th day

27 March 2022
P&O cancellations enter 10th day

Ferry service cancellations by disgraced operator P&O have entered their 10th day with the company now having lost millions since sacking 800 staff.

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Couzens charged with sexual offences

25 March 2022
Couzens charged with sexual offences

A former police officer convicted of murdering a young woman has been further charged with alleged indecent exposure in a Kent town.

Beer robbery suspect 'headbutted off-duty police officer'

24 March 2022
Beer robbery suspect 'headbutted off-duty police officer'

An off-duty police officer was injured after a suspected thief reportedly headbutted him while trying to steal beer.

Asda worker 'attacked and racially abused'

24 March 2022
Asda worker 'attacked and racially abused'

An Asda worker was reportedly attacked and racially abused by a woman inside the shop as police launch an investigation.

Changes to tip slot booking system

18 March 2022
Changes to tip slot booking system

The council has changed its household waste centre booking system meaning residents will be able to book a slot sooner.

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Thug stamped on woman's head in front of children

18 March 2022
Thug stamped on woman's head in front of children

A violent thug who stamped on a woman's head repeatedly during a savage attack then pushed and elbowed a police officer has been jailed.

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Woman arrested as 'stolen' tools returned to owner

16 March 2022
Woman arrested as 'stolen' tools returned to owner

A woman has been charged after a bag of tools was reported stolen from a van.

Tunnel to close for 10 nights

14 March 2022
Tunnel to close for 10 nights

Roadworks will see the closure of a busy road tunnel for 10 nights as part of a wider scheme of upgrades.

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Kent batter Crawley hits century in West Indies

11 March 2022
Kent batter Crawley hits century in West Indies

Kent batter Zak Crawley has hit his second century for England during the first Test against West Indies.

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Man walking on A2 near Bluewater detained

11 March 2022
Man walking on A2 near Bluewater detained

A man seen walking along the busy dual carriageway has been detained after it emerged he was suspected of entering the UK illegally.

Delays after two crashes on M20

11 March 2022
Delays after two crashes on M20

A multi-vehicle crash is causing traffic delays on the M20 with traffic stopped.

Nuisance beggar banned from streets

11 March 2022
Nuisance beggar banned from streets

A prolific beggar who had been causing a nuisance to shoppers and businesses in a town centre has been banned from loitering in the streets.

Explosions heard as 10 crews tackle huge industrial fire

11 March 2022
Explosions heard as 10 crews tackle huge industrial fire

Firefighters are tackling a large fire at an industrial unit with crews from 10 engines and a height vehicle battling the flames.

Ukraine refugees travelling 70 miles in visa process 'nonsense'

10 March 2022
Ukraine refugees travelling 70 miles in visa process 'nonsense'

Refugees trying to flee war-torn Ukraine being forced to travel between centres in France to get a UK visa has been branded "nonsense" by a Kent MP.

Next phase of garden city homes approved

10 March 2022
Next phase of garden city homes approved

The next phase of new homes at a 15,000-home garden city development has been approved by planners.

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Former nightclub reopens as sports bar after £400k refurb

10 March 2022
Former nightclub reopens as sports bar after £400k refurb

A new sports bar has opened in a former town centre nightclub following a £400,000 revamp.

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